Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

Toltec Shamanic Training: The Luminous Body, Repairing the Universal Web - Practical Tools for Multidimensional Living March 28 - April 11, 2015

Expand your level of consciousness and your innate healing power through meditation, movement, ceremony and dreaming tools on this sacred travel experience to Mexico.

The Centre of the Conscious Dream grew out of the Shamanic School of Dreaming, which was founded in 1995 in England by Daniel Stone. Established in 2000, the centre is located in the desert of San Luis Potosi, Mexico towards the end of the sacred ancient pilgrimage route called the Wirrikuta. It is an extraordinary multi-dimensional field of energy, which drew or “called” Daniel to build his centre here. The centre is now in its 14th year offering retreats and courses. The intent of this course is to provide revolutionary practical tools for multidimensional living. READ MORE

Tour Leader Daniel Stone (Chu-Ra)

Through his study with indigenous shamans, Daniel Stone established The Centre of the Conscious Dream in 2000. In addition to leading retreats, he is an author, musician, and international artist. 


The trip to Mexico at Daniel and Arbolita's centre was quite profound for me as it really helped me to reconnect with the earth and, ultimately, with parts of me that I had neglected or forgotten.Tara Alain, Squamish, BC


Daniel took care of our basic needs and has put together a surreal, accessible, well thought out program to develop our dreaming bodies. And I had lots of dreams! Irene Dulay, Burnaby, BC


Course Description

The conscious expanded human being is of great service to the universe. The ability to join worlds, dimensions, to travel in time, to be aware of more than one space at any given moment, makes the human a bridge-builder, a connector, communicator, the link. 

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The studio at the Centre of the Conscious Dream desert site

When our human body lights up to such a state of luminosity that we are consciously connected not only to the planet but to the solar system, the galaxy, as far as the great universal plumed serpent – Quetzalcoatl – then the human has the power to heal from the place of the core seed of universal thought-form.

This level of healing is not only physical, or psychological, or emotional; it is not only on the level of the human individual, cultural, nor even on ancestral levels; it is not only human, it is planetary, solar, galactic, universal. This is the healing level of the 12 Great Dreamers of the Universe, the first level of consciousness, the seed, the first thought-forms from which all the rest followed and follow.

Our crystalline intelligence (inner crystal skull) allows us to touch this level of consciousness, to see through the illusion of fixed time and fixed space. Our own crystal skull in our very own skull allows us to see through the material mask to the universal web that connects all matter and all spaces. Trusting ourselves to see, we can extend and expand on this web of “light” to illuminate our bodies – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. This luminous body connects you to the dreamer who dreams you, the painter who paints you, the writer who writes you. Now you become the creator.

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The desert site, Centre of the Conscious Dream

As we grow in our power of seeing, we learn to find the parts of the web that are broken in our own bodies, the planetary body and the solar system. We learn that the wounds in our own bodies reflect the wounds in the universe. Crucially, we learn how to repair, to re-connect the web so that the natural energy flow and function is restored.

The key intent of this course is to develop the human instrument so that it can be sung by the universal breath.

In this space you can fully open to your multi-dimensional possibilities. You can finally connect the different parts of yourself that previously didn’t make sense. You can reconnect with your cosmic tribe and to all your relations. Once this perception has been achieved, the task is then to sustain it, not only in this course, but when you go back home. The intent of this course is to provide revolutionary practical tools for multidimensional living.

The Desert

The great expanse of earth and the great expanse of starry sky put the human into true perspective. It can be quite intimidating, or it can be very exciting. You choose. The beauty of the Centre is that you can walk in any direction for miles and miles and the earth will speak and the sky will speak, and the more you breathe, the more you learn to listen to the wisdom of the desert.

Teaching Methods

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Daniel Stone and fellow teachers at the Centre of the Conscious Dream

1. Meditation 

Sitting, and walking meditations to develop breath consciousness. The breath is the magical tool through which we extend from the physical bodies to touch other energies, and then return to the physical body. Through the breath we sense and feel relation with material and immaterial spacetime.

2. Movement 

Shamanic yoga. The listening moving body. The body heals itself by finding its natural movement in the moment. The body finds its true expression in the revealed secrets of each second. The body knows how and when to move. Our work is to listen to the language of the body in movement.

The human does not live in isolation. Shamanism teaches that the human body is connected not only to other human beings. The human body is connected to the elements, trees, the plants, rocks, the animals, the whole planet Earth, the sun, the moon, the star. When the human body finds its moving connection with where it lives and breathes, it ends its isolation and finds its freedom. Yoga is a series of movements and stretches that connect the human body with the universe.

In this yoga, the moving human body finds its own language, its own response to each moment, its own “truth”. The wisdom of our perfection comes from within our own body. Our work is to listen to our own wisdom. The body listens. We create a space in which the body listens to each moment, and finds its authentic response from the truth in the body.

