Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dynamics of Transformation Through the Element of Fire

Dynamics of Transformation
Through the Element of Fire

A retreat with shaman, Adhi Two Owls

Friday, November 1 at 3:30pm thru Sunday, November 3 at 2pm

 During this weekend retreat, we will explore many aspects of Fire. In shamanism, the element of Fire is seen as the doorway to transforming the self from ideas and thoughts (Air) into the living, breathing, compassionate spirit and the embodied elements of Water and Earth.  Fire tests us and forges us into being.

Learn how to visualize and use the energies of Fire to burn through unwanted thoughts and patterns, which can keep us from fully expressing our journeys here on earth.

Adhi will draw on several different traditions and techniques from her myriad of teachers. Learn different types of fire construction, and methods of burning offerings and prayers. Bring tobacco, corn meal, scissors, pocket knife, your journal, and photographs of people you want to help in some way.

On Friday evening, we will light the fire, which we will tend together throughout the weekend. On Saturday evening, we will have a Healing Fire Circle.  Throughout the weekend, we will experience numerous shamanic journeys to further the work we will be doing.

Cost for the weekend is $275 before September 30, $325 after, includes housing and most meals. This is a beautiful camp, near Reading PA, with comfortable, spacious cabins. Heated if needed. And hot showers... For more information, contact Sarah at Radiance 717-290-1517

Adhi is a traditionally-trained shaman and has been studying the rattle as a tool for transformation for almost 20 years.  She draws from many different teachers and their wisdom.  Adhi is an accomplished artist, energy worker, Radiesthesiologist (vibrational dowser), and researcher. Her primary area of study is sacred objects, ritual items, magical tools and the temple sciences that guide them. She has spent that last 2 decades understanding deeper patterns and energies that make them work. Adhi's formal training is from the Kansas City Art Institute. Other training is in Bio-geometry, Reiki, Shamanism, Buddhism, and advanced energy sciences. Adhi travels and teaches all over the world.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Flame in Every Hand - Schedule Adjustment

with Poet / Songwriter / Storyteller John Terlazzo

From where does Inspiration arise? A conscious moving inward, consciously breathing in spires, in spiritus - beyond all dogma & concepts. There is a way to approach creative writing as a meditation, as a vehicle by which we begin to get flashes of what it means to be walking in this skin, in this world, in the spires of this moment. Inspiration will not show her face coyly, nonchalantly. We must actively seek her out.

"John Terlazzo is a Natural Teacher, using his interior work to bring the spirit, fine knowledge & encouragement to all who attend his retreats".
                          - Gioia Timpanelli, World-renown Storyteller, Novelist & Long-time Colleague of Robert                                    Bly & the late Joseph Campbell

We’ll do contemplative writing experiments together, working with symbols, images & archetypes deep within ourselves & deep within folktales & stories from all over the world. And we'll sing, rant, meditate, chant, work with sound & silence, talk, laugh & step easily off the edge into what we do not know. There will be ample opportunity for folks to read their work aloud (or simply listen as they like), whisper, wonder & wail.  The program is OPEN TO BOTH EXPERIENCED & FIRST-TIME WRITERS ALIKE & is uniquely designed to accommodate both in an atmosphere that is simultaneously safe & welcoming on one hand, & energetically stimulating & challenging on the other.

This class will meet once each week from September 3 through October 24, mostly on Tuesday evenings, from 6-8pm.  Dates are 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/25, 10/8, 15 and 10/24.
All classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA.  To register, stop in or phone 717-290-1517.
Cost is on a sliding scale from $135 to $85.  Our hope is that those who can pay at the higher end of the scale will do so, thereby enabling others to be able to take the class.

About the facilitator: John Terlazzo is a poet, painter, singer/songwriter & storyteller who performs & records with his band, Voices in the Hall. John has led The Flame In Every Hand (originally titled, The Secret Tells Its Self) for over 20 years with people of all ages & in all walks of life - the general public, with psycho-therapists & others in the helping professions, with school kids & home-schooled kids of varying ages, with adjudicated youth & with those suffering from mental illnesses, in hospitals & wellness centers &  (for 5 years) at the Women's Resource Center at The Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Reiki I Class and Attunement on Sunday, October 13

Reiki is a simple, beautiful form of energy work that allows us to utilize the natural inclination of the Universe toward healing.  The gentle, hands-on technique can be learned in one day, and you will be able to give Reiki to yourself and others after this class.  Reiki is deeply relaxing, helps to alleviate stress, and restores vital energy allowing the body to move toward wellness.

Experience the healing energy of Reiki in this class being taught by consulting herbalist, energy worker and Reiki Master & Teacher, Sarah Preston.  You will:

  • Learn the modern history of Reiki
  • Hear a brief introduction to the three levels, or degrees, of Reiki
  • Receive the Attunement to the first degree of Reiki
  • Practice giving Reiki to yourself and others
  • Receive a Reiki I Certificate, after completion of this class

Location:     Radiance, 9 West Grant Street, Lancaster

Date:           Sunday, October 13, 2013

Time:           10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dress in comfortable layers.  Bring a water bottle & your lunch, or plan to get something at market.
Cost is $125.00 includes a copy of the book Essential Reiki by Diane Stein.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place.

RSVP is needed vy Saturday, October 5.  Call 290-1517.
Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dream Quartz

At a recent stone show, I (Sarah) was intrigued by a crystal that one of my favorite dealers showed me.  Dream Quartz, she called it.  The green comes into the quartz from inclusions of Epidote.  It's fairly rare - I hadn't seen any before, and she only had a few pieces.  Being something of a skeptic, I took a piece home and slept with it beside my bed for several nights.  It does seem to strengthen the "nightwork" of my dreams, and my ability to remember them with clarity.  It also supports journey meditations, adding focus to the visions.  Perhaps my new favorite personal working stone!  These 3 special pieces are available in the shop at Radiance, so stop in and see what you think!