Post Conference Workshops - Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th August
Attendees may choose from the following one-day post conference workshops

Vedic Mathematics Lecture, mental one line arithmetic, no more calculators!
with Jain
One day workshop - Monday 9th August - 10-5pm
Earlier booking 1st April US $110; After 1st April US $150 read more

The Authentic I Ching The Three Classic Methods of Prediction
with Professor Wang Yang M.D
One day workshop - Monday 9th August - 10-5pm
Earlier booking 1st April US $110; After 1st April US $150 read more

Sustainable workshop, eco design
with Gareth Cole
One day workshop - Monday 9th August - 10-5pm
Earlier booking 1st April US $110; After 1st April US $150 read more

Power places and shamanic traditions in the Andes
with Malluk
One day workshop - Tuesday 10th August - 10-5pm
Earlier booking 1st April US $110; After 1st April US $150 read more

Unfolding the mysteries of the Feng Shui compass (An introduction)
with Roger Green
One day workshop - Tuesday 10th August - 10-5pm
Earlier booking 1st April US $110; After 1st April US $150 read more

The Authentic I Ching The Three Classic Methods of Prediction
with Professor Wang Yang M.D

Special Guest from China
Professor Wang Yang M.D (CHINA)

Prof. Yang is a scholar, writer and practitioner of I Ching, Qing Gong, Astrology, Feng Shui and Oriental Traditional Culture.
His current position is Professor at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Chongqing. Professor Yang is teaching a seminar on his special technique of the I Ching (just published in English) and the 4 Pillars astrology.

The Authentic I Ching
The Three Classic Methods of Prediction
By Dr Wang Yang & Jon Sandifer
278 pages, Watkins Publishing, London 2003-09-14

This book is not just another translation of the I Ching (or Yi Jing, for those who are more familiar with the pinyin transliteration), in fact this part of the book occupies just 64 pages at the end of the book. The key to the essence of the book is in its sub-heading, for it expands the usual Western perception that there is only one way to consult this ancient Chinese classic.

Every Westerner who has ever skimmed through an edition of the I Ching knows that divination is performed by casting 3 coins six times, or by shuffling a bunch of yarrow sticks. From this one of the 64 possible hexagrams is discovered. This is looked up in the book, and a divinatory meaning interpreted straight from the text of the I Ching. Then a further hexagram is generated if any of the 6 lines of the hexagram flip to their opposite (i.e. yin to yang or vice versa). This second hexagram is then interpreted as an outcome, from the corresponding text in the book. The authors refer to this as the Classical method of divination, but it is far from being the only method.

So far so simple. What Jon and Dr Wang have done in this book is to open the readers' eyes a bit further, by unveiling two other ways of dealing with the I Ching. These two methods are called the Mei Hua Method and the Na Jia Method. As far as I am aware neither of these important methods are available in currently published books in English. And these are not just two other methods of divination, but a doorway to the understanding of the use of the I Ching in China, and indeed the mechanics of luck.

This book also introduces the West to a further dimension of feng shui. The I Ching is fundamental to feng shui, with its usage of trigrams and their changing lines to describe changes in the tides of ch'i, and hence of the distribution of luck in a particular building or site. By becoming aware of the significance of individual lines in the hexagram you prepare yourself for an understanding of the important Da Gua feng shui technique. In fact the first 56 pages are an excellent summary of basic ideas behind both the I Ching and feng shui, including Stems and Branches, and the calculation of a Four Pillar (ba zhai) chart.

It is often said by Western commentators that the I Ching is good at predicting, but does not give exact times. The reverse is in fact true, and this ancient book can provide exact dates and time. The Mei Hua Method generates its hexagram from the time of the question, and analyses separately the top and bottom trigrams of the hexagram so generated. In fact this method is quite like Western horary astrology, a part of astrology that has fallen out of favour over the last two centuries. Far from being an obscure method, the Mei Hua is one of the most popular divination methods in China today. Jon provides some pretty amazing examples of how this method has given very specific answers, even in terms of numbers or dates to specific questions.

Na Jia relates the trigrams to time as expressed by the Chinese solar calendar (specifically the Four Pillars), and to the hidden Heavenly Stems which are an important part of feng shui theory and practice. The Na Jia method is even more important, dating back over 2000 years, and is known in China as the 'orthodox school's great method'. It is not nearly as reliant upon the text of the I Ching as the other methods. There is greater depth to this method than is revealed in this book, but this book is definitely the place to start.

The Authentic I Ching is unique in giving access to these methods, and should be read by anyone who wants to widen their knowledge of the I Ching beyond the fairly narrow perspective currently available in the West.

One day Workshop: Malluk - Power places and shamanic traditions in the Andes
*A shamanic ceremony to our soul

Through the magical world of Pachamama (Mother Earth), we are able to be touched at our soul, a ceremony will be one of the ways to help in awakening our inner Sun. Learn to use some of the power instruments to make us stronger in our spiritual path and use the power places to increase your inner power.

