It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry ‘where the fire and the
It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry ‘where the fire and the rose are one!’ (Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot)
“Sometimes within our individual self and within the self of our worn-out society, there is no answer to conflict. There is, however, a way to stand within the center of the opposing forces. Conflict creates tremendous energy. If we leave out judgement then that ‘energy’ can become a vibration of light. Not always just a single light but many lights, sending out a vibration that is LOVE!” — Caroline Carey
As human beings, we can exist on multiple planes of being; the one that we are usually most aware of, however, is the material world. By its nature, the material world is a place of duality – a place of opposites that we often experience as being in conflict with one another. Examples include light and dark, masculine and feminine, loyalty and betrayal, the seen and the unseen, to name but a few. The polarity between these opposites creates a fundamental tension at an evolutionary level that has the potential to be either profoundly destructive or powerfully generative and creative. The evidence of the destructive consequences of this tension lies all around us in the terrible scourges of war, inequality and conflict within and between individuals, groups and societies.
The medicine from your Mandorla workshop in Amsterdam is still working in me, it was a deep surprise to experience this work. I am still in the process of embodying what I learned that weekend into everyday choices and actions.The experience was so strong that I can easily recall it and tap into it’s vivid messages. Re-membering. Thank you again for this precious work! Vanessa
The key to transforming the destructive consequences of conflict into life-affirming outcomes lies in how we relate to the tension between opposites. When we can hold the tension within ourselves, bearing the pain, beauty and terror that this brings, we bring the two opposing elements together, creating a space in which the split between the two can be resolved. We call this space the ‘mandorla’ – a word derived from ‘almond’ in Italian, which refers to the almond shape created when two circles overlap. The mandorla also known as the ‘Vesica Piscis’ is the sacred space of our soul work; when we stand in this place, we have the ability to transform what once was a curse into powerful medicine for the soul. Its energy is that of the Father Mother Principle in the Divine Union, the Mother of all Forms and the Yin and Yang that has been known to us for decades.
During this workshop, we will use the tools of conscious dance, creativity and movement meditations to work with the Magic of Mandorla. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the conflicts in your life, looking at how they play out in your life and how they affect you by embodying the experience in the dance. With the support of the group and a constellation process held and guided by Caroline with the drum beat, you will enter the space of the mandorla, allowing it to work its magic upon you, bringing the riches of wisdom, new insights and powerful embodiment into your life.
The Magic of Mandorla Intensive with our lovely little group was a precious and privileged time for me. Thank you Caroline as always for holding this creative space with such gentle care, skill and grace. Gabrielle Cheung
Bookings: Two days £150. See payment system below.
“Magic of Mandorla, amazing and deep work with Caroline Carey. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who is studying to become a therapist or is one already but seeking the thread of connection in continuing your own development and work with your own process (which we so need when we work with others – right?). If you feel called to this work, then follow your intuition and go for it! I think it’s of excellent quality.” Suzan Lemont
29 (Saturday) 3:30 pm - 30 (Sunday) 9:00 pm GMT
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