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Welcome to Zoence

Pathways to Wisdom:
Core Truths of the Western Wisdom Traditions

Zoence draws on and synthesises the essence of the ancient Wisdom traditions, and presents the core truths with new discoveries and insights for the world of today and tomorrow.

In particular Zoence seeks to develop a practical understanding of the relationship between the natural, human and spiritual worlds, and the skill of being good 'actors' upon the 'stage' of the world: in other words, how to do the right thing in the right place at the right time and with the right orientation or purpose. (See About Zoence.)

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Zoence Academy & Mystery School

The Academy teaches via talks, seminars and workshops (see Events), plus information sheets (see Info Sheets), books, videos and study papers (see Publications).

The Mystery School provides practical and mystical experience of all these truths, and more, via the special events and geocosmological pilgrimages (see Events).

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Latest News

This year's autumnal weekend workshop at Bonnington House/Jupiter Artland in Scotland, 'The Prayer of Love', led by Peter and Sarah Dawkins, is soon to be held on 8-9 Oct 2016. There are still a few places left. During this special Zoence weekend we will delve into the meaning and potency of the cabalistic Tree of Life, and particularly in respect of it being an invocational prayer of all prayers that has a relationship to ourselves and the landscape, to nature and the cosmos.

Next year's Zoence Mystery School week in the crown chakra of Scotland, 'Crowning Glory', will take place13-18 May 2017. Details will be announced soon.

The Zoence Iona Retreat Week in the 'Sirius' centre of Scotland, 'Rescuing the Heart', will take place 9-16 Sept 2017. The theme is of extra special import in these times. Details will be announced soon.

This year's annual Gatekeeper Conference, 'The Threshold', will take place on 26-27 Nov 2016. Speakers at this conference will include Peter Dawkins, Marion Briggs, Imelda Almqvist, Gary Biltcliffe, Caroline Hoare, Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay, Dr. Patrick MacManaway, Sam Lee, Guy Hayward and Will Parsons. It promises to be a fascinating conference on a theme of great import.

'Wisdom in the Land', a YouTube video of the talk given by Peter Dawkins at the Gatekeeper Trust Conference 2015, is available free.

Video interview with Peter Dawkins (interviewer Carly Newfeld – running time 120 mins) now available as a free download or online streaming.


Zoence Events


Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Pilgrimages, view the diary of events



We have a selection of books, DVDs and study papers available to buy online.

Zoence Videos


A selection of video presentations can be found on the Zoence YouTube channel