No. 80 05-11-2016
No. 80 05-11-2016
NEWSLETTER Nr. 80
November 5, 2016
Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Sole, Lyudmila Scortesca, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.
Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE 2….Editorial from the President by Bernadette Blin
PAGE 3…..Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in Rumania by Steven Schmitz
PAGE 3…..Greetings and links from Jörg Fuhrmann
UPCOMING EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS
PAGE 4….. Our next Transpersonal Conference in Prague, 2017 by EUROTAS Board
PAGE 4….. Peace Power Anxiety by Ingo Jahrsetz and Judith Miller
PAGE 5…. Dreaming & Healing Conference by Dean Lee
PAGE 6…. Gateway Voyage by Linda Leblanc
PAGE 7…. TPT –Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training by Pier Luigi Lattuada
PAGE 8 ….. International activities of PNEYMA SYSTEM by Alessandra Brunelli
PAGE 8…. Rites of passage and Transpersonal Therapy by Arturo De Luca, Ph. D., Psy. D.
PAGE 9…. The Monroe Institute’s Gateway Voyage in Europe by Linda Leblanc
PAGE 10….News from Slovenia by Romana Kress
PAGE 11… The Breath of the Goddess Nephthys in Pneuma Breathwork by Juan Ruiz Naupari
PAGE 11….Poem by Liv Evensen
PAGE 13 .…Letter from the Editor by Lindy McMullin
EDITORIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT
Love was certainly a miracle during the days we spent in Constanza (Romania).
There was a special quality of warmth and connectedness, and I heard many people who had come for the first time to a EUROTAS conference, expressing how open and friendly the atmosphere was. If we were able to create a space filled with love, acceptance, kindness and benevolence within our community, it is a good starting point. Although none of us had the opportunity to meet and speak with all the participants, I have a feeling that nobody was left aside. I was touched to hear people at the end of the conference mentioning how this community is welcoming in such a simple way.
During our transpersonal life-journey, most of us try not only to heal our wounds (the wounds of the inner child) but also to develop an ability to be more open, loving and respectful towards other people, species on this planet and nature. The Transpersonal for me is both vertical and horizontal. Its verticality is the connection to what is beyond and holds us; the axis joining earth and heaven. This dimension is essential but not adequate enough, because as human beings and members of a community, we are all parts of the Whole. We need to fully incarnate the Divine, the Essence in our Being, but also our connection to the horizontal dimension that connects us with our human brothers and sisters. Both dimensions and directions are important. If spirituality is just a process turned towards “God” (or any word that is more significant for you), then we miss our opportunity and fulfillment at a human and incarnated level.
We need to open our hearts to whomever and whatever is around us, even when facing unpleasant realities. This is the challenge and maybe this is less spectacular than transcendental experiences, but it is as important or even more important. Our world is in crisis because of the lack of caring for others who are in deep suffering. Once again, maybe as committed transpersonal people, we could, and should, make a difference. This after all is what we need to achieve in our daily lives!
With my love for all of you
SUMMARY OF THE EUROTAS BOARD MEETING IN ESTONIA
Greetings from the last EUROTAS Board Meeting September 23-24, 2016, Venus, Romania
The Board discussed the idea of having a Council of Youngers. This is an opportunity for a group of younger people to express their interests, make suggestions, and provide contributions to EUROTAS. We also have two new certified ESTP members – Elina Rudaja and Nikita Grigoriey from Estonia. We welcome both of them. The five transpersonal journals (Integral Transpersonal Journal, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Journal of Transpersonal Research, and The Transpersonal Psychology Review) are working together collaboratively to create a common index to make searching for articles easier. The journals are looking for articles to be submitted about methodology of research. The EUROTAS Board has applied for acceptance in the EAP. We are waiting to hear back from them. The Board is looking to develop Scientific Committees for its various departments. This is a way to get more people involved in and have more support for EUROTAS. We discussed the upcoming International Transpersonal Conference that will be in Prague – September 27 to October 1, 2017. We invite all of you to join us for this big event. The Board is working on a Charter for the EUROTAS Department of Transpersonal Education (EDTE). The purposes of EDTE are to actively represent, support, encourage, and promote transpersonal education in Europe. The Board of EUROTAS invites all of you to participate with us in promoting the transpersonal vision in the world. Together we can make a difference.
