Calling all pragmatic mystics and public dreamers!
Are you weary of the (soul-suffocating) status-quo?
Do you want to replace doomsday stories in your head and your newsfeed with magical, life-affirming stories?
Because now you “get to” (as opposed to “got to”) make the big, or small, life changes the Universe has been nudging you to make.
You get to discover exactly what YOU have to add to the collective cauldron where a new positive culture and consciousness have started simmering....
And it’s not willpower, angst or resentment towards “those people,” that will get us all there, but the liberating genius of Trickster.
Playful and unpredictable, Trickster Magic is the antidote we need to the heaviness all around us.
Trickster is that which arrives in dangerous times to brighten our spirits, liberate our communities, and dazzle the darkness.
Trickster is a keeper-protector of democracy, the part of us and nature, which loves against all odds.
You can witness this force in the adaptable ingenuity of seeds sprouting after cataclysm, and in rivers that metabolize poison.
The energy of Trickster aligns with the forces of nature to create change — from the personal to the political — in nature’s way.
Trickster empowers you to embody your truth, and call forth authenticity, playfully, in those around you.
Trickster gives you linguistic, metaphoric and storytelling agility that can shape-shift reality.
And when you learn to change your metaphors, you change your story... and literally change our world.
The Trickster Training Mystery School is dedicated to dreaming a more desirable world into being.
And we invite YOU to join us, cultivate your unique gifts and be influential at this time of dire beauty.
Journey through the year with Caroline Casey, agent of Bodhisattva Coyote and one of the world’s most fun, playful, erudite astrologers, and you’ll liberate the Trickster in you, deepen your spiritual journey and become a more joyful, effective catalyst for change.
That’s because Trickster will bless you with a new capacity to create word magic and new storylines, and use playful unpredictability to bridge divides.
(Magic, Caroline says, “Is simply a willingness to collaborate with everything... so you move your emotional default setting of “status quo” to “Woof-Woof-Wanna-Play?!”)
And as you’re liberated, you help liberate others. There is no prison for the unexpected!
This is YOUR opportunity to join a global community of allies — all magnetizing, cultivating, animating and contributing their considerable gifts in a way that replenishes everyone.
In this journey, we shall distill from all Mystery Schools, Myths, Fairy Tales, Astrology, detective novels, poetry and bio-mimicry (that’s where nature’s genius comes in!) that which is most beautiful and practical for us now!
Bear in mind the only news Trickster trusts is Mythic News, which overcomes the “distraction media” and rewrites our cultural source codes.
To be an agent of such news, we need to restore our mythological literacy, which allows us to see the mythic themes operating in the news and discover the deeper forces at work.
The path of personal transformation requires that you clear away the cobwebbed beliefs and assumptions that fill your brain (and the airwaves!) and open to something more magical — thoughts and metaphors that generate spontaneity and play.
This not only lifts your spirits, it lifts our culture... and makes for more meaningful relationships.
You become more magnetic to allies and more catalytic to your community.
Your creative joie de vivre eliminates all “harumphitude,” and makes you a better speaker and a more compelling leader.
And the more inner freedom you have, the more effectively you’ll share your authentic self and your greatest gifts!
Activating Trickster in your life is all about freedom from the Reality Police (inner and outer) and the rut of old certainties.
As you cultivate the Trickster energy in you with ever-more gusto, a new superpower infuses your life with meaning and dazzle.
So in the name of freedom for all, we invite you to a truly unique virtual council and community, AKA The Trickster Training Mystery School.
Since you undoubtedly yearn for a saner society, cultivating your Trickster powers will give you an enchanting AND practical path to lead the way forward... with unexpected surprises and the ability to dissolve defenses and polarities, and open hearts and minds.
Whether you’re a seeker on the spiritual path, a veteran activist or a curious evolutionary, you’ll delight in Caroline Casey’s Trickster teachings. 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... and world.
Caroline has 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.
Over the course of your eight months in the cauldron of Trickster Magic and astrological influence, 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.
When you ally with Trickster, you free up the evolutionary life force within you.
Each month, we’ll conduct an experiment (without hubris) to influence a desirable outcome in the world. And each week we will convene to delineate the guiding patterns and to honor and animate our personal navigational guidance, teased into intimate pertinence...
Participants will be invited each week to bring before the Council a personal or collective conundrum for imaginative Trickster ingenious resolution. In this way, the personal and political will unite.
As we journey through our eight months, we will pass from Venus to Mars astrologically. We will use this greater archetypal pattern to inform our curriculum as we cultivate the living intelligence, both within and without, that each planet represents.
During The Trickster Training Mystery School, you’ll:
As a special addition to this course, Caroline will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions the last class of each month, so that you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 8-month program, Caroline will guide you through the fundamental insights, skills and capacities that you’ll need to access the Trickster for liberation and apply these qualities in cultural change.
