Men- An Initiation Journey
1st- 5th September 2021
One of the things most missing on the planet is healthy, initiated men who know how to stand together and help birth a civilisation where the masculine and feminine energies are fully honoured, integrated and celebrated.
Like all transformations it begins as an inside job - offering ourselves to the evolutionary fires of initiation so that we become what we seek to bring into the world. This is the sacred journey of the modern spiritual warrior.
Old styles of masculine leadership are failing. Emerging leaders are comfortable with uncertainty rather than trying to control, they have trust in the unfolding mystery and can live the question rather than knowing the way.
They have redefined success as becoming deeply alive in the soul and body, rebuilding the bridge to the sacred dimension of existence as well as the earth itself. Their purpose is a living current of aliveness that can’t be contained in any mission statement or ideology.
Most importantly they have done the work of reconciliation and atonement between the dualities inside them. They are as comfortable leading from their feminine as their masculine, from the shamanic wisdom of their body as from the transcendent awareness of spirit. They can stand for the whole because they are whole.
During these five days you will go through a series of experiential journeys designed to support you in initiating yourself into that wholeness.
This event is for men* who are already engaged deeply with their soul work, their emotions, heart and their sexuality.
Facilitated by Bruce Lyon
Unify- Wild Love Relating
8th - 12th September 2021
Love is at the centre of all true relating and that love is wild.
This five day intensive is a deep dive into the essence of that love. Whether you are single or in any form of partnership, whatever gender or sexual orientation you identify with we welcome you.
What we seek most is a willingness to feel and face the heart of what love is and for it to ravish our world.
Unify- Wild Love Relating is a radical, tender and evolutionary journey into living this love at the core of everything.
Through the portal of our core we have the capacity to enter the sublime experience of ‘falling through’ another- galaxies merging into the singularity of ONEness together.
The love that arises as we actively dissolve separation of bodies, hearts and consciousness is one that most of us long for- the deep rest of coming home together.
There is nothing to hold and no-one to be, nothing else exists but the pure state of awakened love.
The experience of cores merging is boundless, resting beyond space and time, preceding any encasings of ‘human’.
We will delve into the paradox of acknowledging our eternal oneness while also being human and how to integrate these aspects into our experiences of love and relationship.
Unify penetrates to the core of our relating whether that be romantic partnerships, business associations, our relationship with the earth and our essential divinity. Whatever form your relationships take (open, poly, monogamous) the same formless love lives at the core.
This is not an intensive to fix your external relating, this is a shared journey through the core of your own heart. When we learn to place wild love at the centre our external relationships naturally transform.
What we will explore:
* Integrating polarity and gender identities
* Living and loving as personality, soul and spirit
* Eros and the ecstatic
* Core wounding of the heart
* Resetting existing relating
* Core merging
* Integrating group and individual relating
* The union of purpose and love
* The value of conflict and conscious war
Through ritual, shamanic journeys, group processes and temples we will explore the mysteries of wild love.
Hosted by Bruce Lyon & Winter Jade Icely
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The Temple Training- Heart Initiation
Monday 20 September - Friday 29th October 2021
Running in conjunction with Temple Trainings in Greece and Finland (links at end of description).
The Temple Training is a soul Initiation for pioneers of the heart. We open more deeply into the mysteries of love. Love of the soul, love of the dark and the wild love that flows from that place. We explore the integration of love through the three rings of spirit, soul and embodiment.
High Priestess Retreat
8-14 November 2021.
A mystical journey into the Soul
Standing between pillars of light and dark, the High Priestess, erotic as the deepest life force, is her sacred offering.
An initiation into the Sacred teachings of the High Priestess of Love
Reclaim the Power, Freedom and Wisdom of your unique Soul imprint
Birth your Soul into the world with a Greater Leadership and Purpose
During these 7 days temple, you’ll be experiencing powerful discourses, practical embodiment exercises, deep initiations, sacred dance, ancient ceremonies, shamanic rituals, and a hearty dose of self-inquiry.
::: Working with Ritual & Magic
Learning how to move through different realities, from deep dense vibrations to high states of consciousness.
::: Alchemizing Body, Personality & Soul
Vibrating the ecstatic current of life and enlightening the mind with the Soul´s greater perspective.
::: Vibrating Sacred Leadership & Purpose
Being in service to the collective evolution, embracing your unique gift
in the collective puzzle.
DJ Ecstatic Dance Facilitator - 5 day training
24- 28 November 2021.
Have you ever dreamt of DJing? Of being in front of a crowd and feeling the euphoria of performing? Now top that off with Ecstatic Dance!
DJ Ecstatic Dance - Facilitator Training is a 5 day training with the intention for you to walk away having the skills to DJ your own Ecstatic Dance!
DJ Kimba Jade (Auckland) and DJ Jussy Jus (Christchurch) are both hugely experienced DJs who, together, have an extensive range of DJ and Ecstatic Dance skills!
