3rd - 5th April 2020
Bella Rahka Retreat Centre, Oratia, Auckland, NZ.
This is the second retreat in the series of Embodied Astrology Trainings - see May 2019 below.
Astrology is normally learned through the intellect, whether it’s on-line, through books or classes or in conversations. Rarely do we have a chance to drop into a feeling sense of the zodiac signs, experience the planets directly in the body, notice the meaningful astrology that’s always alive in our world.
In this exciting retreat, building on their highly successful one last May, experienced astrologers Christine and Graham will be midwifing a journey into a direct astrological experience; one in which you will learn or deepen your astrology via movement, sensations, embodiment, dreams, synchronicities, conversations, subtle awareness, the imagination - in fact through all six senses!
In the footsteps of Pythia - the modern practice of divination
16th to 18th August 2019, Strathean Retreat, Otaki, New Zealand.
A weekend retreat exploring divination led by experienced professional diviners Graham Ibell, Fern Mercier & Anita Mortlock,
$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.