Conscientia: The Reality Sandwich Fall Retreat
CONSCIENTIA: THE REALITY SANDWICH FALL RETREAT
Ross Bleckner, Graham Hancock, Daniel Pinchbeck, Android Jones, Michael Robinson, Jennifer Palmer, Carey Thompson, and Mitch Schultz
Sept. 25 - Sept. 30, Boulder, UTAH
Reality Sandwich invites you to embark on a five-day transformative journey into the mystical realms of tomorrow. Explore, discuss, and create new dimensions of possibilities in one the most beautiful and sacred spots in the American Southwest (and on Earth). Join this intimate RS community gathering for interactive talks and workshops with some of the key trailblazers in the frontiers of consciousness.
Featuring world-renowned artist Ross Bleckner, whose visionary paintings on transformation, memory, loss, and renewal have been exhibited in the MoMA, Whitney, and Guggenheim; legendary "apocalyptic art shaman" and visionary digital guru Android Jones; Fingerprints of the Gods author and the “Inter-dimensional Indiana Jones” Graham Hancock, Heaven's Mirror photographer Santha Faila; 2012: The Return of Queztalcoatlauthor and Reality Sandwich editorial director Daniel Pinchbeck; RS creative director and Universus artist Michael Robinson; Online Telepathy pioneer and RS news editor Jennifer Palmer; "Galactiviating" painter Carey Thompson, East Forest musician Trevor Oswalt, solar saucer beats by Scott Whitaker, DMT - The Spirit Molecule director Mitch Schultz, and sacred geometry sculpture artist Harlan Emil Gruber. Hosted by RS and the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch.
Join us on this heart-opening odyssey as we ignite, awaken, and inspire life-altering shifts in ourselves, and the world around us. We’ll explore topics ranging from sacred art to the secrets of lost civilizations, bioremediation to gift culture dynamics, Gaian technology to galactic alignments, psychedelic revivals to spiritual activism. Activities include pictograph explorations, interactive art workshops, slot canyon adventures, open source rituals, yoga, music, meditation, and more. Horse-riding and massage is available at an additional cost.
Our previous Reality Sandwich retreats at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch have become legendary. These were truly transformative events for many who joined us for several days of mind-expanding discussions and workshops in the stunning desert landscape. Don't miss this year's retreat. It's an event you'll remember for the rest of your life.
About the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch
The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch is co-owned and interdependently operated by two Evolver directors (Ron Johnson and Brandie Hardman Johnson). The ranch is located on 166 acres of breathtaking views overlooking the Grand Staircase-Escalante. The property is surrounded by two million acres of Dixie National Forest giving you all the serenity and beauty the area has to offer. Hiking (to a waterfall), observing nature and exploring an indigenous ecosystem can be done right from the property or you can take advantage of the wonders of the surrounding area. Access to Boulder Mountain Swells (highest peak 11,328 ft.) and the famous Boulder Mountain Hells Backbone Bridge is just a few minutes away.
Boulder Mountain with a 50,000 acre summit makes up half of the Aquarius Plateau, a heavily forested area that descends upon slick rock, slot canyons and desert grottos. You can experience five of the planet's seven “life zones” in a 15-mile decent to 4,800 ft. elevation, as well as the largest biomass on the planet (an Aspen grove). National Geographic ranked this area as the third healthiest ecosystem on Earth. The ranch is one mile from the Northeast border of the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, which consists of 1.9 million acres of waterfalls, slick rock, sandstone and slot canyons, unique rock formations, palentology and cliff terraces. Anasazi and Freemont Indian dwellings, petroglyphs and pictographs scatter this wonderland that is chock-full of adventure, pristine landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Lodging, Dining & Reservations
RETREAT PRICE INCLUDES ALL MEALS, SNACKS, GUIDED HIKING ENTRY FEE AND LODGING.
Meals are vegetarian based with meat options and prepared from scratch by Chef Scott Ashley. Our new world class kitchen provides local and organic beef, pork, chicken, eggs and produce. All bread and pastry items are made fresh and baked daily. Delicious vegetarian, non vegetarian and vegan meal choices will be available. Menu available upon request.
To make a reservation or for more information please contact Stephanie email@example.com or Brandie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Ranch at 435-335-7480.
