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High Tantra, Meeting Our Beloved  HIGH   TANTRA
 Meeting Our Beloved

High Tantra, Meeting our Beloved, in Yucatan
Magdalene, High Tantra, Meeting Our BelovedMeeting Our Beloved
An 8 Day Retreat, into
Sacred Relation, High Spiritual Tantra, and
Embodying our True Divinity
April 14-21, 2012
, Mexico
On the Ocean, Yucatan Peninsula

Utilizing ancient mystical practices and
sacred sound transmissions to enter realized states of
Being, deep intimacy, and relation to all we hold as Divine.

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The times are ready for us to do this work.
It is all part of this Great Transformation we are undergoing.
This work is explicitly intended to assist us in cultivating a new world of understanding, and being.
Those who have participated have found that unexpected levels of attainment, understanding, and healing often occur.

the wheel of life, high tantra
Heruka and consort, Tibetan High Tantra
Opposite, Vajra Yogini

Isis and Horus
Egyptian High Tantra
Isis with Horus
Opposite, Sekhmet with Horus

Magdalene, the egg of Life
Magdalene, with the Egg of Creation

High Tantra at Retiro Maya, Tulum, Mexico, on the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula
Beachside, at Tulum, view from a cottage

Shiva Shakti, sacred union and tantraSince ancient times, the exploration of intimacy and sexuality have been part of our spirituality.  It is understood to be part of our cycle of birth, growth, and life.  The deepest mysteries of Creation are contained within the mystical understanding of the coupling of Sacred Masculine and Feminine energies in perfect union, at all levels of Creation, from cellular, to macrocosmic.   In Western civilization, we have lost contact with the depth of possibilities available to us through spiritual, sexual, intimacy.  While there has been a rebirthing of this knowledge in recent decades, the breadth and depth of its potential are rarely understood, and, not nearly complete.

This workshop will explore, in explicit terms, the nature of our own Divinity, the nature of our relationship to that we each hold as Divine, and the pathways of deepening intimacy in relationship with another through understanding the sacred pathways of energy and consciousness which intertwine beRed Yogini, Sacred Tantratween us.  There will be especial attention drawn to little known or understood teachings of how we can merge into the infinite pool of intimacy between us and our Beloved through these inherent sexual pathways.

These teachings are based upon ancient practices, some of which can be found in Yogic, Tibetan,and other texts and oral traditions.  However, the vast majority of teachings are passed directly through the lineage traditions of Egyptian Mysticism.
Specifically, the teachings arise from the Mystery School of Sekhmet, with direct co-relation, also, to the Schools of Hat'or, and Isis. Each of these realized beings, known as Sacred Goddesses of ancient Egypt, created Mystery Schools which encompassed the Divine nature, and natural understanding of Sacred Sexuality, among their many teachings.

These teachings are mostly received through direct transmission (s) ... through long term relationship with these holy beings..

High Tantra, Sekhmet and HorusOur Facilitator, Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, works directly in relationship with the living beings & teachers of these lineages.

Zacciah has an ability to bring these teachings forward, and impact our awareness and direct revelation through the utilization of Sacred Sound Transmissions.  This quality of practice allows a deeper and more immediate imprint from the work.  Most participants find this method much more powerful, nourishing, and rewarding, than more common methods.

Join us in this unique exploration of human understanding, exploring our Divine nature and potential, our relationship with the greater Divine, as we each hold and imagine it, and the potential Blessings of the Divine Self, Sacred Unionof moving further into merging with that we each hold as "The Beloved," in ways which may well be beyond our common imagination.  What, or Who, is that which we most cherish, most yearn for, and long to be part of, immersed in, or with, in Sacred Union?  Often it is not whom we most imagine it to be.

We shall have the potential to enter into deepest Union with that we hold as the Beloved, in all realms of our being.

Those entering in these practices before, have each spoken of the extraordinary power of the teachings, the incredible potential of the practices, and the level of experiences and understanding they are taken to, through the work, beyond their normal life experiences.

We are offering this practice in the cool shade of a private beach resort on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, in the safe haven of Tulum.  We shall immerse in the work in this pristine, private, sanctuary, in an exquisitely beautiful, if not idyllic and romantic, setting.  
You will sleep, literally, on the beach, in a private cabana, with the ocean waves lulling you in your dreams, the soft sea breezes caressing  you in the night.
 It is the perfect setting for entering deep transformational, nourishing, and life enhancing work.

