Our 2012 Cross Calendar / Samhain Fall Retreat, in the idyllic village of Chester, VT
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The GREAT AWAKENING:  The Illumination of Consciousness
Lotus BlossomPrograms for Spiritual Development;  Awakening our Authentic & Luminous Being
  We are in a prophesied time of Great Transformation.
Let us come into remembrance of the Beauty and Purpose of our existence.

The more we are able to touch into the vastness, richness, and Beauty of Creation, the more we are able to feel the deserving nature of our Presence here. 
The more we realize this, 
the more we are able to connect with the very essence and nature of Life, 
with the breadth of the Cosmos, and, through this, the nature, the identity and the purpose of our Being.


 reparing the vessel, sacred sound retreat, Chester, VT

Magdalene, with the Egg of Creation Tara, Mother of Compassion Lakshmi Hathor The Madonna Isis, giving the gifts of life


newsbank conference center, chester, vt NewsBank Conference Center
Chester, VT
 Saturday, Sunday
Nov 3-4, 2012
 Honoring the Sanctity of Samhain
& the Thinning of the Veils

Saturday 12:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday 10AM - 4PM
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD

 prayers for the earth, sacred sound
Ending with a Sacred World Sound Healing Ceremony
voices in prayer for the earth
Learning the Art of Manifestation BRING YOUR VOICE For the Well Being of Others

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Meals & Lodging  ** Add'l Info/Background

COST:  $225. 
You may register by phone until 2 PM FRIDAY, Nov 2; 802.674.9585

or by PayPal below, or here, on line, until Saturday 10 AM
After that time, please register at the workshop.
 (Please plan to arrive at least 20 min early; parking behind building)

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Add $15. for Sunday lunch.  
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Registration For November Practice


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See Articles and Recent Newsletters for additional information on this program
See class list for latest links to other practices, including our SOLSTICE 2012 Practice
(all practices open to all participants, no pre-requisite required.)

These programs are constantly evolving due to nature of Celestial Guidance and Allies, and the Changing Times.  
There is no pre-requisite to attend any of the "Great Awakening" series of programs.

Preparing the Body, Mind, and Soul, for the Great Transformation in Human Consciousness;
Living, Learning, and Building Harmonious Relationships
 With All Aspects of Creation
It is time to prepare our selves as
Sacred Vessels, to Honor Our True Nature, 
our Unique Imprint, our Divine Self;
Invite it to be a part of our Life,
and learn how to enter into
Harmony with All Life
The Time of Meeting Our Selves Again
                                                                              (--The Inca name for these prophecied times)
This is an auspicious time.

It is a time we know much about, or at least that we have heard much about;
Many of us have our opinions about it.
Not many of us know what to expect, what is to come.  Even those charged with keeping the prophecies of the ancient indigenous cultures, such as the Maya Wisdom Keepers of 2012 and the Maya Calendar, say they do not know for certain, but much is foretold, and much is now being told, just as the prophecies foretold.  The prophecies gave signs of what was to come, and when to share secret aspects of the prophecies.  Those signs are appearing, and the secrets are being revealed.

Listen to the true Wisdom Keepers if you wish to learn more about this.  Much of this shall be shared in the practice.

In this practice, we will work with much of the fundamental wisdom of such Wisdom Keepers to ascertain the Times We Are In, what we might expect, and how we might best prepare ourselves for these rapidly changing times, and move through them with gratitude, and Grace.
Few are not aware of it.  Not every one believes it to be true.  Yet, few do not feel impacted by the incredible waves of change affecting our world today.
The changes will continue.
They are likely to intensify.
There are specific techniques we can utilize to prepare ourselves, and make safe passage through any chaos that ensues.

This practice will offer such techniques, to prepare ourselves to become a Living Vessel for the Crystalline Light of Creation, the Heart of the Matrix, and activate what the indigenous Elders call, "the Original Instructions," deep, innate ways of Knowing how to live in Harmony with Creation.

We each carry them.
They are our BirthRight.
They are inherent to us.

They are in our Living Cells.
We are encoded with them.
The geometries of our cellular tissue, our physical form, and all life around us map, exhibit, reflect, and quantify these values.

But we have learned to live with differing belief codes.
We have been taught from a place of imbalance.
Our society, our governing principles, and certainly many of those of industry, trade, government, religion and other societal forces which guide or govern us, have become skewed with misinformation, misunderstanding,
mistruth, and dysfunctional states of incoherence.
We are teetering on a precipice of steep imbalance.
The Hopi and other elders say we are dangerously close to tipping the scales with our ways of imbalance.
Their prophecies foretold those who would come and weave a web of metallic fibers and roadways (power grids, highways, and railroads,) across the back of the Earth, and bring us close to a brink of self destruction.  The prophecies foretold much more.

