Work, Play Camp at Far Horizons
June 6 – 12 & June 13 – 19, 2021

Come help with opening Far Horizons Camp for a great summer. Retired, young and older, single or married, any and all are invited to help with getting Far Horizons ready for 2021. Various work projects are needed to be done to get Camp ready. These include readying cabins for occupation, arranging the kitchen, cleaning needles and pinecones from around buildings, and possibly doing some painting as well as finishing the reconstruction of the deck on Sugar Pine Cabin.

Week One: June 6 – 12 & Week Two: June 13 – 19: Work during the day, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, (4 hours). Afternoons and evenings for visiting the Giant Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park, Grant Grove, and Kings Canyon N. P. With swimming and boating at Hume Lake, or resting, socializing, games and campfires available in Camp. (Lodging and three meals a day are offered for your stay at Far Horizons.)

Register by May 15th as limited occupancy is available.

For information and/or to sign-up to help please call: Henry Laemmlen at (559) 305-2021 or Ruth at (559) 804-0388; or e-mail at ruthk31@earthlink.net

 

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  Out Door Groups
June 20 – July 25, 2021

Pastor Carlos Tamez | Hispanic Church Group
July 28 – August 1, 2021

Bible based Spanish Programs. Open to the public.

Anne Nowell & El Larson | Therapeutic Yoga and Sound Healing
August 4-8, 2021

Therapeutic Yoga incorporates gentle but strengthening yoga movements, synchronized breathing, and focused attention. It is a work-in more than a workout. Those with limited mobility could practice seated in chairs. This approach facilitates healing and advances well-being for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is a beautiful way to prepare for one’s meditation practice.

Sound Healing creates a space where the participants can reach a state of deep relaxation and access deeper levels of the mind. The vibrations and harmonics of the Sound Bath can help reduce stress and facilitate clearing of emotional energetic blockages.

Biography

Anne Nowell

Anne NowellAnne Nowell, E-RYT, has been an instructor of the body and mind modalities for over 30 years. She is a dedicated student of eastern philosophies and a long standing member of the Theosophical Society. As a yoga studio owner and director, Anne has introduced hundreds of students to the wisdom of yoga and has developed a gift for synthesizing eastern and western thought. Her website is www.annenowell.com

Anne Nowell (919-627-4348)
1730 3rd Ave Apt 1207
San Diego, CA 92101
anne.nowell@gmail.com

El Larson

Anne Nowell
A student of Yoga and Eastern philosophies for 20 years, El holds a BA in philosophy from Cal State LA as well as an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor certification and a Reiki II attunement. She completed the 200 hour Tibetan Bowl sound healing course from teacher, Diane Mandle, the only state recognized teacher of Tibetan sound healing in CA and was certified in 2015. Since that time El has offered Sound Healing and Sound Bath experiences in a wide range of public and private venues.

Website: www.heare.la

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Ken L. Campos, M.D. | Theosophical Perspectives on the Bhagavad Gita
August 4-8, 2021

This will be a four-day workshop: Wednesday evening opening session. Full Days Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and morning session Sunday.

This workshop will be both a presentation of the Bhagavad Gita and its “core myth” Hero’s journey as well as a forum for the participants to gain personal-psychological value and perspective, with daily guided meditation/self-hypnosis. The Gita is a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna. Arjuna is a warrior prince conflicted and hesitant to enter battle, and Lord Krishna is the avatar of Vishnu, and he plays the role of charioteer, guru, teacher, and psychotherapist for Arjuna.

Biography

Dr. Ken Campos is a practicing psychiatrist, a Distinguished Fellow in the  American Psychiatric Association, and podcast host on the topic of Schizophrenia.  He is a Life Professed theosophical Monk with Live Oak Monastery and the Paracelsian Order, Madre Grande Monastery.  He is a shamanic practitioner, trained with Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies.   He is a brother in Hyperion’s Unnamed Path. Ken was a practitioner in the BOTA, Builders of the Adytum for 8 years in late 1970’s until mid 1980’s.  Dr. Ken worked as a scientist: he was a neurochemistry researcher in a biology lab at the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.

Website: http://www.LiveOakMonastery.org

 

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Tammy Rael | Something Enchanted
August 11 – 15, 2021

Hello, my name is Tammy and I have been the “thankful” owner of… Something Enchanted Princess Parties, for 9 years. I am honored for the opportunity to bring some princess enchantment to Far Horizons. We love to put our imagination to work by dreaming up new and exciting events that are exclusive to our company, and we’re so excited to offer you and your family our “Enchanted Princess Camp“!

