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Pounamu: Ascension Tool of Aotearoa - Mark McPherson

Learn about the historic importance of Pounamu in ancient cultures. Find out how Pounamu is formed. Learn how the stone is worked and how we can access its inner beauty. Discover how the stone interacts with human beings, namely its vibratory frequency and how it can embed into our heart chakra.

Mark will share an experience has had with Pounamu relating to Ascension of the light body. You will get to perform a group meditation with Pounamu to utilise the combined energy of the moment that will be built together in the workshop. In closing he will allow people to ask questions relating to the workshop and will share what he can. This part of the workshop can unlock the most and hegives this great attention as the greatest knowledge comes not from knowing the right answer but knowing the right question. People will gain a greater awareness and respect for Pounamu and how we can utilise it in this time of great change. While the second workshop is somewhat a repeat of the first it will also build upon the first and nothing presented is the same or from written text, allowing the wairua to flow, to unlock what is necessary at the time and for the group.

Suitable for: all ages

Duration: 120 minutes

Presenter: Mark McPherson


Bio

Mark is a Pounamu carver and has worked with the stone for approximately 12 years. He has been fortunate to be privy to the knowledge of the Waitaha whare wananga and this has given him a great depth of respect and understanding for Pounamu. His experiences DJing at festivals for 15 years has led to a unique combination that has led him to offer workshops regarding the potential of the stone as an ascension tool. He sells pounamu carvings at the Motueka market, Tuatara Jewellery Motueka and The Coolstore Gallery. He has a workshop/studio at his home in Ngatimoti and works with local Nelson and Golden Bay stone as well as Westcoast Pounamu. This offers people a unique broad spectrum of Pounamu not often found in the typical tourist trail.

 

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"There is such a diverse and deep group of individuals that come together to form a community that I will feel compelled to share this knowledge with."
 

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