Taoist Tapping Ceremony December 19th – 23rd (2012) with Stuart Wilde

Dawn at the Winter Solstice in the Land of the Midnight Sun

This event was fully booked but 3 spaces have become available at the last minute.
One person transferred to Amsterdam and 2 others failed to complete their registration.

Please email Tom Lishman at: events@thehiddendoorway.com and send a photo with your application if you haven’t attended previously.

The Sages of the Plum Red Robes were an order of Old Chinese Taoist monks from 2500 years ago. The Taoist Sages revered the winter solstice as their most sacred time of the year. The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year, where the sun is then reborn into the days of the new—bringing in a new energy. The Taoist Sages would gather for three days for a Plum Wine Fast and tap on a table with bone tappers. Our ways are linked to the ancient ways of the Sages of the Plum Red Robes.

In honor of their tradition, we gather each year during the winter solstice for a Plum Wine Fast and tap on a table for three days with bone tappers, just as the Taoist Sages of old once did. It’s a deep meditative process that takes one into a very deep trance state—wherein one feels a deep connection to the divine and a silence and calm. The small amount of wine doesn’t have a drunken effect on a person. It takes one into a state of softness and a keen etheric perception.

Stuart Wilde reintroduced performing the Taoist Tapping Ceremony as a group in the land of the Ancient Etruscans. We gathered in the countryside of Tuscany in 2008 and 2009, bringing a tradition from 2500 years ago back into our day and age. Khris Krepcik hosted the ceremony in North America for 2010.

Khris Krepcik (www.thehoodedsage.com) will hold a tapping ceremony in America this December and Stuart Wilde will be hosting the tapping in Ireland, near the sacred lakes of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. We’ll have free transport to take you to the lakes during the three days.

The Plum Wine Fast

The Plum Wine Fast is drinking one shot glass (2.5 oz) of plum wine and one liter of water, every four hours, for three whole days (72 hours)—with no food. Check in on December, 19th by 5:00 pm.  The fast begins at midnight on December 19th (12:00 am December 20th) and ends at midnight on December 22nd (12:00 am December 23rd). At the end of the fast, we celebrate with a midnight feast of fruits, vegetables, breads, and cheese.  Check out on December 23rd by 12:00 pm.  We can’t book any extra days like we did last year, because the premises is not ours.

The Tapping Ceremony

The tapping ceremony is performed with a circle of people sitting around a wooden table in silence. We simply tap in unison with bone chess pieces for 72 hours, with nothing but the sound of the tapping. We tap in shifts of groups of 6 to 12 people tapping at a time. The room goes very spacial and deep with purple fractal codes, in the room is a speckled ambience to it, as if it were in another dimension, and you can often see people dematerialize.

Healing and Rejuvenation

We consider the Taoist Tapping Ceremony during the winter solstice to be our sacred, private time of the year to simply hang out together, heal, and rejuvenate ourselves from the work we do. As such, this event is not an event of scheduled lectures or healing sessions. It’s a gathering of those of like mind that have a deep reverence for this ancient ceremony.

But we have been known to carry on metaphysical discussions. And Stuart will do healings on anyone that wants them.

This Workshop Includes:

  • Three Night’s Shared Accommodation at the Venue.  (We have 5 single rooms, there is a Euro 75 supplement on the singles)
  • One Evening Dinner, before the Fast Begins
  • Plum Wine and Spring Water
  • Midnight Celebration Feast after the fast
  • We will have a passenger van and we’ll do our very best to pick you up from Dublin Airport at designated times, and if you are coming in at some obscure time, you will have to take a taxi, or rent a car, or hitch a lift with others.

How to Register and Attend

This is a semi-private event. If you have attended the tapping before with S. Wilde or K. Krepcik we’ll accept your registration automatically. If you have NOT attended before, we’d like you to send us an email saying why you would like to come and enclose a picture of yourself. We’ll put you on the waiting list and we’ll let you know on or before November 20th. Stuart will reserve some places (about 10) for newcomers.

Our events book full very quickly, sometimes selling out within a few hours. The only way to secure attendance to the tapping event (because you have been before) is to register and pay to secure your space. The new comers will have to wait to be confirmed by Nov 20th and pay then.

Price & How to Pay 

Price is Euros 800.00 Double occupancy. The single occupancy room is Euro 875.00 (five rooms only) Pls send an email to Gaby saying you’d like to come and we’ll send you back the electronic wire transfer details. If you are paying from a corporation please make sure you put your name in the reference box as it drives us nuts when we get wires in from Acme Plumbing and we don’t know who the person is.  Once you pay we’ll give you the location. If you absolutely can’t pay by wire transfer we can give you a Pay Pal link but we’d prefer not to use Paypal as is always a bit of nightmare.

If you don’t have our email then send an email to Tom Lishman. Click Events. We don’t post our email address because of spam. But if you’ve bought a product from us, or you have come to a gig you’ll have it. The email starts with the number 45, email that one.

Taoist Tapping Ceremony with Stuart Wilde In Ireland

December 19th – 23rd, 2012 – Co. Wicklow

Learn More about the Sages of the Plum Red Robes: Stuart Wilde – Plum Red – Taoist Tales of Old China

Glendalough Upper Lake

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