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About Sacred Journeys

There is only Awareness.
Awareness helps us to access the inner teacher who guides us back to wholeness. Most human beings want to achieve greater success, more happiness and deeper intimacy. To accomplish these things requires a presence, a motivation and a focus of attention. It is an act of living in awareness.
You have the power to choose & change your reality.
Sacred Journeys is founded in an ancient lineage of knowledge and teachings known as Medicine Wheels inherited from the Twisted Hair elders, a select group of indigenous teachers and healers from North, South and Central America (known as Turtle Island).  

This form of shamanism demonstrates an intimate and profound understanding of science, nature, psychology and physiology – all the ingredients that equip us with the most efficient way to wake up, claim the best of ourselves and carry that excellence forward.

Twisted Hair elders were medicine women and men who dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge from all sources and all walks of life. They walked a path of beauty and integrity and were respected for their wisdom and power. 

To them, hair represented knowledge, so rather than only working within a single tradition they devoted themselves to travelling Turtle Island, braiding and weaving their knowledge and understanding of the world. They open-heartedly shared this knowledge with those committed to seeking balance, harmony and healing.

This sacred knowledge of the universal laws, the human psyche, ancient healing techniques, alignment and communication with the elements of nature, ceremonial alchemy, controlled dreaming and spiritual awakening has been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years and endured the test of time.

We are honoured to be a part of this Twisted Hair lineage and it is our privilege to uphold this tradition by sharing the knowledge, wisdom and ceremonies with you, with the same integrity and spirit that our teachers had when they shared the teachings with us.

To sum up, Lou Worldweaver’s multifaceted skills and mastery in a wide range of fields is to call him an artist. Whether he’s teaching students, leading a ceremony, cooking a meal, having a conversation or making love, Lou engages with them all as artistic expressions of one’s beauty. He has made it his life’s mission to weave beauty into his life as well as empowering others to do the same for themselves.
Weaving Willow
Laurel Weaving Willow is a medicine woman. She honours & celebrates her role as a mother, daughter, sister, lover, mentor & teacher. She weaves healing medicine into the fabric of all life, sharing the wisdom of her womb through the mantle of the matriarch. She is able to direct one’s attention to the heart of the matter, to see what needs to be seen, feel what needs to be felt & heal the wounding deep within.
Situated in the picturesque Valley of 1000 Hills, midway between Durban & Pietermaritzburg, the RETREAT CENTRE takes you away from the busy-ness of the world so you can focus on your own personal needs. There are no televisions, radios, magazines or electronic devices & cellphones are strongly discouraged. This means outside distractions are limited, allowing you the time to immerse yourself in your journey & bask in the healing energy that this sacred ceremonial space provides.  

Our residential RETREATS, PROGRAMS & TRAINING incorporate a variety of experiences to provide you with profound healing, transformational growth, personal development & holistic wellness. They include teachings by skilled facilitators, tools for application, hands-on learning opportunities, integration exercises, purification processes & ceremonial components.

Some of our courses are available ONLINE.

Lou Worldweaver and Laurel Weaving Willow are also available for PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS & READINGS.

Sacred Journeys also hosts regular COMMUNITY GATHERINGS, a great way to forge deeply meaningful connections & and share space with other like-minded seekers as we foster an attitude of mindfulness, mutual respect & consideration.

Surrounding the Centre, you will find our unique medicine wheel gardens, who have much to share with you. You can either explore the gardens on your own, or use one of our guided ceremonies.

Wind yourself into the Tapu’at Labyrinth (meaning  “Mother-Child”) as you feel her rhythm of new life springing up inside you. Spiralling into her centre, you will meet Grandfather Baobab, who gently whispers his song of wisdom.  

Lighten your spirit by playing with the faeries in the Tolilaqui Garden or let the sound of the trickling waters flow intimately into your heart. Align to the heartbeat of the earth as you step into the welcoming embrace of the Women’s Garden.

Harmonize yourself with this open air orchestra as you merge your senses with the exquisite sunsets and the breathtaking views of the valley.  

The Flowering Tree Ceremony guides you around the medicine wheel so you can identify what is holding you back from fully manifesting your Dream.  

The Medicine Wheel Walk opens doorways to each direction of the wheel so you can look into the different aspects of your self and reclaim the lost parts of your wholeness.  

The Nature Walk Talk creates an opportunity to communicate with and listen to the worlds of Grandmother Earth: the minerals, plants, animals and humans. Walk and talk with these worlds, allowing them to become your teachers and guides.

Learn to silence your mind and take command of your inner world as you listen to and learn from the outer world.   We invite you to give us a call so you can come and visit us to experience one of these simple yet profound ceremonies.