Mystery School in Mexico is in session October 10th - 14th, 2018 - on El Ranchito de Arleta outside San Miguel de Allende.
MYSTERY SCHOOL IN MEXICO was created by Daniel Ryan and Henrietta Weekes. In the heart of Mexico, a haunting old world hosts a beautiful, new experience. Combining meditation, hypnosis, and past life regression, with a journey into the magic of central Mexico -- set on the wild beauty of the Ranchito de Arleta outside the colonial era mountain city of San Miguel de Allende, this extraordinary retreat will renew and refresh you on the deepest levels; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Wednesday, October 10 --
Welcome. After you've made yourself comfortable, a talk and a temazcal ceremony hosted by Arleta with a presentation of the subjects we’ll be exploring by Dan. An exploration of our guiding metaphor: a glass of water, a swimming pool, and an ocean. Angles and questions, stories and sharing amongst the group. And a rundown of the morning and day 2. Dinner in town.
Thursday, October 11 --
Our focus on day 2 is Meditation. Beginning with a brief talk on the day ahead and breakfast. Observations, discussion, questions will be welcome. We'll examine meditation as stepping out of the wheel of good and bad, Jon Kabat Zinn's definitions, Alan Watts's definitions, Zazen's definitions, Eastern/Western angles, etc. The theory vs the practice, and various systems of meditation (mantra, breath, body/ mind, kundalini, modern takes, technology, meditating with apps). Since when is meditation a product to be sold? Subtracting the inessential... There will be guided practice and opportunities to guide each other. Lunch served on the terrace and afternoon break, work, or play. Guests are welcome to explore, participate, and relax at their leisure.
Friday, October 12 --
Our focus on day 3 is Hypnosis. We'll begin with a morning practice and brief talk. Breakfast, followed by examining hypnosis. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, demystifying and deconstructing the myths, the (missing) definitions of trance... Milton Erickson's approach, Freud and Jung's influences, stage hypnosis vs hypnotherapy, connections to meditation, hypnosis in advertising and culture, a brief history, practical and positive trances. There will be practicum of exercises: The Color Wheel and Metaphoric Two-Step. We'll discuss using scripts and prepared exercises. Students will work with and guide each other. Afternoon break; Feel free to work, or play. Guests are welcome to explore or relax.
Saturday, October 13 --
Past Life Regression
Our focus on day 4 is Past Life Regression. We'll begin the day with a morning practice, and a brief talk. Breakfast. Followed by "What is Past Life Regression?" How do we interpret the experiences? Regression Therapy and a brief history of the field from the 70’s through Dan's father's career to his practice in NYC today. Exploring reincarnation and past life memories, the nature and current scientific understanding of memory, clinical tales, archetypal journeys, Jungian psychology, Shamanic healing, psychedelic experiences, metaphysics, the tarot, astrology, other esoterica... Afternoon break. Guests are welcome to explore or relax. Practicum; students work with and guide each other.
Sunday, October 14 --
A brief morning practice and talk on the integration process. Breakfast. Closing temazcal ceremony on the land conducted by Arleta followed by banquet lunch with everyone who'd like to stay and has been on the ranchito for the week.
Join us for a day at a time or the whole experience. We look forward to seeing you.