Come spend 5 days/ 4 nights with the princesses! We’re planning lots of fun things for camp, such as: Crafts, Stories, Games, Fancy Make-Overs, Face Painting, Princess Etiquette, PJ Parties and a Royal Coronation! Also, each morning your little princess/prince will awake to a little surprise under their pillow, from the Fairy Godmother! Oh, and don’t worry! We’re planning on having a guest for the day that your prince will love!! We hope you can join us this summer because the princesses are looking forward to meeting you.

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Catherine Ann Jones | Heal Your Self with Writing
August 18 – 22, 2021

Catherine Ann JonesWe all know the value of psychology in uncovering our deepest feelings and the importance of catharsis in temporarily releasing our pain. Yet while psychological techniques may help prepare us for the journey of healing, they often are not enough to lead us through the deeper way of transformation. Healing without transformation risks re-living negative patterns over and over -sometimes even reinforcing them by repetition, rather than truly putting them behind us.
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Biography

CATHERINE ANN JONES has played major roles in over fifty productions on and off-Broadway, as well as in television and film. Disappointed by the lack of good roles for women, she wrote a play about Virginia Woolf (On the Edge) which won a National Endowment for the Arts Award for her first of twelve produced plays. Her films include UNLIKELY ANGEL, THE CHRISTMAS WIFE, and the popular television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. Fulbright Scholar to India studying shamanism with over thirty years teaching graduate school as well as at the Esalen and Omega Institutes, she is the award-winning author of Heal Your Self with Writing, The Way of Story, What Story Are You Living, Freud’s Oracle, True Fables, and Buddha and the Dancing Girl, and over 56,000 subscribers to her six online courses found on her home page. For blog, schedule, psychic readings, writing consults,visit: www.wayofstory.com

 

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Sue Prescott | The Path to Self Realization
August. 18-22, 2021

Susan JohnsonWe engage with the world around us using our everyday, personal self. This consists of our
physical bodies, our emotions and our minds. However, the essence of who we are is the inner, spiritual Self. This encompasses more than the physical experience of living and includes our intuition and our awareness of the Oneness of all of life. To “realize” this spiritual Self means to rise above the limits of our everyday thinking to truly know this deeper part of ourselves and to live in accordance with it. This is the “Spiritual Path.”

The first day of this 4-day workshop will focus on individual; personal transformation. We will explore the Levels of Consciousness within a human being and why we get stuck in patterns of behavior that are problematic for us. We will look at “Filling the Hole in the Soul” and how spiritual teachings and therapeutic practices help people with feelings of emptiness or a lack of purpose in their lives. Because Sue Prescott is a therapist, she weaves into her presentations positive coping mechanisms for good mental health that align with the spiritual practices for Self Realization.

Day 2 is “Improving Relationships as a Path to Self Realization.” This will include ways to access the higher reasoning of the spiritual Self and its intuition to better understand ourselves and others. Specific skills for relationship enhancement will be taught, including a powerful technique from Paramahansa Yogananda on healing tension between 2 people. Forgiveness techniques and adrenalin/anger management skills will also.be included. To top it off, the comforting experience of the Angel Wash ceremony will nourish the participants with support and encouragement.

Day 3 and 4 will cover, “7 Proven Ways to Become Your Higher Self.” This presentation and discussion will look at the top 7 practical steps that spiritual traditions from around the world teach to purify and tune our levels of consciousness-the mind, heart and body-to become one with the consciousness of the Divine Self. Examples of exercises that will be covered are pranayama or breath control techniques, witnessing, along with various ways to meditate, including a walking meditation, and chanting or toning exercises that utilize the power of sound. A number of teaching stories will also be used that offer valuable lessons applicable to daily life.

Come join us and enhance your progress on your own Path to Self Realization.

Biography

Sue Prescott, MSW, is a therapist, life-long theosophist and frequent lecturer at the Seattle lodge and surrounding area. She is author of Realizing the Self Within-an overview of the concepts of spirituality that can be applied to relationships and self-improvement. In her talks, Sue melds the principles of therapeutic change with spiritual growth.

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Kay Mouradian Ed D | THE MERIDIAN EXERCISES
August 25-29, 2021

Kay Mouradian EdD

During a post-doctoral research project while on sabbatical, Eugene Jussek, M.D. asked Dr. Mouradian to create exercises for his acupuncture patients that could benefit their healing time. She created non-strenuous stretches along the 12 major meridian channels and became acutely aware of its practical application to maintain fitness for the highly skilled and also for those who can do little more than stretch their fingers. The exercises will be taught during the morning session. Please bring a yoga mat.

As author of Reflective Meditation published by Quest Books and appreciating the mindfulness revolution, Dr. Mouradian plans to discuss in the evening sessions the thought world as presented in the Hermes precept:  Just as dreams are unreal in comparison with the things seen in waking life, even so the things seen in waking life in this world are unreal in comparison with the thought world, which alone is truly real.

