We all love freedom. To cultivate an ever-expanding repertoire of responses to life is to be allied with freedom and nature’s “evolutionary ingenuity,” which is another name for the Trickster — the quality of being which comes alive in difficult circumstances and loves against all odds.
Your Trickster can help you shape-shift your reality, starting with cultivating your linguistic, metaphoric, and storytelling agility.
When you change your metaphors, you change your story... and literally change your world.
Life Can Be a Conspiracy for Your Benefit
What happens when you shift, for example, from thinking the world is out to get you to seeing the world with the eyes of “benign paranoia” — believing the universe is conspiring for your benefit?
Hint: far better things “happen” to you!
New studies shows those who believe themselves lucky are more prone to synchronicity and to fall into fortuitous events.
Conversely, when you tell yourself you’re unable to create something wondrous with your life, your subconscious mind will make it so.
The path of personal transformation requires you clear away the cobwebbed beliefs and assumptions that fill your brain and open to something more magical: thoughts that generate spontaneity, play, and delight.
This not only lifts your spirits, it lifts our culture... and makes for more meaningful relationships.
You become more magnetic for romantic partners, more “co-operative” with allies, and more catalytic for your community.
Your creative joie de vivre makes you a better speaker and a more compelling leader.
When you let go of your “harumphitude,” you emerge as a more delightful human that others want to play with.
Your degree of inner freedom is thus essential for giving your greatest gifts to the world and expressing your authentic Self.
That’s where the medicine of the Trickster comes in handy.
Activating the Trickster in your life is all about freedom from the Reality Police and the rut of old certainties.
Trickster Medicine blesses you with a new capacity to create word magic and new storylines, and use playful unpredictability to bridge divides.
Magic is simply a willingness to collaborate with everything; so you move your emotional default-setting of “status quo” to “Woof-Woof-Wanna-Play?!”
As you savor Trickster Medicine with ever-more-gusto, you cultivate a new superpower, which infuses your life with meaning and dazzle.
That’s because Trickster Medicine is not the only medicine or practice, but it’s the sine qua non because it renders all the other practices more effective.
Trickster is one of the greatest teachers of the spiritual path AND the path of social influence. With Trickster backing you up, you can defuse conflicts, levitate into laughter and transform situations with verbal aikido.
So in the name of your freedom, we invite you to a truly unique online program with Caroline Casey that will deepen your journey and transform you into a wildly unpredictable agent of evolution.
Caroline will take you into the heart of Trickster Medicine as a path and a practice and invite you to compost self-sabotage into nutrients for a more creative life.
She’ll show you how to add spice and sizzle to all that has become routine and dare you to surprise yourself.
As you’re liberated, you help liberate others. There is no prison for the unexpected!
If you also yearn for a saner society, the Trickster can help turn you into the change agent you were meant to be. It’s enchanting AND practical to lead the way forward with unexpected surprises; they dissolve defenses and polarities and allow us to meet in the heart.
Whether you’re a seeker on the spiritual path, a veteran activist or a curious evolutionary, you’ll delight in the ways that Caroline illuminates the path to your true Self and a more liberated world.
She’s been at the forefront of new-paradigm spirituality and in the trenches of Washington, DC, politics since she was a wee little girl. She’s deeply informed by astrological wizardry and social-change-savvy.
Her mind weaves a remarkable number of threads per minute into a new tapestry of possibility, all helping you to create a more beautiful life.
Over the course of seven weeks, Caroline will show you how you can animate your Trickster skill set and fill your magic backpack with “reverent unpredictability,” which in language, metaphor, and action liberates everyone.
The truth is that both God and Goddess like to laugh and bless those who shake us out of self-inflicted, serious habits that are keeping us stuck.
When you ally with Trickster, you free up the evolutionary life force within you. You dance through the dueling dualisms to find the coherent Whole at the heart of any moment.
The truth is that you do not need more “powers,” but to use those already available to you in your magic backpack — qualities you’ve always had but may not have known — until now!
So you can better connect with Caroline and her teachings, all of her sessions will be live streamed on video. This video connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of Caroline’s teaching. Or, you can easily connect via audio, either through the Internet or your phone.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific.
In this 7-week course, Caroline will guide you through the fundamental insights, skills and capacities you’ll need to access the Trickster for liberation and move into a field of serendipitous synchronicity.
