Star Journey, which is adjacent to the STARS Dance Club sim, is excited to announce a new venture! Please join us at the grand opening event in SL on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2 pm PST/SLT. We are excited to welcome Max Kleene to sing for your listening and dancing pleasure. Come explore the beautiful grounds of the new complex, and walk the learning path to help new SL avatars with the steep learning curve that SL demands. It can also be used as a refresher course for those who have either been away from SL for quite some time, or anyone who just needs some additional help.
The event celebrates the establishment on Star Journey sim of a central location for meeting, for new-user orientation and for its educational activities.
Included is a “Getting Started” orientation area for new SL avatars located directly on the Star Journey sim. The self-guided, pathway-style experience is designed to simplify learning the basics of movement and communication in SL. “The new Getting Started area allows new users to quickly get up to speed in the virtual world format,” says Richard Geer, author and developed of Star Journey, “so now they can jump right in and start enjoying the interactive and immersive aspects of Star Journey as a sim.”
In addition, the new hub contains the Star Journey Academy, where a variety of classes, group sessions and meditations are held. There is also a shop featuring many Star Journey collectibles, artwork, jewelry and clothing, many of these based on the symbols found in the Star Journey deck. New users will also find a wealth of “freebie” clothing, as well as changing rooms for their convenience trying on outfits.
The new orientation SL-learning walk was developed by RL instructional designer and SL content creator Dr. Lorraine Stanton, Ed. D., (SL: Lorraine Charron). Lorraine has also done similar work for the University of North Carolina’s virtual campus.
Originally developed by Geer in 1969 as a card deck and related Circle Pattern “map of consciousness” showing the organization of the symbols, Star Journey is based on the principle that answers to life’s questions are found within oneself. Users explore a personal topic such as work, money, health or a relationship by choosing one of several “games of meaning” which display various dynamics involved in situations. A player can either make a random drawing of symbol cards or consciously choose them, then use visualization techniques to “picture” the desired outcome and develop a plan of action. Star Journey has strong appeal for those with interests in psychology and self-help, and is also widely used by counselors, therapists and others in the helping professions.
Star Journey sim was first founded in 2008 by Starman Heron and Rebelmum Slade. Today Starman (Geer) holds classes and groups on the sim, all of which are free of charge and open to anyone to drop in.
We welcome you to stop by and check out our new education center and social gathering place! Click on the link below to get the SLURL.
Please join us this Sunday, March 24, 2019 for this exciting event!!
See you there!
~ Suzanne Piers Fromund, STARS Blogger