And, it is time that we take heed, and learn the art of Living in Harmony, again.

It is our BirthRight.
It is our inherent nature.
It is in our Living Cells.
The truth is, it is not that difficult.

It is about our point of focus, our beliefs, our will, and our understanding of the nature of consciousness, the nature of Universal Consciousness, our imprint upon it, and its matrix within us.
It is very easy.
It, in actuality, is easier than living in imbalance and disharmony.
We just have been taught to tip the scales the other direction.
For many of us, it is all we have been taught.
Many of us have been on a self-discovered path of righting the scale.
Because, there have been few mentors and pathfinders before our generation.
But, the teachings have been there, often dormant, or hidden, or thriving in other civilizations, which have only been discovered by the West in the last century.  Or, revealed by the Elders, because the signs say, now, it is Time.
So, to many of us, it seems new.
For the most part, it is the anceint Truth.
Yet, mixed with this ancient way of Knowing, is the New Consciousness, as well.

We will work on clarifying that matrix, and alinging with the inherent codes, as well as the New Emergence of pure consciousness, in which we were intended to dwell.  In which the higher aspects of our being, in actuality, already dwells.
The outcome may not be universal (in humanity.)  It may not impact in highly discernible ways overnight.
But, by doing the work of preparation, we come into realization of the nature of Harmony, and learn to abide in it, closer and closer, each day.

In our Solstice practice, we shall then work to hold restore, and re-ignite that place of universal balance, to enter the New Dream.  The New Reality.  The New Emergence of a Humanity in Harmony with All Life.
Again, it may not be realized overnight.
It is like a garden which needs tending, and seeding.
We are the gardeners.  And we invite you to join with others tilling these fields of vital Restoration.
Reseeding the Creative Matrix of Heaven on Earth, as it has been revealed by so many way-showers, Elders, Visionaries, and Wisdom Keepers.  The paths of so many are becoming united in that understanding, wisdom, and revelation, as we enter this portal of universal wisdom, and harmony with all Life.

This is important work, to prepare for that day long event (our Solstice Practice.)

Some additional topics which may be covered or highlighted in this program:

Vehicle for the New Emergence; Embodying the highest form for self and cosmos in service to the greater Cosmos.
Preparing the vessel: embody the Beloved/Self's highest form and all which that entails.

Discovering the true nature of Healing
Bringing forward that which we hold, which wishes to be Healed.
        Discovering what stands in the way.
Discovering a path and commitment to realization; how do we enter harmonious relationship with All Life.
What if the method of creating a world of peace and beauty began by incorporating these traits within us?
What if all Fear was a projection from within us?
What if Life was a matrix ready to be birthed of our own Communion with It?   
We shall continue our World Sound Healing Ceremonies, learning to become a vessel for pure intentions and healing prayers for the World, for the benefit of others, and sounding them into manifestation.  Each of our primary practices here, in Vermont, we offer some form of special world healing service.   

This time, we ask you each to bring your prayers, your drums, your rattles, your voice, to collectively create a matrix of real, healing affirmations, for the planet, to sing them into existence.  We have the power of creation within us.  We shall speak about this.  We each carry a matrix of healing within us.  We each have the ability to collaborate with Creation to bring real Light into the world.  And, we ask you to bring yours, to collectively create a vision, and sound it into the world, for the benefit of all.  
We, also, have been invited to join with world - wide Hathor meditations as well.

For those not familiar with these practices, Zacciah pulls from the wisdom of numerous traditions he has been initiated in, from the Indigenous Americas (North, South, and Central, with blood lines in two North American cultures,) to Hinduism, Qabbalism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Taoism, and Egyptian Mysticism (with blood lines in Druidic and Celtic cultures, as well.)  The Holy Beings of the subtle realms, the 'Pure Realms of Light and Sound "(Tibetan description of these other realities,) where the realized beings of these lineages of spiritual traditions, come to join with us, and bless us with their presence.  It is those which arise from each of these traditions who bring such great richness to the practice.  And, in the practices, Zacciah shall bring through, in his Sacred Sound Transmissions, the voices, the power, the empowerments, and, the initiations of any or each of these: among them are Tara, Quan Yin, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Innana, Shekinah, Isis, Hat'or, Sekhmet, and many other streams of the Divine Feminine, which manifest through the many cultural lineages.  From the Divine Masculine streams, it might be Yeshua, Horus, Thoth, those of the Elohim, the Seraphim, the Melchizedek lineages, Buddhist and Hindu lineages, Native Ancestral beings, and those of the StarNations, the Hathors, and others, who come through him, and guide him in his work.  In his own personal evolution, it is, especially, through the Egyptian Lineages of Hat'or, Isis, and Sekhmet, the voices, and powers of the Sacred Feminine have touched, and taught him.  Though, the teachers are many, of both sides, this world and the next.  

