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Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

Toltec Solutions - Twelve Conscious Dreamers. Freedom from Time: The Conscious Dream of your Life. March 18 - April 7, 2016

Discover revolutionary practical tools for multidimensional living and profound healing on this sacred travel program to the Centre of the Conscious Dream, 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, the Wirrikuta. It is an extraordinary multi-dimensional field of energy, which “called” Daniel to build his centre here. The centre is now in its 15th year offering retreats and courses. This course offers training in shamanic and other energetic techniques of self-healing and healing of others. 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. 

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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

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My experience with the Intuitive Shamanic Training Course was wonderful and very rewarding...It was all an amazing experience and one which I am very grateful for.Daniela Masaro, Toronto, ON

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Course Description

The personal journey

We start with the conscious breath, the way in which everything returns to itself. 
We open the eyes – deeper ways of seeing.  

We open the dreaming body. The dreaming body can extend from the physical body and relate to all the other energies that are in constant communication with us.  

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The studio at the Centre of the Conscious Dream desert site

The four elements of Air, Fire, Earth, and Water; the trees, the rocks, the animals, the humans, the planet earth, the stars, the galaxy, the universe.

We extend the dreaming body through all our interconnected dreams until we reach the dreamer who dreams us. We then have the chance to become the co-creators of the dream of our own lives; to liberate ourselves from our own illusions and touch the truth and essence of who we really are.

Unlocking the doors of time.

The bigger picture

In touch with the creative principle, the conscious dreamer then becomes a powerful tool for the universe.

Opening to the 12 conscious dreamers who dream the universe, the new seeds of thought-form can be brought through the expanded conscious breath. Change can take place on all levels… personal, cultural, planetary, galactic, universal, conscious.

The conscious dreamer opens the heart and mind to release trapped and lost souls and makes the spaces for the new birth.

This is the most revolutionary movement available for the human spiritual warrior. This is the way in which we make a clear difference to our own lives and the lives of generations to come.  

The conscious dreamer is an active revolutionary warrior, taking full responsibility for the dream of his or her life, overcoming the fears of their own power, and becoming the powerful instrument of change in the ecstatic free universal breath. 

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The desert site, Centre of the Conscious Dream

A different kind of community

A conscious dreaming community is formed by shared intent. The objective of the community is to overcome personal reactions (like/dislike) so that the focus can be maintained in the dreaming bodies attempt to successfully combine different frequencies of earth and sky. Each member of the circle is an instrument, and through finding clarity of expression combined with deep listening to the others, a natural harmonic vibration of the circle creates the optimum possibility of deep healing and change. When it works, the individuals together create a link which, when using the rules and art of sacred geometry, augment the potency of the breath. A successful conscious dreaming circle is extremely powerful for both the individual and the planet earth and eventually for all of consciousness.

Personal gains

This course offers training in shamanic and other energetic techniques of self-healing and healing of others. It also teaches techniques in focusing vision and fostering the creative fire. It is useful for business and professional people who wish to define their vision, artists who wish to evolve in their creativity, and healers who wish to develop their skills base. It is also useful for anyone who simply wishes to enquire deeper into the biggest questions that arise in their lives – who am I, where do I come from, and why am I here?

This retreat can be taken as part of a longer practical intuitive shamanic training program if desired.

 

Teaching Methods

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Daniel Stone and fellow teachers & past participants 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 hour's 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

The first part of the itinerary is devoted to developing your personal skills of working with energies so that you can develop useful tools and manage the bigger energies when they come.

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The sacred desert landscape

Day 1 Fri, Mar 18: Travel to the Centre of the Conscious Dream

Day 2 Sat, Mar 19: Meditation 

Making space in the mind. Through the conscious breath we learn how to extend the ring of our awareness so that the spaces in which we believe we are living, expand. In these expanded spaces, we see ourselves differently. We open our perception sufficiently for us to become aware of other energies that are constantly in communication with us. The practical tool of giving through the out-breath and receiving through the in-breath has applications in all forms of communication and healing.

The Medicine Wheel. In order to find stability in the expanded spaces of our awareness, we orientate ourselves in the four directions. 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 3 Sun, Mar 20: Trees

This is the first being with which we practice interchange of energy. We give and receive through the breath and learn to project intent. We enter the practical language of communicating with spirits. The spirit of the human being is in communication with the spirit of the tree. 

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Our sacred tree

Day 4 Mon, Mar 21: Rocks 

Through rocks we learn about the fabric of time. The difference between Greenwich meantime and dreamtime. Moving from outside of time into memory, and releasing the memory held in the stones and the bones. Time travelling into our own skeleton to discover what we have been hiding from ourselves. 

Day 5 Tue, Mar 22: Animal Guides 

Animal guides lead you through the timescapes that have been opened through your conscious breath, the wisdom of the tree and the information inside the rock. The stage has been set and the animals guide you through the new external and internal dreamscapes, leading you to the perceptions of other beings in your dialogue. Animals hold the keys to understanding this magic. We are reminded that this is a dream of the earth through which we pass, and this dream is in connection with so many other dreams in the same time. The same breath.

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A stone circle at the Centre of the Conscious Dream

Day 6 Wed, Mar 23: Human Guides

The animal guides lead us to our human guides that could be friends, family, people in body or not in body, mythical humans, or humans in the history of our consciousness. Here you can meet your deity in the form or formlessness of your truth – Buddha, Jesus, Allah, Shiva, Shakti, Earth mother, God, Goddess… those that have words and those that have no words…

Day 7 Thu, Mar 24

The timescapes open, the guides in place, you are taken now to your "star" – the dreamer who dreams you. Time for you to meet the writer of your own book, the painter of your own painting, the scriptwriter of your own film… This is the big step… you meet your own creator, and now step into being your own creator consciously co creating the dream of your life.

