Earth/Spirit Connections


Dear Questers,


I am very excited that we are presenting a whole new format for the upcoming CSQ Spring Conference to be held in Harrison Hot Springs, May 4 – 7, 2012.  In my own learning experiences, I have found that I come away with more when I can actively participate by interacting with the teachers and fellow attendees.  Therefore we have created a program that will allow for that.  The theme of the conference is Earth/Spirit Connections and we have chosen three outstanding teachers for making this theme come to life in our lives.


Each teacher will offer at least a full day of innovative ways to make those connections.  Grahame Gardner, President of the British Society of Dowsers, will lead us through a day of working with space both sacred and ordinary on Friday. He will also offer a post-conference workshop on Monday to focus more on sacred space through the creation of a labyrinth. Grahame is delightful, fun, and charming in addition to being a brilliant dowser.  Saturday’s teacher needs no introduction to Questers.  We are thrilled to bring back Freddy Silva who has developed new methods for sacred space temple making and he will share them with us.  He has also written a new book and will present a power-packed lecture and slide show on Friday evening.  Sunday brings Garry Oker, a former chief and current active member of the Doig River First Nation. Garry’s work serves as a cross-cultural bridge through the innovative use of art, music, communication, and traditional native ways.  He will also offer a post-conference workshop on Monday.   Now you can understand why we are so excited about this conference.  This is quite the dynamic team of teachers!


We have built in flexibility into this program so you can choose to come for all three teachers or just one or two, with fees adjusted accordingly.  We have once again kept the conference fees as low as possible for Questers to allow for maximum participation.  Please apply for a scholarship if you want to come but are currently short on funds.


Some practical points to note: there will be a vendor’s room which will be open Friday morning until Sunday supper. There will be NO raffle or 50/50 draws. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the scholarship fund may make a donation at the registrar’s table. All meals are on your own. There is a special rate available at the Ramada Hotel. When you call 1 888 265 1155 please make sure to say that you’re coming for the Questers Conference. We are planning a special social for Saturday evening.


We hope you will make plans to join us for this extraordinary event where we can experience connecting with Earth and Spirit and each other.


In Peace, Love and Gratitude,


Carol Heywood, Conference Coordinator