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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.

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Zoence Academy & Mystery School

The Academy teaches via talks, seminars and workshops, plus information sheets, books, videos and study papers.

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

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'The Keystone, Key to the Mysteries' (26 July 2019) – an evening talk by Peter Dawkins recounting and explaining the various stories, mysteries, symbolism and meaning of the Keystone in terms of soul initiation.

'The Keystone of the Mysteries' (26-28 July 2019) – a weekend summer school looking at the stories, mysteries and meaning of the Keystone in terms of soul initiation, including a visit to the Externsteine, the centre of the Exterland landscape zodiac, to find and ‘raise’ the metaphorical ‘keystone’ of the Exterland’s hidden ‘vault’ and bring to light the mystery within. Led by Peter Dawkins.

Iona Retreat Week 2019: 'Building the Light Body' (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'. Led by Peter & Sarah Dawkins.

'Faithful & True' (5-6 October 2019) – Zoence weekend retreat at the renowned Jupiter Artland in Scotland. Led by Peter and Sarah Dawkins.

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