Biography

KAY MOURADIAN is a professor emerita from the Los Angeles Community Colleges.  Spending several months in India researching yoga for her dissertation, she holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and has degrees from Boston University and UCLA. She recently wrote, narrated and co-produced the documentary, My Mother’s Voice, a poignant story of a fourteen-year-old girl from Turkey, Flora Munushian, the filmmaker’s mother. The film is based on her book, MY MOTHER’S VOICE, the same title as the documentary.  Flora’s voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten.

Her other publications include Reflective Meditation: a Mind Calming Technique and A Guide for Those Teaching Yoga in the Community Colleges. She also has contributed articles in several magazines and newspapers.

 

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Christine Stevens | Eco-Music Retreat – Flute and Drum
August 25-29, 2021

Sue PrescottJoin author and music therapist Christine Stevens in a powerful weekend of sound healing, nature, and the soul. Featuring drums and Native American flute, discover the four elements of music medicine, participate in a ceremony to greet the day, play music to the land, improvise, and experience the blessing of being in community.

Biography

Christine Stevens is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, Living Better TV, and is a faculty for The Shift Network. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online, and teaches a variety of online training programs, including Awaken Your Rhythm which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.

Sue Prescott

 

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Susan Johnson | Finding Happiness & Joy Through Patience and Tolerance
Sept. 1 – 5, 2021

Sue PrescottLoosely based on Shantideva’s: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, this workshop will explore the possibilities of living one’s life in a state of grace, accepting all that comes to one with patience and tolerance. When we recognize that everything that presents itself in our life is directly related to how we have responded in the past and that our future is entirely dependent on how we are responding now, we may find ourselves in a state of freedom, freedom from desire, freedom from resistance, from judgment and disappointment, thus lending us the opportunity to live from an inner peace and happiness with all that is, as it is. This is what we mean by radical forgiveness or radical compassion. Suffering is everybody’s spiritual teacher, but it depends on the complete identification with form. Can we live a life that is free of suffering no matter what happens?

Susan will help us to navigate our way to joy and happiness through patience and understanding with the help of Shantideva’s brilliant arguments, group discussions, short guided meditations, and gentle qi-gong exercises for quieting, focusing and harmonizing body and spirit.

Biography

Susan Johnson has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1986 and facilitates the Santa Cruz Theosophical Study Center, in California. She is a licensed acupuncturist who teaches a Taoist form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, worldwide. Susan is most at home in nature and loves music, plants, animals, Japanese brush-painting, Feng-Shui and the study of comparative religion, especially from a Non-Dual perspective.

She can be reached at:
111 Crescent Ct.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
(831)239-2107
movingclouds22@att.net

 

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Peggy Heubel | Thoughts on the Immanence of God
September 1 – 5, 2021

DESCRIPTION: How might we recognize, here and now, the divinity all around us? As human beings, we seem to be separate from all other beings and all things. This feeling of detachment is natural in the early course of evolutionary progress but must, as we strive for spiritual maturity, be overcome. Recognition of the oneness of the indivisible nature of all things must become a reality in thought, word, and deed – a change in mind-set. How do we reconcile the differences between a transcendent deity who, by definition, is separate from ourselves and that which is said to be the very core of all existence—the immanence of diety?
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This 4-day workshop intends to provide a variety aids for the development of individual understanding of the one-ness—the fundamental unity–of an apparently undeniably heterogeneous (diverse) universe.

                     GENERAL AIDS:

  •  lecture, slide-presentations (PowerPoint)
  •  direct participant involvement
    •  presenter-question & participant-answer segments (dry-erase board)
    •  mindfulness and meditative exercises
    •  brief nature walk
    •  journaling w/participant discussion of individual results on last day

Biography

Peggy A. Heubel retired nine years ago from a thirty-year career in law enforcement. She was already an active theosophist during this time, having joined the Society in 1977 with a keen interest in human potential. She is currently president of the Theosophical Society of the East Bay in northern California, a member of the theosophical camp, Far Horizons, a mentor for the Society’s Prisoner Correspondence Program, and is the vice-president of the Theosophical Order of Service, USA.

She can be reached at:
185 Georgia Way
San Leandro, CA 94577-1832
510·926·2869
movingclouds22@att.net

 

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Pastor Carlos Tamez | Hispanic Church Group
September 10 – 12, 2021

Bible based Spanish Programs. Open to the public.

Pastor Carlos Tamez | Hispanic Church Group
September 17 – 19, 2021

Bible based Spanish Programs. Open to the public.

Pastor Carlos Tamez | Hispanic Church Group
September 24 – 26, 2021

Bible based Spanish Programs. Open to the public.