Fall Conference 2016
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Dear Fellow Questers and other Friends,
Thank you for being patient about getting the Fall Conference information. We made announcements early on about the change of our traditional date from the last weekend in September to September 16-18, 2016. So I trust you have already saved the date and are just waiting for the opportunity to register and here it is. We are excited about the excellent line-up of presenters who are all good examples of people making a difference in the world today. All of them plan on making their time with us interactive and experiential.
By request we are offering a beginning dowsing class to start things off on Friday morning. It is a stand alone class, so those who choose to come a little later can start with lunch and then attend the afternoon session of Shamanic Dowsing that will be appropriate for dowsers of all levels.
There will be rooms available for Thursday night and breakfast Friday morning for those who want to arrive early. We are especially excited about trying a new venue that offers a variety of accommodations to suit anyone’s preference, delicious home cooked meals and lots of nature to explore. We have restructured the schedule a bit to give longer breaks and meal times to give everyone a chance to explore the surroundings and enjoy nature’s offerings.
You need to make your accommodation reservation directly with Sorrento Centre. See accommodation for details.
You will purchase meal packages through CSQ. The kitchen can accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and fish free meals and there is a place on the registration form to indicate your diet needs. The cost of the meal package starting with Friday breakfast and ending with Sunday lunch is $94 or starting with Friday lunch $84.
Vendors will be in an adjacent room to the meeting hall, which is another good reason for more free time to give everyone a chance to check out all the cool stuff being offered. We have rolled the prices back to the old $30 for half table, $50 for whole table to encourage more vendor participation.
Adhi would like us to bring, rattles, drums and pendulums to her Shamanic dowsing class. Brent will provide many floor mats for us but if you have one please bring it to make sure there are enough for everyone. He also suggests bringing a towel to his session.
Things have come together for this event to provide all the ingredients for yet another great conference! I sure hope you can join us for learning, sharing, enjoying nature, having fun and making a difference in the world.
In Peace, Love and Gratitude, Carol
Adhi is a trained Shaman and healer. She received her Doctorate in Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Alternative Healing Sri Lanka in 2013. Other areas of study include the earth and natural sciences, Physics and Astronomy. Esoteric studies include: Tibetan Buddhism and its related meditation practices, Western Spiritual practices and the causes of Magick and Alchemy, Qi Gong and meditation and Chinese medicine, Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. She lectures on the scientific aspects of dowsing/radiesthesia, Shamanism and other esoteric practices. Adhi designs and invents products to help people navigate the energy patterns in their lives. She holds community Shaman study groups and healing circles. Adhi has served a term as a Trustee board member for the American Society of Dowsers 20092013 and is currently serving as president until 2017.
Friday Sept 16
9:30 AM - 12: 30 PM
This is the basic course for learning about what dowsing is and how it works, Adhi will take participants through the different tools of dowsing: the "L" rod, "Y" rod. Pendulum, bobbers and several other kinds of tools. Adhi will discuss the difference between mental dowsing and scientific dowsing and the ways each can produce results for a variety of inquiry and energy transmuting.
Friday Sept 16
2:00 PM - 5: 00 PM
The Shaman changes the dream... and the dream is what we live in. The planet and all its creatures are seeking ways to bring balance back to its center. In this workshop participants will learn ways to be engaged in the world through practices that have been around for 1000s of years. The use of rattles and drums to awaken brain states and shift consciousness have been well documented from many traditions . Adhi will discuss the ways we can use these techniques to help each other and the planet. Adhi is a trained Shaman and healer. She received her Doctorate in Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Alternative Healing Sri Lanka in 2013. Other areas of study include the earth and natural sciences, Physics and Astronomy. Esoteric studies include: Tibetan Buddhism and its related meditation practices, Western Spiritual practices and the causes of Magick and Alchemy, Qi Gong and meditation and Chinese medicine, Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. She lectures on the scientific aspects of dowsing/radiesthesia, Shamanism and other esoteric practices. Adhi designs and invents products to help people navigate the energy patterns in their lives. She holds community Shaman study groups and healing circles. Adhi has served a term as a Trustee board member for the American Society of Dowsers 20092013 and is currently serving as president until 2017.
Bring rattles, drums and pendulums !!!
