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Bring your Stories and Songs.

We include a Fire Circle and Drum Circle
Bring your drums, rattles and hearts ready to do the work of healing, building, bridging, and touching into life transforming empowerments and initiations
fire circle with Zacciah, SpiritFire

We hope to provide a day excursion to a sacred site, one of the ancient ceremonial stone chambers of Vermont, close to Leyden.
Vermont Sacred Stone Chamber
If we are able to travel, this is an extraordinary and powerful ceremonial and journey lodge to assist us in our work, rich with Ancestral and Elemental Allies and Wisdom Keepers of the Earth realms

Awakening the Sacred Masculine

A Men’s Empowerment Retreat

   Men's retreat

With Zacciah Blackburn

SpiritFire Retreat Center

Leyden, MA

July 5-8, 2018

Program info below  *  Registration and Logistics

We as  men have had few mentors in the true Sacred Masculine.
It is time we come together as a community, and awaken the deepest, richest aspects of our heritage, our lineage, our spiritual essence and being.

Join with Sacred Sound Channel and Master Spiritual Counsellor & Facilitator Zacciah Blackburn in this 4 day exploration into the nature of the Sacred Masculine, with empowerments and initiations that reveal and encourage us to align with and embody our true essence, knowing, purpose, and power.

Who are we, truly, as men?
How can we come together to create a better alliance with our selves and each other to determine our true nature and destiny as men, in a time, and in a society that rightly questions the nature of our masculinity.

The patriarchal lineages we share, the world over, are filled with the visions and actions of a wounded male, not the true essence of sacred or divine masculinity, which is our heritage and birthright.  The Wounded Male, with its misbeliefs and misperception have led us to a world of great disorder and chaos, near to the collapse of the natural world.  Even today, it, literally, brings us to the brink of collapse of our society.  

That which is the Principle of the Sacred Masculine, also, is often misunderstood, misaligned, and too often not present in our culture, our leaders, or our society at large.

This is in part because the established order of the masculine does not honor and abide in sacred balance or harmony with the sanctity or harmony of Creation, which is instilled in each of us, and in every living thing.  The Wounded Male not only does not recognize or honor that, if, often, cannot recognize or seek to right its wounds and harmful actions that stem from its wounded psyche.

That right action and right thought arises from living and abiding in right relationship within the wisdom of our own hearts, of each other, with the wisdom paths and teachings of the world, and with the wisdom and natural order of Creation, which arises not only from our authentic masculinity, but, equally from within the Sacred Feminine, in her many manifestations.
We  are meant to be in equal and balanced relationship with those manifestations of our own mind and heart, and the Sacred Feminine, as well.
Wisdom of the Heart and the Honoring and support of All Life are the foundations of that principle of equilibrium of Life.

Having said this, that which is the Sacred, or Divine Masculine, awaits to anoint us, and to lift us to our true heritage, as men who can come together in honor and respect for All Life, yet standing fully and firmly in our own power and knowing.

It is time we come together and re-establish the natural harmonic of the Sacred Masculine, in right relation to the Living Principles of the Cosmos, and do our part to restore and walk in balance and harmony in that Path, in that Sacred Web of Life.
Special 4 Day Retreat  
-Limited Enrollment-
We recommend early enrollment

In the Beautiful Spiritfire Retreat Center
Leyden, MA
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COST:  $1200.
Early Registration cost until March 1:  $1080
Commuter $1080., Early Bird $980.
See below

Cost And Registration Information

Tuesday, April 10, 2018,
                                   12 noon (Lunch included)

  through Sunday, April 15, 2018,
                              3 PM (Lunch included)

COST:  $1200
Early Registration cost until March 1:  $1080
Or, Deposit $500 to save your space.
Balance of $700 due by April 1
registration is accepted until full.
Includes room and board
This is a limited seating event.
We expect it to fill, and highly recommend early registration.

 (double and triple occupancy & shared baths.)
Save $30. if paid by check or cash.

Cost for Commuters is $1080.
or Early Registration $980 by March 1
 lunch and dinner included.

We accept debit and credit cards, PayPal, cash or checks for payment:  
Pay now with PayPal
Options for Men's Retreat  -- Room and Board
Options for Men's Retreat  -- Commuter

If you have not attended at least 3 of Zacciah's prior programs, 
please complete and mail, email or fax us this form.