The majority of participants report, after these practices, to, also, be deeply touched.
Often sharing with us, these are the most important, powerful, life transforming, evolutionary practices they have engaged in.
We welcome you to join us.

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Add'l Info/Background

In this overall body of work, we are fundamentally 
Co-Creating the Template of Heaven on Earth
 Re-invigorating the original matrix, or Original Instructions,
for harmony with all life
embedded in each of us, at a soul level, and at a level of cellular memory,
as well as the often unused portions of our DNA matrix.

This page may continue to be updated.
Please check back for further information, or join our newsletter for updates!
See our recent newsletter with an in depth article relating to this work.

Another more recent set of articles is here.

For additional information on the background of this entire series of programs 
             see The Great Awakening,

            as well as our many Articles.

The foundation of these programs is constantly updated from information arising from the Star Elders. Living Wisdom Keepers, & others guiding this work.  Though constantly evolving, practical exercises to enter awakened lucid states of consciousness (what is also refered to as enlightenment, or ascended states of consciousness,) will be offered, utilizing Sacred Sound, which will enhance the participants experience significantly.
These are being offered, also, at a time in deep correspondence to the Maya Calendar days of great Transformation, Awakening, and Renewal.
We are in a time when a new window of opportunity is opening for human consciousness to more readily access understanding and experience of the Unity of Creation.  This is fundamental understanding to this entire period of time, and will be specific to our practice. 

Join with us, in these sacred programs, humbly offered.
It is Time.
We wish you, all, many blessings in the Journey

Contact for registration and questions:
For Questions on this program, or location, contact: 
our center
You must pay in full by due dates to receive early discounts.
Please add $15. for Sunday Lunch if wish to purchase
(see below.)
You may register by Phone, Fax, Mail, E-mail, or Secure On Line, with a Credit/Debit Card, or Personal Check or Money Order, or Pay Pal
On Line Registration page is here.

Or, mail or fax your registration information, or MC/VIsa credit information.
Pint out Fax or Mail Registration  form here
  •  FAX:  802.674.9586
  •  Mail:  PO Box 389
    •  Ascutney VT 05030  USA
For additional information on registering on line, by Credit/Debit Card, check, or PayPal, see full registration information here:  To register by phone, you may
  • Call our offices 
  • Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM ET
  • PHONE:  802.674.9585
The Center of Light,
PO Box 389

Ascutney VT 05030
Print out Fax or Mail Registration  form here
Fax:  802.674.9586  

 For all logistics, especially for those who have registered for this program, and for our recommendations on preparing for this program, please see:
Location and Directions

Place:      NewsBank Conference Center
352 Main St
Chester, VT  05143
 Sign in front of building
Enter through the front doors, program is upstairs.  

Handicap accessibility, elevator available.
Conference center, Chester, VT

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    There is adequate parking behind the Conference Center off of Senior Circle (see map), adjacent to the builidng, or across the street, behind the NewsBank main offices, off of Cobleigh St., across from the Center.
Directions:   From Chester Center  (see below, left, or click here)
Additional information:
     And Logistics
, on the nature of this program, below.  

Lodging is not included.
However, there are two options:

  1. You can web search inns, hotels, or motels, in the area.  Chester is a unique town with wonderful shops, restaurants, etc, and quality inns, motels, and hotels within easy walking distance of the Center.
  2. We are able to provide a shared room in one of several multi-bedroom houses in Chester for reasonable fee.  Most rooms have twin beds.  You have full access to kitchen, living room, shared bathrooms.
    1. $50/night/person for double.  We will provide a roommate.
    2. $45/night/person/double if you have someone who signs up with you.
    3. $80/night/person single.
    5. Spaces are limited!
For rooms in town, see 
  1. http://www.chesterlodging.com/  for local lodging, or
go to our accommodations page:
for a broader search of inns and motels.

Water, snacks, coffee, and tea are available throughout the program. 
      (Feel free to bring a snack to share!)

There will be no lunch break on Sat.  Please eat before your arrival, or bring something to tide you over.  Snacks are available.
Program starts Saturday at 12:30 PM until 6:30 PM.
On Sun. we will provide soup and/or sandwiches, fruit, and drink for $15., or you may take advantage of the restaurants and cafes in Chester, or bring your own lunch.
Sunday Program 10 AM - 4 PM.

