First snow. Already, it’s beginning to melt. The world is wet, sodden, and cold. In my treatment room, I find the lung pulse often buried deep under a thick quilt of silence. Even with needles and grains of fiery moxa, it is hard to ignite the enlivening breath. Outside, in the early afternoon, the light […]
Meet Lorie & Benjamin
Alchemical Acupuncturist and Healer, Author, Teacher
Founding Director of A New Possibility, Astrologer, Bodyworker
Welcome! We are committed to transformational healing rooted in the belief that all change begins for humans with the willingness to look within, and that healing within ourselves and in our relationship to others creates change on a global scale.
An Introduction to Alchemical Healing
with Benjamin Fox and Lorie Eve Dechar
April 5 – 8, 2017
Menla Retreat in Phoenicia, NY
This weekend retreat is a doorway into our work – the art and practice of healing as transformation.
We delve into the alchemical principles at the heart of Chinese medicine, Western astrology, and depth psychology, observing an attitude toward impasse and symptom that recognizes the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit as the foundation of true health. We also discover how healing can move beyond protocol and pain relief to become a creative experience that enlivens and transforms the soul. The inner work of alchemy opens a doorway to a new consciousness that ultimately extends beyond the personal to the healing of our communities and our planet.
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Five Spirits, the book
The Five Spirits have been capturing the hearts and imaginations of practitioners and patients all over the world since the publication of Lorie’s book in 2006. Five Spirits introduces readers to the little known Taoist “chakra” system and returns the sacred to the domain of healing. Through myth, symbols, dreams, and real-life case examples, the Five Spirits will open you to Chinese medicine as alchemy and offer a view of your body and our planet as vessels of spiritual transformation.