A sacred Invitation from FOSTER & KRISTOS:
In addition to your intensive seminar and workshop time with Foster and Kristos:
• Experience Tzfat, or as it is sometimes spelled Safed. Tzfat is a beautiful town in the low mountains hills where the Kabbalah (a mystical Jewish text and teaching) was developed. Safed has always been an important city for the Jewish people and as the home of the Kabbalah is considered the most mystical city in all of Israel. Learn about one of the most famous Kabbalists, The Ari, as well as many well-known Rabbis of Safed from the centuries past like Rabbi Karo, Rabbi Cordovero and visit one of the city’s most important historical synagogues.
• Experience a fascinating walking tour visiting sites in the Old City. The “Old City” is also called Ir-Ha-Kodesh or the Holy City and is enclosed by a 40 foot high wall with the traditional eight gates including the Golden Gate and the Jaffa Gate. You also see the Jewish Quarter, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher amongst other sites.
• Experience the Western Wall (“Wailing Wall”) The “Wailing Wall” is the holiest of Jewish sites, a remnant of the city wall from the time of King Herod that once supported and enclosed the Temple Mount.
• The Dome of the Rock is the most recognizable architectural feature in Jerusalem and is a magnificent Islamic shrine to mark the spot the Prophet Mohamed ascended to Paradise. The “rock” above which the “Dome” is built is also of great significance because it is the stone on the top of the hill on which Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac. It is around this sacred historical and geological feature that Solomon built his temple. This area is referred to as the “Temple Mount” (Mount Moriah).
• See the area thought to be the “Holy of Holies” of Solomon’s Temple in which the Arc of the Covenant was once housed.
• Mt. of Olives, which offers a beautiful view of the Old City is the place from which, according to tradition, Jesus ascended to heaven. It was also an encampment site for Jewish pilgrims in ancient times.
• Mt. Zion and the Tomb of David will be seen.
• Be dazzled by the Dead Sea Scrolls and a dazzling all encompassing collection of archaeological finds from Israel, some over 6,000 years old. Fragments of every book of the Hebrew Bible (except the Book of Esther) were found in the Qumran caves, the most famous of the Dead Sea Scrolls sites, which you will be able to visit during your travel program. Remarkably, some of these ancient copies are identical to the traditional text of the Hebrew Bible that is used today.
• Culminate your special pilgrimage with Foster & Kristos by a visit to the spectacular Dead Sea. Lying in the heart of the Great Rift some 430meters below sea level, the majestic Dead Sea is has been known as one of nature’s power places® of healing qualities for thousands of years. The sea is rich in precious minerals such as potassium bromide and magnesium. On its shores, broad deposits of the Dead Sea mud, rich with sulfur and many other minerals are known for their healing and rejuvenating qualities.
• Plus much more!
[su_heading style=”1″ size=”18″ ]Itinerary[/su_heading]
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Arrive on your own into Ben Gurion International Airport. Transfer to your hotel in the Safed area to meet your tour manager and guide, Foster and Kristos, and the rest of your group at the hotel. Orientation, welcome and seminar gathering with Foster and Kristos.* (Let Power Places® know if you would like details on how to join the group transfer from the airport to the hotel.)
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Today experience a fascinating walking tour of Safed, The City of Kabbalah. Safed has always been an important city for the Jewish people and as home of the Kabbalah is considered the most mystical city in all of Israel. Hear the fascinating stories of the Safed Kabbalists, visit the ancient synagogues, Kabbalah sites and spiritual art galleries. We will tour Kabbalah sites in Galilee and ancient Kabbalist gravesites.
This evening participate in Kabbalistic meditations and music with Kristos.
[su_spoiler title=”Day 3/April 28″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Seminar today. Later follow in the footsteps of the Holy Zohar. Visit Peqi’in in Western Galilee, Meron and the Cave of Idra.[/su_spoiler]
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Experience a Kabbalah art presentation as we visit Tiberius and vicinity. Continue with a tour of Tiberius with explanations about Rabbi Akiva and Maimonides. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes followed by a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Meeting with Foster and Kristos. [/su_spoiler]
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Today we travel to Nazareth where we will visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Our final destination today is the Dead Sea where you will check into your hotel.
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Seminar with Foster & Kristos. Enjoy the rest of the day soaking in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, relaxing at the hotel or journaling.
