Zoence draws on and synthesises the essence of the ancient Wisdom traditions and presents the core truths with new discoveries and insights for the world of today and tomorrow.
Zoence is a science of harmony and creativity, the practice of which is an art, capable of enlightening our consciousness and producing beauty and joy not only in our lives and the lives of others, but also in our environment, landscape and world.
The aim is to help bring about a paradise or golden age on Earth.
The Academy prepares and trains the student; the Mystery School enables the student to become the initiate—a consciously inspired, knowledgeable, skilful actor upon the stage of the world.
Other than the Gatekeeper Trust Annual Conference on 29-30 November, at which Sarah Dawkins is speaking (with seven other speakers as well), all the main public events for this year in which we are directly involved are now concluded. A sketch programme for some of the main events next year (2015) is now posted online in the Events page, and details about them will be added as and when available, as will further events still in the planning stage.
For those who have been asking and patiently waiting for another Iona Retreat Week on the sacred Isle of Iona (located off the west coast of Scotland), we are pleased to anounce that there will be one next year, 4-11 Sept 2015 (Friday to Friday). These Iona retreats, which include gentle but in-depth teaching and training as well as meditation, relaxation and exploratory time, have always been very popular and something of an initiatory experience. Iona is the isle of rainbows and angels, where the veil between the natural and spiritual worlds is very thin. It also has a remarkable landscape temple layout that provides a special stage for experiencing and enacting the mysteries.
The FBRT solar festival events (seminars, discussions groups, day events) will be shifting out of London to St Albans as their new venue focus. These events have taken place in London for 30 years and the time has come for them to move to St Albans, a key place in the history, mythology, religion and esotericism of Britain.
The FBRT will also be continuing the series of European Swan Line Pilgrimages, this time from the alta-major chakra to the brow chakra of the Swan Line (the latter of which is in Jutland, Denmark). Just as the title theme of the one from the alta-major to the throat chakra this year was 'The Foundation Stone' (a sacred symbol associated with speaking the Word of Truth), so next year's title theme will be that of the 'All-Seeing Eye', in which we shall learn about and explore the visionary faculties that assist the creative 'Word' to create and give form to the future—all this in the context of the Swan being symbolic of our poetic faculties, which include that of imagination. "Where there is no vision, the people perish" is a vitally important statement from the Wisdom of Solomon (Proverbs 29:18). What we need now—what the whole world needs now—is a clear, powerful and good vision of a future that is truly good and wholesome for all humanity and nature.