Enter the Cave
a ceremonial progression in stone medicine
Caves are places of initiation and transformation. Might you enter? This 9-week certification course takes you on a journey through 27 stones and hundreds of years of knowledge.
The Cave Reopens in 2020
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Enter the Cave if:
- You care about ancestors and lineages and you’re eager to study from an ancient tradition
- You know it’s time to cut through the distractions and summon up who you are. You’re committed to finding the thing that draws out your power
- You know it’s time to make your daily life and practice match this actualization. When you take the time, your rituals are bubbling with life
- You hear the call from the land and the stones and you are set on listening
- You keep committing to what will keep you awake. You commit because you know you have something special. And you actually do
If this speaks to your heart, this is the stone and crystal medicine certification course for you.
Focused towards the knowledge of the Jade Purity Lineage out of ancient China, this course invites you into deep study of the full materia medica of 27 stones from this tradition.
– Dates: will be listed soon for 2020
- Live online lectures once a week from 7:00pm EST – 8:15pm EST
- Video and Audio formats of content with lifetime access
- Full Materia Medica of 27 stones with several applications
- Ongoing Facebook Group with Sarah – 9 weeks of guidance, accountability and community
Over the 9-week process, we will experience three phases of awakening derived from the ancient Taoist Upper Clarity tradition – Authenticity, Mystery and Shen.
Each week in our live lecture, a step in our shamanic progression will be revealed. Highlights of three stones to work with each week will be discussed. One or more self-mastery rituals will be shared. This will be your practice of the week.
Any course with Sarah is so much more than a simple transmission of information. I wasn’t prepared for the profound healing that would come out of the 9-week progression. I had the most intense (in a good way) and beautiful ancestral healing/clearing after building a grid with the week one stones. Week one. Paid for the course – week one. Truly these shifts are seismic. They are quantum. They are miracles.
The honesty of the stones is revolutionary to me. I felt counseled by their perspectives. I’ve gained a most valuable vault of tools and practices. Practices that I will never forget and that I will use on a regular basis. Grounding and Prayer practices have expanded. The Pearl Visualization and the Big Dipper Meditation I’ve found intensely awesome and powerful.
Your transformation will take place through your daily engagement with the powerful stone rituals and practices.
You will receive video and audio files (made for cave-dwellers only) on in-depth materia medica of each of the three stones of the week.
You will learn related on-the-body treatments, elixir applications, and gridwork techniques that correspond with the phases of transformation.
Through this approach you can apply what you learn to 3 valuable places – yourself, others, and the Earth. After 9 weeks of deepening practice, group intention, and powerful stone medicine, you will be transformed.
Land deeper in your practice through weekly guidance, stone rituals, and divination work
Feel the sovereignty of being able to merge stone medicine into all of your other work – forever
Graduate from the course with lifetime access to materia medica videos and audios and lifetime support in a graduates only Facebook group
Materia Medica for Enter the Cave
- Rose Quartz
- Clear Quartz
- Smoky Quartz
- Green Tourmaline
- Watermelon Tourmaline
Your Instructor –
Sarah Thomas, BS, MAc, LAc, Dipl. Ac
is a licensed acupuncturist and owns Clarity Acupuncture in Asheville, North Carolina. Sarah has been steeped in stone and crystal medicine, clinically and academically, for over a decade. You can read more about her at the blog post Sarah’s Professional Bio or at the About Sarah page.
When I started looking for a class to learn more about the healing properties of stones and was led to this Sarah and this course, I had no idea that only a few short months later I would find my heart, consciousness and world expanded so immensely! So much awakened within me – knowledge, awareness, feelings, senses, dreams. I am in awe at the powerful connections I made with myself, the stones, and the circle of cave dwellers
I don’t think I’ve ever felt so held in my life to be who I am. Sarah and the stones created such an inviting, non-judgmental space and I really felt encouraged to open to what I am being called to do. Now that the fear is gone, I’m just full of love, joy, empowerment and excitement. I am creating medicine, and feel I can work with the stones to help me do this. I feel unstoppable :). I will definitely be returning for Temple of Stone.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts August 26th, 2019 and ends in November. The course spans nine live lectures on Monday nights. Exceptionally, one lecture falls on a Tuesday night and there will be two weeks off of live lectures between weeks six and seven. Both are due to Sarah traveling.
Is it good for beginners? Are there any pre-reqs or orderings to consider?
Enter the Cave and Temple of Stone are sister courses. There are no pre-reqs, they can be taken at any time, in any order, and one can be taken without ever taking the other one. Both courses are appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners. Each course takes you through deep work with 27 stones, for a 52-stone total experience if you take both courses. Only be aware that if you want to take the Stone Medicine Teacher Training Certification Course, which happens once a year, you must be a graduate of both Enter the Cave and Temple of Stone.
Are the stones provided? Where do we get them?
The stones are not provided because different students need different things. Some students may already have many of the stones. Some students may have fewer. You might want to work with a cherished piece you’re already bonded to. And, for the stones you don’t have, obtaining the pieces is part of the learning. Choosing what resonates with you is essential. A guide to obtaining qi-filled stones for this course can be found here.
What if I'm not on Facebook?
Nothing will be taught in Facebook that is not shared in the live weekly classes or in the materia medica lectures. All of the stone medicine content will come to you, even if you are not on Facebook. When you are not on Facebook, you do not see other student’s processes as much. You will experience a little less community in the course. However, you will still be deeply nourished, educated, and accelerated on your path with this course, if you are not on Facebook.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to all of the videos and audios for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. The private Enter the Cave Facebook community will end about a week after the course, and all of the cavers will be moved to the special graduates only FB community.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the first week’s live lecture and materia medica of the week, you can cancel your enrollment by Sunday night (at the end of the first week). You will be un-enrolled from the course and given a FULL REFUND. After that point, there will be no refunds.
What is the refund policy?
There will be no refunds issued for any reason after the end of the first week of class. See the answer above for more.
If I choose the payment plan, how do I get the payments to you and when?
Your first payment will be due the day you enroll, to save your seat. The following payments will be automatically drafted out of the payment source the first day of the next two to four months.
What if I can not attend the Monday night lectures in real time?
The live lectures will be recorded and uploaded into your curriculum by the next day! You can watch them as soon as you can. They will remain in your curriculum forever.
What's the difference between the live Monday night lectures and the materia medica lectures?
The live lectures on Monday nights cover the spiritual theme of the week, how to engage in the practice of the week, and how to orient to the stones and their potentials. It’s also a time when teachings are shared about the history of the lineage and the consciousness of the practitioners involved with it. We get you prepared and excited for the complete materia medica that comes to you directly after the live lecture. In the materia medica videos, we go in-depth with each stone, and cover three per week.
Tell me about the certification I receive.
At the end of the course, students are sent an evaluation questionnaire. The questions are geared towards harvesting your experience, not right and wrong answers. Your answers will be read by Sarah Thomas, LAc, your instructor. If they reflect that you participated in the course and engaged with the practices, you will become a certified stone and crystal medicine practitioner by the Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine. You will receive a wall certificate and gain access to higher level courses in the future, like the teacher training.