EUROTAS NEWSLETTER No. 67
1 August 2012
Board of Administrators: President Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Bernadette Blin-Lery, Jure Biechonski, Gennady Brevde, Dietrich Franke, Ingrida Indane, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca.
Newsletter Editor: John Drew
Summary of Contents
Dear Colleagues and Friends.
EUROTAS is in a process of transformation – from a network of transpersonal oriented friends to an association with professional departments (transpersonal psychotherapy, art-therapy, public relations), to a professional organization the network of friends integrated.
There is an engaged working board of 11 members which meets in person three times the year.
Recently we had a EUROTAS Board Meeting in Vienna and also an ECCA meeting. The board discussion was centered on EUROTAS professionalism which is – among others also related to the intended EAP membership of Eurotas, the necessity to create the position of an executive director , the urgency to raise the financial potency of EUROTAS.
This will happen by an increased number of members. Invited are individual and professional members (ECCA certified psychotherapists) and organizational members (national transpersonal associations, training institutes).
We ask all national associations who are not members until now to apply for a membership.
We ask transpersonal oriented professionals to become a member.
We ask transpersonal educated and working psychotherapists to apply for the EUROTAS certification and become members.
We ask transpersonal working schools and training institutes in Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy to apply for accreditation and become members.
EUROTAS now has around 70 highly qualified certified therapists and 4 (almost) accredited training-institutes in transpersonal psychotherapy (!). More about this at the General Assembly in Riga/Latvia.
In the meantime I hope you will look below at and register for our conference. Ingrida Indane and the wonderful team are making great progress and there are already a large number of participants who will be coming from many countries. You can see below also the report of the First International Conference of Transpersonal Psychology of the Baltic Countries and news of a new M.Sc Course in Consciousness and Transpersonal Studies
Which is being run by the Scientific and Medical Network and the University of Northampton in England.
Heartfelt greetings from a hot summer day in Freiburg / Germany
Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz
There are so many things happening in areas with which EUROTAS is involved and some of them are included in this Newsletter – some in different languages!
The main purpose of this Newsletter is to urge you to sign up for the EUROTAS conference in Latvia which will build on the successful and uplifting conferences of recent years to which an increasing number of those interested in Transpersonal issues are coming. Do join us if you can.
This is your Newsletter and please may I ask you to send in information about your Association, about yourself and your transpersonal work and about any relevant meetings which you will have or others will have that may be of interest to our readers. Your views as well as you news are important to us!
Here are the latest details about the Conference. Please Register Now!
The web section of EUROTAS 2012 conference is open on our web www.transpersonal.lv in the Latvian, English and Russian languages.
In registering for the conference, we advise you to use the bank account, opened for us by the EUROTAS board member and Treasurer Dr. Dietrich Franke in Freiburg.
As always we plan to have lectures, workshops and discussions during the day, and there will be different creative cultural events in the evenings. Also we are going to integrate creativity in all the process to make this conference like a real piece of art itself!
Your registration now will help us a lot. If you need any assistance in registering or planning your pre- or post- conference stay in Latvia, please feel free to contact our coordinator Inese Berzina email@example.com and we will do our best to help you. Latvia is a transpersonal country and there are many places, where you can increase your spiritual energy before or after the conference as well!
See below for further details
EUROTAS 2012 Conference: “Spirituality and Creativity” 20-23 September at the Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia
Preconference seminar: Connie Miller “Soul drama”, September 17, in Jelgava Narkological Clinics
Post conference seminars:
- Vitor Rodrigues “Regression Therapy”, September 24-25, in Riga.
- Steven Schmitz and Pier Luigi Lattuada “Shamanic Workshop”, September 24-25 is planned in a hostel near Augstroze Lake in Vidzeme.
The themes of the Conference will be:
Thursday: Spirituality and Creativity in Psychology and Psychotherapy
Friday: Scientific Research in Transpersonal Psychology
Saturday: Creativity and Spirituality in Everyday Life. Stereotypes and Consciousness. Nature-Human-Ritual.
