The Muse: Personal Creativity Through the Four Shields

Date: Oct 24th, 2016Oct 28th, 2016              Location: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Guides: Emerald North, Scot Deily                   Contact:

The muse is an unfathomable creative force that lives within and around us. The Muse is our inspiration for creation. Many of us have forgotten the physical sense and presence of our muse. We knew it as children and at moments of great transitions in our lives. We sense the deep importance of turning our attention to creativity for its own sake, not for profit or fame, but as an active and lively intercourse with our own personal nature as creative beings.

This is a Four Shields Ceremony for those who wish to remember and explore the landscapes of their own creative force — for those who are willing to enter the darkness of soul, and to erupt into the light of dawn — for those who insist upon embodying their vision and taking the steps necessary to bring fruition to the dream. You need not be an “artist”, only called to meet your muse and discover new territory within your creative self

In this experiential ceremony, which takes places in New Mexico, the land of enchantment, we will journey through regions typified by the four dimensions of our nature, the four shields. We will enter into the silence and observe the movement of the stars. We will pray, beseech, demand, and invite the Muse to teach, enlighten and play with us. We will seek the gifts that are hidden within us and bring them into the light of the sun, using various art forms including clay, paint, poetry, song, and movement.


STAR PASSAGES June 13-19 2016 UTAH Canyonlands

Star Passages Utah June 13-19 2016

During this 6-day camping retreat in Utah’s breathtaking Canyonlands, we will explore Astrology through our innate connection with the Natural World. Surrounded by expansive views, Cottonwoods, and the beauty of the desert along Professor Creek near Arches National Monument, we will take a fascinating and visceral journey through your astrological chart, divined and interpreted by master astrologer, Kaypacha. Rite of Passage guides Nicole Lescher and Galaxy Dancer will facilitate a series of explorations in Nature to bring you into a deeper connection and understanding of your natal chart and all of its potential. Practices include ceremony, storytelling and reflection, the “yoga of astrology”, nature walks, journal writing, and a personal solo journey camped out on the land. Kaypacha will offer insights into your unique astrological blueprint and personal evolution. In this program you will approach Nature as your partner in exploring both astrological concepts as well as you own life purpose and meaning. We will learn about the ecology of the land and its ancient inhabitants, including a hike to view petroglyphs. This program is designed for anyone wanting a deeper connection with their true Self in a natural setting: unplug and savor Nature’s gifts!

Space is limited to 15 people.

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For a schedule outline and to REGISTER, please visit New Paradigm Astrology

Day of Natural Renewal Saturday, July 25 2015

Day of Natural Renewal  Saturday, July 25  Crestone, CO11223302_10207027318181640_4164580138716688045_n

Join me for a DAY OFF, so to speak, in Crestone where we will explore and deepen our relationship with Nature through council, Relaxation and Presence exercises, and plenty of solo time. We meet at 10:00am at theSacred Land Sanctuary and close the ceremony at 4:00pm. Please come prepared with personal altar items, a journal, lunch, water, and an open heart.


Based on John P. Milton’s Sacred Passage


Crestone, CO
Based on John Milton’s 12 Principles in his Way of Nature work, this Day of Natural Renewal will take place in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains in southern Colorado at the Sacred Land Sanctuary.
The day begins with a group check-in and is followed by practices that help you relax, cultivate presence, and refine your senses.  A period of solo time in nature follows, providing you with the opportunity to connect with inner and outer nature in your own way. The day concludes with reflective dialogue and practices to help you integrate your experience back into your everyday life.  Fees for this program are by donation, and 25% goes toward the Sacred Land Sanctuary.