The Dreaming Retreat
Falkland Estate: The Stables, Fife 11 - 14 May 2023
Following the depth and wonder of THE DREAMING RETREAT (WEST) in August 2022 on the Isle of Seil, I am happy to announce the location and dates for the new DREAMING RETREAT (East). We will be in Falkland, Fife on my beloved stomping grounds on the Falkland Estate: The Stables. This retreat is the domain of the element of Air and the lifeline.
Thursday 11 May - Sunday 14 May 2023
Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm
Friday 10 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 10 am - 1 pm
If you would like to COME ALONG book soon. I know it is going to be AMAZING and I can't wait! I was back in Fife very recently and had the clear message from the spirits of the land to organise something wonderful before I go into my final term of filmmaking.
May is my favourite month! I used to always hold Beltane fire walks at this time of year. I will be holding a Beltane fire ceremony on the Friday evening. It will be the third quarter of the Taurus moon on that day.
Here's the info on the Dreaming Retreat: East
The Dreaming Retreat: East is a deeper immersion with the 4Directions Theatre ‘Bringing in the Mythical’ work created by Carol Day. It is part of the launch series for the three books Story Compass, Shamanic Dreaming and Trees are our Letters and is designed for dreamers and visionaries to go deep with the mythology of the land to uncover individual and collective soul purpose in the East of Scotland.
We will be hosted by The Stables, Falkland Estate, Fife , on the East of Scotland. The land is deeply fertile and wondrous and was the home of Carol's shamanic practice for 12 years. The book Trees are our Letters was written there and the material for Calling in Shamanic Dreaming was too. The archetypes of this land and place have many things to share with us and important dreams to open.
The idea is to arrive on the Thursday evening at 7 pm (you may also choose to come along earlier on in the afternoon for the book launch and talk at 4 pm) and then to open up a three day visionary engagement with the stories of the land and inner stories of each participant and our ancestral pasts.
The theme for East in the 4Directions Theatre wheel is the Life line. So we will really be dreaming into the life lived for ourselves and the land that we are based on. The intention is to go deep with the future ones too to create an aligned purpose through our future life lines with the paths of destiny we are each called to live as we walk these roads together on this planet in these times. This retreat will be like an archeological dig for the treasures of each of our unique expressions and our lived journeys. It will bring deep honouring and gentleness to each of our stories. There will be 4Directions Constellation work, lots of writing, connecting with trees and their medicine, crow listening and divining, archetypal exploration, astrological transit tracking, disentangling, visioning, journeying and filming work. This will enable both an inspirational and healing journey.
I am a Shamanic Educator, Counsellor, Artist, Writer, Astrology Map-finder and Constellation Therapist and Teacher. For ten years I ran The Theatre of Dragon Hill in Fife, holding regular community events with the stories of the land there. The style of working is playful, caring and deep. You will be taken into a mystical space where healing can happen and communication and insight can occur. As well as releasing books this year, I am also completing a film making degree, so an element of the retreat will be to create a film together (no pressure to feature on this - only if you want to). It is hoped that the film can reveal further layers of myth and healing story at work.
Here is an idea of the itinerary content:
Thursday 11 May
Optional 4 pm - 6 pm Book launch event with public
7 pm - 9 pm
Circle opening and Sharing. Setting up dreaming space
Friday 12 May
10 am - 11.30 pm Vision Divining, Intro to Merlin (Guide of the East); Crow Listening and Divining; Visionary Questing; Dimension opening; Collective story opening with the land and the beginnings of a film. Writing and Drawing; Fire Ceremony.
Saturday 13 May
10 am - 8 pm Loop and the future ones; Astrology: transits and patterns; Freeing Constellation work with planetary current chart; Life destiny and the Way of East. Constellating the brain. Activities with Trees are Our Letters and the Life Story; Filming.
Sunday 14 May
10 am - 1 pm Circle time; Looking at transitional edges and opening the bridge to living in tune with the inner calling back home; Being mirrors for the gifts in one another. Setting intentions. Closing the space gently.
Retreat £450 (including meals)
Payment deposit £200 on booking- to be paid in full by 10 April 2023.
Accommodation is not included but there is plenty of choice in and around Falkland.