Sunday:Synthesis and Integration. Role of Transpersonal Psychology in the Development of world Global Processes.
The Conference will:
provide an invaluable investment in the transpersonal movement and in the scientific understanding of Transpersonal Psychology
strengthen the conviction that spirituality and creativity is an integral part of contemporary life.
During the creative process people often find themselves in a special altered state of mind. Art in its essence is transpersonal. We are creating this Conference as a large piece of art and invite you to paint it with the colors of your personalities and presence. This will be a happening where everyone will become an artist!
We invite psychologists, psychotherapists, philosophers, educators, artists and other specialists to explore and prepare lectures, presentations, workshops and discussions on the following questions:
What do we all have in common as a world community?
What is distinctive in our cultural needs?
How can we speak about spirituality and creativity, while retaining a scientific approach to these phenomena?
What is the mission of Transpersonal Psychology in everyday life and today's culture?
What is the role of Transpersonal Psychology in the development of global processes?
What do we mean by the word "spirituality"?
Do spirituality and religiosity differ, and if so how?
What is the significance of spirituality in psychology and psychotherapy?
Does spirituality influence creative thinking, and if so how?
Does creative thinking and activity promote spirituality, and if so how?
Are the spiritual and the material the same or opposite?
Are spirituality and modern science compatible?
What is the interconnection between spirituality and creativity?
What is the scientific research on creativity?
How is creativity experienced in altered states of consciousness and everyday life?
Are there factors that promote or inhibit creativity?
What are manifestations of creativity from antiquity to the present day?
Are we experiencing an economic crisis or a spiritual crisis, or both?
Everyone is welcome to submit their presentation with the following criteria:
- Use an approach that is compatible with the science of psychology;
- Develop a creative and dynamic presentation; and
- Include empirical evidence.
Many well-known psychologists, psychotherapists, art therapists and philosophers as Ashok Gangadean, David Lukoff, Serge Beddington-Behrens, Mara Vidnere and others from the whole world have already registered for our Conference. We are certain that the process of organizing the conference and your participation itself will bring more positive movement. This conference will remind us of the importance of spiritual values and their application to help overcome our personal challenges of the current economical crisis.
Latvian writer Sudraba Edžus has a well-known story about Crazy Dauka – a boy who wanted to reach the place where the sky and the sea meet, to get to know what is beyond...
We invite you to come together with us to explore “what is beyond the horizon”!
Our conference will take place at the Baltic seacoast. The sea is a symbol of unity, wisdom, depth, and new challenges.
We are aware of our responsibility. However like Crazy Dauka, do we feel a sense of challenge!
Ingrida Indane EUROTAS2012 Conference Director
What is the fundamental nature of consciousness?
What does research on brain function and other branches of science reveal about consciousness and the spiritual dimension to the human mind?
Does mind extend beyond the physical body? What lies beyond “I”?
How do we achieve that deep transformation in our being which yields a profound sense of unity and harmony?
Is what we call the ‘unconscious’ actually an aspect of the path towards the spiritual core of our being?
What psychological insights can we discern in the world’s great spiritual and mystical traditions?
How have the arts explored the transpersonal realms of experience and expanded our access to higher states of consciousness?
Do the spiritual traditions stand to gain through dialogue with scientific and psychological research into the nature of self and human potential?
Is it all just wishful thinking… delusions beyond our ‘status’ as mere humans in a meaningless cosmos…?
This MSc course – a collaborative project between the Scientific and Medical Network and the University of Northampton – has been designed for those who find themselves asking questions such as the above. The course is directed by Professor Les Lancaster, and provides an intellectually-challenging programme of study which focuses on issues including:
the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain
possibilities of consciousness beyond the brain
the psychology of self and higher states of being
creativity and transformation
psychological models and spiritual maps
the psychological basis of spiritual and mystical practices
the dialogue between science and mysticism
In addition to a rigorous curriculum, the course is distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning and encouraging students to incorporate insights from the course into their own life journeys.
on the results of 1st International Conference of Transpersonal Psychology
of the Baltic Countries
The 1st International Conference of Transpersonal Psychology of the Baltic countries Diversity of States of Consciousness in Human Life and Society was held on 5-6 May 2012 in Vilnius (Lithuania).
