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No. 79 - 28-07-2016

No. 79 - 28-07-2016

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NEWSLETTER Nr. 79

July 28, 2016

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 SHARING

PAGE 2….Editorial from the President by Bernadette Blin

PAGE 2…..Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in Estonia by Regina U Hess

PAGE 4…..The next EUROTAS conferences by the EUROTAS Board

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

PAGE  5…..The Third Transpersonal Research Colloquium by Regina U Hess

PAGE  6…. Integral Transpersonal Journal n°8, July 2016 by Giovanna Calabrese

PAGE  6…. The Ninth International Conference on the Dialogical Self by John Rowan

PAGE  7…. Sofia University Seeks Adjunct Faculty by Rosemarie Anderson

PAGE  7 …..Psychology in the Light of the East by Margot Esther Borden

PAGE  8….. Souldrama in Lisbon by Connie Miller

 

ARTICLES

PAGE  8…..The Joy of Being at the Long Beanstalk by Vineta Lagzdina

PAGE  9……Transpersonal Love and the Unknown by Dean Kevin Lee

PAGE 10 .…Letter from the Editor by Lindy McMullin

 

EDITORIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT

Writing for this publication is like a ritual as it gives me the opportunity to meet with you on a regular basis to nourish our connection. I usually talk about topics related to the collective, but this time I would like to share something very personal with you, which may very well relate to the collective.

I am currently emerging from a very difficult situation in France, where I had to face a judge to convince her that transpersonal practices are not dangerous, and that I was not guilty of dangerous practice. Having no idea what the transpersonal is all about, the French authorities were suspicious and of the opinion that both the vision and practice were harmful. This was not an easy task at all, but rather one where the stakes ran high; however, it provided me with an opportunity to practice what we teach! Trusting in whatever reality seems to be, focused on the most beautiful outcomes even if the last four years have been a struggle, and staying connected to what is important, at the same time acknowledging the dance of emotions that appeared time after time, enabled me to stand up not only for what I believe in, but for what we serve in our transpersonal community. After hazardous journeying and high risk taking, last week a miracle unfolded. Even though I still have two ongoing trials with the French administration, the judge decided to waiver all allegations that had been made against me. As you can imagine this is a huge relief, and what makes it very special is that so many people were supporting me; meditating, praying, carrying out rituals, energetic practices, etc., that during the court hearing I could feel them the entire time.

This path, as difficult it has been and is, has taught me so much. It has showed me how strongly we are all connected as a whole, and how powerful our community is, which means that we can make a difference in this world.  I never gave up when faced with ignorance and will continue fighting for the transpersonal vision, not only in my country but in the rest of the world as well. I know that we are all joined in this effort and this is why it is so important for me to share this with you.

As summertime for most of us is in its prime, this is an opportunity for resting, travelling, discovering new places or visiting with family or friends. Let me take the time to thank you all for your ongoing support and to wish you all the best this summer, doing what you love the most and resting deeply.

With my love

Bernadette Blin

EUROTAS President

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE EUROTAS BOARD MEETING IN ESTONIA

Greetings from the last EUROTAS Board Meeting June 28-29, 2016, near Valga, Estonia

By Regina U. Hess (Deputy Secretary)

 

Our latest EUROTAS board meeting and ESTP meeting were organized by our board member Jure Biechonski, and took place near Valga, Estonia. Our secretary Steven Schmitz could not be with us, so board member Regina U. Hess took the minutes briefly outlined here. Thanks so much to our host, Jure, who organized our accommodation in such a magical place; the untouched nature of a Baltic wonderland was greatly appreciated as was a visit to one of the museums that offered insight into traditional ancient Estonian village culture and tradition.

The ESTP Committee meeting took place on June 26, and was followed by a team building day, and then by the EUROTAS board meeting. The application materials for accreditation of the EUROTAS Transpersonal Psychotherapy Certificate by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) were further finalized. ESTP Committee certified five new professional members: Neta Shaked-Kushli, Elena Ljachowa, Natalya Firstova, Olga Pahhomova, and Arturo de Luca. Congratulations to all!

The new “EUROTAS Transpersonal Coaching Department “ has been approved and will be further developed by its founders Jaume Mestres and Magda Sole.

A further new development is the creation of a virtual platform for the conduction of seminars, and webinars, and the sharing of information and events. Called “Global Transpersonal Campus,” it has been founded by Magda Sole and Jaume Mestres and will be directly connected to the EUROTAS webpage. All professional members are invited to send their information for publication in the Global Transpersonal Campus.

The financial report presented by our treasurer Jaume Mestres, described a similar fiscal closure to that of the previous year.

A new category for professional membership has been created by the EUROTAS Division for Transpersonal Research (EDTR) that has been approved by the board. The EUROTAS Professional Membership for Researchers and Academics requires an annual fee of 80 Euros and students will be granted a reduced fee for individual membership of 60 Euros. For those colleagues who are transpersonal psychotherapists and researchers/academics, professional membership will be available for 80 Euros, including two professional memberships of ESTP and EDTR, for the price of one professional membership.

Other topics discussed at the board meeting, included supporting further global transpersonal research initiatives and transpersonal education with a multidisciplinary focus. Additionally, it was acknowledged that Giovanna Calabrese stepped down from the EUROTAS Board in March.

We discussed the aim of bringing in new board members who will represent the next generation of colleagues. There is even a vision to perhaps create an additional EUROTAS Board of Youth – the Next Generation in the future. This will be work in progress and will take some time to find the right structure to ensure its success.

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Transformation of the Board members after the Team Building and Board Meeting in Estonia,

June 27-29, 2016

 

 

THE NEXT EUROTAS CONFERENCES

The promotion of the upcoming 2016 EUROTAS Conference in Romania is currently a main priority, and we would like to invite all members and friends of EUROTAS, to further market this event in their own networks. The conference will be held under the motto: Love – the Eternal Miracle, at the Hotel Afrodita in the seaside village of Venus, near Constanza, Romania. Check out more details at: www.eurotas2016.com.

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Last but not least, here are some important conference announcements for your calendar:

 

  • 2017 EUROTAS Conference in Prague, Czech Republic Sept 27-Oct 1, organized by the Czech Transpersonal Association
  • This will be followed by the Third Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) Oct 2-3, 2017 organized by the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN)
  • 2018 EUROTAS Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept 19-23, organized by Vladimir Maykov and the Russian Transpersonal Association
  • 2019 EUROTAS Conference in France, organized by Bernadette Blin and the French Transpersonal Association
  • 2020 EUROTAS Conference in Spain, organized by Magda Sole, Jaume Mestres and the Spanish Transpersonal Association.

A wonder-filled magical summer- or winter time around the globe

From the EUROTAS board to our diverse multicultural colourful

EUROTAS community!

 

 

 

TRC 2017

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Announcement of the Third Annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium

October 2-3, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

 

As the organizers and facilitators of the annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC), we are delighted to announce the Third Annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2017 to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on October 2-3, 2017. TRC 2017 will immediately follow the 2017 EUROTAS Conference, September 27-October 1, 2017. Please mark your calendar accordingly and save the date.

The TRC will offer the opportunity to elaborate, appreciate, and share a wide spectrum of research approaches developed and applied for studying transpersonal topics and benefit from the wealth of research experience and wide variety of research methods presented.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the TRC 2017.

Warm regards,

TRC Organizers and founders of the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN)

 

Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D. (USA)

Giovanna Calabrese, Ph.D., M.D. (Italy)

Regina U. Hess, Ph.D. (Germany)

Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ph.D., M.D. (Italy)

 

www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

info@transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

 Dr. Regina U Hess

 

 

THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DIALOGICAL SELF

 Scheduled to take place in Lublin on the 7th-10th September this year

 

My own presentation is on ‘I-positions and the Unconscious’, and other presentations include the following:

  • Hubert Hermans, The Netherlands – Dialogical Self Theory: State of the Art
  • Rom Harre, USA – Pronouns as the Cement of Dialogue  and the Fine Structure of the Diversities of Personhood
  • Mark Freeman, USA – Worlds Within and Without: Thinking Otherwise About the Dialogical Self
  • Andrzej Nowak, Poland – Dynamics of the Self-Structure
  • Malgorzata Puchalska-Wasyl, Poland – Society of Mind as a Scene for Internal Interlocutors and Their Relationships

I have been to a number of these conferences now, and have found them to be very stimulating and informative about what is going on in the world of therapy.

Hope to see you there!

Dr.John Rowan

 

 

INTEGRAL TRANSPERSONAL JOURNAL N8, JULY 2016

image6The thread of this issue is not simply transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, but how we as professionals, can confront our self within a larger audience.

Bernardette Blin, EUROTAS president tells her story, and gives a formidable account on how dealing with personal and professional attacks can be transformative if considered from a transpersonal perspective.

Herrmann gives an exhaustive description of the roots of transpersonal psychology starting from W. James and C.G. Jung.

The paper from Marconi and Pagliaro, is a demonstration that our vision and our understanding have a lot in common with other people’s view.

Kuskov and Dwight give a very interesting personal account of self development from two different approaches.

As the readers ITJ can see we try to include different approaches and give voice to everyone.

As director of ITJ I do hope to have more contributions from EUROTAS members, willing to share their expertise and vision.

 

Giovanna Calabrese, M.D., Ph.D., M. Psy.

 

 

SOFIA UNIVERSITY SEEKS ADJUNCT FACULTY

Sofia University Seeks Adjunct Faculty

image7Sofia University seeks part-time, adjunct faculty to teach courses in its Masters and PhD Programs in Transpersonal Psychology. The university seeks adjunct faculty with expertise in Asian, Western, and Indigenous Traditions, Research Methods, Creativity and Critical Thinking, Somatic Psychology, Depth Psychology, Psychology of Transformation, Ecopsychology and Social Change, Higher States of Consciousness.  There is a minimum requirement of holding PhD or equivalent, and three years of teaching experience. See http://www.sofia.edu/jobs/ for details and contact information.

Rosemarie Anderson, Professor Emerita

On behalf of Liz Li, Sofia University President

PSYCHOLOGY IN THE LIGHT OF THE EAST

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I am pleased to announce the upcoming launch of my new book to be released in October 2016

Psychology in the Light of the East

Margot Esther Borden

Rowman & Littlefield, NY – October 2016

 

image9How can we realize our full potential? Is the answer found in the scientific approach and rigor of Western psychology or in the esoteric wisdom of the East? The answer lies somewhere in between.

This book offers a comprehensive view of existing schools and further possibilities for psycho-spiritual development. Students and practitioners of psychology will find useful perspectives and resources for development and practice of an integral approach. Those seeking self-discovery and healing will gain a deep, holistic understanding, enabling them to choose a method and a practitioner to walk alongside them.

Ultimately this is the story of the author’s search for truth—from the evolution of psycho-spiritual beliefs in East and West, to her own psychological development, spiritual growth, research and thirty years of clinical practice accompanying individuals in their quest. Margot Borden realized that the general perception and corresponding approaches to psychology were too limited. In some cases the full human element was missing and, in others, the spiritual. Eastern and Western models of Integral Psychology close this gap, offering wonderful and limitless possibilities.

Psychology in the Light of the East conveys a vision of human potential and psychology that transcends the borders of East and West and opens the scope for a multi-dimensional, plural-disciplinary and inclusive theory and practice for psychology. The reader is invited to go beyond current psychological scopes of treating symptoms or simple well-being, toward an invitation and means for transformation from ego to soul-consciousness.

Margot Esther Borden

SOULDRAMA

October 7-9, 2016 Lisbon, Portugal

 

Wholeness involves bringing together what has been separated. This is the meaning of integration. A soul under stress sacrifices parts of itself.  True healing involves helping a person to gradually re-own and re-integrate any of the severed aspects of self- love, courage, a sense of empowerment, sexuality, spiritual connectedness, humility, surrender, tenderness, and independent thinking.  Helping people redefine themselves by putting the focus inward toward their divine selves and back toward their spontaneity and creativity in turn enables them to develop a relationship with their higher selves.

