A manual on Well-Being by Pythagoras.

THE GOLDEN VERSES

Why to choose this retreat program​

In Chiron Retreats, by implementing the exclusively developed ‘Chiron Therapy’ approach, we bring back a long forgotten tool, deeply engraved both in the Greek soul and the Collective soul : the daily self-examination, as displayed in the Golden Verses of Pythagoras.

What we will learn In this 5-day program, we will learn, step by step, how to build our magnificent self, starting with some simple daily habits.
How to become an Alchemist
The alchemist’s task is taking care of the transformation of consciousness. In this priestly masterpiece, the lost philosopher’s stone and how to “sculpture” our divine effigy in Olympus, are revealed to us.

Why the Golden Verses

Pythagoras’ Golden Verses are characterized as “Golden” because they reveal to us how to transform the “heavy”, dark and unrefined parts of our Self, the lead of our soul, into gold, i.e. into refined and noble qualities – the “Divine Virtues”.  
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Why to choose this
5-day retreat
program

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In Chiron Retreats, by implementing the exclusively developed ‘Chiron Therapy’ approach, we bring back a long forgotten tool, deeply engraved both in the Greek soul and the Collective soul : the daily self-examination, as displayed in the Golden Verses of Pythagoras.

  • What we will learn:

In this 5-day program, we will learn, step by step, how to build our magnificent self, starting with some simple daily habits.

  • How to become an Alchemist

The alchemist’s task is taking care of the transformation of consciousness. In this priestly masterpiece, the lost philosopher’s stone and how to “sculpture” our divine effigy in Olympus, are revealed to us.

We will gain knowledge about:

  • The philosophy of Pythagoras.
  • The 4 Races of the Logical Beings in the Universe.
  • Man’s position in the hierarchy.
  • Practical philosophy as a source of Virtue.
  • Theoretical philosophy as the mother of Truth.
  • How the etymological analysis of keywords connects us to their essence

We will be reminded of:

  • How to honor our relationships and how to select our friendships.
  • How to take care of our Health.
  • The importance of the daily self-examination.
  • How to transform the 4 fundamental Passions into Virtues.
  • How simple everyday habits help build our magnificent Self.

We will reconnect with

  • Our personal guide who lives within us.
  • The five-pointed Star of Hygeia (Health).
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We will meditate on:

  • The Sacred Tetractys, the sacred symbol of the Pythagoreans.

 

We will practice:

  • The daily planning of well-being through the Morning Meditation and the Evening Self-Examination.
  • Creative Visualization and Critical Thinking.
  • Pythagorean Mindful Nutrition
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The energy and the mythological imprint
of the place that will host us.

Since the ancient times, the area has been considered as a place of unique natural beauty and spirituality, where man and nature come together in absolute harmony.

 

A stone’s throw from the temple of Apollo Epicurius (the God of Light and Healing) and opposite the Olympus of Arcadia, as it is called, the Lycaeus Mountain where Zeus was born.

Where we will stay

Chiron Retreats

will take place

in Abeliona Retreat Center ;

A magnificent stone, multi-purpose,

4-star facility, in Messinia, Peloponnese,

close to Lykosoura, the world’s oldest city .

It is in perfect harmony with the landscape, 

as a natural extension

of the mountain that hosts it.

Abeliona Retreat Center offers:

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  • 22 luxury rooms overlooking the natural surroundings of unique beauty.
  • A Restaurant: where we will taste dishes made from pure unprocessed ingredients and certified organic food .
  • A Garden: where fruit, vegetables, aromatic plants and herbs are grown and are used to make the local traditional recipes.
  • The Yurt: It will host group meditations on the symbols and archetypes of the Golden Verses. Yurt’s unique atmosphere and energy make it an ideal place for group healing activity.
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What we will visit

The temple of Apollo Epicurius , the “Parthenon of the Peloponnese” in Vasses, Arcadia. The site of the imposing temple was  created by Iktinus, the architect of the Parthenon. (An UNESCO World Heritage Sites monument).

Why refer to Ancient Greece ?

“Our culture has the tendency to look to Greece, when it refers to the glory of the past, perfection, grace and spiritual clarity, …  since Greece is the cradle of our civilization. Our goal is to turn to Greece,  looking for psychological insight. To understand what this “Greece” has to offer that is so attracted to the soul and what it is exactly that the soul finds in Greece.”

(James Hillman, Initiator of Archetypal Psychology)

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The basic structure of the seminar

- The three models of Chiron Retreats:
1. Chiron Therapy - 2. Harmonization with Nature 3. Ancient Greek Nutrition

1. Chiron Therapy

Theoretical Part

  • Philosophy:
    It  will be an introduction to Pythagoras’ thinking. Having been energized by the vibratory nature of the ancient Greek texts (reading from the original texts) and the etymological analysis, we will focus on the philosophical concepts of the Golden Verses..

