Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

 “There is a dream dreaming us.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the unique rite of passage ritual for the “new aboriginals” of the 21st century. That is the poets, novelists, dancers, musicians, herbalists, body-workers, stone-workers, animal-keepers, artisans and gardeners who live beyond the mainstream and yearn for connection with the origins of life, pre-civilization and pre-religion. There is only one source of life for the creatures of this world and that is the planetary environment in which we live, the earth. Our lives, our trials and triumphs and the stories we tell ourselves and each other about them, cultural achievements and civilizations, as well as the lost stories of our ancestors hidden in myth and folk-lore; none of these things would exist without the dreaming power of the earth and they will all be lost and forgotten too, unless they are grounded in the earth’s own story.

The living earth is the physical body of the Wisdom Goddess, the Aeon Sophia. Many of you reading this will already know Her Story, the Fallen Goddess Scenario and for some of you this will be a new discovery. The call to the wilderness comes through the ‘Dreamtone’ of the Goddess who is dreaming you into being at every moment of your life. If you answer the call and devote yourself to this particular practice of discovery, you will find yourself on an adventure in magical realism that consecrates your entire existence into the divine source of sentient and animal life. The identification of the living planet as the physical incarnation of the Goddess Sophia, is the unique realization of the Gnostic seers who founded the Pagan Mysteries to teach humanity “who we are, what we have become, whence we have come, where we have been thrown, where we are going, how we are redeemed, what is birth, what is rebirth.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is grounded in the Sophianic Narrative and follows the teachings of the Terma of Gaia Awakening, through the practice of Planetary Tantra. Gnostic scholar, teacher and nagual, John Lamb Lash brought these treasures to the world and the retreat is faithful to his work and the guidelines he has set in all respects. His web site, metahistory.org, offers free access to all his research and the materials that show the provenance of the Planetary Vision Quest. You can also buy his book, Not in His Image from Amazon. It is not necessary for participants to be familiar with his work, but all applicants are required to read the three basic texts listed below BEFORE applying. Planetary Tantra is open to all, but it is not suited to all and you must inform yourself in order to make that decision for yourself. If you read these texts and find yourself hungry for more, that’s a good indication of suitability, but you must also hold within yourself a pre-existing and deep love for the earth and a fervent desire to get to know Her intimately.

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat 2016 is a week-long adventure in Galicia, northwest Spain, ‘the land of milk and light’. It is a back-to-nature retreat, in a beautiful and wild location, with no towns or villages within walking distance and most activities take place outside. (To find out more about the facilities click here.) The Planetary Vision Quest includes all the elements of the traditional rites of passage, exponentially amplified by the superiority of the guiding myth, the Sophianic Narrative, and the practices that have emerged through living that Narrative – Planetary Tantra is the only spiritual practice in the world dedicated exclusively to the final 200 years of the Kali Yuga. Each participant in the Planetary Vision Quest will return to the world at large with a greater understanding of how to weave the thread of his/her life into the fabric of the universe and how to live on the tantric path of seeking liberation through desire, not from it – a vastly expanded vision and mission. Participation in the Planetary Vision Quest carries the commitment to be an emissary of Planetary Tantra and to propagate the sacred narrative and you will not get the full benefit of the retreat unless you are able to come with this intention.

The crowning feature of the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the telestic session, in which initiates will be guided into a state of cognitive ecstasy using shamanic plants, with the intention of witnessing the Organic Light, the naked body of the Wisdom goddess. Instruction by the Light is the trance-learning technique practised by the ancient Gnostics. This is a very specific process that does not include individual journeying or encounters with imaginary beings. There will be extensive preparation and briefings for the telestic session and de-briefing after.

