The Path to Powáka

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What is the Path to Powáka?

In the centuries-old tradition of the Panjii Seepe Midé Shawandasee Naubee, there is a Rite of Passage to adulthood. It requires great courage and stamina… only the dedicated pass the test.

In the WeWán Society, these methods have been adapted to modern times,  and the spirit of the Rite of Passage holds firm. Through commitment and dedication, trial and challenges, growth happens. Real. Personal. Growth.

Life-changing growth.

The Path to Powáka is the study and mastery of the Four Foundational Stepping Stones. When the Path is attained , a peaceful state of Life Balance is achieved. The Stepping Stones are the Secret to living a life in Balance and confidence.

Eliminate lifelong FEAR
Live outside of TIME
Rediscover true JOY
Develop meaningful  VISION

Through this carefully designed process of completing increasingly in-depth study Experiences, you gain a deeper and deeper understanding of the Stepping Stones. Through each Experience, the veil of Ancient Secrets is lifted a bit further… until at last, Mastery is obtained.

From Kindling the Fire to the Rite of Passage, each Experience advances the Sojourner to new ways of looking at the world and strongly encourages the habit of thinking for one’s self. Each experience is centered in guided training while teaching the skill of asking the hard questions and finding the answers deep within one’s own place of  truths.

Pódawe
Kindling of the Fire...
3 hour intimate gathering

An evening with the Shawano Wisdom Keepers. Spend a few hours with a small group of friends in a casual and relaxed setting. Learn about the concept of the Four Stepping Stones and gain insight into the Path to Powáka. Meet like-minded people who will be your fellow Sojourners on the Path.

Nigáni
The Introduction...
a 3 day intensive study

For three highly focused days, learn the basics of the Stepping Stones and begin to hone the habit of deliberate thought and internal answer-seeking. Attendance is granted through an application and interview process. Nurture relationships with others on the Path who will become your Lodge community.

Pináshka
The Long Journey...
a 7 day immersive discovery

Delve deeper into releasing fears, stepping away from the clock, nurturing personal joy, and discovering the who and why that you are. Become aware of the Fifth Central Stone and how it coalesces the Foundational Four. Immerse yourself in the lessons, discover your own deep personal truths, and gain a new outlook to the rest of your life. Experience the most powerful week of personal growth in your life to date.

Powáka
The Rite of Passage...
a year long commitment

The fourth Experience on the Path to Powáka requires immense commitment and personal challenge. Attendance is by invitation only. Throughout a twelve month period, you will attend four one-week intensives, each focusing specifically on one Stepping Stone at a time. Each one-week intensive is held in a carefully selected exotic and luxurious location where the spotlighted Stepping Stone is in full focus. At the end of the 12 months, Sojourners gather for a two-week, totally immersive, Experience which will recap all Four Stepping Stones and reveal how they are used together to attain ultimate life Balance. On the final day, Mastery is awarded ceremoniously to each Powáka Candidate, and a grand celebration is shared amongst all Sojourners.

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A community, both physical and virtual, consisting of five Lodges whose members are studying the Path to Powáka. Each Lodge represents increasing depth of knowledge and experience. Members enjoy the camaraderie of others who are at the same level of study, mingle at Lodge events, and engage in enlightening discussions on their Path to Powáka.

Regularly scheduled Lodge events are held to allow advancement to the next level of community. Walk as far along the Path as you like, at a pace which is comfortable to you. You may stay as long as you like in any Lodge or move quickly along the Path as you grow.

On this Journey, you will create lasting bonds with like-minded companions, deepen your understanding of the basic essentials to living a balanced life, and forever change your outlook to one of inner peace and empowerment.


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Ahinábi (The Observers)

First Lodge of the WeWán Society

This is the singular gate, the entry Lodge to your Journey on the Path to Powáka. As novices you gather here to learn more about the WeWán Society and discover clues to your future. Get answers to basic questions, familiarize yourself with the Path, and take the time you need to decide when to take your first step towards Powáka. Meet other Observers who are your fellow Travelers on the Path to Powáka.