Life Transforming
, is the most frequent description of this work.

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High Tantra, embracing the divine in each other
In harmony, in service

Egyptian High Tantra, hands embracing
Egyptian High Tantra, Hands Embracing

Maya ruins at Tulum
Ruins at Tulum

                                Additional Information

Tibetan tantraParticipants do not need to be in relationship in order to fully engage in this work.  Indeed, the nature of this work allows us to enter and deepen all aspects of our own being, and relationship with  others.

The nature of this sacred work, involves entering deeper communion with all aspects of the Sacred Masculine and Feminine within, and without.  In reality, this prepares us to enter more harmonious and enriching relationship at a deeper level.  By preparing our own room for the Beloved within, it serves to invite he/she who is the Beloved, without, into relationship with us.

Singles and couples of all persuasions are invited to attend.
There is no touch or nudity in this program.
Deepl enriching and elevating tantric practices are taught through meditative techniques.
The quiet, private, and nourishing quality of the Retiro Maya Retreat Center provides the perfect setting for this work.

We are providing ample time, also, during the day, for private time on the beach, or for exploring the abundant nature around our retreat center.

We shall have succullent, fresh, nourishing, local flavor vegetarian meals, with options for chicken and fish, daily.

The adventure of two ancient Maya temples is part of our retreat.

Shoppping in Tulum, a quaint village market, is just minutes away.

A Typical Day in our Retreat may look like this:
  • 7-8 AM rising
  • 8-9 AM breakfast
  • 10 AM -1 PM group practice
  • 1-4 PM** lunch and private time
  • 4-7 PM** group practice; **2 afternoons we will visit local Maya temple sites
  • 7-8 PM dinner
  • 8-10 PM private time, or occasional group practice
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Julie Jones, Office Manager
The Center of Light
PO Box 389
Ascutney, VT  05030
Phone:  802.674.9585
Fax:  802.674.9586

Phone answered 10 AM - 5 PM EST
 Weekdays, Monday-Friday

Meeting the Beloved, High Tantra
Please review our Cancellation/Refund policy* for this program, below.  
A copy of it shall be on your registration receipt.
Your signature on your registration form confirms you have read and agree to these terms.

A minimum $500 non-refundable deposit, with registration, until January 30, 2012, if accepted, will insure inclusion in the program. 

Once accepted, this deposit is non-refundable.  Any additional funds paid, minus the $500 deposit, will be refunded for any cancellation up until February 1, 2012, or until the program is full, whichever occurs first.

As of 
February 1, 2012, an additional deposit is due, as outlined in our cost selections, per your choice of rooms***.  This deposit is, also, non-refundable.  Any additional funds paid, minus these combined minimum deposits, will be refunded for any cancellation up until March 1, 2012, or until the program is full, whichever occurs first.  After that time, no refunds are given.

As of March 1, 2012, the balance is due in full.  After this time, no refunds are given.    

However, if you are able to find a replacement for your space, a full refund, less a $200. administration fee may be given, at the discretion of the Center of Light Staff.  These deposits are necessary to reserve your participation in this program.
If the program is full at the time of your registration, we will notify you, and hold your deposit if you wish to be placed upon a waiting list.  If you are not able to attend due to our enrollment limitations, you will receive a full and complete refund, promptly.

***You may attend alone or with companion(s).  You may sign up for any tier of room assignments, single, double, or quadruple occupancy.  If you are not traveling with the number of guests which your room requests accommodates, we will do our best to assign a room to you with that number of roommates of like gender.  (If you choose a double, and are traveling alone, we will seek to accommodate you with two twin beds in a room with a like gender participant.)  If we are unable accommodate all requests for additional roommates, we may require additional moneys, to meet the next tier of rooming, at the discretion of ours and Retiro Maya staff.  We will do everything possible to meet your room assignment request.  However, if we are unable to do so, you may be required to upgrade to the next room assignment available.  If we are unable to meet your original rooming request, due to our limitations in additional guests, or limitations in rooms at Reitiro Maya, and you are unwilling to upgrade, we will refund all moneys minus a $35 administration fee.