The retreat covers all aspects of Five Element Planetary Tantra:

  1. Performance of the Gaian Tantra Vow
  2. Studies and applications of the Shakti Cluster
  3. Dakini Shifts, the Tantric Zodiac and real sky observation
  4. Cordings
  5. The retelling of the Fallen Goddess Scenario and perhaps The Legend of the Grail

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is precisely calibrated for these troubled times. It is built on John Lash’s work of the past forty years, which itself draws on a lineage that is several thousand years old and also, intriguingly, from the future. This is a robust event for those already practising Planetary Tantra, or with a serious interest in discovering it. It might be considered as an introduction to the path of the warrior shaman, although there is no obligation to follow through in that way.

Qualifications and application process: no formal qualifications or experience are required for the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat, except for the fervent desire to connect with the Wisdom Goddess. However, acceptance is by application only, due to the desirability for gender balance and with regard to the dynamics of the group.

Potential applicants are required, at minimum, to read these essays before registering interest:

The Fall of the Wisdom Goddess:  http://www.metahistory.org/GAIA%20SOPHIA/Synopsis9SM.php

The Terma Of Gaia Awakening Synopsis:  http://www.metahistory.org/terma/opepagesynopsis.php

Introducing Planetary Tantra: http://www.metahistory.org/tantra/PTintro.php

After registering interest you will receive a short questionnaire to be submitted as your application. There is a waiting list, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

The retreat dates are:

Summer Solstice Retreat:  17-23 June 2016

Applications to be received by: 31 March at latest

 Sovereign Moment Retreat:  2-9 August 2016

Applications to be received by: 30 April at latest

 

Price: €500 pp full board. See Booking for more information and Terms and Conditions.

  • Dawn over the finca

 

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Planetary Tantra Andalucia Retreat 2015

Intoxication of the Aztec Elixir

The mission for our Planetary Tantra Andalucia Retreat, turned out to be the merging of morbido and libido and the re-birth of the Warrior-Shaman.  I’m feeling vulnerability in myself as I come to terms with this new pretense.

Andrea and I watched the crescent moon dissolve in the the sunrise on the 10th November, in completion of the Visvamata shift.  We watched for close to an hour with Jupiter, Mars and Venus perfectly aligned and dropping into the chalice crescent of the waning moon.  I had no awareness of the transmutation that was happening within us, and many other human animals, at that time.

Aztec Elixir 10-11-15

Image from Stellarium of that predawn morning in Gaucin

(thank you Stephanie)

We were, of course, drinking the Aztec Elixir:

AZTEC ELIXIR” : codeword for Gaian psychotronics, the hidden and magical aspect of the wide-open war (public, enacted in the world at large) against psychopaths and the enemies of life whose core executive group is the Zaddikite/Talmudic Jues.”

John Lash, 1 October 2015

This is how Planetary Tantra works.  You don’t need to believe anything.  You don’t even need to know anything.  You just show up with the heartfelt desire to interact with the Aeonic Mother, Planet Earth, and observe the phases of the moon.  The dynamic tension between the earth and the moon is always in a state of flux, perpetual motion, that calibrates the attentions of the earth.  When we observe the moon, we are intentionally involving ourselves in that process, even though we might not know what that does.

When it came to deciding on the subject to explore in our telestic session, we were of one mind.  No small feat for a group of 12 people from different countries, USSA, England, France, Turkey, Serbia and Sweden, most of whom had not met before.  We were able to decide the question to take to the Light quickly and with minimal discussion. I’m not going to disclose the question we took to the Organic Light at this time.  It is in the process of being proven.

John reminded us that the primary objective of the retreat was the engagement in the Planetary Vision Quest. the discovery of how we co-create with the earth. This was a good reminder as no one can guarantee that anyone will see the Organic Light, but we would all experience transmutation through the telestic session, nonetheless.

More than half of us witnessed the Organic Light in that session.  It took me several weeks to unpack the answer I received to the question, such is the complexity of Her response.  At the time, Shakti moved my body into comprehension of what my mind could not yet hold.  My mind was still.  The energy that moved through me was fierce and strong, erotic, invincible and ravenous.  I felt as though I might tear the enemies of life limb from limb, bite the flesh off their bones and spit it out onto the ground and stamp on it.  Yet, at that same moment, I had the feeling of holding a fragile butterfly in my hand and letting it fly free above the carnage. The butterfly represents Itzpapalotl,  Obsidian Butterfly, the Aztec war goddess.