It was organized by the International Transpersonal Association The Whole World, which is a collective member of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS) and Lithuanian Transpersonal Association of Visas pasaulis manyje, and supported by the International University of Fundamental Studies (IUFS) and Baltic Transpersonal Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia).
The conference’s main objectives included getting acquainted with the latest practices of modern psychology, study of the role various states of consciousness play in culture, art and everyday life, and sharing experiences of leading specialists in the field of practical psychology and psychotherapy.
In Vilnius, scholars and practitioners of the Baltic countries and North-West region of Russia came together for the first time. Those included specialists in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and hosts of personal growth trainings and seminars, who practically apply methods of transpersonal, humanistic, depth, and behavioural psychology as well as other methods.
The plenary reports presented included materials on the history, application and future development of a variety of transpersonal psychology methods and techniques, such as:
- Plurality of states of consciousness (S. Strekalov, Russia; V. Kenga, Latvia);
- Systemic-phenomenological approach to psychotherapy (K. Daugela, Lithuania);
- Experimental study of lucid dreams (T. Stumbrys, Lithuania);
- The practical psychotherapeutic application of intensive respiration psychotechnics (M. Daugelavičius, Lithuania);
- Theory and practice of use of transpersonal symbols (in particular the classical Cretan labyrinth) to create altered states of consciousness (V. Efimov, Russia);
- Theory and practice of use of traditional Chinese medicine methods for the harmonization of psychosomatic processes (S. Osipov, Estonia);
- Methods of Janov’s primal therapy (D. Vilonytė, Lithuania);
- Art therapy (I. Indane, Latvia; M. Mendelė-Leliugienė & B. Paulauskienė, Lithuania).
Tynu Talimaa (Estonia) presented the work of Estonian Centre of Archaic Cultures and Traditions. On its territory full-scale megalithic structures (such as ‘Magic Wheel’, stone spirals and labyrinths) are built along with other facilities (earth ‘caves’ and wigwams of Native Americans), which are used to reconstruct archaic psychotechnologies of inhabitants of Northern Europe and Native Americans. Trainings and seminars are conducted in this Centre throughout the year.
The leading experts’ plenary reports contained information on the results of scientific studies and application of transpersonal psychology methods, while master-class participants could familiarize themselves with the capabilities of various trends of transpersonal psychology.
The main master class topics were as follows: Meditation: practice without mysticism (S. Strekalov, Russia), Transpersonal journeys and sound therapy (A. Eidiakas, Lithuania), Psychotechnics of paradoxical intention (T. Brevde, J. Sablina, Russia), Female age archetypes (M. Strekalova, Russia), Family constellation arrangement (K. Daugela, Lithuania), Labyrinth as a tool for the study of consciousness (V. Efimov, Russia), Respiration psychotechnics (M. Daugelavičius, Lithuania; T. Talimaa, Estonia), Perception of Tantra (D. Vilonytė, Lithuania), Liberation through sound and motion (R. Binkauskas, Lithuania), Belly dance as variety of emotional states (N. Stancikienė, Lithuania), Transpersonal art therapy (I. Indante, Latvia), and Fractal pattern (B. Paulauskienė, Lithuania).
Ingrid Indane (Latvia) presented the 14th Conference of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS), which will be held on 20-23 September 2012 in Jurmala, near Riga.
At the end of the first day of the conference, a relaxation concert Overtones of Improvisation was organized, hosted by the overtone singing maestros Galina Parfenova and Olga Anisimova (St. Petersburg, Russia).