If program is full at the time of your registration.
No funds are deposited in our account, or withdrawn from your account, if there is not room in the program.  You will be given the option of waiting on a waiting list if the program is full.  All moneys are fully refundable until accepted for registration in the program.
Arrival:  Saturday, April 14 - Departure:  Saturday, April 21, 2012
Program times, Dinner, April 14, through Breakfast, April 21

Total COST
  • $2595., Double occupancy (1 double or two single beds)
  • $2245., Quadruple occupancy (4 single beds)
  • $3425., Single occupancy (1 double or two single beds)
Special Discounts
  • -$70 discount for those paying by cash or check, at any time.
  • All participants may deduct -$200, for payment in full by January 20, 2012.
  • Any participant in any of our prior 7 day or longer sacred tours or journeys, since October of 2010, or any current participant in Zacciah's advanced level trainings, may deduct -$100, for payment at any time. 
  • These discounts may be combined for qualified participants.
Limited enrollment.  This is a popular program.  We recommend early enrollment.  Ask if enrollment is still open if applying after Feb 10, 2012.


Payment may be made in full at any time.
A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your space, until February 1, 2012
Additional payments must be received by:
  • February 1, 2012 
    • $1050: Double occupancy  
    • $  795: Quadruple occupancy 
    • $1255: Single occupancy 
  • March 1, 2012 balance due
Retiro Maya Retreat Center, Tulum, Mexico
One hour from Cancun Airport

About our Retreat Center

This cost includes:
  • All inclusive lodging, cabanas by the beach, oceanside view rooms, or other possibilities, from April 14-21
  • All inclusive Gourmet vegetarian meals from Saturday evening, April 14, until breakfast, April 21
    • Chicken and fish options may be purchased each day at the Center
    • includes non-alcoholic drinks and desert
    • Pure filtered water throughout our stay
  • All workshop fees
  • Use of the retreat center beach and facilties
  • On site WiFi
  • All entry fees and transport to/from 2 Maya ruin sites
This cost does not include:
  • Transportation to/from Cancun, Mexcio
  • Taxi service to/from Tulum, Mexico
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Special services (massage, laundry, ..... )
    • The Retreat Center offers, independently, massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Maya healing treatments, Facial, manicure, pedicure.  These may be booked on site, at your expense.  These services currently range $35-90 US.
  • Any special amenities, snacks, or products obtained at the hotel or in local towns or villages

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Awaiting Ra, Retiro Maya Retreat Center, High Tantra program
Awaiting Ra, by D Stone
Hawk on the beach, sunrise, Retiro Maya
Our Retreat Location.
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Tantra retreat, Retiro Maya, Tulum, Mexico, on the Yucatan
Cabanas on the ocean.  Lull yourself to sleep in this sweet and precious environ.

High Tantra practice, cabanas at Retiro Maya, Yucatan, Mexico
Inside one of the cabanas

Retiro Maya retreat on high tantra, facilities

Notice the trees growing right in the room.
Nature is integrally entwined into this retreat center, and a large part of why it is chosen.

The loving staff of Retiro Maya is another integral reason for our choice in this location.
About our Retreat Center

We have chosen Retiro Maya because it provides us with a unique, nourishing environ to do this work.  It is a private retreat center, founded by a spiritual seeker, who created this setting for just such programs.

It is directly on the beach.  We dwell, live, thrive in this beachside setting for our entire time together.  The ocean swells are in our consciousness during practice, and during free time and play time.  We have time each afternoon to rest in these swells of lulling energy, sharing, building community, or simply walking the miles of pure white sand alone, or together.  The heart of the Divine Feminine is directly with us through this oceanside setting.

We are as close as five minutes to ancient Mayan temple complexes, and will visit 2 of them 2 of our afternoons (included in program price.)

Our practice space is open air, thatched roof, also, near the ocean.  

Retiro Maya literally translates to 'Mayan Retreat.'  It was born as a direct manifestation of the thirst for a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle.
Visionary creator -
Lu Montiel's spiritual journey led her to Tulum beach where she has fostered a sacred space for couples, global travellers and fellow seekers, to come to rejuvenate, rediscover, and retreat from the ordinary in a heart-centric atmosphere built by love.

This eco-appropriate hotel combines the lush exotic foliage of the tropical jungle with the magic of the Caribbean Sea. Stroll for miles on our white powdery sand, gaze from your private terrace at the clear clean turquoise blue water where you can enjoy a refreshing swim...

All our cabanas have private bathrooms with hot water, fans in each cabaña, 24 hours electricity and private terraces with extension chairs and hammocks. We have a wonderful restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea and free WI-Fi.

