In the Mid-Summer Retreat we gather on the magical island of Bornholm to celebrate the special period of the Mid-Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year, when the elongation of the days changes into their shortening. Spiritually, this signifies the switch from the expansion of life in the outside through our experiences, to the resorbtion of all these experiences into our inner life.
This privileged astronomical moment is celebrated, as it has been for several years, on Bornholm.
On this lush, green Island, with its rocky cliffs, its sandy beaches, its crystal clear air and its vibrant nature, we will stretch our arms to embrace the liveliness of nature on the height of summer, and inhale it deep into our hearts, awakening ourselves to the spiritual life.
This year, the Mid-summer retreat is dedicated to the rediscovering of the ancient Nordic spiritual tradition.
In ancient times, the Nordic people were endowed with a unique spiritual system: a tradition that offered a path of evolution and union with nature and its creator, specifically suited for the heart, mind and needs of the Nordics, in harmony with the conditions of the north.
The Nordic spiritual tradition, being an authentic path, was therefore in perfect unison with the universal esoteric spirituality, representing a unique facet of this universal tradition adapted for the Nordics.
Reconnecting to this long lost tradition offers a chance for an awakening of the National Souls of the Nordic people and a blossoming of spirituality in the North.
On this purpose, the program of the camp will include presentations and meditations on the ancient Nordic gods, who represent facets of the Universal Divinity; conducting ancient Nordic spiritual practices; trips to locations on Bornholm which have significant spiritual value, and much more. In the end, there will be a spiritual ritual for awakening the National Danish Soul.
The program also includes morning yoga practice, trips into the nature of Bornholm, bathing in the sea and evening programs such as bonfires on the beach and movies. Accommodation is available in rooms, dormitories and tents.
The highlight of the Mid-Summer Retreat is the moment of the Summer Solstice itself, which is marked every year by a special Yang Spiral Meditation – a form of group meditation which helps us to use this unique astronomical moment and its energies in order to achieve profound spiritual states. This meditation will be done in unison with another two distant locations, creating together the form of an equilateral triangle – a form which increases extremely much the efficiency of the meditation. The triangulation will be done with Stonehenge in England and with a location in Italy. This is the largest triangulation meditation ever done.