In an increasingly fragmented world, we seek inner wholeness, spiritual purpose-and love. While wanting to progress on our spiritual path, however, we are often held back by our sense of wounding. To be truly capable of giving and receiving love, we have to embrace our essential natures and heal our emotional wounds while practicing acceptance and forgiveness. With its unique blend of psychology and spirituality, our experiential workshops are designed to guide you on your inner journey to healing. Join Manuela Maciel and Connie Miller on this incredible journey of Souldrama!

Connie Miller, Approved Clinical Supervisor, TEP.LPC.NCC
Owner and Founder International Institute for Souldrama
www.souldrama.com

THE JOY OF BEING at the LONG BEANSTALK

Summer School of Transpersonal Psychology in Latvia, 8-12 July, 2016

Already in its 6th year, this summer school is held in a different location in the countryside every year and is organized through the Latvian Transpersonal Psychology and image10Psychotherapy Association (LTPPA) together with the Transpersonal Educational Institute (TII).

This year it was held by the Baltic Sea at a camping site with excellent facilities. Master classes were facilitated over two days by Dr. Regina Hess from Germany, applying  Shamanic Practices in modification to reach into the essence of being; Ludmilla Scorteska from Moldavia using Holotropic Breathing processes to take a journey into oneself; Jure Biechonski from Estonia applying Transpersonal Hypnoanalysis in working with one’s inner child; and Simona Orinska from Latvia with Butoh Theatre, Dance and Movement Therapy techniques for exploring caterpillar to butterfly transformation.

It was a fantastic, intense, and liberating experience for all participants, many of them new to the transpersonal. Positive feedback came such as; “Wonderful group work,” “Reached deeper levels than expected,” “Beyond expectations,” “An excellent atmosphere, good company, made new connections.” The location image11was perfect, so near the sea that some went swimming morning and night; workshops often went over time as the work taking place was totally absorbing and genuinely meaningful and deep in transformative experiences.

Aside from workshops, the evenings provided an opportunity to build on and be introduced to the history and rituals of the Labyrinth, to learn and participate in a Yarning Circle (Australian Aboriginal style), enjoy a Chinese Tea Ceremony before entering a Latvian Sauna experience and a final night performance and concert by participants, with Fireworks and DJ music provided by transpersonal experienced volunteers.

Vineta Lagzdina

 TRANSPERSONAL LOVE AND THE UNKNOWN

As the theme in the upcoming EUROTAS conference in September is “Love, an eternal miracle”, I feel called to offer an article on transpersonal relationships, especially the kind that has to do with intimate love. Love relationships which are transpersonal in nature have an element of the unknown.

This element of unknown expresses itself in many different ways.  For example the unknown is the attitude intimate partners are willing to hold towards each other. One does not assume to know everything there is to know about a partner. One is often interested in observing and discussing before coming to conclusions about the other person. Therefore, intimate partners in a transpersonal relationship are spared the fate of having their personality caricaturized and cast in iron forever. In other words, one usually makes room for the benefit of the doubt. A change in the perspective of one’s partner is always possible.

A transpersonal love relationship develops in ways that do not necessarily conform to expectations. Assuming the foundation of genuine attraction and palpable compatibility is there within the relationship, the path to be taken, and the fruit of this relationship, is generally unpredictable. Rigidity in one’s expectations such as after how many months of dating should the relationship become ‘serious’, or if one must have certain aspirations for the relationship to work, or if the relationship must be legitimatized in the eyes of one’s parents, all become iron hands which choke the life out of the relationship.

To be transpersonal is to acknowledge and live the mystery of life which connects us all. A transpersonal love relationship carries with it that mystery of life; therefore, it is never knowable, predictable, or controllable. For love to flourish in a relationship, it must be given room to be its mysterious and unknowable self.

Original article written by Dean Hsuieh-Dean Lee on July 23rd, 2016;

 Dean Hsuieh-Dean Lee is formerly known as Dean Kevin Lee.

 

 

 

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

When choosing the title for the EUROTAS XVI conference in Crete, I recall feeling proud of the word Metamorphosis, looking at the beauty of Disintegration and focusing intently on Integration and the Transpersonal. Today however, the word disintegration has taken on another hue. Nowadays, disintegration includes a violent edge of rage pounding away in the heart that explodes into tiny, black pieces of shrapnel. Disintegration includes carrying human beings to the slaughterhouse and there is no value whatsoever in human dignity. It encompasses fear and hatred, shutting doors and building mistrust. I find myself praying for those who are losing soul more than I pray for their victims, because this is what my heart tells me to do.

I do not know what the solution to all this is, but what I do know is that now more than ever the Transpersonal Community must come together, offer guidelines to those who do not know how to work with their inner being, and focus on solutions to find ways to ease the birth pangs of transformation. We need to educate more and focus on what can be done to help the current social, economic and cultural problems. Perhaps we even need to critically appraise what the Transpersonal means in today’s global crisis.

What a perfect opportunity for our contributors to focus on articles that cover this vast topic, and that bring solutions, ideas and reflections that can assist in facilitating the changing world around us. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a fruitful summer/winter and look forward to reading your articles in the next newsletter scheduled to come out in November 2016.

 

Lindy L.S. McMullin

                                                                                                                                  www.quantumgreece.com

No. 78 - 04-03-2016

No. 78 - 04-03-2016

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NEWSLETTER Nr. 78

March 4, 2016

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SHARING

PAGE 2….Editorial from the President by Bernadette Blin

PAGE 3…..Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in Moldova by Regina U Hess

PAGE 4…..New Option for EUROTAS Members by Ingrida Indane

UPCOMING EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

 

PAGE 5…. The XVII EUROTAS Conference Venus, Romania by EUROTAS Board

PAGE 6…. The 5th Transpersonal Psychology Conference of the Baltic Countries by the Org. Committee

PAGE 7…. The Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium by Giovanna Calabrese

PAGE 7…. News from Estonia by Jure Biechonski

PAGE 8…. The Seven New Rites of Power by Helmut Christof

PAGE 8…. Specialist Courses by Les Lancaster

PAGE 9….. Colour Quest – the Journey Home by Mark Wentworth

PAGE 10…. Intensive seminar, offered by Angaangaq and Pier Luigi Lattuada by Valentina Lattuada

PAGE 11…. The Power of Healing through Play by Mark Wentworth

PAGE 11…. John Rowan Masterclass 2016 by John Rowan

ARTICLES

PAGE 12….HEART Therapy by John Rowan

PAGE 12….Values Proposal Summary by John Drew

PAGE 13.…What happens during Pneuma Breathwork? by Alessandra Brunelli

PAGE 14….Colour the World with Hope by Mark Wentworth

PAGE 15….Have you experienced a spiritual event that transformed your life? by Marie Grace Brooks

PAGE 15….Tao Te Ching Poem 66 from Rosemarie Anderson

PAGE 16 .…Letter from the Editor

 

EDITORIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with the Director of a prominent French association, involved in spirituality and personal development. She had just seen a very moving and powerful documentary called “Demain” (Tomorrow), showing how we can change the world, in many different practical ways. She shared how surprised she was to note that spirituality was never mentioned in the film. When she asked the director why, he replied that it was too early to talk about spirituality, because people were not ready to listen! I told her in my opinion we were perhaps already too late, especially when reflecting on how the lack of spirituality and consciousness, has driven the world. Maybe it is related to age, but I feel a growing sense of urgency and it is becoming more and more frequent. Yesterday, I had lunch with a journalist (who is also a psychotherapist) of a very well known French magazine, Psychologies. She told me that she didn’t know exactly what transpersonal psychotherapy was, but that she was reluctant to enter a field where she thought, people involved in this approach may not be grounded. So, what is the image of spirituality and the image of the transpersonal that has been given to a “non-transpersonal world”? A large number of people don’t know what the transpersonal is, or what it can offer them. At the same time, more and more people are opening their consciousness to the necessity for change. The world is in crisis which means it’s changing. We live in a time of transition and transition means discomfort and uncertainty. I am very deeply drawn to this particular time in the world, where we, the transpersonal community, have a very important role to play. This is where, within EUROTAS, we must continue to open our minds to the many different ways we can contribute and develop new methods of addressing issues that concern our lives, through our growing organizational sector. The first section within our growing organization which was created ten years ago is ESTP, the Scientific Society for Practitioners of Transpersonal Psychotherapy. The creation of EDTR, a section for research, was a very important step taken to validate the essence of Transpersonal Psychology in the academic world. The section of Transpersonal Arts Therapy will speak more to those who express their connection to the Divine through artistic expression. The last newly born sections are EDTTF (a Trauma Task Force), working on procedures the transpersonal may offer, during difficult situations that take place more and more frequently in this world of instability and the section of Education, because we all know this is where everything starts. If we want to change our world, we have to start at the beginning by modifying our Educational Systems. Through these different activities, EUROTAS shows its will and motivation in playing a role in this world as an actor of change. We, as individuals, are invited to participate. EUROTAS wants to serve you as members of this association and also to invite all of us, to make a contribution to serving life.

Bernadette Blin

President of EUROTAS

February 2016

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE EUROTAS BOARD MEETING IN MOLDOVA

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Greetings from the last EUROTAS Board Meeting

February 2-4, 2016, Chisinau, Moldova

Our latest EUROTAS board meeting and ESTP meeting took place in Chisinau, Moldova, organized by our board member Lyudmilla Scortescu. Our secretary Steven Schmitz could not unfortunately be with us, so board member Regina U. Hess took the minutes briefly outlined here. Heartfelt gratitude to our host Lyudmilla, who organized our accommodation, a great evening meeting transpersonal students from Moldova, and a film screening of Vladimir Maykov’s documentary The Dance of Infinity (2015), which was well received. The meeting of the EUROTAS Society of Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ESTP) took place on Feb 2, followed by the EUROTAS board meeting on Feb 3-4. 2016. One priority at the board meeting was to support the preparation of further steps in the application for accreditation of the EUROTAS Transpersonal Psychotherapy Certificate by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). ESTP accredited a new transpersonal training institute in Barcelona – “Institut de Psicologia Transpersonal de Barcelona (IPTB)” and certified three new professional members – Lyudmila Scortescu (Moldova), Jane Rannamets-Heinsalu and Rein Heinsalu (Estonia). Congratulations are in order! Further topics included a financial report from our treasurer Jaume Mestres whose summary described a far more solid financial situation with clear improvements, compared to that of last year. In December 2015, Regina U. Hess became board member of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and EUROTAS Representative on ITA’s board. The EUROTAS board discussed new projects and initiatives related to supporting EUROTAS members, education, fund raising, global research, publications, and formed working groups for these topics. A new department, the “Department of Transpersonal Coaching and Social Change” was proposed. A skype meeting was held to support Anghel Ilie Gradinaru, the 2016 EUROTAS conference organizer from Romania. We invite you all to attend this exciting conference with an all-encompassing conference topic: “Love – the Eternal Miracle,” which will take place at the “Hotel Afrodita” in the seaside village of Venus, near Constanza, Romania. For more details please go to the official website at: www.eurotas2016.com. Blessings from the EUROTAS board to all our EUROTAS community!

Regina

NEW OPTION FOR EUROTAS MEMBERS

  image3 Thanks to the initiative of our professional member Vladislav Matrenitsky, we have established a new option on our web www.eurotas.org – there is a place, where you can publish transpersonal news yourself! You are invited to publish short articles, information about your events, and links to transpersonal information at any time. Please insert a picture, describing your event as well – if not, I will have to add one myself. After submitting your article and picture, I will confirm publication (I will have to check, if the author of the article is a EUROTAS member) and then the title and picture of your article will appear on www.eurotas.org ; we can place 6-10 articles simultaneously there, after which your article will be stored in the archive at http://eurotas.org/category/News-and-events/ Let us keep in contact and strengthen our international cooperation!