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Looking out at the sacred mountain

3. Ceremony 

Ceremony is a creative structure to hold sacred space. The ceremonies we use here are both traditional and intuitive. They depend as much on your internal reaction to the moment as to a prescribed form. The word sacred describes more than anything an intent to honour and respect each moment consciously. With this intent it is possible to creatively develop your own sense of ceremony from within. The ceremonies function to create relation with other times and spaces… the elements, trees, rocks, animals, other humans, the planet, the solar system, galaxy, universe. Through conscious intent we extend our dreaming body to sense our relation with the whole. Unity.

4. Expression 

Many of the experiences we have are hard to put into words. However, we need to bring them into our daily lives. We do this by making marks in time and space like references so that we can reconnect to these more conscious experiences at will. These marks can be made through drawing, painting, creative writing, music, movement – whichever form that you find easiest to bring the limitless body into the limited body – timeless experiences into time. It is through our expression that we ground the dream and make this work useful and meaningful for your daily lives.

5. Tools 

In this course you are taught very practical tools for self-healing and healing others. These tools can be developed for use in a professional capacity if desired. There is an ongoing one or two year training program for those who wish to develop this work in a more ongoing way with a clear discipline and path for your intent.

Centre of the Conscious Dream

The course takes place at the Centre of the Conscious Dream in the desert of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Established in 2000, this centre is towards the end of the sacred ancient pilgrimage route called the Wirrikuta. The pilgrimage terminates at the sacred mountain where “the sun was born”.

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Centre of the Conscious Dream domes

The Centre is literally in the middle of nowhere, with the nearest neighbour an hours walk. The site has been developed deliberately to be simple but sufficient, so that you can have a direct experience of the elements but not be found wanting on essential living conditions. The site consists of a medicine wheel made of four round houses, three of which are the temple, studio and sleeping spaces. There is also a large dining area, two kitchens, a building for bathing and toilet, and seven specifically designed adobe dreaming domes. The food is mostly organic and we cater for all diets. The most important physical aspect of the site is space – you can walk as far as you like in any direction.  

Course Itinerary

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Teotihuacan, Mexico

Day 1 Sat, Mar 28 (optional): Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is the Toltec (pre-Aztec) ceremonial city about 30 miles from Mexico City. It is the most important pyramid site in Mexico linked to Giza in Egypt, and covers over two square miles. The dreaming of the ancient Toltecs was to understand the connection between the Earth and the other planets in our solar system, and the sun, our star. Through this knowledge their dreaming was to find the connection of the Earth with the whole universe. At Teotihuacan we can touch again this dream of unity. Overnight in Mexico City. 

Day 2 Sun, Mar 29: Travel to the Centre of the Conscious Dream 

Day 3 Mon, Mar 30: Meditation

Breath awareness is the foundation of understanding the truth of our present moment. Making space in the mind. Techniques of opening. Techniques of focusing intent. 

The Medicine Wheel. Balance of mind, body, spirit, and emotion. The Medicine Wheel is an inter-dimensional interface through which the dreaming body extends from the physical body, and then safely returns. Each participant establishes their orientation to the four directions and the four elements as a strong and secure base for their ongoing dreaming and healing. A technique is given that teaches the individual their strong and weak elements and how to balance them.

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Our sacred tree

Day 4 Tue, Mar 31: Trees 

Clarity of mind. Ways of seeing. The doors of perception. Learning to extend energy from the human body to another energy body. Learning how to receive information from another energy body. The wisdom of the breath. The expanding lungs. Plant spirits. How to relate to the spirit of a plant.

Rocks. The library. "Stone people" hold memory. We learn how to read the memory held in stones. This will help us to read the memory held in our bones. Identifying memories held – time traps. Memory release from the body. Deep history. Time travel. Journey into the cellular history of your human body. Journey into the cellular history of the planet. Body space clearing. Earth space clearing. Freeing the body to dance. 

Day 5 Wed, Apr 1: Animal Guides 

Learning how to be in a body. Animals as guides into different parts of the human body, showing what is unnatural or out of balance in our body. Teachers of the movement between dimensions. Animals as guides of death (transformation from one dream state to another dream state). 

Human teachers of the dream. Humans who are either still in body or no longer in body as teachers of our dreaming. Family, friend teachers. Archetypal teachers – Buddha, North American Indian, shaman, priest, Jesus, Allah, Shiva, Shakti, Earth Mother, Isis, etc. Spirit guides. Developing and maintaining connection with spirit teachers. 

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Crystal skull, Mexico

Day 6 Thu, Apr 2: Your first intent 

The root of your dream. Crystalline intelligence. The properties of crystal. The inner crystal skull. Connecting to our crystalline DNA. Connecting to the crystalline grid in the planet. The relation between star and earth.

The planet Earth as a conscious being. The deep past and the deep future. The human, the earth, the star, and the universe. The human role in the universe. Tantra. Sacred sexuality.