Caroline will guide each participant to their own unique contribution. As she likes to say, “mountain lion leads, but seeks no followers!”
Every week Caroline will weave in the guiding sky-earth narrative, that we may best avail ourselves of the opportunities, to navigate this wild year with liberating grace, and be agents of cool response in a hot reactive world.
Astrology is one of the great liberating languages of antiquity which organizes ritual magic, social change and guiding Wisdom Traditions. In that spirit we will weave through our councils Tarot, Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Dion Fortune’s Ritual Magic, Alchemy, Aikido and the teachings of late great mythologist, Joseph Campbell (by whom Caroline was mentored and to whom he bequeathed his teachings on animals).
All will be teased into pragmatic pertinence and liberating vernacular!
This is the time to cultivate, animate and contribute our considerable gifts to the community, in a manner that is replenishing. We dedicate to “dree-ing our weird,” ("playing our role in Destiny”) at this time of dire beauty. Whatever we do for ourselves grants us the spiritual muscle tone — to do that in the world.
We avert "dis-aster” (“against the stars”) by gathering to "consider” (with the stars).
Each planet represents a living quality of intelligence that resides within us — and connects us to the world.
Trickster, skilled at not being snookered into polarity (by being keeper of the unifying story), is the quality of intelligence that protects democracy from the dementors of doom.
Trickster is older than humans, and sets the whole shebang of Creation going with liberating lightning — that sizzles through creation, all flora and fauna (every now and then being inquisitioned or orthodoxed, thus learning how to be an escapade artist) and journeys on into each one of our hearts, awaiting animation — now!
We will go through eight astrological zodiac signs (and their associated planets) — in tune with the sky story above.
Important Note! Caroline has a wildly free-flowing style of teaching that follows a less linear logic and that often leaps between related ideas, myths and cultural contexts.
In her inimitable way, she embodies the Trickster in speech, which delights most people and sometimes derails others who prefer a more linear mode of teaching.
So be prepared for an adventure in consciousness and language — over the course of 27 LIVE sessions that will be less structured than a typical curriculum!
We convene The Trickster Training Mystery School on April 19, the day the Sun enters Taurus — the incarnational realm of Venus, whose color is emerald green, and rhythm is curvy, where dedicated acts of beauty invite power into the world. Venus makes love to the world and is passionately pantheistic — Venus sees life in, and relates to, everything.
We join together to partner with nature to make the world more beautiful. When the worst aspects of our species are being dredged to the surface of the body politic, — ‘tis our task to invite the best. We’ll reawaken our eroticism and magnetize lovers (new and/or old).
On this day Pluto is stationing (looks like it’s standing still) — So, for bonus points, Pluto gives us a Venus-Pluto dating blessing: "We would wish for you relationships that are dangerous in a good way!” (Meaning with trust-worthy people, of equal complexity of spirit, who really want to know all of you — yikes! — in good way.)
Scheherazade said, “The world is run by those who do not know how to make love — and that’s why we’re screwed.”
In Councils 1-5, we’ll:
The incarnation of Mercury in Gemini inspires our words be in accord with our dedicated desire. Language grants us access to the realm it describes. If you can speak of it, you can journey there! Astrology is one of the great guiding languages of antiquity and is now being called to its highest purpose. It is a language that describes our interior psyche and its connection to the collective. We live in a conversational creation — everything speaks to us by its song, its color, its rhythm.
In this module, Skookum becomes our motto, which means “connected to the spirits and completely competent for the task at hand.” By approaching the world with informed reverent curiosity, we rejoin the choreography of creation.
In Councils 6-8, we’ll:
The incarnation of the Moon in Cancer is the return of Big Momma, in her Trickster garb as fierce protector of life and the keeper/protector of democracy. Caroline will share wisdom from her expert Permaculture colleagues regarding the art of cultivating our literal and metaphoric gardens, as living metaphor. We’ll explore our plant allies, adaptogens, entheogens and the history of human-plant collaboration.
In Councils 9-11, we’ll:
Every tree, plant and flower grows and flourishes by the grace and bounty of the sun.
— John Tyndall, 19th Century Scientist
Ally with the energetic, animating life force of all life — the sun. Hail to the Sun God! He is a Fun God! Ra! Ra! Ra!
When the sun is in Leo it is the confluence of all allies. In this module, we’ll study the solar myths and art, pyramids, altars on mountains, fertility symbols and the myriad depictions of the sun associated with snakes, lions, reindeer, goats, etc. We’ll also learn to cultivate solar power within and without and receive wisdom from Caroline’s guests from the solar power realm.