By Credit/Debit Card/Paypal
: You can call, fax, scan/email or mail us your registration.  
Either way,
please complete this form.
We can send you a paypal invoice after you have submitted your registration. Please note, that our sister company "Sunreed Instruments" will show on your bank statement.
DO NOT send secure credit card information via e-mail.
By Fax: please print out and fill in this form. Send to 802-674-9586
By Phone: please call us 802-674-9585
We can be reached 10 AM - 5 PM ET most weekdays.
By Email: please email us, and we will set up payment.

By Mail/Check: please print out this form, and sent payment information or check to:

The Center of Light
PO Box 389
220 Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT, 05030

    • Call our offices 
    • Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
    • PHONE:  802.674.9585

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Registration & Acceptance Guidelines,
& Cancellation Policies for these trainings

Registration in this program is a commitment to attend and to follow all guidelines and policies regarding this program, including taking personal responsibility for understanding the nature of, and participation in, this program or programs, and for taking personal liability for any harm, or damage, to persons or property while attending said programs.  Registration is open until that program is full.  Registration is limited.  Acceptance into the program or portion of each program you are registering for, will be formalized, when we charge your credit card, or deposit your check into our bank.  We will not cash a check, nor charge your credit card account, if space is not available, or your registration is not accepted for any reason, and we will contact you regarding that, as well as any possible wait list, where appropriate.  Discounts only apply for payments in full.  You may seek registration at any time, but once accepted, in order to guarantee space,  the following payment schedules must be met:

Full payment is due at the time of registration. A refund less a $200 non-refundable deposit will be given up until 60 days before the program start date.    After that time, refunds are no longer offered. We will discuss possible payment plans for those in need of further time.

Preparation Information

We will provide you with preparation and logistics information well before your arrival for this program.

Zacciah uses
Sacred Sound principles to access potentized states of consciousness, and working intuitively with the wisdom, keepers, and energies of these Sacred Sites.  There may be opportunities to use a drum or rattle (we have them here if you do not, or see our site at )

A SPECIAL NOTE about Instruments:
  • We intend to have at least one or two drum circles during this event, and may ask you to join with drum, rattle, chant or vocal toning in other practices.
  • Zacciah will make available instruments such as hand drums and rattles which you can borrow to work with, which can, also, be purchased.
  • If you wish to bring instruments related to this workshop, it is highly recommended. These might include, especially, frame drums (hand-held drums, with beater, like traditional Native American or 'shamanic' drums,) rattles, and other instruments typically used in a drum circle, though participatory drum circles are not the primary focus of this program.  You, certainly, can bring instruments for your own enjoyment during private times.
    There may be public sharing times for your music, as well.
  • If you wish to reserve, or purchase instruments before hand, you may do so via our instrument website,, or by calling our office.
  • We have highly experienced staff who can assist in appropriate tools for sound healing.  We can ship them to your home, or bring them with us.

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Meals and Lodging are included:
 The Center is modern and has most conveniences, including wifi, and 24 hr coffee/tea service.
Rooms are double and triple occupancy & shared baths.

Meals are deliciously prepared by our
retreat center hosts.  They are full, rich, natural
and local ingredients and/or organic where possible.
Often their own gardens are the source for
the vegetables.
Special diets can be accommodated, though
they reserve the right to charge an
additional moderate fee if necessary.
Add your dietary and any other special needs
in your registration forms.
A delicious and healthy afternoon snack is also included.
Location & Travel Information
The retreat is held on the 95 pristine acres and retreat center complex of the  Beautiful
SpiritFire Retreat Center

407 West Leyden Road
Leyden, Massachusetts 01337

This is a rural setting, please pay attention to directions.
Our hosts Steve and Tim can assist with final transportation logistics if you are traveling by train or bus, or if you want early arrival or late departure overnights.

By Car
We will give best travel routes to those registered for program.

By Air, Bus, Train

The Center is near Greenfield MA & Brattleboro, VT

--bus, trains available to Greenfield/Deerfield, MA, or Brattleboro, VT.
Closest major airport is Hartford, CT (Bradlee/BDL), though Manchester, NH, Boston, MA, Albany NY, and Burlington VT are also good choices.

For internationsl travel, there is good train & bus service to the region from NYC, and Boston, MA airports.
SpiritFire will assist with transportation from Greenfield, MA, Brattleboro, VT, and when possible, Springfield MA or Hartford CT Bradlee Airport.  A fee may apply.
Taxi and Limousine service are available from BDL, Springfield, MA, Greenfield, MA or Brattleboro, VT

YOU MAY COME EARLY OR STAY LATE for an additional fee, to prepare, relax, integrate, and enjoy the exceptional services of the Retreat center.. 