As Ahinábi you are at the
very beginning of your Journey.

Qualifications

  • Earnest desire to study – and master – the Four Foundational Stepping Stones of the Path to Powáka
  • Desire to
    • Eliminate lifelong FEAR
    • Live outside of TIME
    • Rediscover true JOY
    • Create an impactful VISION for your future
  • Opt in to join the WeWán Society using the form on our website

Benefits

  • FREE access to the Ahinábi section of the WeWán Society membership site – Textual/Audio/Video content – basic information on the Four Foundational Stepping Stones of the Path to Powáka and preparation for the Pódawe Experience
  • Personal invitations to the Pódawe Experiences happening near you. (You must successfully complete a minimum of one Pódawe Experience to qualify for membership in the Sagáni Lodge.)
  • Freedom to remain in this Lodge indefinitely or deepen your study to qualify for the Lodge of the Sagáni
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Sagáni (The Initiates)

Second Lodge of the WeWán Society

You have made your initial step on the Path to Powáka and have an awareness of the Four Foundational Stepping Stones. Your entry into the Lodge of the Sagáni allows you to deepen your knowledge and begin to control the foundational aspects of your life. Your relationships with your fellow sojourners grow in your study together as Initiates.

You have taken your first step onto
the Path to Powáka.

Qualifications

  • Attend (at least one) Pódawe Experience (Kindling of the Fire – a 3 hour intimate gathering)
  • Successfully complete the study assignment given to you at the Pódawe
  • Commitment to build your knowledge and relationships within the Lodge of the Sagáni

Benefits

  • One year of FREE online membership at the level of Sagáni
  • Exclusive access to study texts, audios, videos and online community which will deepen your knowledge of the Path to Powáka and prepare you for the Nigáni  Experience
  • Pódawe Study Text
  • Passport to Powáka – to document your journey on the Path – with Sagáni Lodge stamp
  • Receive your Sagáni Lodge Certificate of Achievement and Token
  • News about upcoming Lodge Level events – which include social gatherings of the WeWán Society
  • Special discounts at the Wisdom Keepers store
  • Invitation to host a Pódawe Experience at your own location
  • Shoníya Referral Rewards Program
  • Learn the requirements to enter the Lodge of the Mikádjige
  • Personal invitations to the Nigáni Experiences happening near you.
  • Personal invitation to the annual gathering of the WeWán Society – an event exclusive to those who are walking the Path to Powáka
  • Freedom to remain in this Lodge indefinitely or deepen your study to qualify for the Lodge of the Mikádjige
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Mikádjige (The Discoverers)

Third Lodge of the WeWán Society

You are deepening your path of Discovery with your fellow sojourners. You have, by your determination, committed yourself to increase your knowledge and awareness through the habit of observation and deliberate thought. You have a basic understanding of the Four Foundational Stepping Stones of the Powáka Experience and are now aware of the Fifth Central Stone.

You are firmly and intentionally
walking the Path to Powáka.

Qualifications

  • Attend (at least one) Nigáni Experience (The Introduction – a 3 day intensive study)
  • Successfully complete the course of study at the Nigáni Experience and be awarded your Certificate of Achievement and Token of the Lodge
  • Commitment to build your knowledge and relationships within the Lodge of the Mikádjige

Benefits

  • One year of FREE online membership at the level of Mikádjige
  • Exclusive access to advanced study texts, audios, videos and online community which will deepen your knowledge of the Path to Powáka and prepare you for the Pináshka  Experience
  • Nigáni Study Text
  • Your Passport to Powáka stamped for the Mikádjige Lodge
  • Receive your Mikádjige Lodge Certificate of Achievement and Token
  • News about upcoming Lodge Level events – which include social gatherings of the WeWán Society and special study events to prepare you for the Pináshka Experience
  • Shoníya Referral Rewards Program
  • Learn the requirements to enter the Lodge of the Minwaná
  • Personal invitations to the upcoming Pináshka Experiences
  • Personal invitation to the annual gathering of the WeWán Society – an event exclusive to those who are walking the Path to Powáka
  • Freedom to remain in this Lodge indefinitely or deepen your study to qualify for the Lodge of the Minwaná
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Minwaná (The Sages)

Fourth Lodge of the WeWán Society

The Path to Powáka comes clear to you now as you walk amongst the Sages. You have extensive knowledge and are practicing the Ancient Secrets of the Four Foundational Stepping Stones. As your life balances more perfectly than ever before, you are at peace and ready for the final leg of the Journey. You are in an elite group, as few have the dedication and stamina to travel this far.