GREETINGS AND LINKS FROM JÖRG FUHRMANN
Dear Transpersonal Colleagues,
I hope you all had a safe trip back from the EUROTAS-Conference, which took place near the Black Sea. For me it was quite an adventure to travel through Romania by car. It was wonderful to meet all of you there and have such an open hearted community. For all who want some reminders of the conference, or those who couldn´t be there, I have uploaded videos onto my YouTube-Channel for free. You can also find presentations from “Beyond Psychedelics” in Prague, where I went after Venus. Please Share/ Comment/ Subscribe to spread the transpersonal spirit.
Link to my Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/freiraumfuhrmann/videos
Bernadette Blin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVSUxo1_8T4
Maite Pardo Sol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9j-yTY5Eb8
Stuart Sovatsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxICGjZTaK0
Jure Biechonski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI8eYwxkCvc
James Eyerman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9J1YZsxuMM
Pieter Fairfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpfdlDvC6Uw
Siegmar Gerken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud3_OCFswkw
Pier Luigi Lattuada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZVdx5jzmQ
Ion Manzat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtdbpR1GULc
I hope to see you next year in Prague.
Best Wishes from Switzerland!
OUR NEXT INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL CONFERENCE – IN PRAGUE, 2017
The ITC will be organized by Czech associations in collaboration with EUROTAS in Prague, September 27 – October 1, 2017. More information soon to follow!
Yours, EUROTAS Board
PEACE POWER ANXIETY
PEACE POWER ANXIETY – Peace frightens?
by Ingo Jahrsetz
and Judith Miller
Starting in 2017, Ingo Jahrsetz and Judith Miller will offer
an ongoing one-week Advanced Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Breathwork and Spiritual Guidance in August. Each time, interesting topics of transpersonal psychology will be discussed. The seminar from August 27 to September 1, 2017 entitled PEACE POWER ANXIETY – Peace frightens? includes Holotropic Breathwork™, systemic constellations, meditation, lectures referring to the topic and sharing. The seminar especially addresses former and current students as well as students who have attended comparable trainings.
Location: Seminar Center Haus Hollerbuehl (Black Forest/Germany)
Costs: 550 EUR plus room and board
Language: German and English with translation.
Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.
Dr.Ingo Jahrsetz (Germany)
DREAMING & HEALING CONFERENCE
At the Dreaming & Healing Conference you will discover many pathways toward healing through working with dreams. Learn how to work with your unconscious and imagination so dreams respond with valuable information regarding your physical, mental, emotional health. Gain insight into the language of symbol, myth, metaphor, archetype, nature to help you live a healthier life. Practice hands-on dreamwork exercises, circle work, creative activities to gain greater insight into dreams, waking life, and health.
Keynote speaker Jeremy Taylor, DMin, will discuss dreams as physical health diagnostics. Our International Dreams and Health Expert panel will cover all health dimensions to address participants’ concerns and inquiries. Our panel includes holistic, alternative, Chinese medicine doctors, shamans, astrologers, philosophers, psychologists, herbalist and somatic therapists. Conference facilitators: Sven Doehner, PhD, MFA, Arnold Hook, LCSW, PhD, Rebecca Peterson, MA, Wilka Roig, MATP, MFA.
March 31-April 2, 2017, Hotel Posada la Aldea, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MEXICO
For more information:
The Monroe Institute’s Gateway Voyage®
Greece (in English)
May 12 – 18, 2017
The renowned, original Robert Monroe’s Gateway Voyage
5-day/6-night residential course is again being held in Greece.
Discover the power of Hemi-Sync® audio sound technology to:
· Enter levels of expanded awareness
· Achieve deep relaxation
· Keep the mind awake while the body is asleep
· Explore the out-of-body state and other energy systems
· Enter a state of No Time
Our location is the Noosfera Retreat Center, near Corinth, a purposely built complex of wooden cottages created for educational events focused on spiritual development. Ten spacious double bedrooms, with private bathrooms, have a unique built-in electronic installation, to allow participants to use headphones to listen to exercises, while lying comfortably on their beds, similar to Monroe Institute’s headquarters in Virginia, USA.
For further details, contact Linda Leblanc, Residential Trainer of The Monroe Institute, email:
TPT – TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING
Fully Accredited by the Italian Department of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
TPT, a four year training course, is promoted by the Integral Transpersonal Institute of Milan, Italy, directed by Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Psy.D. Ph.D. It offers a Psychotherapist degree to psychologists and medical doctors, fully recognized in Europe.
The expected learning outcomes are:
- To provide experiential training and personal integration of the principles and practices of Transpersonal Psychology and Biotransenergetics.
- Ability to engage in individual and group transpersonal psychotherapy practice.