Ingrida Indane

EUROTAS Executive Director

 

THE XVII EUROTAS CONFERENCE

IN VENUS, ROMANIA, SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2016

  Deadline for registration of presenters – March 15, 2016 ! http://www.eurotas2016.com/RegistrationPresenters.php#Bookmark1

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http://www.eurotas2016.com

  Love is the eternal miracle able to change the world, and you are invited to be a part of this initiative. The XVII EUROTAS conference takes place in Venus, Romania, and is open for registration, both for participants and presenters. We look forward to welcoming you to the Eternal Miracle of Love in Romania, September 21-25 2016. Do not miss this opportunity to stand together, connected to the growing heart of our love for the world and our community.

EUROTAS Board

 

5-th TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE OF THE BALTIC COUNTRIES

«Multidimensional consciousness: from Archetypes to subpersonalities»

April 9-10, 2016

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Conference venue: Hotel Euroopa: Paadi 5, Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.euroopa.ee)

Organizers: International Transpersonal Association “WholeWorld” Estonian Coaching Company “Tervemaailm” Ltd. Transpersonal Center of Archaic Cultures and Traditions (Estonia)

Support: International University of Fundamental Education (IUFS) International Academy of Psychological Sciences EUROTAS (European Transpersonal Association) Baltic Transpersonal Institute (Saint Petersburg, Russia) Latvian Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy Association

Estonian Transpersonal Association Lithuanian Transpersonal Association „Visas Pasaulis manyje“

Organizing committee: Prof. Sergey Strekalov, Ph.D. (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Prof. Jure Biechonski (Estonia),

Ingrida Indane, MA (Latvia), Sergei Osipov (Estonia), Marius Daugelavičius, Ph.D. (Lithuania).

Conference agenda:

ü The influenceof C. G. Jung theory on modern psychology. ü Multidimensionality of human consciousness. ü The structuresof human consciousness. ü Sharing experiences, discussions, and practical participation in the program of the Conference. Official languages of the Conference: Estonian, English, and Russian For further information and registration please contact: +372 5 024420, +372 6418888 – sergeiosipov@yahoo.com (for participants from the Baltic countries or EU) +7 911 216 3563, – lifer2008@gmail.com (for participants from Russia) www.wholeworld.ru www.facebook.com/transpersonalconference

Sincerely, the Organizing Committee

THE SECOND TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

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Giovanna Calabrese and Regina Hess, as representatives of EDTR are pleased to announce the second Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) to take place in the United Kingdom, on September 15-16 2016, immediately preceding the 20th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS). TRC provides a unique opportunity to explore, discuss and share ideas on transpersonal research methods and methodologies. The TRC founders, Rosemarie Anderson, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Regina Hess and Giovanna Calabrese, together with Les Lancaster as BPS representative, invite you to join and bring your personal contribution to the transpersonal field. Participation in the colloquium is open not only to professional researchers, but also to doctoral candidates actively engaged in research. Please visit the website www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com or http://eurotas.org/transpersonal-research-colloquium-trc-2016-in-uk/ for more information on application and call for papers.

Giovanna Calabrese

NEWS FROM ESTONIA

Cooperation and student exchange programmes are taking place between the School of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy – Psychology and the Latvian Transpersonal Institute. We are looking for further student and teacher exchange programs with other institutes. If you want help in setting up a Transpersonal Training Program or National Organisation in your country please contact us! We are here to help.   On the 20-24 July we will be conducting our 10th traditional summer camp in the south of Estonia. The theme this year is: „Creating your magical future”. If you are interested please contact me on biechon@msn.com.

Jure Biechonski,

President of the Estonian Transpersonal Association

 

 

 

THE SEVEN NEW RITES OF POWER

Transpersonal Gifts of Healing and Growth with Helmut Christof & Ann-Kristin Hörenz

The first rite: Rebirth

The sweat lodge ceremony is one of the principle methods used, to create a space in which to open perception and diminish separation from the environment. We detoxify, balance and open up body and spirit, as the boundaries and conditioning of our perceptions dissolve. This deep process is complemented by breath work, tree ceremonies, medicine wheel rituals, drum journeys, trance dancing, talking stick circles and natural vital substances. This creates an experience of new birth, allowing our consciousness to experience a lot more energy, deeper understanding and a new zest for life (Duration: 6 days).

Language: German, English

25. – 31. März im Valle de sensaciones in Andalusia/Spain.

13. – 19. Mai near Leipzig/Germany 11. – 17. July near Leipzig/Germany

More Information: www.gaia-net.de

Helmut Christof

SPECIALIST COURSES

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The Alef Trust fosters educational and cultural activities that emphasise transpersonal perspectives. Our courses cover topics in consciousness studies, the scholarly study of contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, and applications of transpersonal perspectives in areas such as therapy, leadership, and individual growth. We offer programmes of study at MSc level, and opportunities to conduct research for a PhD. In addition, we have a growing community of Open Learners, who join us to study any of our specialist courses without committing to submit assignments as would otherwise be required for a university qualification—see http://www.aleftrust.org/personal-development/. This year our specialist courses available for open learning are commencing on 11th April, so please get in touch to find out more. Contact us via the website: http://www.aleftrust.org/contact/. The Alef Trust is a not-for-profit community interest company, registered in the UK.

Les Lancaster, Professor Emeritus of Transpersonal Psychology

Co-Founder and Programme Director

The Alef Trust CIC

COLOUR QUEST – THE JOURNEY HOME

Hosted by Mark Wentworth

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The invitation: We invite you to join us on a 4-day magical journey into the mythical world of the rainbow, through colour ritual, colour drama and colour story we encounter colour allies who know our story and remind us of the gift we have for the world. With colour as our guide we learn how to unite the two worlds and return to daily life with the passion and knowing that we were born to be on purpose with a unique story to live and tell. Our world has changed forever as we come to realise that each colour in all shapes and forms is a consistent reminder that we never walk this path alone, and that colour, like love, is the journey home. For more information please go to www.colourforlife.com

Mark Wentworth

INTENSIVE SEMINAR OFFERED BY ANGAANGAQ AND PIER LUIGI LATTUADA

Intensive seminar, offered by Angaangaq and Pier Luigi Lattuada

Dear Friends and Colleagues, If you are seeking deep work that can open your soul-body-mind to an ancient world of wisdom, you could consider participating in this intensive seminar that Angaangaq and Pier Luigi Lattuada are offering together, in Italy on the 30th April and the 1st of May.

This is a unique opportunity to experience both the Icewisdom Ceremony, honouring the miracle of life through the Shaman’s work collaborating with nature to recreate peace, and Biotransenergetics’ exploration of States of Consciousness through the Mastering of Transe and the Journey of the Dreaming Body.

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This seminar will take place in the green heart of Liguria, a magical area in Northern Italy, 20 Km from the sea of Cinque Terre, at Monte Carmel organic farm. Offered by ITI Integral Transpersonal Institute and Icewisdom International LCC For more info: +39(02)8393306 biotransenergetica@gmail.com www.integraltranspersonal.com www.icewisdom.com FB Page https://www.facebook.com/Biotransenergetica-Scuola-di-psicoterapia-e-counseling-180932665277603/?fref=ts

Valentina Lattuada

THE POWER OF HEALING THROUGH PLAY

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Information from Mark Wentworth

JOHN ROWAN MASTERCLASS 2016

Saturday 26th March

The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1PX

10 am to 5 pm £100 or early bird before 1 March £90 Contact: Inforowan@aol.com

There will now be a new section on Primal Integration, including the classic work of Grof and Lake, the new book by Shirley Ward, and a full booklist. There will also be an explanation of how to use the work of Barbara Ingram instead of DSM-5, in cases where the therapist is expected to provide a report. This workshop is experiential, and contains some new exercises, including a simulation of the psilocybin experience. There will be handouts, and an opportunity to buy the new book at a reduced price. JOHN ROWAN has been working in this field since 1982, and his book on the Transpersonal in Therapy (Routledge 2005) has become a classic. His more recent work on Personification – using the Dialogical Self in therapy – (Routledge 2010) has ventured into the farther reaches of the transpersonal as well. He has presented workshops in 25 countries. He is a Fellow of the BPS, the BACP and the UKCP. For more information, see www.johnrowan.org.uk

HEART THERAPY

HEART stands for Humanistic, Existential, Authentic, Relational, Transpersonal therapy. I now feel that this is the answer to which therapy to adopt. It is demanding and thorough, and I have written about it at length in my new book. Also in the same book is a full treatment of Dialogical Self theory, which replaces the idea of subpersonalities, and also replaces the old idea of the Unconscious. It goes into the question of the transpersonal in a much fuller way than was possible in the previous edition. The book is called ‘The Reality Game – 3rd edition’. To me this is a revelation, and a real step forward in the search for a therapy which will actually do justice to the whole person. After all, it is the whole person who comes in at the door and needs to be seen and appreciated. And if the person is really infinite, as I believe, then they need a therapy which does justice to that, and does not fob them off with anything less. I think that the person is a bit like the TARDIS – pretty unimpressive on the outside, but practically infinite on the inside, with huge resources and immense untrodden ways. The person is not a poor limited worm on the face of the earth, but a being of great potential and magical connections. Missing in most attempts at therapy integration is a real appreciation of the Primal and the Transpersonal. But if we take account of this amazing potential, we can move into a much higher realm of being, where nothing is impossible.

John Rowan

 

VALUES PROPOSAL SUMMARY

The proposal for a two-part research cluster around Values at Regent’s University has been welcomed in principle by our Faculty Research Committees. Next steps include further wider internal and external consultation, some specific planned activities for which funding is available. It is a separate initiative from the continuing work on the definition, communication and assessment of Regent’s University Values There is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural area broadly around values which would be relevant to a number of staff wishing to research, further their professional interests or develop their teaching. It would also inform our teaching and support the development of the student experience The two fields distinguish to some extent the different views and interests of both staff and potential sponsors who might be interested in the work of one of these fields. The cluster would widen the research area to include aspects associated with “values” but include other considerations and relevant definitions in two areas. 1.The humanities field – culture, trust, philosophy, history of values, psychological aspects, definitions and their origins, mind, consciousness, comparative religion ethics, meditation, mindfulness, European and Global values and cultures. 2. The management field, which would involve work around values and related subjects in public and private organisations from the Civil Service to business and involve NGOs, universities and schools and any civil society organisations defining or have defined their values. The work might concern governance, business practice, ethics, compliance, work in defining communicating and measuring values and in studying where they find the inspiration and guidelines to support their work.

John Drew

WHAT HAPPENS DURING PNEUMA BREATHWORK?

The principal feature of Pneuma Breathwork can be described by the word Intention, to discover who we really are, our image12divine spark, and true sacred nature. The other fundamental element is the practice of hyperventilation during which you experience an increase of oxygen in the blood and a decline in the tissues with decreased CO2 in both blood and in tissues. This leads to a higher consumption of hydrogen ions with an increase in the pH of the blood and subsequent respiratory alkalosis. Hypocalcemia, the cause of tetany, paresthesia and dysesthesia, is also frequently encountered during practice. All these effects produce the activation of neurotransmitters in the brain that induce the creation of new nerve circuits (neuroscience and epigenetics) that lead to balance. Related to this, I carry the transpersonal experience of a patient after a Pneuma Breathwork session, in a state of expanded consciousness. The subject had a smattering of medicine and had recently studied the mechanisms of hyperventilation.

During the expansion of consciousness she had a very interesting intuition that clearly would need a scientific study, but still has its value in the field of transpersonal psychology. She shares that the transient neuronal hypoxia that occurred, because of the reduction of O2 in the tissue, generated a decreased activity of the cerebral cortex, in those regions that the patient considered to be a rational domain, placing them gradually into a state of “neuronal silence”. At that point outcrop “inductive” circuits, normally present in the brain but hardly noticeable due to the inner voices that each of us lives on a daily basis, were present. The effect was the stimulation of epiphysis with a consequent production of serotonin and an activation of the seven chakras that determined the start of transpersonal experience.

