PRAGMATIC MYSTICISM

&

APPLIED DIVINATION 

Astrology as a living guide to being ever better players on the Team of Creation

Join

Visionary Activist Astrologer Caroline Casey

&

Quantum Astrologer Rick Levine

for

An 8-Day immersion in Beautiful Bali, Indonesia,

November 8 -16, 2019

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

You are invited to a dance on the edge of time.

Caroline Casey and Rick Levine are collaborating to convene a week-long astro-mythic council in which to cultivate, animate and spiral forth our considerable gifts at this time of Dire Beauty. Rick and Caroline will teach the astrological language, brought alive with folk tale, spiritual teachings and practices, myth, metaphor, insights from modern psychology, and ancient Mystery Schools.

Astrology is one of the great guiding languages of our interior psyche and its connection, through a thin membrane, to the collective pulse. To avert disaster (against the stars), we gather to consider (with the stars.)

The natal charts of participants will be used as a point of departure for this cosmic adventure as Rick and Caroline hand the teaching baton back and forth while fully participating in the co-creation of magic.

We will animate a plethora of play to align with the cosmic choreography in preparation for the much-heralded Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020. Our council will employ experiential astrology techniques such as planetary role-playing, planetary incantation, planet walks, astro-drama, and the use of ritual.

Music and metaphor are the incarnational garb whereby power enters the world and will be proffered to create the atmosphere conducive to the desirable. The astrological intelligences will be our palette with which we paint reality.

Bali is a never-ending ritual of participatory kinship.

The group convenes at True Halloween (November 8), the exact mid-season when the invisible is especially enthused to be invited into the three-dimensional world. A Full Moon blessing by the priest at a local temple, an excursion to a sacred waterfall, and other excursions will be included to fully engage the magic of Bali. The enchanting, mystical energy of this island paradise is the perfect backdrop for our journey from the hidden inner dimensions to the distant reaches of the stars.

What better place for such cosmic cavorting than in Bali, the land of living animism! All who resonate are welcome — from beginners to professionals. Rick & Caroline’s unique approach ensures that no beginner will be left behind.*

Caroline W Casey

 Astro*mythologist, chief Trickster at Coyote Network News, a mythological news service,  Caroline is the weaver of context for “The Visionary Activist Show” 23 years on Pacifica Radio Network. With a guiding astro*mytho*politico frame, her guests are leading contributors to a Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. 

 

Her unique art of astro* mythological* political* guiding* meta-storytelling is presented in myriad multimedia venues. She is the author of "Making the Gods Work for You: The Astrological Language of the Psyche." A rousing and frequent keynote speaker, offering the Mythic News at the Bioneers Conference (for over a decade), and with the great poet-ally Robert Bly for over 11 years at his Great Mother Conference,

 

Caroline invites us to move our emotional default setting to “Woof*Woof*Wanna-Play?! 

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Rick Levine

A professional astrologer since 1976, Rick is a respected leader in the global Astrology community. He is the past president of the Washington State Astrology Association, co-founder of StarIQ.com, a founding Trustee of Kepler College, and coauthor of 8 years of Barnes and Noble's annual "Your Astrology Guide".

Rick wrote a daily internet horoscope column for 17 years with millions of readers per day through Tarot.com. He is the subject of a DVD, "Quantum Astrology: Science, Spirit, and Our Place in the Cycles of History". 

 

In 2018, Rick was awarded the prestigious “International Astrologer of the Year Award” by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology in India. 

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Curriculum

 

Rick: “Astrology is a two-way street.”

Ascension: Spirit, Fire & Air. Buddhism, Christianity
Incarnation: Soul, Water & Earth: Dance, Sex, 
The Planets Within. The Planets in Your Pocket
Activism: internal, local, community, global, cosmic
Exploring Ritual Through Music, Movement and Contemplation

Caroline: “The planets represent living qualities of intelligence that reside within us and connect us to the world. When we speak of them and to them, they stir within us.”

We will animate our metaphoric magic back-pack and contents, including:

Our Magic Mirror: necessary critic holds up a mirror, then with wave of hand turns it into a window. (“Look how beautiful it could be!”) Then, with another wave of the hand turns it into a door. (“Let’s go!”)

Our Metaphoric Discern-O-Meter: what is liberating and what is imprisoning.

We dedicate to being agents of cool response, in a hot reactive world.

