Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

Practical Intuitive Shamanic Training: Teotihuacan & The Wirikuta, Mexico. Toltec wisdom - The Conscious Dreamer October 30 - November 20, 2014

Through conscious breath work, subtle movement, and ceremonies this Shamanic training program in Mexico will teach the skills of opening to receive and give healing energies.

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. This course is for anyone from any walk of life who wishes to open more deeply into the key questions of their life – who am I and why am I here? 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. 


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

What is a conscious dreamer?

In the dream of your life, a conscious dream is when you wake up, at night or in the day.  It is the moment when you realise you have relation and dialogue with every type of space – material and immaterial. This is the moment when you meet the dreamer who dreams you. When you wake up in the dream of your life, you become the co-creator of your own dream.

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The desert site

What is a shaman?

A shaman is someone who relates not only to the human world but also the worlds of the elements, trees and plants, rocks, animals, the planet earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the universe.  Through these relations of times and spaces, the shaman finds whole balance, truth, healing, clarity and artistic expression.

Who is a shaman? 

You are. We are all potential shamans and we all have the ability to remember this ancient wisdom which is in the cellular memory of our own bodies. This ancient knowledge reminds us of why we are here, where we have come from, who we are, and where we are going. It enables us to find space in the mind, clarity of vision, and our true artist within. The shaman opens to the conscious breath in which all is in relation.  Opening to the conscious breath, we break the illusion of being alone, and learn to receive and give the most powerful healing energy in existence.

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The studio at the desert site

Body of dreams

Life is dream. There is the dream of the night and the dream of the day. How do we find relation between these two dreaming states? The dreaming body extends from the physical body and is able to touch all other times and spaces – material and immaterial. It breathes, moves, dances, 24 hours a day. The dreaming body opens and channels energies from all the other beings we meet. Most of this information we are not aware of, or ignore. The intuitive wisdom of opening to the dreaming body allows us to receive this vital information.   This allows us to make decisions based on a broad harmonic perspective that not many people possess. We have access to a level of knowing without doubt. We are able to move in alignment with the earth and the sky.

The dreamer who dreams you

Who or what is the architect of the dream of your life? Who or what dreams you – your parents, your culture, your partner? How do you know if a dream is truly yours, a dream that comes from your soul root, from the crystal clarity of your first intent? What is your purpose and meaning in the dream of your life – how can you know this? We invite you to open to your deepest ancestors, to the place in time and space when and where you have no doubt as to who you are and why you are here.

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Our sacred tree

Shamanic healing – the human channel

We are offering very practical skills in this course, the skills of opening to receive and give healing energies, the ability to find clarity and to communicate that clarity with others. The techniques will include conscious breath work, subtle movement, and specific ceremonies and techniques to practice by yourself and with others. We will also encourage you to develop your creative fire in the form that suits you – painting, music, writing, movement.   You will evolve as a human channel, so that you can channel healing energies for yourself and others and can be a useful tool for the Earth. The human channel, the shaman that opens the dreaming body fully, can touch the universal conscious breath. This is a great service to all beings that live and die in time and space.

Practical intuitive shamanic training

This course can be taken on its own or as part of a larger program over one or two years that involves both course participation (in the country where you live) and internet supervision. Below the itinerary is a list of the specific skills that will be acquired on this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who are on a healing path, either their own healing or as a professional healing; those who wish to develop their creative fire through their art, music, dance; professional and business people who seek clarity of vision in their work and their projects; anyone from any walk of life who wishes to open more deeply into the key questions of their life – who am I and why am I here?  

Centre of the Conscious Dream

The first part of the course takes place in Mexico City and Teotihuacan. There is a description below. The second part 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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The domes at the desert site

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.  

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Crystalline Intelligence (2 weeks)

Day 1 Thu, Oct 30: The Zocalo, city of Mexico 

Walking consciously. The Zocalo is the point of power where the Toltec tribes saw the vision of the eagle eating a snake whilst perched on a cactus. This central image in Mexican mythology signifies the ascension from the Earth to the skies: the Earth energy of the snake will rise with the eagle into the celestial flight. Mixteca dancers still call in the four elements outside the cathedral and celebrate the dance of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent.

On this day is the first “walk of power” in order to open to this earth vortex point.

Day 2 Fri, Oct 31 – Day 4 Sun, Nov 2: 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.

Teotihuacan in mexico

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. We will be staying in the traditional pre-Aztec calpulli (school) within the Ancient Teotihuacan site. We will be learning the meanings of the ancient dances and taking part in the Dance of the universe. We will be learning the theory and practice of the temazcal (Mexican  sweat  lodge),  limpia  (energy  cleansing), and learning about the curative plants and stones of the traditional mexica to aid the movement and transformation of our dreaming bodies. We will be taking part in cave meditations underneath the sacred site before we are taught how to enter through the natural energetic doorways on the land to the site itself. 

Day 5 Mon, Nov 3: Travel to the Centre of the Conscious Dream

Day 6 Tue, Nov 4: 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. 

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Daniel Stone and fellow teachers

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.

Day 7 Wed, Nov 5: 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.

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Trees at the desert site

Day 8 Thu, Nov 6: 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 9 Fri, Nov 7: 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). 

Day 10 Sat, Nov 8: 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

Day 11 Sun, Nov 9: 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 12 Mon, Nov 10: Deepening into shamanic healing techniques 

Specific personalized techniques.  Practicing on yourself and on others.