Day 7 Fri, Apr 3: Walking meditations 

The walk of power. The walk of intent. The walk to Vernalejo. This is an ancient Huichol site which represents and embodies the death aspect of the pilgrimage. This is the place where the death that one carries from the history of blood family generations and culture are released. Also it is the place where trapped souls (those spirits who do not know how to die and cling to a body) can be released. Pilgrims pass through their death before climbing the sacred mountain where the sun was born – the place of the pilgrims re-birth. 

Day 8 Sat, Apr 4: The assemblage point

The eyes that form you. Becoming aware of the dreamers that manipulate, and consciously cutting those ties. The way you see yourself influenced by the way others see you… changing the eyes that see. Shifting the assemblage point. Finding the true eye before interference. Finding the true dreamer who dreams you. Co-creation. You as the dreamer who now dreams your life.

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Centre of the Conscious Dream desert site

Day 9 Sun, Apr 5: The dreaming body 

Learning how to activate and heal with the dreaming body – the body of dreams. The clear relation between the dreaming body and the physical body. Healing with intent to see. 

Day 10 Mon, Apr 6: The luminous body 

The dreaming body opening into the luminous body. Body of light. The differences between the dreaming body and the luminous body. Healing with light (sight). The link between personal, planetary, and universal healing. Sensing the universal web. Sensing the places in your body where the universal web is disconnected. Sensing places in the earth where the universal web is disconnected. Reparation of the universal web in your body, the earth, the sky.

Day 11 Tue, Apr 7: The human channel 

The number 12. The human channel working alone and the human channel working in circle. Individual healing as a channel, earth healing as a channel, healing of consciousness as a channel. Seminar on the 12 tones that create harmonic resonance.

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Red & white domes at the desert site

Day 12 Wed, Apr 8: Your tribe 

Your tribe is formed during your journey through the universe before you enter into your earth human body. In this day you open to remember the alignments you have already made - human, animal, colour, mineral, abstract form and other types of forms. These alignments are experienced as your tribe, the energies that came with you into your human form. In the Fire Ceremony you awaken to these energies that are such an important part of who you are.

Day 13 Thu, Apr 9: Re-birth

Our final destination is the sacred mountain, which, rather than this program, is what would call you to the desert. In this vision quest, we find out why. This great teacher has information it would have called you to receive, and everything you would have passed through on the weeks leading up to this day would be so that you have the intuitive knowledge to know how to receive it.

Day 14 Fri, Apr 10: The bridge

How do we bring this information from these two weeks into our daily lives? How do we create the bridge between the times and spaces that have been touches and experienced through your dreaming body, the luminous body, and the times and spaces of your home, relations, and work? On this day we look at how to develop what has been received, and further training options.

Day 15 Sat, Apr 11: Return to Mexico City

(Please note that the first available date for return flights home from Mexico City will be April 12. See the "Getting There" section for more details. )

*This course description is subject to some change and is intended as a general guide. Some ceremonies and activities may be modified to suit some participants’ physical and/or dreaming capabilities.  

*Please note that the course is open only to a maximum number of participants so please book early to confirm your space.

Getting There

Arrive in Mexico City  

Accommodation in Mexico City on Apr 27 & 28 is included in the package price. 

Departing from the Desert

You will need to make your own way from the desert home at the end of the retreat. Arrangements can be made to transfer you to Matehuala. From here you can take a bus to departure cities such as San Luis Potosí, Monterrey, or Mexico City. There will be other participants returning back to Mexico City on April 11th that you can travel with. Transportation and hotel on Sat April 11th is at your own cost. 

* Please keep in mind that busses do not always run on time in Mexico so remember to travel with patience and an open mind.

Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

Program Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Mexico City (March 27 & 28)
  • Adobe dome (7 available) or round houses in the Centre of the Conscious Dream (toilets are dry ecological in the desert)
  • All meals (except for one meal in Mexico City). Food is through restaurants in Mexico City, and a varied diet (organic when possible) at the desert site where there is also a shared kitchen. Vegetarian options available. Bottled water is always available, and water to heat.
  • Laundry Service while at the Centre of the Conscious Dream
  • Local Bus Transportation Throughout
  • All entrance fees and seminars
  • Course Tuition


Added Features:

  • Insightful Teachings with Daniel Stone and invited Toltec teachers
  • Special Guest Teachers: Tecpaltechutli and others
  • Walking Meditations
  • Aztec Walk of Power 
  • Group and Private Meditations, Sharing Circles
  • Use of musical instruments such as drums, rattles, whistles, etc. (Please feel free to bring your own musical instrument.)
  • Community of like-minded “dreamers”

Program Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Mexico
  • Transportation from desert site (see "Getting There" section above) 
  • Costs to obtain valid passport
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Any items of a personal nature. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary.

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $2,145 per person
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