Exploring Crop Circles, Dreams and Consciousness
Tues-Thurs: 6th, 7th, 8th August 2019: Avebury, Wiltshire
IMPORTANT NOTE – FEB 2019:
We are in the process of updating the details of this event for 2019. The dates are correct and we will be holding this event at Avebury in Wiltshire, site of the largest stone circle in England. The event is a 3-day intensive workshop – see below for itinerary. Please check back for more details very soon.
There is a lot of information about this event on this page. If you would prefer to download the information and read it at your leisure then please click on the image below to download our 9 page brochure which includes all the information on this page.
Bookings: Opening Soon
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Terms & Conditions: Please note all bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Although, should we have to cancel the event for any reason, you will receive a full refund.
Ever wanted to do something a little deeper with the crop circles? Something a little more involved?
For over a quarter of a century and since the beginning of modern-day interest in the unexplained crop circle phenomenon it has been known that there exists a curious link between crop circles and human consciousness. This relationship often manifests itself through meaningful coincidences, dates, locations, shapes, people, dreams or sightings of strange luminosities. For those fortunate enough to have spent any time with circles, or those who have taken the time to contemplate their flow, shapes and geometry, this sense of personal connection to the formations is tangible, even vitalising, leaving many feeling drawn to the phenomenon in ways and for reasons that are hard to fully articulate.
So what happens when you’ve read the books, seen the films, attended the lectures and conferences and perhaps even visited the fields? You might be asking yourself “Great, but what comes next?” This retreat is designed exactly for those asking this very knowing question.
“The first time I saw the crop circles I felt I instantly recognised them, recognised what they were. But the answer I had was like a million words on the end of my tongue that my mouth just couldn’t form. I instinctively felt as if I knew something about them, but it was not on the level of the intellect it was much, much deeper. In the 25 years I have been involved first-hand with this phenomenon it has been my continuing task to slowly articulate that knowing and to understand what it is and where it came from” – Karen Alexander
This intensive three-day programme hopes to create a conducive space in which to further explore the crop circles and their relationship to human consciousness. We’ll be looking at different ways in which we can focus our consciousness and engage more intensely with the formations. Through drawing them, contemplating them, visioning them, dreaming them and responding to them on a personal conscious and unconscious level we hope to delve deeply into the ways the circles speak to our psyche.
We’ll use regular facilitated groups over the weekend to allow participants to access, observe and share their responses to the crop circles, while searching for commonalities, connections and insights. We will be working throughout the weekend to generate a truly collaborative, creative, open exploration of the crop circles, where everyone can bring something to the process and where new insight and the transformative potential of phenomenon is allowed to unfold.
Our workshop title ‘Circles of Transformation’ is not just about the transcendent nature of crop circle phenomenon itself, but about equally about the transformative circle of friends we hope to bring together.
Who is this Workshop for?
First and foremost we are looking to draw together a group of people that feel called to be here. Those who are already contemplating ‘what comes next’ and have a compelling interest in consciousness, and its role in the crop circle phenomenon and other so-called ‘paranormal’ events and experiences. Open-minded, curious-yet-grounded, self-reflective people, people who enjoy collaborating with others and are comfortable sharing their thoughts ideas, impressions and intuitions, and who are interested in the opportunity for deep, thoughtful, intelligent discussion about this beautiful and fascinating subject.
We will be marrying information and theory, with participatory creative work – drawing sacred geometry, the crop circles, and mandala work – contemplation, mediation, dream work and open experiential group discussion to deepen our intimacy with the formations. We will be looking specifically at the impact the crop circles have on the conscious and unconscious mind and creating a space in which new insight and the transformative potential of phenomenon is allowed to naturally unfold.
As this kind of work can be quite absorbing this will be a small group of people to allow everyone the space and time they need to fully participate – and so places are limited. No previous experience is necessary, but a basic background knowledge of the crop circle subject will be helpful. Don’t worry if you’ve never drawn geometry before we’ll take you through all the stages and will be on hand to render any assistance where needed. Although certainly not a prerequisite, anyone who has previously participated in our Circles of Transformation online workshop, will have a good base from which to proceed and will have a flavour of what this retreat will be all about – we run the online workshop several times a year and you can find out more and the next running dates on the Events Page of our website.
Jonathan-Paul and I are happy to talk further to anyone who is interested in participating, but is not quite sure if this is for them. Please email us with any questions you have, or if you’d like to talk we’ll make arrangements for an online or phone chat.
Very Important: Please note this is not a crop circle tour and there is no facility in the programme for visiting formations. If you are interested in visiting circles while you are in Wiltshire we suggest you stay on for a couple of days to visit any formations that might be around. We can help you with maps, locations and which circles are open to visitors, but regret that we are unable to act as guides as this is a very busy time of year for us. Some of you might like to consider attending our crop circle conference the weekend before and then stay on for the retreat. Whatever you decide we will do what ever we can to facilitate your stay.
Our programme at a glance
- 9.00am – 11.00am Arrival and settling in.
