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Welcome to the beginning of a new Doctorate experience

 CAIRN  is particularly proud of its 20 years daily experience with Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan NGOs, its reputed academic collaboration in Asia, Europe USA and Canada, as well as of the quality of its Supervision Board, Research Consultants and integrated Cultural Immersion & online learning infrastructure. We have a vibrant Foundation Courses programme and a thriving suite of ECTS/ECDL Postgraduate Options in Health Anthropology, Comparative Study of Traditional Health Practices, Organisational Management and Counselling Psychology, including Tibetan Medicine Tsa-rLung Healing Energotherapy.

CAIRN Education Counselling Services (KTM Nepal, Canada, UK and Europe) offer an ideal starting place for candidates seeking pre-entry requirements for further training in both counselling and counselling psychology. Participants will learn about and practice advanced interpersonal and counselling skills; apply theory and techniques of counselling; gain an understanding of professional and ethical issues; and learn more about themselves. CAIRN also will give advice on immigration and study abroad.

 

Cultural Immersion

  CAIRN  Professional Doctorate School  is a cultural immersion e-learning and communication gateway for traditional healing practitioners experiential training, development studies academic research, and postgraduate and doctorate student exchange, based in KTM Nepal.

It offers selected online courses and field-research resources focused on the Himalayan region current development priorities, as well as specializes into curriculum development in selected research niches, through practical and theoretical knowledge in building : Applied Psychology to Counselling, HRD/HRM Capacity Building, Humanitarian Intervention, Clinical Anthropology, Prospective Health Anthropology and Tibetan Traditional Healing Psychotherapy.

All Options, from Postgraduate Foundation Courses up to Doctorate Thesis are certified as ECTS/ECDL personal research projects, defined within a  flexible menu. Cairn options are organized from highly selected academic and NGO resources, based in Nepal,  India, Tibet TAR China, Canada, USA, UK and EU.

Cairn Professional Doctorate is a personalized development research program only and is always offered one-on-one by appointment.

 

 

 

 

 
           

 

 

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The key features of Cairn Postgraduate and Doctorate degrees are:

a- the titles are different from MSc or PhD – they directly refer to a particular field-expertise or profession, for which credits are being gained by applicants who submit a personal project for a Professional Postgraduate or Professional Doctorate Thesis in areas of their previous professional experience or renewed interest, such as: EdD (education), DBA (business management) , DHA (health anthropology) , DEC (education counselling) and other open disciplines certification.

b- these are designed for experienced professionals who want to do 
a PhD part-time while remaining at work and who want to proceed 
through a personalized accumulation of credits certificates.

c- their aim is to make an original contribution to professional
knowledge and professional practice through a Thesis. 

d- they are studied in the work-place on an actual problem occurring 
in the local community, as well as allow short intensive Summer and
Winter Campus organized in the UK, Canada or EU (min 3 weeks, max 3 months) and, of course, Cultural Immersion  Field-studies in Nepal/S-Asia.

e- they naturally involve action research and stepwise ethnographic
investigation, from which (consensual diagnosis) a problem is identified, 
an intervention project designed is initiated, some possible solutions are
devised and implemented. The joint-supervision allows effectiveness 
to be monitored by experts in the field, so as to comply with 
Nepal, EU, UK and Canada academic requirements.

f- as there is a significant conceptual, methodological and know-how
taught component in each individual project, material and references
are brought online. This allows the development of knowledge in a most
flexible and cost-effective manner in-situ, provides a focus-group cohort
identity, allow the teaching of research methods, propose the provision 
of extended open menu of related subject training, allows an easy online
sharing of experience and methodologies through forum, and encourage 
de visu (face-to-face) collective debate on common issues, experiences 
and relevance of each research topic through focused Seminars in
the specific profession or training involved. 
 
 

Cultural Immersion and Field-studies


CAIRN also promotes non-credits cultural immersion tours cum  experientials field-studies in clinical anthropology, ethno-medicine and counselling intervention research organized for EU scholars and professionals in Nepal, India and the Himalayan region. 
CAIRN(Nepal) Cultural Immersion and Field-studies for EU scholars  being interested in the Himalayan region, S-Asia and Nepal equation, may focus on current Euro-Asian geo-political issues, including the history, hermeneutics and representations prevailing upon local paradigm.
Finally, CAIRN(Nepal) also provides resources online and consultancy to local schools, NGOs and SMEs (Small and Medium Entreprises).
 
 

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 Professional Doctorate Thesis

This web page provides information on CAIRN Professional Doctorate in Health Anthropology, Tibetan Tsa-rLung Applied Psychology, Tibetan Ayurvedic Medicine, Counselling and Musico/Energotherapy, including Cairn Consortium, Units, cultural immersion options, duration, fees and application details.  Cairn Consortium EU-NGO legal structure for international academic partnership is also available upon request.

 

Combining teaching and research to the highest standard

The ‘taught' component of the Professional Doctorate will comprise a broad research training, taught at Masters level, to enable participants to employ different research design and implementation techniques in their chosen area of professional interest. There will be a further online ‘taught' component (assessed at the Doctoral-level), which reviews issues of professional relevance and interest to all high level practitioners. During this time preparatory work will commence for the research component (which will also be at the D-level). The research component will enable the participant to work individually, on a research topic (or cluster of related topics) of relevance to their professional role.

 

Flexible delivery for professionals

The programme is designed to support individual learning, driven by a learning needs analysis and personal development plan (PDP), with the learner identifying learning needs and satisfying these needs through a variety of different resources.

The programme will be delivered in a flexible way to reflect the learning needs of practising professionals who will be studying on a part time basis and who will be conducting a significant proportion of the work contributing to this degree in their work environment. Typically the ‘taught ' units will delivered by a combination of work-based learning (drawing on the latest available practice-based evidence), web based distance learning with online discussion and support, and research ‘conferences' either face to face at Bath or via an e-learning discussion board. The ‘ research and thesis ' element of the programme will be supervised by a panel of specialists comprising an academic member of staff of the University (to ensure that the work is of a sufficient standard to attain the award of PD) and one or a number of practice-based specialists will co-supervise this work.

In addition, previous learning experience and credits obtained from elsewhere will be recognised and accredited, in line with the University's current practice, as part of the admissions criteria for the programme.

 

Who can apply?

Applicants must propose a  Doctorate Thesis / Research Project :

Minimum prerequisites for participation are a BA level, or 3 years minimum 
professional involvement in a related NGOs or SMEs field of activities. 

Applicants need to apply on basis of drafting a personal project proposal,
and may gain, when necessary, a Postgraduate Study ECTS/ECDL Foundation Courses Certificate (1 year duration : 60 credits) and/or Diploma (3 years duration : 180 credits) Accreditation. They may also choose to attend ECTS credits certified Undergraduate level Short Courses.

This scheme includes courses options which may be attended either at the CAIRN/SXC in Nepal (first semester Cultural Immersion Preparatory modules) and/or further in the UK, EU or Canada as Foundation Courses.

Cairn Professional Doctorate is open to a wide range of  professionals, who have an active interest in practice based research and professional practice issues. International students looking for a taught doctorate experience in health may also apply.

 

How long does the Professional Doctorate take to complete?

Students will be able to complete the Professional Doctorate in three years integrated study. However, there is flexibility to enable professionals to fit their study around their busy working lives. Previous learning experience and credits gained from academic awards may be taken into account to reduce the length of time required to complete the Doctorate.

 

 

 

 

Cairn High Education Counselling

In order to facilitate the access in KTM / Nepal, in Canada and in Europe/UK to relevant Himalayan and Tibetan Vajrayana quality training resources for ECTS/ECDL credits Postgraduate and Doctorale Thesis Research certification, Cairn has organized the ongoing  Foundation Courses and Thesis Research Options  into an open menu curriculum based upon a stepwise culturally appropriate approach being the chronological succession of three (3) LEVELS of experiential research & learning , within five (5) specific AREAS  of experiential cultural immersion research activities.

More details are provided, with information and advice on any academic (and/or  non-academic)  concerns for preparing your file for registration and study visa for Postgraduate Research Foundation Courses organized in Canada, UK- Wales and the EU, either during face to face interviews in situ, or online. Please read the following pages and/or contact us for more details.

CAIRN Counselling Services provides advice and counselling on academic matters, including immigration advice and services, useful for Nepalese Mature Students (Postgraduate Personal Project Part-time Options) wishing to study in the EU, Canada or Wales UK. We support all students regardless of nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual preference or status. We operate CAIRN Education Counselling Services administration both by email and face-to-face Interviews appointments. We encourage all prospective students to kindly email us thereupon, at CAIRN EU-NGO HQ address: leon@sped.ucl.ac.be

 

Ethics & Methodology

Advice is offered without discrimination. Our services operate according to the EU, UK and Canada Code of Ethics for those advising international students. Our International Student Advisory Service meets the strict rules and standards of the Immigration Services of Canada, USA, the UK, Belgium and EU Official Visa Sections (Consulates or Embassies) in Nepal.

