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Dr. Ann Kerwin is a philosopher, speaker, writer, and teacher. She has taught Philosophy, Women's Studies, Humanities, and Education. Ann was for many years Philosopher-in-Residence at the University of Arizona Medical School and a co-founder of its innovative Curriculum on Medical Ignorance. Retiring as Philosopher-in-Residence at AUT, she started an Intuitive Reiki/Spirit Healing practice in Auckland and teaches Reiki classes and Develop Your Intuition and other participatory workshops. For over a decade, Ann has spoken regularly on philosophy and philosophers on Radio New Zealand.


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Develop Your Intuition, Level One: FOUNDATIONS





Sunday May 6, 2018   @   10:00am - 4:00pm


Open Pathways to Your Unique Intuitive Universe

You are intuitive. You know it. And you want to grow it. In this workshop, you won’t learn “the ten essential secrets that every intuitive must know” nor the “twelve infallible tips for mind blowing psychic pronouncements.” Rather you will focus on how your intuition works to help you heal, bless and prosper. Expect to enjoy a fun interactive day and (to help you to build confidence and your intuitive foundations) electronic follow-up.


Price:  $95 (includes electronic follow-up)

Registration:  Pay $30 non-refundable electronic deposit in advance and the remainder on the workshop day.

Spaces are limited!

Please Note:
It is important, for intuitive development, to be in a safe, supportive community. Offering these workshops as a series allows you to “journey” with the same people during and between workshops and thus, together, to blossom.

Information / Register:
email  info@annkerwinreiki.com





Develop Your Intuition, Level Two: GETTING REAL





Sunday September 2, 2018   @   10:00am - 4:00pm


Philosopher William James once observed that the greatest obstacle to discovering truth may be the rest of our truths. As we commit to allowing our intuition to flourish, we may have illusions about how “real psychics” work which hinder our potential intuitive development. In a rare opportunity, two respected professional intuitives will share how they work, how they learned to work, and will answer all your questions. Expect intuitive fun and games and electronic follow-up.

Follow-up information and activities are included in the course fee.

Price:  $95 (includes electronic follow-up)

Registration:  Pay $30 non-refundable electronic deposit in advance and the remainder on the workshop day.

Spaces are limited!

Please Note:
It is important, for intuitive development, to be in a safe, supportive community. Offering these workshops as a series allows you to “journey” with the same people during and between workshops and thus, together, to blossom.

Information / Register:
email  info@annkerwinreiki.com





Develop Your Intuition, Level Three: INTUITION PARTY and PRACTICAL WISDOM





Sunday November 11, 2018   @   10:00am - 3:00pm


This festive workshop celebrates (with food, ceremony, and readings) the personal and community intuitive flourishing of 2018. We will look briefly at how we use Practical Wisdom (PHRONESIS as ancient Greek philosophers called it) in our daily lives and intuitive practice. Put simply, we often face situations where we can’t rely on hard and fast rules about what is best to say, or not to say, to do or not to do. In such cases we call on phronesis—the ability to feel our way, with integrity, to the best approach available to us at the time, given the complexities. This will be a jubilant day to look back, look forward, celebrate, and enjoy!

Follow-up information and activities are included in the course fee.

Price:  $60

Registration:  Please email to register.

Please Note:
It is important, for intuitive development, to be in a safe, supportive community. Offering these workshops as a series allows you to “journey” with the same people during and between workshops and thus, together, to blossom.

Information / Register:
email  info@annkerwinreiki.com





Spirit Talk: WHEN EXPLANATIONS FALTER





Thursday May 17, 2018   @   6:30pm - 8:00pm


To survive and manage, humans strive to explain why what happens happens, and especially why what happened happened. New Age thinkers offer many tools of analysis. For example: “This person is the mirror image of you;” “You attracted this because you needed to learn a lesson;” “Everything happens for the best.” These and other “universal metaphysical truths” can be very helpful to cultivate positive attitudes, but they don’t necessarily apply to every situation. Unfortunately—taken dogmatically—they can mislead.

Venue Location:  Please email.

Information:
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The Virgin & The Whore — Inspired Dialogue: Mother Mary & Tullia D'Aragona




Today many feel an intense inner calling to reconcile their apparent contrasting yearnings for sacred sensuality and personal security/purity. On the evening of 8 September, the feast day of Mother Mary's birthday, we will hear from two fascinating spirits, Mother Mary and Tullia d'Aragona. Mary, a so-called Virgin, and Tullia, a defiant Whore, will dialogue about ways to reverently integrate our sacred sensuality and uplifting spirituality, and answer questions. A published philosopher, poet, feminist, and courtesan in sixteenth century Italy, Tullia championed female independence and sensuality. Reviling Mother Eve and all women "born of flesh" as foul sewers of sin, Patriarchal Church Fathers glorified Mary as a miraculous Virgin mother, alone exempt from the stain of female depravity. But Mary and Tullia insist that they are not at all opposites. Both object to ways of dividing women against themselves into categories of sacred and profane, Virgin or Whore.

This evening event is an activity, not a workshop.





