plus other leading transformational teachers
[su_heading style=”1″]Program Purpose[/su_heading]
This promises to be a very exciting event. We deliberately picked this ancient land and enchanting resort as they imbue a consciousness that is conducive to sharing thoughts and experiences on spiritual evolution and healing, both personal and planetary, as we explore “Life, Death and Beyond” – A Healing Journey.
Historically, the island is one of Earth’s most powerful mystic places. The sun-kissed island of Crete, famous for sparkling waters and shimmering sandy beaches, is the home of the ancient 5000-year-old Minoan civilization. The entire island is alive with the energy of this mystical culture. In the artwork the Minoans left, we see a lust for life, a childlike freshness of feeling, and a recognition and celebration of an omnipresent deity. Their burial practices show a recognition of the afterlife and reincarnation. The ancient spiritual tradition of Crete gave profound recognition to the “Otherworld” and the “Otherlife.”
At this conference you will meet with experts on what to expect on the other side of physical existence. A diverse range of topics will be explored including: near-death experiences, what happens after death and where do we go, the spirit world and healing, grief and deep loss, discovering your past lives, developing your intuitive ability, plus much more!
This unique seminar will bring insights, experiential techniques and cutting edge information that will heal and free you. The synergy and healing generated from this shared experience will extend far beyond your participation this week. It will be a point in time and space from which innate wisdom, healing, and inspiration will be powerfully triggered in your own body, mind and spirit as you are nestled in this protected power place known as Crete. Join leading transformational teachers for this special travel program with Crete’s mystical energy providing a powerful catalyst for your own personal learning and healing.
The program site is on the shore of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea with the sacred mountains of Crete behind us. The deep, spiritual energy of these special places can be felt throughout your extraordinary stay here. The spectacular beachfront 5* resort hotel where this travel program takes place is perfectly integrated in the natural environment and is conducive to relaxation, rejuvenation, contemplation and fun. The food is truly amazing and a gourmet’s delight including local cheeses, olives and wines. Luxuriate in the full European spa. Other amenities include massage, outdoor pools, water sports center, plus more.
[su_heading style=”1″]Program Format[/su_heading]
There will be presentations, many of them experiential, all of them informative. There will also be meetings interspersed with experiential visits to local power places® and ancient sites.
The days spent at your spectacularly situated ocean front resort will be a collage of inspiring presentations with leading transformational teachers, round table discussions and dialogue, and meditations and prayer in the powerful presence of nature and “Gaia,” as the ancient people of Crete called Mother Earth.
Some speakers will be offering optional individual healing sessions during this conference. This is a golden opportunity for one-on-one consultations that can be truly transformational.
There is free time throughout the event to enjoy your fabulous oceanfront 5* resort hotel, explore the small local villages, go for walks and hikes, or relax. Magical Crete with its special mystical energy provides the perfect environment for this conference.
[su_spoiler title=”Day 1 , October 7″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Departure from the U.S., currently scheduled from New York. (Flights from other places in the U.S. connect with the flight from New York.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 2 , October 8″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Arrival into Athens, Greece, and transfer to the short flight to Crete. Arrive in Crete and check into your 5* beach side resort. Time to rest up and relax. (Land Only Participants: Your travel program/conference begins at the 5* hotel with 2pm check-in.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 3 , October 9″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Orientations, introductions, and opening gathering.* After a long lunch break, the conference resumes with more presentations from your expert speakers.[/su_spoiler]
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Today experience a sightseeing visit with guided tour to the ancient Minoan palace and ceremonial center of Malia. Feel the energies still very much present today. The tour takes you past the old windmills of the famous Lassithi Plateau on the way to Mt. Dikti (the awe-inspiring cave where legend has it that Zeus was born). Also today see a lovely Greek Orthodox monastery and chapel where a famous painting of the Virgin Mary is purported to have special healing powers.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 5 , October 11″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Meetings and experiential presentations in the morning and afternoon with a long mid-day break to enjoy your wonderful 5* hotel and all its amenities.[/su_spoiler]
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Full day of sightseeing. Today travel to the two most important sites in Crete, Knossos and Phaestos, plus more. At Knossos experience the main ceremonial center and the palace of King Minos. During your tour see examples of the advanced architecture, marvel at the ancients’ understanding of mathematics, and be inspired by examples of their sacred art that is totally unique in the world. View the original labyrinth, home of the famed Minotaur. Walk through the rooms and terraces that still whisper the magical tales of the ancient Minoans. Be touched by their love of life and joy of living that is still palpable at this site. Also included today is the ancient site of Gortyn, famous for the “Law Code of Gortyn“, large 6th century B.C. tablets of stone built into a wall and one of the first examples of laws ever written down and now the oldest example still in existence.
