TOTAMS Annual Gathering 2024 in Scotland
Join us for a seven night gathering to share in the experience of the Moon Walking the Land of TOTAMS at the
Callanish Standing Stones
June 19-26, 2024
Island of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Cost of Event:
Make a deposit now! More Details coming soon!
TOTAMS Annual Gathering – 2024
closest to the powerful Callanish Standing Stones!
The stones of Callanish are at least 6000 years old and comprise the largest ceremonial site in the world dedicated to the Lunar Standstill phenomenon. This will be the final Lunar Standstill within the time frame of the unfolding Great Turning of the Ages, 1962-2034.
You won’t want to miss this chance to learn, share and connect IN PERSON with other members of the TOTAMS Community!
Food and Lodging
The cost of this event includes teachings, guided tours, breakfast, dinner and lodging. If you feel a need to communicate any special needs, please contact our event coordinator, Shiva Faranpour at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to hold this event at the Doune Braes Hotel.
From the hotel’s website:
“The Doune Braes Hotel extends a personal welcome from your host, Eileen MacDonald, and her staff. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation, fine food and spectacular surroundings. Part of the hotel’s charm and tranquil feeling is accentuated by the beautiful lochan that fronts the hotel. Seen from the dining room and almost every guest room, the colours and views from early morning to dusk provide a beautiful setting during your stay.
The Doune Braes Hotel is situated in the township of Carloway on the west side of the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles and is within minutes of lovely beaches, excellent fly fishing, world class archaeological sites and breathtaking walks.
The hotel’s location makes it the perfect base to explore all of Lewis and Harris.”
Event Pricing and Lodging Options
Pricing details coming soon. Make a deposit now to reserve your space!
For deposits, please note, the full amount will be due on or before March 25, 2023. After making your reservation, you will be contacted by our event coordinator to select your room and room share if applicable. Please also indicate if you have special dietary restrictions.
This policy refers to cancellation for any reason (Includes Covid19 related cancellations)
Please note, all cancellations incur an administration fee of $100
Cancellation on or before February 11: Full refund will be issued*
Cancellation between February 12 and March 25: 50% refund*
Cancellation on or after March 25: No refund *(Tuition Transfer option still applies, see below)
*Tuition Transfer: Instead of a refund, you may instead choose to transfer the full amount paid to another participant or have the option to receive credit to be used towards a future event or online course hosted by the school.
In the unlikely event the school postpones or cancels this event for any reason, participants will be issued a full refund (minus administrative fee) or have the option to receive the full amount paid as credit to be used towards a future event or online course hosted by the school.
From Our School’s Founder, Daniel Giamario:
We have been able to secure the same great conference location about an hour North of Tucson in the appropriately named town of Oracle, AZ.
We have added a day to our gathering but have kept the pricing the same. Our presenters cover a wide range of knowledge, interests, and expertise.
We also are delighted to have with us two old friends that many of you know: John Dumas and Gemini Brett.
I have my own flight booked and am looking forward to being there together with you all!
The night skies of Arizona that time of year are quite incredible and activities to highlight that will be featured also.
Last, but not least, there will be a graduation ceremony for those ready to receive their Foundational Certification. If you feel that you are ready, or close to being ready, please contact me indicating your desire.
Love and Magic from Daniel
APRIL 11 TUESDAY
5:30 – 6:30PM Arrive and dinner
7:00PM – 9:00PM Opening Circle
APRIL 12 WEDNESDAY
8:00 – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 12:00PM (with a break) Basic Paradigm and beginners intro with Daniel Giamario
12:30PM -1:30PM Lunch
2:00PM – 3:45PM Marianna Voulgaris on Sacred Marriage experience
4:00PM – 5:30PM Open discussion/free time
5:30PM – 6:30PM Dinner
7:30PM – 9:30PM Pluto into Aquarius and Saturn into Pisces with Daniel Giamario
APRIL 13 THURSDAY
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 12:30PM (with a break) Cosmology with Daniel Giamario
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch and Gemini Brett teaching how to locate the MC outside
2:00PM – 3:45PM Pre-Columbian Mound structures with Vivian Hurley
4:00PM – 5:30PM Beginners Circle Call with Mary Kern and Sheridan Semple
7:30PM – 9:30PM Gemini Brett Night Sky assisted by Daniel, Awen, and John Dumas
APRIL 14 FRIDAY
8:00am – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 10:45AM Awen Labow and Daniel Giamario on Mercury
11:00AM – 12:30PM Continuation on the Venus and Mars cycles 2023
2:00PM – 5:30PM Gemini Brett on Whole Signs, the Ascendant and the directional zodiac
7:30PM – ? Music Jam with John Dumas, Gemini Brett, Awen Labow, and others
APRIL 15 SATURDAY
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 10:45AM Turning of the Ages as revealed in the temple star alignments, zodiacs,
and mystical paintings of Washington DC
11:00AM – 12:30PM The magic of as above so below as within so without with Mary Kern
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
2:00PM – 3:45PM TOTAMS – A Novice’s Perspective with Naraya Naserian
4:00PM – 5:30PM FREE
5:30PM – 6:30PM Dinner
7:30PM – 9:30PM Group Astro Drama led by Gael Chilson and Daniel Giamario
APRIL 16 SUNDAY
8:00AM – 9:00PM Breakfast
9:30AM – 10:45AM The upcoming eclipses across America with Daniel Giamario
11:00AM – 12:30PM Ceres in TOTAMS Astrology with Gael Chilson
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
2:00PM – 5:30PM (with a break) The year ahead and where do we go from here led by Daniel Giamario with contributions from all
5:30PM – 6:30PM Dinner
7:30PM – 9:30PM Graduations and Night Sky teachings
APRIL 17 MONDAY
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 11:30AM Closing Circle
12:00PM – 1:00PM Final Lunch
THE ASTROLOGY AND COSMOLOGY OF April 11-17, 2023 21-25
Our gathering begins just before a last quarter Moon that is very far out-of-bounds. The entire event will have dark skies as the waning Moon will rise after midnight, with the New Moon and an Annular Solar Eclipse 3 days later on April 20.