Day 8 Fri, Mar 25

From the eyes of your star, or your creator, you journey into the earth and see into the crystalline consciousness of the planet. From your eyes that can see through the material illusion, you are shown the mysteries of earth energies, the holographic openings into other worlds, and the temple of your inner crystal skull in the planet Earth. This crystalline intelligence enables you to hear the planet as a being in constant communication with you. The human being learns how to listen to the earth.

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Centre of the Conscious Dream desert site

Day 9 Sat, Mar 26: The moving body 

The physical body, having extended into many other beings through the intent in the breath, now learns how to move through dreams – the dream of the earth, the dream of the star, the dream of the animal, the dream of the tree. By bringing together conscious breath, intent and movement, the physical body moves as a dreaming body, passing through the illusions presented and feeling comprehensively the human relation with the other beings in our living circle.

Day 10 Sun, Mar 27: The hollow bone

We go to the root of the word sacrifice, which is no sacrifice at all in the way that most people think. Sacrifice as an offering, a gift, a surrender and a voluntary act of service to a higher form of consciousness. We learn how to make the phenomenal step of relinquishing the breath. The breath is given to the earth so that the earth breathes us, or given to the sun, so that the sun breathes us, or given to our sense of our highest consciousness, so that consciousness breathes us.

Day 11 Mon, Mar 28: The circle of twelve

The circle of twelve is an energetic reality in time and space. It is the place from which the twelve dreamers who dream the universe convert no-time into time. From here, the seed of time is witnessed, and the new levels of evolution cannot only be perceived but channeled into our own bodies so that energies that are stuck in old time patterns can be released. We meet the 12 lords of time who instruct us how to bring the energy of the seed of consciousness into the waters (two thirds of our body), where they give birth (like the very first energy on the planet earth gave birth through deep waters). On a very practical personal level, this is the seed of change for new directions in our personal lives. For the earth, we channel seeds of change for new directions in the planetary life. For consciousness, we bring the new blueprints of thought-forms so that they are more able to be "discovered". The brilliant awakening mind discovers solutions that have been waiting since the beginning of time. 

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Red & white domes at the desert site

Day 12 Tue, Mar 29-Day 13 Wed, Mar 30: The sacred landscape

Moving with this expanded consciousness into the natural temples of the land, we journey to Bernalejo, and el Quemado, two energetic points in the pilgrimage journey  of the Huicholes. These vortexes on the surface of the earth enable a deeper understanding of the tweve, and the reality of the seeds of consciousness that journey through the time bridges of our minds. This is waking up. We allow ourselves to realize we are more than who we thought we were, and open to the new indications.

Day 14 Thu, Mar 31

Deepening even further into the sacred geometry of the number twelve, the twelve keys are given, the relation between each number and their geographic place in the medicine wheel, the teachings of each number, and the whole life and death and life cycle of the individual in their process of awakening.  

Day 15 Fri, Apr 1-Day 16 Sat, Apr 2: The conscious dreaming circle

The function of the circle is to be a channel in service for the highest consciousness in existence. This consciousness could be called Great Spirit, Buddha, God/Goddess or the collective higher consciousness. The circle channels energies for the good of the individual, the circle, the culture, the planet, the beings on the planet, the stars, the galaxy, the universe, consciousness. The conscious dreamer is in service. This is the highest aim of this work.  

Participants taking the two week program will travel from the desert back to Mexico City on Fri, Apr 1. Your first available flight date back to your home would be Sat, Apr 2.

Day 17 Sun, Apr 3: Bridging

We look at the relationship between your experiences in the desert, and your journey home. How will the bridges be made, and how will the levels of attention achieved by you in this retreat be maintained in your daily life.

Day 18 Mon, Apr 4: Journey to Teotihuacan

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The ancient site of Teotihuacan

Day 19 Tue, Apr 5-Day 20 Wed, Apr 6: 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. 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 practise 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. 

Teotihuacan is one of the natural bridges still available to experience the living magic of the number twelve through pyramid constructions. The pyramid is built with the sacred geometry of 4 x 3.  

Day 21 Thu, Apr 7: Departure

*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 March 17th is included in the package price. Participants will travel together to the Centre of the Conscious Dream on March 18th. 

All internal transportation is included in the retreat price. 

 


Centre of the Conscious Dream with Daniel Stone

March 18 - April 7, 2016

Program Includes:

  • Accommodation in Mexico City (March 17th)
  • Shared accommodation in the traditional pre-Aztec calpulli (school) in Teotihuacan (Days 19-20)
  • Adobe dome (7 available), round houses, or camping at the Centre of the Conscious Dream (toilets are dry ecological in the desert)
  • Transportation by bus to and from the Centre of the Conscious Dream, and all internal transportation
  • All meals. Food is 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
  • All entrance fees and seminars
  • Course tuition

 

Added Features:

  • Insightful teachings with Daniel Stone and invited Toltec teachers (TBD)
  • Temazcal and limpia ceremonies
  • Cave meditation
  • 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/from Mexico City
  • 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:

  • Crystalline Intelligence - 2 weeks
    (Mar 18-Apr 1)
    • Shared Round House: USD $2,295 per person
    • Private Adobe Dome Supplement: USD $75
  • The Conscious Dreamer - 3 weeks
    (Mar 18-Apr 7)
    • Shared Round House: USD $3,090 per person
    • Private Adobe Dome Supplement: USD $75
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