Please call or click on the link below to make an online reservation INQUIRY. The form does not guarantee your reservation. BMGR will send a confirmation if the lodging request is or is not available. PLEASE DO NOT REFER TO THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR ON THE BMGR WEBSITE. The rooms have been blocked for the retreat and is not accurate as to what is available.
We are offering a variety of accommodations during the Conscientia retreat at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch from camping to private cabins. We only have accommodations for 50 people so tickets really are limited. Make sure to reserve soon.
Below you will find descriptions of different lodging options. Please don’t hesitate to call or write with questions or for further clarification…that’s what we’re here for.
Please refer to the descriptions and photos for more information…the photos may paint a better picture. Prices below do not include tax.
Evolvers Social Movement members receive a $100 discount.
Private Cabin: Queen bed with additional bunk bed (sleeps 4). Private bath and deck. Dinette with mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. $1300 per person based on double occupancy. Additional guests are $400 per person. $216 per day double occupancy/$166 per day triple or quadruple occupancy
Private Cabin: Queen bed with additional bunk bed (sleeps 4). Private bath and deck. Dinette with mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. $1300 per person based on double occupancy. Additional guests are $400 per person. $216 per day double occupancy/$166 per day triple or quadruple occupancy.
Private room: Queen Bed with private bath inside main lodge. (sleeps 1-2) $1200 single occupancy/$750 double occupancy or $200 per day single occupancy/$125 per day double occupancy.
Semi-private room: Queen bed in private room and a full bed in additional room. There is a shared bathroom for the two rooms. Private deck. $1000 per person or $166 per day (not a co-ed room)We have found that people have made great friends when opting to share space and room with others.
Shared Cabin: King bed with four additional twins in upper loft (sleeps 5-6). Private bath and deck. Dinette with mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. $700 per person or $116 per day. (not a co-ed cabin)
Shared bunk rooms: There are 2 bunk rooms and one queen room in the upper level of our main lodge. The rooms share two main bathrooms adjacent to the rooms. There is a common sitting area and deck on the upper level as well. Each room has a different bed configuration. Descriptions are below. $650 per person or $108 per day.
• Twin over full bunk bed with additional bunk bed (sleeps 4-5).
• Two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4)
Room 8: Queen Bed shared bathroom. Room is located on the same level as other bunk rooms.
$800 single occupancy/$550 double occupancy or $133 per day single occupancy/$108 double occupancy
Bathroom and showers are available for all accommodations below.
Wall Tents: Queen bed (not an air mattress) or With a bunk bed (also not an air mattress) (sleeps 1-2)in a 12x14 space with a sitting area, pot-belly stove and adjacent port-a-john. Linens and towels supplied. $800 single occupancy/$550 double occupancy or $133 per day single occupancy/$108 per day double occupancy
RV: Bring your camper, trailer or pop up. We have water and electrical outlets but no dumping stations although there is one in the town of Boulder. $600 per person/ $100 per day
Camping: B.Y.O.T Bring your own tent. Port-a-johns adjacent to group camping site. We only have 15 camping spots available. $500 per person or $83 per day
Pets: We LOVE pets but not everyone does. We discourage bringing your pet but if you have to there is a $100 pet fee and just know that we have had problems in the past and pets must be kept on a leash and will not be allowed in main lodge, cabins nor in any common area.
Read an article about the last Utah retreat.
Testimonials From Previous Utah Retreats
"The retreat in Utah was an amazing opportunity to listen, hang, and generally probe several seminal thinkers all while unplugging from the airwaves and intranet transmissions of our daily lives (there was nothing on the radio!). The land was beautiful, epic, and surprisingly potent. But the best aspect was the opportunity to practice what we preach and live in the Gift, soaking in each simple moment with ease, grace, and excitement in an environment of joyous support—the trip was truly a special opportunity in this eternal present we call life."