All major planetary placements are in direct motion. This is true from January 22, 2023 through April 21, 2023, when Mercury turns retrograde. This a remarkable total of 89 days!
SUN 21Aries54 — 27Aries20
MOON 04Capricorn54 – 23Pisces57
MERCURY 11Taurus12 — 14Taurus55
VENUS 01Gemini01 — 07Gemini27
MARS 08Cancer51 — 11CanceN.46
JUPITER 21Aries47 — 23Aries07
SATURN 03Pisces49 — 04Pisces19
URANUS 17Taurus22 — 17Taurus40
NEPTUNE 26Pisces07 — 26Pisces18
PLUTO 00Aquarius16 — 00Aquarius18
N.NODE 04Taurus04 — 04Taurus04
S.NODE 04Scorpio01 — 04Scorpio01
CHIRON 16Aries13 — 16Aries33
VESTA 28Aries21 — 00Taurus52
CERES 25Virgo54R — 25Virgo05R
PALLAS 22Cancer07 — 24Cancer08
JUNO 18Taurus08 — 21Taurus24
Upon arrival on April 11, the Moon will be an astonishing 27S56 declination, approaching its maximum, considerably more than 4 degrees from the ecliptic. On the evening of April 12, its still 27S12 declination. By the next evening it will have diminished to 24S42
The Moon will move from Capricorn through Pisces, with the Moon rising after midnight. The last quarter Moon is the evening/morning of April 12-13 at 23Capricorn11. The New Moon eclipse day is April 20 at 29Aries50.
Mercury can be seen as a bright evening star approaching retrograde on April 20, 2023. Mercury then closes in on Uranus by April 21. Located in the Lakota Sacred Hoop just past Aldebaran, and 17-20 degrees from the Sun. Mercury is in the Hermetic phase of its synod, within the Capricorn overstory.
Venus is also a much brighter evening star also in the hoop just past the Pleiades. Venus is 40degrees from the Sun very high in the evening sky. Within the Capricorn synodic overstory, she is between the 4th and 5th chakric gate after rising from the Inanna underworld last December 1.
Also in the evening sky, Mars is about 75 degrees from the Sun. Still rather bright, Mars is also found in the hoop, having past the galactic edge, and now winding his way through the Twins constellation on his way to Castor and Pollux. His current Gemini synodic overstory began last December 7. Mars now in the second Mars task/labor of the second phase, known as the quest or the labors of Mars.
A major highlight of our gathering is the yearly Sun/Jupiter conjunction, on the day of our arrival. The exact conjunction just hours before we begin is at 21Aries48. Jupiter will not be visible, but will certainly be present.
Saturn will be our only morning star, about 53degrees from the Sun, high in the sky. There will be a square all week with Venus. Saturn can be found in the Water Bearer constellation in close proximity with the star Sadalmelik.
Currently in the hoop near the horns of the Bull.
Neptune is in the stars of the Fish Constellation, approaching the Vernal Equinox, when entering Aries in 2025.
A major event in Pluto’s cycle happened March 23, 2023, just weeks before our gathering, when Pluto entered Aquarius. Pluto remains in Aquarius until 2043. This is a big deal and will be explored as part of our seminar. This is the area of the sky of the Goat-Fish constellation.
The next eclipse season is from April 20-May 5 and includes an Annular Total Solar Eclipse (not visible North America or Europe) and a penumbral Lunar eclipse. Consequently, the Lunar Nodes are quite stationary right now.
Chiron has been in alignment with Jupiter and remains close by.
VESTA, PALLAS, and CERES
Presentations on all three of these are likely to be part of the curriculum.
THE NIGHT SKY
Under dark skies, the evenings will host a great view of the Galactic Edge, the Lakotan Sacred Hoop, and Mercury, Venus and Mars. We will have at least 2 nights of night sky viewing and teaching.
TOTAMS Wellness Policy to Apply to In Person Events
In support of our commitment to locate and provide knowledge and nourishment to “Seed People,” the Turning of the Ages Mystery School shall strive to, whenever possible, maintain a tradition of gathering in-person to hold school events and trainings.
During our in-person events, it will be our goal to encourage personal connection, togetherness, and communication as natural, organic human beings. We will not be requiring masking or social distancing. However, if local regulations unexpectedly change, we will re-examine the structure of the event in question.
As TOTAMS resolutely stands for personal freedom and inclusion, we strive to support a model that does not contribute to the bifurcation and separation that is rampant these days. TOTAMS will respect the decision of participants who are not ill to use a mask or social distance should they choose, and should anyone in attendance become ill prior to or during any in-person event, certainly masking, social distancing and self-quarantining are encouraged, just as they had always been prior to 2020.
In light of the sometimes physical and psychological discomfort that some experience when gathering in groups at this time, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, please be aware that we do not require our participants to disclose their vaccination or health status, and although some of those present at our gatherings may have received Covid-19 vaccinations prior to 2022, we expect that the majority of those attending our events will not have received any. Should any of this be of concern, please take this knowledge into account before you choose to attend.
When choosing to attend one of our in-person events, it is our expectation that each participant will take personal responsibility for their own health, and agree to not hold TOTAMS or any of the event organizers or facilitators liable should they become ill during or immediately following the event.
Should this policy be unclear, please reach out to us at email@example.com for clarification.