You’ll be guided in becoming unpredictable and bringing in the unexpected to liberate everybody from the choreography of what has been a highly predictable culture.
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, and experiential practices with Caroline. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to activate Trickster Medicine in yourself and in our world.
We gather for our 7-week journey, whose path Coyote unfurls before us, in late spring when Persephone has lit her candle and is completing her ascent up from the Underworld — and we with her! We carry the elixirs to heal the world.
We need not be depressed, if we go deep enough to gather our jaunty, spirited woof. Our willingness to be agents of the Trickster Redeemer magnetizes help. There’s no need to journey alone, co-operators are standing by! Some are mythological. Some are ancestral, fictional, historic, or in fairy tales.
All that has ever moved the human heart to goodness and kinship is made available. We begin calling in the Medicine of Earth’s collective wisdom and setting in motion themes that we’ll carry with us throughout our journey.
In our first Trickster council, we’ll:
Everything wants to be liberated from conditioned servitude into a way of life which enhances our vitality and serves the world. Reverent irreverence encourages us to toss everything into the cauldron — every spiritual practice, every strategy, every opinion — with the criterion “Is it equal, Mars and Venus? Humans and our flora fauna kin? Is the Trickster welcome? Can the truth be addressed without fear?” Yes?! We ladle it out. No? We throw it back in for another round of bubbling and brewing.
We’ll let go of repetitive patterns and self-sabotage and learn how to fully co-operate with our fellow humans, not only in our personal sphere but in our culture.
In this council, we’ll:
“Disciplined wild” is not really a contradiction. What we call wild nature is incredibly disciplined, much like wolves, which also embody inspiring models of leadership.
So we call in the wolves.
We all take vows, as young people, an assessment of “reality” and what we must do to survive. And they are necessary and useful. For a time. But then they go blub blub blub — into the unconscious, where they are no longer useful vows but binding spells. (We will also address, and rummage through ancestral vow and spells we may have taken on.)
When we gather in this manner, we can toss into the Underworld River all outworn vows and ladle out new more useful vows. Whatever we do for ourselves grants us the spiritual muscle tone to do that same thing in the world. Humans are sorely in need of breaking old spells and taking new vows.
In this Trickster council, we’ll:
The world is being destroyed by uninitiated Mars. Mars without Venus equals a hyper-yang death frenzy. Throughout mythological history ‘tis Venus who initiates Mars. Where there is war, let there be Art. Venus magnetizes and invites in the desirable then hands it to Mars to animate. (And Venus and Mars are not the same as masculine and feminine, for they both dance within us all in unique customized ways.)
Venus says: “If all war is a failure of imagination and beauty — then all peace is a triumph of imagination and beauty.”
In this council, we’ll:
This week, we’ll dedicate ourselves to the magic of language and the art of critique and blessing. We’ll explore spicy satire and compassion with sizzle. Let’s be surprising and thus liberating. There’s no prison for the unexpected. Linguistic precision guides the vision, and hums our mythological DNA.
We gather to craft our storytelling skills and strategy, that our language, metaphor, and story be in accord with our dedicated hearts.
In this council, we’ll:
In this council, we learn to move the images in our mind in order to manifest external reality. We dive into the Qabalistic teachings on visualization and ways to metabolize the poison of the world.
We’ll cultivate utopian imagination (enough with the dystopian, we’ve got that part down). We’ll see how to create the atmosphere where the desirable can take place and practice Reversal Magic — sacred teachings of the Bunny Planet (see Rosemary Wells’ children’s books).
We’ll also consider metaphor as the incarnational garb whereby power enters the world and mythic figures are metaphoric animations of intrinsic intelligence in nature.
In this council, we’ll:
Jupiter proffers, what is the one way of relating to the world that is guaranteed replenishing and never depleting? Blessing! The art of blessing redeems everything in our lives and serves to gets us through the times when we must travel through the Underworld. Blessing does not mean letting go of critique, which is its necessary partner. We simply graduate beyond the dualism to see the intrinsic beauty in all things.
In this final council, we’ll:
In addition to Caroline’s transformational 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Caroline Casey converses with one of her favorite humans, Max Dashu, who embodies the scholarship to which she has been dedicated for over 40 years, the suppressed archives of women’s power. Tales of shamanism, priestesses, the war on reverence — that began so long ago, and now is at another height. Until now! May we all be the antidote to the poison in the world, by embracing our “weird” — our destiny unfurling before us whereby to cultivate, animate and contribute our unique gifts to the community — at this Time of Dire Beauty. That we may all be the balm!