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This morning visit the Qumran caves in the city of the Essens where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Stop in “Kasr el Hahud” for baptism ceremony.
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Travel to Jerusalem. Full day touring to experience the Mount of Olives – from which, according to tradition, Jesus ascended to heaven, the Old City, the Wailing Wall – the holiest of Jewish sites, the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Meeting.[/su_spoiler]
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Meeting today. Travel to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David.
Later depart for Bethlehem, where you will visit the Shepherds’ Field, the Church of the Nativity, St. Jerome’s Chapel and St. Catherine’s Church.
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Final gathering and meeting. Then visit the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Afternoon free. Final celebration dinner.
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Your pilgrimage ends today, however, the potent experiences you have had with Foster and Kristos on this transformational journey will long be cherished and remembered! (Check-out is at 12 noon. Let Power Places® know if you would like details on how to join the group transfer from the hotel to the airport.)
[su_label style=”important”]*Note:[/su_label] Itinerary, including the order of the siteseeing, subject to change.
[su_heading style=”1″ size=”18″]YOUR FACILITATORS[/su_heading]
Foster Perry has travelled the world studying, teaching and practicing the joy of self-healing for more than 20 years. After graduating from Georgetown University, he moved to New York City to study art, design and psychology. It was there that his life reached a turning point when he was struck by lightning. This event served as Foster’s calling, compelling him to leave his life, his family, and his friends and embark on a life long study of spiritual traditions and practices around the world. Foster studied ritual, ceremony and healing with Shamans in the southwestern United States and South America. He now synthesizes his extensive knowledge of Native American, South American, Asian and European healing traditions with spiritual practices into what has come to be known as Hummingbird Medicine, a transformative teaching modality. Hummingbird Medicine aids the participants in healing their wounds, and releasing their fears, freeing them to experience again their love, their life, and their divine joy. Foster works as a ceremonial leader, workshop facilitator, author and recording artist and his Hummingbird Healing Technique has earned him respect around the world.
Kristos Tsompanelis was born in 1968 in Germany of Greek parentage. From the beginning he was aware of his psychic abilities, namely Aura-seeing, the ability to communicate with the deceased, and even move objects.
He has been involved in the basics of medical science, naturopathy and alternative medicine for a long time. Several years ago, he was led by certain teachers to go back to his Seeing abilities, to give workshops, lectures, and write for several magazines.
As well as being a musician with interests in world music, he has started composing and has produced commercial music. He has been working for 10 years in spiritual development, teaching seminars, working with homeopathy, other teachers, artists, and doctors as a medical clairvoyant.
Kristos worked for years in the spiritual / world music scene as well as being a holistic therapist throughout the world.
[su_spoiler title=”TOUR CONDITIONS” open=”no” style=”2″]
I. WHAT’S INCLUDED: $7,999 per person includes meet and greet at Ben Gurion Airport for the group transfer transfer to your hotel in Safed, hotel accommodations (double occupancy) in deluxe and tourist class hotels, hotel taxes and service charges, breakfast daily, 4 dinners including a special celebration dinner on the final night, transportation within Israel on first class air-conditoned buses, private boat ride on The Sea of Galilee, extensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary, experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking Israeli guide sensitive to the spiritual focus of this group, entrance fees to the sites visited, tour manager from Power Places® Tours, special intensive seminars, meditations and healing experiences with Foster & Krisotos, and more. Price is per person based on two people sharing a room. For a single room, if available, add $1,199. (Costs quoted are for groups of minimum 10 passengers.)
NOTE CONCERNING ROOMMATES: Please let us know if you would like us to match you with a roommate. While we cannot guarantee that we can find you a roommate, we usually are successful in doing so. In the event we are unable to find a roommate for you, you will be required to pay the single supplement cost.
II. NOT INCLUDED: Visa and passport fees where required, airline baggage fees, meals not mentioned above, optional tours; foreign cities’ and countries’ departure taxes; airport/airline/government taxes, fees, fuel and other surcharges, tips to guides, and items of a personal nature such as laundry and beverages, air deviation fees for travel on other than group departure or return dates, where allowed by airlines (minimum $125 fee; the airline may also charge an additional fee of $100 or more), plus change fee where applicable ($100 per change made within 45 days of departure, where changes are possible), and other items not included above.
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