CAIRN operates as a confidential Education Counselling Service for professional and personal project oriented coaching to any prospective student or trainee, from the start of your project’s first Biodata interview up to its final implementation. This serves the general purpose of both clearing the academic accreditation file and provide necessary International Students advisory board screening information to applicants, including on the difficult issues such as visas, file administration and e-learning support options.

Cairn Counselling Services (EU-NGO) is a personalized projects academic exchange program, with cultural immersion options, e-learning and communication gateway for Asian and Western postgraduate researchers and professional continuous education trainees (mature students). It offers an open menu of options of selected online courses and field-research resources, focused on the one side on Asian LDCs development priorities. Cairn Academic Coaching  is offered one-on-one by appointment only. Cairn Euro-Asian Network increases opportunities for internships, field-research and online studies within an international dimension and selected international experts.

 

 Foundation Courses & Professional Doctorate  

CAIRN Foundation Courses degrees and Professional Doctorate Thesis are based on the Canada, UK and EU directives governing Professional Doctorate / Adult Continous Education / Open Learning credits, gained by participants presenting a Doctorate Thesis project, which conceptual, experiential and methodological requirements are achieved through a flexible accumulation of ECTS/ECDL credits in the fields of ICT- Arts&Therapy and Humanities Field-Studies.

Suitable experienced candidates can be admitted for a Professional Doctorate Thesis in subjects, such as:  International Education Exchange, Education Marketing and Promotion Strategy, Himalayan Region Prospectives, the use of e-learning Video Multimedia Database, Humanitarian Assistance, Nepal Post- development political issues, Field-studies in Philosophy, Traditional Health, Tibetan Medicine, Ethno-medicine, Clinical Anthropology and/or Shamanism.

Links to local NGOs, THWs, PHCs or Gompas involved in traditional health praxis, including CHOWs training, will be particularly encouraged.

Cairn organizes Professional  Doctorate Thesis (ECTS/ECDL) from current the opportunity provided by both the Canada Recommendations and the Directives for EU Continuous Education (Professional Training), with training content  based on applicants previous professional experience or renewed interest.

Cairn  International  Studies will improve the Asian and European students' ability to work in an increasingly globalized environment in the Western world and emerging economies of Asia. The goal is to prepare students and trainees for international tasks, promote interactive and communicative skills and encourage an open and receptive attitude towards cross-cultural awareness and understanding. Cairn Euro-Asian Network increases opportunities for internships, field-research and online studies within an international dimension and selected international experts. 

 

Cross-Cultural Immersion

CAIRN Cross-Cultural Awareness stresses that for a cross-cultural training to be effective as an enhancement for international development organization, it must deal with several complexities in the learning process, including that of providing flexible options for genuine Projects-based Cultural Immersion.

 

Professional Continuing Education

Options are offered in 2006-07 from partners based in Nepal, India, Canada, USA, South of France, Belgium, Italy and UK- Wales.

Certificates are designed primarily for continuing professional development and are typically offered in partnership with CAIRN selected faculties, INGOs, professional associations, or private sector organizations, in order to meet the challenge of Asian prospective relations with the West, as well as S-Asian community needs.

CAIRN wants to provide a warm and detailed welcome to all new prospective trainees and students. Our Network extends its current resources and activities from specific curricula based options branches being in UK (London and Swansea/Wales), Belgium (UCL/LLN), France (Nice), Italy, Canada, USA, Nepal, India and China. Cairn network facilities are substantial enough to present excellent project expertise answers to your needs, as well as are small enough to focus with insights to your personal project, within a friendly group and professional training community.

 

   

updated: Dec2007

 
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Drawing on both the Celtic and Tibetan Shamanic Healing practices, as well as upon modern Quantum Psycho/energotherapy, Dr. B. Raven Lee and Dr. William R. Leon invite  to join us in the discovery of Caer Sidi, the sacred Keltic & Templars Mandala in the Verdon area and Cathares Aude regions, being organized next October 2008, in South-of-France .

Caer Sidi is a unique experiential program which includes Tibetan Tsa-rLung, Celtic Shamanic Healing, meditation, chakra practices and embodiment with archetypes for allowing each participant to enter the sacred mandala and learn ways to transmute negativity, while connecting to the Field of Universal Energy and the Body of Light practices.

The Itinerary is intended to re-awaken and develop a synthesis of our latent shamanic healing abilities. We will learn to intentionally shift our state of consciousness, to link with Protectors and Holy Spirits, as well as to open our awareness to non-ordinary reality.

We will establish connection with Sacred Helpers and Teachers to facilitate personal and communal health and healing. The programme will also be an opportunity to gather further knowledge about current research into the common Central-Asian historical roots of the Keltic and Tibetan Shamanic Healing.

 

 

 

   "Caer  Sidi,  The Island of Crystal "

 

Caer Sidi, The Fortress of the Fairies is mentioned in the Book of  Taliesin (Lewis Spence).

That Caer Sidi (Camelot) was the Seat of rituals and initiations for Healing and Divination of an extraordinary vitality and importance to the Celtic psyche is no new thesis . But that it can be re-awakened today,  simply through a comparative experiential study of  Grail Lore and Himalayan Tantric Shamanism is a testimony we want here to share  with you.

One of the Island of Crystal, or Caer Sidi, is the Celtic, Cathares, and Knights Templar sacred archaeological Mandala situated at the entry of the Gorges du Verdon, some 150 km northwest of Nice, South-of-France.

It was the seat of rituals and initiations for healing and divination practices, which originated from the Black Sea (Wisigoths and Scythes Central Europe) and the Asian Steppes (Kelts and Huns), and continued into early Celtic-Roman times and later Holy Grail Mary Magdalene Lore.

The word Sidhe (also spelled Sidi, Sidh, Sid, Sith ...) may be regarded as the standard term for "fairy" in the Gaelic tongue of Scotland , Wales and Ireland. While some reliable authorities further stress that Sithide or Sithde is the genitive of Sithd, a female fairy, Gaelic records Sidhe as also implying "hill" or "mound". Mounds and hills often are both graves and  abodes of the elves.

 

St Trophime (Cave) and Fumeis from Trigance

 

 

     Caer  Sidi : " Whom Serves the Grail...? " 

 

Dr. B. Raven Lee, William R. Leon and other experienced intervenors will guide the target-sites meditations and healing rituals that concentrates on the compassion of fully enlightened protectors, such as those Whom may be the principal emanation in the Verdon Sacred Mandala or Cathares Retreats visited. The stream of transmission of the Compassionate and Healing energies, who are the Spiritual Heritage of the sites visited, will bring the Third Eye and Compassion Initiations in the form of the "Spontaneous Arising Light"  (Tigle), inherited from merging protectors and sacred sites through practices of the Heart Chakra, Ajna Chakra and Crown Chakra (Tsa-rLung mobilisation).

Experiential Transmissions from Gurus, Shamans or Entities, have always been a foundational aspect of spiritual personal training, Body of Light practices, and study leading up to Grail Arts of Divination, Rejuvenation and Healing. Through the embodiment of Keltic and Vajrarayana Roots Entities, they continue to be an integral aspect of the Body of Light teaching in the West, in a form which is compatible with the Western psyche and its Keltic archetypal heritage.

 

Group Practices at St Thyrs Chapel - Robion

 

The Tsa Lung Body of Light concepts, per se, may roughly be translated from the Tibetan scriptures as "the magical movements, channels, and vital breath", which were upto recently kept as secret Tibetan practices. It is a rather distinctive Tibetan Dharma practice, which focuses upon energy and archetypal embodiment and which incorporates breath, awareness, visualization and physical movement. It is a powerful practice that can clear long-held blocks in the practitioner's body, energy, and mind. Tsa Lung also supports the spontaneous arising of the Body of Light awareness (Tigle) during both meditation and/or in everyday life praxis.

Tibetan Traditional Medicine healing practice ‘Tsa-rLung’, may also be also called ‘hand healing’, these two Tibetan words meaning, per se: ‘channels-wind’. Similar to the Reiki and Tai-Ji this is a Tibetan version of these well known techniques for energy healing. Similarly it may be traced back in Central Asia and Tibet Himalayan Shamans, either in Bon-Pos or Amchis Traditional Healing since thousands of years ago, and so far has been preserved in the Tibetan Materia Medica, Tsa-rLung Lamas, Dzogchen Lamas and Nagpas Yoga Lineages, presenting today various forms all issued from the identical Shamanic Healing Roots, but sometimes presented to Westerners nowadays as part of an so-called secret knowledge. Practically, it simply can be learned, practices and experienced in ways being similar to other sources, such as in Ajna Yoga, Pranadi / Panorama Yogas, Reiki, Tai-Ji and Acupuncture developmental curricula.

In principle, learning the techniques of Tsa-rLung healing involves various steps. Firstly, the body must be attuned to the more subtle perception level of the energy body for giving healing. The channels are to be (re-)opened by various embodiments, breathing exercises, body movements and visualizations/meditations, and the channels elements and humours must be well-balanced. Thereafter, using the Tumo Yoga for heat energy or the Tigle visualization for channelling, again by means of the personalized energy practices, one must become able to generate Tumo heat and control the energy, then to release and control the healing energy. IN principle also, Tsa-rLung techniques use various type of wind energy to guide healing energy to the person undergoing treatment.