- Acquisition of skills and ability to apply the Transpersonal Approach to families, communities, companies.
- Skills for providing leadership in advancing the field of Transpersonal Psychology.
- Growth in Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature of Mindfulness and Compassion.
Registration is open from September to December 2016
Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada
INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF PNEUMA SYSTEM
Information received from Alessandra Brunelli
RITES OF PASSAGE AND TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY
This article explores the importance of the traditional model of Rites of Passage Ceremonies. This is in an effort to see what insight might be offered to the transpersonal paradigm, at this time of global crisis and transition.
According to the clinical perspective of Developmental Psychology, the human lifetime cycle goes through stages and transitions; stages traditionally marked and celebrated in many cultures across the planet (Van Gennep, 1909). On the other hand, disease, personal hardship and identity crises emphasize the serious consequences of the loss of rites of passage. The transpersonal perspective would like to offer a different and broader vision of human life, proposing a new model of experience and integration that accords full extension to the rites of passage.
In this model I point out three fundamental stages and also propose an adventurous journey oriented by the archetypes and articulated as follows:
- Separation/Detachment: Often involves deep emotions such as escape, punishment, loss the old self, alienation and other changes.
- Transition or transe-ition: Often called the luminal stage which effectively is a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This is the time of the in-between in which I invite the participant not only to lose their old self, but also to prepare for a deep change. This ritual is accompanied by masks, dance, music and other therapeutic tools; a ritual of dis-location with the purpose of reincorporating the most genuine identity – the personal archetype – in order to prepare for new identity.
- Transformation or Death-Rebirth: this is the final stage of the process and I invite every participant to collaborate with others in a ceremony of sacred sharing (meditation, dancing and painting).
This is the goal of a therapy that is more the effect of inspiration and insight, than a programmed ending.
Arturo De Luca, Ph. D., Psy. D.
MONROE INSTITUTE’S GATEWAY VOYAGE® IN EUROPE
For over 40 years, thousands have participated in The Monroe Institute’s (TMI) flagship course Gateway Voyage, which provides an opportunity to experience Robert Monroe’s original, ground-breaking program on the exploration of human consciousness. The 5-day/6-night residential Gateway Voyage is a transformative course to accelerate one’s ability to go farther and faster into different dimensions of consciousness.
Verbal instruction along with potent Hemi-Sync® audio signals gently guide participants into progressively deeper levels of profound states of awareness — into the recognition that one is far more than the physical body. Gateway Voyage focuses on exploring various states of consciousness through direct experience. It will shift perspectives of what is possible, tap into potential and expand who one is as a human being. In 1994, a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal reported the opinion of the head of a Zen Buddhist Temple in Vancouver, Canada, that “Gateway students can reach meditation states in a week that took [me] 30 years of sitting.” Many Gateway Voyage participants report:
- Enhanced self-empowerment
- Profound inner wisdom and deeper understanding of oneself
- Stress-reduction and better problem-solving skills
- Ability to realign emotions
- Ability to set and to achieve goals
- Obtaining states of lucidity which enhance all aspects of daily life
Gateway Voyage teaches the skills required to attend advanced TMI programs, many of which are offered in Europe, in various languages, by TMI’s team of skilled accredited trainers. In Greece next year, Gateway Voyage will again be held in English, 12 – 18 May 2017. Our location is the specially-designed Noosfera Retreat Centre, in the mountains near Corinth. For details, contact Linda Leblanc, firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, accredited Outreach Trainers offer weekend courses throughout Europe in varying languages. For more information: www.monroeinstitute.org
Linda Leblanc, Residential Trainer, Monroe Institute, Cyprus
NEWS FROM SLOVENIA
We are firmly on the path of establishing a training course in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and are pleased to let you know that this year our Association for Transpersonal Psychotherapy has been accepted as a member of the Slovenian Umbrella Organisation for Psychotherapy (SKZP).
Last year we co-organised together with the Slovenian Association for Logotherapy, an annual conference with the title Psychotherapy and Spirituality. In it we examined the Religio-Magical roots of Psychotherapy; this suggested that Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice, practised from a transpersonal perspective contains many elements common to both.
A well attended workshop Intuition, Inspiration and Will run by Monica Anthony (UKCP) enabled participants to experience these three main elements on journeys towards greater expansion of consciousness as viewed by Roberto Assagioli and Ian Gordon-Brown.
