Raederle's 2nd Annual Consciousness Week, 2017

Raederle's Second Annual Consciousness Week in Ithaca, New York.
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2017 Consciousness Week Workshop Agenda

Each day has a sensory theme: Sight, Smell, Touch, Hearing and Taste. Each day is very unique. Outside of the themes we will also be delving into many kinds of consciousness alchemy. Interested in staying for the entire week? We have one slot for a week-long retreat here at The Alchemists' Home, at White Hawk Eco Village, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A..
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Consciousness Alchemy Sampler & Introduction

When? Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where? The Alchemists' Home: 6 White Hawk Ln, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
This workshop is an introduction to Consciousness Alchemy. It is a sampler platter of concepts, activities, and experiences. This workshop will fun as a stand-alone experience and valuable as a precursor to later workshops throughout our Second Annual Consciousness Week here at The Home of the Alchemists.
In this workshop you will learn the five core principles of consciousness alchemy:
Multitudes of Self
  • Each self has a different voice
  • Inner child work
  • Teacher self versus student self
  • Roles in relationships
Conscious Focus
  • The meaning of presence
  • The role of presence in practices such as yoga, qi gong, tai chi and hypnosis
  • What consciousness is and how it relates to presence
  • How our conscious focus relates to the multitudes of self
Thinking Aspect versus Perceiving Aspect of Self
  • What happens when your conscious focus is thinking?
  • What happens when your conscious focus is feeling and perceiving?
  • The relationship between thinking, perceiving, feeling and the bodily senses
Universal Needs
  • Needs versus wants
  • The seventeen (or so) universal needs that all humans experience
  • Intuitive actions
  • Unconscious, subconscious, conscious and supraconscious
  • Manifestation
As we move through these five core concepts of consciousness alchemy there will be activities to bring you deeper into these concepts. The workshop will include hands-on activities, listening, interacting, and time for questions.

What to bring?

You're welcome to bring a raw, vegan snack for yourself or to share. Even if it is just for yourself, we ask that you do not bring any low-energy foods to any workshop during consciousness week. You can learn more about raw foods on our Frequently Asked Questions page of our meetup group. (This page opens in a new window.)
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The Nature of Manifestation

When? Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where? The Alchemists' Home: 6 White Hawk Ln, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
You will learn the answers to these difficult questions:
  1. Why do some gurus promote "positive focus" as the solution for all ailments, and yet many other gurus promote "facing our fears" or "shadow work" which causes us to focus on negative things? Which one is right for me?
  2. How can I effectively use positive focus and/or shadow work to bring into my life more of what I want?
  3. What techniques work best for manifesting a soulmate, friend or special person into my life?
  4. Can I really bring things into my reality just with my thoughts? If so, how can I encourage this to happen?
  5. Is what you're teaching the same as "the law of attraction"? I tried all of what was outlined in that documentary on the subject (The Secret) but it didn't work for me. Why?
  6. How is it possible for things to just "show up" in my life based on how I feel or think? What exactly causes this to happen, and why?
If you have more questions, those will be answered too!
In addition to answering these questions and your questions, we will also be doing an exercise where we create colorful abstract designs to represent our own unique "manifestation spheres" which will help clarify how you personally manifest things into your reality.
As with all workshops during consciousness week, you are encouraged to maintain a deeply integrated state of being where you are present with your heart and mind simultaneously, both free-associating and analytically thinking. You are encouraged to ask your toughest questions and to call out other participants and facilitator(s) on any non-integrated behaviors.
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Consciousness Week Pricing Information

If you attend the introductory sampler workshop, the later workshops during consciousness week are half price. (This applies to all workshops excepting the blind-folded dinner due to cost of organic, gourmet-quality foods. The blind-folded dinner is also exempt from the $5 off for preceding workshops, but the carpooling discount does apply.)
Also, for each workshop you attend, future workshops in the series are additionally $5 off. (So if you attend the introduction workshop, your second workshop is half off, your third is half off plus $5 off, your fourth is half off plus $10 off – which may make your fourth workshop free.) This is designed to make it affordable to attend all of the workshops if you choose.
Carpooling groups receive $2 off per person in the carpool. So, for a $20 workshop, a group of two pays $18 each. A group of three pays $16 each. A group of four pays pays $14 each.
Repeat attendees will receive a more immersive, life-changing experience; in turn, repeat attendees will be more satisfying for me as facilitator; I will enjoy watching you grow and pacing your realizations over the course of the week.
Please pay in advance using the donate button on this page. You can pay for multiple workshops at once, or just one at a time. Please be sure to also RSVP on the meetup group.
We have limited space. Those who pay their $20 in advance will have their spot guaranteed ahead of time. Thank you.
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Blindfolded Dinner

When? Saturday, December 30, 2017, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where? The Alchemists' Home: 6 White Hawk Ln, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
The theme of the day is taste.
In order to get fully in touch with your taste, it is time to eliminate your visual judgments about food. Without visual cues and expectations based on what you see, you'll experience food through smell and taste and mouth-feel in an immersive way.
The meal will be 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan and primarily raw. If you have any allergies, let me know and I will accommodate your needs.
This event specifically calls for four or five attendees (eight of us total, as Greg, Lytenian and I will all be present) – we will not take any more than that. This will be an intimate event. You'll take a turn at feeding a blind-folded person, and then you will take a turn being blind-folded and being fed.
This can be as intimate as putting the food directly in someone's mouth (like if you come with romantic partner), or it could be simply guiding someone's hand to food you put on their plate. This will be up to you and your partner in this exercise to decide.
Last year this event was so memorable that one participant said it was easily the most remarkable event of 2016 for them.
If you're wondering about the surprises being spoiled by going second, I've got you covered. We'll have some overlapping foods that both people try blindfolded, as well as new foods that come out during the second round to surprise everyone.
Expect to experience around thirty different flavors, some of which will be foods you've never tried before, and possibly never heard of.
Worried that you won't like everything? That's okay! This experience is about learning to embrace the full spectrum of taste.
This dinner will be mostly silent – no idle chit-chat during this spiritual experience – but I will be guiding you to go deeper into the experience in your mouth and smell in such a way that event unpleasant flavors will be a miraculous discovery for you.
Because of the cost of food, set-up, and organization, you must pay for this event in advance. It will be highly inconvenient for me if there are cancellations, so I will not be providing refunds if you have to cancel. Thank you for understanding.
The other workshops in this series are 50% off if you attend the opening workshop on December 26th, and an additional $5 off for each workshop you attend. This dinner does not apply to these discounts as the cost is going into the food. To sign up, click the donate button below and put in $35.
Much love, and looking forward to TASTING with you!
— Raederle
The Consciousness Alchemist
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Stay All Week With The Alchemists

We have just one slot – and only one slot – for someone to stay at our place for the entire week. You'll have a private room and all of your meals (100% organic) will be provided. You will also be provided with organic soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc, to use while you are here. There will be appropriately 25 hours of workshop time included during Consciousness Week, and you'll participate in spontaneous aspects of the week outside of the workshops. The price for this special slot is $500. If you're interested, contact me directly. Please note that if you come for the week you will have to participate fully in the lifestyle of Consciousness Week which will include many protocols that will be unfamiliar to you. You must be ready for a life-changing shift in your consciousness.
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This page will be updated periodically as we approach Consciousness Week 2017. There will be 5 to 8 workshops in total over the course of five days.
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The Consciousness Alchemist

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