Δευτέρα, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

GOD ASCLEPIUS



Asclepius was the son of Koronida and Apollon. In Greek he was called  “ipiodoros” which means the one who offers peace in mind, “ipiodotis” that means the man who offers  relief from the pain or “ipiofron”  the one who gives love, affection and peace. As a son of Apollon, the god of the light and the sun, Asclepius symbolized the virtues of intellectual spirit, the warmth of the soul which was able to inspire the trust of the diseased, the optimism and the invigoration of the soul. He also symbolized the terms of hygienic way of living, the air and the light. He was considered to be supplying people with inner harmony  in order to protect them from the diseases of the body and the mind.
        When he was born, Apollon gave him to the centaur Hiron to grow him up, because Hiron was considered to be the symbol of eternal wisdom, existing even before the birth of gods. The principle of Asclepius were purity, respect of your body and of nature generally. His healing practices were based not only on herbs and ointments, but also on the state of sleep or joyfulness. But the most essential in this practice was the cleanliness of the body and venue.
        In Aesclepieion some animals were characterized as sacred. For example, the snake symbolized the regeneration of the body, after waking up from its hibernation. The most common picture is a snake coiled round the withe of Asclepius. Another animal that was considered to be sacred is the dog, which is encountered in Epidavros, in Athens, in Lyssos, in Levin (Lentas) and in Rome. It was said that the animal had godlike power, so in a miraculous way it was healing the patient by licking him. It symbolized faith, intelligence and watchfulness.
        According to the ancient historian Strabon, the most famous Aesclepieia were those in Triki of Thessaly (it is a possible place of birth for Aesculapius), in Pergamos of Minor Asia, in Kos, in Titani of Sikion, in Argos, in Athens, in Lyssos and in Levin (Lentas) in Crete. The Asklepieia were founded and built in open areas that were full of light and close to healing waters. Light- air- water, were the three basic elements which symbolized the conditions of preservation of good health and life in general.

PROGRAM



I invite you to this small, but so extraordinary place in order to make a gift to yourselves: 5 relaxing and full of euphoria days. 
The program includes:

  • Morning contemplation in the temple of Asclepius.
  • Mild exercises on the beach that activate body and mind.
  • Afternoon walks to nearby beaches in order to get to know better the surrounding area.
  • Seminars related to ways of improvement of yourselves, in order to appreciate and love yourselves, to forgive, to cherish the moment. These seminars can also teach the understanding of spiritual evolution of humans and how each one of us can develop his spiritual skills.
  • Lessons on how to make hand made soap and how to plant herbs.
  • Extra activities: reiki treatments and scuba diving.

Note:
During the day, there will be plenty of time at your disposal.
For additional days, prior arrangement is required. 
The program is offered in Greek and English.
 
Program Dates: 
English:
  • from 6-5-2013 to 11-5-2013
  • from 13-5-2013 to 18-5-2013
  • from 20-5-2013 to 25-5-2013
  • from 27-5-2013 to  1-6-2013
  • from 3-6-2013 to 8-6-2013
  • from 3-6-2013 to 8-6-2013
  • from 10-6-2013 to 15-6-2013
  • from 17-6-2013 to 22-6-2013
  • from 24-6-2013 to 29-6-2013
  • from 8-7-2013 to 13-7-2013
  • from 22-7-2013 to 27-7-2013
  • from 26-8-2013 to 31-8-2013
  • from 9-9-2013 to 14-9-2013
  • from 16-9-2013 to 21-9-2013
  • from 23-9-2013 to 28-9-2013
  • from 30-9-2013 to 5-10-2013
  • from 7-10-2013 to 12-10-2013
  • from 14-10-2013 to 19-10-2013
  • from 21-10-2013 to 26-10-2013

Select the date that suits you best and make your reservation by e-mail to: lentaseuphoria@gmail.com



And… do not forget that in the rough path of the development, people need spiritual contemplation and euphoria in order to be helped with their inner balance and harmony in the future. Also, do not forget that the healing power lies in nature and in the whole universe. It is also found in the inner part of the human soul waiting for its awakening.