There will be a rest stop at the famous beach of Matala, with its numerous man-made caves carved in the steep hillside. Also today experience the ceremonial center and Minoan Palace of important Phaestos, home to the one-of-a-kind Phaistos Disc. The Disc has an inscription written in a spiral on both sides in hieroglyphics that have never been decoded to this day!
[su_spoiler title=”Day 7 , October 13″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Meeting and presentations in the morning. In your free time enjoy your relaxing resort 5* hotel, indulge in retail therapy (shopping) or just relax and soak in the mesmerizing ambiance.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 8 , October 14″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Those not able to stay for the exciting optional extension tour to the mystic and beautiful sites of Greece and the Greek Isles, fly from Crete to Athens today to connect to your return flight to the U.S. arriving the same day. Those on the extension travel to Delphi today (see extension itinerary).[/su_spoiler]
*Note: Meetings and presentations will take place throughout this program. Exact conference schedule and presentations will be provided with your final travel documents.
*Note: Itinerary subject to change.
*Note: Itinerary, including the order of the sightseeing, subject to change. Itinerary property of Power Places® Tours, Inc. 2013
Athens, Delphi, Greek isle of Mykonos
Oct. 14 -21, 2013
Greece is a place of unsurpassed beauty, both natural and man-made. Only the glimmering monuments built by the ancient Greeks to honor their gods rival the splendor of the land and sea.
The Greeks of old felt that the gods would inhabit the temples they fashioned for them if they built the temples beautiful enough to be worthy of and hence attract the gods. That is why their temples are often so stunning in their grace and beauty. On this tour you not only admire the loveliness of Greece and its monuments, in addition you may experience the power and energy of the gods to whom these monuments were dedicated. Perhaps the gods are still there, but regardless, you can experience their divine power and heavenly qualities at these historic sites. Athena, for example, to whom the famed Parthenon was dedicated, is the goddess of truth and of the female aspect of the warrior power to protect the truth. Continue your healing journey to experience more of ancient Greece’s spectacular sites and enjoy its modern day charm!
[su_spoiler title=”Day 1 ” open=”yes” style=”2″]Fly from Crete to Athens, and drive to Delphi where you overnight.[/su_spoiler]
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Today tour Delphi, home of the ancient oracle and the most famous of Greece’s oracle sites. Delphi is one of the most spectacular mystical sites in the world. At Delphi, a seeress was suspended from a metal tripod over psychoactive vapors arising through an opening underneath her. Attendants deciphered the future from her inspired prophecy. Academe itself, the Western institution of higher learning, arose from a prophecy issued here.
Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims traversing their way through the holy sites of this place of power, inspiration, purification and rejuvenation. Here you will see the magnificent Temple of Apollo, located in a spectacular mountain setting. Also experience the nourishing and healing energies still present at theTemple to Athena Pronea, the temple dedicated to protecting women, especially during childbirth. The powerful primal essence of the purifying springs of Castellan will also take your breath away. There will be time for meditation to experience the very special qualities of this site. Also nearby see the site of what was Trophonius, where visitants sought knowledge of the future in a sobering delirium induced in a dark cavern deep underground.
