Awakening to Agates

June 2-4, 2017
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Balances Yin-Yang
Eliminates negativity
Cleanses Auric Field

Agate

Agate is a mineral of the Quartz family. Agate is a crypto crystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks (Wikipedia). Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.

Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world-renowned stone-cutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today.

Metaphysically, Agate can feel like it's a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. Remember, it is in the quartz family so it might start slow and build in intensity. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.

Ancient Lore and Legend

AgateAgates were believed to make their wearers agreeable, persuasive, and give them the favor of God, guarding them from all dangers, and enabling them to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as high winds and lightning. Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the fury of the surging ocean. The wearing of Agate was believed to be a cure for insomnia and was thought to induce pleasant dreams. Legends claim Agate to have the power to secure the wearer from danger and to protect children from falling, and to endow their owners with strength, courage and the ability to heal fears.

What to Expect: The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. A large altar/vortex is created with four large rose quartz crystals and one large selenite. This creates a massive energetic field.

Who Should Come: All interested parties with journey experience.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or related items that want to come along. A journal notebook with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.

Meals: Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.Departure at 3pm.

When and Where to Come: Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 2nd at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running int the night, Saturday all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.

AgateWhat to Pay: The fee for the workshop is $425 if paid by May 1st, 2017. Send $125 nonrefundable deposit to hold your space or call Lauren if you need to discuss payment. If paid after May 1st, 2017, the fee is $475. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above. The deposit will not be transferred or refunded. It will be applied to the guaranteed fee of Camp Asbury.

For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail lauren@therockgirls.com to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to White Silent Wisdom Workshops, P.O. Box 24455, Cleveland, Ohio 44124. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.

Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 26 people.

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