NARCISSISME - L'EGO, SES ILLUSIONS ET LE SPIRITUEL
Les 15 et 16 septembre 2012 animé par Ingo B. JAHRSETZ à Paris
Ce séminaire apportera des informations détaillées sur les symptômes du narcissisme clinique et leurs psycho-dynamiques. Il sera également question de comment le phénomène narcissique peut être mal interprété en tant que découverte transpersonnelle, comment les expériences transpersonnelles peuvent cacher les blessures narcissiques, et quel chemin peut-on prendre pour guérir de cette blessure du cœur fermé.
SUPERVISION AVEC BERNADETTE BLIN
1er regroupement en septembre 2012 animé par Bernadette BLIN à Saint Ouen l’Aumône
Bernadette Blin propose une supervision dans une perspective transpersonnelle et gestaltiste à raison d’une demie- journée par mois de septembre à juin. Etudes de cas, analyse de la pratique, du transfert et du contre-transfert, travail sur les problématiques personnelles en situation professionnelle ...
LA "BOITE A OUTILS" DU THERAPEUTE TRANSPERSONNEL
Les 27 et 28 octobre 2012
L’outil ne fait certes pas l’artisan mais c’est avec lui qu’il crée et fait émerger la forme... Un séminaire pour tout thérapeute qui ressent le besoin d’enrichir sa panoplie d’outils pour ajuster toujours plus précisément son accompagnement en individuel ou en groupe. ... téléphone au 01 30 37 17 31.
A Forum for Contemporary Spirituality
Towards a Planetary Consciousness
Annual Round Table
Painswick Old Road,
Stroud, Glos, GL6 7QW
21 - 23 September 2012
An invitation to all associates and friends
We warmly invite you to join our Annual Round Table to be held at Hawkwood College on 21-23 September 2012. Each year, by coming together, we share our current life experience with kindred spirits as did the Arthurian knights of old. By doing so we can encourage each other and collectively shine a greater light into our changing world.
2012 seems to be a year that is marking a shift from one era to another. For many it is involving great intensity and a clearing of the old to make way for the new, which may feel a little like the Herculean talk of 'cleaning the Augean stables'. At the same time many are experiencing a glimpse of a shift towards a more 'planetary consciousness'. Maybe this is the year in which we both clear away the 'old' and also welcome the new vision which is emerging.
We are told by many teachers that the next thirteen-year cycle will be momentous in its implications for the future of life on planet earth, and that each of us is being asked to live from deeper levels of our being and work to make the invisible visible through everything we do. Maybe it is for groupings like Wrekin to grasp what is involved in being a 'collective Messiah' and extend our consciousness to higher dimensions of being.
As in previous years we will aim to weave together opportunities to learn from others and also to share our own experiences and insights.
To mark the recent re-publication of Sir George Trevelyan's three books, Janice Dolley and David Lorimer will offer a resume of his inspirations that underpinned the formation of Wrekin Trust and which it is now the responsibility of our generation to realise in today's world.
And, because it is today's young people who will be the ones to live into the planetary consciousness now emerging, we will be joined on Saturday afternoon by a group of young people, including students of Waldorf College in Stroud, as we engage in an inter-generational world cafe, and explore what this feels like, what is asked of us, and how can we work together on this unfoldment.
There will also be an opportunity, for those of us who would like to contribute, to share our creative gifts of song, poetry, dance, story-telling, or the visual arts, on the theme of Planetary Consciousness.
For further information, please contact:
Phone: 01452 840033
For further information, please contact:
Phone: 01452 840033
Vladimir Maikov is making an important film which you find out more about from him personally
It's so great that you are again in Moscow. I'd like to find the time to meet you in person before my leaving to Bulgaria Monday afternoon to prepare Bulgarians to the final certification seminar on holotropic breathwork in September.
I'm in the midst of my new film project "What is Enlightenment: Science, Art, Spirituality" Also I'm chair of Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Psychoanalisis.
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