Gary is the author of Crop Circles, Jung & the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine which Andrew Harvey called "an original masterpiece." An international speaker and workshop leader, he presents in an accessible, engaging and visual form. He is the developer and lead facilitator of Archetypal Nature, which looks at the eternal stories by which we find identity and fulfillment. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. You can follow his soulful indepth Jungian writing on modern questions at GSBobroff.com.
Friday Sept 16 Keynote Speaker
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Crop Circles, Jung & The Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
A dynamic, interactive visual presentation on the symbolic meaning and psychological context of the Crop Circle phenomenon. For centuries, but particularly in the last few decades, Crop Circles have been a mysterious visitor arriving at our door. Recently, we have been able to scientifically identify that this phenomenon is no hoax, but something authentically unknown. In an engaging look at the science, history, and symbolic nature of this modern mystery, Gary offers a framework for the reader's own deeper consideration of Crop Circles. Placing this modern “dream” into the context of modern reality, Jung, Crop Circles & the ReEmergence of the Archetypal Feminine considers what it means to live in an era when we are encountering such a new wonder.
Workshop Sunday Sept 18
9:00 AM - 12: 30 PM
Our Archetypal Nature
Toni Wolff revealed a pair of binary oppositions in the psyche – Archetypal Nature is a modernization of her system for men and women. Each of Toni’s archetypes reveals a path by which we find fulfillment; they are eternal stories of identity; a prism by which we better understand family and social roles; and given awareness they can become a portal for generational healing. This system unveils unconscious motivationalbehavioral structures and offers profound personal and interpersonal insight. Gary will illustrate these archetypes through film, television, culture and mythology.
Brent is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® based in Vernon, BC. He offers oneonone and group sessions in person and online.
Here is a you tube link to watch Feldenkrais:
Saturday Sept 17
9:30 AM - 12: 30 PM
The Remarkable Feldenkrais Method™
Create greater resiliency, grace, and wellbeing. A unique opportunity to experience the groundbreaking work of the late Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist, engineer, and neuroscientist. Join Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® Brent Kisilevich as he introduces us to remarkable theories and methods of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
Chronicled in the 2015 best selling book, The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, by acclaimed author Dr. Norman Doidge "What I am after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I am after is to restore each person to their human dignity.” Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Neuroplasticity tells us that throughout our lives our brains continue to create and adapt in structure through learning. We learn by becoming increasingly aware of more and more subtle paths for action. By engaging ourselves in learning new patterns of movement, we are changing the very structure of our brain and expanding our capacity to think, feel, and act.
Listen to Dr. Doidge describe how a nuclear physicist, Moshe Feldenkrais, came to identify movement as the original vehicle for learning how to change the ways we can think and feel. Meet the young woman, referred to in the book and interview, born with part of her cerebellum missing, and discover how Dr. Feldenkrais’ remarkable method was used to make it possible for her to learn by moving.
Wear loose comfortable clothing. Mats will be provided for you to lie down on the floor, but you may wish to bring a towel as well. (If it is easy for you to bring a mat, please do, so we can make sure there is enough for everyone.)
Suki Fox, AKA "The Roving Repatterner" is an extraordinary Teacher and Wellness Practitioner with over 30 years of experience in health and wellness support. She got her start early when at 19 she started the first chain of Aerobics studios in Canada. She then studied with many teachers around the world culminating with Resonance Repatterning in New York, and she remains one of the only practitioners of this cutting edge process, available in Canada today. She resides in Vernon BC, and facilitates personal, and group Repatterning sessions, and transformational workshops worldwide! She has fun organizing regular Morning Glory all ages dance parties.
Saturday Sept 17
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Unlock the Key to Inner Knowing
Learn how to access the power available at your finger tips by learning how to muscle check. Discover the difference between muscle checking, testing, and using a pendulum. Learn how to make quick, accurate decisions that you can trust!
Sivona has always been interested in understanding people at a much deeper level. Her curiosity has led her to a lifetime study of anything that is related to knowing who we are and why we are here. In June 2014, she had a Hand Analysis done and that reading changed her life. The reading revealed her Life Purpose is and the Life Lessons that get in the way. ‘Your Hands Know’ uses the study of fingerprints and lines in the hands to assist people in finding the right life and/or career that will bring them the deepest sense of meaning and fulfillment. " I love the beauty and peace of nature and am always amazed at its magnificence. Travel, creativity, my family, friends and life in general constantly thrill me."
Saturday Sept 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Your Hands Know!
