THE 2023 COMMUNITY IS NOW DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
APPLICATION FOR THE 2024 INTAKE IS NOW OPEN.
In 2024, Study groups will be ordered geographically, with 2 groups running concurrently. These will be organised as:
Group 1: UK and Europe
Group 2: North America
I am blessed to have permission to help share the knowledge of The Four Altars with the backing of Alonso, and my own understanding from our work together on this and other projects. It is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and consider an honour. With all prayers in place, it is time to take this step.
We have found that studying as a community of individuals greatly deepens the experience of reading, practicing and learning. We are also able to meet good people, make friends, to share, and to learn together in a good way.
2024 will see a reworking of the wheel, with more emphasis on practical teaching , exercises and practices to support our learning.
To keep things simple, Study will initiate again on Monday, MARCH 18th 2024 around the time of the equinox. Our intention is to form a strong core or sangha who wish to take this step together in a meaningful way. This will be our third round of the spiral, ( my personal commitment is to open this space for 7 years ), this being our third intake of students of consciousness and life, and in true homage to the spiral nature of existence, there will be no beginning and be no end to the learning, should you wish to continue in following years. Most of what is going to be shared will be foundational, meaning that it is an entry to some of the other offerings this year, a deeper educational relationship with me, and in years to come.
Additional offerings that will help this learning for this year include Dieta ( March / April and September / October in Peru ).
Study will take place during the 6 months from around March Equinox to around September Equinox.
Our first month will be seed sowing, our introduction and initiation.
The following 4 months will be covering a different - yet sequential - topic of enquiry.
Month 2: The Altar of the Earth - incorporating our Ancestry, Masculine energy, creativity and relationship with Money .
Month 3: The Altar of the Water - incorporating Feminine energy, the emotional world, sexuality and sensuality.
Month 4: The Altar of the Fire - incorporating our relationship with Power, medicines, our mind and mental patterns.
Month 5: The Altar of the Air - incorporating our understanding of love, the heart and harmony.
Month 6 will be our rest and digest / integration / practice month, culminating with the closing of the circle for this year.
Our core mode of study will be through enquiry, reading, discussion, and sharing practices that help engage more fully with the material. Our core reading text is The Four Altars by Alonso del Rio, and to own a copy of this book, either in print or PDF is essential.
Through this study we will enhance our understanding of the 4 Elemental Altars of Life, the Earth, Water, Fire and Air and the teaching, clarification and healing contained in each one. These are the building blocks of our solid foundation of moving into the present with grace and envisioning and creating a deep and meaningful future. There is much to be learned. These elements are not only around us, but inside of us, cultivating healthy relation with them is incredibly beneficial to the life.
To keep it simple, this is the foundation. Then, there are optional ceremonial offerings also, such as prayer groups, meditation events and the Vision Quest and Dieta groups, both of which will be offered in 2024 and the following years.
In order to register commitment and continuing commitment, a financial contribution must be made of $77. You are welcome to donate more if you like - or - if this is beyond your reach at the moment, please be in touch as no-one will be excluded from the group due to financial hardship. Those that pay more also pay the way for those who have less, it all evens out in the end. This will be used to cover basic admin costs and support various projects in Peru.
We will meet every 2 weeks on a Monday evening online using the Zoom platform, sessions will be recorded so that those who are unable to attend that particular session will be able to catch up. This content will not be made available to anyone who has not enrolled in the study group.
Additional community support will be provided in a private Mighty Network.
If you are interested and can commit, then please send a message by the form below and more information will be given, or if you make the donation for the study, then the information will automatically be sent within a few days.