The Cross: Shadow Work & Initiation into the Power of Soul and Animal (for Men)

Reclaim the power that lies with your animal nature, at your base. This energy has it’s own intelligence, deep wisdom, dignity and power. This is your wild, primordial, raw Earth-based nature. This is one of the main 3 portals of Life Force!
Reclaim the power that rests with your soul, at your crown. Remember yourself for who you truly are, and why you are here – your soul’s purpose in this life. This is your eternal nature. This is also one of the 3 main portals for Life Force!
Bring the two together and initiate yourself into the Union of Power. The power that comes with knowing yourself as eternal AND fearlessly standing in the world for what you hold most sacred. Being able to embody the union of power means you can claim your true inheritance, from the heights and the depths, and through that live your full potential as a being. This is not the dragon slayer but the dragon and the rider as one!
So what stands in the way? What are you reclaiming your soul and your animal from? Fear and Shame! Deep down in your base is stored the accumulation of the misuse of power, from this life and others. Most of us can feel or have a sense of some of the energies that sit there deep in our base. And we are ashamed of them. Behind the shame, we fear them. We fear these energies in ourselves, that they will be seen, that they will be let loose, that they will overpower us! And we fear them in each other. We can’t fully trust ourselves, we fear we will misuse power. So we try to repress these energies, hide them, ignore them, even fight them. This is how we give away our power or simply never claim it fully.
As a result, we doom ourselves to perpetually living in shame and fear. We create a whole strategy of how to “survive”, how to make it, how to be accepted… how to be loved. Neither fully trusting ourselves or our own power, nor fully trusting the world as a safe or loving place. Never allowing ourselves to be fully seen. Our fear-based personality structure is what stands in the way of claiming our full true inheritance. It is the door of our own fear that we must go through and face the shadows and distortions stored in our base.
This retreat is focused on letting go of the middle-man, the fear-based personality, the strategy of survival, so that the Power of Soul and the Power of Animal can each be revealed and subsequently come together. This is how we return to wholeness, to freedom, to love, to who we really are, to what we stand for in the world, and how we were always meant to walk this Earth.
Let your soul feel safe enough and welcomed enough to descend all the way down to your base… and stay! No longer something out or up there, but rather fully here in this body, in this world, manifest!
Let your animal feel safe enough and free enough from the shackles of the shadows stored in your base, to express its true power, wisdom and divinity. No longer something you need to fear or are ashamed of, no longer something you try to tame, try to control, or simply “use” or even “abuse”.
This is an invitation to go deep into your shadows and reclaim your power, and allow more Life Force to flow through you. This is the descending path, recognizing and anchoring the flow of Life Force (Spirit) IN Matter. Through the union of body and soul, you initiate yourself into the Dark Light of the Life Force and allow it to flow through you and be anchored deep in you!
This retreat IS for you if you want to:
* Remove deep layers of conditioning, shadow and distortions that prevent you from connecting to the authentic and free expression of yourself and your power;
* Choose integration instead of polarization and disconnection; bridge the heart-sex divide, the body-soul divide, and the spirit- matter divide;
* Reclaim your sacredness, here, now, in this body, in your base, in your sex, allowing your soul to descend ALL the way DOWN THERE and in so doing, opening up to more Life Force;
* Open to Life Force, a deeply penetrating and radiating dark energy that activates our latent potential in terms of power and energy, and aligns us with the planetary purpose of knowing and living our divinity in this body here and now!
So how are we going to do this?
1. Shadow Work;
2. Soul activation and soul purpose inquiry;
3. Activation of raw animal power and wisdom;
4. Life Force Activation .
There is NO OTHER OFFERING ON THE PLANET, that I know of, which works with these themes and to this depth! So this is your chance, if you feel the call, if you have reached the stage in your life where you are ready to really be free (from the shackles within), and to step into who you were always meant to be!
What is Shadow Work?:
Dive deep into the shadows in your base, including your sexuality, in order to access the essence energy trapped behind them. This is how you reclaim rejected, suppressed, or long forgotten parts of yourself, and your full power.
What do you keep hidden in the closet? What is tucked away so the world does not see this is alive in you, and maybe even you do not realize it is alive in you? This is how your energy gets distorted and its power trapped. Want to have access to your full and authentic energy and power? Want to be filled with Life Force? Then lets start with what needs to be cleaned out! Lets remove the boulders that sit in the way of your river’s flow.
You will:
* Connect to and Honor your Animal Nature, its innocence, authenticity, dignity and Power;
* Work with Sexual Deconditioning: addressing taboos, guilt, shame, rigidity and control, limiting beliefs and patterns, addiction, and wounds about sexuality and the body;
* Bring into the light the unconscious or unhealthy expressions of eros, fear, and desire, and harness the power that has been trapped behind their distorted expressions;
* Let go of power-based dynamics (examples: competition, jealousy, blaming, manipulation, etc) that leave you feeling trapped in games unable to connect to your truth or to deeper intimacy.
As we journey profoundly into shadow work, deeper layers from within rise to the surface to be healed and reclaimed. It is in our base in particular that we find so much of our “mud”, which then becomes great fertilizer for whatever we want to grow in our garden! This is the path to wholeness and freedom!
