An Invitation to Join a Mystical Community
Through this nine-month period, gestating an inspired life beyond the veil of ordinary existence into the realm of the mystic, we offer you some answers to the existential questions and challenges of our lifetimes today. Mystical experience is a human lifeline to the Source of our Being and a connection to the vibrant, intelligent energies of the universe that companion us on the journey. Our times demand that we become versatile in the multi-dimensional, sensitively elemental expressions of alternate realities. We must recognize that our very pores are indeed portals to communion with the Divine as offered to us in relationship with All That Is. Quantum science affirms the experience of the aboriginal shaman. It is all energy and we live along songlines of destiny which offer the opportunity to live into a re-membered re-enchantment where all beings, human or other species, visible or invisible, Earth-walkers or inter-galactic, have intelligence that can help us live into a new reality of cooperation, spiritual expansion and planetary wholeness.
This Mystery School experience offers tools for that expansion. Through study of the Divine Feminine, subtle energetic resources, ancient systems of mystical connection—shamanic opening to the Otherworlds, astrology, elemental magnetism, and more—the student will become attuned to the vibrations and aligned with her/his own cosmic delegation.
Each of us is here in this time because we came with gifts our Gaian Paradise needs now. We must take the leap into a new way of being, with practices beyond the ordinary realm of intellectual perception. The Susquehanna Mystery School asks that you step into the sacred rhythm of your heart-mind, listen to the seawater and stardust of your essential nature.
In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene Jesus says,
“Every nature, every form, every creature exists in and with each other.”
The brilliant mystical theologian Hildegard of Bingen wrote:
“The creation, of course, was fashioned to be adorned, to be showered, to be gifted with the love of the Creator. The entire world has been embraced by this kiss…. Creation is allowed in intimate love to speak to the Creator as if to a lover.”
Teilhard de Chardin saw human evolution moving from homo sapiens—the person who knows—into homo spiritus.
Thomas Berry calls us to live into the reality that we are a “communion of subjects” in this universe.
Our times demand that we move into that onening. So come, we welcome you into living the hologram.
Sessions will be held at the beautiful campus of the Silver Spring Retreat Center in Mechanicsburg, PA.
About the Program Schedule
The course includes three residential weekends during the nine-month schedule. The first takes place February 5-7, 2021, the second on June 25-27, 2021 and the third on October 20-31, 2021. Other classes will be one-day sessions held monthly on Saturdays at the retreat center.
The dates of the nine-month arc of teachings were chosen to honor the gestation period in Celtic spirituality:
- Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Feast Day/Candlemas falls on February 1-2.
- Goddess Brigid is the Celtic Goddess of healing, the hearth and forge, smithing—a central artistry in Celtic lore—and poetry, a high art of Druidry.
- St. Brigid was a fiery young woman who founded a co-ed monastic community at Cil Dara (Church of the Oak) Ireland—clearly drawing on Druidic tradition which revered the Oak groves, and the same etymological root sources “Druid” and “Dara”. This time is one of birthing, of earliest signs of spring—even in northern climes underground springs are loosed from the frozen earth and tree buds begin to swell.
The culmination of the nine months falls on the weekend of Samhain/All Hallows Eve/All Saints Day. This is a time of honoring the wisdom and teachings of the Ancestors, a time of the thinning of the Veil of mystical memory, of communication between the worlds. This is a time of fulmination, when one carries wisdom and questions into the months of darkness fore deeper introspection and luminous practices of meditation, attuning to voices and visions from other realms, so one emerges again at Imbolc with increased wisdom and understanding.
$1,800.00 for the entire nine-months, including all food and lodging. This may be paid in two $900.00 installments: January 15, 2021 and June 1, 2021. Course fees are non-refundable.
Registrations will be limited to 14 people so we can form a cohesive, intimate group for the course of study.
COVID ALERT: We will keep abreast of pandemic news and reserve the right to limit the number of participants to 8 in this 2021 year so participants will be no more than two to a room, and we can maintain complete social distancing. There are six bedrooms and five bathrooms available. Depending on the CDC guidelines, we may also ask participants to be tested for COVID prior to attending the weekend.