Mining for Light

A spiritual retreat (and Herkimer diamond mining adventure!) that will show you how to harness the magic of high-vibration crystals for purification, connecting to your Divine Essence, and dimensional dreamwork. 

Only 12 spots available!

You know crystals have magic, but there's nothing more magical than mining your own.

What You Will Experience

April 12 - 14, 2019. Herkimer, NY.
Click here for May 31 - June 02

  • Mine your own Herkimer Diamonds!
  • Understand the origin of energetic blocks, where they come from, how they are created, and how they can affect all aspects of your physical, emotional, mental, financial, and spiritual reality. Then learn how to easily dissolve them using healing crystals and step into any experience of life you prefer. You really do create your own reality!

  • Learn a series of powerful exercises that will allow you to quickly unleash the power of crystals. You'll be exploring shamanic healing and sensory techniques with the provided stones to give you an experience of crystal energies unlike anything you've thought possible. 

  • Use your new Herkimer Diamonds to purify your energy field and attune yourself to the white Light of your own Divine Essence. Gain clarity on your life path, where you are headed, and what you need to do next.
  • Access the higher spiritual domains to experience dimensional shifting, practical time travel, and lucid dreaming. Learn to rewrite your past and experience life as the constant unfoldment of your soul's greatest vision. Don't miss the Saturday night lucid dreaming workshop!

Spiritual Retreat

You probably already know there is a LOT of wisdom you can learn from crystals. Join us just outside the Adirondack Regions of New York where you'll be connecting deeply to the magic of crystals and learning practical methods of using their energy to clear your emotional body, attune yourself to your Divine Essence, and establish a constant connection to the higher realms.

Mining Adventure

Was that a flash you just saw? You set down your trowel and brush away the dirt. Eureka! You wash off the sample, admire its beauty, and add it to the day's bounty.

During the weekend, you'll have two opportunities to find out what it's like to mine your own crystals! Whether you prefer to swing a hammer or do a little digging, everything you need to mine your own crystals will be provided.

Herkimer Diamonds

Herkimer "Diamonds" are a type of high-vibration quartz crystal found near Herkimer, NY. These crystals have been called "manifestations of pure, solidified spiritual Light." They seem to emanate a high-vibration, soothing energy that clears away disharmony and dis-ease in the energy field.  Simply wearing or carrying these stones seems to establish a connection to the higher realms. Various intuitive sources say that angels are drawn to the etheric radiance of these stones and that they are ideal allies for those who wish to explore angelic connections or communication.

Herkimer Diamonds are also known to be excellent allies for lucid dreaming and other types of shamanic dreamwork.

Friday, April 12

4:00pm - Arrival / check-in.

5:00pm - 1st crystal class. Purification, energy healing, and shamanic stonework.

7:30pm - Group dinner

Saturday, April 13

7:00am - Crystal meditation

8:00am - Group breakfast

9:00am - Herkimer Mining

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm  - Free time or more mining

5:00pm - 2nd crystal class. Lucid dreaming, dimensional shifting, and practical time travel.

7:30pm - Group dinner

9:00pm - Shamanic Dreamscape


Sunday, April 14

7:00am - Crystal meditation

8:00am - Group breakfast

9:00am - 3rd crystal class. Divine Essence, soul purpose, and life path.

12:00pm - Goodbyes (or additional mining on your own)







All mining fees, equipment, and safety gear are included and provided, but you may want to bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

There are a variety of airports in the area. The most convenient one is probably Syracuse (SYR).

Transportation to and from the main event is not included and must be arranged on your own. 

Room and board are not included. Shared rooms may be available upon request. You can choose to stay at the group venue, a local hotel, or one of the beautiful campgrounds in the area.

About Chris

Chris von der Mehden is a mystic, yogi, scientist, and founder of The Crystal Healing Institute at Mind Prana. He has graduate degrees in chemical engineering and has studied with shamans, medicine men, and legendary healers for nearly two decades. He has taught shamanic stonework and crystal healing to thousands of people, and his unique, mystical approach to crystals is frequently called "truly transformational" and "life-changing".

"I attended Chris's last event and I learned so many things in just a few days. You really need to make a live event happen... the energy is just on an entirely different level. Coupled with doing the exercises for a concentrated period of time, you guys - it’s a game-changer."

Amber F.

Join the "Mining for Light" retreat.

April 12 - 14, 2019. Herkimer, NY.

Enrollment for this retreat is limited to 12 people. Click one of the links below to secure your spot and sign up now.

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