What is Life Force Activation?:
Access, purify, deepen and expand your connection to not only your own energy, but to THE Life Force energy.
After we have cleaned our base from enough of the shadows and distortions that reside there, and have embraced our real power, then we are more open to letting Life Force flow through us more fully and stably. When we give our consent for the Fire of Spirit to awaken our body, heart and soul, we call forth the lightning strike of self-realization as the One. We will be calling on this energy throughout the retreat, and we are going to especially do it by descending, through our base! We will have daily meditations and practices aligning ourselves with Life Force so that Spirit and Body (matter) begin to resonate as One!
The time has come!:
After 2,500 years of the predominance of the Ascending Path as the way to reach Soul and Spirit/ God/ Life Force, there is a collective fear about the descending path. Fear of the shadows in our base, fear of the power of our sexuality, fear of the raw wisdom of our bodies. Enough! A new age has come! It is time to recognize that through our base, our sexuality, and our bodies we can open ourselves to being filled with Life Force, fully accessing our divinity. Enough of escaping this body (and with it, sexuality and emotions and even this Earth), as the primary way to meet God, the Divine. THIS is what created the shadows in the first place! It’s time to call in Spirit into our base, and invite it to stay!
This retreat represents our direction as a humanity, our planetary purpose: To know our divinity, to embody it fully, and to bring it into all expressions of life! This is what it means to be Fully ALIVE!
The Map:
This polarity, of animal and soul, is the vertical axis of “The Cross”. The horizontal axis is based on the masculine and feminine polarity. This model represents our key polarities as human beings. It was developed by Bruce Lyon and it provides the most integrated, holistic, fast and deep path we know to Soul Awakening and anchoring, and to becoming an activated vessel of Life Force.
We begin on Monday, May 25th at 10am.
Our first meal together is Lunch on Monday, May 25th.
We conclude on Saturday, May 30th, by 17hrs.
Our last meal together is Lunch on Saturday, May 30th.
Ride shares will be arranged if possible for those coming to Estonia from abroad. Otherwise public transportation details will be provided and a shuttle van can be arranged to take a group of participants from abroad together and pick them up, between Taliinn and the Venue.
The Venue: Adila (located 40kms outside of Tallinn)
Where the Estonian Tantra Festival will take place this summer. But in May, we have the place to ourselves!
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Group Cost: 850E
IMPORTANT: last date to register: Monday May 4
Fee includes:
* 6 full days of the group teachings/ initiation;
* Vegetarian/ vegan friendly food starting on the 25th with lunch and ending on the 30th with lunch;
* 5 nights of accommodation in shared rooms;
* Exclusive use of entire venue premises, including forest and pond;
* use of sauna at least once
Having access to the forest, sauna, pond and fire will support us in purifications, integration, expansion, harnessing of Life-Force energy, and the new moon ritual. While we will be working inside the group room the majority of the time, we will also have time in nature.
A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your place and accommodation. To make your deposit please email:
PLEASE NOTE: if you have not received a reply within 48 hours please check your junk folder and mark this address as safe or add it to your contacts so that it does not end up there again.
I will be assisted by Timo Wiren during this retreat, who has been journeying deeply and intensely with The Cross over the past 4 years, and in particular with deep Shadow Work in all aspects of his life.
About Taki’h
Taki’h is a Tantrica, a therapist, an activated soul, an international teacher and a student of life & essence. She is one of the most authentic & integrated teachers today following embodiment and truth as her uncompromising guides. Taki’h offers a space for healing and empowerment rarely encountered. Her work integrates embodied experience with knowledge both modern and ancient.
As a result of her 15-year personal journey, Taki’h has trained in some of the best healing modalities in the world. This includes classical Tantra and neo-Tantra, Bio-Dynamic Breath De-Armouring and Trauma Release; Primal and Childhood Deconditioning; Sexual Deconditioning; Transactional Analysis Therapy; and Massage. For years she has practiced Guridjieff’s 4th-Way, Yoga, and Vipassana, and has been initiated in the Amautic Shamanic path of the Andes. From the embodied integration of these approaches and the gifts she came into this life with, she transmits the full range of evolution from personality healing, to soul awakening and anchoring, to opening to Spirit and letting yourself be guided by the One Life-Force energy.
Taki’h has been leading international groups of all genders in almost 25 countries over the last decade, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. She works with those in women’s bodies and men’s bodies (separately and in mixed groups) on healing, empowering and integrating their masculine and feminine, body and soul, and activating the ecstatic current of Life Force (“The Cross”). She has birthed the “Womb Wisdom Journey” and Training for those in women’s bodies to connect to the full potential of their feminine, and the “Intimacy Journey” for Couples to support them on their path as Consorts.
Taki’h is dedicated to embodied soul awakening on the planet now, and is currently an investor and supporter of the 7th Ray Mystery School and Soul Community in NZ, Highden, as well as serving as part of Governance for the Shamballa School. She is also actively committed to reviving the Egyptian Mystery School. She has her ancestral roots in Bolivia and Greece, and 2 Masters Degrees from Columbia University in NYC, including one in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is based in Finland with her soulmate, husband and inspiration.


25 - 30 May 2020


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Tallinn, Estonia