We had such a fabulous time in 2018 with this program, we are bringing it back in 2019. Come back for dates!
We as men have had few mentors in the true Sacred Masculine.
It is time we come together as a community, and awaken the deepest, richest aspects of our heritage, our lineage, our spiritual essence and being.
Join with Sacred Sound Channel and Master Spiritual Counsellor & Facilitator Zacciah Blackburn in this 4 day exploration into the nature of the Sacred Masculine, with empowerments and initiations that reveal and encourage us to align with and embody our true essence, knowing, purpose, and power.
Who are we, truly, as men?
How can we come together to create a better alliance with our selves and each other to determine our true nature and destiny as men, in a time, and in a society that rightly questions the nature of our masculinity.
The patriarchal lineages we share, the world over, are filled with the visions and actions of a wounded male, not the true essence of sacred or divine masculinity, which is our heritage and birthright. The Wounded Male, with its misbeliefs and misperception have led us to a world of great disorder and chaos, near to the collapse of the natural world. Even today, it, literally, brings us to the brink of collapse of our society.
That which is the Principle of the Sacred Masculine, also, is often misunderstood, misaligned, and too often not present in our culture, our leaders, or our society at large.
This is in part because the established order of the masculine does not honor and abide in sacred balance or harmony with the sanctity or harmony of Creation, which is instilled in each of us, and in every living thing. The Wounded Male not only does not recognize or honor that, if, often, cannot recognize or seek to right its wounds and harmful actions that stem from its wounded psyche.
That right action and right thought arises from living and abiding in right relationship within the wisdom of our own hearts, of each other, with the wisdom paths and teachings of the world, and with the wisdom and natural order of Creation, which arises not only from our authentic masculinity, but, equally from within the Sacred Feminine, in her many manifestations.
We are meant to be in equal and balanced relationship with those manifestations of our own mind and heart, and the Sacred Feminine, as well.
Wisdom of the Heart and the Honoring and support of All Life are the foundations of that principle of equilibrium of Life.
Having said this, that which is the Sacred, or Divine Masculine, awaits to anoint us, and to lift us to our true heritage, as men who can come together in honor and respect for All Life, yet standing fully and firmly in our own power and knowing.
It is time we come together and re-establish the natural harmonic of the Sacred Masculine, in right relation to the Living Principles of the Cosmos, and do our part to restore and walk in balance and harmony in that Path, in that Sacred Web of Life.
Typical schedule format:
(All Times are ET.
Exact times may vary.)
First day: Arrive and register by 12:00 noon.
Lunch begins at 12:30 PM
Program begins at 2 PM
Breaks every 1.5-2 hrs.
Practice ends 6:30 PM
We expect to offer 2 evenings practices for 1-2 hrs.
Starting at 7:30-8 PM,
including a Fire Circle and Drum Circle
Bring your drums, songs, and stories
2nd through 4th day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch break at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 1/2 hrs
Afternoon session ends 6:00 PM
We hope to provide a day travel excursion to a sacred site, one of the ancient ceremonial stone chambers of Vermont, close to Leyden.
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 hr
Program Closes after Lunch, approx 3:00 PM
Meals and Lodging are included:
The Center is modern and has most conveniences, including wifi, and 24 hr coffee/tea service.
Rooms are double and triple occupancy & shared baths.
Meals are deliciously prepared by our
retreat center hosts. They are full, rich, natural
and local ingredients and/or organic where possible.
Often their own gardens are the source for
Special diets can be accommodated, though
they reserve the right to charge an
additional moderate fee if necessary.
Add your dietary and any other special needs
in your registration forms.
A delicious and healthy afternoon snack is also included.
If you choose to come as a Commuter, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided for you.
YOU MAY COME EARLY OR STAY LATE for an additional fee, to prepare, relax, integrate, and enjoy the exceptional services of the Retreat center.
Location & Travel Information
The retreat is held on the 95 pristine acres and retreat center complex of the Beautiful
SpiritFire Retreat Center
407 West Leyden Road
Leyden, Massachusetts 01337
This is a rural setting, please pay attention to directions.
Our hosts Steve and Tim can assist with final transportation logistics if you are traveling by train or bus, or if you want early arrival or late departure overnights.
We will give best travel routes to those registered for program.
By Air, Bus, Train
The Center is near Greenfield MA & Brattleboro, VT
--bus, trains available to Greenfield/Deerfield, MA, or Brattleboro, VT.
Closest major airport is Hartford, CT (Bradlee/BDL), though Manchester, NH, Boston, MA, Albany NY, and Burlington VT are also good choices.
For internationsl travel, there is good train & bus service to the region from NYC, and Boston, MAairports.
SpiritFire will assist with transportation from Greenfield, MA, Brattleboro, VT, and when possible, Springfield MA or Hartford CT Bradlee Airport. A fee may apply.
Taxi and Limousine service are available from BDL, Springfield, MA, Greenfield, MA or Brattleboro, VT
We accept debit and credit cards, PayPal, cash or checks for payment:
please call us 802-674-9585
please email us firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will set up payment. Please do not email us any secure credit card information.
Please send payment to:
The Center of Light
PO Box 389
220 Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT, 05030 USA
Call our offices
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM EST.