Earth Lodge Germany: August 5-11

What is Earth Lodge?

Earth Lodge is a gathering for people of all ages, a time and place where we come together to reconnect with nature, to celebrate Rites of Passage in the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path tradition, and to develop our abilities to let go of pain and self-pity and to meet our true selves.  Earth Lodge is a community, a celebration, a ceremony. This will be the 24th year for Earth Lodge in Germany.

Das Leben ändert sich – wir ändern uns – welche Werkzeuge haben wir, um mit diesen Veränderungen umzugehen? Wie können wir einzelne Situationen unseres Lebens nicht zu ernst nehmen? Wie können wir freudvoll mit der Veränderung tanzen, ohne unsere Energie zu verlieren? Die Earthlodge bietet funktionierendes Wissen an, wie wir Separation verhindern, wie wir uns mit Spirit wieder verbinden und ein gutes Leben entfalten können.

Is Earth Lodge in a big hotel?

Well, no. Earth Lodge is out in nature.  Earth Lodge Germany has several large tents for meetings and community gatherings, and provides simple and environmentally sound facilities and meals.  Those who come to Earth Lodge camp in their own tents.  To reconnect with nature, it helps to be close to her!

What about kids? Is Earth Lodge child-friendly?

Yes!  Earth Lodge has a strong Teen Lodge and Children’s Lodge, and facilitates Rites of Passage for those age groups as well as for adults.

Is Germany the only place with an Earth Lodge?

No – there’s also an Earth Lodge in Italy, which runs August 16-21. Earth Lodge Italy is in its 19th year.

La nostra vita è all’insegna del cambiamento. Il cambiamento è parte dei cicli naturali di cui facciamo parte.

Esistono momenti precisi in cui ognuno di noi sperimenta trasformazioni fisiche e della coscienza. Questi momenti li chiamiamo Riti di Passaggio, un viaggio negli inevitabili cambiamenti della vita. Riconoscere e accettare questi momenti significa predisporsi a vivere la propria esistenza creativamente, in connessione profonda con sé stessi, gli altri e con l’eternità.

Visit the Earth Lodge Germany site, or the Earth Lodge Italy site.

Volunteer Appreciation, Part 2

We would like to take another moment to say thank you to all the men and women who contribute their time and energy to DTMMS projects.  Specifically:

  • to those who make sure critical publications make it through the translation process from English into Italian, a big thank you!
  • to those who put in the research and compilation time to make sure our Board of Directors has the information they need to make good decisions – thank you!
  • to those who give of their time and skills to keep the various Sweet Medicine SunDance Path events going – a huge thank you!  (For example, Earth Lodge Italy and Earth Lodge Germany)

It is not possible to thank all of our volunteers at once – there are far too many of them.  So we will continue periodically to express our thanks.

Rites of Passage for All

The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society is committed to making rites of passage available to all who seek them. Every person goes through a maturation process during their lifetime. This maturation process helps each of us progress from one stage of life to another.  The rites of passage support this maturation and the ability of the individual to learn from and integrate experience.

The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society provides rite of passage teachings and ceremonies that address the full span of life:  from birth to death. These teachings and ceremonies reflect the basic foundational perspective that we must be in balance in all arenas in our life: emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and sexually.

In Europe, Rites of Passage ceremonies are offered through the family-oriented Earth Lodge programs in Germany and Italy (visit for more information).  For infomation on Rites of Passage ceremonies in the US, contact the DTMMS main office, or visit