At the Institute for Transpersonal Psychotherapy we continue to provide individual psychotherapy, individual and group supervision and one day workshops, such as Symptom as Symbol, Cycles and Stages of Life, Role of Imagination in Transformative Processes and Dreamwork. Our next workshop takes place on Saturday 19th November 2016 entitled Working Therapeutically with Dreams.
THE BREATH OF THE GODDESS NEPHTHYS IN PNEUMA BREATHWORK
In the myth of Osiris, Isis and Horus, the goddess Nephthys is the protector of the lungs, associated with Solar Breathing of which Pneuma Breathwork forms a part of. So what is Nephthys’s function?
She incinerates enemies with her breath of fire, and helps Isis harvest the members of Osiris. Psychologically we must go beyond the myth. Osiris’s fragmented parts represent the fragmented parts of our conscience. Seth and his demons have taken Osiris’s parts, divided him into 14 pieces, conditioned and bottled him. In transpersonal language this means that if we do not have patience, which is one of the parts of Osiris’s body, it is because there is a part of Seth in his form of impatience. If there is no Love it is because there is hatred. If there is bitterness, sweetness has been hidden. If there is no wisdom, ignorance has prevailed. This is the duality that the Ego has generated in our psyche.
Someone has to go in search of Osiris’s fragmented parts, someone has to fight to achieve victory. This someone is Horus, the Inner Being, the Divine Gene inside of us all. The lungs are associated with life, and the ego has the power to affect our respiratory process dramatically. When we are irritated, our respiratory rate accelerates, our nervous system is altered, we cannot think clearly and fire accumulates. This fire is the fire of the ego that burns and because of it, air is associated with fire; the fire of the goddess Nephthys is different from that of the ego.
Juan Ruiz Naupari
POEM FROM LIV EVENSEN
Dear EUROTAS Newsletter Readers,
I have lost my beloved soul-mate. May I commemorate it in this way and with the knowledge we will meet again in a future life? We are the same, but following differing life paths now; one soul in two bodies, far from each other in terms of Geography too.
Although a poet myself, may I be allowed to do it this way, as Spirit guides me, to find a poem as an expression of our love for each other? Whilst we both journeyed high we knew we were connected and knew we were working on inner travels with Source. We knew we were to meet again but then a major karmic accident broke our connection. So, in transition with Source and Healing Helpers in Spirit, I am here on Earth today in a body, as I was at the beginning of strength sixteen months ago; strong and soft with gentle dreams and song-lines.
Spirit comes through and speaks to me, showing me the end of this particular “Pictures Close to Earth” transition: “You are the same! What you yearn for will not happen now, for it is still too early!”
My Dearest Darling, I will love thee for the rest of mine life.
(Please read about E. E. Cummings, and the way he created this poem, with lack of punctuation marks etc. as part of his beautiful poetic expression)
To my soul-mated one, A (as the “A” left my dreAm):
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
By E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
(“[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage. Source: Complete Poems: 1904-1962 Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1991)
Liv E, the Shamanic Dreamer and Communicator with Spirit of Most High (that tooJ)
The Fabel Lab Creative Workshop and Words-myths. LivE’Art-Dream’Art.
www.sensoul.info – www.freewebs.com/sensoul. Mail: email@example.com.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
It was wonderful seeing everyone at the conference in Romania – Ilie I trust you have begun to unwind and integrate all you went through in organizing such an event. Best of luck Jana Dudová and all those involved in organizing the XVIII EUROTAS conference in Prague.
Next year in Prague will be special. Not only will I be visiting the birth place of my grandmother Maria Ajsler as a first time grandmother (My son Edward and Chrysanthi get married on the 1st of January 2017 and welcome their daughter to this realm in April 2017), but we hope to launch the publication of Metamorphosis: Dis-Integration, Re-Integration, Conscious Living at the conference in 2017. I look forward to celebrating this historic event with all our authors, as my esteemed co-editors Marcie Boucouvalas and Regina Hess have been busy editing the wonderful articles representing workshops that took place at the XVI EUROTAS conference in Crete. Our book will always reference the moment the Transpersonal Associations came together on that magical island wisely suggested as a venue, by Dr.Ingo Jahrsetz.
As 2016 comes to a close, I propose we all reflect on the miraculous changes that have taken place in our hearts during 2016 and preparing for the new challenges and joys we will face in 2017. In the end result, challenges we face in these times herald the birth of more conscious societies that bring joy, for such is the nature of life. I wish all our readers and contributors a reflective passage through into the New Year, and look forward to receiving your inspiring articles in the New Year.
Lindy L.S. McMullin