In Councils 12-14, we’ll:
The incarnation of Mercury in Virgo exposes the Magician Hermes/Hermia. In Hermetic Alchemy, alchemists were interested in coagulating or fixing the elusive Mercury spirit. ”Fixation of the volatile” is the alchemical term for the focusing of attention which would grant us the capacity to understand the language of birds and other creatures. Among other things, in this module we’ll explore PL Travers’ Mary Poppins books as realms where liberating esoterica has been smuggled back into culture through children’s literature.
In Councils 15-17, we’ll:
To love disharmony back into harmony creates a greater harmony than existed before.
— Michael Gruber, Author
Magic is simply a willingness to cooperate with everything! The artist is the keeper of collective soul. Venus in Libra reveals the art of balance, how to let the pain flow through you — not into you. We welcome the disruption that liberates old circuits into larger vastness. One definition of our assignment is to discern the pattern of evolutionary intelligence that proffers the liveliest possibilities available at any moment and partner with them.
In Councils 18-21, we’ll:
The time for sane reverence to assume a new cultural narrative is here. We’ll metabolize our adversaries into allies by inviting in the Unifying Story.
Pluto will act as our Tour Guide as we (with Mars, and all our allies) journey to the past to inform the present.
We’ll lead the charge in resolving universal conflict. In this council, we’ll mobilize our relations with our dangerous allies! We’ll discover how to transform detective stories into strategic guides. Sex magic dedicated to spiraling positive energetics into group human mind will be our guide. Let’s make sure we have much for which to be grateful. Our intention is to leave you feeling “ready for action" (ready for danger) — with glee!
In Councils 22-24, we’ll:
Jupiter proffers, what is the one way of relating to the world that is guaranteed replenishing and never depleting? The power of fierce blessing! The art of blessing redeems everything in our lives and serves to get 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 these final Councils, we’ll:
In addition to Caroline’s transformative 8-month virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement what you’ll learn in the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
During the course, Caroline will add more pertinent shows from her radio show archives, and may host some of her favorite guests on our calls, who have a crucial piece of the puzzle to contribute to reverent renaissance.
Unavailable — until now! Reuniting Medicine and Magic, in this spirited 90 minute cavort with her long-time buddy, Andy Weil, you’ll oh and ah with the audience, in this presentation that has been called "dangerous in a good way."
Andrew Weil, MD is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil is an internationally-recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. Approximately 10 million copies of Dr. Weil’s books have been sold. His newest book, Fast Food, Good Food, was released in 2015.
Rousing Rising Trickster Renaissance
Caroline Casey’s Spring Equinox Address
March 19, 2017, Washington, District of Columbia
An honoring of the waning of winter, on the eve of the equinox, green fire to reignite our Trickster pluck! Trickster as protector of democracy! Because so much dastardly cruelty is being imposed on all beings, by the Dementors of Doom, (and the humans whom they possess). The memospheric realm of Group Mind is the realm of influence for the wiley, witty, ingenious Trickster within us all.
The Powerful Magic That Comes in Dangerous Times: Birth of Citizen Trickster-Bodhisattva Coyote!
Caroline Casey’s NCGR Keynote Banquet Address
February 18, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
At this council of Trickster Redeemers, disguised as a banquet, let’s have a guiding metaphoric feast, animating the guiding astro*mytho*politico guiding meta-narrative. We welcome myth, faery tales and detective novels as all proffering guidance to us now. (And for even more fun we explore the resonance betwixt 11/9/1938, 11/9/1989 and 11/9/2016. “History doesn’t repeat itself — but it rhymes.” (Mark Twain) Let’s all get ready to “dree our weird” and “play our role in destiny” at this time of dire beauty.
Guests include Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Diane Wilson, Ellen LaConte (author of Life Rules), the late, great ally Margo Adler, Mary Waldner (creator of the best gluten-free crackers in the world, Mary’s Gone Crackers, and the power of women entrepreneurs. Her business all began with a quip on the radio show). Nora Jamieson (ally of all animals), Diana Beresford-Krueger (Celtic Druid Scientist dedicated to global forests), Deborah Felmeth (guiding us to intimacy with Syria), permaculture genie Penny Livingston, and Idle No More activist Faith Spotted Eagle (and more).
Caroline exquisitely offered Trickster navigational tools and tactics to help us create the new Renaissance. I feel empowered with a new language and insight to create a more desirable story in which to live by.
— Linda Joy Stone, Tucson, Arizona
I think the “toolbox” that Caroline introduced was brilliant as well as many other aspects and it has not only shifted the way that I approach certain situations and people but also the openness I see within my own mind...
— MariRose, Solola, Guatemala
Well, I found Caroline Casey’s Trickster course totally enjoyable and enlightening! Participating with other like-minded peeps, Caroline takes us on on a magical mystery tour of sorts, offering a multitude of tools and wildly creative approaches to deal with life’s more challenging issues...
