Delving Deep into the Mystery of Consciousness
Four-Day Principles Retreat in Cape Verde
With Dr Jack Pransky & Damian Mark Smyth
"Consciousness itself contains all possibilities"
Sal Island, Cape Verde, January 12th to 15th, 2018
Dr Jack Pransky has written more books on the Three Principles than any other human being on this planet. His knowledge and grasp of this incredible spiritual gift is second to none and these four days and nights in the stunning setting of Santa Maria on Sal Island, Cape Verde on January 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th, 2018 promise to be the most incredible journey into deepening your own understanding and grounding in the Three Principles and Delving Deep into the Mystery of Consciousness!
This 4-day retreat will go deep into the heart of understanding and experiencing the seduction of Consciousness (something which we all get fooled by daily) as we connect with Universal Mind and delve into the treasures which an understanding of the Three Principles holds for us all in everyday life.
Jack and Damian will use the book: Seduced by Consciousness as a framework for the 4-days together, to explore in depth:
- The Power of Illusion & Creation
- The Essence and Oneness of Life
- Ego and Fear
- Listening: the Key to Effective Service
- Consciousness and Awareness
- Blind Spots and Hidden Thoughts
- Realizing Reality
- A Deeper Knowing
Drone footage of Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde
Who are the hosts for this life-changing retreat
Dr. Jack Pransky is a Three Principles Author, Trainer and Practitioner: a Coach of Coaches and a Counselor of Counselors who has written more books about the Principles than anyone else alive!
He is a national and international consultant, speaker, and author who has worked in the field of prevention and community organizing since 1968.
Jack has been responsible for a number of accomplishments in the field, namely:
- helping to create the first Spirituality of Prevention conference in the country (with Prevention Unlimited),
- the first state prevention law in the country,
- the first school climate improvement programs in Vermont,
- Vermont’s Juvenile Court Diversion system,
- two parent-child centers and other successful community-based programs.
Jack specialises in prevention from the inside-out, and specifically in The Three Principles/Health Realization. His new and latest book: Seduced by Consciousness is an autobiographical account of his own life living with an understanding of the Three Principles.
Damian Mark Smyth is an Author, Speaker and Consultant specialising in Mental Health in the Workplace and shares an understanding of Innate Wellness (Three Principles) in business Globally. His first book, Do Nothing! with a foreword by Dr Jack Pransky was the first Three Principles based book to be released in the UK.
Damian has spoken at TEDx about the Principles and delivers workshops globally for entrepreneurs and corporates alike. He also works one to one with clients with Mental Health issues and also helps Three Principles 'would-be' authors to write their own books to create a ripple effect in the world. His new book: The World Peace Equation is due out in 2018.
His iTunes Podcast: Rethink Everything is up to 7,500 downloads, and he also supports Mind, the Mental Health Charity by donating 10% of his earnings. Damian also runs 'One Mind', a support network for Entrepreneurs, small business owners, the self-employed and anyone who works alone.
Where will the event be held?
32 Cabo Verde in Santa Maria on the Island of Sal, Cape Verde is a unique space that has been the host to several national and international events, from cultural theme nights to international film festivals.
The owners of this special venue are a wonderful group of people who have the search for 'spiritual consciousness' as a way of life, so they are perfectly suited as our hosts for the retreat.
They will be providing us with nutritious sustenance for the event with vegetarian food served for lunch every day, fresh juices, desserts and snacks all made with special local ingredients, to keep us refreshed throughout.
The island of Sal is almost exclusively dedicated to tourism and owes its name to the industry that thrived here between the eighteenth and mid-seventh centuries. A land of wonderful white sandy beaches, warm and transparent waters and coral reefs, the island offers unique conditions for water sports, from surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing to diving, fishing and swimming.
Despite its volcanic origin, the island is flat, resembling the lunar surface and has a warm tropical dry climate, which allows tourists to enjoy the paradisiac beaches or the famous salt flats for 365 days a year. It is the main tourist point of Cape Verde, being responsible for more than 50% of the overnight stays of the whole archipelago.
Visits to the bay of Murdeira, Rabo de Junco, Bay of Joaquim Petinha, Buracona, Ponta Preta, as well as the Grotto of Love, among others, are obligatory for those who visit this island, plus there'll be hiking expeditions on the days around the retreat and I'm sure Jack will be on them (as he LOVES to hike!).
The cost is £595 for the 4 days
Including lunches and all refreshments at the venue. This price also includes access to the footage of the entire event.
Flight costs from the UK are between £250-£350 return and hotels in Santa Maria are around £300 upwards for a one week stay (all accommodation there is of a good standard). Flights from the US are considerably more at around $1,500 return. You will need to organise your own flights, transfers and accommodation for the retreat, plus breakfast and evening meals.
There are limited numbers of 15 spaces for this retreat. You will also be sent a copy of Jack's book in advance once you have completed your payment.
"We create something that is nothing but only looks like something" - Dr. Jack Pransky
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Where do I stay?
A. There are many hotels and resorts and bed & breakfasts in Santa Maria to accommodate all types of budgets. If you´re into all the comforts of a really nice hotel take a look at Hotel Morabeza, the first hotel on Sal, or Hotel Odjo d´Agua which is right on the water. As many of the accommodations are privately owned (and rented out directly by their owners), we recommend you to check Airbnb.com. If you’re travelling on a tight budget please check out 32 Cabo Verde's friends at Sakaroule Bed & Breakfast or find a rental apartment at the local Sal 4 Rent office.
Q. What do I need to consider when visiting Sal?
A. If this is your first visit to Cape Verde, make sure your passport expiry date is more than 6 months from now. For those travelling from outside Europe, make sure to check out this website for details on adapters for your electrical devices:
http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/en-se/cape-verde/ All visitors require a 40 Euros visa (paid at the airport upon arrival). The Euro is the accepted currency so there is no need for exchange of currencies of any kind if you’re coming from Europe (not the UK).
Q. Which airlines fly to Sal, Cape Verde?
A. TUI and Thomas Cook Airlines operate the UK's only direct flights. Both airlines serve Sal's Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID), while TUI also flies into Boa Vista's Aristides Pereira Airport (BVC).
Airlines Flying from United Kingdom to Cape Verde
Other Popular Airlines Flying to Cape Verde
- Brussels Airlines
- Meridiana Fly
- TUIfly Nordic
- Travel Service Poland
- Transavia.com France
- Europe Airpost
Q. What kind of 'stuff' do I need to bring with me?
A. We recommend you travel light! Traveling to Santa Maria is like travelling to any holiday destination in the sun like Spain, Portugal and North Africa. When packing, remember that you’re travelling to spend time in a place where the temperature is around 25 degrees centigrade or 77 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
During the winter holiday season, it’s usually quite windy (hence the reason why kitesurfing and windsurfing are so popular), so make sure you bring a hoodie or a warm sweater for those windy moments and colder evenings.
The 32 Cabo Verde venue is in the heart of Santa Maria, a short walking distance to everything you’ll ever need and just 100m from the main sandy beach with crystal clear water. You can find most things you need for beach life in and around the event venue itself.