Throughout the ages there has been a timeless stream of conscious wisdom called “the Mystery School” that has flowed through all world cultures and spiritual traditions. Like the archetypical World Tree, it is an abundant revelation of universal truth, love, beauty and wonder. In the golden eras of human history, this higher knowledge has surfaced and expressed itself in great scientific, literary and artistic achievements. In the darker periods of political or religious oppression, this knowledge has gone underground, kept in secret societies, monasteries and other safe hiding places.  These ancient understandings are now being validated by cutting edge science and whole systems theory.


Avalon is pleased to offer our community membership an exciting, four-part introduction to the Mystery School:

Module 1 - Western Traditions:  The wisdom school of the West dates back to Ancient Egypt and Greece, and is also reflected in the mystical face of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions. The Western philosophies we explore in the first module include the Hermetic, Delphic, Christian Essene, Pythagorean, Gnostic Sophia, Jewish Kabbalah, Sufi, Templar and Alchemical traditions.

Module 2 - Eastern & Indigenous Traditions: The second session introduces Eastern and Indigenous mysteries such as the Tibetan realm of Shambhala, Mayan calendar, I Ching Book of Changes, Taoist philosophy, Shamanic journeying and the Vedic path of awakening.

Module 3 - The New Frontier:  The third module addresses revolutionary scientific discoveries of physics, biology, medicine and astronomy. We will also investigate Earth changes and Mayan prophecies of a December 2012 transition to a new World Age, as well as contemporary views on spontaneous quantum healing, free energy technologies, advanced brain capacities and other popular themes.  

Module 4 -  Mystery School Tools: The last session explores some ancient and modern techniques used to understand universal energies and consciousness ranging from centuries-old astrology, tarot and dowsing, to high tech brain research, applied kinesiology, water crystal science and kirlian photography. 

This workshop series will be taught in a small group format at the Avalon Retreat Centre, one weekend module per month over a four-month period. The workshops will include both engaging discussion as well as some hands-on activities. There will also be video presentation of discoveries from new science as well as archaeological findings from ancient civilizations. Our workshop faculty represents a diversity of viewpoints and will encourage a spirit of inquiry among participants.


Faculty: TBA

Dates and Times:  (4 part series) Saturday/ Sunday weekend; Sept 8-9; Oct 6-7; Nov 3-4; Dec 1-2, 2012
9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Avalon Retreat Centre, # 2- 4025 Field Road, Kelowna, BC.

Cost: $395.00 per weekend or $1495.00 for non-members
         $355.00 per weekend or $1345.00 for members for entire 4-part series
(includes certificate)

Registration Notes:  Please register early for this workshop series, as space is limited for this program.