Let me first say that yes, I agree their wording is a little extreme and meant to attract people who aren't as stream lined as most are. A practicing Pagan would be turned off by their overly wishy-washy attempt at advertising their retreat. Saying that, I'd also like to add this.
I think Christianity is ridiculous. Completely ridiculous. Much like the majority of you think the thought of a place like this is ridiculous. I'm on board with natural healing, shamanism and MUCH of the things everyone else here seems to be laughing and scoffing at. Frankly, its degrading and insulting. I do not run around on this board and unload on organized religion due to the respect I have for those who believe and practice it. It seems like others didn't have that upbringing.
This is advertised on their page. This should not be laughed at:
Tune and raise your vibration through the powerful crystals of Gateway and healing sessions with the Herd
Discover the power of intention and how it manifests in your personal journey
Meditation and Journeying in the Spirit Lodge
Learn horse language, ground skills, and liberty play with Liz and the Herd
Practice alternative riding and bareback pads, treeless saddles, bitless riding with halters, reins, neck ropes, or nothing
Follow the Herd on the 320 acre land of old growth forests, meadows, lakes, and magical places
Take a guided tour to meet the powerful trees, rocks, and explore the chakras and vortices
Learn to see vortices, feel and see auras, and connect and communicate with all life
Learn animal and communication with all life through journaling, dowsing, opening to channel and trusting and refining your innate abilities
Using animal energies is not something "new" or "new age". Its an age old practice thats sadly been forgotten and literally banned through history.
You don't want to believe it? Thats fine. No one is forcing you to. No one is knocking on YOUR door and asking you to hear their good word. No one is trying to scare you with eternal ****ation if you refuse to think that way. No one is praying for your poor, sorry lost soul that one day you might see "the light", be redeemed and repent.
It is there for people who are interested. Not your cup of tea? Thats alright. No one is going to tell you that you are wrong.
I wouldn't do it. Its terribly expensive for an experience like that and I am already learning more under someone else. Would I go if it was actually afforable and close by? Probably. To see if they are true, and to see what I might be able to learn from them if they were.
Again, their wording is rather poor. Their prices are ridiculously high. That is the only thing I really see wrong here. I see absolutely no harm in what they're teaching.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music