Max Dashu is an American feminist historian, author, and artist who has focused her life’s work on uncovering women’s suppressed histories, which has meant delving into the gendered history of the witch hunts. Her areas of expertise include female iconography, mother-right cultures, and the origins of patriarchy. She’s the founder of the Suppressed Histories Archives, and the author of the book, Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, part of a multivolume series about women in European folk religion and the witch hunts.
Listen in on Caroline Casey’s completely pertinent romp with Trickster-Jungian James Hillman. In this rare interview upon the release of The Soul’s Code, the now great ancestor Hillman opens up about culture, magic, and the truth of our human destiny.
James Hillman created a new vision of psychology, one in which psychology becomes a “supreme discipline” concerned not only with the psyche of humanity but the “soul” which is at the heart of the world. Vilified by some, he has been called brilliant, explosive, and poetic by others. While some psychologists have applauded Hillman’s call for a return of the soul to a central place in psychology, others have been put off by the fact that Hillman’s own writings are critical of the humanist tradition, highly provocative, and occasionally abstruse.
Guests in this collection of green experts include herbalist Stephen Buhner, enviro-activist Derek Jensen, erudite Druid wizard John Michael Greer, renewable fuels genius David Blume, renewable energy on Indian reservations activist Bob Gough, Bill Benenson (producer-director of the film Soil), Michael Stocker (marine bio-acoustician on healing the oceans), the late investigative reporter Mike Ruppert, left wing social critic Henry Giroux (founder of Nutiva) and anti-GMO pro-sanity activist John Roulac.
Learning the beautiful, symbolic language of astrology the way Caroline Casey teaches it has added an entirely new dimension to my life. It’s deepening my spiritual practice, and it’s all spiritual practice! I’ve included new rituals in my day-to-day life that have made an immediate difference in my energy level... I enthusiastically recommend her work/teaching to all. Thank you, Shift Network, for offering this and many other courses that help us do our part in shifting to the more beautiful world we know is possible!
— Emunah Herzog, West Virginia
Each week I felt I knew a bit more how best I could use myself to fulfill my soul’s destiny. My relationship to the universe became much more alive for me as I did the weekly assignments and I felt my own chosen alignment with the planets grow. I also began to appreciate the information, if used rightly, that astrology could give me.
I feel more positive, hopeful, and inspired in facing whatever comes next for me. Also, I am exuberantly empowered to share the joy and jauntiness with others. Looking forward to continued cahooting with other liberated Tricksters!
— Christy, Bonita, California
Caroline has a way of invoking magic into astrology by her delightful weaving of mythology, storytelling, and coyote meanderings. A great way to spark the brain and awaken insight! Thank you, Caroline and Shift!
This course has changed many of my views, attitudes and thoughts about how I choose to deal with the imbalances, upheavals, turmoils that plague these times we live in. It has lightened up my life like a refreshing fragrance penetrating deep into my heart. Caroline is the best, creating unique ways of looking at situations that are not always uplifting. She uses words that awaken our funny bone, our hearts, intellect, she lightens everything up. Her courses are such delicious rich food for thought!
— KatRama Brooks, Kauai, Hawaii
This course gave me amazing tools to deal with the politics of now. I can work behind the scenes to seed my desires into the collective — and I also now understand how to deal with opposing points of view in terms of aikido moves. This course affected my entire way of viewing myself and life. The tools I gained are so valuable! If you feel at odds with the politics of the day, this course will give you great insight that can be practically applied. Awesome course!
— Lyndal Bronwyn, Richmond, California
Caroline Casey guides us to the bigger, mythical perspective of now. This helps me not get stuck in the drama but rise above to really know that this too will change. And I learned from Caroline that by a mindful choosing of words and thoughts, I can help create the better world we want to call into being.
— Karin Schmidt, Switzerland
This online course with Caroline Casey was the most relevant and directly applicable info I have ever received from any podcast or online event. The content is... beyond technique or informational, and goes right to the heart of transformation on both a personal and global level. The world, the collective WE, really needs this kind of magic now!
The real pleasure of the class was simply to listen to Caroline’s mind. She has blended the knowledge she’s accumulated over the years with a heart energy that encompasses the universe, so that her mind is an artesian well of wisdom. She never ceases bubbling with the purification waters of truth.