Caroline Casey guides us to the bigger, mythical perspective of now. This helps me to not get stuck in the dramas 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
Caroline Casey’s course has benefited me by creating and sharing the ability to be an instrument, a Trickster of cacophony magic, intuition and joy as the gods truly want us to be.
Being invited to understand and reframe reality through the lens of mythology/story and astrology was empowering and uplifting.
— Sharon Douglas, Kauai, Hawaii
Caroline Casey is a bright jewel in the world of myth, astrology and nature. Whether it’s astrology or the history of words, I am grateful you brought her to me on the network.
This course brought [magic] into my life safely and I felt very happy and fulfilled using it to combat anxiety and manage anger in a Trickster way.
I highly recommend this course for its irreverent, wisdom-filled, fun, insightful take on events, life, pundits even. And for the empowering support in approaching life, change, difficult situations... It’s a lovely course and I enjoyed every minute of it.
— Betsy Gibson, United Kingdom
Caroline is hugely generous as a teacher and as a woman who shares her life stories with great humility and grace. Eternally grateful to have found this course, beautifully managed by The Shift Network team.
— Julie Brown, Midi Pyrenees, France
The Trickster Training Mystery School not only offers some of the most liberating online teachings available, it also gives you a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from around the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other as you open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This movement is guided by open hearts and principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Twenty-seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Caroline Casey
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with visionary activist astrologer, writer, speaker and Trickster Caroline Casey — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken the Trickster within you. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Twenty-seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Twenty-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.
Twenty-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.
Twenty-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, practice new tools and answer 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 deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Trickster Training Mystery School Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Caroline Casey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a contemporary spiritual teacher and 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 are 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.
You are so cool.
— 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
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
Caroline Casey’s artful use of language to convey great wisdom, both her own and that of the ages/stars, is uniquely liberating, inspiring and useful at this time of dire beauty to find one’s way to true authenticity and living one’s full potential for the benefit of all.
— Barbara, Bethesda, Maryland
Caroline Casey’s wisdom and whimsy are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. When she unlocked radical truths in stories I’ve known since childhood, I began to understand their power for transformation. Sharp, pointed, but disarmingly charming.
— Anne, Columbia, South Carolina
...Caroline’s beauty-filled eloquence, astrological understanding and multi-layered insightful, reverent, fun-filled, down-to-earth practical guidance on how to weave a life dedicated to "the highest good for one and all” is such a precious gift to carry in one’s heart on a daily basis, and in the face of challenging personal and global events.
"Woof woof, wanna play" set the tone for the class from the start. If this was the only thing I received from the course it was enough — and that was just the beginning. Caroline’s use of language to see things from a more playful and curious perspective created a magical ambiance that I found guiding me more and more of the time.
— Joan Heartfield, PhD, Maui, Hawaii
I really got to know the "Inner Workings of Me" much better through our weekly classes, with loads of expanded insights I can use in my daily life, from a deeply committed guide and her team!
— Bee Semple, Northern California
Caroline W. Casey is the host-creator, weaver of context for The Visionary Activist Show on Pacifica Radio Network. Her guests are leading contributors to a culture of reverent ingenuity, all teased into pertinence, and has been called “one of the best radio shows in America.” Critique and solution.
She has studied and practiced in many Mystery Schools, Kabbalah, Gurdjieff, Zen Buddhism, Zen Swordsmanship, acquired a BA from Brown University in Myth, Fairy Tales and World Religions, studied Grail Legend with late great mythologist Joseph Campbell and cahooted with late Jungian Trickster James Hillman — and more. What was academic to them, we can now embody.
Her unique art of astro* mythological* political* guiding* meta-storytelling is presented in myriad multimedia venues. Primary astrological consultant for Time-Life Books’ 1989 book Cosmic Connections, she has offered mythological-astrological news analysis on ABC’s Nightline, CNN’s Crossfire, in People Magazine and many other media outlets. She has written astrological-political essays for Washingtonian magazine as well as an astrological-political column for George Magazine. Her audio book, Visionary Activist Astrology is published by Sounds True. She is the author of Making the Gods Work for You: The Astrological Language of the Psyche.
Caroline offers Trickster Training Council weekly teleclass as well as councils at a wide variety of conferences all over America as well as in South Africa (presenting at the Parliament of World Religions), Bali, Sweden, UK, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Caribbean, British Columbia. A rousing and frequent keynote speaker, offering the Mythic News at the Bioneers Conference, (for over a decade), Green Festivals, New Living Expo, etc. and with the great poet-ally Robert Bly for over 11 years at his Great Mother Conference. Caroline invites us to imagine, conjure and implement a more lovingly ingenious world.
She continues her studies of magic, mythology, literature and social activism all over the world.
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