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Featured Classes + Events


Alchemical Healing Mentorship: Level 1 with Lorie Eve Dechar and Benjamin Fox

The Level I Alchemical Healing Mentorship beginning in January 2016 is a living laboratory where acupuncturists and other health care practitioners explore concepts, tools, and skills that touch the soul. The goal of this program is to discover the gold in the lead of human suffering and foster healing that results in transformation – the emergence of new possibilities – in our own and patients’ lives.

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British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2015

September 25 - 27, 2015

Join us for our talks at the British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2015! This conference has some of the world’s most renowned speakers, sharing their knowledge through lectures with a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focus, workshops from a five element perspective, stems and branches, qigong and meditation sessions, practical demonstrations, discussion forums and much more.


Esalen Institute – Lead to Gold: An Introduction to Alchemical Healing

February 14 - 19, 2016

The origin of the word alchemy comes from the Arabic alkīmiyā, meaning “black soil art.” Rather than looking up in search of transcendence, alchemists dare to go down – to dig deep into the soil of embodied life, to descend into the personal and collective unconscious, to cherish our “leaden” impasses – in the quest for the true gold of a spiritually illuminated life.
We invite you to join us in applying the principles, attitudes, and practices drawn from this ancient art to our modern lives. Our goal is a reclamation of lost and forgotten parts of ourselves in order to re-infuse our souls, reinvigorate our imaginations, and guide us as we discover new possibilities for our personal lives and for the life of our planet…

From the Blog:

On Friendship

April 17, 2015

One of my dearest friends is dying of cancer. Richard was diagnosed just shy of a year ago, and each visit now that I get to share with him feels especially poignant. As he dies, he is teaching me about death, about how not to be afraid of it, about how to face it and talk about it openly, and about how a person can die with dignity and graceful acceptance.

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Meet Lorie and Benjamin

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Lorie Dechar

Alchemical Acupuncturist and Healer,
Author, Teacher

Benjamin Fox

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.

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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.

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