- 11.00am – 12.00pm Refreshments and… Welcome | Orientation | Overview
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm A short introduction to the crop circle phenomenon and the role of consciousness in it’s evolution and investigation
- 1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
- 2.00pm – 3.00pm The nature of the paranormal, the liminal and consciousness
- 3.00pm – 3.15pm Short Break
- 3.15pm – 4.30pm Responding to the Crop Circles
- 4.30pm – 5.00pm Afternoon Tea (outside if weather is nice)
- 5.00pm – 5.30pm Group Mediation
- 5.30pm – 6.30pm Free Time
- 6.30pm – 7.30pm Integration Group 1
- 7.30pm – 8.30pm Evening Meal
- 8.30pm – 9.30pm Dream Incubation Group 1 – A brief history & theory of Dream Incubation
- 9.30 – late… Discussion, and a walk around the stones if weather is warm and fine.
- 10.00am – 12.00pm Dream Processing Group 1
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch
- 1.00pm – 2.00pm Drawing the Crop Circles 1 -The role of Sacred Geometry
- 3.00pm – 4.30pm Drawing the Crop Circles 2 – Crop Circle from start to finish
- 4.30pm – 5.00pm Afternoon tea (outside if it’s nice)
- 5.00pm – 6.00pm Drawing the Crop Circles 3 – Crop Circles as Mandala
- 6.00pm – 7.00pm Integration Group 2
- 7.00pm – 7.30pm Free Time
- 7.30pm – 8.30pm Evening Dinner
- 8.30pm – 9.30pmDream Incubation Group 2
- 9.30 – late… Discussion, and a walk around the stones if weather is warm and fine.
- 10.00am – 12.00pm Dream Processing Group 2
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch
- 1.00pm – 2.00pm Drawing the Crop Circles 4 – Advanced Explorations
- 2.00pm – 3.00pm Integration Group 3
- 3.00pm – 4.00pm Endings
- 4.00pm Close
Note: in addition to the programme above, we will be offering an online follow-up group 6 -10 weeks after the workshop. This will be an opportunity to reconnect and discuss anything that may have come up after the weekend. This session is included the price.
As you can see from the programme above we will be working with several key methods over the weekend to help us get intimate with the crop circles and there are a few important things you will need to bring with you.
- Notebook/s pens and pencils for jotting down notes, recording responses and for journalling
- A large bow compass, with a pen holder – for the drawing sessions
We recommend this inexpensive compass set for £10.00/$12.00:
- A fine-liner drawing pen 0.5mm in black – for the drawing sessions
- Your own paints and brushes, or crayons for the Circles as Mandala session
We will provide all other drawing equipment, including paper.
We have chosen the unique environment of Avebury (site of the largest stone circle in England) as the venue for our event. Vibrant, energetic and at the heart of the crop circle phenomenon for over 25 years, it is the perfect location for working with the crop circles – many magnificent and important formations have appeared in the nearby fields over the years.
Our venue is in the village of Avebury which is set right inside the stone circle itself – perfect for early morning or, late evening walks amongst the ancient stones; a place to connect with the power of the landscape in which the crop circles regularly appear.
More information about venue coming soon…
Views of our Venue…
Finding the Avebury
Accommodation at Avebury
You will need to organise your own accommodation for this event, but we can help with information about local places to stay.
About your Facilitators
Karen Alexander is a long time circles researcher (1990-present day) who has for many years brought a thoughtful and introspective touch to researching the crop circles. A highly respected and influential speaker and writer, her work seamlessly fuses sacred art, spirituality, psychology and philosophy – the scholarly and the intuitive. Karen is perhaps best known as the writer behind the annually published Crop Circle Year Books (1999 – 2018) and Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders & Mysteries (Arcturus, 2006 & updated in 2009 & 2012). She is also known for her hand drawn images and paintings of the crop circles which are widely admired and collected. Karen has a background in counselling and psychotherapy and has facilitated and taken part in a number of groups and projects over the last 20 years looking specifically into crop circles and their connection with consciousness.
Dr. Jonathan-Paul DeVierville is Professor Emeritus of The Humanities, History and Interdisciplinary Studies (from the Department of Social Sciences at St. Philips College, Texas). He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Professional Counsellor He owns and directs The Alamo Plaza Spa in San Antonio, Texas and is a regular teacher and speaker on Spa Culture all over the globe. Jonathan-Paul has taught analytical, depth and archetypal psychology and clinical psychotherapy at the post-graduate level and has a particular interest in dream work. In addition to all this he is a committed crop circle experiencer and researcher, with over 10 years of first-hand experience in the field.
For the last three years both Karen and Jonathan-Paul have collaborated in directing and facilitating a regular group focussed on exploring the connection between crop circles and consciousness. Working with a small team of dedicated explorers they have been looking at ways in which we respond to the formations on a conscious and unconscious level and how we might access and better understand those responses and what they might have to tell us about the crop circle phenomenon. They each bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this event.
Pricing and Booking
We will have tea, coffee and snacks available throughout the weekend and will then negotiate with the group about locations for lunch and dinner.
Just to reiterate, we are happy to talk further to anyone who is interested in participating, but have queries or questions about the weekend. Please email us, or if you’d like to talk we can make arrangements for an online or phone chat.
The cost of the retreat is under review and will be announced shortly. Anyone wishing to split their payment into instalments, please contact us for more information – we’re happy to help.
For a limited time we are accepting temporary place reservations. This will enable you to reserve your place now and complete your booking at a later date. Temporarily reserving your place costs £30.00 and is non-refundable should you not attend. Please email us to arrange a reservation and we’ll be able to let you know more details.
Upon completing your booking you will be sent a booking confirmation, information about getting to the Martinsell Centre, a more detailed programme and a resources list for those wanting to do a little background reading before arriving will be sent later in the year.
We very much hope you’ll join us…