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The 12 Senses

Thresholds Between Spirit and Embodiment

A Six-Part Video Series with Lila Tresemer & David Tresemer, Ph.D.

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Our senses function as portals to reality ~ and as blockades. When we become aware of twelve senses ~ beyond the traditional five ~ we realize how aware we can become … and how shut down we are most of the time.

The senses can become doorways through which we can experience more of what is all around us yet often not perceived. The senses can help us build relationships with intelligences vaster than ours, and to build resilience in ourselves needed for these changing times. And to enhance the full experience of life everyday.

We expand the repertoire from the familiar ones {Sight, Smell, Taste, ...} to senses deep in the body and senses reaching out to spirit.

A sense portal is like an open doorway ~ though it’s usually kept open only an inch, just enough to be ready for emergencies. A sense doorway can be opened further ~ not by blasting it open, rather inch-by-inch expanding from physical sensitivities to more energized experiences, then to become a portal to spiritual experiences.

In this series, we use the wheel of 12 zodiacal signs as mytho-poetic aids to understand the senses that we have as potential, and to help us open up our windows to worlds of wonder.  This course also creates a foundation for deeper work with the senses as 12 portals to spirit - each individual identifying the portal they best connect through.

We work with polarities of senses, within the framework of the instrument of the StarHouse. Polarities hold keys to developing the sense portals more fully. If you have difficulty with a sense mode, then the polarity can help you sort it out.  

This course is designed to be a personal and community laboratory of extended sensing. We will connect the 12 Senses {drawn from Rudolf Steiner’s reflections, along with personal exploration and experience} to the 12 zodiacal signs. Integrating the StarHouse with the physical, etheric, and astral expressions of the senses, David and Lila will guide you through an innovative approach of how and why to extend your senses.

What to Expect

You're invited to view this 20-minute introductory video to meet the facilitators, hear their approach to exploring the senses and their polarities through the template of the StarHouse, and to experience a small taste of the course material that will be covered.


What's Included

This course is delivered in six sessions, each with video recordings and handouts, where you will work with the 12 senses ~ 12 portals to development that will support you in your own interests and explorations.

Part 1: The polarity of Pisces and Virgo

Part 2: The polarity of Leo & Aquarius

Part 3: The polarity of Cancer & Capricorn

Part 4: The polarity of Gemini & Sagittarius

Part 5: The polarity of Taurus & Scorpio

Part 6: The polarity of Aries & Libra

The 12 Senses

Six-part video series to enhance your sensory capabilities by exploring the 12 senses and their relationship to the 12 zodiacal signs.

$144 USD

Members: $95

The 12 Senses

Thresholds Between Spirit and Embodiment

A Six-Part Video Series with Lila Tresemer & David Tresemer, Ph.D.

You are invited to join this video series where you will learn how to enhance your sensory capacities and awaken more to your life.

About the Presenters

Lila Sophia Tresemer and David Tresemer, Ph.D., are the founders of the StarHouse in Boulder, Colorado. They work together, grow together and love living life together! Lila and David have been grounding collaborative visions for sustainable community on the StarHouse land and in Tasmania, Australia for decades. Together for the past 25 years, they have taught and facilitated at the StarHouse and in other places around the world. They are dedicated to bringing more intelligent, ceremonial awakening into the world. Their devotion is to sacred union, within themselves, with one another, and with the web of life.

Together, Lila and David have co-created:

  • The Conscious Wedding Handbook
  • Couple’s Illumination, a DVD on energy dynamics in relationship
  • Brain Illumination, a DVD on increasing awareness of the organs of the brain and how they can radiate more strongly
  • A trilogy of theatre scripts on the emerging sacred feminine wisdom, which have all been performed in various places
  • The 12 Senses, a six-week course
  • Illuminated Relationships, a four-part course
  • EarthStar Sacred Sites course {coming February 2021}

What participants are saying...

“I found the course fascinating, with much content to continue to work with afterwards. Thank you for the recordings and workbook to deepen my understanding of these very deep concepts. I enjoyed the zoom format – Lila and David’s lectures, the break out rooms, the preparation “handouts” and the tours of the Star House, how it relates to the land and cosmos. It was nice to get to know people over a long period of time.”

– RJ

“Congratulations Lila and David!! This program was excellent. You have mastered the online technology; pacing and voice was great; content and workbook was masterful; breakout discussion groups were warm and relational and practical for digestion of the constructs.”

– KT

“Learning about and becoming aware through the 12 senses has the potential to add depth, richness and enjoyment to daily existence, as well as help guide us in making practical choices towards greater well being.”

– SP

“The practice of expanding my awareness through the senses we focused on each session, gave me a tool by which I could lift my attention out of global anxieties, and connect to the present experience of where I stand, in a way that ignites within me a renewed interest and excitement in the act of living.”

– Shakti

“I love the way this course equips me to use one of the greatest portals to divine essence and knowledge: me! I get to take this knowledge and enhance my capacity to see, understand, feel, and hold all that is sacred. ”

– EB

“In a time of so much chaos and fear, the 12 senses course provided me with many ways to find my ground again, to understand and be able to see the bigger picture and feel more at peace.”

– Eve

“We live in a time when our senses are either assaulted or overstimulated to the point of shutdown. There is a profound wisdom on how healthy development of our senses leads to the development of healthy personality in the human being. In psychology personality is one of the most stable traits; imagine the service you would be doing by developing it in a healthy way. And yet, what mainstream psychology does not consider, is how we can work with our personality via the senses. David and Lila offer a safe and gentle, yet profound way of doing just that.”

– Zheni