Day 13 Tue, Nov 11: Grounding the dream 

We use part of this day to begin to ground the information we have received through creative writing, painting, music, movement, or simply reflecting in silence. For those who are on the two week retreat, we also look at how to make the bridge between what has been received in these two weeks and your daily life where you live.

Day 14 Wed, Nov 12 – Day 15 Thu, Nov 13: Burial 

This ancient shamanic ritual is a ceremonial death. The personal history is released, and so the sense of “self” can expand to include the human connection with the earth, the planets, the stars and the universe. Space to release long held memories that cause physical and psychological imbalance. The planet earth as your healer.

Participants taking the two week program will travel from the desert back to Mexico City on Thu, Nov 13. Your first available flight date back to your home would be Fri, Nov 14.

Practical Intuitive Shamanic Training (3 week option)

Day 16 Fri, Nov 14: 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 is released. Also 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.  

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A detail from a Daniel Stone painting

Day 17 Sat, Nov 15 - Day 18 Sun, Nov 16: 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.

Day 19 Mon, Nov 17: Your tribe 

Your tribe is formed during your journey through the universe before you enter into your earth human body. On 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.

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The mountains at the desert site

Day 20 Tue, Nov 18: 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 21 Wed, Nov 19: The bridge 

How do we bring this information from these three weeks into our daily lives? How do we create the bridge between the times and spaces that have been touched and experienced through your dreaming 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 22 Thu, Nov 20 Return to Mexico City for flights home.

*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 

You will be asked to arrive on October 29 at the latest in Mexico City as we begin early in the morning on Day 1. Accommodation in Mexico City on Oct 29 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. 

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


What are the specific shamanic skills that will be acquired on this retreat?

  1. Learning to manage personal fear and therefore help others manage their fear.
  2. How to clarify your vision for your life, to know why you are here, to act from the place of deep inner knowing.  How to help others to do this also.
  3. How to integrate the shadow with the light. How to manage and balance dualities. How to know the difference between fantasy and truth. How to teach others how to do this.
  4. Learning to feel power points on the Earth, and to manage the energies on these points.  How to perceive vortices in the earth and use them for self-healing and healing others.
  5. Techniques of energetic personal cleaning, cleaning of others and space cleaning.
  6. Walking with attention. How to generate power whilst walking. How to receive information whilst walking. How to “read the dream” that you walk through.
  7. Techniques of energetic and psychic protection.
  8. The medicine wheel. Balancing the four elements. Self-healing and healing others.
  9. The tree healer – learning to heal oneself and others through the medium of trees.
  10. Self-healing and healing others using stones.
  11. Animal guides. Animal guides for you, animal guides for others.
  12. Healing yourself and others by contacting human spirit guides. 
  13. The planetary healer. The earth as a self-healer and the medium for healing others.
  14. Crystalline intelligence. Healing from the place of your crystalline intelligence. How to use crystals for protection, healing and connection with other dimensions.
  15. Tools. How to use healing tools such as musical instruments, feathers, incense holders, wands.
  16. The dreaming body. Its functions and uses in connecting with the spirit world, your own spirits and the spirits of others.
  17. Working with dreams at night and relating them to the dream in the day. Clear techniques for yourself and others.
  18. Healing through intuitive movement. Healing others through intuitive movement.
  19. Ceremony. How to conduct ceremony and create ceremony.
  20. Relating different levels of attention – the human body, earth planetary body, universal body.
  21. Harmonic vibration. How to create a healing space inside yourself and help others find that healing space inside themselves. 
  22. Death. The art of letting go. Helping others die. Helping others let go.

Are the domes enclosed?

No, there is a door and a window (which you don’t see on the video). So, you can sleep with both closed to create a darkened space, or with either or both open to the stars. 

Is Mexico dangerous for me?

Look inside, there is the answer. Everywhere in the world is dangerous to a degree, and any journey involves risk. As you probably would have read, in Mexico the main problems are on the border regions and Michoacan state, both of which are a long way from us. However, Mexico, as the country you live in, is not a walled garden. In this path we open to the shadow and the light.  We open to the dangers inside which are a reflection of the dangers outside. We open to the fear inside which is reflected in the fear outside. In this course we ask the question – what is real danger outside and inside and what is real protection outside and inside? 

Is there internet and telephone? 

In the city yes, in the desert no. However, there is an emergency number for your friends and relatives. One of the main points of this retreat is to release yourself from internet and telephone so that you can hear other kinds of messages.

What is the weather like?

It is cold at night and warm in the day. 

What do I need to bring?

A comprehensive list will be sent to you.

Can I talk to someone who has done this retreat?

Yes, please contact us.

Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

Program Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Mexico City (Oct 29-30)
  • Shared partitioned rooms within a dormitory in Teotihuacan (showers available)
  • 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 two meals in Mexico City). Food is through restaurants in Mexico City, in-house Mexican food at Teotihuacan, 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
  • Temazcal and Limpia Ceremony
  • Cave Meditation
  • 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 "departing from the desert" section)
  • 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:

  • <b>Crystalline Intelligence</b> - 2 weeks (Oct 30-Nov 13)
    • Double Room: $2,304 per person
  • <b>Practical Intuitive Shamanic Training</b> - 3 weeks (Oct 30-Nov 20)
    • Double Room: $3,120 per person
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