*Power places and shamanic traditions in the Andes
The location of the Andes in our planet, created the possibilities at the South hemisphere to important cultures be developed. The Inka civilization arrived to discover the mysteries of the cosmos and built temples and palaces alignment to the Sun. All this helped to this society, to have a high style of life and be rich so far in the material and spiritual aspects. Right now, the power and energy at all this temples are still alive and are affecting our spiritual path

James Arévalo, known as Chaski, for any years. In 2000 he received another initiation. His name which honours his ancestors changed to Mallku - a name representing a higher level in his mission.

He is an artist and an advocate of the Andean culture since very young. Since the 1980´s he co-authored books on natural medicine and Andean mysticism. Shamanic life led him to the spiritual communities of Peru and Brazil - furthering his experiences in the magical dimensions of pachamama and Wiracocha. This path of sensitivity has allowed him the messages of his ancestors. His artistic vision and spiritual wisdom is expressed through his books and photography. He captures natures expressions and presents his work in expositions and international conferences. He is the author of "Inka Initiation Path, The Awakening of the Puma", a successful work of Andean Wisdom and inner help.

Mallku, is leading groups of studies about the ancient Inka traditions, and his rediscovers about astronomical phenomena at the power places of the Andes is useful for other academics researches. He is a leader at his society, and actually is one of the directors for the companies of special journeys in Cusco, is one of the directors for the professionals tour guides in Cusco and recently was elected as the new Director of the Mundial Association of Andean Writers with see in Cusco.

At his next book, he is referring more details about other ancient places and its alignments to the Sun in the solstices and equinoxes. He will also explain in details and with photographs how happens the solar initiations and how this affects our lives.

Vedic Mathematics Lecture, mental one line arithmetic, no more calculators!
with Jain

Do your children really understand the fragmented and confusing mathematical data taught to them? Would you be interested in another method that boosted their confidence, increased their memory skills and is presented in a fun and exciting manner?
After this course of study, you will never multiply, divide or add in the same manner that you are currently using to solve arithmetic problems like 98 x 97 etc. And no more Times Tables!
An understanding of the 16 basic Sutras or "Word Formulae" solves all known mathematical problems by using an advanced and highly intelligent system of MENTAL, ONE LINE ARITHMETIC used by the Hindus 2,000 years.
This system was reconstructed by Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960, aka Shankarcharya of Puri) who was invited by Paramahansa Yogananda to take this knowledge, for the first time, to the western world, in 1958. The Beatle's guru: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the west, was also a student of this master and currently teaches this system in India in the spiritual Maharishi schools, whose teenage students are highly distinguished mathematical geniuses.
Learn also how the Hindu Invention of Zero (and the decimal system) led to modern technological advancements.
In this 1 and half hour Introduction you will know the basics of how to accomplish rapid calculations, mentally. No more Calculators which make the brain lazy. The brain is a mental muscle and needs to be exercised. Jain predicts that if we continue to teach children with an over-emphasis of using calculators in the class-room, over a 20 year period, the Global Brain will deteroriate.
Most children are visual, and the ability to tap into "Pattern Recognition" is the key to rapid mental calculation.

MAGIC SQUARE and VEDIC MATHMATICS WORKSHOP:
Jain's essential work is to teach Ancient Knowledge to Children and Adults.

On MAGIC SQUARES:
(Translating Numbers Into Art)


6 1 8
7 5 3
2 9 4

Imagine in front of you some playing cards and the ancient puzzle was to create a 3x3 square such that all columns, rows and diagonals that have the same sum. As shown above, the Magic Sum, aka the Magic Square Constant = 15. There is a treasure house of knowledge encoded within this harmonic matrix that the ancients knew and hid. Magic Squares for thousands of years have fascinated many cultures and many great minds like Benjamin Franklin and Albrecht Durer.
Why was it at the centre of the Tibetan Calendar/Cosmolgy (Time Code / Applications in Time Travel)?
Why did AmbaJi, of the Hindu pantheon, the ancient goddesses of Creation (the universe flows through her breast), have as her tantric symbol, this Magic Square of 3x3, which has 8 possible permutations? and which Buddha, in his enlightenment, described in detail the 8 sided nature of sub-atomic molecules: the "Acta-Kalapos". Durga and Kali and Shakti etc have variations of the same.
Why is it that when you translate NUMBERS INTO ART, by drawing a long connecting line, from 1 to 2 to 3 etc to the last number, that elegant and phi-ratioed patterns appear? that when tiled or tessellated, produce the atomic structure of Diamond (which is verified by the clairvoyant drawings of the Occult Chemists: Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant.
Why is it that the pattern for the Magic Square of 11x11 is almost identical to the Ley Line Grid developed by Bruce Cathy, a New Zealand pilot, which was originally the jig-saw-puzzle-map of UFO sightings in his area?
Why did Professor Searl, of the UK, have his work on levity discs and over-unity generators banned? The metals of his generators for the space-craft he built were intimately related, by proportion, to the atomic table of elements and to the opposing pairs of the above Magic Square of 3x3, eg: notice that all pairs around the central cell have a sum of 10, thus 2 parts gold was alloyed with 8 parts silver, or 3 parts titanium to 7 parts nickel.
Why did King Solomon the Rabbi, design his Seal based on the 3 rows of the above Magic Square being translated into a Natural Square of 3 (that has its numbers in Counting Order)?
In this day lesson, you will superimpose a Magic Square of 7x7, by rotation of 90 degrees upon itself, to reveal ancient symbols at its centre: the Hindu Peace Symbol of the Swaztika nesting within the Christian Cross! The ancient Essenes adored the richness of symbolism within these Mystic Squares and gave accounts or Parables of Jesus (Isa or Iesu) that related to our sense of community symbolized by the magic square, that each person, so positioned, has a divine role to play, that if one number was taken away or moved, it would no longer be magical, to realise "Order amidst the Chaos", and the ancient axiom: "As Above, So Below".
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Sustainable workshop, eco design
with Gareth Cole

