An 11-day Astrology workshop and cultural experience in India
January 14 - 26, 2018
"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." - Mark Twain
Join Astrology's very own beloved Caroline Casey for a glorious journey into two of the loveliest, most mystical parts of India.
This will be part magical trickster journey through Astrology, with Caroline as guide, and part pilgrimage into the heart of some of the most fascinating areas of India. There will be ample classroom time for delving into Astrology, as well as many mystical experiences of India herself.
Our time together will be an unfolding journey: from the idyllic, palm-fringed coast of Goa, with its golden beaches and gentle Arabian Sea, to the magnificent ruins of Hampi, and the legendary Kingdom of Kishkinda, with its unearthly boulder-strewn terrain, jade-green palm groves, banana plantations, and lush paddy fields.
Come prepared to be surprised, amazed, delighted, challenged, moved and enlightened...
Co-operators are standing by!
Averting Dis-aster ("against the stars") by gathering to "Consider" (with the stars).
Journeying through inquisitions and imprisoning orthodoxies, it has become an ingenious escapade artist.
Jupiter trine Neptune
Syncretism is a Sacrament: Astrology guides us to invite the Hindu pantheon to cavort with Taoism, the Quabbala, Aikido, Alchemy, Egyptian Mysteries, that we may honor and cultivate each planet, as a living Intelligence, and bring ancient wisdom alive in a fresh vernacular, that we may each embody within our unique selves.
We magnetize, animate, cultivate our considerable Medicines to contribute to the world at this Time of Dire Beauty.
So in this Council we honour and cultivate each planet, (and Chiron, Ceres, and smattering of asteroids) that we may be its liberating agent in the collective.
Syncretism is a Sacrament Citizen Trickster’s
Guiding Wisdom Traditions of Animistic Activism
Language grants us access to the realm it describes - if we can speak of it we can journey there. Astrology, as a language of each of our individual psyche’s relationship to the collective, rises to its greatest role, proffering guidance so that humans may rejoin the choreography of creation.
"If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men have
We do want to be clear that this workshop is as much an experience of India as anything else. The locations we have chosen are comfortable, clean, and safe, while at the same being traditional and simple. We will be stepping into the heart of India, and it will be our job to adapt to her, not the other way around.
This will be Heaven and Earth's 5th workshop in India, and we have spent many years finding the best locations, the most reliable people to work with, (safest drivers, best tailors, fairest places to shop.)
If you feel you cannot adapt to such an environment, then you may of course still attend, but we recommend that you sign up for the "tuition only" package, and we can advise you about where else to stay. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
In Colomb, Goa, our hotel is Bhakti Kutir
In Sanapur, Karnataka, our hotel is Gowri Resort
You should have some prior knowledge of astrology and of working with charts. A basic working knowledge of the signs, planets, and houses would be useful.
All levels of astrological knowledge and dedication are welcome. There may well be professional astrologers as well as beings at all levels attending, from beginner to life-long dedication. For all, especially those unfamiliar, we highly recommend an astrological reading with Caroline before our journey.
If you have any questions about the course, or about any other aspect of the work we will be doing, please feel free to contact Caroline.
CAROLINE IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY LOGISTICAL, ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME, AND THEREFORE ONLY AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WORKSHOP CONTENT ITSELF.
Dates: January 14th - 26th, 2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am - Coffee, Chai, and Samosa Break
11:15 am - 1:00 pm - Astrology Session
1:00 pm - Lunch Buffet.
** Afternoons will primarily be free after lunch, sometimes for organized group activities, Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes, massages, shopping, or whatever individuals choose to do. And on some days we will adjust the hours to fit the activity. Nothing is mandatory, except for listening to yourself and acting accordingly. A large part of this journey to India will be the experience of this amazing and exotic land itself.
Excursions are included in the "package" prices, and available to tuition only students for a per activity price. More details will be posted and sent to all attendees closer to the workshop dates.
Daily Yoga Classes and Ayurvedic treatments are available at Bhakti Kutir - to be paid for individually.
Please stay somewhat flexible around scheduling, much will depend on the group dynamic, while at the same time respecting individual needs.
We also have a wonderful Kashmiri tailor in the town of Palolem, who has made custom clothes for every group we have had to date. If you have something you would like to have made we can take a trip down to meet him today. Please bring photos or any piece of clothing you would like copied.
We will be staying at Gowri Resort, a well-managed, simple hotel set in a stunning location. We have rented this whole facility for both classes and accommodations. The restaurant is excellent, and from here we will be able to explore all different aspects of this fascinating area.
The usual mode of transport in the area is a tuk tuk, and they are very reasonably priced.
Others may choose to rent a scooter... only advised if you have previous experience riding one. There is not much traffic in the area, and there is much to see, so it is a fun thing to do.
Make sure you have an International driver's license, (easily acquired in most countries), if this might appeal to you.
Prices are in US Dollars - Currency Conversion
Please note: prices subject to change without prior notice. If you have made a deposit we will honour the price you signed up for.
$2,550 USD - This package includes full accommodation, probably shared. Until we know our final numbers we cannot give any single occupancy places, as we have a limited number of rooms at both locations.
The above image is of two students who came to India in 2016, one from Turkey, the other from the USA, and they were room-mates never having met before. By the end of the workshop they were inseparable best friends. Just saying...
If any single rooms become available, to be fair they will be given on a 1st sign-up basis.
If you are only comfortable attending on the condition of having your own room, please sign up for the tuition only package, and we will assist in finding you alternative accommodation.
Full Attendance includes:
$1,800 USD - Tuition only price: includes attendance at the workshop only. These participants may independently pay to have meals at Bhakti Kutir and Gowri, and to join in additional activities at a per activity additional cost. All transportation and other sundry expenses are the attendees responsibility.
We are of course fully available to assist with all of your arrangements.
**All inclusive activities are optional and non-transferable, and there will be no substitutions or refunds for non-participation. Thank you for understanding.**
Airfares are not included.
Cancellation Policies - Please Read Carefully before Booking
For ALL cancellations more than 75 days before a workshop there is a $500 cancellation fee.
We require that all participants have travel/health insurance for this workshop. Participation requires physical proof of coverage. We usually use World Nomads. There are however many reputable companies to choose from, so we advise all participants to shop around.