However, there is also a more Tantric or artistic way to perceive and control healing energies by using Performing Arts, Archetypes Painting Visualisation, Sacred Dance Embodiment, Divination Rituals, Pujas, Mandalas Yoga and other Himalayan Shamanic tools, which may apply their benevolent effect on the soul, mind and body of oneself or of patients, by opening channels, embody archetypes energy and/or restoring the balance of the spirits and elements, for purpose of inspiration, visualization, healing and rejuvenation.

This Five days Caer Sidi Retreat is open to anyone who has a clear understanding of the archetypal and energy healing process being performed using these foreseen energy and meditation/prayers experience. No prior Tsa-rLung, Trul-Khor or Choo rituals experience is needed — but a background knowledge and basic experience in Yoga(s), Keltic Tradition, Energotherapy, Pranayama, Reiki, Taichi and/or Qiqong (self-) healing will definitely be amongst facilitating factors for the subtle energy perception and synthesis being considered.

 

 

 

CAIRN Tsa-rLung Coaching is dedicated to transforming the practice of community leadership and to helping create cultures of engagement for high performance/high fulfilment organizations that bring out the best in people in terms of  Personal or Organizational Renewal and Leadership, this by using the precious legacy of the Body of Light Shamanic practices, the Vajrayana Tantra Philosophy, as well as the Embodiment of the Grail Lore.

CAIRN follows the inspiring and innovative drive, launched in the early 1980s by late Tarab Tulku Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche, Dudjom Rimpoche, Kyentse Rinpoche, as well as nowadays by Tenzin Wangyal, Lopon Tenzin Namdak and others, in their efforts towards a transparent and scientific approach to the concepts and practices of  the "Body of Light",  seeking a more intimate embodiment with other similar Sacred Healing Arts living traditions.

 Thi Experiential Transmission retreats will allow you to personally evolve while re-awakening within you the common Roots of the early Keltic and Tibetan Shamanic traditions.

This is a work long overdue for the re-awakening of the Grail Quest and to answer to what asked the Chalice : "Whom Serves the Grail...?".  

 

 

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  Caer Sidi : " the  Itinerary... "

 

Caer Sidi  will be of a 14 days duration, on the traces of the Healing tradition of Mary Magdalene, Wolfram Von Eschenbach Grail Lore and Tibetan Vajrayana in sacred sites of the Verdon and Pyrennees, including pilgrimage to Montsegur, Puivert, Alet, Limoux, St Maximum, Ste Beaume, St Victor, Ste Marie and other Sacred Black Madonna altars.

At the introduction level (Keltic Trilogy, First Tryptic), we will visit and scan together the target-sites being selected as per the group typology, and focus on the historical, conceptual and praxis synthesis based upon Tsa-rLung, Yogas and Keltic Archetypal Healing practices.

This will include numerous references to the Grail Lore and early Keltic Christendom (Wolfram Von Eschenbach), as well as to the Tibetan Tsa-rLung Five Elements Body of Light teachings from late Khyenste Rimpoche, Dudjom Rimpoche, Tarab Tulku Rimpoche, as well as from Tenzin Namdak, Namkhai Norbu, John M. Reynolds and Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche, this always bearing in mind the hermeneutic needed for a synthesis of the so-called Tibetan and Keltic Roots Shamanic practices.

We will drive in mini-bus and then trek to several megalithic artefacts, ruins or Templars chapels in the Verdon Sacred Mandala area,  where we will focus on the Body of Light practices and study of the Grail Quest through both Tibetan Tsa-rLung and Keltic Shamanic practices.

We will feel, sense, vizualize and discuss the energies being found in/around the Chateau de  Valcros (Lady of the Lake) <+>, at its Solar Celtic Fortress (Camelot) <+>, at the Chapelle de St- Thyrs<+>, Ste Anne<+> and St Trophime<+>, and at the Chateau Soleil <+>. 

Following the historical traces and symbols of the encrypted Mary Magdalene Grail Mythos,  we will pray in the first historical Templars chapels of St. Thyrse <+>, as well as those in Comps sur Artuby <+>,  Trigance <+>, the Commanderie de St. Mayne <+>,  Moustiers Ste Marie,  etc ...

Thereafter, the Second and Third Tryptic will then be the study and indepth of the Cathares Grail Lore tradition in Pyrennes and the conclusive resonnance gathered through a Retreat. 

All in all, they are Seven Seals to find & open within our Heart and Ajna Chakras, and Tsa-rLung practices of the Body of Light !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Journey  to the  Island of Crystal

 

A  15 Days Pilgrimage to Keltic & Cathares Powerplaces in South-France,

with Dr. B. Raven Lee & Dr. William R. Leon

 

 

 

 

           

TOUR SUMMARY

            Day 1: Arrival in Nice airport from USA. Welcome dinner and debrief.

            Day 2: Tour of Nice and Sightseeing Riviera. Quest opening ceremony.

            Day3: Grotto at St. Beaume, St Maxim. Comps, South entry (4 nights).

            Day4: West entry to the Verdon Mandala: Valcros, Trigance, Nyima Dzong.

            Day5: East entry: St Anne, St Thyrs, Trek to the cave of St. Trophime.

            Day6: Shamanic purification ceremony at the Solar Temple, Valcros.

            Day7: Drive to Marseilles (St Victor Abby), Stay in Aix-en Provence .

            Day8: Beginning of Cathares Tour. Drive to Carcassone and Alet (4 nights).

            Day9: Razes entrance: Rennes le Chateau, Rennes Les Bains, Bezu.

            Day10: Puivert, Montsegur, Foix, Limoux.

            Day11: Querribus, Rocamadour.

            Day12: Back to Nice.

            Day13: Free day in Nice. Closing Dinner.

            Day14: Depart Nice.

 

            OPTIONAL 5 DAYS SEVEN SEALS RETREAT:

            Day 14: Afternoon return for Valcros.

            Day 15 to Day 18: Retreat at Castle Valcros.

            Day 19: Early return to Nice. Free afternoon.

            Day 20: Depart Nice for USA.

 

" Al Caps Del Set Cent Ans Verdegeo El Laurel ! "

Hommage to the Grail Lore Lineage of Master Kyot and
Templar Troubadour  Wolfram Von Eschenbach (XIIcentury)!

 

 

Guardians of the Arch of Alliance - Comps

 

    

*        – Day 1 - Saturday  Oct 04  - Arrival flight to Nice Airport (flexible arrival, depending on flights) - Transfer to Hotel/Gite***, Rest and Welcome Dinner, including  detailed debriefing...

*        – Day 2- Sunday  Oct 05  - First Tour in the wonderful City of Nice, with a  later minivan Riviera sightseeing, including: Monaco, St- Jean Cap Ferrat Madonna. This second Day will be ending at the Black Madonna (Hospitalier')  Chapel at St- Jean Cap Ferrat, where we will perform the Quest Opening Ceremony, with a meditation by the Dragon's Tail, and a first cleansing and opening of Chakras,  as well as a scanning of energy. 

*        - Day 3 -  Monday Oct 06  - Early  morning drive from the city of Nice / Riviera to the Ste Beaume  Mary Magdalene historical cave and nearby St Maximum Basilica Magdalene relics, then in the evening, after the pilgrimage, we will drive further to the South border of the Verdon Sacred Mandala, to the “Hotel Bain”, situated in Comps sur Artudy , which will be our base-camp centrally located in the Verdon studied area.

*        - Day 4 - Tuesday Oct  07 - Morning introduction to the selected sacred sites and related practices, being chosen as per the specificities of both the sacred site itself. The Verdon Mandala is a 25km wide area in itself. We will first do a visit of Comps Chapels, then we will focus upon the Mandala West side practices and detailed visit in and around Comps (Conis), Trigance (Trigania) and further introduction meetings in Valcros and possibly at the Tibetan Monastery: Nyima Dzong.

 

 

*       -- Day 5 -Wednesday Oct  08 - Wesdnesday morning will be the continuation, in a flexible manner, of yesterday first introduction to the selected sacred sites, so linking selective inputs to the Quest of the group members. There will be further visits and meetings held in Comps, St- Mayne, Rougon, Soleil, Valcros and possibly the start of a programme of rituals or ceremonies in Nyima Dzong.

 

 

*        - Day 6 - Thursday Oct 09: Thursday morning drive from Comps to the East side of the Mandala : Ste Anne, St Thyrs, St Trophime. Possible trek to the Robion Valcros Keltic Solar Fortress (Droma, Camelot) and/or to St Trophime Cave for prayers, meditation, energy scanning and embodiment praxis, then possibly go down to the Valcros Castle, and further promenade down to the Bakery for tea. On the way see La Doux, Blanchefort, and possibly be back at Nyima Dzong Tibetan Monastery for he Guru Rimpoche (Thursday) evening rituals.

 

 

 

*     Day 7  - Friday Oct 10 : indepth practices at Valcros (Aconcha) and Solar Fortress, plus optional trek in/around Verdon Canyon and/or Free Day in Castellane... Possible drive to Castellane (Salinas) old Roman/Keltic/Wisigoths Healing Waters, depending upon the length and depth of practices being chosen by participants. It may also be that the group or some individuals may want to remain in quiet surrounding sacred sites already visited, in order to approach praxis more indepth. This is fully flexible.