Experiential Part

  • Symbols / Archetypes:
    we are going to approach deeper mental structures having as a tool the language etymology and the Symbols/Archetypes
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2. Harmonization with Nature

Α.  Harmonization with nature.
Natural environment of Abeliona
By taking walks we will harmonize ourselves with the peace, tranquility and the incomparable beauty of the environment

Β.  Harmonization with the nature of the Ancient Greek Energy Sites.
The temple of Apollo Epicurius.
We will draw power from the sacred energy place through rituals.
Rituals are initiation patterns of a transpersonal character that can lead us to an insightful experience.

C.   Harmonization with the Nature within us.
The aforementioned two points help us draw energy from the roots of our ancestors and the wisdom of the collective soul in order to grow taller, blossom, thrive and fulfill our potential.

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3. Ancient Greek Nutrition

Theoretical Part

  •  Training on the value of the Pythagorean nutrition.

Experiential Part

  • We will approach food through the 5 senses.
  • We will grow deeper roots in the present moment through mindful eating.
  • We will nourish ourselves with qualitative, tasty and body-beneficial foods.

Our five-day schedule

Monday, 3 June 2019
Day 1
10:30: Departure from Syntagma Square, Athens, by bus. A 20-minute stop at the most popular site next to the Parthenon, according to CNN, the Corinth Canal. 14:30: Arrival at Abeliona Retreat Center, delicious meal made from pure, local ingredients and vegetables from its garden. Have a rest in its spacious rooms. 20:30: Dinner. Meditation. Invoke the help of our personal Guide in order to receive the maximum benefit possible during the inner journey. Moving from the Warrior’s Archetype to the Alchemist's Archetype. (Sweet dreams. Have some rest.)
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Monday, 3 June 2019
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Day 2
08:30: Nutritious breakfast and first meeting with Pythagoras, the first Philosopher. 10:00: Introduction to the Golden Verses how to apply their ideas in your everyday life. 14:30: Lunch and Rest. 17:30: Meeting with one of the most important tools of Chiron Therapy: The power of Language Etymology. 20:30: Dinner. The first valuable key: The Evening Self-Examination. Group meditation and activation of the Alchemist. (Sweet & revealing dreams. )
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Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Day 3
08:30: Breakfast. The second valuable key, Morning Meditation. Walk in nature. Energize our body through the 5 senses. 14:30: Lunch in silence. Practicing the Pythagorean mindful diet. Rest. 17:30: Silence continues. Preparation for the contact with our Personal Guide. 20:30: Dinner. Evening Self-Examination & Group Meditation. I am the Alchemist. (Sweet and transforming dreams.)
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Thursday, 6 June 2019
Day 4
08:30: Breakfast. the Orphic Hymn of Health. Activation of a powerful symbol: the five-pointed Star of Hygeia (Health).11:30: Apollo Temple visit. Enjoy the music of nature and harmonize with the energy of the Sacred Temple and Apollo’s Light. 14:30: Lunch (Pythagorean mindful nutrition). 17:30: Meditation on yet another important Pythagorean symbol: the Sacred Tetractys. 20:30: Dinner. Evening Self-Examination. The Sacred Tetractys. I am one with the Universe. (Sweet and awakening dreams.)
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Thursday, 6 June 2019
Friday, 7 June 2019
Day 5
08:30: Breakfast. Morning group meditation. We thank and bid farewell to the Arkadean nature which hosted us, the fellow travelers who embraced us, the Apollo Epicurius Sanctuary which activated our Inner Guide that brought us together during these five days, and, lastly, to Pythagoras who reconnected us with our wisdom, through the awareness of our Self and brought us into harmony with the Cosmic Order. Thank you.
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Friday, 7 June 2019
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At a glance

Date:  3 – 7 June, 2019 (5 days – 4 nights)

Theme: The Golden Verses. A Call from Pythagoras. A manual on Well-Being

Price: From € 1.080 to € 1.500 ( VAT  included)

Included:

  • 4-star accommodation in the Abeliona Retreat in spacious luxury suites. (4 nights).
  • Full board – 3 meals / day with organic products, plus healthy snacks (5 days).
  • Transportation by private bus to and from the Abeliona Retreat.
  • Transportation to and from the Temple of Epicurius Apollo.
  • Daily classes, three times a day, on the Golden Verses and Pythagoras’ diet.
  • Guided meditation.
  • Stationery (including pens, crayons, different kinds of paper and folders).
  • Use of the Abeliona Retreat facilities.
  • Our Chiron Retreats Team of 8 people to take care of your needs.

Not included:

  • Your flight tickets to and from Athens.
  • Your transportation from Athens airport to Syntagma Square and back.
Participation Fees

5-day transformational seminar :
The Golden Verses. A call from Pythagoras


Prices: From € 1.080 to € 1.500 ( VAT included )

Price per person
  • Accommodation of 4 people in luxury apartment* 1.200€
  • Accommodation of 3 people in luxury triple suite* 1.200€
  • Accommodation of 2 people in luxury double suite * 1.300€
  • Accommodation of 1 person in luxury double suite* 1.500€

 *All rooms overlook the natural surroundings

EARLY BIRD: 10% discount on the above prices, if fully paid by May 5th, 2019

•The hotel is exclusively available to the participants in the Chiron Retreats.

• Limited number of participants.

•Spots will be allocated by priority (booking).

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