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Bruce Lyon

Bruce Lyon
is an author and teacher of cosmology and soul initiation. His path has been the trans-Himalayan wisdom tradition and the esoteric teachings of the world. He has written several books, founded Shamballa School, Highden Temple and is part of the wisdom council for the international School of Temple Arts.

Learning to See in the Dark: An Embodied Journey of the Unconscious and Superconscious

Aug 02 - 04, 2019 Begins in 2 weeks
with Dustin DiPerna & Bruce Lyon

There is a darkness that is the absence of light or awareness and then there is a darkness that is the source of it. This workshop will explore them both and we will learn how contact with one helps us penetrate into the other.

When we bring the torch of awareness into the darkest aspects of our being, whether unconscious or superconscious, we open the door to true liberation. As the psychologist Carl Jung said so succinctly, “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious."



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