 

Group at Aconcha Valcros - October 2007

 

 

   

 

*      - Day 8 - Saturday Oct 11 - Continuation of the Black Madonna , Mary Magdalene and Grail legend pilgrimages sites. Sunday morning, we will leave Comps for a visit and stay in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. Visit of the Early Christendom Black Madonna Crypt at the Abbaye St Victor in Marseille. We will stay overnight at a selected hotel*** in Aix or at St Remy de Provence, nearby.

 

 


Hotel L' Eveche in Alet Abbaye
 

*        Day 9 - Sunday Oct 12 – Next morning drive to the Cathares region in the Aude Pyrennees, going first through Carcassone and then arriving in the evening at the old Alet Benedictine Abbaye (Nostradamus house), thus begining accordingly our intimate relations with the Cathares Grail Quest, the related Troubadours Lore (Wolfram Von Eschenbach <+>) and more recent Holy Blood / Holy Grail Rennes-le-Chateau (Razes Wisigoths) history.

 

The Transepts at Alet Abbaye
 

*        Day 10- Monday Oct 13 -  We will start our Cathares Pilgrimage from the enchanting  confines of the Hostellerie L' Evéche, in the old Abbaye of Alet, an old Benedictin  monastery being now a restored Guesthouse*** (Gites de France) nested along the river Aude , in the village  where Nostradamus once lived.  Reflecting upon the river Aude and its quiet  surroundings, we will prepare our meditation  in the ancient monasteries, ruins and castles,  as a first historical acquaintance with the  Cathares spiritual heritage and the remaining   traces of the Inquisition.  We will then drive and visit Rennes le Chateau and Rennes les Bains, of the renowned Wisigoth Treasure of the Abbe Boudet and the Arch of Alliance stolen by Alaric during his sack of Rome.  (Holy Blood / Holy Grail).  Following the path of the Troubadours, we will evoke the symbolic joust and tournaments which were celebrated in the romantic Puivert castle. We will also examine the Knights Templars  traces at Bézu,  Rennes-le-Chateau, Blanchefort and surrounding areas. 

 


La Tour Magdala / Rennes-le-Chateau

      Not far away from Couiza lies a little village  called Rennes-le-Chateau, which has 
became renown in recent years for its strange history and magical mysteries. Occupied since the Neolithic ages , being at the same time an ancient Gallic powerplace, 
the capital of the Wisigoths tribe and Rhedae, the city of  Merovingian Kings, many 
suggest that it may still hide today the Arch of Alliance, somewhere in the 
surrounding Razès. The Tour Magdala build by Béranger Saunière is said by several Tibetan Lamas (Nyingma and Karguydpa, 1985) to be one of the local entry to the Celtic Annwn (the land of ancestors), or in other names the Tibetan / Mongolian: Shambala.

 

Asmodee, Gardian  of  the Arch of  Alliance

      The Order of the Hospitalliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem (Lavaldieu) and the Knights Templars,  both had several properties in the region, and the intricated role they both played during two centuries of  Roman Inquisition against the Cathars will be discussed. Another enigma being approached in this  study are the megalithic Cairns, Dolmens 
and Menhirs standing around Rennes-les-Bains, as described in the book of the abbé Henri  Boudet :  La Vraie Langue Celtique et le Cromlech de Rennes-les-Bains ", as well as in other areas being visited, such as the Dolmen  of  Saint Michel de Grandmont, 
Dolmen des Fados, the Pic de Bougarach, le Fauteuil-du- Diable / Rennes-les-Bains 
and its surrounding rocks and Cairns. Visit of the hot springs (Roman Empire period) 
in Rennes-les-Bains may be included.

      From Couiza and Quillan, not far from Chateau Queribus, we will reach the ruins of the Bézu. From there,  on the left we can see the Pique de Levaldieu, Rennes-le-Chateau and part of the natural Cromlech of  Rennes-les-Bains.  The ruins of the Chateau du Bezu (actually those of the Chateau Sermon d'Albedun) lead to an ancient  Celtic Altar, with a splendid view on the Pic de Bugarach, Pique de Lavaldieu and surrounding Cathars Land.  A Seminar held in Alet will focus on the history of the Cathars faith, the controversial relations between Cathars, Templars and the Inquisition Crusaders, as well as on the common roots it may have or have had with the Celtic, Arianist (Wisigoth) and Dualistic faiths (Bogomiles, Nestorians) during the early Christendom period.  We will discuss the common archetypal roots which may be found alive and practices in the Indo-European Rig-Veda,  Central European or Asian Shamanic Traditions, as they were  historically linked with the Cathars and Knights Templars own dramatic history . This itinerary will be escorted with experienced speakers and guides, most being academically  entitled to provide a small group with phenomenological guidance and historical indepths.

 


Montsegur Castle 

 
*    - Day 11 - Tuesday Oct 14 - Drive to Puivert, Montsegur, Foix ... (flexible itinerary). This journey will include guided visit of the medieval cities of  Foix and Carcassonne,  the Castles of  Arques, Peyrepertuse,  Termes, Latour, Minerve and Quéribus,   as well as other renown archeological  and spiritual places in the region Aude/Ariège, Pyrennees. Evoquing the dramatic history of  Simon  de Montfort 's Crusade against the Cathares,  we will discuss  how in more recent times  the Montségur Pog had become the symbol of a Solar Cult and the Montsalvat of the  Holy Grail Quest. 

 


Mary Magdalene Altarpiece

      Our references  include a selected review of the Cathars and Knights Templars history in South of France, as well as a narration of the first century exile to South of France  of Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea  (James) and other apostles of Christ, who landed in Provence, before moving  to Septimania , Brittany (Armoric), then to Glastonbury and Wales.  The myth of Mary Magdalene and of Joseph of Arimathea (James) will be studied in places such as Rennes-le-Chateau, La Val Dieu (Center of Mary Magdalena cult), les  Ste Beaume, Saintes Maries de la Mer and St Victor in Marseille (the ritual space at the basilica of the  golden goddess, Notre Dame le la Garde and the Crypt of the Abbey of St. Victor ). 

 


Black Madonna (Limoux)

      French legend recorded in the 4th Century CE says that Mary Magdalen (along with Lazarus and Martha)  fled to the South of France (via Egypt) bearing "the earthen vessel that held the blood of Christ."  While legends of the Holy Grail took on a life of their own centuries later, merging with other legends,  many believe that Mary Magdalen was herself the earthen vessel bearing Christ's child, the sacred bloodline of David.  This is said to be indeed what many early Christians, including the Cathars, believed. 

      The Cult of the Magdalen, forced underground, is linked to the Cult of the Black Madonna, which  thrived in France and elsewhere in Europe. There has been much speculation as to the origin  of the Madonna's blackness.  One link is to Sarah "The Black Queen,"  believed to be the child of Mary Magdalene, brought out of Egypt.  The town of Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, in southern France, still celebrates her festival. Other links are scriptural, such as to the bride in the Song of Songs: "I am black,  but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem" (Song of Solomon 1:5, B,C *), or to the deposed Davidic princes of Jerusalem: "now their appearance is blacker than  soot, they are unrecognized in the streets" (Lamentations 4:8, B).

 

      One of Mary Magdalen's most prominent shrines, at Chartres, centered around a statue named  "Our Lady Under The Earth" . This also emphasizes her hidden aspect in the South of France, where the Cult of the Magdalen flourished until it was all but wiped out in the Albigensian campaigns.  St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Founder of the Templars, was born at Fontaines on the outskirts of Dijon,  a place said to have had its own Black Virgin. He is said to have received three drops of milk taken from the breast of the Black Virgin of Chatillon while still a boy. He later went on to help the  Templar order expand quickly and to preach the Second Crusade - from Vezelay, a centre of the cult of the Magdalene and a Black Virgin site.

      In Southern Provençal tradition, the Black Madonna is associated with St. Sara, the patron saint  of the Gypsies. She was said to be the black assistant who accompanied the three Marys to France when they fled from the Holy Land after the Crucifixion.  In local gypsy tradition, she is said to have been a gypsy (some say 'Egyptian') woman who  helped them to land safely.

      A cult of St. Sara persists today at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer,  one of the earliest Magdalene sites in France. From Alet (Aude),  we will have accordingly been to most the Sacred Altars of the Magdalene, being first week in Aix-en-Provence and Ste. Baume, where Mary lived  in retreat and died. We will have prayed in the Grotto of St. Mary Magdalena and after a picnic, we will go to the village where the bones of St. Mary Magdalena are housed, and pray in the Basilica of St. Maxim. That will have given us ample time to wonder and reflect during this Grail Quest on the Wonders herein cited. 