Alessandra Brunelli

Pneuma System

COLOUR THE WORLD WITH HOPE

Global Project

By Mark Wentworth

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Dear Colleagues, I would like to turn your attention to a project that I have created here in Norfolk UK. The project is about young people from around the world singing together “True Colours” by Cyndi Lauper, which will then be recorded and released via iTunes and various other outlets. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness and give voice to the needs of young people.   Everywhere in the world more and more young people are affected by various mental health issues. Many of them not feeling truly seen or heard; and cannot find the needed help and support; but are rather suffering in silence and alone. As a result, many tend to choose self-harming or destructive ways to escape from painful reality.   The participants will be invited to express themselves through creativity, colour, story and voice; assembling a virtual choir of various cultures and languages; all united with the same goal – expressing their message, “You Are Not Alone; We See You and We Hear You”… and as the lyrics of the song go, “I see your true colours shining through and that’s why I love you”.   Jacob L. Moreno, creator of Psychodrama, believed that we can build our future as creative participants in a group activity; and that in a healthy society all individuals must be co-creative with other individuals in interplay with group activities. One of his last and perhaps most attractive ideas were about Societry – the healing of society. The project is an attempt to bring this concept into practice; by opening a space for people from different cultures to sing together, to create a rainbow of colours together, to believe and hope together, and to give their support to the young people in need of understanding.   We would like to invite those who work with young people; those who would like to share their own experiences from their youth; and those who would like to give us a hand in putting together this powerful and healing project, to contact us @

Mark Wentworth

Transforming lives through the power of colour, drama and story

mark@colourforlife.com

Daniela Simmons, PhD, PAT

Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi)

Project Psychodrama Coordinator

danielatsv@gmail.com

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A SPIRITUAL EVENT THAT TRANSFORMED YOUR LIFE?

  What: A survey of how people integrate spiritually transformative experiences*. The study is oriented towards people who have had a profound life-changing spiritual experience that took months to years to integrate into their lives. Why: To benefit you—as you take the survey, you will read about 84 ways that experts suggest to help in integrating transformations initiated by powerful spiritual experiences and To benefit others—to create an evidence-based list of helpful suggestions for experiencers, their families, and professionals helping them Who: If you are— age 18 or over have experienced a spiritually transformative experience* can use a computer When: The survey will take about half an hour. Find a comfortable place, relax, have a cup of tea, and enjoy a quiet experience revisiting this part of your life.   Where: Click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/surveyISTEI *For this survey, “spiritually transformative experience” is defined as a discrete experience of an altered state of consciousness that after a period of integration brings about a profound transformation in the behavioral life expression and spiritual identity of the experiencer. Examples might include, but are not limited to, mystical experience, out-of-body experience, near-death experience, paranormal experience, and anomalous experience. Thank You. My name is Marie Grace Brook, and I am conducting a research study for my doctoral program in transpersonal psychology to examine how people who experience powerful life changing spiritual experiences cope with the sudden change and integrate those changes into their lives. mariegracebrook00@gmail.com

Marie Grace Brook

GREETINGS FROM ROSEMARIE ANDERSON

Dear Friends, To my surprise and delight, I have recently translated several poems from the Tao Te Ching attributed to Lao Tsu (6th Century BC). From my years in Asia in the late 1970s, I have sufficient knowledge of Chinese to understand the character-by-character English translations and grammatical commentaries. The simple style of my translations is intended to invite reflection and stillness. Enjoy Poem 66.

Tao Te Ching – Poem 66

Rivers flow to the sea

As the sea is lower

She governs the valleys

As the wise are above

They speak as below

As they are ahead

They lead from behind

As the wise are above

No one is held down

As they stand in front

No one suffers harm

Therefore, the world rejoices

And upholds them without effort

Because the wise do not struggle

The world cannot resist

 

Rosemarie Anderson () © 2016

rosemarie.anderson@sofia.edu

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Thank you to all our contributors for their amazing in depth, transpersonal articles and global events. I was truly touched by our President Bernadette Blin’s letter to all the EUROTAS members. As I wade through the final stages of my Ph.D. study, I feel a very strong call for a new education system that will teach the transpersonal perspective in primary and secondary schools. I feel inspired when reading your articles, looking forward to innovative study programs like that of Les Lancaster’s that will reach the community at large, informing them about professional and personal development. This miracle of the transpersonal that we experience is one to be shared in as many ways as possible now, because it is the light that shines, touching and softening the hearts of all those who still hesitate to walk the path. May this spring offer inspirational growth as we join together to send our transpersonal light rays out to the world. Lindy L.S. McMullin

www.quantumgreece.com

No. 77 - 17-10-2015

No. 77 - 17-10-2015

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NEWSLETTER Nr. 77

October 17, 2015

 

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SHARING

PAGE 2…….Letter from the President by Bernadette Blin

PAGE 3……Summary of the EUROTAS Board meeting in Brazil by Steven Schmitz

PAGE 4…..Launch of the newly founded international Transpersonal Research Network (TRN) by Regina U.Hess (Germany)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

 

PAGE 6…..The XVII EUROTAS Conference Venus, Romania by Ilie Gradinaru (Romania)

PAGE 7…..International events of the Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy by Ingo Jahrsetz (Germany)

PAGE 8…..”Kindness is Contagious” by Connie Miller (USA)

PAGE 9…..2016 Siberian Transpersonal Pilgrimage & Vision Quest by R.U.Hess (Germany), J.Mestres, M.Sole (Catalonia)

 

PAGE 10….Healing the Western Soul by Judith Miller (USA)

 

PAGE 10….Rosemarie Anderson Videos, YouTube Channel Announcement by Rosemarie Anderson (USA)

PAGE 11….The Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) September 15-16th, 2016 by Regina U. Hess (Germany)

PAGE 12….TPT –Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training by Pier Luigi Lattuada (Italy)

PAGE 13….Transpersonal Experience in Psychotherapy by Maite Pardo Sol (Spain)

 

ARTICLES

PAGE 13….Seeking spiritual resonance through embodiment by Mary Francis Hofman (USA)

 

PAGE 14….Integral Transpersonal Journal editorial: how different research approaches can describe transpersonal psychotherapy methods and methodologies by Giovanna Calabrese (Italy)

 

PAGE 15….Seeking the Key to Transpersonal Therapy by Juan Ruiz Naupari (Spain)

PAGE 16…..Dark Moon Gatherings for Women by Vineta Lagzdina (Australia)

PAGE 17….Letter from the Editor

 

 

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

Summer has gone and with it, the wonderful time some of us had in Brazil, during the International Transpersonal Conference. Each conference –and especially the International ones – gives us an opportunity to meet new people or old friends from far off countries.

 

During the time we were there, we had a very inspiring meeting with the leaders of the other main Transpersonal Associations. We all agreed on the need for collaboration, and explored ways in which we can unite our efforts in becoming more effective, promoting Transpersonal ideas and creating new projects. This is a collective direction and task your EUROTAS board will follow with heart and conviction.

 

Looking at the global world however, I am touched and very concerned by the alarming circumstances of people who are being forced to leave their homes due to war and torture. The situation of millions of refugees and immigrants, looking to find a new country where they can be at peace, alone or with their family, should awaken us. How can we remain indifferent to this tragedy? Of course, I’m sure many of us are doing what we can individually, or through humanitarian associations, however, the more I awaken, the more I think of our role as an International (and European based) Transpersonal Association.

 

Don’t you think that beyond our deep and useful work in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Research, Education, etc, we also need to find voice – to speak up and act? To show how Transpersonal Values can help change our vision of “other” and open our hearts to compassion for people who are in deep suffering, instead of trying to protect ourselves from “invasion,” as is happening in Europe? As long as we do not accept to hold out our hands to those who are in need of support, our future as a human race will be dismal.

Perhaps EUROTAS must become more visible in the ordinary world where human beings are threatened by their fear of losing their identity, as well as their possessions!

 

Bernadette Blin

President of EUROTAS

October 2015

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE EUROTAS BOARD MEETING IN BRAZIL

The last EUROTAS Board meeting was in Salvador, Brazil on September 3, 2015. Bernadette, Ingrida, and Steven were present at the ALUBRAT International Transpersonal Conference, with the other board members attended the meeting over the internet. EUROTAS continues to grow, with three more people becoming certified professional members. Jure and Steven are working on a Charter for the EUROTAS Department of Transpersonal Education (EDTE). We will be collecting information and creating a website list of transpersonal schools and institutes from around the world. Regina has added information on the EUROTAS Disaster Trauma Task Force (EDTTF) to the EUROTAS website (www.eurotas.org). One of our Co-Presidents, Pier Luigi, has competed the EAP application for EUROTAS, which we will be submitting in the next open application period. The next EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference will take place in Romania from September 21 to 25, 2016 (www.eurotas2016.com). Steven has invited Pier Luigi to be a keynote speaker at the Sofia University USA, Fall Global Seminar in California. The EUROTAS Board members continue their international transpersonal networking.

Dr.Steven Schmitz,

the Secretary of EUROTAS Board

 

 

LAUNCH OF THE NEWLY FOUNDED

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH NETWORK (TRN)

www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

The international Transpersonal Research Network (TRN), which was founded in August 2015, supports and networks independent Transpersonal Researchers across generations from novice to senior scholars. TRN connects them to each other through online resources and conferences, with the intention of building global communities of like-minded colleagues. We invite researchers and scholars from around the world to exchange ideas, and collaborate individually or in groups, using the resources, research forums, and platforms on the TRN website.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH NETWORK

Photo 1: Founders (Photo Credit: Joerg Fuhrmann)

The four co-founders of the International Transpersonal Research Network (TRN) include Dr. Rosemarie Anderson (USA), Transpersonal Consultancy (www.transpersonalconsultancy.com) and Professor Emerita at Sofia University; Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada (Italy), Integral Transpersonal Institute (www.integraltranspersonal.com); Dr. Giovanna Calabrese (Italy) and Dr. Regina U Hess (Germany) from the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (www.eurotas.org/division-of-transpersonal-research-edtr).

Topics of networking of the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN), include, but are not limited to, Transpersonal Approaches to Research, Epistemological and Methodological considerations, studying Therapeutic Interventions, combining Quantitative and Qualitative methods effectively, to support the study of Transpersonal and spiritual topics, Transpersonal approaches to Evidence-based Practice, Embodied and Arts-based approaches, and Ontological concerns. Discussions will be initiated around ongoing research projects, potential collaborations, and clusters of research topics and specific fields of research specializations. Resources of publications will be collected and other relevant online information of contacts and events will be announced.

The founding of the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN) builds on the success of the First Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) and the enthusiastic participation of the 31 presenters at this first TRC at Lake Orta in the Milan region of Italy in June 2015.

Transpersonal Research Network (TRN)

Photo 2: TRC group (Photo Credit: Joerg Fuhrmann)

The Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium will be organized and facilitated by the four co-founders of the TRN, together with members of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society, who will host this TRC. TRC 2016 will take place near London in September 2016 in conjunction with the annual conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Section of Transpersonal Psychology. More details and call for papers will be announced soon.

Please feel free to send us any relevant question or inquiries. We look forward to connect, collaborate, and engage with you. Each of you counts!

E-mail: info@transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

URL: www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com

With love and blessings on behalf of the TRN-Team,

Regina U Hess, Ph.D., TRN Co-Founder

EUROTAS Board of Directors

 

 

THE XVII EUROTAS CONFERENCE

IN VENUS, ROMANIA, SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2016

THE XVII EUROTAS CONFERENCE IN VENUS, ROMANIA, SEPTEMBER

In 2016, EUROTAS will rest for a while in the arms of Aphrodite on the Romanian shore of the Black Sea at the Venus resort, talking to us about love.

