For our 9-week process, we will experience 3 phases of awakening derived from the ancient Daoist Upper Clarity tradition
– Authenticity, Mystery and Shen.
Within those 3 phases, 9 themes in our ceremonial progression arise,
1 each week, building on each other.
Each of these 9 themes uncover the ancient stories of 3 stones.
This ceremonial progression is the alchemical workshop we call
Your personal transformation will take place through your daily engagement
with the powerful stone rituals and practices.
You will feel the freedom of being able to merge stone medicine into all of your other work – forever.
You will graduate with the tools to apply stones and crystals to 3 valuable Beings
– yourself, others and the Earth.
Materia Medica lectures will introduce you to the rich and poetic properties of each stone according to a true ancient Daoist tradition, and beyond.
Knowledge of the properties leads to practice.
You will be immersed
in all 3 applications of stone medicine:
1) Elixir 2) Poultice 3) Vibrational
Elixirs - anything we put IN the body. Elixir studies include: what the word elixir really means, how to make potent stone elixirs, how to make effective formularies, how to dose, safety, ceremonial elixirs, how to merge with other Earth medicines and more.
Poultice - anything we put ON the body. How to work with jewelry, rubs, salves, the creation of on-the-body treatments and more.
Vibrational - anything we put AROUND the body. Vibrational studies include: the dynamics of table-top crystal grids, the potential of large land grids, raising the vibration of space, working with stones as spectrum-based beings, internal alchemy, journey techniques and more.
Materia Medica for Enter The Cave
The stones are not provided because different students need different things. Some students may already have many of the stones. Some students may have fewer. You might want to work with a cherished piece you’re already bonded to. And, for the stones you don’t have, obtaining the pieces is part of the learning. Choosing what resonates with you is essential. A guide to obtaining qi-filled stones for this course can be found here.
Nothing will be taught in Facebook that is not shared in the live weekly classes or in the materia medica lectures. All of the stone medicine content will come to you, even if you are not on Facebook. When you are not on Facebook, you do not see other student’s processes as much. You will experience a little less community in the course. However, you will still be deeply nourished, educated, and accelerated on your path with this course, if you are not on Facebook.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to all of the videos and audios for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. The private Enter the Cave Facebook community will end about a week after the course, and all of the cavers will be moved to the special graduates only FB community.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the first week’s live lecture and materia medica of the week, you can cancel your enrollment by Sunday night (at the end of the first week). You will be un-enrolled from the course and given a FULL REFUND. After that point, there will be no refunds.
There will be no refunds issued for any reason after the end of the first week of class. See the answer above for more.
Your first payment will be due the day you enroll, to save your seat. The following payments will be automatically drafted out of the payment source the first day of the next two to four months.
The live lectures will be recorded and uploaded into your curriculum by the next day! You can watch them as soon as you can. They will remain in your curriculum forever.
The live lectures on Monday nights cover the spiritual theme of the week, how to engage in the practice of the week, and how to orient to the stones and their potentials. It’s also a time when teachings are shared about the history of the lineage and the consciousness of the practitioners involved with it. We get you prepared and excited for the complete materia medica that comes to you directly after the live lecture. In the materia medica videos, we go in-depth with each stone, and cover three per week.
At the end of the course, students are sent an evaluation questionnaire. The questions are geared towards harvesting your experience, not right and wrong answers. Your answers will be read by Sarah Thomas, LAc, your instructor. If they reflect that you participated in the course and engaged with the practices, you will become a certified stone and crystal medicine practitioner by the Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine. You will receive a wall certificate and gain access to higher level courses in the future, like the teacher training.
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