This 5 Day training includes:
Finding the right music
Creating effective playlists
Crafting an Ecstatic Dance journey
Using Vinyl and Turntables
Using Serato DJ software
Using Serato DJ controller
DJ skills and techniques
Creating a DJ Profile
Creating an Ecstatic Dance
$300 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your space (limited spots available)
Pay deposit here:
ISTA Level 1 SSSex
15- 21 January 2022.
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve…… and we remain at the proverbial edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers.
The mind has no real answers. And so we are afraid.
We may let our feet leave the ground, but more often than not we return to our comfort zone…because we are too afraid to feel the pain…really feel it all the way…and enter the gateway of new possibilities.
This life changing transformational intensive focuses on allowing, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being; mind, body, sexuality, emotions and spirit.
The deep transformation comes through reconnecting with our personal power by clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to our sexuality and authenticity.
Join us on the magical land of Highden Temple, a modern day Mystery School and step into the next level of your evolution.
We look forward to welcoming and journeying with you.
Lead Facilitator: Rex Rafiq
Co Facilitator: Winter Jade Icely
Co Facilitator: Mystery
ISTA Level 2 SSSin
23- 29 January 2022.
Level 2 (SSSIn) guides you through a series of self initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
It is the next level from Level 1 (SSSEx) once the decision has been made that this is the way we want to live and not just a peak experience in a workshop.
Then we are ready for the greater mysteries – the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet.
The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.
Level 2 deepens the experience of Level 1 allowing for more hands-on practise with some of the tools and techniques taught.
The Shamanic initiation: Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe to serve the tribe in a special way - dedicating of one's awakened powers to the collective.
The result is Power.
The Sexual Initiation - The rituals of self-pleasure and sacred spot in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our sexual energies. In Level 2, we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious penetration and sacred union.
The result is Love.
The Spiritual Initiation - Meditation and essential identity inquiry and invocatory temples combined with a personal vision quest provides each individual an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated.
The result is Presence.
1st - 6th April 2022.
Magdalena is not a woman, mother or whore.
Magdalena is a principle of LIFE that anchors in the core of the heart and extends downwards to the smallest molecule and upwards to the expanse of cosmos.
It is a principle that vibrates through us as grief, joy and rage- the ecstatic expression of incarnational experience pulsating us into animated LIFE.
Magdalena is the capacity to hold all existence within the core of the heart without faltering; a staunch determination to not fall into the allurement of duality, polarity or separation.
Magdalena is the bridge to all worlds, all kingdoms, all beings through the remembering of our shared LIFE and its inherent sacredness.
Magdalena is both the serpent and the sword.
It is the column of light that holds our spine erect with the remembering of who we and where our life is sourced.
It is the exuberant vibration of colour, texture and tone dancing around this column. A humming, throbbing, pulsing stream of living electricity relating with all worlds.
From crown to base
from sun to earth.
Magdalena is the marriage of Christ and Mary inside us, It is our own crucifixion, resurrection AND descension. The marriage of spirit and matter LIVED now, on this planet, inside these bodies and in harmony with all kingdoms.
Magdalena is a gaze that cracks open the heart in grief for all the times we forgot
That we are this love.
It is the healthy shame of our own amnesia
Magdalena is the eternal embrace for the moments we failed love.
It is the soothing whispers of forgiveness before it even began.
Magdalena is the stillness between all movement, the interval before reality flashes forth. It is the moment of choice as LIFE enters as a seed of vastness and is kneaded into form by our own hands.
It is the event horizon between expansion and contraction and the power of this moment suspended in time.
It is the surrender to the principle of grace and love with a fierce will that extends in all directions. It is the willingness to walk around with our hearts on the outside of our bodies and for the nakedness of our surrender to bleed freely.
Magdalena is the knitting together of our trembling child and cosmic soul as the ONE rose.
It is the embrace of our most intimate experience.
Magdalena is a six day journey into the heart of the feminine mysteries through the initiations of LIFE and the ancient rituals that open the doors to this remembering.
Through the doorway of a surrendered heart we enter the temple of Magdalena, in devotion to all life, as love.
Together We will create a sacred and potent temple life with daily rituals, practices, and earth magic.
We will live and dance between the veils.
Over the six days we will explore some the following teachings;
~ The mysteries of life, death and blood.
~ The psychic arts - divination,
dreaming and intuition.
~ Sacred ritual and temple arts.
~ Erotic wisdom, sexual activation and magnetism.
~ Living in alignment with the elements and deepening connections with the devic kingdoms.
~ Working with archetypal magic, stepping through and beyond the veils.
~ Embodiment medicine; harnessing life force, listening to the voice of the body, the alchemy of sensuality and pleasure.
~ The heart as a magical tool, sacred heart wisdom.
~ The feminine shadow and shamanic projection.
~ Masculine/ Feminine integration as Priestess.
This is not a training of acquisition but an initiation into the core of LIFE through the veils of Magdalena and the mysteries of her temple.