The absolute infinity in front of which God Himself takes a bow,

The only force which gives people wings and allows them to fly

There will be no limits, restraints, masks or restrictions in choosing words about it, only assuming the fact that “If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, LOVE is the one and only answer” (Albert Einstein), … the ETERNAL MIRACLE!

 

Call for papers

“Love – The Eternal Miracle” is a metaphorical and profoundly humanistic title. Love does not succumb to time; it is personal as well as impersonal, always alive, new and ever-changing. We recommend our participants who will present papers or organize workshops, to follow the guidelines and horizons of Transpersonal Psychology and other Transpersonal Sciences. We would expect themes to delineate the original contributions of participants regarding syntheses, theories, methods, techniques and therapies from the Transpersonal Perspective; that will approach issues of immediate concern and have embodiment in day to day living as essential criteria. We would wish the research and scientific approaches towards this feeling of great complexity, which is love, to predominate, in a common attempt to reveal a little of its miracle.

 

http://www.eurotas2016.com/RegistrationPresenters.php

Ilie Gradinaru

INFORMATION ABOUT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLORATION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

New International Training in Transpersonal Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychotherapy

The next three-year International training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Spiritual Guidance and Transpersonal Breathwork with Drs Ingo Jahrsetz and Judith Miller, will start in March 2016 and will take place at three different venues – Black Forest (Germany), the island of Kefalonia (Greece) and Philadelphia (USA).

The training is composed of twelve 5-days modules which will be offered in the spring and fall as 10-day-blocks. The first two modules will take place from March 9th to 19th, 2016 at the retreat centre of Hollerbuehl (Black Forest/Germany).

 

Language: German and English with translation.

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.

 

What is Healing? – Different Traditions and Ways of Experiencing

Public Symposium and Workshops with the Russian shaman Valentin Chagdaev

March, 5th and 6th, 2016

EXPLORATION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

We succeeded in inviting a shaman of Buryatic origin who lives at Lake Baikal, to Freiburg (Germany).

The International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy hosts its 3rd symposium on What is Healing? – Different Traditions and Ways of Experiencing, and Valentin Chagdaev will be a keynote speaker, along with other teachers of the Institute, who will present experiential workshops on their own different healing approaches. On Sunday, Valentin will give an all-day long experiential workshop on shamanic healing.

Venue: Seminarhaus am Schoenberg, Freiburg (Germany)

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.

 

Dr. Ingo Jahrsetz

 

 

“KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS”

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

The International Institute of Soul-drama completed its seventh training in Indonesia Aug 8-15,2015 teaching group action methods, which include Psychodrama, Experiential group work and Sociometry.

Connie Miller has been a volunteer for seven years in Indonesia, training the graduate Clinical Psychology Faculty Department from the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, in the process of how to integrate psychology and spirituality through group action methods. This inspired the creation of The International Institute of Soul-drama, Asia, who will now be running their own training program in group action methods beginning in January. More information can be found at http://www.souldrama.asia/

The university is establishing a library of counselling journals on group activities. If you have any old journals or books and would like to donate them, please send them to

Drs. Budi Hartono/ Yudiana Ratnasari

Universitas Indonesia Fakultas Psikologi

Kampus Baru Depok

Depok 16424-Indonesia

You will be blessed!

 

Connie Miller, Approved Clinical Supervisor, TEP.LPC.NCC
Owner and Founder International Institute for Souldrama
http://www.souldrama.com/

 

 

 

2016 SIBERIAN TRANSPERSONAL PILGRIMAGE & VISION QUEST

TO ORIGINAL SACRED BIRTH PLACES OF SHAMANISM

INCLUDING HOLY BAIKAL LAKE / SHAMAN´S ROCK

August 14-30, 2016

 

Co-Organized by

Regina U. Hess, Ph.D. (Germany) and Magda Sole, M.A. & Jaume Mestres (Spain)

 

2016 SIBERIAN TRANSPERSONAL PILGRIMAGE The 2016 Siberian Transpersonal Pilgrimage will be a journey through the ancient mystical landscapes of Buryatia and the Lake Baikal where Siberian Shamanism originated, including ceremonies and rituals with shamans. The vision quest-like guided self-exploration will include parts of Holotropic Breathwork, Bodywork, Drums and Sound, Sacred Medicine Ceremony, Fire and water ritual, Shamanic Journeying, and Council work, in addition to Psychodynamic and Spiritual Integration.

The co-facilitators Regina, Magda & Jaume, are EUROTAS Board Members,

experienced travellers and therapists, with a background in shamanic traditions. Magda and Jaume are experts in Siberia and Mexico travels, Regina has expertise in South-East-Asia, Africa, USA.

 

Please e-mail us to receive a detailed program.

Regina: dr.reginahess@gmail.com

Magda & Jaume: jmesbo@gmail.com

Women in folk dresses

Photo 1: Shaman´s Rock / Baikal Lake

Photo 2: Women in folk dresses

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR EUROTAS MEMBERS AT A REDUCED PRICE!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Regina, Magda & Jaume

HEALING THE WESTERN SOULHEALING THE WESTERN SOUL:

A SPIRITUAL HOMECOMING FOR TODAY’S SEEKER

(Paragon House, USA, 2015)

 

As Western culture embraces globalization, tensions are pulling people away from their Judeo-Christian mystical roots. The causes go wide and deep – secularism, Postmodernism, the declining regard for organized religion, psychology’s focus on the brain, Transpersonal Psychology’s emphasis on Eastern and Shamanic traditions – all have created a split between Western seekers and the soul.

A new book by Judith Miller, addresses how millions of people from a Judeo-Christian heritage endure spiritual despair, and yearn for something that seems just beyond their reach. It demonstrates how many Western seekers turn away from Judeo-Christian themes in their own intuitions, visions, and deep truths. Adding to this contemporary anxiety, a high percentage of people labelled mentally ill experience “hallucinations, and “delusions” that are filled with Western religious imagery. Mainstream mental health – and sometimes even Transpersonal Psychotherapists- consider such experiences to be Psychopathology.

“Healing the Western Soul” maps the journey for spiritual seekers; adapting the little-known path that has been travelled by Western mystics for hundreds of years. The book is filled with case examples of clients and students from Miller’s three-decade career in psychology, teaching, facilitating Transpersonal Breathwork, and Spiritual mentoring. She is professor at Columbia University, and a member of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy (I.I.B.P.) in Germany.

A review from Publisher’s Weekly writes….”Miller’s entreaty to ground spiritual development within our “spiritual DNA” never falls into cultural stereotyping. She acknowledges a Judeo-Christian path as just one route to the Divine, and her encouragement to allow for the authenticity of mystical experience in the therapeutic process opens up a powerful route toward healing those whose souls yearn beyond the material world.”

More information can be found on www.drjudithmiller.com, www.paragonhouse.com, Amazon, and other on-line book selling sites.

Judith Miller

 

 

ROSEMARIE ANDERSON VIDEOS

YouTube Channel Announcement

 

ROSEMARIE ANDERSON VIDEOSDear Friends,

I have launched a YouTube channel called Rosemarie Anderson Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChXgmgWY6cTZTGIVNA8bvFw. The channel collects videos from past keynote addresses, including addresses from the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society 2008, the EUROTAS Crete Conference 2014, and the ALUBRAT Conference in Brazil earlier this month. The topic of my Brazilian video talk is a timely one, Training and Networking Transpersonal Researchers Worldwide. You will also find a video recorded for my Post-doctoral Scholars Program, discussing Jorge Ferrer’s Participatory Paradigm and its implications for transpersonal theory and research. Enjoy.

 

Over time, I will upload additional videos on topics of timely interest to the transpersonal community, including a winter 2016 Series on, The Transpersonal Shadow. As an Elder in the Transpersonal Community worldwide, I must speak up about what I have observed in the Transpersonal Community worldwide over the decades.

 

Stay in touch with my thoughts as they unfold, by subscribing to my YouTube channel. Click the Subscriber icon in the top right-hand corner of the YouTube channel. As a Subscriber, you will be notified when new videos are available.

 

If you want to contact me or have interest in the Post-doctoral Scholars Program, you may contact me at rosemarieselma@gmail.com or via my website, www.rosemarieanderson.com.

 

Blessings to you,

Rosemarie Anderson, PhD

Professor Emerita, Sofia University

 


ANNOUNCEMENT

The Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) September 15-16th, 2016

& of the 20th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, UK, September 17-18th, 2016

Preceding the 16th EUROTAS Conference, September 21-25, 2016, in Romania

The Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC)

The Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) on September 15th -16th, 2016, UK, will be co-sponsored by the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research, the Integral Transpersonal Institute, the Transpersonal Consultancy, and the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Our host for the TRC 2016 will be the BPS Transpersonal Section. In the hope that you will attend both events, the TRC 2016 will immediately precede the 20th Annual Conference of the BPS Transpersonal Psychology Section on September 17th – 18th 2016, UK. In addition, the dates allow for onward travel to the 16th EUROTAS Conference, September 21-25, 2016, in Romania (http://www.eurotas2016.com/index.html).

The TRC 2016 will continue the collaborative format of the TRC Milan 2015, providing opportunity to engage in creative dialogue among those engaged in researching areas of Transpersonal Psychology. Individual presentations will accordingly be short, thereby maximizing time available for creative dialogue in a collegial atmosphere. A TRC 2016 Call for Submissions, together with full details for those wishing to attend one or both events will be circulated and be available on the Transpersonal Research Network (www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com) and on the BPS Transpersonal Section’s website (http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/transpersonal-psychology-section/news).

The TRC 2016 location will be in easy access of the main London airports. Those wishing to be included in the circulation list for further logistical details should signal their interest to Les Lancaster (les.lancaster@aleftrust.org).

A very warm welcome from the team of co-organizers who are looking forward to see you!

Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D., USA

Giovanna Calabrese, Ph.D., D. Psy., M.D., Italy

Regina U. Hess, Ph.D., Germany

Les Lancaster, Ph.D., UK

Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ph.D., M.D., Italy

 

 

TPT – TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING

Fully accredited by the Italian Department of Education, University and Research MIUR

 

TPT, a four year training program promoted by the Integral Transpersonal Institute of Milan, Italy, directed by Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Psy.D. Ph.D. delivers a degree of Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapeutic Practice.
  • Acquisition of skills and ability to apply Transpersonal Approaches in families, communities, companies.
  • Skills for providing leadership in advancing the field of Transpersonal Psychology.
  • Growth in Self-Realization, Awakening of the Spiritual Nature, Mindfulness, and, Compassion.

Registration from September to December 2015

Info: www.integraltranspersonal.com.

www.integraltranspersonaltrainings.com

Pier Luigi Lattuada

 

 

TRANSPERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

After so many years facilitating opportunities for deep self-inquiry through Expanded States of Consciousness, I still stare in wonder at the results that Transpersonal Experience has, on the psyche of a person.

It still amazes me, and yet I know there is nothing surprising in results from numinous states. Transpersonal experience, whether it be shamanic or mystical; the experience of the Spirit, whatever name we give it, is always a ‘before and after’ in the life of the person.

When Spirit comes to the door, with all its breadth, in all its vastness and in full force, something happens. Suddenly you realize that no matter what- love no matter with whom- suddenly connects to all that is. You become a vital part of the current coming from Source that will return. Without beginning or end, your Essential Nature, your Being, is what heals wounds, orders feelings, and provides direction to thought.

Emergence from the spiritual world in regular consciousness, with everyday imagery, has been happening since the beginning of time, and is what all Ancient Traditions hold: a deep reunion, re-linking and unity with what is limited. Immersed in the immediate survival mechanism, Universal Consciousness feels Reality, a Perfect Multiple Unit with all its breadth, with all its nuances and colours.

ACS experiences momentarily take the maze of everyday life, and provide perspective. We are able to look beyond, to understand the map of our journey and therefore what are our next steps will be. After the experience, we are not the same: even if our circumstances do not necessarily change, our perception of them has changed adding to our understanding and confidence, bringing deep change.

