In the footsteps of Pythia - the modern practice of divination
A weekend retreat exploring divination led by experienced professional diviners Graham Ibell, Fern Mercier & Anita Mortlock, 16th to 18th August 2019, Strathean Retreat, Otaki, New Zealand.
$390 for the weekend if $100 deposit received by 31st July, $420 thereafter
Humans have always asked for guidance - whether from the ancestors, the gods, nature or the unconscious. Until recently this was carried out by a trained seer, a shaman, priestess or priest. We are now being called to develop our own personal conversation with the divine, hence many are using various divination systems regularly in our own lives, whether the quick flip of a coin to make a simple decision or the slow contemplative spread of cards to help us clarify a preoccupying issue.
This retreat provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work with different divinatory systems, share and learn new approaches and methodologies, discuss the ethical, philosophical and archetypal dimensions, and offer insight and reflection on each others divinations. Sessions will be focused around four major divinatory methods: the Tarot, the Runes, Astrology and the I Ching, but others may also be included, including dream work, nature divination and more.
Ideally you will have some background in one or more of these main systems, but this is certainly not essential. What is most important is openness, trust, and the ability to work with symbol.