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For Mega-Bonus Points, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:34 PM, we are aligning with the Full Moon at 19+ Taurus-Scorpio (the transit of Mercury, the day before). 19+ Scorpio is a great resonant degree, dissed by the medieval (men) astrologers who called it "the accursed degree of the accursed sign,” Its Sabian symbol is “a woman draws back two red curtains leading to a sacred pathway.” So, we love it — no priesthood — as a festival of animism. Dedicated acts of beauty invite power into the world.

Astro *Mytho* Democratic Animism

 

The Interweaving
The Journey begins with the Planets

 Sun & Moon
Exercises in expression and reflection

Rick: Starting Small (Mercury), Growing (Jupiter), Imagining (Neptune)

Mercury: Making Mischief - It takes two to tangle
Deconstructing Mercury Retrograde

Caroline:​ Mercury -The Magician, Bard within us all. Hermes, Hermia - Language as one of the great technologies of creative participation in the world.

Mercury retrograde, re-membering language craft, eloquence and poetry.

Rick: Venus - On beyond words
The aesthetics of perfection

Caroline: “The opposite of “aesthetic" is “anesthetic”

Without Beaty - we are asleep. No solution without Beauty.

Rick: Mars - Let’s get physical
Assertion and anger

Caroline:​ Mars - spark of Woof that animates creation, eros, desire; in

Faery Tales - our wise animal - that knows what to do - when Mercury does not.

The fuel on which we run, literally and metaphorically...

Rick: Jupiter & Saturn

Working with the ebb and flow of the Cosmic Tides
Using the co-conspirators for co-con-spiritual mischief 

 

Caroline: Jupiter & Saturn: Inward dedication magnetises outward opportunity. 

The Transpersonal Planets: Exploring the Mysteries 

 

Caroline: The Outer Planets represent Nature’s Evolutionary Intelligence and are the keepers

of the whole big conversation, social, and biological.

They cut in on our dance-  to spiral us into a much bigger dance -

if we are willing… (and much less graceful- if we are not)

Uranus: "Nature’s Evolutionary Experimental Genius” (aka “Trickster") in Taurus
 Humans returning to Democratic Animism.

Rick: Ego and Transcendence

Consciousness & Soma: Disincarnate Consciousness

Introduction to the Bardos: The Tibetan Book of the Dead and The Psychedelic Experience

The Astrology of Life, Death and Rebirth

Astrology and the Unconscious

Freud, Jung, and the Bardos

Astrology & Shamanism

 

Caroline: Calliope (9th Muse) Rising from the Cauldron of Calamity

Rick and Caroline:  The Magic of Metaphoric Maps (aka Charts) and why we so love this language,

that is eager for its highest calling, to guide humans back to harmonious participatory kinship.

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Hands-on Astrology

There will be plenty of chart interpretation, as we truly learn by teasing astro*mythology into customised pertinence... that each participant may feel and earn a liberating clarity about their unique contribution to our council and the Council of Creation.

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*Is this workshop for you?

The workshop is suitable for astrologers at all stages of study and practice. It is useful to have some basic knowledge of astrological symbols, the planets, signs, houses, and the concept of the birth chart. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Rick or Caroline.

Schedule

 

DAY 1 – November 8 – Friday

ARRIVAL, ORIENTATION AND DINNER

Today only dinner is included, all other meals can be ordered in our restaurant. Massages can be scheduled any time today.

5:30 pm – Dinner

6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony, Orientation, and Introductions

Opening Talks: Guiding Themes for the week

 

Caroline: Welcome to Trickster Training Mystery School. The Trickster’s role in liberating us from the con. Co-operators are standing by! Let’s meet them!

 

Rick: Where we are in the big scheme of things. The astrological perspective of this unique moment in time.

 

DAY 2 – November 9 – Saturday

REGULAR CLASS DAY
Day of Dedicated Imagining

Saturn’s Day: Honouring Saturn within and without while Saturn at 16 Capricorn is exactly sextile to the Sun and Neptune, creatively cahooting with both.

