INVITATION 2012 WORKSHOP
Passerby's Odyssey from Earth to the Stars with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, respected kamasqa curandero & Byron Metcalf, master musician and sound healer
YEAR: December 28, 2012 – January
No prerequisites or prior attendance required!
“We do not try to discover something new, but to recover
that which is lost.” – G. I. Gurdjieff
Supported and aligned, guided and inspired, awakened and
welcomed, we stand at a new beginning as prophesied by our Original Peoples of
the Americas. Beyond the well-known astronomical alignments, upcoming
equinoctial precession and never before witnessed convergences of history, people,
place, nature, and cosmos we are now living a time of great personal and
planetary responsibility. We are being gifted an opportunity to evolve beyond
our once dominant survival based individual interests and move into a
consciously unified force for change upon Gaia.
It is well known that December 21, 2012 marks an apocryphal date
associated with Mayan prophesy. From December 21 – December 28 is a seven-day
period that has also been associated with galvanized conscious Inner Work
intended to nurture a gentler birthing of a new era for humankind.
Consequently, this fifth Invitation 2012 intensive, Homecoming: A
Passerby's Odyssey from Earth to the Stars, by beginning on December 28 and completing its
transmission of perennial Gaian wisdom teachings on January 1, 2013, has been
meticulously orchestrated as a merging of sacred sound, artistic creation, graceful movement, ritual
deepening and soul honoring shamanic journeying to empower profoundly
compassionate healing service as our legacy to the Seven Generations. In a
nutshell, our coming together in sacred ceremonial co-creation will
intentionally anchor anchor a sustainable template of pragmatic Star Wisdom capable
of catalyzing the next octave (8-year evolutionary leap) in human global
born from the eternal heart at the center of a Golden Spiral that has inspired
initiates of the Great Work since time immemorial. Awakened to a path focused
on restoring the primacy of consciousness behind all things material, we are
now increasingly re-Membering ourselves as a Six-Pointed Star Anointed 7th
Race upon planet Earth. This imagistic narrative is offered as a visionary
glimpse into the initiatory dimensions and shamanic ritual design of this fifth
Invitation 2012 apprenticeship offering. Envisioned by Don Oscar and complemented
through the deep transformational acoustic mastery of Byron Metcalf, this event
is guaranteed to blow your heart and mind wide open!
In essence, this
five-day initiation into Third Millennial Shamanism focuses on expanding the intrapersonal
(Self), interpersonal (Culture) and transpersonal (Nature/Cosmos) dimensions
contained in each of the five directions of our Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cosmovision.
Beginning with K'uychi in the center and spiraling outward counter-clockwise so
as to anchor universal shamanic wisdom within the body of Pachamama in the south,
participants will be treated to seldom revealed hermetic principles and
practices concerning our Rainbow Body (K’uychi Kurku) activation. As such we
may more fully celebrate the
healing grace and transformational beauty of our sacred membership as a unified
Rainbow Tribe upon this good Earth.—Aho Mitakuye Oyasin!
Byron Metcalf, Ph.D. is an award-winning professional
musician, transpersonal guide and educator, and shamanic practitioner. For over
25 years, Byron has been involved in consciousness research and spiritual
development, specializing in the transformative potential of music and sound
and expanded states of consciousness. Byron is the creator of The Shaman’s
Heart Program – The Path of Authentic Power, Purpose & Presence, and is the
founding director of HoloShamanic Strategies, LLC, offering spiritual and
shamanic healing services and experiential educational programs. You can read
more about Byron at his web site: www.byronmetcalf.com.
Respected Peruvian kamasqa curandero, UN Observer to the Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues, OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, orginator of Pachakuti
Mesa cross-cultural shamanism, and founder of The Heart of the Healer
Foundation. Oscar has dedicated his life to the
revitalization of ethnospiritual wisdom traditions as a way to restore sacred
trust between humankind and the natural world. A popular international teacher
and master ceremonialist, his work has been featured on CNN, Univision,
A&E, and the Discovery Channel. For more information on his projects,
please visit this site.
WHAT TO BRING:
Aligned with the Kanchis Pacha
(seven realms/worlds) of our pre-Columbian medicine ancestors, participants in
this ‘Homecoming’ are to bring the following artes (ceremonial artifacts):
1. Your Purun Illa, Killa Rumi, Arte Maestra, Inti Rumi and Misarumi. (NOTE: If you are
unfamiliar with these artes please contact directly a THOTH-Endorsed PMT
Apprenticeship teacher. You can find a list of teachers at
2. Sumaq Quispe— a flawless crystal ceremonial piece to be
placed in the northwest quadrant of your ritual ground capable of transmitting
heightened vibrational frequency and refined medicine spirit (hampi).
3. A Noqani Enqa— a shamanic item
to be placed in the southeast quadrant of your ceremonial space that is the
supreme embodiment of your personal medicine ethos—in other words, the
fulfillment of your identity as a medicine person walking the Red Road.
4. A Manta Ensueno (‘Dreaming
Blanket’—a head to toe blanket or fabric covering of your choice under which
you shall engage in all journey work co-facilitated by Don Oscar and Byron
5. One all black outfit.
6. Sacred sound maker of your
7. Those of you who have attended
any previous Invitation 2012 gatherings at the Duncan Center in Delray Beach,
Florida are strongly encourages to bring all artwork, fabrics, masks, medicine
pieces and any co-created ceremonial artifact developed during this series that
is now part of your PMT ‘Ajuar de Artes’ (medicine dowry).
8. A ‘Give-Away’ medicine piece
from your home altar that embodies star consciousness.
Required reading for
Emmanuel’s Book: A Manual for Living Comfortably in
the Cosmos. (Volume
I) Friends Press, 1985.
DATE & TIMES:
Teaching program begins following
dinner on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:00PM and ends at lunch 1:00 PM on Tuesday,
January 1, 2013
Duncan Conference Center, Delray Beach,
Florida http://www.duncancenter.org/index.htm. The Duncan Center is easily
accessed from the West Palm Beach airport (15 minutes), the Ft. Lauderdale
airport (30 minutes) and the Miami airport (60 minutes).
FEE: $876.00 per person includes:
Tuition $400.00 Includes both Don Oscar and Byron
Residential Fee $476.00 includes 4 nights double
occupancy/12 meals beginning with dinner Friday night.
TOTAL COMMUTER FEE:
$580.00 per person includes:
Tuition $400.00 Includes both Don Oscar and Byron
Commuter Fee $180 includes 4 days/12 meals
beginning with dinner Friday night. Please note this commuter fee is directly
from the Duncan Center and is non-negotiable for use of the facility and meals.
* Tuition is $144.00
for those 21 and under plus room and board as noted above.
** Single occupancy is an additional $90.00
Registration form and tuition is due November 15,
2012. See Registration form for additional information.
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