Sunday Lunch, $15. please pay with registration.  There is a PayPal button above, or add it to your registration form on line, or by mail or fax.

Men (subject to change):
  • lunch in Nov. will be a simple choice of soup and/or sandwiches
  • fresh fruit
  • assorted teas and coffee
You may bring meals, or walk to a local restaurant for lunch on Sunday.  Please eat before arriving on Saturday.
A group may gather for Sat eve meal together.

  This program is facilitated by, Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, a highly skilled intuiive teacher and guide in sound healing and esoteric awareness practices for true awakening of consciousness.  He has worked in the field for over 3 decades, offers a 3 year program in therapeutic sound healing practices, and teaches internationally a variety of esoteric trainings in consciousness and earth healing practices.
He is Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network.

Zacciah's work has long focused on the emerging transformation of human consciousness.

This work, 
The Great Awakening, continues a series of programs explicit to this new era of awakening which humanity is entering, with explicit steps to assist in this personal and collective awakening, long prophecied by many cultures of the world.

The Great Awakening
will offer keen insight into the nature of this incredible threshold of awakening, upon which humanity stands poised, as well as offer each participant a vehicle which can transport us into other worlds of understanding, experience, and self knowledge.  These experiences are especially heightened via the art of Sacred Sound Transmissions, through which Zacciah brings the sounds and voices of Holy Beings from other realms of consciousness, into our present environ,  which can heighten our sense of Living Reality.  The vast majority of participants find these experiences extraordinarily enriching, life altering, and deeply transformative.  At the same time, participants are left with practical exercises to carry into their every day lives. 

General Information  **  Registration 
Location and Directions ** 
Meals & Lodging  ** Add'l Info/Background

Driving Directions to The NewsBank Conference Center

Chester, VT

  • Chester is located 10 mi off Rt I-91, exit 6
  • 11 mi from Springfield VT,
  • or approx 15 mi. from Londonderry, or Ludlow, VT
    There is adequate parking behind the Conference Center off of Senior Circle (see map), adjacent to the builidng, or across the street, behind the NewsBank main offices, off of Cobleigh St., across from the Center
  • Enter through the front doors, and go upstairs.  Handicapped accessibility, elevator available.
  • . Map is below!
Driving Directions:

From I-91 N or S, and most points East, South, or North:
Take Exit 6, Chester, and turn onto Route 103 North toward Chester
(From Bellows Falls & Exit 6 I-91):
At the intersection of Rt 11 (toward Londonderry,) bear left onto Rt 11, and continue into the center of Chester.  The Center is on the right just after the small green in downtown Chester.

From Rt 103 South Bound (From Ludlow) and Rt 11 (South,  From Springfield) :
From 103 or Rt 11 south, upon entering Chester, there will be a T intersection at Main Street.
Turn Right at the stop sign onto Main Street, if on 103 from Ludlow.
From Springfield, turn right onto Main St (103 here), but, at the intersection of Rt 11 (toward Londonderry,) bear onto Rt 11, and continue into the center of Chester.  The Center is on the right just after the small green in downtown Chester.

From Rt 11 East Bound ( From Londonderry, Manchester, Upstate NY):
Enter Chester from the West.
Route 11 becomes Main Street in Chester.
The Center is on the left just before the small green in downtown Chester, which would be on your right if you continued straight.

Conference center, Chester, VT
For all logistics, especially for those who have registered for this program, and for our recommendations on preparing for this program, please see:
Upcoming Programs
Programs are constantly being added and updated
Please see entire class list.

Spring 2013
Programs in Vermont
 Canada, New York, Massachusetts

Please see entire class list.
Watch for program announcements for 2013
Prior work:
Peru, November 2011
11.11.11 The Gateway of Aramu Muru
           Yucatan, April, 2012
such as:
  • 2013 & Beyond:  Tentative:  
    • American Southwest and the Anasazi
    • Nepal and Tibet
    • Peru
  • High Tantra, Yucatan, Mexico
    • April, 2012
  • UK, Sacred Sites, Crop Circles
Past highlighted events:
  • EGYPT: 
    • 10.10.10:  Initiations in the Halls of Orion
    • A 2 week sacred initiatory journey, Oct 2010
  • PERU:  11:11:11:  The Gateways of Ascension
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What we invest our power in, in our own belief structure, creates the reality that we experience.

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, Director
The Center of Light
Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies

P.O. Box 389
220 Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

Phone:  (802) 674-9585
Fax:  (802) 674-9586
e-mail: info@sunreed.com


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