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Daily Itinerary

Typical schedule format:
(All Times are ET.  
Exact times may vary.)
First day:  Arrive and register by 12:00 noon.  
Lunch begins at 12:30 PM
Program begins at 2 PM
Breaks every 1.5-2 hrs.
Practice ends 6:30 PM

We expect to offer 2 evenings practices for 1-2 hrs.
Starting at 7:30-8 PM,
including a Fire Circle and Drum Circle
Bring your drums, songs, and stories
fire circle with Zacciah, SpiritFire

2nd through 4th day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch break at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 1/2 hrs
Afternoon session ends  6:00 PM

We hope to provide a day travel excursion to a sacred site, one of the ancient ceremonial stone chambers of Vermont, close to Leyden.
Vermont Sacred Stone Chamber

4th day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch at 1-1:30 PM
 Lunch Break 1 hr
Program Closes after Lunch, approx 3:00 PM

Zacciah Blackburn, Director
The Center of Light in Vermont
P.O. Box 389
Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

Phone:  (802) 674-9585
Fax:  (802) 674-9586
Visit our associated site:

Sunreed World Musical Instruments

(Bookmark this site to easily return to us!)                  
Sound Healing tools:  Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tingshas,

  Shamanic Drums, African Drums, Flutes, Bamboo flutes, Shakuhachi
Native American Flutes, Didgeridoos, much more


Our Program Facilitator
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, Director, the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic StudiesZacciah  Blackburn is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures, and is practicing in Ascutney, VT, at the Center of Light, which he founded.   Zacciah utilizes sound coupled with Sacred Intention, as  a therapeutic tool, for personal growth and transformation.  Zacciah is a Co-Director, and Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network (SHN), formerly known as the New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI,) a worldwide community of healing practitioners broadening the awareness of sound healing through networking, education, and scientific research.  He is also co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing Organization, and the All One Now Network of organizations furthering world peace, healing, and transformation of human consciousness through simple ceremony, broadcast live via the internet.  And, Zacciah was a Founding Board Member, in the formation and evolution of the former Sound and Music Alliance, a professional association of practitioners, educators, researchers, product makers, schools and organizations, dedicated to the use of the transformative power of sound and music throughout the full spectrum of life cycles. 

Zacciah has created a broad range of trainings in sound healing practice, which couples his deep cognitive and intuitivesacred sites understanding of s
ound in therapeutic application.   These programs are an in depth study of the nature of sound and its healing effect on the human system, with cognitive and experiential training designed to better our understanding of, and therapeutic application in, the use of sound. 

He has also worked for decades offering programs in healing and transformation, and the nature of Self Realization, as well as exceptional programs in Earth Wisdom, Earth Energy and Healing, often at sacred sites of the world.  Zacciah has a special ability to bring us to awareness of the Living Energies available not only at the most famous of sites of the world, from Giza to Macchu Picchu to Stonehenge, but to come into Living Relationship with the Living Energies of our own homeland, wherever that may be.

 brings with him a warmth and radiance that exudes through his work.  
We invite you to join us in this insightful and uplifting program.


See, also, our Articles Section for several quality articles 


Zacciah accepts appointments for individual healing work or training in sound healing therapies.  This work is an eclectic blend of spiritual counseling and shamanic and sacred sound therapy, designed to help one connect with inner guidance and spiritual nourishment, clarify life issues, work with deep healing where needed, and to find one's own voice and authenticity in the world. The work is  to help you find and establish your path in your own sacred journey, to help you identify and remove obstacles to obtaining your own greatest good.  We whom have been on this journey, best understand it, and can best assist others.  Click here for more information.

You may call or e-mail Zacciah to discuss your personal needs.
You will find articles on the nature of Sound Healing linked below, which may give you further insight into this work, and a link here to Zacciah's background.                   
Please contact us for further details.

 Articles on Sound Healing  

The  Center of Light 
Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
Zacciah Blackburn,Director
220 Hidden Glen Rd.
P.O. Box 389
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

Phone: (802) 674-9585
Fax: (802) 674-9586

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   A Wide Selection of Drums of the World, World Percussion, Concert Band and
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You will find a large assortment of many fine Sound Healing tools, instruments used in traditional Spiritual practices of many cultures, including:  Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tingshaws, Shamanic Drums, African Drums, Flutes, Shakuhachi, Tabla, Tamboura, Sitars, Native American Flutes, Didgeridoos, much more
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