 

 


Montsegur Castle, showing  its 
reconstruction by the Duc de Levis 
Mirepoix and the traditional builders 
guild of the 13-14th century (solstices)

 

      This programme will allow all participants to link their meditation and catharsis with the striking  natural beauty of the target-sites being visited. Most of these powerplaces have kept their outstanding spiritual attraction, the strong cosmo-telluric energies and resurgence of some mythological entities being amongst the reasons for their current exceptional harmony and powers. The fortresses of Montségur, Quéribus and
Peyrepertuse, surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Land of Cathars,  remain living testimonies of the beauty and spiritual  forces of  Knowledge, Light and Love, 
against those of dark violence and hatred.   Slowly climbing the steps leading to Montségur Pog (refuge), we will pay Hommage to the  Parfaits and other Cathars who gave they lives to preserve their tradition. 

 

 

The castle of Puilaure

 

*        Day 12 - Wednesday Oct 15 - Drive back to Aix and Nice, arrival in Nice late afternoon, free time. This last day depends upon the participants flights connections and departure from Nice... (idem)

*        Day 13 - Thursday Oct 16 -  Free day in Nice. Evening Ceremony at St- Jean and Farewell Dinner ...

*        Day 14 - Friday Oct 17 - Drive to Airport , departure from Nice and/or continuation programme...

 

 

    Caer Sidi,  Tryptic Three: Retreat (5 Days) 

*        Day 15 - Oct19 - Back to Verdon Mandala Valcros for 5 Days Practices Retreat (flexible, idem)

*        Day 19 - Oct 25 - Drive back to Nice (idem)

*        Day 20 - Oct 26 - Free day in Nice  or Departure (idem)...

 

 

Trigance Village near the Verdon

 

 

 

 

 

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Myth is a picture language, which has to be studied and embodied to be read. 
And Mythology is also alive ... 

The literature references include the narration of  the first century (AD) exile of  several apostles closed to Jesus the Christ, namely: St. Philip, Simon Zelotes, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea (James) and others first  to Septimania (South of France),  then to Brittany and Wales. 

Testimony  itself followed by the Celtic legends of the Arthurian Grail Quest and Saints (St. David, St. Patrick) and the historical recollections of  the successive migrations of the Arianist faith tribes (Wisigoths, Huns, Germans, Franks) , which led to the end of the Roman  Empire (West) and to the consolidation of the (Long Hair Sorcerers) Merovingien kings in the previous Septimania , then named the Razes around Rennes le Chateau and Limoux (Aude) .  Originating  from the Black See (Central Europe) and Asian steppes, the Shaman practices of early Christendom was blended in an intricate mythological  background, where Runnes ,  Animal Spirits , War Protectors , Fairies, Angels or Saints were part of a practical Gnostic  Gospel . It is enlighting to find today how much  these early Shamanic concepts and practices have remained comparable , at the symbolic archetypes and rituals level,  to the current Hindu and Buddhist Tantras (ie: protectors, Dakinis,  skulls,  vases, Samsara or maya , reincarnation  or karma, etc) . The early Christendom literature shows that these were beliefs being alive in the practices of Cathars and Knights Templars . 

Sufficient literature material exist  to complete the archeological and traditional  traces which survived ( ie: Celtic scriptures, Dead See Scrolls, testimonies on the Cathars Consolamentum , Chinese Nestorian and Troubadors legacies ). This allows  Grail Lore symbols and  rituals  to be compared with their early (Indo-European) Rig Veda's  inspiration . Indeed, both the Celtic  and Tibetan Vajrayana (Guru Rimpoche comes from mythical Orgyen land, West of Tibet) realms somehow emerge from the same Central Asian / Indo-European sources, with common archetypes buried deep in the collective unconsciousness of  both the Celtic and Himalayan  mystical approaches. 

While there is no dispute concerning  the historical and archeological facts that the early Celtic tribes migrated from Central Asia (since 4.000 B.C) , to be followed later (from 500 to 1.000 A.D.) by the successive migrations of Huns, Franks, Goths, Wisigoths and other Germanic tribes practicing Shamanic rites, it is less known that some of the current Shamanic traditions in the Himalayas today, namely those of  Rais, Limbus and Tamangs ethnic descents, still speak about their own long past migration  from a Central European region of which their present megalithic practices bear testimony . 

Myths belong to the world of rituals and symbols, and one's perception of them is a matter of personal Quest, Embodiment and Awareness , as much as a path to be with  genuine ethics . 

We could consider , for example, as a valid hypothesis for experiential and literature studies, the few references in the Rig Veda of  human interactions (or relations) with the Gandhavaras (Spirits of the Air and of the Waters) and  Apsaras (water nymphs) ,  in charge of the magic Soma and were skilled in medicine and music. These entities  bear resemblance with the roles played by Celtic Fairies (spirits) or the Grail Lore Ladies of the Lake (Waters, or del Acqs), who as Vivianne del Acqs and Morgane Le Fay , are the Guardians of the Isle of Avallon (Avallach), the invisible Gates to Caer Siddi (Annwn) and to the Grail's vase divination and healing powers. 

As in the Rig- Vedas and the Vajrayana, the earlier version of the  Arthurian Quest and the later Troubadors Lore promote a sophisticated mythology , with archetypal roles perceived in distinct classes of inspirations, being those of Morgane, Perceval, Arthur, Morded,  Merlin, Fairies , Maids or Celtic Nymphes, conduced in tales known as  Elopments , Wooings  or  Arthurian Quest. 

The discovery of  hidden truths, embedded in mythology is as much part of an initiation process,  belonging  to the realm of personal catharsis or drama ,  than to  rationality. 

Caer Sidi (Annwn) , the Celtic and Grail Lore Abode, which entry gives access to Healing and Divination Powers, requests that one be motivated , as Arthur, Galahad or Perceval, by a drive for relevant services and compassion for  the community. 
 

 

 

Common Shamanic Roots

For thousands of years, throughout Europe and Central Asia (Mongolia), there existed  common roots esoteric traditions of spiritual practices based on a Shamanic non-dual direct experience of the Body of Light and its more refined perception of the world.

According to history, the Keltic, Rig-Vedic and Hyperborean lineages of Shamanic knowledge migrated from 4.000 BC to 1.000 AD from the steppes of Mongolia (Huns), the borders of China (Nestorians), the cities of Iran (Wisigoths, Scythes, Arians) and other parts of the Vedic Himalayan ranges to Western Europe. These Shamanic Traditions, viewed all phenomena as manifested from the interaction between the Five Elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, their subtle Entities and their Sacred Forces. Shamans, being either Druids or Bons (Bon-hommes) were Keepers of the Secret Practices which allowed to communicate with Protectors, Deities and Forces using Rituals and Visualisation, thus activating the healing frequencies and consciousness at the three levels required: body, energy and mind.

It is through the experiential study of archetypes, such as Tibetan Bon : Sidpa Gyalmo,  or Nyingma :  Panden Lamo, in relation with similar Celtic Fairies or Protectors such as Freya, Morgane, Dame of the Lake, that we can return to such common origins. Sacred Rituals of Tibetan Bons and Iranian Bons geographically immerged in the same Central Asian region as the later Nyingma Mythological Land of Urgyen.

Scythians, Wisigoths, Huns and Samartians from those lands later migrated to Western Europe, including France and Wales, and their tracks are engraved in the later Celtic Christendom Grail Lore, with such symbols as : the Welsh Dragon, Escalibur or the Arthurian Grail Quest itself. Such Rig Veda Shamanic wedge are deeply rooted in the mythological and genetic maps of most Europeans today, and therefore are of a vital importance when dealing with Healing or Rituals which want to awaken the embodiment of such collective archetypes.
 

The existence of Termas or Tertons linked to this awakening was suggested in numerous casual conversations with several renowned Tibetan Lamas, in the early 1970s and 80s. Such development is the unavoidable result of the mixing of the minds and experience after now more than 30 years of Tibetan Dharma rituals perfomed in Celtic Powerplaces. The manifestation of self-arising Body of Light experiences (Grace) does not need any other formal Tibetan lineage incorporation but that of being granted by the said- Celtic Protectors, Angels or Fairies, and in the Keltic Tradition, the sanction of such Practice are the Fruits granted by CAER SIDI, the Island of Crystal.

Similarly on the Tibetan side, it is said that Tsa-rLung Tantric Yogis, Tertons or Ngakpas  have a different strain of ordination than monasticism, per se, which is said to be based on the experiential Samayas associated with the Vajrayana Body of Light, instead of the dialectics of the Vinaya of Sutrayana. On such basis one could conclude that it is fine and traditional enough, even on the Tibetans own terms, to proceed such practices from direct embodiment with what or whom Spiritual Entity (Locus Dei) is to be found therein.

Such divine figures are actually universal archetypes that are not limited to pre-Christian Europe. They also appear in the Ancient Near East in the fertility cult of Astute and Ball, as well as in Ancient India as the cult of Shiva and Devil. Particularly, in the Tantric cult of India, the sexual union of the God and the Goddess in ecstatic bliss represents the unification of male and female energies within the psyche and the physical body of the Sadhaka or individual practitioner. This mystical experience of union, known as Mahasukha or the Great Bliss, gives birth to a higher and expanded level of consciousness, as well as to the potentiality for the development of psychic and spiritual powers. The integration of the divine principles of the archetypal masculine and the archetypal feminine in the human being is the basis of the practice of Tantra in both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. (ref- talks: John M. Reynolds - KTM Np - 2007)

In this sense, knowing that the Pre-Celtic spiritual culture is coming from areas such as the Hindukush, Mt.Kailash, Western Tibet, Iran and Caucasia, and that Central Asiatic shamans are precursors of both the Bon priests of Ancient Tibet and Celtic druids, to understand the druidical mind and its way of action, it is worthwhile to find and study the oldest sources pertaining to the tradition of Bon and Central Asia Shamanism.
 

