This HIGH PRIESTESS became at age 21the youngest PEDANDA in Bali.
During her powerful MELUKAT (Hindu Purification Ritual) the “Water Priestess”, as she is known now, pours large amounts of holy water on the attendants.
For decades in Bali, High Priests have always been men, elderly men (more seldom, elderly women), traditionally born in the highest BRAHMAN caste. In Bali, there are four castes: SUNDRA, lowest caste (peasants); WESIA (warriors, traders and some nobility); KSATRIA (Royal Family), and BRAHMAN (Priests and Pedandas).
And here she is: a woman! So young: Aged 21! Born in the lowest Sundra caste!
How did it happen that she became a High Priestess, breaking all the traditional "rules" of age, gender, caste!
Meet her, take part in her Melukat and ask her more about her extraordinary story...
MELUKAT, WHAT TO EXPECT?
- Aura cleansing (where diseases start),
- Purification of body, mind and emotions,
- Clearing negative energies;
- Reconnecting with one’s guides & intuition,
- Contacting one's “Inner Voice”, binding with one’s soul.
The High Priestess prays, chants mantras, performs mudras (sacred hand gestures), asking for the Spirit to be present.
- Flower offerings
- a braided bracelet (connection to one's guides and guardians)
- Holy Water (a lot, poured over you..)
- Rice to bless you with peace and abundance
Important: ahead of time have them written on paper with your full name (folded among the offerings)
Reflect about what you want to release, what you want to achieve.
Intentions are repeated silently DURING the Melukat
INTENTIONS are what you send to the Universe.
KEY is to express them
- at the PRESENT tense
- In POSITIVE terms
- as if ALREADY happening
Example: rather than "I hope my health will get better" => "My health is strong and flourishing"
Before the Melukat Ritual,spend a few minutes in silence, relaxed, eyes closed, focused on breath,repeating silently your intentions.
MEDITATION is meant to calm down the mind, relax, center your Self. It is not attached to any specific religion nor belief system..
PRAYING after the ritual is meant to express GRATITUDE for our lives, for whatever we have: a job, a family, a home, friends...
We also say our thanks to the SUN for its light, and to ALL the gods of all religions...
We guide you through the Balinese way of using the offerings and flower petals.
Be respectful of the Balinese traditions.
Long SLEEVED top (blouse / Shirt)
Sarong, scarf/sash at the waist, long hair in a bun
NO bare shoulders, NO tank top/singlet, NO Bermudas/shorts, please, thank you.
a change of DRY clothes + a towel as you will get quite wet!
a Snack + a drink /Thermos
We provide sarong and sash upon request.
• Offerings & incense
• TriDatu bracelet (connection to your spirit Guides)
• Donation to the Priestess, her helpers & family
• Time for MEDITATION and PRAYER,
• for photos, videos;
• for snack under pavilion overlooking the Jungle
• Our Facilitator joins the group when up to min 4 people; She offers a guided meditation;
• Whenless than 4 people, our English speaking Assistant drives you and accompanies you
~ Sarong, Sash upon request
*Please note the following information:
-This Journey is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons joinig. Along with our partner we will try our best to build groups of 4 from different requests. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Time to destination, from meeting point, is 1h30 minutes depending on traffic
-Please make sure to prepare some intentions before meeting the High Priestess.
-This journey involves a spiritual ritual. You should wear Balinese Temple gear. For either Men or Women (Sarong, Scarf/sash at the waist) as per the tradition. Make sure to wear long sleeves and long pants.
-Consider to bring a change of clothes and a towel as you will get quite wet. Plus, a Sweater or a Shawl (expect a cooler weather, the village is 700M up in the Highlands). Plus a snack & a drink /Hot Thermo
- Youngest High Priestess Healing Ritual is NOT POSSIBLE in High Season due to intense traffic.
1/ From Hotel to Meeting Point
You may either GO ON YOUR OWN (Taxi, Hotels shuttle, own Motorbike/Car, GOJEK,Taxi)
Ask for our PRIVATE PICK UP/DROP OFF service with OUR own driver (Ubud area ONLY) = + 50K Rp/Ride (75K Rp if 10Km radius Ubud)
NOTE: We do NOT provide Private Pick-Ups from Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua etc.
Please settle your transport from this area with your Hotel or Taxi. Make sure to be on time at our Meeting Point: consider an extra 30Min "comfort zone" from the southern part of the island, in case of traffic jam, procession, etc
2/ From Meeting Point to Ritual site:
Car drive, with our own driver ONLY = 500,000 IDR (one hour drive)
* Expenses shared between participants.
COMPULSORY: Payment for your transport to be settled
- upon arrival at Meeting Point,
- directly to our Driver,
- before leaving to activity site.
Kindly please follow our guidelines, so he does not feel embarrassed asking.. Thank you!
We do our very best to gather more people on the same date for economy and ecology reasons... and request you to please be ON TIME out of respect for all parties involved: Driver, other participants, priestess, Brahman etc.
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