How to Connect with Your Spirit Guide: Consciousness Visionary Ralph Metzner to Teach Guided Alchemical Divinations to Turn the Inner Adversary into an Ongoing Ally

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To learn how to connect with and benefit from the spirit guide, EarthRise Retreat Center at the Institute of Noetic Sciences is offering a unique opportunity to learn guided alchemical divinations from consciousness science visionary Dr. Ralph Metzner. During Integrating with Your Shadow, Connecting with Your Guide, a weekend workshop April 13 to 15, 2012, Dr. Metzner will lead rhythmic rattling and drumming, practices of light-fire yoga, chanting and drawing.

Ralph Metzner is an expert in the study of consciousness transformation and entheogenics

Practice in guiding others in dyads and triads give these methods immediate applicability in psychotherapy, relationships, creativity, and spiritual growth.

The shadow is the name given in Jungian psychology to a complex of unacceptable feelings and impulses that function as an inner opponent, blocking growth and full expression of one’s true self. By recognizing and integrating this inner adversary, however, people have the potential to also use it as an ongoing ally – a spirit guide - to self-discovery and personal growth.

To learn how to connect with and benefit from the spirit guide, EarthRise Retreat Center at the Institute of Noetic Sciences is offering a unique opportunity to learn guided alchemical divinations from consciousness science visionary Dr. Ralph Metzner. During Integrating with Your Shadow, Connecting with Your Guide, a weekend workshop April 13 to 15, 2012, Dr. Metzner will lead rhythmic rattling and drumming to support the process of concentration and tracking as well as practices of light-fire yoga to help purify and clarify perceptions and dissolve energy-blockages. He also will include chanting and drawing for aural-vocal and visual-spatial integration and application.

Early bird registration for the workshop is $295 available through March 19, 2012. Thereafter, the regular fee is $325. Fees include the program and 6 freshly prepared meals. Onsite lodging is $75 per person per night for a shared room or $99 per night for a single room. For more information and to register, visit the EarthRise registration page or call Jan Fischer at 707-779-8202

Thirteen continuing education credits are available for marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and nurses for a processing fee of $25.

Ralph Metzner, PhD, is a psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies and founder/president of the Green Earth Foundation. His books include The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Alchemical Divination, MindSpace and TimeStream and, with Ram Dass,Birth of a Psychedelic Culture. http://www.greenearthfound.org

About EarthRise
Located just 35 minutes north of San Francisco, EarthRise Retreat Center is a full service conference facility that caters to transformation learning experiences. Nestled among 194 acres of rolling hills and ancient oak trees, the center provides an environment to explore consciousness, ancient wisdom traditions, experiential learning, and modern scientific inquiry. At EarthRise at IONS, psychologists, educators, philosophers, frontier scientists, and spiritual masters lead transformational learning and lifestyle programs. For more information, visit the EarthRise website or contact Jan Fischer at (707) 779-8202 or workshops(at)noetic(dot)org.

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