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Dakinis and the Matrikas, ride upon fantastic beasts through the night time sky under the moon led by their queen Vajrayogini, familiar to us in the West as Diana or Aradia. They gather on a remote mountain top, far from the prying eyes of priest or magistrate. To the sounds of cymbals, drums, and flutes, they dance wildly and abandonly in the presence of the Horned God, whether he is called the Devil, Dionysos, Bhairava, or Heruka.

This is something wild and uncontrolled, something beyond social convention and decorum, something beyond reason-- something feared by the patriarchs who rule society. The witch runs with the wild beasts of the forest and field; she is the wild woman outside the control of patriarchal society. She is the Witch and the Dakini. And for this reason she is dangerous to the male-dominated social and intellectual order. Therefore, she must be suppressed and kept within proper bounds. She is on the night side..."(ref- quoted from : John M. Reynolds - 2007)

During this Experiential Study&Tour in the South-of-France Verdon Templars and Aude Cathares historical regions, participants will deepen their connection to their ancient Heritages and to the indepth practices of the Body of Light, leading to the more subtle perception of the Five Elements and Sacred Forces.

A Two-Weeks Flexible Itinerary will review the foundational practices being approached in selected Power-places and will allow the embodiment of Entities and Elements leading to the Grail Powers of Divination, Rejuvenation, (Self-) Healing and Tantric Transformation.

The Grail Quest through its Lore and Mythology will allow us to work with the conceptual-karmic roots of emotion and patterns of (Self-) representation. In selected sacred target-sites and through specific shamanic practices or rituals, participants will learn how to assess and shift emotional energetic patterns, and how to find powers within themselves, these being the Caer Sidi Seven Seals, granted by the Keepers and Fairies of the Land. 

 

 
 

Some  Useful  References

 
 
1 - "Self-Liberation: Through Seeing with NAKED AWARENESS" by Namkhai Norbu, translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds, 2007

2 - " Healing with Form, Energy and Light " by Tenzin Wangyl Rimpoche, 2002

3 - Tarab Tulku Rimpoche : Tarab Ladrang "Tibetan Psychology Seminars", 1980-88

4 - " Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus", Alain Danielou, Inner Traditions, Rochester, Vermont, 1992

5 - "Witches and Dakinis: Tantra in the East and the West" - John Myrdhin Reynolds

 

 

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any program at any time. Our Study&Tours workshops are educational experiences, and are not to be mistaken for long-term therapy or cure. Some people may find some programs to be too psychologically or physically challenging. We recommend that in case of any doubt, a physician or trusted counsellor be consulted.

For additional information, please write to CAIRN Consortium CEO: William Rene LEON (PhD) at:
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leon@sped.ucl.ac.be>  and <william_rene@hotmail.com>

 
 

 

     
     

 

 

 

 

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William R Leon (PhD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- TO REDRAFT 2008 :  RAVEN NEW PRESENTATION HERE -

 

  Dr. B.  Raven  Lee

Ancient Tibetan Healing Practices and  Psycho~Energotherapy

 

Dr. B. Raven Lee is a transpersonal-Jungian psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and diplomate in clinical hypnotherapy.She has been integrating Buddhist practices, dreamwork and shamanic healing with western psychology, quantum energy in her practice in Pasadena, CA. A Reiki Master/teacher. Dr. Lee has studied with shamans from Mexico, and teachers from the Source.

 

Dr. William R. Leon has been immersed in the synthesis of Celtic, Cathares and Tibetan Healing and Divination practices since 1970 with Masters such as H.H. Dilgo Khyentse and Tarab Tulku. A musician, health anthropologist, psychologist and geopolitics scholar, he initiated in 1980 the first Tibetan Tanspersonal Psychology academic seminars at the UCL and ULB in Belgium and France with late Tarab Tulku. In 1988, he initiated with the St- Xaviers Campus Social Services (late Fr. T Gafney S.J) the consolidation of a Drug Abuse Case Reporting System Rehabilitation and Counselling Programme, in which the Acupuncture and Yogas practices are still performed. Founder of CAIRN Consortium, an academic network (EU-NGO) being affiliated with several EU, UK and Asian Development Studies units, he now promotes target-site R&D initiatives for applied psychology, education, rehabilitation counselling and integrated traditional healing workers trainings useful to the Tibetan and Nepalese youth, to the overall lay community, the monasteries and to segments of the Drug Users population in Baudhanath Stupa, KTM Nepal.

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A new wave of scientific research is discovering intelligence in our cells, consciousness in the universe and changes in the structure of the brain, as we train our mind. The revolutionary theories are supporting what Tibetan Buddhism and Bon,  the indigenous religion of Tibet, have been teaching for thousand of years. According to this esoteric Bon tradition, all phenomena manifest at three levels : the physical, the energetic and the mind. The ancient system utilizes mental visualisation, sound and breath to penetrate the essential chakras and channels within the body, as well as the specific pathways and movements of energy that promote healing. As the world is experiencing profound and rapid changes, the discoveries brought about through the interface of science and spirituality have produced new ways for people to navigate the chaos and to harmonize their life with higher levels of consciousness.

This workshop will integrate new science, Western psychology and healing practices from Tibetan Buddhism, to create a map of the psyche and the body, as a blueprint to understanding pathways of transformation. Each day, participants will be introduced to deeper levels of consciousness, as they learn the following:

- The Western and Tibetan views of Mind,

- The nature of emotions and how they shape us,

- Identify the sources of dysfunctional patterns,

- Learning integrative techniques, such as Visualization, Breathing Exercises, Energy Work and Meditation to balance those patterns.

The  “ Tibetan Ancient Healing Practices and Quantum Psychology Introduction Seminar “ will be organized from Friday October 26 to Sunday 28 in the wonderful city of Nice.

This Experiential Seminar integrates the Ancient Tibetan Healing Practices with modern Quantum Psychology  to create a map of the Psyche and understand pathways to energy body rejuvenation and transformation.

Following the seminar, Dr. B. Raven Lee invites you to deepen the knowledge and experience with a 5 day tour of Caer Sidi, which is the Keltic, Cathars and Knights Templars sacred archeological Mandala, situated north of the cities of Nice and Cannes, in the South of France (Verdon).

To help participants to channel their inspiration and feeling Shamanic practices will be approached during this week, under a genuine  guidance.  This programme will also disclose and  combine tested methods  to  study the roots of Shamanistic myths, symbols  and practices. (More details provided on request) 

Please note: Recommended reading: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Healing With Form, Energy, and Light, as well as late  Tarab Tulku Rimpoche, Transpersonal Tibetan Applied Psychology.

     

 

 

 

 

*   CAIRN  Caer Sidi  International  Organization  

*       B. Raven LEE (PhD) – Neuroscience Quantum EnergoPsychotherapy & Tsa-rLung - USA 

*       William R LEON (PhD) – CAIRN Consortium Academic Exchange - CEO – KTM - Nepal

*       Prof. Mike Singleton – President UCL/POLS ANSO/LAAP – University Louvain - Belgium

*       Emilio MASSONE (PhD) – Acupuncture Healing and Chinese Medicine Health Anthropology - France

*       Mr. Armand TENNEGUIN - Responsable Relation publique - Nice & DOM TOM, France

*       Ani Sherab Sangmo – Tibetan Tsa-rlung & Choo Nyingmapa Retreat Supervision Practices – Tibet

*       Namgyal Rimpoche Tsa-rLung & Trul-Khor Yogas Practices  Ningmapa Dudjom Lineage – Nepal

*       Dr. Amchi Tashe Pedon –  Kunphen Tibetan Medicine Centers  in Nepal and in Nyalam, Tibet

 

 

Chateau Soleil - Nyima Dzong Stupa

 

 

 

  Inscription 

       Please contact Dr. B. Raven Lee (USA) at : drravenlee@juno.com  

       Website: www.integrativewisdompath.com

       or   William R LEON at

CAIRN Consortium  :  leon@sped.ucl.ac.be

cc:  william_rene@hotmail.com

Website :  http://cairn-alliance.tripod.com/

      Registration : minimum 60 days advance booking

 

 

 

 

East-side entry of the Verdon Canyon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice Promenade des Anglais

 

 

  Tour Registration  (min. 60 days in advance)

 

Fees Per Person (Euros): Prices Options are With or Without Flights included !

