With Pam Montgomery

9am 22nd - 3pm 24th June 2018

The Rill Estate
Colston Road, Buckfastleigh
Devon TQ11 0LW

Sacred or Holy Basil [Ocimum sanctum] is a member of the mint, or Labiatae, family. Though it is closely related to the sweet basil [Ocimum basilicum] frequently used in cooking, Sacred Basil is a much more beneficial plant on many levels. Also known as ‘Tulsi’ or ‘The Incomparable One’, Sacred Basil is one of the most sacred plants in India. The herb has been valued for centuries because of its benefits for the mind, body, and the spirit. Not only is it a powerful adaptogen and antioxidant, on a metaphysical level it is a great protector and is worked with for soul retrievals, soul contracts and for connection to the divine.

A Plant Initiation is an opportunity to work deeply with a plant or tree where we not only receive personal healing but also become bonded with the particular plant and receive the plants healing gifts to then work with oneself, others or the planet. This very intimate sharing with a plant allows for guidance on many issues, opens doors of perception, brings healing on all levels and expands one’s consciousness. 

During this three day retreat we will be ingesting an elixir that has been prepared ceremonially to enhance the consciousness expanding qualities of the plant. While fasting we will ingest the elixir at various times throughout the three days. We will deepen with the plant and take on it's essence through shamanic techniques and practices including journeying, dreaming and transformational breathwork, Greenbreath. We will step into the initiatory experience of dismemberment which is a traditional shamanic way of dying to the old and being reborn into a new you. 

Our plant ally will aid us in ways known and unknown as we will leave space for the magic and mystery to emerge.

Book Your Place

£365 (plus PayPal fee of £14.60)
Includes 2 night's shared accommodation, refreshments 
and sunday feast.

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How To Prepare For The Initiation

You will be asked to prepare yourself ahead of time by not eating certain foods and refraining from certain activities. Entering an Initiation with clear body, mind and spirit is a kind of honoring of the Sacred Basil Teacher Plant, who is the initiator. It is with utmost respect that we approach these magnanimous beings as they lay the fertile ground for a deep transformative experience. You will emerge from this Initiation in a new skin. Be prepared to change your life!

Please note that the elixir we will be drinking contains a small amount of very watered down alcohol to fix and preserve it.

About Pam

Pam Montgomery is well known as one of the leading plant spirit healers in the world today. She received training from Empire State College in Alternative Health Education. She is the originator of Green Terrestrial Herbal Products of Vermont and was one of the founding members of the Northeast Herbal Association where she served as their president for four years. For a decade, Pam was on the Executive Council of the Board of Directors of United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to preservation of our native medicinal plants. Pam has organized the Green Nations Gathering, Spirit Healing Conference and the Healing With Flowers Conference.
Pam is the author of ‘Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness’ and ‘Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology’ published by Inner Traditions and a contributing author in ‘Planting the Future’.

Pam is an international educator of plant spirit healing and spiritual activism. She serves on the Vision Council of the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries helping to connect the heart of humanity with the heart of nature.

The Venue

Rill 1

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor amidst stunning countryside

Rill 6

Inspiring views across the hills


The courtyard, a relaxing and peaceful area that catches the sun

Rill 5

The main circular ceremony space

Rill 2

Dining room for the Sunday feast

Rill 3

Clean and comfy accommodation

The Rill Estate
Colston Road, Buckfastleigh
Devon TQ11 0LW

The Rill Estate is a stunning retreat centre situated at Buckfastleigh in the South Hams, South Devon and on the edge of Dartmoor. Accommodation is modern, comfy, clean and shared.

If you wish to stay at the retreat centre the night before the course there is accommodation available at £45 per person per night. You can book your accommodation by emailing emma.farrell@archetypeevents.com
Arrival time on the Thursday is between 4-9pm ONLY
Kindly note that there will be no dinner available on the Thursday evening when you arrive. We recommend either bringing your own or there is a pub about 5 minutes drive. 

The Rill Estate is  equidistant between Exeter and Plymouth, both 25 minutes away.
By car we are just 5 minutes off the main A38 Devon expressway.
Using the train we are three hours from London Paddington to Totnes and one and half from Bristol.
For full instructions on how to get to The Rill Estate - PDF downloadable document