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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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Some of the coming events (see Events for more):

Exploring the Beauty of Portugal: "Portugal's Foundation Pillars" (4-10 May 2019) a retreat week on the south coast of Portugal, to enjoy together the important energetic sites in the Algarve and to effect good change for ourselves and all those around us through joy, dance and sound.

Exploring the Beauty of Portugal: "The Silver Pillar" (12-20 May 2019) A Grail Pilgrimage exploring a magical landscape temple that stretches up the eastern side of Portugal, which forms the 'left-hand pillar' of a 'Tree of Life' design laid out across Portugal by the Knights Templar in their endeavour to establish a 'heaven on earth'. Portugal forms the 'face' of Europe through which the heart light can shine as the 'countenance of the Lord' when true love is manifested.

Iona Retreat Week 2019: "Building the Light Body – Ascending to heaven in a chariot of fire" (29 Aug - 5 Sept 2019) – a week's retreat on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, enjoying the island and learning about and developing our light bodies, our 'bodies of Ascension'.

Landscape Zodiacs:

'The British Landscape Zodiac'. The Celts recognised both the equal-sign and unequal-sign zodiac, which archetypal pattern they laid out across the country as a landscape zodiac. They also used a ten-fold division of the zodiac. Later cultures, including the 16th/17th century Rosicrucians, recognised and worked with this landscape zodiac. It is a key to understanding British mythology, including Shakespeare, as well as the land of Britain.

Scotland and ireland also have their landscape Zodiacs. The Three Lands of Scotland, Ireland and Britain form a Trinity, mythologised as the Triple Goddess, which is a key to their evolution and role on the world stage.

Landscape zodiacs elsewhere in Europe and the world have also been discovered, researched and are gradually being made known for the benefit of humanity and nature.

Videos (free):

'Building the Light Body' – an 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 '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