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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.


Tri-State College of Acupuncture Grand Rounds

March 20, 2016

Tri-State’s unique Grand Rounds courses offer students the opportunity to observe, listen to, and question senior practitioners as they treat patients in real time. These experienced educators reflect on the art and science of their treatments, sharing their clinical findings and personal approaches to practice. Grand Rounds courses embrace the classical apprenticeship model, offering students an intimate view of patient-practitioner dynamics, while at the same time going beyond the apprenticeship experience, using high-resolution digital video to give students a close-up view of the techniques being demonstrated.


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:

How Did “They” Know?

November 13, 2015

If we are to practice our medicine to its fullest potential and allow it to heal and transform the suffering of our modern world, we ourselves must become “they.” We must be like the “healers of old” who know with our hearts as well as our minds. We must learn once again to speak with the plants, to touch the spirits who reside in the acupuncture points, to see the streaming of the rivers of life that flow through every aspect of the cosmos. We must discover again our own capacity to see, to know and to heal the soul as well as the body.

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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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