City of Light Summer School 2017
Creating Your Highest Path
How would it feel to be consciously planning your life with angels? To draw upon their help and guidance in creating the events of your life? Imagine seeing your path of light in all its beauty spread out before you. Imagine experiencing each moment of life illuminated.
This City of Light Summer School will focus on developing these abilities. You will learn how to create a state of illuminated well-being where you sense the angelic guidance that opens your highest path to you moment by moment. Let beings of light help you build beautiful experiences with the fine frequencies of light that emanate from your divine self.
Sananda will be teaching you skills that are used to sustain and develop the joyful communities that are known as cities of light. Beings from an established city of light will be joining us in holding a high frequency space into which we may bring some of the new qualities of light becoming available on Earth and from which we may connect with a developing planetary gridwork of light linking the divine essence in all beings.
The practical details
This weekend retreat is held at Holycombe House in the village of Whichford in Oxfordshire, UK. Holycombe is a beautiful residential holistic retreat centre in a wooded valley on the edge of the village. Set in six acres, it is built in the grounds of a Norman Castle, and has a water-filled moat, habitat for carp and dragonflies. A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood, passes though the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity. Wildlife abounds: everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers. Across a meadow is the ancient Whichford wood, in spring abundant with wood anemones, primroses and bluebells. Two or three miles away are the ancient Rollright Stones.
Driving to Holycombe
Driving from the South: From London M40 north, take junction 8 (A40) for Oxford, leave on A44, * take A3400 going north at Chipping Norton roundabout.** At north end of Long Compton take right turn up steep hill signposted Whichford (where the main road bends steeply to the left, 200 yards past the church). ***. After two miles along high ridge, and 100yds after Whichford 30 mph sign, take first right down steep lane. Holycombe is on your right at the bottom of the dip
Driving from the North: From Stratford-upon-Avon take A3400, (or from M 40 (Junction 15) take A429 towards Stow-on-Wold, at Halford join A3400) drive south through Shipston-on-Stour. Take 4th turn left (4 miles south of Shipston) to Whichford and proceed as from ***above.
Driving from the East: (main road way) From Banbury take A361 to the Chipping Norton round-about (intersection of A3400 and A361) then turn north on A3400 then from * above.
Driving from the East: (cross country route) from Gt. Rollright, Banbury etc you will drive down a steep hill into Whichford. The village green and telephone box is on your left, the pub on your right. At war memorial, turn left off the main road and drive past the church which is on your right, then go round right-hand bend, down to the bottom of the dip, and Holycombe is on your left. (If you do not turn left at War memorial you will drive past Whichford Pottery then you would turn left and left again and Holycombe is on right.)
Driving from the West: From M5 (junction 11a) or Fosse-Way (Cirencester) drive to Stow-on-the-Wold and then take A436. (If coming via Moreton-in-Marsh take A44). Where A436 intersects with A44 see Greedy Goose gastro pub. If coming from Moreton, take a left. Coming from Stow – this is a staggered cross-roads so take a right turn then immediate left. After 3 miles on this B road (passing the Rollright Stones on the right) turn left onto A3400, drive to Long Compton and proceed from ** above. From Burford head for Chipping Norton, continue on A361 until roundabout and turn left onto A3400 and proceed from * above.
Getting to Holycombe by Public Transport
The nearest railway station (five miles away) is Moreton-in-the-Marsh which is on the Oxford-Hereford line. From London you leave from Paddington Station. From Moreton you will need to get a taxi (see telephone numbers below) – it is a small country station so booking is a good idea. Traveline 0870 608 2 608 www.traveline.org.uk for public transport route and timetable information. Cost of taxi approximately £15.
Banbury Rail Station is 12 miles away and can be reached from Paddington and Marylebone Station. There are plentiful taxis there. Banbury Dial-a-ride 01295 263777
Buses from Oxford (Gloucester Green Station) come as far as Chipping Norton (5 miles away) so again a taxi is necessary. There are regular buses from London Victoria to Oxford – Oxford Citylink and Oxford Tube.
Bus companies: Stagecoach Travel centre Gloucester Green 01865 727000/772250 Oxford Tube 01993 702197. Oxford Bus Company 01865 785400 www.oxfordbus.co.uk includes Airline coaches from Heathrow and Gatwick, and Oxford Express Oxford – Central London
From the North there are trains via Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon, and buses from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shipston or Long Compton. From Shipston you would need a taxi. From Long Compton it is a 45 minute walk.
MH Taxis Moreton In Marsh Michael Hopkins 07779 939415 [email protected] www.mhtaxis.com
Moreton Taxis Moreton In Marsh Stephen Stimson 0800 9558584/07800 957646 [email protected] www.moretontaxis.co.uk/
Town and Country Taxis Morteton In Marsh John Luker [email protected]
Hasan Taxis Chippping Norton 07903 740131 [email protected] www.hasantaxi.co.uk
Excelsior Taxis Ltd Chipping Norton 01608 643721/07833 473436 enq…@excelsiortaxis.co.uk www.excelsiortaxis.co.uk
Ambassader Taxis Chipping Norton 0207 183 6412 [email protected] www.chippingnortontaxis.co.uk
001 Taxis Oxford 01865 240000/241641 [email protected] www.001taxis.com
Castle Cars Ltd Banbury 01295 270011 [email protected] www.castlecarsbanbury.co.uk
Oxford Taxis Oxford 01865 575007 [email protected] www.oxfordtaxis.co.uk
A1 Taxi Services Banbury 01295 272020 [email protected] www.a1taxisbanbury.co.uk
Getting to Holycombe from Heathrow or Gatwick
From Heathrow and Gatwick there is an aiport bus to Oxford www.oxfordbuscompany.co.uk but then they have to get from Oxford to Chipping Norton by bus www.stagecoachbus.com or by train from Oxford to Banbury or Moreton-in-Marsh www.nationalrail.co.uk , or airport coach from Heathrow to Banbury www.nationalexpress.com From either Banbury or Moreton in Marsh or Chipping Norton they would need to get a taxi. Other than that, sharing a taxi from Heathrow might be the answer.
The course structure
The course starts with an introduction on the evening of Friday 12 May and finishes at 4.30 pm on Sunday 14 May. Talks and guided inner journeys will bring you direct experience of the skills you are learning. The course will be recorded and available to all participants afterwards, so that you may continue to develop these skills.
Your payment includes all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. All food will be vegetarian. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements.The course fees range from £175 if are providing your own accommodation to £325 if you have sole use of a room in the Main House. Use the dropdown menus to find your choice.
There are bedrooms in the Main House and a few yards away in the Lodge. Most rooms are twin, but for a supplement you may have sole occupancy if you wish. We ask guests to bring their own top and bottom sheets, pillow cases and towels.
It is also possible to use the beautiful five-acre camp site, either bringing your own tent or staying in one of the yurts or cabins available. The campsite is designed for those looking for a peaceful, rustic, outdoor experience, surrounded by nature and history. There are no formal pitches, so you are able to choose where you camp when you arrive. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.