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A luxurious location paired with delicious healthy organic food are the backdrop for a high quality, deeply transformative Immersion. Combining powerful practices in a Presence-rich field with big breakthroughs and real human connection, Mystics Retreats are highly experiential, expansively opening and surprisingly fun.
Greece is home to one of the great ancient civilizations whose philosophers, scholars, poets and mythology still influence humanity more than two millennia later. Socrates, Plato and Marcus Arelious are some of the most well-known, but Greece also hosted some early healing temples, psychic oracles, secret mystery schools and one of the early great non-dual mystics, Plutinous.
Time travel to the celebrated sites and ancient ruins of Acropolis and Delphi in and around the capital city of Athens. Head north to marvel at the monasteries of Meteora, home to many medieval mystics, built atop majestic mountain pillars. Then luxuriate at some of the best, most beautiful beaches in Europe as you sail the aquamarine Aegean coastline of the Greek Isles in the south. Discover stunning rock caves, swim in turquoise pools or relax in unique ocean hot springs. Meander along cobbled Byzantine footpaths and savor spectacular views while walking along atop epic seaside cliffs, stunning island ridges and volcano crater rims. And we will definitely be partaking in Greece’s culinary adventure with its delicious regional cuisine, daily fresh catch, wild hillside produce and unique local products as we dine on traditional dishes like long-lost family members.
Italy is the epicenter of one of the largest ancient empires in human history. Perhaps even more interestingly for our evolutionary interests as it was the cradle of the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution. The Italians remind us to savor the beauty of life. Richly steeped in culture, Italy’s world-class art, quality local food, passionate lifestyle and stunning landscapes make it wonderfully romantic and enchanting. Yet it also boasts a storied religious history from as far back as medieval times with its fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and candle-lit chapels.
Experience Rome with its Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon. Visit the spiritual community of Damanhur, nestled in the alpine foothills of the north and surrounded by lush green valleys, which is best known for its extraordinary art and architecture in its subterranean cathedral — the Temple of Humankind.
Relax on the beach, swim in the sea and hike along a stunning coastal cliffside trail that strings together five classic Italian seaside fishing villages with gorgeous views of the ocean on one side and a complex system of steeply terraced gardens and fields to the other. Wander among Tuscany landscapes with the rolling hills, colourful sunsets, vast landscapes of vineyards and olive groves. Savor the beauty of Florence with its world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine including the Uffizi Gallery, which is full of Renaissance masterpieces, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge.
Treasure the multi-layered spiritual richness of Japan, a country with timeless wisdom, cultural elegance and a deep appreciation for nature. Japan, is a slender, long volcanic archipelago, teaming with natural hot springs amidst its predominantly mountainous terrain. In general, Japanese culture both honors ritual and ancient wisdom while also being fascinated with continual improvement, innovation and the pursuit of excellence. Their respect for nature and appreciation of aesthetics combined with discipline, dedication, honor and integrity, combine to exude a unique elegance.
Japan is peppered with sacred temples and shrines founded by Zen monks and wandering mystics alike. The Japanese originated the Samurai which is said to translate as “those who train to serve” highlighting our human capacity to dedicate our lives to being of service and is home to the Zen schools of Buddhism which have produced numerous Zen Masters and Awakened Beings.
We will hike stunning mountains, soak in natural hot springs, slowly stroll through Zen garden, enjoy delicious local food and visit sacred temples and shines. We will also have opportunities to connect with locals and experience some of the gems of Japanese culture. Their attention to detail and respect for the process of cultivation in everything from spiritual development to technological innovation, food quality, architecture and garden landscaping, gives Japan the power to enthrall and invite you into deeper presence.
France, a country steeped in rich history and cultural splendor, has left an indelible mark on the tapestry of human civilization. Renowned for its influential philosophers, literary giants, and artistic movements, it has been a cradle of intellectual and creative brilliance. Think of luminaries like Voltaire, Rousseau, and Descartes, who have shaped the philosophical landscape, or delve into the world of literature with the works of Victor Hugo, Molière, and Marcel Proust.
Beyond the intellectual sphere, France is a haven for seekers of mystic experiences, with hidden chapels, ancient pilgrimage routes, and enigmatic spiritual retreats scattered throughout the countryside. Journey through the charming villages of Provence, where lavender fields meet vineyards, and explore the medieval wonders of Carcassonne. Revel in the magic of Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune crowned by a medieval abbey that seems to rise miraculously from the sea. Traverse the picturesque landscapes of the French Riviera, where azure waters meet sun-kissed beaches, and lose yourself in the artistry of the French culinary scene, savoring gourmet delights, fine wines, and local specialties that resonate with centuries of culinary craftsmanship. France, a land of mystique and sophistication, invites you to embark on a journey that transcends time, capturing the essence of its cultural treasures and scenic wonders.