"I have to say, I am not the same since I came back from our R.S. retreat! I no longer feel like I am alone in the way I think about life on this planet. From first introductions at the reception, to in-depth inquiry into our purpose here on earth, there was a connection with every person at the retreat. It's good to know there are others out there committed to serving humanity, and we are doing it together, no matter where we reside. Thank you so much R.S. — together we are making a difference." — With much gratitude, Souci Pype
"I have gained a new perspective in the matters of our earth situation, and the mess we have made for ourselves, in not being involved in the choices made for us. Where there was fear, I now have hope for us all. You can count on me to be there! That was an amazing retreat!!"— Thank you so much, Jack Pyper
"Like many who showed up, I felt called to came to this retreat unsure of what would happen, but with a hunch that something magical would come of it... and it did! Connecting intimately with such inspiring thinkers on such gorgeous land got me inspired, fired up, and connected to a movement that I was able to take back home with me."— Regina
"I walked away wondering how I could get more involved in my community to make a positive impact and with many questions about just what "consciousness" is. I also realize I miss the connection within the group--people who understand on an energetic level what needs to be accomplished."— Kathy
"Being a fifty-something year old guy and pretty caught up in raising a family and making a living most of my life, I didn't know what to expect from the Toward 2012 Retreat at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. What I found there was much more than I hoped for. The participants, initially strangers to one another, quickly formed bonds of friendship and shared the various paths that had led them to the retreat. Daniel Pinchbeck, Charles Eisenstein, Jonathan Phillips and the entire Reality Sandwich crew could not have been more personable and were often available for one-on-one conversation.There was not one moment of negativity, not one. As I write this paragraph my heart longs for the experience of those four days. That is why if at all possible I will be returning to Boulder Mountain in October... Thank you Ron and Brandie for helping to create this opportunity for conscious growth and change." — Alex
Travel tips for the Conscientia Retreat at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch in Boulder, Utah
Airports to Fly into:
1)Salt Lake City International Airport (4 ½-5 hour drive)
2)Las Vegas International Airport (6-6 ½ hour drive) You will pass through two very scenic parks
on this route …Zions National Park and Bryce Canyon
3)Page Arizona Airport (4-4 ½ hours) You will pass through Bryce Canyon
Go to Mapquest.com for directions from the airports to the Boulder Utah. We are located on Hell’s Backbone Road. We are located 3 miles SOUTH of the town of Boulder on Highway 12 (close to mile marker 83) Turn WEST (right if you are coming from SLC and left if you are coming from LAS or PGA) on the Hell’s Backbone Road/Salt Gulch (there is a green highway sign indicting the turn off). You will see our sign go 3.3 miles to our “driveway”. You will see another sign turn left SOUTH in to the Ranch.
There is no public transportation to the Ranch. We encourage people attending the retreat to share a ride with others it saves money and Planet earth. Plus you get to spend time with others attending the retreat. Please contact Stephanie email@example.com or Brandie at firstname.lastname@example.org to make the connection. The BMGR staff can also help you connect with others.
If you are renting a car we recommend getting one with a GPS unit. The rural roads sometimes can be cumbersome.
Our GPS coordinates are N 37 degrees
54.322’ W 111 degrees 30.369’
Dome and Main Lodge images by photographer Weston Hall.
Sunday, Sept 25:
Arrive by 5:00pm
6:00pm: Meet and Mingle
7:00pm - 9:30pm: Dinner
9:30pm MOVIE: DMT: The Spirit Molecule (optional)
Monday, Sept. 26:
8:00am - 9:15am: Yoga
9:30am - 10:30am: Breakfast
11:00am - 1:00pm: Opening Ceremony/Circle
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Lunch
3:30pm - 5:00pm: Android Jones Interactive Mystical Art Workshop
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Daniel Pinchbeck: The Coming Age of the Noosphere: Going Beyond 2012
6:30pm - 8:30m: Dinner
8:45pm - 10:15pm: Graham Hancock: Elves, Aliens, & Ayahausca.
Tues, Sept. 27:
Yoga: Sunrise: (7:00am-8:00) it's really awesome at that time
8:30am - 10:30am Breakfast
11:00am - 6:00pm: Anasazi Petroglyph Tours and Shamanic History Lesson Guide TBA(with box lunch)
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Dinner
8:45pm- 10:15pm: Ross Bleckner: Art, Spirit, and Consciousness. Q&A hosted by Michael Robinson.10:15pm-11:15pm: Open Q &A with Graham Hancock: Adventures in Archeology
Wed, Sept. 28:
8:00am - 9:15am: Yoga
9:30am - 10:30am: Breakfast
11:00am - 5:00pm: Recreational Hiking – Choose from 3 amazing hikes in the area (optional horseback riding, additional cost)
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Dinner
8:00 - 9:00pm: Univerus: Towards a New Cosmology with Michael Robinson
9:15 - 10:45pm: Magic, Myth, and Technology: The Archetypal Visions of Android Jones and Carey Thompson. Q&A hosted by Jennifer Palmer.
