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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, geocosmological pilgrimages and paneurhythmy (see Events).

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Latest News

Coming events:

'Shakespeare Mystery in Venice: A Gateway to Renaissance' (7-14 April 2018).
Enter into the beauty, secrets and art of Shakespeare and the Renaissance. This special week in Venice led by Peter Dawkins and Julia Cleave can now be booked.

'Exploring the Beauty of Portugal' – a Grail Pilgrimage within the 'Face' of Europe, led by Peter and Sarah Dawkins, Jonathan Tod and Tara Donovan ( 8-19 May 2018).

'Embodying Beauty' (8-15 Sept 2018), the second of the 'Golden Child' series of cultural, mythological 'mystery' pilgrimages, visiting Bourges, Chambord, Clos Luce and Vezelay, France. (Details soon to be published.)

The idea of the 'Golden Child' series of pilgrimages, led by Peter and Sarah Dawkins, is to visit the alta-major chakras and crossing points of the four major landscape temples of Europe that celebrate the great myths pertinant to Europe – 'Europa and the Bull', 'Leda and the Swan', 'The Holy Grail' and 'The Rose Cross'.

Recent Publications:

'The British Landscape Zodiac'. This more detailed account replaces the short synopsis on the British Zodiac that was previously shown on this website.

Paneurhythmy webpage added to the Zoence Mystery School main page.

'Building the Light Body' video is available free on Vimeo. This is 3hr illustrated seminar given by Peter Dawkins in two parts:- (1) 'The Transformation of Psyche from Natural to Spiritual Soul'; ( 2) 'Building Solomon's Temple'.

'The Gatekeeper' and 'Conclusion: The Wheel of Life Project', videos of talks given by Peter Dawkins at the Gatekeeper Trust Conference 2016, are available free on YouTube.

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 by Peter Dawkins can be found on Vimeo and YouTube