... THIS STUDY GROUP HAS BEGUN AND IS IN FULL FLOW ...
APPLICATION FOR THE 2023 COMMUNITY IS NOW OPEN.
In 2023, Study groups will be ordered geographically, with 2 or 3 groups running concurrently. These will be organised - for example -
Group 1: North America and Group 2: Europe.
To co-ordinate with time zones and create local learning community and additional support. In order to keep the individual group membership manageable and intimate, North America may be split into 2 groups.
With the 2022 group we had over 70 students enrolled in the study, but in order to facilitate deeper personal connection and accountability, the 2023 intake will be limited to around half that size. Please consider this when making the commitment to study and taking your place in the circle.
To keep things simple, Study will initiate in March 2022 around the Equinox. Our intention is to form a strong core or sangha who wish to take this step together in a meaningful way. The first year's intake will be the pioneers of this initiative, 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, and in years to come.
Additional offerings that will help this learning for this year include Vision Quest and Dieta. These will be offered, Great Spirit willing, in the years to come also.
Study will take place during the 6 months from March Equinox to 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
Month 3: The Altar of the Water
Month 4: The Altar of the Fire
Month 5: The Altar of the Air
Month 6 will be our rest and digest / integration / practice month.
Our core mode of study will be through enquiry, reading, discussion, and embodiment practices to 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. Physical copies will be available again from October 2022.
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. To keep it simple, this is the foundation. Then, there are optional ceremonial offerings also, such as prayer / meditation circles and the Vision Quest and Dieta groups, both of which will be offered in 2023.
It 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.
In order to register commitment and continuing commitment, a small financial contribution must be made ( I will clarify this on request ). This will be used to cover basic admin costs and support an Amazon conservation project in Peru.
We will meet 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 closed social network group.
If you are interested and can commit, then please send a message by the form below and more information will be given.