 

- With Airfare:

- 14 Days : 4,100 Euros -

- 21 Days : 4, 700 Euros  -  

- 14 Days+ plus 07 Days Retreat Verdon  (flight incl.) : 4,500 Euros -

- Without Airfare:

- 14 Days : 3,400 Euros -

- 21 Days : 4,000 Euros -

- 14 Days+ plus 07 Days Retreat Verdon (flight not incl.) : 3,900 Euros -

- Deposit Registration : 500 Euros -

 

 

  Fees Include
- Full Room & Board in Hotel/Guesthouse (***) in  twin rooms and full boarding during 14 or 21 days as per Option chosen (double occupancy / 3 meals day, single extra) - Single supplement: Euros 50 per each day occupancy                                                                                        - All Airfares International and Regional trains/bus in France
- All minivan transportation in/around the Verdon and Aude Keltic/Templars powerplaces, incl. sightseeing Nice/Riviera
- Price also includes the meetings, seminars and retreat,
and the introduction guidance to the Tsa-rLung Practices.


 
_Fees Do Not Include
- Fees for your European (Schengen) Visa
- Loss of or damage to Luggage/Personal Property.
- Travel and Medical Insurance expenses
- Loss of personal items, passports, etc…
- Any transportation or lodging costs being due after the client’s 14 or 21days chosen option complete duration 
- Other meals other than those provided in Agenda & Itinerary.

 

 

Terms of References

Group Size
This Customized Field-study tours is organized for a group of  minimum 7 persons (pax), or more at no extra cost in Verdon Canyon Gites/Hotel/GH (***). Nice Hotel (***).  
Local transportation to/from airport & around the area is included, using upto 18 passenger mini-buses/cars; as well as local guides and seminar teachings as quoted above. 

 

Discount
Discount conditions extended only to relevant cases being researchers, scholars, Dharma practitioners and continuing education courses and does not include approval on all of the tour costs arrangements, to be discussed on a case basis. However CAIRN Tours&Study are open to everyone! 

 

Deposit and Registration
I. Price of Tour: Send deposit of Euros: 550/
The Euros: 500 deposit is to be made namely to R W Leon / CAIRN CEO at a Swift Code Bank Numbers or by Western Union Money Transfer at the address in Nepal, UK or EU, which will be provided to you at the time of your registration. In case of early deposit when RWL will still be in either Nepal, India or Tibet TAR China (-re: where foreign currency exchange are unattainable, as per local regulations), the allocation is to be made using WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER simple modalities. Related receipt and registration documents will immediately be provided to you.
Price is same whether transfer is made by check, Western Union, Swift Code or credit card. 
Deposit & Payments Euros : 500 deposit secures your space. 
1/2 of balance of payment due by 60 days before tour. 
Remaining 1/2 of balance (full payment) due by 30 days before tour. 
Total Euros: 50 late payment fee added if payments not made by due dates (Euros: 50 for payment not met). 

Cancellation & Refund
Refund is minus Euros: 100 fee  to be made if cancellation is emailed/postmarked by 30 days prior to departure. If cancellation postmarked between 30-15 days prior to departure Euros : 200 is non-refundable. If cancellation postmarked between 15-03 days prior to departure, Euros: 300 is non-refundable.

If cancellation emailed/postmarked under three (3) days from departure there is no refund.

 

Insurance
We strongly recommend travel and health insurance, which enables you to recover 
all deposits if you need to cancel the trip due to illness or death. Please contact us 
if you want details on this insurance. No partial refunds will be given under any 
circumstances for unused hotel rooms, meals, or sightseeing trips. 

Remark
The number of places is limited and is offered on a first come first serve basis.
Reservations must be made, complete with payment, by deadline given on registration file. 

 

  
 

 

 

Caer Sidi

The literature references include the narration of  the first century (AD) exile of  several apostles closed to Jesus the Christ, namely: St. Philip, Simon Zelotes, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea (James) and others first  to Septimania (South of France),  then to Brittany and Wales. 

Testimony  itself followed by the Celtic legends of the Arthurian Grail Quest and Saints (St. David, St. Patrick) and the historical recollections of  the successive migrations of the Arianist faith tribes (Wisigoths, Huns, Germans, Franks) , which led to the end of the Roman  Empire (West) and to the consolidation of the (Long Hair Sorcerers) Merovingien kings in the previous Septimania , then named the Razes around Rennes le Chateau and Limoux (Aude) .  Originating  from the Black See (Central Europe) and Asian steppes, the Shaman practices of early Christendom was blended in an intricate mythological  background, where Runnes ,  Animal Spirits , War Protectors , Fairies, Angels or Saints were part of a practical Gnostic  Gospel . It is enlighting to find today how much  these early Shamanic concepts and practices have remained comparable , at the symbolic archetypes and rituals level,  to the current Hindu and Buddhist Tantras (ie: protectors, Dakinis,  skulls,  vases, Samsara or maya , reincarnation  or karma, etc) . The early Christendom literature shows that these were beliefs being alive in the practices of Cathars and Knights Templars . 

Sufficient literature material exist  to complete the archeological and traditional  traces which survived ( ie: Celtic scriptures, Dead See Scrolls, testimonies on the Cathars Consolamentum , Chinese Nestorian and Troubadors legacies ). This allows  Grail Lore symbols and  rituals  to be compared with their early (Indo-European) Rig Veda's  inspiration . Indeed, both the Celtic  and Tibetan Vajrayana (Guru Rimpoche comes from mythical Orgyen land, West of Tibet) realms somehow emerge from the same Central Asian / Indo-European sources, with common archetypes buried deep in the collective unconsciousness of  both the Celtic and Himalayan  mystical approaches. 

While there is no dispute concerning  the historical and archeological facts that the early Celtic tribes migrated from Central Asia (since 4.000 B.C) , to be followed later (from 500 to 1.000 A.D.) by the successive migrations of Huns, Franks, Goths, Wisigoths and other Germanic tribes practicing Shamanic rites, it is less known that some of the current Shamanic traditions in the Himalayas today, namely those of  Rais, Limbus and Tamangs ethnic descents, still speak about their own long past migration  from a Central European region of which their present megalithic practices bear testimony . 

Myths belong to the world of rituals and symbols, and one's perception of them is a matter of personal Quest, Embodiment and Awareness , as much as a path to be with  genuine ethics . 

We could consider , for example, as a valid hypothesis for experiential and literature studies, the few references in the Rig Veda of  human interactions (or relations) with the Gandhavaras (Spirits of the Air and of the Waters) and  Apsaras (water nymphs) ,  in charge of the magic Soma and were skilled in medicine and music. These entities  bear resemblance with the roles played by Celtic Fairies (spirits) or the Grail Lore Ladies of the Lake (Waters, or del Acqs), who as Vivianne del Acqs and Morgane Le Fay , are the Guardians of the Isle of Avallon (Avallach), the invisible Gates to Caer Siddi (Annwn) and to the Grail's vase divination and
healing powers. 

As in the Rig- Vedas and the Vajrayana, the earlier version of the  Arthurian Quest and the later Troubadors Lore promote a sophisticated mythology , with archetypal roles perceived in distinct classes of inspirations, being those of Morgane, Perceval, Arthur, Morded,  Merlin, Fairies , Maids or Celtic Nymphes, conduced in tales known as  Elopments , Wooings  or 
Arthurian Quest. 

The discovery of  hidden truths, embedded in mythology is as much part of an initiation process,  belonging  to the realm of personal catharsis or drama ,  than to  rationality. 

Caer Sidi (Annwn) , the Celtic and Grail Lore Abode, which entry gives access to Healing and Divination Powers, requests that one be motivated , as Arthur, Galahad and  Perceval , by a drive for relevant services and compassion for  the community. 
 
 



Morgane Le Fay, 
Caer Sidi in Brittany (Abbalach Bries)




Faery  Lore

The word Fairy or Faerie implies enchantment and is being used here as a synonym for Elf or Aelf. Another synomym  is Fay , from the thirteen century Fadae (or Lars) being ancestral spirits.

The Gaelic words  Sidhe and Sidi arose in the popular mind from its latin and medieval sources  being both the  words Fatum (fees or fades) for "Fate spoken or revealed "and the nymphic Fatuae (spiritual maidens of the forests and Elements) .Both the nymphic Fatuae and the classical Fates became accepted in the Roman world and turn later to become "Fada" in Provence and "Fee" in France. Reaching Britain at last with the Norman, it was introduced as "Fay". But the more ancient meaning of "Fairy" is also one linked with "illusion" , "enchantment" (Maya, Samsara), from the latin " fatare" . Gaelic dictionaries give Sidhe, Sithiche or Sithe as the corresponding for "Fairy". 

The heritage of the Holy Grail is said to have come to Europe, in AD 44, when Mary Magdalene and Joseph of Arimathea decided to go into exile in the South of France (Gaul), under the protection of the rulers of the (Jewish) Kingdom of Septimania.  Joseph (James) himself, later continued his journey to Brittany (Bretagne) and to Wales, founding the first communities of 
early Celtic Christendom. 

Both were descendants of the Davidic lineage of the Fisher Kings (as later King Arthur was), and inspired the  Grail Lore and its spiritual iconography . Mary Magdalene 's own descendants led to the lineage of the "House of Acqs" (Aix or Aquae for Waters), in the South of France (Provence, Ariege, Aude), as well as later in Brittany (Breis) and Wales.  The "House del Acqs" tradition held also the key to the symbolic  "Lady of the Lake" (or Waters), who is the Guardian of the Gates of  Caer Siddi (Annwn), where Excalibur and Arthur were brought back to lie (Sacred  Isle of Avallon / Avallach). Historically, and in Brittany (Armoric) itself , the "House del Acqs" led genealogically to Morgain le Fay and Merlin,  as quoted  in the Arthurian Lore. 

