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.)
Both the Zoence Exterland Zodiac Summer School in Germany ('The Corner Stone of Harmony' – 4-5 July 2015) , and the Zoence Iona Retreat Week in Scotland ('The Fire and the Rose' – 4-11 Sept 2015), took place very happily, with much enjoyment, friendship and 'light'.
The Exterland Zodiac is a landscape zodiac centred on the Externsteine. This year's summer school was the first of a four-year series in which it is intended to learn about and 'lay' each of the four 'cornerstones' of the Zodiac via meditation, prayer, pilgrimage and ceremony. This year the north-east cornerstone was laid. Next year (2016) it will be the south-east cornerstone. Each cornerstone has its own meaning and experience as well as landscape manifestation.
This year's Iona Retreat Week was the latest of a whole series of occasional retreat weeks (bi-annual or tri-annual) that we have been holding on Iona since the 1980s. Iona, with its two interlocking landscape temples, is truly a sacred and magical island. To really understand this, one needs to be there and experience it first-hand. We plan to hold another Iona Retreat Week in 2017.
Next year's programme with event dates and details will be published in due course. The date for the Zoence Mystery School exploring and working with the chakras of 'Europa' (the British Isles) will be 14-21 May 2016 and will take place in Scotland.