It is the Transpersonal Experience, with its focus on connection with Spirit that will bring the deepest and permanent solution to the problem of the suffering of human beings!

Maite Pardo Sol

ayni3@yahoo.es

www.pneumasystem.org

https://www.facebook.com/maite.p.sol

 


SEEKING SPIRITUAL RESONANCE TROUGH EMBODIMENT

Qualitative research offers a plethora of Transpersonal SEEKING SPIRITUAL RESONANCE TROUGH EMBODIMENTelements. Subjective in nature, this type of research can present a Transrational, ( bigger than the rational mind) view. Qualitative research also extends into the mysterious and often moves beyond the personal.

My research consisted of looking at the spiritual resonance in the natural world and the connections found while using contemplative/authentic movement practices. I interviewed teachers who are leaders in this field. My interview process was similar to the explication of a lived experience derived from Pierre Vermersch(2009) design. I included the element of movement into the interview process. This changed the process but proved beneficial.

One of my interviewees through movement relived a past experience in the Grand Canyon. He demonstrated a thinking-through of what happened in the past experience and saw the similarities within the present experience. He spoke in the present tense about his feelings and the experience he was currently having as we uncovered the synchronicities of the past and the present-day experience of moving in nature.

He experienced a new connection with nature. He concluded that his experience of a larger self found through moving in nature, facilitated feelings of passion and compassion. The integration of mindful movement as a part of an interview process offered a spiritual resonance of a deeper embodied experience. Coupled with the elements of Nature the connections within become transrational and transpersonal.

 

Vermersch, P. (2009). Describing the practice of introspection. Journal of Consciousness Studies,

16(10-12), 20-57.

 

Mary Francis Hoffman PhD, REACE, RSME is a Research Psychologist, Creative Expressive Arts Educator, registered Somatic Educator and is enjoying some much needed time off.

Her dissertation can be found on ProQuest, Exploring the Lived Experience of Authentic Movement in Nature as a Catalyst for Transformation.

Mary Francis Hoffman

 

 

INTEGRAL TRANSPERSONAL JOURNAL EDITORIAL:

HOW DIFFERENT RESEARCH APPROACHES CAN DESCRIBE TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES

 

The seventh issue of the Integral Transpersonal Journal is the first one of a series of thematic issues, focused on particular Transpersonal Methods. We all know that there are many different Transpersonal Methodologies applied with therapeutic purposes; however, a rigorous description of many of them is still lacking. As an editorial board, we have decided to give space to therapists to describe their methods, with special thematic issues.

We present how a Multidisciplinary Research Approach, including philosophical discussion, Quantitative Approaches and different Qualitative Methodologies, have been used to describe Biotransenergetica, a Transpersonal method founded by Pierluigi Lattuada and Marlene Silvera in the 80s and further developed by Lattuada.

Pier luigi Lattuada and Regina Hess in their article discuss the epistemological basis of BTE.

Clinical application of BTE is described from two different approaches. Giovanna Calabrese presents a clinical study in which the Heuristic Method described by Moustakas has been originally applied to explore the experience of Transe during the therapeutic session, considering different psychotherapists and patients. Giuliana Rasi uses a Narrative Approach to give an account of the psychotherapeutic process, as a life changing experience.

Matteo Hu mixes Quantitative and Qualitative methods to explore how BTE psycho-corporal practice influences the body and the mind in a sample of volunteer subjects.

Claudia Cornali, a psychotherapist expert in Emergency Psychology, gives her personal account on how BTE helped her during a mission in Afghanistan.

As editorial board, we hope that our readers will find this issue of interest and will read it as an inspiration of what is needed, for Transpersonal Psychotherapy to break through.

Giovanna Calabrese, ITJ Editor Chief

 

 

SEEKING THE KEY TO TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY

After having worked with amplified states of consciousness in many different parts of the world over the course of many years, I would like to share a simple reflection regarding the search for the origin of Psychopathology and therefore, a reflection regarding the resolution or rather, dissolution of the symptoms of said pathology.

We know that “trans” means that which is beyond and “personal” means: person. So, “transpersonal” means that which is beyond the person. So what is beyond the person? In a comparative study of Ancestral Traditions we find the answer: Spirit. Therefore, the fundamental thing that Transpersonal Psychology offers will be the possibility to openly recognize the spiritual dimension of the human being.

Each new system of psychology proposes new ideas, new symbols and a new language, and Transpersonal Psychology will have to openly put forth its own.

What is beyond the person is Spirit. The human being has a sacred dimension, something which has been pointed out by all traditions. Beyond his physical body is his soul which contains a spiritual dimension. What constitutes the basic principle of the human being? The human being is spirit. We are not a soul or a body. We are spirit wrapped in a soul and a body experiencing this human reality.

Nonetheless, a rupture occurred between spirit and the human being millions of years ago – Ancestral Traditions refer to this through their myths relating to the “Fall”, the moment in which the feeling of disconnection appears within the psyche, the instant in which we began to feel separate from God, or when we no longer felt God in our heart, which is the same.

If psychology is the study of the psyche or soul, then the Transpersonal adds an essential key to this, by introducing the spiritual dimension to the conception of the human being. Through Transpersonal experiences, when there is an expansion of consciousness, we can experience this dimension. Based on these postulates, Pneuma System and Pneuma Breathwork, seek to map out this profound human journey toward the healing of the psyche, a process known as self-realization. It is a journey whose fundamental nucleus is the acceptance of the spiritual dimension of human nature and the possibility of transcending all that which separates us from the recognition and experience of our spiritual essence.

Juan Ruiz Naupari

 

 

DARK MOON GATHERINGS FOR WOMEN

DARK MOON GATHERINGS FOR WOMENMonthly Dark Moon gatherings have been held at Sophia Centre in Adelaide, South Australia throughout 2015 and will continue in 2016. They are an initiative of the Seven Sisters Bush University Project and mainly, though not exclusively, working with Aboriginal women.

Traditionally the Dark Moon, when the Sun is furthest from Earth, is psychically the most powerful preparation period for new beginnings that come with the new moon. This is a time when women gather to reach into their deepest self, to hear their inner voice, and to let go of accumulated messages of suffering.

Stillness is the key word for Dark Moon rituals, so as to hear the inner voice and make space to clear the mind and spirit, thus providing the best receptacle for receiving.

Facilitated by Ruby Worthy and Vineta Lagzdina, we begin with the talking circle and acknowledge the land and its ancestors. Sometimes Tibetan singing bowls and other musical instruments are used to guide the session in Mindful visualizations, and Mindful breathing. Singing, vocalizing, and leading the Seven Sisters Circle Dance (choreographed by Vineta) have become part of the ritual. Circle dancing exists to prepare participants in a safe, supportive environment, for a physical, emotional and spiritual experience. The gifts of peace, clarity, compassion and courage are brought into awareness, and help us celebrate this life in its fullness.

Before coming you may wish to set your intention for the month, or bring an object of personal or universal meaning to share in the circle.

Kulilkatinyi is thinking, listening, comprehending as one goes along thinking something through, deliberating and considering something over a long time. (from the Pitjanjatjara women’s language, Australia)

Seven Sisters Bush University is a non-profit project, and part of Earth Medicine Australia <earthmedicineaustralia.com.au>

Vineta Lagzdina

 

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

In these trying times – it is wonderful to connect with the Transpersonal Community through articles and journeys of interest. Our newsletter keeps us informed with all the latest developments and this is very encouraging. I encourage you all to take time to offer your insights for our next Newsletter, scheduled to come out in February – March, 2016.

It is an equally good moment for me to share with you the beginning of a new and exciting venture, which will consist of journeying to sacred sites within Greece. I shall initiate this work with a trip to the Eleusinian Ancient Site with my PhD volunteers this month, who kindly took part in an extraordinary study of the effects of Ancient Greek Myth and Music in Personal, Professional and Transpersonal Development. This has been a very powerful journey that is still ongoing and that has brought excellent results.

I look forward to editing your articles for our next newsletter and also invite you to contact me, should you be interested in organizing a journey to sacred sites within Greece, to explore the elements of this Divine Ancient Matrix with Myth Therapy – lindymcmullin21@googlemail.com

Lindy McMullin

Minoan Snake Goddess from Knossos, Crete c. 1600 BCE height 131/2 inches (34.3 cm), Dolphins and Double Edged Swords, (Archaeological Museum, Heraklion – picture taken by Lindy McMullin)

 

 

No. 76 - 31-07-2015

No. 76 - 31-07-2015

NEWSLETTER Nr. 76

July 31, 2015

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SHARING

Letter from the President

Summary of EUROTAS Board meeting in Milan, June 23-24, 2015

“Feeding the Soul” report by P.L. Lattuada (Italy)

“Feeding the Soul” – Opening Ceremony Youth Circle, Keynote Address by D. Johnson (Austria)

The Transpersonal Research Colloquium 2015, report by Giovanna Calabrese (Italy)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

The International Transpersonal Conference in Brazil

International Events from the International

Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy by Ingo B. Jahrsetz (Germany)

UN-HUN – Shamanic throat singing system for healing and spiritual development by V. Matrenitsky (Ukraine)

Congress ‘QUO VADIS’ in cooperation with SEN by Pieter Loomans (Germany)

From Estonian Transpersonal Association by Jure Biechonski (Estonia)

 

 

ARTICLES

A hospital born out of psychosis by Mark Wentworth (United Kingdom)

Intimate Psychoanalysis by Juan Ruiz Naupari (Spain)

Pneuma Breathwork…the experience of Divinity by Renzo Menapace (Italy)

Physical illness as a tool for self-observation by Alessandra Brunelli (Italy)

True healing by Cinzia Lemmo (Italy)

Transpersonal Tango by Ingrida Indane (Latvia)

 

Rites of passage in Transpersonal Therapy: A new path of consciousness with shamanic techniques

by Arturo de Luca (Italy)

Iberoamerican Transpersonal Association – ATI by Roman Gonzalvo (Spain)

Letter from the editor Lindy Lydia McMullin

 

 

 

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Summertime…. For EUROTAS, this is a bridge between the first EUROTAS Festival in Italy at the time of the Solstice, and the International Conference in Brazil.

clip_image003Our community meets once a year and each time it’s an opportunity to meet new people, letting new ideas and projects emerge. What struck me this time? Young people, the new generation as we call them, full of promise. During an interview with a young and very brilliant couple, I told them they would have to deal with the huge problems of the world. Clearly our generation failed in making a world where everyone has his own place, and enough, to live decently. We leave our children so many challenges to face… and I encouraged them to take over the affairs of the world, but not with our tools. They have to create the tools of a new paradigm, which is basically Transpersonal. When I saw these young people both mature and enthusiastic, I felt confident.

Then at the end of summer, some of us will meet again on a different continent; Brazil, a country that is developing and transforming. Beyond talks and workshops, we need to connect and seriously think about what our contribution to a different society could be!

I am also very grateful towards the researchers who bring the Transpersonal field into their work; the last colloquium in Milano and the next one in Salvador will surely help us be listened to differently in the academic field.

Thanks to all of you who commit themselves to serve the world in their own way.

This is really the challenge we face today and we need the contributions of each and every one of you.

Bernadette Blin,

EUROTAS President

 

SUMMARY OF EUROTAS BOARD MEETING IN MILAN, June 23-24, 2015

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The recent EUROTAS Board of Directors meeting was held at the 2015 Transpersonal Summer Festival near Milan, Italy. The Board again had a very full agenda. To summarize, we covered the following main issues: We further clarified the re-accreditation process for EUROTAS Organizational Members; The Board members clarified the duties of the Executive Director; We worked on developing the EUROTAS Ethics committee; The next publication of the Integral Transpersonal Journal with be an issue focused on Biotransenergetics; Five of the Board members are working on an European Transpersonal University in partnership with Ubiquity University with the idea of revolutionizing education from a transpersonal perspective; The Board discussed how we will collaborate with and support the ALUBRAT International Transpersonal Conference that will take place September 4 to 7, 2015, in Salvador Brazil – several EUROTAS Board members will be presenting; Two Board members are working to complete a charter for the EUROTAS Department of Transpersonal Education (EDTE); The Board discussed the next 2016 EUROTAS Conference which will be held September 21 to 25 in Romania; and The Board members ended the meeting beginning a good discussion about the vision, mission, and values of EUROTAS. These will be worked on and placed on our website’s home page.