10:45pm: "Sacred geometry and Earth energies of the Portal installations" with Harlan Emil Gruber
Thurs, Sept. 29:
8:30am - 10am: Breakfast
10:30am - 11:30am: “Online Telepathy” with Jennifer Palmer
Noon - 1pm: Discussion with Graham Hancock: Lost Civilizations
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Lunch
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Interactive Visionary Art Workshop with Ross Bleckner
5:00pm - 6:00pm: New Paradigm Toolkit: Evolver Roundtable with Daniel Pinchbeck, Michael Robinson, Jennifer Palmer
6:30 - 8:30pm: Dinner
8:30pm - 10:00pm : Art, Evolution & Initiation Rites for the Age of Transition: Panel with Daniel Pinchbeck, Graham Hancock, Carey Thompson, Ross Bleckner, Michael Robinson, & Jennifer Palmer.
Till Late: Music, Dancing, Fire Circle.
Friday, Sept. 30:
8:00-9:15 am: Yoga
9:30-11:00am: Happy Healthy Breakfast
11:00am-1:00pm: Closing Circle (You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and hiking in the area if desired, please pack off the premises by 7pm.
1:30-5:00: Optional Afternoon of Hiking for those who'd like to stick around.
Schedule Subject to change.
Reality Sandwich Fall Retreat Menu
September 25th – October 1st 2011
All meals will be buffet except for lunch which will be boxed to eat where you choose.
The menu is fundamentally vegetarian with meat courses being offered at each meal separately.
All food served in Sweetwater Kitchen at BMGR is organic (as much as possible) from our garden, our neighbors, friends, or farmers and ranchers in the surrounding area.
Snacks will be available to munch on throughout the day, as well as free trade locally roasted coffee, specialty teas, juices and spring water at each meal.
Vegetarian Frontera chile with all the fixins.
Garden green salad with herb dressing
House baked fresh bread and honey-sage butter
House made brownies and cookies
One specialty egg dish that will change daily
Skillet potatoes with onion and fresh parsley
Apple smoked bacon and country sausage
House made granola with raw chocolate
Fresh cut fruit and seasonal berry platter
Oatmeal with vanilla, brown sugar, raisins and toasted nuts
House made five culture yogurt
Locally roasted free trade coffee, assorted teas, fresh juice
Lunch Choices Monday-Friday
Lunches consist of large flour tortilla wraps, which include fresh picked lettuce, tomato, red onion, lime, cilantro, pepper jack cheese, house made dressing, organic kettle chips, whole fruit, drink and house made Sweetwater trail bars.
Choices for proteins in wraps include:
Slow roasted beef
Dinners will include at every meal:
1) fresh garden green salad, 2) soup of the day, 3) assorted seasonal vegetable platter (including braised greens) with herb vinaigrette, 4) house baked bread, 5) honey-sage butter and 6) a tasty dessert.
Wild mushroom and spinach lasagna with charred tomato and basil oil
Slow roasted hand carved beef trip tip, natural juices, olive oil, horseradish
Vanilla ice cream with homemade caramel topping
Crockpot curried vegetables with lentils
Grilled coriander-lemon spiced chicken, pan drippings and fresh parsley
Coconut banana-chocolate and rum rice pudding
Stuffed bell peppers with brown rice, zucchini, fennel, tomato, and cheese topped with and herbed breadcrumbs
Seared and braised porkloin with orange, sage and caramel onion
Chocolate and pecan cake with raspberry sauce
Late summer-early fall vegetable and tofu Korma with basmati rice
Braised short ribs in red wine and herbs
Ginger poached pears, fresh vanilla cream, honey-brandy drizzle and toasted walnuts
Pot pies two ways: One Beef, one vegetable. With fresh cut herbs, and pastry crust
Apple crisp with cinnamon, ice cream and maple