Events and Gatherings of BePeriod
We gather physically twice a year in destinations of relevance to our teaching. We also host week-long online gatherings open to the public:
Join us for a week-long online exploration of the inner meaning of the Mesoamerican Ball Game. We will meet for six consecutive days to study the origins of this ritual, its appearance in the Mayan Book of Council The Popol Vuh, it’s astronomical significance, and how this spectacle represented the struggle between the opposing forces of day and night, good and evil, and life and death.
Join us for a week-long exploration of Pre-Columbian Mexico. We will delve into a culture that developed in isolation from Africa, Europe, and Asia. As such, its cosmology and mythology display a unique expression of truth, detached from the civilizations with which we are more familiar.
Join us in Amsterdam to study the roots of Esoteric Christianity, one of its early European expression in Flanders, and how this branch developed into the golden age of Dutch art. In the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden we will explore Egyptian artifacts that inspired Early Christian theology…
Join us for a week-long online workshop on Esoteric Christianity. We will meet for six consecutive days to explore the inner meaning of the Christian teaching, how it was structured upon the Old Testament, how it was designed to complement and complete it, and how it highlight fundamental truths about human psychology.
BePeriod invites its members to explore the ancient Khmer civilization. We will gather in Siem Reap for a week-long visit and take daily excursions to the art and architecture of the Angkor empire. We will conclude our visit by staging a play themed on one of Angkor’s favorite myths, The Churning of the Milky Ocean.
BePeriod invites you for a week-long online workshop on the Law of Three and Law of Seven. We will meet for six consecutive days to deepen our understanding of these laws, how they manifest during our daily activities, how they factor into our psychology, and how they were presented in ancient teachings.
BePeriod is inviting its members to an international gathering in Spain. The event will begin and end in Madrid. From there, we will travel to Granada and Córdoba. We will focus our visit on the Christian and Islamic cultures that thrived at different times in the Iberian Peninsula, taking advantage of the well-preserved Islamic art and architecture in Southern Spain to open a door into the world of Sufism.
The message of Islam was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE. Tradition has it that Abu Bakr, one of Muhammad’s earliest disciples, received from the Prophet two kinds of knowledge, or two different interpretations of the Koran. With the literal interpretation he formalized the religion of Islam; with the symbolic interpretation he formalized Sufism. In this workshop, we will highlight some of the fundamental principles of Sufism, and seek to put their inner interpretation to practice.
BePeriod is inviting its students to an international gathering in Sicily. The event will begin and end in Palermo. From there, we will will travel to various parts of the island. Sicily was colored by a confluence of forces throughout history: Greece, Islam, Byzantium, the Normans, Renaissance, Baroque, to name a few. A location exposed to such diverse influences should make a fertile ground for exploration. We will seek truths in these influences and weave them to our understanding.