Tracking the Soul With An Astrology of Consciousness
with Joe Landwehr
(assisted by Nia Kalhoff & Sara Firman)
at HeartHaven Retreat
near Willow Springs, MO
Tracking the Soul is an experiential workshop, integrating the exquisite spiritual psychology of the seven chakras with an intimately personal, image-based approach to astrology called astropoetics. The workshop will bring the provocative theory of the astrochakra system into real life application in relation to core issues brought by participants.
Limited to 12 participants, the workshop will provide each participant with ample opportunity to be the loving center of group attention, while allowing plenty of alone time for integration. To supplement our group work, there will be an opportunity for individual crystal healings and daily yoga classes oriented around chakra work.
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Included with this workshop are three preparatory lessons, designed to teach the basic astrology necessary to get the most value from the 3-day experience of the workshop itself. Each lesson will be customized for each student, based on their current level of familiarity and experience with astrology and the chakra system. Each will include a homework assignment, and a follow-up 90-minute phone (or Skype) consultation.
Lesson One will cover the chakra system, a psycho-spiritual adjunct to astrology, great for understanding how consciousness is being channeled through life experience.
Lesson Two will cover basic astrology, as it applies to the chakra system, and specifically as it applies to each student’s chart. This lesson will necessarily be customized to meet each student at their current level of knowledge.
Lesson Three will help each participant identify core issues in their birthchart, determine which issue will be the focus of the workshop, and work out the relevant time frame for tracking the soul story related to the outworking of this issue in real life.
The workshop itself will be our opportunity to share these soul stories, and learn from them and from each other.
In addition to the course fee, there will be an accommodation fee of $135 per participant for 3 nights shared lodging and 3 healthy vegetarian meals a day - payable upon arrival at the workshop.
All workshop participants will receive a free copy of Tracking the Soul (a $25 value). An optional 90-minute follow-up phone consultation will be available for $90 (normally, $150-$250). At these follow-up sessions, you can ask any questions you wish that arise from the workshop, in relation to theory or your own chart or both.
Optional private crystal healing sessions will be available with Nia for $45, and are recommended to help release and balance energies related to core issues triggered during the workshop.
The nearest airports to HeartHaven are Springfield-Branson Regional (2 hours), Branson (2 hours) and Lambert-St Louis International (3.5 hours). Carpooling may be possible. Directions to HeartHaven will be given upon registration.
You should plan to arrive at Hearthaven by 4 PM Friday, November 13 to get settled in. Dinner will be served at 6 PM, followed by a short opening session from 7-9 PM. The program will finish by 12 Noon on Tuesday, November 17.
The workshop will be limited to 12 people in order to allow maximum participation and ample time to focus exclusively on each participant’s chart. Please book soon to ensure your place and receive the advance lessons.
Joe Landwehr is an astrologer of 40+ years experience, seeking in his work to integrate astrology, spiritual psychology and ancient wisdom teachings. In addition to Tracking the Soul, he is the author of The Seven Gates of Soul: Reclaiming the Poetry of Everyday Life - a critically acclaimed 6000-year history of ideas about the soul, Astrology and the Archetypal Power of Numbers, Part One - an exploration of Pythagorean number theory and our collective spiritual evolution.
Joe is also Director of The Astropoetic School of Soul-Discovery, an individualized correspondence course and series of workshops built around the correlation of astrological cycles with life experience. In addition to astrology, he brings a background in yogic philosophy, Jungian psychology, and Native American teachings to his work.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.
Throughout the workshop, Nia and Sara will help us to ground our insights in our bodies, and help us to remember that soul and body are mirror images of each other. An outline of Nia's approach to be further explored in the workshop can be read here. Read about moving energy through the chakras, including a simple kriya you can practice before the workshop, from Sara here.
HeartHaven Ananda Hrdaya Mata, is a meditation center and contemplative community located in the Ozarks, an area of ancient forested hills full of wildlife and medicinal plants beside Indian Creek. Accommodation will be dormitory-style with shared bathroom. Hearthaven is smoke, drug, and alcohol free as well as vegetarian. Wholesome and delicious vegetarian meals are included in the rate of $45/night. Website
Tracking the Soul With An Astrology of Consciousness outlines a complete system of spiritual psychology based on an integration of astrology and the chakra system. The chakra system allows us to observe how consciously or unconsciously we are approaching any life experience. Astrology enables us to apply that awareness to identifiable life issues with a sense of timing. Together, the combination – which I call the astro-chakra system – empowers us to address our issues with maximum clarity and clear intent toward growth.
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Video interview of Joe Landwehr by Pamela Morse (2012) - View Here.
Audio discussion (2012, ~25 mins) - hover over and click play arrow below.