In this revered Lodge, you sit with your fellow
seasoned travelers, in 
community, and
contemplate the final leg of the Path to Powáka.

Qualifications

  • Attend (at least one) Pináshka Experience (The Long Journey – a 7 day immersive discovery)
  • Successfully complete the course of study at the Pináshka Experience and be awarded your Certificate of Achievement and Token of the Lodge
  • Commitment to build your knowledge and relationships within the Lodge of the Minwaná

Benefits

  • Eighteen months of FREE online membership at the level of Minwaná
  • Exclusive access to advanced study texts, audios, videos and online community which will deepen your knowledge of the Path to Powáka and prepare you for the Powáka  Experience
  • Pináshka Study Text
  • Your Passport to Powáka stamped for the Minwaná Lodge
  • Receive your Minwaná Certificate of Achievement and Lodge Token
  • News about upcoming Lodge Level events – which include social gatherings of the WeWán Society, intensive study events in preparation for the Powáka Experience, and exclusive limited access to the Shawano Wisdom Keepers
  • Special discounts at the Wisdom Keepers store
  • Shoníya Referral Rewards Program
  • Learn the requirements to enter the Lodge of the Tagoshín
  • Personal invitations to the upcoming Powáka Experiences
  • Personal invitation to the annual gathering of the WeWán Society – an event exclusive to those who are walking the Path to Powáka
  • Freedom to remain in this Lodge indefinitely or deepen your study to qualify for the Lodge of the Tagoshín
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Tagoshín (The Masters)

Fifth Lodge of the WeWán Society

You have completed your journey and now sit in the Lodge of the Masters. The Four Foundational Stepping Stones are your solid base from which to use the most important Fifth Central Stone. Only the Masters have been taught this Secret. Through deep commitment and intensive study, you are qualified to be considered, by invitation only, for the privilege to enter  the Lodge of the Kekinówijiwedj, the Guides.

Use your wisdom well, for you are the future.

Qualifications

  • Attend (at least one) Powáka Experience (The Rite of Passage – a year long commitment)
  • Successfully complete the course of study at the Powáka Experience and receive all tokens, rights, and accolades bestowed upon the Masters
  • Commitment to continue to build your knowledge and relationships within all the Lodges of the WeWán Society
  • Receive a formal invitation to enter the Lodge of the Tagoshín

Benefits

  • FREE lifetime online membership at the level of Tagoshín
  • Exclusive access to advanced study topics only available to those who have completed the Path to Powáka
  • Powáka Study Set – in-depth texts of all Four Foundational Stepping Stones plus the Fifth Central Stone
  • Your Passport to Powáka completed with the Tagoshín Lodge stamp
  • Receive your Tagoshín Certificate of Achievement and Lodge Token
  • Path to Powáka ceremonial items bestowed only to the select few who complete the Journey
  • News about upcoming Lodge Level events – which include social gatherings of the WeWán Society and exclusive access to the Shawano Wisdom Keepers
  • Exclusive discounts and special products at the Wisdom Keepers store
  • Shoníya Referral Rewards Program
  • Personal invitations to upcoming advanced study events on topics which go beyond the Four Foundational Stepping Stones and Fifth Central Stone
  • Personal invitation to the annual gathering of the WeWán Society – an event exclusive to those who are walking the Path to Powáka
  • Personal invitation to the annual gathering of Powáka Masters – a luxurious event exclusive only to those who have completed the Journey
  • Freedom to remain in this Lodge indefinitely or learn how to qualify for the Lodge of the Kekinówijiwedj
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