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Noon – Class/Council

10:15 - 10:45 am - Tea, Coffee, Coconuts Break

 

12:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 – 5:30 pm – Class/Council

3:30 – 3:50 pm - Tea & Coffee Break

6:00 pm – Dinner

 

DAY 3 – November 10 – Sunday

REGULAR CLASS DAY WITH WATERFALL EXCURSION
Day of Honouring the Sun

Swooshing away all impediments to the desirable, in conjuncts Moon in Aries at “the magic carpet degree.” Fairy Tales of magic transport)

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Noon – Class

 

10:15 - 10:45 am - Tea, Coffee, Coconuts Break

12:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 pm – Class
The Elements, focusing on Water

3:30 – 5:30 pm – Sebatu Waterfall Temple Visit
Water Element Experience

6:00 pm – Dinner

 

DAY 4 – November 11 – Monday

FULL DAY OFF FOR MARKET/BEACH EXCURSION
Day of Honouring the Moon

The Moon enters Taurus, sign of her exaltation and the most sensually intelligent of all the signs

7:30 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Experience Bali
Leave for Klungkung Market Shopping and the rest of the day at White Sand Beach

The group may choose to stop somewhere sensually delightful for dinner on the way back from the beach.

Both lunch and dinner are not included today, but our restaurant will be open until 7:15 pm for those who choose not to go on the excursion.

 

DAY 5 – November 12 – Tuesday

REGULAR CLASS DAY 
Day of Honouring Mars

Mars is in Libra, the realm of Venus, so he is artfully mannered.

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Noon – Class 

10:15 - 10:45 am - Tea, Coffee, Coconuts Break

12:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 – 5:30 pm – Class

3:30 – 3:50 pm - Tea & Coffee Break

6:00 pm – Dinner

9:34 pm – Full Moon Moment

 

DAY 6 – November 13 – Wednesday

REGULAR CLASS DAY PLUS FULL MOON ACTIVITIES
Day of Honouring Mercury

Mercury retrograde is our guide as we journey to the outer planets. Language crafting and eloquence as magic.

 

7:00 - 9:00 am – Full Moon Blessings - Tirta Empul

9:30 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Noon – Class 

 

No Break

12:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 – 5:30 pm – Class

3:30 – 3:50 pm - Tea & Coffee Break

6:00 pm – Dinner

 

DAY 7 – November 14 – Thursday

SHORTENED CLASS DAY WITH UBUD EXCURSION/DINNER
Day of Honouring Jupiter

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Noon – Class 

10:15 - 10:45 am - Tea, Coffee, Coconuts Break

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Class

4:00 pm – Ubud/Dinner (paid for individually)

6:00 pm – Dinner is included at the Centre for those who choose not to go to Ubud

 

DAY 8 – November 15 – Friday

REGULAR CLASS DAY
Day of Honouring Venus

Mythic guidance to bring love alive. Magnetising accomplices. Venus rises at 16 Sagittarius squaring Neptune at the Grail Legend degree.

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Noon – Class 

10:15 - 10:45 am - Tea, Coffee, Coconuts Break

12:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 – 5:30 pm – Class

3:30 – 3:50 pm - Tea & Coffee Break

6:00 pm – Dinner

 

DAY 9 – November 16 – Saturday

DEPARTURE DAY
Cycles of Recurrence: Back to Saturn

Breaking old spells; taking new vows.

8:30 am – Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 am – Class
Tying it all together
Closing Ceremony

 

12:00 pm – Check-out

DEPARTURE

Contact Information

 

Caroline and Rick are not involved with any of the financial or organisational aspects of the course and should be contacted regarding course material only. Please contact us directly with all logistical questions. 

 

PRICES

$2,150 - shared occupancy 

$2,650 - single occupancy 

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL & REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 We will do our absolute best to assist with finding room-mates, but students must be prepared to pay for their own room if we cannot find anyone. Please make requests for room-mates via email.

 

Rooms are allocated on a 1st come basis.

  INCLUDES 

Full Tuition with Rick  & Caroline 

8 Nights Accommodation, Shared or Single, at Rahasia Manis

8 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Airport Transfers  (if within 3 days of workshop dates)

Visits to Bali’s sacred Temples

Shopping Excursions

Beach Trip

1 Massage

All activities and excursions are optional. 

Massages can be scheduled in the early mornings, evenings or during any free times.  Additional massages may be scheduled, but we do ask that everyone wait until inclusive ones have been booked before requesting these.

 

All meals are served buffet-style and there will be plenty of choice for both vegetarians and carnivores. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any medically based dietary requirements.

Please stay somewhat flexible around the schedule. The weather and/or our group dynamic could dictate some adjustments or changes.

Thank you!

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