As we travel from the roots to the Crown, we will explore how interacting with the different layers or realms of the Tree of Life transforms the consciousness and opens one to the flow of Magick.
We will start the transformative journey with a fire ceremony to honor the holy day of Beltane and create a magickal journal/book that can be used throughout the immersion to capture insights and understandings. Then we descend into the Underworld to nourish the roots, our as well as the World Tree’s. From the depths of the Underworld, we will enter the world of Faerie, that which brings the old Magicks from the heart of the Earth up to the surface. By learning to extend one’s mind we can begin to communicate with the otherworldly beings. Which by itself changes our perception of the world.
As we move to the surface, to the lands of the Sun and the body of the tree, we step onto the paths of the Mystic and the Magician. They are the paths of the empowered human. This includes using Alchemical techniques to cultivate the Cauldron of Becoming and Transformation then spiraling up to the Cauldron of the Heart before reaching up to the Crown and the Cauldron of Stars.
Step onto the path of the Magician by learning the fundamentals of Magick and ritual work and developing relationships with the elemental energies and beings and coming into communion with the Archangels and Planetary energies.
Through the path of the Mystic, we open ourselves beyond the planetary energies to the Stellar realms, expanding the consciousness into the infinite ocean of Stars
In this week you will:
This immersion presents a blending of the timeless wisdom of the Kabala and the mysterious Celtic magickal traditions. It will imbue the participants with a strong foundation for working within the Magickal currents that permeate our reality, as well as learning how to develop relationships with Spirit Being.
Journeying through the worlds of consciousness with Jory Barnes:
During the journey of the immersion we will step into the Underworld to establish contact with the Dark Goddess to nourish our roots and surrender into the Mysteries of the Divine Feminine. She is that which holds us up. We will move into crossroads to come into communion with our faerie co-walker, an ally from the Otherworld that allows us to access the broad spectrum of energies that aren’t usually available to us. This alliance also gives us the resources to start re-harmonizing ourselves and the land we live on with the Primal world, which is Faerie. Then we will work on crafting the Cauldron of the Stars and opening our consciousness to the Stellar realms. This open consciousness can lead to connection and interaction with the Star beings and communication of new light energies and insights. Jory will be using Alchemical techniques to transform the energetic body, build the Cauldrons of Transformation and Heart, and become a vessel for light through, meditations, and an Elemental Qi Gong set, magickal tools, and the process of ritual work.
Shamanic Journeying on the Tree of Life with Robert Sullivan - “Chi”:
Our journey will begin by connecting and developing a relationship with the luminous energy field of our bodies, which contains all personal and ancestral memories, positive and negative, and is the energy body we use for shamanic journeying. We will begin in the lower world, which is the Garden of Eden, our primordial beginning. In this early paradise our lost soul parts remain in grace and innocence. By entering this world you can track and clear old wounds and retrieve those lost parts of your soul and complete your perfected authentic self. The lower world represents our past with information recorded in the subconscious mind. The upper world is our future and represents the higher frequencies of angels and other divine beings and is our super conscious mind. We will journey into this superconscious level of awareness to explore our relationship and connection with the angelic frequency. Chi’s work is based on The Tree of Life, which is a pattern of divine consciousness, superimposed within the framework of this energy field. It is the foundation for this field and reveals the structure, make-up and active energy for the Chakra’s which are the roots of the soul. For the shaman it is a working construct for healing at all levels.
Sweat Lodge with Robert Sullivan - “Chi”:
This Native American ceremony for perfection will include many traditions. We will honor these traditions but will continue our journey into the upper world to get more clarity around our relationship with this angelic frequency.
Heart Circle with Kaewyn Picard:
The Heart Circle is a sacred space to share from the heart, to be seen and feel safe. As we travel through the Immersion we will gather 3 times to discover what brought each of us to this place and time to receive these teachings. We will help you navigate any challenges that may come up during this deep dive into the realm of Spirit and self discovery.We encourage you to share inspirations and revelations. Finally, we will check in and help you feel centered before reintegrating with the rest of the world. No one is required to share in this space, but if you do, know that you will be held in safety and respect, supported by your community. I look forward to being in circle with you.
Community Beltane Ritual:
Beltane is a cross quarter day in the Wheel of the Year. It falls between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice and is a time of celebration! We call to The Nature Spirits, Gods & Goddesses, and our Faerie Kin to ignite the flames of passion, creativity, & inspiration that lives within us all. We light the sacred fires and jump the flame to ensure fertility of our crops and dreams. It is a time of self expression, ecstatic release, pleasure, and resounding joyful celebration. We welcome you to the Sacred Fire Ritual of Beltane ,Sunday April 30th, at Elsewhere Studio. Sing and laugh and dance and play and pray as we call in joy and abundance for the Valley and the world! All are welcome.
White Magick Kundalini with Andrea Ahava:
Andrea will be sharing her unique expression of this ancient lineage. Her Kundalini classes are based on the understanding that the modern practices are actually a sacred technology stemming from Ancient Egypt. Spiritual seekers transplanted these secret movements and rituals harnessing the Divine Creative Energy that dwells within. Migrating from Egypt to India, they became known as “Yoga”, and were taught only to the royalty. Modernized in the 1960’s, Kundalini Yoga was made accessible to Westerners, specifically as a tool to support the transition into the Aquarian Age.
Medicine Bags with Jory Barnes and Kaewyn Picard:
We will spend time learning how to make medicine or mojo bags. Through this process we will work with stones, herbs and magickal symbols to create talismans that will be empowered throughout the week.
Alchemical Journal making with Emaly June:
In this half day workshop we will embark on a step by step process of constructing our own magickal journals to keep, hone, and take home. This will become your magical record keeper of your personal process over this week. There will be an emphasis on the alchemy of up-cycling & how this, done in a small scale, creates large scale ripples in our ways of thinking, crafting, creating & belonging.. Come, unfold, fold, meditate, spell, craft and create a special book to record your unique magical process as it unfolds though the world of consciousness in this immersive week.
The art of imagination and paint with Willow Windgood:
The intention of this art time will be to bring illumination to an image that is calling to come forth from your inner landscape. I will help guid the process and provide a variety of water based paints and paper to play with that can be merged into your Magickal journal or stand alone. No prior art experience needed!
We have a relaxed arrival and departure day. If it works better for you to come the start day Saturday April 30th, and Leave on May 6th you will not miss anything important. And if you want to have time to land and relax by arriving on April 29th you are welcome, as well as relax and integrate on May 7th.
Kathy Swartz will be hand crafting delicious, organic and mostly local sourced, breakfast and Lunches during the immersion. This way you can fully settle in and be taken care of! You will be left on your own for dinners to collaborate with other participants or have downtime.
The Local Nomad, one block away from the Temple is providing lodging for out of town participants! You will need to book with them. Lodging prices run from $50 to $75 a night depending on rooms. There are comfy hangout spaces and a full kitchen available. Go to there website to find out more and to make a reservation:
Camping on site in the back yard is also an option. Please inquire if interested.
Please inquire about rates that do not include food and other discounts that maybe available if this price is out of reach.
The nearest air ports are in Montrose or Grand Junction. We are happy to help shuttle you from your flight to Paonia. If your purchasing a ticket we recommend getting a re-fundable flight as our cut off date to make sure we have enough registration for this immersion to fly is April 15th. Please inquire directly via email for more information in regards.
For questions please text or call Willow 970.201.1294