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Drive from Delphi to a port in Athens where you take a boat ride to Mykonos, with its fine sandy beaches, picturesque whitewashed cuboid houses, and windmills scattered throughout the landscape.
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Take a boat to the sacred island of Delos, the most important ceremonial center in ancient Greek civilization. On this island were celebrated the cycles of the sun (Apollo) and the moon (Artemis) in yearly festivals.
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Free day in Mykonos.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 6 ” open=”yes” style=”2″] In the morning take a ferry ride sailing the seas to Athens. Check into your deluxe 5* hotel.[/su_spoiler]
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An easy paced delightful walking tour of historical sites including the Temple of Zeus, which according to Aristotle rivaled the Pyramids in its grandeur. Also see the Acropolis and Parthenon, the spectacular ruins from the Golden Age of Greece. Visit the Plaka, known for its great shopping and traditional tavernas, charming sidewalk cafes and the ambiance of a traditional Greek neighborhood.
[su_spoiler title=”Day 8 ” open=”yes” style=”2″]Say good-bye to gorgeous Greece as you depart for the U.S. in the morning returning the same day. (International land-only participants program ends today.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_heading style=”1″]Your Facilitators[/su_heading]
EBEN ALEXANDER III MD has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Over those years he has personally dealt with hundreds of patients suffering from severe alterations in their level of consciousness. Many of those patients were rendered comatose by trauma, brain tumors, ruptured aneurysms, infections, or stroke. In his academic career he has authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit.
In the predawn hours of November 10, 2008, he was driven into coma by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause. He spent a week in coma on a ventilator, his prospects for survival diminishing rapidly. On the seventh day, to the surprise of everyone, he started to awaken. Memories of his life had been completely deleted inside of the coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm – more real than this earthly one! His experience clearly revealed that we are conscious in spite of our brain – that, in fact, consciousness is at the root of all existence.
His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness. It will have a major effect on how we view spirituality, soul and the non-material realm. In analyzing his experience, including the scientific possibilities and grand implications, he envisions a more complete reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a natural product.
He has been blessed with a complete recovery and shares his most powerful, life-changing story in his book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, where it has remained for now over three months.
Suzanne Giesemann is a retired U.S. Navy Commander who served as a commanding officer, as special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, and as the aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11. Her military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. In her career, Suzanne flew on Air Force One, met with kings and queens, and helped depose a dictator, but nothing prepared her for her current line of work. A family tragedy in 2006 led Suzanne to discover abilities she was not aware of and brought about an unexpected career change. Today former-commander Giesemann is an author and presenter in the field of spirituality and self-empowerment.
Suzanne captivates audiences as she shows the path to “Love-Centered Living.” She addresses questions about the purpose of life, the nature of reality, and attuning to higher consciousness, including connecting with loved ones who have passed on. In her books, workshops, and presentations, she shares universal spiritual truths and ancient spiritual wisdom blended with modern discoveries in science and consciousness. She backs up her teachings with verifiable evidence received during hundreds of one-on-one sessions with clients, bringing unparalleled integrity and heartfelt emotion to her work.
Suzanne’s books include her memoir, “Messages of Hope,” featured in a documentary by the same name; “The Priest and the Medium”; “Conquer Your Cravings”; “It’s Your Boat Too, and Living a Dream”; “Love Beyond Words”; and “The Real Alzheimer’s: A Guide for Caregivers That Tells It Like It Is.” She has co-authored two books with internationally acclaimed intuitive Janet Nohavec.
Donna Visocky: HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN? In August of 2003, attending a Compassionate Friends meeting when a woman came up to her after the meeting and said “Your daughter was standing behind you all night long and she is a beautiful girl.” And so began a journey that really started with the death of Donna’s 21 year-old daughter Kristi in a car accident just two months earlier.