Hand analysis is the study of the fingerprints and the shape, size and lines in the hands. To the trained eye this information offers a startling insight into who you are and who you are meant to be. Your fingerprints reveal your Life Purpose, Life Lessons and how you learn those Life Lessons. Your fingers represent your potential behaviours and the lines and marking in your palms represent your internal motivations or your personality psychology. Iin other words it represents your thoughts and emotions. A Hand Analysis reading uncovers a vast amount of information and is an indepth guide to living your best life possible for you!
Chuck Pettis—visionary, designer, author, monumentbuilder, and artist—is the founder of Earth Sanctuary, a 72acre nature reserve and retreat center located on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Chuck Pettis created Earth Sanctuary to serve as a unique place for personal renewal and contemplation and to maximize the habitat for birds and wildlife through restoration of the area’s old growth forest, wetlands, streams and aquatic ecosystems. Earth Sanctuary is noted for its monuments and sacred spaces designed for meditation and prayer. These sites bring together ancient art forms, a profound connection with nature, and diverse global spiritual traditions.
Chuck Pettis was recognized in the September 2008 issue of Science of Mind magazine as one of 12 people making a difference in the world. He is author of the book, Secrets of Sacred Space: Discover and Create Places of Power.
In 1977 Chuck Pettis built the Ellis Hollow Stone Circle, the first energetically and astronomically aligned stone circle in the United States. Over the past 30+ years, he has built numerous sacred spaces and environmental artworks, among them labyrinths, stone circles, a dolmen, two medicine wheels and, most recently, a Buddhist stupa.
In 1987 Chuck Pettis created the “Seattle LeyLine Map,” utilizing a grant that The Geo Group (www.geo.org) won from the Seattle Arts Commission. The map, displaying ley lines that run through Seattle, is part of Seattle City Light’s 1% for Art Portable Works Collection. Author of the book TechnoBrands: How to Create and Use, Brand Identity to Market, Advertise and Sell Technology Products, Chuck Pettis is Brand Director at MakerBot (www.makerbot.com) and President of BrandSolutions, Inc. (www.brand-solutions.com).
A dedicated practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, Chuck Pettis is CoExecutive Director of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism (www.sakya.org). He is also President of Tibet Tech Prayer Wheels (www.tibettech.com), a small business that manufactures the most powerful and innovative prayer wheels in the world. Chuck Pettis has a B.A. in Psychology from CarnegieMellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Design from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Saturday Sept 17 Keynote
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Earth Energies and Sacred Space at Earth Sanctuary
Chuck will give an introductory talk on the relationship of Earth Energies and Sacred Space. To be covered:
Workshop Sunday Sept 18
9:00 AM 12: 30 PM
How to Create a Sacred Space
Chuck will explain how to create a place of power. To be covered:
Friday Sept 16
|9:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Dr. Adhi Moonien Two Owls||Dowsing 101|
|2:00 - 5:00 PM||Dr. Adhi Moonien Two Owls||Global Shamanism in Action|
|7:30 - 9: 30 PM||Gary Bobroff||Crop Circles, Jung & The
Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
Saturday Sept 17
|9:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Brent Kisilevich||The Remarkable Feldenkrais Method™|
|2:00 - 3:15 PM||Suki Fox||Unlock the Key to Inner Knowing|
|3:30 - 5:00 PM
||Sivona Martin||Your Hands Know!|
|7:30 - 9:30 PM
||Keynote: Chuck Pettis||Earth Energies and Sacred Space at Earth Sanctuary|
Sunday Sept 18
|Post Conference Workshops|
|9 am - 12:30 pm||Gary Bobroff||Our Archetypal Nature|
|9 am - 12:30 pm||Chuck Pettis||How to Create a Sacred Space|
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Phone: 250-675-2421 / 1-866-694-2409
Sorrento Centre will charge a deposit when reserving and balance will be charged 2 weeks prior to conference. If you prefer to stay off-site here are some choices:
Sorrento Centre is located off the TransCanada Highway (#1), 75 km east of Kamloops and 35 km west of Salmon Arm.
Address of the centre: 1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0
Vendors will be in an adjacent room to the meeting hall. We have rolled the prices back to the old $30 for half table, $50 for whole table to encourage more vendor participation.
Vendor Coordinator: Susan Chepelsky, email@example.com, 778-754-0254
If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Susan Chepelsky after registering as a vendor. Please email her a description of your products/services you will be offering at your table, along with your company name and contact info and website. She will