Itzpapalotl

I was surprized that we found ourselves in a Kamala shift.  I was expecting that the shift would be called for the Snaketamer, Vudasi, with the dual intentions of healing and harming and there were strong Vudasi elements, but we were guided by Kamala, the goddess of love and desire, who beautifies us.  The exquisite tenderness with which She handled us through this experience is absolutely essential to the warrior stance, so that we never forget that we fight as deathless warriors, with and for Beauty.

Back home I’ve noticed that I view the world differently.  i am a peaceful person and I want to be able to live and play and love in peace and freedom, but I don’t see any chance of that happening until the enemies of life are eliminated.  There isn’t time to wait until the trees are all dead and the waters poisoned from geoengineering, or until all the food is poisoned with GMOs, and we are all sickened with cancer and driven insane with the archontic frequencies polluting the atmosphere.  Many people will prefer to remain ignorant of what is going on, but once you discover the damage and the perpetrators, I challenge any sane person to not be enraged.

What are you going to do about it?

Do not call for things to be done,

Do what you will, and it harm none

Except those who do harm and deceit

Who now you see in the throes of defeat

Amor fati is the cry

Kalika warrior, do or die

 

Planetary Tantra in Andalucia

Theoria 2015 Andalucia

Planetary Tantra in Andalucia

November 12 – 20 2015

 The Maine terton and I are planning a shamanic retreat in Andalucia, Spain, to be held from November 12 (arrival day) to November 20 (closing day). The event comprises seven full days of which five will be dedicated entirely to the Mystery School method of instruction by the Light. There will be one all-night session in telestic trance to attain theoria – the Greek word for beholding the Divine Light. The event is limited to twelve participants (see below, details of the caryatid with basket).

JLL will conduct this event in the manner of a telestic gathering on the model of the Mystery cells. He will show how to work with directed intention and guide the experiment at every step. Participants will be closely briefed on how to encounter the Organic Light in a trance state. The entire group will unite in an experiment with the telestic method using a question to posed to the Organic Light.

The event includes plenty of time for walks in the spectacular hills, instruction in cording, local excursions (if desired) and sky-viewing lessons.

 

Sacrament basket

Image: Caryatid handmaiden of Demeter from the porch of the Acropolis, bearing on her head the sacred basket containing the psychoactive sacrament of the Mysteries.

Source: http://www.clavielle.com/the-temple-of-demeter-and-the-curse-of-eleusis/

Note that the basket is decorated with a twelve-petalled florette, enclosing a smaller florette of eight petals. At Eleusis and other Mystery Schools, people were taken twelve at a time into the inner sanctuary to be initated for instruction by the Light. Of those twelve, neophytes who succeeded in encountering the OL were eligible to advance and become core members of a Mystery cell (eight petals).

The time for the Mysteries to spread via the internet and archontic media has passed and is replaced by real, face-to-face connection and group interaction. The focus now must be on developing confidence in the basic PT practice of interactive magic with Gaia. Discussion through the week will include routine topics of Gaian sorcery, as well as considerations of the challenge to prepare and set up groups and communities based on PT and the Terma of Gaia Awakening.

Event fee €50/day, €450 total, food and lodging not included. An event coordinator will assist attendees in finding local accommodations at €20-25 per day, most of them within walking distance of the venue. It is suggested that two atendees arriving by air to Malaga rent cars, the cost to be shared with other attendees for transportation. (Some airline deals offer car rentals for €10/day or less.) Those who stay in the village will need transportation. Other expenses will be food. Attendees are expected to make and share food or eat in town.

We are inviting interest in this event, with advisement that limited participation will require selection and vetting of applicants based on previous experience with psychoactive plants or mind-altering substances.

Andrea Avanzato is coordinating the advance enquiries on our behalf.  If you are interested, please contact me using the form below and I will forward you her email address.

Yolanda

 

 

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