Receive a complete massage or Maya healing treatment, manicure or Reiki, or other special healing or spa service from the Retreat Center.

Retiro Maya’s visionary hostess Lu has created a peaceful and welcoming haven for nature lovers.  It is the perfect spot to relax, restore and renew... and to breathe in the healing sea air.

Slow your pace... find your space
Miles from the busy hustle of all inclusive resorts and hotspots, Retiro Maya is a grassroots eco-haven for the nature loving traveller.
We offer a retreat from the ordinary, breathing space, zenspace, space to return to your source.

Love is our primary amenity

Guests at Retiro Maya can feel the love...Our eco-centric hotel and retreat center takes a heart-centric approach to hospitality.  We tread lightly on Mother Earth and we treat each guest as an extension of our "familia", striving to deliver custom escape experiences in line with every idealist's dream.

Escape to Tulum

The energy here is unrivalled.  Miles of powdery beach and endless turquoise waters create an atmosphere of true escape. integrating eco-loving style with conscious adventure seeking.
See more about Reitro Maya, on their web site, here.

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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, Sacred Sound Transmissions

high tantra, the Egyptian arts
Image:  Zacciah's Partner, Dorothy Stone, in prayer
at the Temple of Osiris and Isis, Abydos, Egypt
Dorothy will assist us in some sacred sound practices,
and assists Zacciah in holding sacred space
 throughout the work.  She is also our administrative liason for the Center of Light for the duration of the program.
About our Facilitator

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, Director of the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic StudiesZacciah Blackburn, Ph.D., is a gifted intuitive, teacher, sound healer, and Sacred Sound channel, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and Sacred Sound cultures.  He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. 
Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, authentic being, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and Sacred Sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality.  His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings.
He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace, as well as a working Board Member of the Sound and Music Alliance.
He also offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at  His primary website for programs of study in Sound Healing and Therapies, Earth Mysteries and Shamanic Practices, and Esoteric Studies for Spiritual Attainment, are at 

The programs Zacciah offers have been highly praised for their authenticity in content, and the ability to bring others into direct spiritual realization of their own authentic nature and relationship with the Divine.  
Buddhist Tantra
Guhyasamaja and consort

Tantra is about sacred union.  It literally means, weaving, and incorporates the understanding of, and practices to assist us, in weaving the fabric of our existence into cohesive unity or wholeness, with the fabric of all life.  
These practices take us into realms of understanding, and self realization, most of us have not been taught how to explore, or sustain through daily living, and through entering ever deeper weaving of the tapestry of relationship with the Beloved, that which we hold as Divine, within our self, with our partners, and with that beyond our common language or threads of understanding.

 ©2011-12 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light
About High Tantra

High Tantra refers to the pure wisdom, clarity, and integrity brought to these practices.
Due to the inherent quality of the teachings, they can only be offered to those willing to utilize them with integrity, in balance and harmony with those they share the practices.  (willing to set intention to work for the evolutionary benefit of all.....)

Their are three aspects of this work, which have to do with preparation and readiness to invite, meet, receive, embrace, and embody 'the Beloved.'

They are:
                union with self, true Self, our true Divine Nature.
                union with the Divine, the higher aspects of consciousness we hold as Sacred or Divine, each, in our own way.
             and, union with other (usually seen as partner, whether in relationship, or not.)

The teachings are offered in a manner in which both individuals and couples can discover greater states of wholeness, connection and unity, intimacy and awareness.  

Integrity, literally, means 'wholeness,' and, within the practices themselves, we discover those greater aspects of wholeness and completeness within the greater Self, such that we come, literally, into the work, from a place of integrity, versus separation or woundedness.  We feel the connection and unity of the Divine, within our Self.  We realize we are whole, and part of the Whole, the Greater Mystery.  We then not only benefit from this directly, but bring this into relationship, to meet our 'other' from this place of wholeness, better able to give, receive, and be fully present, communicate, and enter deepened intimacy with 'other.'

Indeed, we have worked with those who found decades of healing accomplished in a single day of practice.  Healing which they never imagined would occur, due to the depth of physical, emotional, and sexual trauma.

We expect this practice to attract only those who have the highest evolutionary good for their own lives, of those they are in relationship with, and for the planetary good.

We emphasize, that whether attending as an individual, or with one's partner, these are appropriate and beneficial practices for each of us.

We look forward to sharing this unique, remarkable and enlightening work with you.

Many blessings
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies

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