Level 2 - Arizona, U.S.A.

11.05.2020 - 17.05.2020
In Residence Retreat
37 South COD Ranch Road
Oracle, Arizona, AZ , U.S.A. 85623 / Google Map
Organizer(s): Richard Priddis
Speaker/Facilitator: Janine Ma-Ree | Raffaello Manacorda | Triambika Vive



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SSSEx begins its work once the decision is made that this is the way we actually want to live and not just a peak experience on a workshop. Level 2 guides the participant through a series of self - initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.

This week provides the teachings and experiences we should have had around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal. This provides us with the opportunity to take initiation - to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. Once the life is 'given up’ or ‘taken over’ by this deeper part of ourselves then we are ready for the greater mysteries - the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet. The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.

The Level 2 training deepens the experience of level 1, allows for more hands on practice with some of the tools and techniques taught and provides an alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.

The Shamanic Initiation 

 It’s core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe in order to serve the tribe in a special way. It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of ones awakened powers to the collective. The result is Power.

The Sexual Initiation 

The rituals in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our sexual energies. In Level 2 we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious penetration and sacred union. The result is Love.

The Spiritual Initiation 

Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience. An invocatory temple combined with a personal vision quest where each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated. The result is Presence.

This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic space. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process. 


Monday, May 11th, 2020   4:00 P.M. (16:00)

The training will begin at 4:00 PM.  Please be sure you arrive between 1 and 2 hours early, as it is essential that we all begin our journey together.  Travel time from the airports is between 1 and 2 hours.


Sunday, May 17th, 2020  1:00 PM (13:00)

The training will end at 1:00 PM.  Please allow 1 to 2 hours to travel to the airport and 1.5 to 2 hours at the airport before your flight leaves.  



37 South COD Ranch Road

Oracle, AZ 85623

The Training will take place at the historic C.O.D. Ranch, which has been converted into a beautiful Retreat Center.  No, there are no cows or horses, but there are some wild desert animals and lots of desert plants.  The ranch is secluded between a 36,000 acre National Forest and a 6,000 acre State Park and Wildlife preserve.  There’s plenty of room to walk and hike, beautiful views and a pool and hot tub for relaxing.  

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).  The larger of the two airports.  It’s about 2 hours from Oracle.

Tucson International Airport (TUS).  It’s about 1 hour from Oracle.  


Arrival.  We’ll have a shuttle from both airports the first day of the Training.  Leaving about 1:00 PM from Phoenix and about  2:00 PM from Tucson.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you want a ride on the shuttle.  It will be an extra charge (about $25 - $40).  

DEPARTURE.  We’ll have Shuttles from the Venue to the airports the last day of the training.  The Shuttle will leave the venue about 1:30 PM, arriving at the Tucson airport about 2:30 PM and the Phoenix airport about 3:30 PM.  You should schedule a flight that leaves 1.5 to 2 hours after you arrive at the airport.  Or reserve a hotel room near the airport and schedule your flight for the following day.  


Oracle / Tucson is a dry desert area.  Average temperatures are High of 72 F (22 C) and Low of 45 F (7 C).  Low chance of rain (10 - 15% chance).


Meals are provided as part of the Training, by a professional chef, in a commercial kitchen and comfortable dining room.  The regular menu will be based on a Vegetarian / Vegan diet, with added protein options.  If you have any special dietary needs, please let the Organizer know as soon as possible.  We’ll do our best to work with you. 


Super Early Bird Discounted price is $1,849 and is available to the first 20 participants who register.  Regular price is $2,349.  There is an additional 10% discount for 2 people registering together.

Participants who have previously taken the course are offered a discounted Re-Take price of $1,599.  

Payment Plan is available with an initial deposit, plus payments until the training begins.  The earlier a person registers, the lower the initial deposit and subsequent payment amounts.  The monthly payment is about $150 for 12 months.

Special Assistant Price is available for those who are approved to Assist.  Please complete the online Assistant Application if you would like to apply.  (Go to the Registration page for the link)

Special Apprentice and Faculty Price is available.  Please email the Organizer for details at rich@priddis.com


DISCLAIMER, please read before registering:

I understand and recognise that some of the content in the ISTA trainings and exercises is of spiritual and sexual nature. I agree that what happens to me during the group, training or outside of session processes stays under my control and the ISTA teachers, session givers and organizers are not in any way held responsible. I agree to act responsible in regards to my previously existing relationships or agreements and to seek advice from a facilitator during the training should I feel at any time uncomfortable with any of the exercises or interactions within the group.

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