— Connie Kaplan, Los Angeles, California
It opened me to a wide range of resources and methods to be myself as I express who I am without inflicting indignity upon others.
Way of the Trickster offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Caroline Casey
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with visionary activist astrologer Caroline Casey — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover the specific skills and abilities to awaken the Trickster within you. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Way of the Trickster Bonus Collection
We feel honored Caroline Casey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a visionary contemporary spiritual teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Caroline’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about transforming your relationship to the world in new and powerful ways, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
— Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher
I recently did a radio interview on KPFA out of San Francisco with a woman named Caroline Casey which was pretty much the most fun interview I’ve ever done — a sort of astral-cosmic freewheeling romp through big ideas. It was definitely the only interview I’ve ever done where I was writing down what SHE was saying as we spoke.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
When I started seeing Caroline Casey, I really hit the jackpot... Her readings are on a level beyond anything I have ever experienced. She mixes in philosophy, religion, history, literature, mythology, and symbolism, along with her specific interpretation of my chart in our sessions. Readings with her are riveting and fun as well as informative. She interprets meaningfully, given the position of the planets at the time and day.
— Sally Quinn, Author of the forthcoming book Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
Kinship with all creation is Caroline Casey’s forte. I have learned so much from her about being in cahoots with the world. I love her for that. She reminds me to bring back my sense of humor even in “times of dire beauty.”
— Nadiya Nottingham, New York City/Dublin, Ireland
Interesting how she helped me see what I have been missing, and for that reason I recommend this course for it set me on more of a soul path. I had studied astrology for years, and couldn’t connect with it [before now].
— Anna, Mill Valley, California
Caroline Casey provides a unique way to look at astrological information to offer a positive, playful, intelligent interpretation of a person’s natal chart, including the planetary influences. How this info integrates for each of us is magic!
— Meredith, Takoma Park, Maryland
The most benefit [I received] from this course is the realization of the immense possibilities I have within myself, by using my imagination, consciously... I would recommend this course to others for how they could discover their own infinite, wonderful, powerful abilities.
— Mieke Haegeman Landegem, Nevele, Belgium
This course was fun but more importantly it taught me new ways of looking, thinking, and acting in the world which are deeply powerful.
— Sarah, Wales, United Kingdom
A new teacher for me, Caroline Casey gave me insights, and some tools to have a better approach and attitude towards the chaos and challenging times. Also a way to bring beauty and play to the table. A wise, wonderful teacher whose teachings and wordplay will not be forgotten easily.
— Nancy W., Toronto, Canada
Caroline Casey is openhearted, witty, awake, and can see from many perspectives in a way that gives you new options interfacing with life. Her backpack of tools is wonderful and I will be using them with a smile on my face for a long time to come. I look forward to more classes with her. She’s a beautiful, unique soul.
— Gaylyn Kaufman, Madison Heights, Michigan
Caroline Casey is known for her unique art of astro* mythological* political* guiding* meta-storytelling — which is presented in myriad multimedia venues.
For more than 22 years, she has been the weaver of context for The Visionary Activist Show, (on KPFA and KPFK, Pacifica Network). Her show is dedicated to anything we need to know to have a democracy: Critique and Solution, using the astrological frame story that encourages us all to contribute to a Renaissance of reverent Ingenuity.
Caroline began studying astrology as a late teen. She was the kid who got to hang out at a salon presided over by Dr. Andrew Weil, comprised of way cool intellectual political mystics, reading anything the Whole Earth Catalogue recommended including Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, with whom she studied Grail legend and Animal Myths in later years.
Caroline is dedicated to astrology as one of the great meta-languages of antiquity, uniting everything of consequence: personal and collective change, ritual magic, and esoteric philosophy. She studied at the Astrological Lodge on Baker Street in London, traveled through India, returned to Brown University. She’s studied everything useful to astrology: the Grail legend, comparative religion, Sufism, Voudoun, Oriental Theatre, Middle Eastern Dance, film, writing — all contributing to a degree in semiotics, how creation is symbolic.
She’s a rousing and frequent keynote speaker at political, environmental, spiritual, psychological, and astrological conferences, as well as an MC at global music and activism festivals — including MCing the spoken word stage at the Symbiosis Eclipse Festival in Oregon.
Caroline continues her studies of magic, mythology, literature, and social activism all over the world. You can learn more about her at CoyoteNetworkNews.com.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There is no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is May 22nd, 2018. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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