Dr.Steven Schmitz

(EUROTAS Board Secretary)

 

FEEDING THE SOUL REPORT

clip_image007If you ask the oldest and more experienced representatives of Transpersonal Psychology what being Transpersonal means, you’ll probably receive the most varied answers, as happened to me personally. In my case, the most bizarre answer has been: Being Curious!

In my opinion, the term Transpersonal carries a strength of which we are rarely conscious; Trans-personal, beyond and through everything personal: family history, beliefs, needs, interests, fears, desires and so on. It is obvious to everyone, how far humanity still is, from this perspective.

Feeding the Soul was born from a dream; to gather the Transpersonal Community together, and to invite this community to be together, open up to others, to the world, being present and supportive, aware and compassionate towards its own and other’s limits.

More than three hundred people, one hundred and fifty presenters, dozens of researchers from more than thirty countries were together for four days, meeting eye to eye, dialoguing, singing, dancing and remaining silent in the presence of nature. It could have been better, much remains to be done, but more importantly, the dream came true.

Events took place exactly as we dreamed they would; the perfume we breathed in is the one we felt in our souls from the very beginning; difficulties and limits have been exemplary within their perfection. I felt fine throughout the festival and I feel proud and grateful. Thank you, sisters, brothers and fellow travelers. Thanks to the wonderful team who made the event possible. Thanks to the partners, sponsors, collaborators and to everyone who shared the dream.

The auspice is that the dream may continue producing awakenings and that the seeds continue to sprout.

On the home page you can find a photographic gallery

http://www.feedingthesoul.eu/en/home/festival-photo-gallery

You will also find the link to the extraordinary song composed by Timothy Moore and performed by his band Mood, entitled Feeding the Soul. Whoever wishes to share pictures to include in the gallery (Please send to director@feedingthesoul.eu )

With love,

Pier Luigi Lattuada

 

 

FEEDING THE SOUL

About Opening Ceremony Youth Circle, Keynote Address

Thank you for inviting me as part of the youth circle to give a short keynote address, during the opening ceremony of the first Transpersonal festival, “Feeding the Soul” (Milano, June 18-21). In this keynote, I briefly touch upon some of the opportunities and challenges the younger generation faces, in its relationship to Transpersonal Traditions and practices in this globalized, digital age. Since the full text is too long to be included in this newsletter, I have uploaded it here in its entirety, in case you want to look it up: https://contemplativemetadata.wordpress.com/free-content/

Dennis Johnson

(Austria)

THE TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM 2015 REPORT

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The Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2015 took place at Lake Orta in Northern Italy in June, following the EUROTAS Festival. The colloquium was organized by Drs. Pier Luigi Lattuada of the Integral Transpersonal Institute (www.integraltranspersonal.com), Rosemarie Anderson of Transpersonal Consultancy (www.transpersonalconsultancy.com), Giovanna Calabrese and Regina U. Hess representing the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (http://eurotas.org/division-of-transpersonal-research-edtr/).

Facilitators introduced their specific research interests. Pier Luigi Lattuada discussed research from an epistemological perspective, speaking about his vision of Second Attention Epistemology; Rosemarie Anderson overviewed transpersonal research as encounters with the Sacred open to personal and cultural transformation; Giovanna Calabrese considered the importance of a transpersonal perspective on evidence-based practice; Regina Hess spoke about embodied phenomenology and embodied aesthetic interpretation.

Twenty-five participants from Europe, North America, and South Africa shared their experiences in research using a range of methods to explore different areas of transpersonal, spiritual, and related topics. The facilitators and the participants engaged in stimulating dialogue including transpersonal approaches to research and epistemological considerations from scientific and philosophical perspectives. Different research approaches were considered, including ways to combine qualitative and quantitative methods effectively, hermeneutical methods and intuitive inquiry, narrative and embodied art-based approaches to research, as they are applied in different fields from clinical to social and personal development. What emerged from the different discussions is the involvement of the researcher in the research journey first arising with the research question, through disclosing the philosophical implications, which in turn, guides the choice of method, data collection and analysis. Ethical issues were also considered, as intimate and private experiences are often the focus of the research and personal disclosure and sharing has to be considered with particular respect and attention.

A Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2016 will be organized by the same facilitators together with members of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society. The colloquium will take place in London in September 2016.

Dr.Giovanna Calabrese

(Italy)

 

THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL CONFERENCE IN BRAZIL – COMING SOON!!!

www.alubratevents.com

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INFORMATION ABOUT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLORATION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

The Individual, the Collective, the Eternal – Healing ourselves means healing the world

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International Summer Retreat with Drs Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz and Judith Miller

August 23-28, 2015

Spiritual activists from around the world are coming together as a core-group. This gathering represents a unique possibility for highly aware people from different countries to share deeply, and exchange experiences and understanding. Together, we will work towards overcoming the huge divisions and splits within ourselves, our countries and cultures. Through the strong energies transmitted from such a microcosm, we may begin the process of healing our planet and transforming it to a one-world-consciousness.

Venue: Retreat center Seminarhaus Hollerbuehl, Black Forest (Germany) Cost: 500 EUR (plus room and board) Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org .

 

New International Training in Transpersonal Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychotherapy

The next three-year international training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Spiritual Guidance and Transpersonal Breathwork with Drs Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz and Judith Miller will start in March 2016 and will take place at three different venues – Black Forest (Germany), at another European venue and the USA.

The training is composed of twelve 5-days modules, which will be offered in spring and fall as 10-day-blocks. The first two modules will take place from March 9th to 19th, 2016 at the seminar house Hollerbuehl (Black Forest/Germany).

Language: German and English with translation.

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org .

 

HEALING – Western and Eastern Shamanic Views

Public Symposium and Workshops with the Russian Shaman Valentin Chagdaev

We succeeded in inviting a shaman of Burjatic origin who lives at Lake Baikal to Freiburg (Germany). The International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy hosts its 3rd symposium on HEALING – Western and Eastern Shamanic View with Valentin Chagdaev as keynote speaker along with other teachers of the Institute. On the second day (Sunday) Valentin will give an all-day long experiential workshop on shamanic healing.

An exchange between Western psychotherapists, healers and Valentin is envisaged to take place on Monday.

 

Date: March, 5th to 7th, 2016

Venue: Seminarhaus am Schoenberg, Freiburg (Germany)

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.

Dr.Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

(Germany)

 

UN-HUN® – SHAMANIC THROAT SINGING SYSTEM FOR HEALING AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Vladislav Matrenitsky, M.D., PhD, will be holding an annual 5-days retreat in the wilderness of the Swedish lakes- Gallnas, Arjang area

September 9 – 13, 2015

Un-Hun® – the Sound of Sun – is a powerful sound-based system, developed by the team of Nikolay Oorzhak, the hereditary Tuvan shaman, master of throat singing (South Siberia, Russia), and Dr. Vladislav Matrenitsky, Transpersonal Psychotherapist (Ukraine), during the ten years of their co-operation and personal experience, based on ancient shamanic tradition.

Participants will learn the main styles of overtone throat singing and their application in shamanic practice. The seminar is highly practical and consists of 90% of different exercises for development of voice, sounds, energy and body. One not only gets the teaching but a direct transformational experience of expanding consciousness through one’s own sound. No vocal or music background is necessary.

Details: WWW.UN-HUN.COM

Vladislav Matrenitsky

(Ukraine)

 

CONGRESS ‘QUO VADIS’

in cooperation with SEN Deutschland E.V.

1-4.10.15 Todtmoos Black Forest, Germany

Michael von Brück, Pim van Lommel, Pieter Loomans, Sabine Mehne, Rüdiger Müller, Luise Reddemann, Ingrid Riedel, Ursula Wirtz

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Lecture and Workshop information and registration:

Rütte-Forum, Graf-Dürckheim-Weg 5, 79682 Todtmoos,

www.ruette-forum.de , Tel: 0049 – 7674-8511, Fax: 0049 – 7674-8561;

www.ruette-forum.de ; email: info@ruette-forum.de

Pieter Loomans

(Germany)

 

 

FROM ESTONIAN TRANSPERSONAL ASSOCIATION

clip_image017 Our 9th Transpersonal Psychotherapy Course opens in January 2016!

This year we had visits from interesting International Teachers, like Robert Moss who offered his unique way of working with dreams. We also have a student exchange scheme with the Latvian Transpersonal Education Institute and are looking for further contacts and exchange of students and teachers with other institutes, individuals or transpersonal associations.

Our traditional residential summer seminar takes place on 15-19 July, 2015.

As vice president of EUROTAS, I am approaching you to support our organisation, by joining as individual members or professional members. In the current global social and political situation we need your support more than ever as we are working towards expanding awareness.

We are looking to establishing more National Organisations, so, if you have any contacts in your country and need help and support in establishing an association, one of us can come to your country and offer an open evening. We are especially interested in people from Scandinavian countries!

As Abraham Maslow said, “The next step after self-actualising is to help others to self-actualise”, we want to encourage the establishment of more Transpersonal Institutes and have a list of exciting teachers ready to help you with the task.

Our strength is in our cooperation, so let us all work together towards a better world!

Jure Biechonski

(Estonia)

 

 

A HOSPITAL BORN OUT OF PSYCHOSIS

In 1999 a young family man entered his worst nightmare. He was becoming increasingly unwell and after four nights without sleep, the boundaries of reality became thinner and thinner. Invisible realms appeared visible; past, present and future lives flooded into his mind. Then, his biggest fear, his worst nightmare came true. He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia. Twelve weeks spent in a psychiatric hospital brought him back to himself; the same but now different. The medication cocktail brought boundaries and relief from other worlds, as well as much needed rest and sleep.

When Leigh left hospital 3 months after being sectioned, he was told he wouldn’t be able to hold down a stressful job, and to apply for various government handouts, as that was how it was going to be from then on. Thankfully his gene pool didn’t and doesn’t work with that mind set. If someone says “no you can’t” the gene pool response is “let me show you how”.

During my visits to see Leigh he would always say to me, “this is happening for a reason, I will be work in mental health one day” The statement has come to be true.

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With the determination and vision to create a place where people would be treated, as he would have liked to have been treated, Mundesley Hospital, on the North Norfolk coast opens in August as an acute psychiatric hospital, with Leigh as owner and Executive Chairman. Alongside the hospital is Hope Community Academy, supplying the Wellbeing and Therapeutic programme for those staying at the hospital. The academy comes complete with Director of Therapies (myself, Mark Wentworth) and Grace Warwick as Director of Transpersonal Psychology.

I am proud to call Leigh my cousin and honoured to be part of a vision born out of psychosis.

Mark Wentworth
(United Kingdom)

clip_image021Mark Wentworth is the Director of Therapies for Mundesley Hospital a soon to open in-patient and community based mental ill-health hospital facility in Norfolk UK. Mark has been studying and working with the healing power of colour for nearly 30 years. He is founder and principal of Colour for Life, a school that offers life-enhancing methods integrating colour therapy with the collective and visionary worlds of C.G. Jung, Dr Roger Woolger’s Deep Memory Process (DMP), Shamanism and Transpersonal based healing. www.colourforlife.

 

 

 

INTIMATE PSYCHOANALYSIS

clip_image023Intimate psychoanalysis is a meditation technique which forms part of the practices of Pneuma System that occurs spontaneously during a transpersonal experience; having decoded what happens in these spaces, it is then expressed here in theory. The goal of this meditation is its practice during ordinary consciousness.

