The Center of Light - Trainings and Therapies
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies, provides training in the art of sound healing as a therapeutic practice, studies and in depth experiential practice through its shamanic Earth Mysteries School, personal workshops incorporating esoteric studies and meditation practices with the deeply moving and transformative power of Sacred Sound Transmissions, and private healing therapies utilizing Sacred Sound, spiritual counseling, and shamanic practice.
Our workshops and individual therapies and studies are designed to draw us to our own innate wisdom and personal power, develop intuitive guidance and authenticity, deepening relationship with that we hold as sacred, awakening the core of our being, and enlivening us to pursue our personal destiny.
We are located in Ascutney, Vermont, amidst the rich tapestries and beauty of the Green Mountains. The Center is a non-residential study and therapeutic center. We are situated on pristine land which incorporates deciduous and evergreen forests, meadows, a peaceful river, falls, springs, and gorge. We often incorporate work with the beauty and power of the Earth, and the elements of the Earth, in our programs. Utilizing the power of Sacred Sound as a vehicle for transformational exploration, we come into personal attunements, and initiations into the Great Mystery.
Zacciah Blackburn Director of the Center, and our primary program facilitator has created a 3 year program of studies in therapeutic sound healing, and offers in depth programs to cultivate awareness of, and right relationship with, the living Earth and Cosmos, Earth Healing services, and esoteric studies into the nature of who we are, as illuminated beings, with special focus on the integrative nature of our current cycle of human development. His bio is here. What is Sacred sound? Sacred sound is one way of defining the nature of whom we are as vibrational beings. Sound is the nature of Creation, as spoken through so many cultures, from Aboriginal to Biblical to Hindu. When we attune to our own sacred nature, and voice this in resonance with clarity and trust, we come into contact with our very essence. Zacciah uses sound coupled with sacred intention to invoke the essence of higher being. This allows us each to enter more readily into a Sacred Space, more ready to explore the deeper nature of ourselves, and relationship to that which we personally hold as Sacred. Integrating esoteric practices of shamanic and alchemical traditions, Zacciah creates the groundwork which assists us in walking through a rich tapestry of unfolding experiential insights into our essence. He also works with Sacred Earth Sites, assisting us through ceremony and simple practices, to attune to earth energies and essences, again to deepen relationship, and awaken personal revelation of the Nature of Place. Sacred Sound has the power to move us beyond all normal realms of perception, of understanding, and comprehension. It has the ability to synchronize us with the mystical attributes of the Great Creation, the Here and Now, with the ebb and flow of Earth and Heaven. It can allow us to enter the Great Mystery with direct perception, bypassing the common cognitive method of experiencing and understanding, entering the Gnosis, knowing by experiencing.
It is Sacred Sound which then instills us with wonder at the Mystery and Beauty of All That Is, experiencing the Vastness and Oneness of which we are a part. It can part the veils of perception, that we might see, feel, and understand the Cosmos, its Wholeness, and our place in it.
Sacred Sound also holds the potency of Creation, able to mold and form that we hold with pure intention, into a greater visceral knowing, with the ability to emerge into creative manifestation in our lives, and world.
With tenderness, knowing, humor, warmth, and efficacy, Zacciah guides us into this place of Wonder and embracing who we are.