Divine Roots Retreat

28 August – 1 September 2021

Channeling the divine energy within yourself

Palaios Panteleimonas,
Mount Olympus,
Northern Greece

A four-day retreat in the Greek mountains with Argonaut and philosophical Facilitator Dr. Christoph Quarch

  • Palaios Panteleimonas, Mount Olympus, Northern Greece
  • 28 August – 1 September 2021
  • 3.500 EUR p.p. (excluding travel cost)

About the event

The art of leadership is not simply a technique. Being a leader requires internalising some fundamental values and qualities of mature humanity. Building relationships with other personalities to shape the world is at the core of the questions of philosophy. Therefore, every leader needs to be a philosopher at some point – ever more so in the complex and dynamic reality of today.

Together with other Argonauts, the program will lead you through…

Ancient wisdom of the Greeks as an inspiration for leadership


The ancient Greeks knew the crucial features of flourishing aliveness, and they visualized them through their myths and arts in the form of their immortal gods. Every god incorporates a genuine aspect of human fulfilment or magnitude. Zeus, king of gods and men, manifests the creative power of wisdom and passion. Hera, his spouse, represents the authority of tradition, lineage and family. Ancient Greek mythology is thus a master-tool for the study of the female and male art of leadership.

Reconnecting to the male and female energy of leadership


The palace of Zeus was Mount Olympus. At its slopes, above the sea, you will find the pretty village of Palaios Panteleimonas, with its ancient stone houses, enchanted alleys and its church square vaulted by gigantic plane trees. There we reside, and from there we go on excursions to the sights of the surrounding area and explore the breathtaking natural beauty of Mount Olympus. We meet Zeus and Hera in poetry and myth as well as in art and philosophy. We follow in their footsteps in the sanctuaries of Dion and Vergina and we let ourselves be filled by their spirit during our workshop-sessions.

The past helping shape the future


Discover our own character and connect on the similarities and differences in traits within your peers by using the Argonauts mode of conversational fluency to get ready to have an impact. How to approach an unknown future? What can we re-learn to find the right perspectives today? This retreat will form a Trust Circle of a very different kind. A live and alive encounter with ancient mythology and other Argonauts.

The program

Discover Greece and dive into the Hellenic spirit

The 4-day program takes you through the beautiful scenery of the region around Mount Olympus, to multiple historic sites, including Zeus’ famous altar and the Royal Tombs of Philip II.


Discover Greece and dive into the Hellenic spirit

Your instructors

Get rooted with our philosophers

The Argonauts

The Argonauts create a space for conscious leaders to connect, share and grow. 

The Argonauts are united by the thought that raising consciousness is the key to becoming wiser and more impactful leaders. The Argonauts engage with an ever-growing collection of knowledge and experience, brought together and published as a starting point for personal discovery and navigation toward conscious leadership.

Dr. phil. Christoph Quarch

Your fellow Argonaut is a philosopher, best-selling author, speaker, and consultant for companies and organisations. In collaboration with DIE ZEIT-magazine for years he runs a program of Philosophy Travels all over Europe, mainly to Greece and Italy. Christoph teaches philosophy and ethics at different universities. Editor and author of several books, articles, podcasts and radio-programs. He is chief philosopher of The Argonauts Network and founder of Academy 3 – The New Platonic Academy.

Christine Teufel

Cultural manager, author, tax specialist, enneagram teacher. Together with Christoph she co founded Academy 3 – The New Platonic Academy and runs the Philosophy Travels program for more than a decade. Christine is well experienced in the field of energetic work such as Inner Work. Besides this she is mother of Immanuel (*2001) and Martha (*2005).

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