“The Cross: THE Fast Path to Soul Awakening”
This retreat is dedicated to Soul Awakening, and will be held within the container of the Egyptian Mysteries. Our focus will be to work with the key polarities of our being: soul and body, masculine and feminine, light and dark. We will work with a model developed by Bruce Lyon we call the Cross.
The 4 Polarities:
* our feminine nature: love
* our masculine nature: presence
* our animal nature: primordial earth-based wisdom and raw power
* our soul: that which never dies, our eternal nature
Dark, Shadow and Evil are not the same!
Some summary definitions in order to clarify the terminology of this map.
* Evil: anything that is actively blocking or attempting to destroy love, light and life.
* Shadow: aspects of our being that are unconscious or repressed, and yet are affecting or even guiding our behavior. Unintegrated aspects of our personality, distortions, and unrealized potential.
* Dark: primal energies of Life, Earthy, related to the body and our animal nature.
The 4 Quadrants:
The areas between these 4 poles create the quadrants of Light Feminine, Dark Feminine, Light Masculine and Dark Masculine. We can have a healthy expression at each of these polarities and quadrants, distinct and complimentary to each other. We can also have a shadow or stunted expression. The shadow expression is when usually there is an excess of this energy, or it has been repressed, and then gets distorted. In order to come to balance, the distortion must come out of the shadow into the light, and the authentic expression behind it be given permission. The stunted expression is when usually there is a lack of this energy, or it has been rejected, and therefor it’s not accessible. In this case, in order to come to balance, this energy needs to be given permission, cultivated and strengthened.
The Light Feminine – The quadrant made up of feminine and soul: The capacity to live as love and embrace everything. When we connect to her we connect to divine grace, unconditional love and acceptance, and the beauty in everything. The shadow expression is lack of boundaries, overly nurturing, and bypassing pain with “all is love and light”. The stunted version is when there is an inability to connect, to give and receive love, or to forgive.
The Dark Feminine – The quadrant made up of feminine and animal: sensual pleasure, erotic wisdom, emotional fluidity, and naked authenticity. This energy has a sexual sovereignty, the capacity to attract/ magnetize, and the willingness to feel everything, even the most apparently ugly, desperate, and suffering parts of life. The shadow expression is manipulation, power games, chaoticness, vengeful, and emotionally explosive. The stunted version is frigidity (rejection or judgment of sensual and sexual pleasure), and emotionally, physically or sexually detached.
The Light Masculine – The quadrant made up of masculine and soul: the presence of consciousness, the fire of awakeness, pure purpose. The Light Masculine is more common and far more accepted in today’s society. Its healthy expression is the Presence of Consciousness. This consciousness is expressed through a sense of purpose, and the unshakeable knowing of who you truly are, a soul, one with God, the nothingness. In its shadow expression it is again the absence of presence, living only the quality of consciousness. This results in being excessively mindy/ mental, disconnected from the body, sexuality and/ or emotions, unable to manifest or materialize your intentions, passive, rigid and controlling.
The Dark Masculine – The area quadrant made up of masculine and animal: Slicing clarity, warriorship, penetrative presence. The Dark Masculine is generally the most challenging of all the areas for people to work with, mainly because we have such few examples of its healthy expression in our society. The Key to unlocking the healthy Dark Masculine energy is Penetrative Presence. This energy penetrates matter, whether it’s in the expression of manifestation on the material plane, sexual potency, or the cutting through the illusion of veils (ie: cut through the bullshit). The shadow of the Dark Masculine is where there is a lack of presence but there is still penetrative energy, in other words: Abuse of Power. The stunted version is not being able to stand, whether that is to manifest or stand for something you believe in, and not claiming your no, the stereotypical “doormat” type of behaviour.
We will journey into the shadow and stunted expression of each energy, in order to reach the authentic qualities of each polarity and quadrant, in the unique way it express through you. And then bring the polarities into union at the center: your own heart! In so doing go beyond them, know your wholeness, your inner union, your oneness.
This is an intensive and it’s experiential. You will be given theory, transmissions, and personal sharings for reference by me and Timo Wiren, who will be assisting me and who has gone deep into this journey over the past 3 years. The majority of the time you will be participating in exercises and practices. This is not a mental or conceptual journey, it is embodied! There will be opportunities to share and ask questions as well. And you will be taking part in powerful rituals of initiation and anchoring.
Working with these archetypal energies, which represent the basic polarities of our being, provides the most integrated, holistic, fast and deep path we know to Soul Awakening and anchoring, and bringing the power of Spirit online through the heart to electrify your Life. Being able to embody each of these energies is key to living your full potential as a being. This is my wish for you and all of humanity, and nothing less! Come and dive into your own essential nature, feel the power of the union of these polarities, let this shine through your body, heart and soul.
Date: December 1-7
We start at 10am on December 1 and finish by 18hrs on the 7th.
Venue: Embrace Hotel
Location: Luxor, Egypt
Cost of the Intensive:
* 700Euro Early Bird Special through September 30
* 900Euro Regular Price Starting October 1
Cost of Food and Accommodation:
300Euro per person in a shared double, for 6 nights (check in on December 1 and check out on December 7), and 3 vegetarian meals per day.
* We start at 10am on the first day. Please arrange your travel to be there by 9am at the latest so that you can settle in your room and clear any outstanding payments.
* Single occupancy rooms are available, on request in advance, for a higher fee.
* You can check in the night before or stay an extra night after we conclude at an additional charge.
* Our first meal is lunch on December 1 and our last meal is lunch on December 7. Meals are vegetarian, and vegan friendly. All efforts will be made to accommodate additional dietary requirements if you request them in advance.
There is a Free pick up and drop off service included between Luxor (city, airport, bus or train station) and the venue.
To reserve your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional Additional Journeys:
A Pilgrimage on the Nile, from Luxor to Aswan and back, December 8-13 on a private boat (only those participating in the Cross or the True Power journey will be on board), exploring temples and living the mystery. For those who register for both the Cross Intensive and the Pilgrimage on the Nile, there is a package price.
A Special Package Price is offered to those who will also take part in the “True Power” Journey with Taki’h and Jon Darrall-Rew, December 15-21, in Egypt. Please go back to the central calendar for details about that journey, or click on the this link to access the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280077926237264/
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 and knowledge both modern and ancient.
As a result of her 15 year personal healing and expansion 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 over 20 countries over the last decade, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. She works with women and men (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. She has birthed the “Womb Wisdom Journey” and Training for women 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.
Find out more about Taki’h and her work