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We are so excited to be on this journey with you! Essence is an online portal, a virtual experience through the realms of magic, shamanism, and ritual. This is a place to learn about magic and mysticism, to taste the many avenues and modalities of spirituality and connection. In this space, we invite you to weave, to mingle, to share with an open heart, bring your gifts and be part of this global co-creation.

We bring to you a collective of modern witches, wizards, mystics, shamans, teachers and healers. Each have their own alchemical gift and medicine to bring to our planet. We encourage you to use your intuition and move towards those you feel drawn to or to those where you feel resistance. Explore this online bazaar with an open heart and trust in the journey. This is the place to find the path that resonates most with you!

Together we activate the planetary grid and move towards our evolution as humans and as a civilisation….

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Watch this sample walk through video (from another festival but the tools are the same!) on how to use Sched and adjust it to your time zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3H4utVMWv4&feature=emb_title 

Facebook Group
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Sched and Workshop Links
In the workshops and sessions below, you’ll notice there are yellow video stream buttons. These link to specific posts in the private Facebook group where all of the information (including the Zoom link) for the particular workshop is located.

Time zones
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                            ✨Looking forward to diving in deeper with you, through the cosmic
                                    and etheric realms, deeper into self and into the many subtle,
                                                       intricate layers of seen and unseen ✨
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Saturday, July 24 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Union with Kaos

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"I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves. Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star." -Nietzsche

In Greek Mythology, everything arises from and eventually returns to Kaos. She is the formless, primordial abyss—a no-nonsense reminder that being on Earth, and choosing to serve Life itself, means a vulnerable journey into the heart of the unknown. There are many tales of individuals using their will to find non-human forces and ancient powers to help better their own lives, negotiate on their own terms and still wiggle their way out alive in the face of a bigger Life that is far from the ego-centric civilisation we are led by.

The individual-driven life is being burned away by a cosmic reminder of what it means for humanity to be in service to the whole. As soul initiation accelerates over the coming years, we are being asked to commune more with Kaos as a force of Love and to recalibrate to which Life we are serving.

Day to day, we can willingly choose to move toward the places that scare us and fall into deeper union with the unknown. When the individual self is willing to surrender to powers of Earth and Cosmos far beyond our control, we move away from our human-centric point of view and attune to a cosmic-centric way of Life. This will be an invocation of Kaos as our true nature. Expect a mix of ritual, teachings and sharing.

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Jonathan Ehrlich

Highden Temple
Jonathan is dedicated to soul initiation on Earth and the return of the Mystery Schools. He is very focused on exploring new soul technologies and ways of being that continue to bring humans in closer union with the unknown. One of his deep focuses is on group initiation and, particularly... Read More →
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Bruce Lyon

Highden Temple
Bruce has been teaching in the area of esoteric wisdom, the tantric arts, cosmology, and universal spirituality for over twenty years. He is on the wisdom council of ISTA, founder of Shamballa School and Highden Temple, a New Zealand mystery school. He is also a published author of... Read More →

Saturday July 24, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am CEST
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