'We are all fascinated by the unknown and delve into it with excitement but we distract ourselves from observing the obvious."

Living sustainably is not just a word that is todays 'catch cry' but is an attitude to how we must show generations to come what to do and not do . We do this best by showing them the way by being and doing what is best for the planet . The planet is full of messages we just need to learn how to read again.

What this workshop will do is take you to a place of peace to allow you to find you own design for living.

We will explore the known and point out the obvious lessons we have forgotten to see the messages that point to the true path of understanding the places and spaces in which we choose to live.

By supporting the environment and honouing the plane, we can choose to design and building structures that are healthy and environmentally sensitive to live in.

In this workshop, we will explore the bedroom spaces by looking at removing all wiring and metal in a room. Bring tracing paper and pencils (not pens) and let us learn the 'art of feeling' as we design.

When we design, we need some tools, geometry, feeling a sense of sacred space, to find a place that is not designed by the image or pushed in the media but to find the sacred sweet spot in our part of the world that allows our spirit to sing.

Learn to 'feel' the trees and rocks and understand their patience and to be able to speak their language.

It will be an interactive workshop, that will lead you down your path to help point out the sign posts... to find the sort in design and how anyone can take it on
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes
Don't resist them ... that only creates sorrow
Let reality be reality
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like
Lao-Tzu

Living sustainably is not just a word that is todays 'catch cry' but is an attitude to how we must show generations to come what to do and not do . We do this best by showing them the way by being and doing what is best for the planet . The planet is full of messages we just need to learn how to read again.

Unfolding the mysteries of the Feng Shui compass (An introduction)
with Roger Green

Take a journey into the deep cosmological patterns of the Lo P’an compass. Used for thousands of years in China, the compass represents a huge body of knowledge on Chinese philosophy, numerology and astrology.
The ancient (and sometimes secret) techniques to analyse a site with a lo p'an has in the past been a difficult subject for western students of Feng Shui. Roger Green has for many years made extensive research into developing a western system of learning the compass and interpreting its significance. He has created a western language compass that makes this challenging subject more accessible and practical. Participants will receive a workbook that will make the journey comfortable and enjoyable.

The Lo P’an is a very useful tool for feng shui surveys - it enables you to map the unseen influences and balance the clients horoscope to the dwelling. The Lo P’an incorporates the Taoist concept that Heaven (unseen influences) and Earth (manifested influences) should be in harmony for our wellbeing and prosperity. This school, as the name implies, analyses the directional aspects of a given site in terms of the relationship between the Five Elements, Eight Trigrams, Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches and Constellations. It is said to have been developed by Wang Ci (1030-1050) of the Sung Dynasty and was practised in the relatively flat provinces of Fukien and Chekiang.

Aim and objectives:
- Learn how to read and make your own feng shui compass.
- Calculate your ‘ Ming Kwa’ for your most auspicious directionology
- Learn how to integrate the Ming kwa into your ‘space’.
- Balance the trigram readings by use of cures and colour effects.
- Chart the celestial stems and earthly branches to encourage the influx of auspicious ch’i.
- Learn the correspondences of the five elements to life situations. ??Translate the I ching compass readings into the context of your dwelling.
- Locate the ‘hsueh’ - (the feng shui spot).
- Map the lo shu portents of your dwelling.
- Identify the ‘flying star’ ring.
- Identify the directionology associated with your year of birth and how to integrate into design including the position of the Xian Chi for enhancement of relationships.?
- Discover the arrangement of the 28 lunar mansions and 61 elements. ??Integrate time and space for effective feng shui consultations.