Fri, Nov 20 | Luznas stacija

PROGRAM FULL - Where Three Worlds Touch: Soulcraft Practices

Where Three Worlds Touch: Soulcraft Practices for Dancing Between the Veils
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PROGRAM FULL - Where Three Worlds Touch: Soulcraft Practices

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – Nov 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Luznas stacija, Luzna, Targales pagasts, LV-3601, Latvia

About The Event

Place of event: Beautiful and silent place in the middle of the woods, 400 meters from the Baltic Sea. Map of the place

Limit: 6 persons

Costs: 550€, staying in a single room

Event description: 

You have experienced many worlds.  Surely, we all recognize that there are worlds within worlds.  Visions, dreams, numinous encounters in nature, synchronicities, moments of experiencing the profound sanctity of life: each reflects the possibility of encountering the world behind our daily reality.  This week at the Station in the forest by the sea we will explore portals to upper world and underworld states of consciousness.  Through meditations, work with dreams and deep imagination, art practices and wanders with the wild other-than-humans, we will experiment with finding and moving through portals between the worlds.  Might we become accomplished at resting in the ground of being, the spirit realm where all is One?  And perhaps this will support us in diving deep into the mythic realm of the animate world, where each creature knows its own name and its place in the tapestry of life.  When we become very still and at the same time deeply engaged with the wild world, it may be that we will discover some clue to our true nature, as poet David Whyte says, the truth at the center of the image you were born with.

This week our small group will meet daily with our guide, Sage Magdalene, via internet.  She will provide invitations for experiencing and exploring places where the veils are thin, portals where we might enter into other worlds, different realities, alternate states of being.  As the nights grow longer, as we move toward the deeper dark and cold of winter, there are opportunities for deep reflection and conversations between the Self and the Holy Others.

What the Old One is Thinking  

1  

Einstein unfurled formulas 

into the night -- strung them 

like prayer flags, humble offerings,

a mysterious conversation with eloquent

questions in a language few comprehend. 

"I want to know," he once said,

"what the old one is thinking." 

One night when the spangled heavens

undulated and seemed to drop

nearly close enough to touch stars,

I felt a sensing presence  --

not an animal, not a bird --

something unseen, perhaps unseeable,

curious, welcoming, reaching

toward me, as if bearing an invitation

from the imponderable beginning

of all things.

I was not afraid in that great

darkness.  I see you, I almost said

even though I saw nothing

but the yo-yoing stars, the silhouettes

of trees, the curve of land falling

toward the ocean.

And yet, I was enveloped in some

thing strangely familiar, as if there all

my life, unnoticed, and now delighted

by my attention, by my reciprocal pleasure --

like speckled birds we one day notice nesting

in a meadow we have cut a thousand 

times, unknowing.

Yes, I said, not knowing to whom -- everything

hinged on that outbreath -- and I began

a halting conversation in a language

I don't know how to speak, began

a clumsy dance, not knowing who

twirls me, lets go and vanishes, spins

off faraway, who returns sometimes,

always laughing -- and I laugh too,

as if I've heard the joke

told when the universe howled

itself into being.

I do not have Einstein's starry

mind, probing mathematics and chemistry

to apprehend the old one's patterned language.

This morning, I have only glyphs:  these

bison, osprey, dancing sandhill cranes,

plump cottonwood buds, this

granite heaved from the deep Earth, this

river racing with snowmelt, this

land greening beneath rain. This.  This.  

--Geneen Marie Haugen

The Guide:

Sage Magdalene: Sage is an artist creating experiences that promote radical shifts of consciousness leading to generous, generative, Earth-loving practices of ecological reciprocity. She designs collaborative international gatherings, performances and demonstrations that encourage cross-species communication and initiate quantum shifts in humanity's capacity to respond creatively and compassionately to current planetary crisis situations.

Sage is a guide and trainer for Animas Valley Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting the underworld journey to soul initiation for present and future generations. She has a gift for hearing and reflecting the deep stories of many beings. She invites people to thresholds and opens gates between worlds. She has been an educator, artist, dancer, and gate keeper in many ecosystems. Her greatest joy is to hear and converse with the wild others: moon, spider, frog, human, river and stars. She brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation. Sage lives in the Pojoaque River Valley, northern New Mexico, USA.

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