Excalibur, the Magical Sword, is like Camelot part of symbology of a dramatic progression using the archetypes and dream / visionary level of collective (un)-consciousness rooted to the Heritage of Humanity. Coming out of the stone, then back to the Lake (Lady of the Lake) of primordial waters, it is a dimension within our own. Camelot is alive today - as it ever was - for those who believe in the Quest as a spiritual real-life process. 

As in real there is Black and White as phenomena, and a thin veil was said in the Grail Lore to separate the initiatory energy of Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere, from the more alchemic energy of Morgan-le-Fay, Mordred and others. It is still there today, there are interactions between the two Realms, but no Alliance as such!

Avallach (the Island of Glass) is an initiatory mandala where Caliburn is returned to the lake and remains free to be found for any of those who may hold it. At these times, in situ, the Celtic Grail initiatory energy which had been left sleeping for many centuries have been reawaken by the Tibetan Gompa and the Legend thus is anew.

Arthur "IS" the Land, The Dragons are Maya (the Illusion) and its laylines. Excalibur is the Attitude you hold upon the past, present and future, for which the power will be only if the Sword brings no harm to no-body... Camelot, the Island of Glass, is our Island of Dreams with its Fairies and Lore...

But the Tantric Lore is important, as the Knight who has a Song in His Heart picks a Rose on the Path and is asked to knock at Elfin's Door he needs for this to gain access to the Hidden Realms (Anwnn) simply by tuning to the rythm at  the right time at the right place...

The Key (Dietrich) must be found under the Protection of Guardians (Veilleurs) which unlock the door to the Higher-Self. The Quest for the Grail, is the Quest for "I AM"!
 
 
 

 

The Holy Grail appears to the Knights of the Round Table, with Sir Galahad in the Perilous Seat 
( Legends of Arthurian Quest, painting of the  13nd century)




Keltic Dharma ?

Questions do abound nowadays on the recent biography of several Tibetan Dharma Center Gompa (monasteries) build on selected  Celtic and Templars Powerplaces,  in France and UK .

There was a time, not too long ago, when the ethics and spiritual development capacity from the imported Tibetan Dharma was defined only by its absolute trust, fascination and endeavour of Westerners toward the first generation of Tibetan masters who came to the West...

Today however, one can't help but notice a perception of weariness, discomfort and growing frustration in the attitudinal and structural changes which occur with the still successfully enfolding new generation of Dharma teachers and the experienced limits of the Tibetan self centred ethnic-focused geopolitical vision inherited from the Cold War propaganda period, the still questionable spiritual vocation pedagogy or the so-called Dharma business overall ethics.

Take something as fundamental as Lamas arriving in France to teach philosophy to French Dharma disciples and not knowing, per se, the minimum basis of either the French or European philosophical schools, the history of religion or the requirements for vocational or education counselling, not talking about more psychological ethical counselling skills, as they are sometimes obviously required.

The contemporary and somehow successful migration of  Tibetan rituals into selected Celtic,  Cathares and Knights Templars powerplaces in UK and South of France, such as the strategic  sites  which were bought in the early 1970-80s by  some Tibetan Rimpoches in Haute Provence (Verdon) and  Septimania (Aude/Ariège) in the  South of France  (ie: Kangyur Rimpoche and  Dudjom Rimpoche of the  Nyingma-Pas bought in the early 70s the old Templar Chateau Soleil , 
now called Nyima-Dzong, situated  near the Celtic Fortress of Valcros / Verdon , while the  Sharmapa tried in the begining 80s  to buy some land around the Razès / Rennes le Chateau,  and  in Scotland itself and more successfully it seems, Lama Yeshe of  the  Kargyud-Pas lineage  bought the old Celtic retreat of Holy Island),  gave testimony that these sacred
abodes of the earlier Celtic Lore Saints and Fairies have proven to be  useful resources for the Tibetans' own rituals and retreats. 

While, the biography of these Tibetan settlements have not been without their share of  questions,  it has become undeniable  that in some of them some spiritual awareness had been reached.... 

All in all, while quite different results had been reached by the Tibetan Dharma  in using  Celtic and Templars powerplaces, the question remains if it also could serve the purpose  of preservation and reawakening of the Celtic and Grail Heritage itself... In short, if it worked one way, could it as well work the other way round?

And if not, why not ? 

This essay is not intended to be the last word or the definitive presentation on a 
rather evolving subject. Rather, as the title implies, it is intended to provide a basis for some further reflections and synthesis towards an attempt in preserving or re-awakening the Celtic Heritage.

Because actually the author is not that sure one may argue about DzogChen anyway!
In short, let us just propose the question if one can get to Rigpa by " One- Self  "! 
And if yes (in theory), then simply where, when, why, how?

Myths, as they have settled in history and popular tales are the purveyors of a wisdom  that was born with the race of Man. The content is metaphysics . The equation between  the Celtic Grail Lore  (Healing and Divination practices), the Tibetan Tantric and the  Indo-European Rig-Vedas mythology may be as much approached from a comparative  experiential study of the archetypes and rituals, than discussed from the available references existing in both the holy scriptures of early Christendom and those  of the Tibetan Vajrayana and Dharma. 
 
   
 
 

Enquiries/Questions
All enquiry and correspondence regarding this organization may be sent to 
Rene William Leon (PhD)/CAIRN(Nepal) at email :
leon@sped.ucl.ac.be

 
 


 

 

Article:
Shamanic Healing, Divination, and Energy Medicine
HEALING WITH THE EARTH
(c) John & Julie Switaj 2002

"

No matter what our backgrounds, at one time, all our ancestors at point 
of view of the universe that is very different from the one we hold now. 
Western science has divided reality into smaller and more fragmented 
bits that can be described, and used to predict outcomes, but without 
regard for the whole, or bigger balance. . On the contrary, in our ancestors’ 
consciousness, everything in this universe was alive and everything was 
connected.. Theirs was what we now call a shamanic world view. 

The teachers, healers and magicians - the shamans - of those early cultures 
were particularly well tuned individuals who could perceive energy and magic 
in individual parts of Creation - rocks, trees, animals, clouds, streams and fires. 
By intentionally shifting their state of consciousness, shamans also attuned 
themselves to certain geographic locations that seemed to hold powerful energies.
They used these energies to help heal individuals in body and spirit, provide 
medicine and nourishment, and restore balance between individuals and 
community, and community and the larger natural world. 

This three day introductory workshop is intended to re-awaken and develop our 
latent shamanic healing abilities. We will learn to intentionally shift our state of 
consciousness and open our awareness to non-ordinary reality. We will establish 
connection and develop relationships with helpers and teachers to facilitate personal 
and communal health and healing. The seminar is also an opportunity to gather 
further knowledge about current research into shamanic healing and the emerging 
field of Energy Medicine, which has its ancestral roots in shamanic healing practices.
 

The seminar and experiential retreat could include the following areas:

I An overview of shamanism with emphasis on the shamanic journey.

II. Shamanic divination practices

III. Shamanism and healing

IV. Research into learning, practice and outcomes of shamanic healing practices

V. Energy medicine and Shamanic healing.
 

Participants will be introduced to the Shamanic World View and will learn and 
begin to practice two of the most central shamanic techniques: journeying and divination. 
Journeying will involve learning how to shift out of ordinary consciousness and enter 
non-ordinary reality to establish relationships with helpers and teachers who will help 
us on our path to health and healing. In the introduction to divination we will learn to 
get answers to our specific questions by attuning ourselves to the messages of 
spirits held within rocks, fire and trees.

The seminar will also include the presentation of current longitudinal research in the 
application of Shamanic Journeying (Switaj; 1996, Geeza and Switaj, 2000). 
There will also be time to share information and discuss the emerging field of 
Energy Medicine an its roots in ancient shamanic healing practices.

 


 
REM: 
 
Dr. Julianna Switaj has a background in biochemistry, Masters Degrees 
in Educational and Developmental Psychology from McGill, and an EdD in 
Counseling Psychology from University of Toronto.

She has twenty years experience as an educator, research practitioner in 
psycho-neuroimmunology and psychological counselor. She has a profound 
belief in the importance of integrating the wisdom of body, mind, 
spirit and nature in achieving optimal health. Jiulianna received her 
Doctoral Degree with her thesis on using Shamaniic journeying as a way 
of problem solving, personal growth and health.

John Geeza took an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University 
of Scrantom, a Master's in , Communications from Boston University and 
a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto. . 
He has worked as a psychological counselor for over ten years, and has 
helped individuals and groups with issues of chronic pain, workplace 
concerns and change. He had two decades experience in documentary film 
and media production largely making scientific ideas accessible and 
useful to people.

For over fifteen years Julianna and John have studied and used human 
consciousness in health and healing. They have presented their research 
on shamanic techniques at conferences and have taught shamanic 
techniques to interested medical professionals at major hospitals in 
Canada.

 

 

RWL(c)Dec2007