It took a month for Donna to get up the nerve to make an appointment with the “Angel Reader” but go she did, driven by an agonizing desire to reconnect with her daughter. Not only did Debra Becker, this very special Angel Reader, help her connect with Kristi, but she also introduced Donna to the angels and an entire new dimension of spirituality.
Always open to new ideas and aware that there was more to life than what we know, Donna read book after book, looking for answers, looking for spirit, looking for peace. Inspired by what she learned, as well as the stories of everyday people, Donna felt compelled to share these messages. And so was born, BellaSpark Productions, dedicated to bringing many of the world’s top spiritual and motivational speakers and authors to northern Colorado. Helping people explore the stories, share them, and in the process, open our hearts and our minds to the messages of hope, love, wisdom and inspiration. As Donna puts it, “We are all lightworkers and we all have a story to tell.”
Sarina Baptista is a psychic medium, mentor, author and speaker. Her clients include adults and children from all areas of the world, including Australia and India. Her purpose is to connect us to our angels, guides and loved ones, and teach us how to access this information on our own. She discovered her gifts through her own tragedy – the passing of her seven-year-old son in March 2007. She learned her son did not really die. He was still very close, leading her to her incredible mediumship gifts.
She has created several mediumship training programs, including one on one mediumship mentoring, long distance training, workshops and webinars to train others to connect with the other side. She holds monthly live events and development workshops demonstrating how we are all connected. Sarina is also the resident psychic for Clear Channel’s Big Country 97.9FM in Northern Colorado and is featured on their Psychic Thursday segments.
Sarina’s book about her journey, “A Bridge to Healing: J.T.’s Story — A Mother’s Grief Journey and Return to Hope,” is available now through all major booksellers. Sarina Baptista is the Bridge to Healing, connecting heart and soul.
Karen Newell is co-founder of Sacred AcousticsTM, a company that creates brain entrainment audio meditations combining digital harmonic frequencies, sacred instruments, sounds of nature and human vocals in order to access deep states of consciousness.
Karen has explored many forms of acoustic enhancement used for attaining altered states of awareness. In 2010, she met the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, a mechanical and electrical engineer. Through mutual inspiration and desire for deeper exploration, they began to create unique combinations of digital tones and sound effects for their personal use. Using measurements from a portable EEG device, and through trial and error, they discovered frequency sets and resonance patterns that greatly enhanced their meditation experiences. Eventually, they began to realize others could benefit from these recordings.
As a life-long seeker of discovering the truth of humanity’s past, Karen has amassed a vast library of information on alternative sources of history and our existence. Underlying the drive to create audio meditations is this passion for recovering ancient knowledge by energetically connecting with sacred sites and structures. Data found at such locations acts as inspiration for the recordings, including acoustic qualities, sacred geometry, astronomical alignments, petroglyphs and other information.
As humans, when we interact with these energies, a natural alignment to our true nature occurs. We begin to remember who we are. Sacred Acoustics is committed to continued innovations in developing sound technology and other forms of consciousness enhancement to its furthest potential.
Ann Frances Ellis, Ph.D., feels she has been guided all along the way to write “Revelations of Profound Love”. It is based on her doctoral dissertation, which examined 478 near-death experiences to learn about the love reported so often by those who returned from heaven. She concluded that seven primary themes emerged from their reports: “We don’t die, The nature of profound love is greater than we ever imagined, Profound love has higher qualities, Profound love emanates from many sources, We are all one and love is our essence, There is a reason and purpose for everything, In life, love is most important.”
She also compared what near-death experiencers reported with the texts, primary and secondary, of three world religions. She was able to find evidence of all the above conclusions within each religion. She believes it is likely that every world religion has realized these truths.
She has degrees in Mathematics (B.A.), Computer Science (M.S.), Divinity (M. Div.), and Religious Studies/Comparative Religion (Ph.D.). She is a licensed minister.
Her first career was as computer systems programmer/database system researcher/data communications network manager for the U.S. Navy. Her second career was as a hospital/hospice chaplain. Her third career is as author/owner of Trail of Hope Publishing.