Crete Mystical Retreat : Ancient Minoans Gods : Sept 2018
About Iqepaje Adventure
operated by Dyonisios and Eva
The Minoans worshipped the Mother Goddess in caves, which represent a chthonic returning to the earth, a chthonic returning to the womb.
The Minoans were sailors. Sea connected them to Phoenicians, Egyptians, Mycenaeans and other civilizations. They influenced and were influenced.
The Minoans worshipped Iqepaje, a solar goddess. The Minoans were stargazers, Europe's first astronomers and astrologers.
In ancient times astronomy and astrology were one and the same. The ancients mapped out the skies to help them navigate the seas, plant their crops, plan their futures. Today we continue to read the skies, and they continue help us to map our positions, paths and potential in life. The constellations document the stories and myths of the evolution of humans and gods as well.
The abduction of Europa by Zeus place the origins of Europe on the island of Crete. According to ancient Cretan mythology, Zeus - disguised as a white bull - abducted Europa from her Phoenician homeland and brought her to the beach of Matala. Together Zeus and Europa had three children, who became kings of the great Minoan Palaces in Crete, and the founders of the cradle of civilization.
Whether we choose to believe the messages of the stars and the ancient myths literally or metaphorically, they have something to teach us... something both significant and meaningful to our lives today.
... we will focus on the goddess archetypes: Iqepaje, Iqe, Iqekurja, Potinija, Rhea, Cybelle, Hera, Demeter, Persephone, Hera, Athena, Leto, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hestia, Selene, Hecate, Eileithyia and all her other various manifestations.
... we will investigate the ancient myths of yesterday. How they still have relevant lessons for us today. How they can help us in our journey into tomorrow.
... Matala will be our home base, and what place could possibly be better? Matala and her chthonic caves, azure blue waters and celestial blue heavens... where
come together to tell us the story of our humanity.
... Matala is where time melts under the shining sun. Past, present and future become the moment... become "Now". In the words of Matala's flower children "Today is life, tomorrow never comes."
Additional mystical ceremonies will take place.
Detailed program on demand.
7 day Retreat:
€ 2990 per person - last minute prices payed in last 2 weeks before the retreat
€ 2500 per person - standard prices
€ 1990 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the retreat
Please note: This retreat will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 8.
Prices include quality accommodation, all ceremonies and all suitable meals (prepared together), airport / port return transfer (tbc).
How to get there:
Nearest airpot is called Heraklion on Cretre Greece.
Other airport to consider is: Chania.
There are plenty of fights from Athens, but there are many international flights to and from Crete airports.
There are also ferry boats from Athens to Crete.
Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more on Crete or other islands.
Bookings and contact:
Thomas White Eagle