Mother Mary: Alive and Well in the 21st Century




For over two millennia Mother Mary has defied those who would contain and stereotype her. No plaster statue, she remains a powerful, profound, and highly personal energetic presence in our time. Mary is approachable; she gives; but she also commands respect. Mary won't be confined in one religion, to one region, by one image or construct.

Join us at beautiful Moon Yoga as philosopher Ann Kerwin reveals how Mother Mary has been an unpredictable, irrepressible force for two millennia: how she ordered Jesus to begin his public life; how she resisted Church doctors attempts to limit and define her; how she appeared physically not in churches to hierarchy, but in nature to the poor, illiterate, and despised; how she freely offers comfort, strength, aid and inspiration — no strings attached.

A participatory workshop, we will enjoy fun intuitive, reflective activities, exploring and celebrating our own grace, radiance, and yes, our sacred irrepressibility.





Let Your Love Flow: A Transformative Day with Pele




Who Is Pele?
The Hawaiians call her Pele.  But she is no local deity. Deep, unpredictable and irrepressible, Pele is the Molten Heart of Mother Earth, the Great Transformer. This workshop is not about Pele but about you. You too brim with possibility for new life, new fire, and new flow. Join us!

Expect to inspire and be inspired. Expect the unexpected!


Watch an INTRODUCTORY VIDEO


Check out Ann's writing on Pele and CD at annkerwin.com





On the Road to Who We Are: Resilience, Reinvention and Revelation




Join this lively participatory workshop with Philosopher Dr. Ann Kerwin to celebrate the life and writings of Christine de Pisan (1364-1430), the first known female professional writer, and our own paths to growth and becoming.

Against the wishes of her mother, Christine was educated by her father, Court physician and astrologer to Charles V, King of France. Married at 15, widowed at 25, Christine drew upon hidden talents to survive as a solo mother supporting her mother, 3 children, and niece. A wise, witty, and learned woman, Christine penned over 40 major works, including love poetry, feminist critiques, biography, autobiography, philosophical and spiritual works, collaborating with illustrators to create her own beautiful manuscripts.

Christine's story likely resonates with many of us today. "Unplanned events" can prod us to dig deep—to re-examine, reinvent and reinvigorate ourselves. While exploring the legacy of this early Renaissance sage, we will examine and honour our own inner resources, resilience and vitality: catalysts for our ongoing renewal and regeneration.






Becoming What We Love The Wisdom of Diotima  —  Healer, Sage and Teacher of Socrates




Twenty five hundred years ago, a young man studied with a wise philosopher. His name was Socrates. Hers was Diotima.

Diotima, priestess of Mantinea, taught Socrates about love, wisdom and beauty. Socrates, his student Plato, and Plato's student Aristotle are famous today, but few know about Diotima—the powerful provocative sage who likely founded the most famous school of Western Philosophy.

Come to this participatory workshop with Philosopher Dr. Ann Kerwin to learn about Diotima and her philosophy of love and to ponder how you might use love wisely to shape yourself and your life.






Seers and Seekers: Wisdom from the Delphic Oracles




Blessed with inner guidance, we humans still live on the cusp of the unknown. Begin 2014 by exploring wisdom from the Delphic Oracle Tradition.

For over 5,000 years, Kings, peasants, scoundrels and sages across the ancient world flocked to the famed Oracles at Delphi for intuitive guidance. Originally the all female Oracles served Gaia. But, when the cults of the Olympians suppressed goddess cultures, the oracular site was re-dedicated to Apollo, god of rationality and order. His priests deposited the Oracles' fees in their Treasury. Perhaps subversively, the Oracles dispensed their best advice free, posting a sign above their sanctuary: KNOW THYSELF.

2014, with its resurgent goddess energy, offers exciting opportunities to better know ourselves as intuitively wise beings who must still seek. Come celebrate yourself as the gifted seer and courageous seeker that you are!




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“I first met Ann when she used to travel through Australia and New Zealand doing workshops that just blew us all away. We are so lucky to have her living here now. Her workshops are magic. I always leave enthralled and empowered.”
—S.J., Auckland

“Ann's workshop are fun, fascinating and profound. I always take away something that changes my life and I enjoy every minute.”
—C.R., Auckland


“I never miss a workshop with Dr. Ann Kerwin. Simply amazing!”
—J.E.D., Auckland


“The Intuition Group is a lot of fun. There is a very nice friendly atmosphere, very supportive. You develop your intuitive skills in a great fun manner. It is definitely a good place to be if you want to discover things about yourself and people around you. Visiting Ann's Intuition class helps me to learn how to trust myself more and accept things and people around me just they way they are. Great support!”
 —A.O.


“The Intuition Classes that are facilitated by Ann Kerwin have become an important part of my life. The class has offered a supportive community of like minded people who generally care about others. I have enjoyed learning more about myself and trusting my own intuition. There have been many guest speakers that have offered valuable input. I look forward to the class each week, I feel it uplifts me. I always leave the class feeling lighter and happier. Thanks Ann!”
 —M.P.



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