Our 2012 Beltane Spring 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.


Voices of the Sacred Feminine


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

Embracing the Living Wisdom
the 3 Aspects of 
the Divine Feminine
Powers of Creation

Creation  *  Sustenance  *  Transformation

newsbank conference center, chester, vt  NewsBank Conference Center
Chester, VT

 Saturday, Sunday
May 5-6, 2012
Saturday 12:30 - 6:30 PM, Sunday 10AM - 4PM


Gratitude for the waters Ending with a Sacred
World Sound Healing Ceremony
with the Great Ceremonial Drums
Grandfather Ceremonial PowWow Drums
Vitalizing these sacred waters
with our prayers and blessings
and carrying them home,
to share with the world,  where ever we see fit.
BRING YOUR VOICE With waters from sacred wells,
springs, and sacred sites of the Earth,
as well as from the springs and rivers
of your home town.  
Bring your Waters.

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Meals & Lodging  ** Add'l Info/Background

COST:  $225. 
Add $15. for Sunday lunch.  
   You can register ON LINE or by phone (details below), or Pay by PayPal here, 
  BE SURE to note cost at your time of registration,
  and click drop down button to ADD LUNCH if you wish to do so, at time of registration.

Full Registration Cost

Lunch Sunday $15.


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Meals & Lodging  ** Add'l Info/Background

See Articles and Recent Newsletters for additional information on this program
See class list for latest links to other practices
(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
The Three Mothers
The Three Powers of Creation
CelticTrinity of Feminine WisdomThe Three Mothers represent the 3 aspects of Creation as manifest through the Principles of the Divine Feminine.
These 3 aspects are the Principle of Divine Conception/Manifestation, Gestation/Sustenance, and Death/Transformation.
Conception, Gestation, Birth, Death, Transformation, Sustenance...

Each aspect is an important element of the nature of Creation, which initiates Creation into Manifest Form, Sustains and Nurtures Creation in Manifest Form, and Transforms, or Destroys that which is in Manifest Form, in order to make room for, or give birth to, new Creation.  
These 3 aspects of Creation are tangible in all cycles of life as visible in the manifest world.

These Principles are, also, witnessed in cultures the world over.  Many cultures recognize and honor the Harmonious Balance of the Principals of Masculine and Feminine aspects of life, necessary to the integral manifestation and revelation of Life.  Even, as seen, in this Celtic Trinity of the Divine Feminine, one sees the three fold Vesica Pisces, often seen, and honored, as an image of the Divine Feminine.  The Vesica Pisces, itself, represents the doorway or portal into the Divine Feminine, and is known, also, to represent the Yoni, the entrance into the vulva, known in mystical, and tantric circles, as a portal into deeper mysteries, and other worlds of being.  Yet, it is representational of an aspect of the Seed of Life, and eventual Flower & Tree of Life, which incorporates and represents the perfect Union of Divine Masculine and Feminine Principles of All Life, as it permeates through all 
Manifestations of the Creative Principle.

vesica piscesWhile we shall discuss this balance of the Powers of Consciousness and Life Force, and how it is integral to bringing All Life into manifest form, we will focus on the Divine Feminine, the Three Mothers, in this practice.

In Hindu Mysticism, they are the Principles of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati, or Shakti.
In Celtic Wisdom, they are the Maiden, Mother, and Crone.
In Christian Mysticism, they may be represented by the Three Mary's, three Feminine Beings who were very close to, and integral to, the lifeSaraswati of 
Yeshua; his mother Mary, his partner Mary Magdalene, and the mysterious third Mary, who is represented as his Aunt, Sister, or sister of Martha, in various theological literature.
In Hebraic Wisdom, she is Shekinah, the Bride, the manifest Face of God, veiled behind the High Altar of each Temple, Binah, the luminous being of Understanding, and Chokmah, the face of luminous Wisdom.  These Feminine Beings give access to the Gateways of the Highest Realms of Consciousness, such as the Elohim and Seraphim in Jewish Mysticism.
Indeed, it is the Feminine which is the Portal into Other Worlds, and into the very Heart of Creation, the secrets of nourishment and 
manifestation, and of Life itself.  This, certainly, is in part, why we are working with, and honoring the 3 Prinicipals of the Divine Mother here this weekend.
They shall come with their voices, manifest from the Celestial Realms, for all to correspond, make connection, honor, and receive the guidance, nurturance, and wisdom of, as each participant is ready, and sees fit to do.

We shall have the opportunity to enter the deep spaciousness of the Realms of the Divine Feminine.
There will be sacred chant.  Zacciah will guide us in esoteric practices, utilizing the special initiatory process and powers of Sacred Sound Transmissions, which allow us to directly perceive the wisdom and blessings generated through the practices.
We shall peer into our own relationship with our own mother, this week before Mother's Day, immersed in the sacred energies of Beltane, to see where we hold power and connection to the Feminine, or where we have had imposed upon us disempowering thoughts and belief mechanisms which may isolate us and keep us from feeling the eternal love of the Mother.  Indeed, how our relationship with our own Mother has impacted us, can set the tone of our ability to connect to the Divine Feminine, and the Sacred Mothers awaiting us at that doorstep.
sacred ceremonial drums
And we shall continue the Waters of the World ceremonies, bringing, blessing, and receiving, our own waters, from our homelands, to mix with that from sacred sites around the world, and bless with our prayers for healing for this entire planet, to carry back with us and share with the Earth through her waters, where we live, and travel.  This weekend, we shall have the rare opportunity to blend our prayers and voices with the voices of three of the great Sacred Ceremonial Drums, built by Alan Stonewolf, in honor of the Earth Mother, to be used exactly for purposes such as these.  We each shall have the opportunity to play, collectively, with Alan and other DrumCarriers, on these sacred drums, singing our heart prayers into the Earth, and Waters of the Earth, which will be shared after the ceremonies' completion, to share back with the World.

Zacciah pulls the wisdom of the Mothers from numerous traditions he has been initiated in, from the Indigenous Americas, to Hinduism, Qabbalism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Taoism, and Egyptian Mysticism.  The Mothers which arise from each of these traditions bring much richness to the practice.  And, he shall bring
through, in his Sacred Sound Transmissions, the Power of any or each of these: 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.  In his own personal evolution, it is, especially, through the Egyptian Lineages of Hat'or, Isis, and Sekhmet, the voices, and powers of the Feminine have touched, and taught him.  

See more on the 3 Mothers here.

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Registration  **  Location and Directions **  Meals & Lodging 
** 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.

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
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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 EST.
  • PHONE:  802.674.9585
Julie Jones, Office Manager
Center of Light, PO Box 389
Ascutney VT 05030
Print out Fax or Mail Registration  form here
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 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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   Additional information: And Logistics, on the nature of this program, below.  
  From Chester Center  (see below, left, or click here)

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

  1. 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 walking distance of the Center.
  2. 2-We may be able to provide multi-bedroom houses in Chester for  .
    1. Details will be available later.
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  (some snacks will be provided, 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 at 12:30 PM until 6:30 PM.
On Sun. we will provide quality make-your-own wrap sandwich materials, soup, simple dessert, and drink for $15., or you may take advantage of the restaurants and cafes in Chester, or bring your own lunch.
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.

Planned menu (subject to change):
  • organic salad bar with mixed greens
  • assorted vegetables
  • cheeses
  • breads/rolls
  • hummus  and choice of dressings
  • rice salad with cranberries, toasted walnuts, blue cheese (optional), dressed with maple balsamic
  • fresh fruit
  • carrot cake (spelt flour and maple and/or agave syrup)  
  • 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. 

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

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
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Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies

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

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