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Wege entstehen dadurch, dass wir sie gehen.
Franz Kafka

Festival of the Animals 2017

 © artwork by Zuzana Mesarosova, Slovakia

10 GOOD REASONGS to join the Festival 2017

  • be part of the internationally growing Deep Imagery community
  • deepen your Deep Imagery experience
  • connect with and get inspired by Deep Imagery practicioners and workshop leaders from all over the world
  • having space for different journeys, your own creativity and your inner growing
  • expirience yourself as workshop leader
  • having a lot of fun
  • celebrate together our beings and our lives
  • meet old friends and make new ones
  • getting to know new landscapes and animals, inside and outside of you
  • … and of course: BREATHING INTO A NEW WORLD!


To register for the festival click here.


Every year since 1990 the IIVR has held a Festival of The Animals. It is a gathering of the community to celebrate the work of the Personal Totem Pole Process®. It is a time to meet old friends and to make new ones; a time to try new workshops; to laugh, grow and to have fun.

The event can be as short as three days or as long as a week. Workshops, usually 3 hours in length, take place both morning and afternoon. All the workshops have some element of deep imagery involved. The morning workshops tend to be mainly a time to journey while afternoon workshops can often have a combination of Imagery and crafts. 

The workshops are offered voluntarily by participants of the Festival and you will find workshops offered by very experienced Workshop Leaders and by newcomers, trying out a new workshop or idea. It is a chance to explore new topics, offer new workshops, test skills or simply return to old and successful workshops that mean a lot to attendees.

As a means of support for people attending, usually during the Opening Ceremony, every one journeys to find their animal of the festival. These animals usually can group together in loosely similar groupings, like the “Earth Animals”, “Sea Animals”, “Large Animals”, “Winged Animals”.These form the basis of our clans for the length of the Festival. The clans meet each day and the members support each other as they need for the length of the Festival.

On the last or second last night of the Festival of the Animals, the community gathers for an evening of expression. This is a time for fun and celebration as clans and individuals gather and offer an expression of their Festival experience.


Festival of the Animals 2017 

Friday 30. June – Tuesday 4. July 2017
start: 06:00 pm, end: 13.00 pm

Gut Frohberg, Schönnewitz 9, 01665 Käbschütztal (next to Dresden), Germany
To register for the festival click here and follow the online instructions.


include food, all workshops and Festival-T-Shirts

Early Bird (until 21.3.2017)

€425 Single room
€375 Double room, shared, pp
€300 Dorm room, more than 2 to a room, per person.
€275 Camping. pp

Full Price

€480 Single room
€410 Double
€325 Dorm
€290 Camping


until 3 years: free
4-10 years: € 130,-
11-14 years: € 170,-
15-18 years: € 210,-

Please bring to the festival

  • A present or a donation for the silent auction
    (e.g. jewellery, books, T-shirts, ritual objects, nice things etc.)
    Auction proceeds are used solely for training scholarships.
  • rain jacket, hiking boots
  • warm clothes for outdoor workshops
  • blanket
  • music instruments
  • camping mat or other underlayment

here you find photos of previous festivals



Früh am Morgen-Tiefenimaginationsreise mit Barbara Reiter

Online/Telefon Barbara Reiter
Früh am Morgen-Tiefenimaginationsreise 5 Uhr Morgens

Online-Workshop Reihe mit Barbara Reiter

Workshop per Telefon oder Headset
27.03./24.04./29.05. jeweils 19 Uhr

Inselwoche der Seele auf Korfu

mit Christel Lenz & Detlev Leuschner-Lenz; 02. - 09.6.18, Korfu, GR

Wirklich präsent werden: Über die Eltern hinauswachsen

IntensivSeminar mit Prof. Dr. Eligio Stephen Gallegos

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