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Charles Eisenstein


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Charles Eisenstein

June 15, 2019
1:00 to 4:00 pm

The Ice House
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

(Registration: $45)

Flipping the Script on Climate Change

What is the biggest threat to humanity and the planet today? Charles Eisenstein presents a radical take on this question that subverts both the dominant narrative of global warming, as well as the narrative of the skeptics. Moving beyond the conventional framing of the ecological crisis, he recasts it through the "Living Earth" paradigm, opening the door to a deeper ecological consciousness that is part of humanity's initiation into a new role on Earth.

About Charles:

Born in 1967 as a very sensitive, intellectual, and dreamy child, Charles Eisenstein was always consumed by questions like, “Where did I come from?”, ”Why am I here?”, “Where am I going?” so of course, embedded as I was in a culture that sees science and reason as the source of truth, he tried to “figure out” the answers. Graduated from Yale University with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy.

He went to Taiwan, learned Chinese, and worked as a translator and spent most of his 20s there, educating hisself broadly in Eastern spiritual traditions. I also read voraciously: books on health, nutrition, globalization, spirituality, physics, and biology. Translation led to other business opportunities, and I became familiar with this dimension of the human experience.

In his late 20s he entered what was to be a long period of intensifying crisis: “It started when all my professional work became intolerable. It became excruciating to do work I didn’t care about. Even though a million reasons told me why it was irresponsible, impractical, and foolish to quit, I eventually could not make myself do it anymore. An irrepressible feeling, “I am not here to be doing this!” took control of my life. So I entered a long period of searching. I did a yoga teacher training and discovered I definitely didn’t want to teach yoga. I taught at Penn State University in a very marginal position – my official job title was “temporary employee type 2” – and reaffirmed my aversion to academia. And I stayed at home a lot taking care of our little boys.”

“Then one day the big questions in my life were answered at once, when the answer to my question crystallized inside me. As often happens with such questions, the answer was bigger than the question. It dissolved its premises and began reordering my world. I spent the next four years pouring my heart and soul into a book, The Ascent of Humanity, that lays out what crystallized that day.”

About His Books:

“Sometimes people ask me which of my four books they should read first. Usually I suggest the most recent, The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, because it offers a more highly distilled exposition of our society's transition in its deep stories. Sacred Economics explores the transition as it applies to the world of money, economy, and gift. It has a lot of actual economics along with material on the psychospiritual dimensions of money. It starts with the question, "Why does money seem to be a force for injustice and destruction? After all, it is just a system of agreements, a story." And, "What would a new story, a new system of agreements look like that were aligned with a healing planet?"

The Ascent of Humanity was where I first articulated the idea of a tide of separation generating a convergence of crises that is giving birth to a new age. It traces multiple crises -- ecological, medical, educational, political, and more -- to a common origin. It was the culmination of a lifelong quest to answer the question, "What is the origin of the wrongness?" by which I meant the wrongness that seems to have permeated every institution of modern civilization. As often happens with such questions, the answer transcended the question.”

Penny Kelly

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Penny Kelly

July 6, 2019
12:30 to 3:00 pm

The Ice House
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

(Registration: $45)

Trump, the Catastrophe Cycle, and the Imperative for Developing Consciousness

Are we entering a grand solar minimum? Is the climate getting hotter, or are we entering an ice age? Are we facing a magnetic pole reversal? What is all the talk about the 'solar flash,' also known as the sun's micro-nova? These are big questions affecting our future, yet they are coming to us at a time when everyone in our country is distracted by Trump and the chaos taking place in our government. What does this governmental chaos say about us and human consciousness? What is the real fight, why is 80% of it hidden, and what is at stake here in these United States? How is the situation in our government tangled in an extraordinary synthesis of scientific information highlighting how global warming, the ice age, magnetic pole reversal, and the sun's nova cycle fit together? We are at a fork on the road to eternity and the only real option is to develop consciousness. How do we do that and in what ways would our perception change? How long would it take to make this change and how would the reality around us be different? Join us for an powerful look at our solar system, our planet, our future, and the great need to raise and expand consciousness. You will come away with a deep understanding of many of the ancient stories and prophecies, as well as how to move forward in the face of massive change.

Penny Kelly is an author, teacher, speaker, publisher, personal and spiritual consultant, and Naturopathic physician. She travels, lectures, and teaches a variety of classes and workshops, and maintains a large consulting practice. She has been involved in scientific research and investigations into consciousness at Pinelandia Laboratory near Ann Arbor, MI.

Gregg Braden

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Gregg Braden

August 17, 2019
9:30 am to 5 pm

Star Theatre
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

(Registration: $95)



Recent advances in robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, are blurring the boundary between pure human and human / machine hybrids. For the first time since we mysteriously appeard on earth 200,000 years ago, we are forced to make a choice that sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie—the choice to either preserve the unique characteristics that give us our humanness, or to give in to the temptation of power and efficiency made possible by human / machine hybrids. Beyond these two choices, however, new discoveries revealing a deeper human potential tell us there is another option.

A growing body of scientific evidence has overturned 150 years of thinking when it comes to our origin, capabilities and, perhaps most importantly, our potential. The bottom line: Modern humans appeared on earth 200,000 years ago with the extraordinary abilities offered by artificial intelligence, and more, already in place rather than developing these abilities slowly and gradually over a long period of time.

These discoveries reveal the third choice for human evolution—to develop and maximize the potential that’s been with us from the time of our origin. It’s this pure and uniquely human potential that reveals the deepest truths of our existence and exceeds the capabilities of chip implants and robotic bodies.

Highlights Of This Program Include:
  • The ancient DNA evidence that overturns+ 150 years of mainstream thinking when it comes to our origin, and the role of evolution in our lives.
  • Paradigm-shifting discoveries currently not shared in the mainstream—discoveries that catapult us beyond the conventional thinking when it comes to our potential to create extraordinary states of physical and emotional health and healing.
  • Time-tested and easy-to-use techniques to: *Access advanced brain states and super-human potentials. *Harmonize the heart and brain to evoke advanced states of consciousness and deep intuition On-Demand.
  • Optimize your longevity response, immune response and physical / emotional resilience response to the growing demands of life extremes.
We owe it to ourselves to embrace the new evidence, the story it tells, and the healing that it can bring to our lives. For the first time in the history of science, we’re writing a new human story that gives us new reasons to think of ourselves in a new, empowered and evolutionary light. When new discoveries prove that the existing human story is no longer based in fact, it’s time to change the story. This simple truth is at the heart of "Bones, Blood and Artificial Intelligence".

Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, researcher, educator, lecturer and internationally renowned as a pioneer bridging modern science, ancient wisdom, and human potential.

From 1979 to 1990 Gregg worked as a problem solver during times of crisis for Fortune 500 companies including Cisco Systems and Martin Marietta Aerospace. He continues problem-solving today as he merges modern science and the wisdom of our past to reveal real-world solutions to the issues that challenge our lives. His research has led to 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages.

Gregg has presented his discoveries in over 30 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies and the U. S. military. The United Kingdom’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 5th consecutive year, and he is a 2019 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Website: greggbraden.com

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