Its benefits include preparation for the experiences of expanded consciousness and, above all else, the liberation of mind from ego. This psychoanalysis develops the ability to enter the psyche as in meditation, and to connect with Being and, therefore, to transcend ego.

i. Intention

ii. Relaxation

iii. Subtle oxygenation

iv. Serene observation; after becoming aware of the inner state, all thoughts, images, and emotions which appear are allowed to flow, without identifying oneself with them. This is a way of making the unconscious, conscious.

v. Intimate psychoanalysis; investigate the origin of each thought, memory and emotion. How does it manifest? Why? Attention must be centred on the ego already observed in daily life.

vi. Superlative analysis (from our essence); divided into self-exploration (the first and last apparition of the ego, the moments in which it is strongest) and self- revelation (the ego is fractioned by identifying the group of egos to which it appertains to, as well as those which derive from it).

vii. Trial; harm and consequences of the ego and benefits from its elimination.

viii. Comprehension and Transcendence; this process occurs at a certain level of the mind, which permits one to uproot it completely from the psyche, where order and the recovered virtue or value will be re-established.

Intimate psychoanalysis is a process which occurs naturally in Transpersonal states. In every tradition in which transpersonal states are used, their real purpose is intimate psychoanalysis. Love, reflection, comprehension and transcendence of the ego (which is the origin of conflict and suffering) is an experience to which we are invited in the transpersonal experience.

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Juan Ruiz Naupari

(Spain)

Email: juanruiznaupari@gmail.com

 

 

PNEUMA BREATHWORK…THE EXPERIENCE OF DIVINITY

Pneuma Breathwork is a practice of the Pneuma System, a system whose goal is to enable human beings to recognize their Divine Genetics, becoming conscious of this and thanks to the guidance of their own Self, implement a path of psycho-spiritual progression.

Pneuma, a Greek word, means Spirit. The practice of Pneuma Breathing is based on the principle, set out in various traditions, that God is present in the air and therefore breathable. Accompanied by evocative music, breathing intensely with the intention to assimilate the spiritual principle contained in the air, it leads to a state of expanded consciousness and connection with one’s Self. From this inner space you can experience essential qualities such as love, peace, compassion, brotherhood, joy, realizing the power that these virtues have in transformation, and giving real meaning to our lives. This transpersonal experience also provides access to the most unfathomable part of the psyche and, thanks to the guidance and wisdom that comes from Spirit, observe, understand and eliminate many psychological defects that limit the expression of the virtues.

When applied in the context of theoretical models proposed by Pneuma System, the notions of functionalism of the psyche, the multidimensionality of the universe and its laws, maps of the internal process- this technique, already in itself is extraordinarily effective, becoming even more incisive in the process of self-knowledge.

Breathing Pneuma allows deep self-knowledge, who we are (the Self) and who we are not (ego). In every experience expanding the state of consciousness, we explore new dimensions internally, our ultra-anatomy, from which understanding that can be integrated in ordinary life comes, favouring a gradual psychological, physical and relational transformation. This fosters the possibility of following the inclination to research the spiritual dimension which recognizes the true meaning and purpose of life.

Renzo Menapace

(Italy)

 

 

PHYSICAL ILLNESS AS A TOOL FOR SELF-OBSERVATION

As I deepened my inner work with Pneuma System in 2009, I introduced some aspects of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychosomatic into my practice as a maxillofacial surgeon. In order to achieve this working change, the theoretical teachings and transpersonal practices proposed by Pneuma System were of use, especially associated to Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Tibetan medicine.

I have been able to offer a different support to the sick, inviting them to observe themselves internally, and communicating to them, the inherent information of psychological maps of the body, connected to the anatomical structure, to deepen in eventual internal blocks.

The case of a young fifteen-year-old is interesting, as he was hospitalised for a blow-out fracture involving the med wall of the orbit. This patient often suffered from episodes of bullying, and at the thousandth provocation he had rebelled and accepted the challenge made by a schoolmate; the result was the fracture of his cheekbone.

Studying the psychological meaning of this facial bone, I discovered that it was tied to low consideration of self, a lack of escape route with the presence of a will to change, but without strength to achieve it. Furthermore, in Chinese medicine the eye is associated to the liver, to repressed anger, and loss of hope for future dreams.

If the information that our body sends us by falling ill (which could be interpreted according to Pneuma System as the crystallisation of an “ego” in the physical vehicle) is taken advantage of, it could represent another tool to understand internally what is really happening, and to awaken consciousness in such a way that the process of change is started.

My invitation is to use illness as a tool for internal self-observation.

Alessandra Brunelli, MD

(Italy)

Email: brunelliale@yahoo.it

TRUE HEALING

Classical psychology observes the patient’s life through the limited prism of the diagnostics of DSM IV, but in my experience as a psychotherapist, I have felt the need to go beyond these and use other tools to heal. The amplified states of consciousness are such a tool because through them, particular archetypical and symbolic realms are accessed in which it is possible to receive Being; said Being makes the observation of the egoic defect that causes the ailment possible, and permeates one’s nature with the specific virtue needed in the healing process. True healing is achieved through the liberation of the virtue encapsulated within the opposed egoic part; true therapy is the approach to the numinous, to the transpersonal: the closer the patient is to the experience of light, the freer he will be of the shadow’s constriction.

clip_image029The process of self-realisation must not be confused with the consciousness of the I, because it engenders a disastrous equivocation of concepts within the inner work that, instead of leading to individuation, leads to egocentrism. Hence it is important to remember who we are, appeal to our divine nature, and recognize the psychological multiplicity with its manifold sub-personalities which live within us.

Socrates considered the therapist a maieuta, who must facilitate the patient’s process in the death of the ego. It is precisely because one must facilitate without interfering, that the education and preparation of the therapist is so important. Analysis and Pneuma Breathwork offers an effective entry into the amplified states of consciousness necessary for the preparation of the therapist so that he may tune in to the vibrations of his Being in order to feel and, through this feeling, connect with the essence. He who feels, chooses; he who chooses, takes responsibility of his life.

Cinzia Lemmo

(Italy)

 

 

 

TRANPERSONAL TANGO IN LATVIA

clip_image031In the beginning of July, in the frames of our Transpersonal Festival in Latvia „Gara Pupa” (The Long Beanstalk”) we had an experimental workshop – „Tango as a practice of presence”, led by Iwan Harlan and Isabella Cremer from Germany. The main emphasis was made on the art of contact and interaction of the partners. It was totally surprising, how psychological and also transpersonal, a tango dance and its learning process can be! The teachers were concentrating on questions: „Where does my presence come from?, „How can I show it – alone and together?”, ”How do we create united space?” „How do we keep the energy inside the couple?”, “How can we move together with intimacy and not loose ourselves?”, „How do we communicate with our body”, „How can we communicate with the partner using the different energy centres of our body”, “What kind of energy is possible between leader and follower” etc. I found these items very similar to the skills a psychotherapist would master, before becoming a professional Transpersonal Psychotherapist.

There were a few more inspiring Tango workshops at our festival – „Yoga Tango or Meditation in Movement”, led by Ginta Schindler (Germany) and „Archetipycal Tango”, led by EUROTAS certified psychotherapist Matteo Hu (Italy). They included a lot of transpersonal aspects as well.

A Transpersonal Psychotherapist can be perceived as a leader in a creative tango dance, where both of the partners are responsible for the outcome, where both of them can be in an altered state of consciousness and at the same time – feel the presence. This kind of tango workshop helped the experience of different aspects of this special feeling just using a dance modality. It also marked out how connected all the phenomena are, in their deepest sense. Perhaps, we can develop a new technique – „Transpersonal tango” for training our young transpersonal psychotherapists?

Ingrida Indane

(Director of Latvian Transpersonal Training Institute)

 

 

RITES OF PASSAGE IN TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY; A NEW PATH OF CONSCIOUSNESS WITH SHAMANIC TECHNIQUES

The expression ‘rites of passage’ was introduced by anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep, to describe the deep inner meaning of change and transformation that the individual can experience, during the most important phases of the life cycle.

According to Van Gennep’s thesis, rites of passage have three phases: separation, liminality and incorporation (Van Gennep, 1979).

I point out that the second phase is very important because there is often a detachment or “cutting away” from the former self, which is signified in symbolic actions and rituals. The liminal phase is a period of transition – trance-state – between different states. During this process, the subject has left one place or state while in the process of preparing a new identity.

In our work we propose a link between various experiences of regression and dis-identification with spontaneous emergence of deep emotions and experiences from the collective unconscious.

The images and emotions of the personal life seem always to appear in very specific connection with the four basic perinatal matrices (BPMs) which is the name for the complex experiential pattern associated by Stan Grof’s research with the connective stages of the birth process (Grof 1980, 1985). My work prepares participants to translate personal conflicts and memories into ritual activities (dancing, breathing, painting). Consciousness tools: masks, drums, paintings and other healing techniques.

There is no doubt that the second phase of any rite of passage – the liminal phase – is always connected with some trauma, conflict, “spiritual emergency” (Grof 1988), or frustration in childhood, infancy or in the maternal womb; an experience which is also linked to a prenatal memory pattern (De Luca 1984, 1991).

According to new insights into Transpersonal Psychology provided by direct observations made in studies of consciousness – and by findings of anthropological studies – we all carry in ourselves archetypes of the collective unconscious: powerful images and energies associated with Death/Rebirth-Complex and the Hero’s journey (Campbell, 1990, Grof, 1988).

Arturo De Luca, Ph. D. – Psy. D.

(Italy)

clip_image033Arturo De Luca, Transpersonal Psychologist and Psychotherapist, has been teaching at the Faculty of Psychology University of Rome La Sapienza – and at the Faculty of Medicine of Perugia. Former professor and researcher in Naturopathy at the University Jean Monnet in Brussels, after a course of training in Jungian analysis with Aldo Carotenuto (a famous italian Jungian Psychologist and University Professor), he completed his training in Transpersonal Psychology with Stanislav Grof (Grof Transpersonal Training) and other Western and Eastern Masters of meditation and psycho-respiratory practice, according to the Tibetan tradition. After several trips to Egypt, Asia, India and Tibet, De Luca has developed an innovative model of care focused on the recovery of ancient teachings and practices of Western and Eastern inspired by universal shamanism, a treasure of wisdom that refers to a body of doctrine still largely unknown but retaining the Primordial Tradition. He is the founder of ITRET (International Institute for Transpersonal Research and Therapy) of Rome and a researcher into the use of non-ordinary state of consciousness.

Contract Researcher of CNR (National Research Council), he has carried out several years of research and teaching activities on non-ordinary states of consciousness, and music therapy at academic institutions, such as the four-year postgraduate training of Transpersonal Psychotherapy OM of Milan (recognized by the Ministry of University and Research) addressed to doctors and psychologists.

Ordinary member of NYAS (New York Academy of Sciences), APA (American Psychological Association) and EUROTAS; author of various publications on Rebirthing, Shamanic Practices, Traditional Medicine, Alchemy, Music Therapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, De Luca is also publisher of scientific magazines such as Rivista di Psicologia Transpersonale and Orizzonti del Transpersonale.

 

IBEROAMERICAN TRANSPERSONAL ASSOCIATION – ATI

Founded in Spain on March 25th 2015, this new born transpersonal association has been created to represent the Transpersonal Community of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is formed by leading Transpersonalists from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Portugal and Spain.

The English language has always been a barrier for citizens of these countries, therefore the International Transpersonal Community has not known much about their existence. This new association is born to give space and personify the work that our transpersonal colleagues have been doing over the past 30 years, in order to highlight their contribution to the field, and benefit from each other’s learning. Apart from this, we all acknowledge the wisdom of the Native-Americans, a heritage that is integrated by transpersonal psychology and embraced in the association.

The website of ATI (www.ati-transpersonal.org ) will be available from September 1st. All the information regarding the characteristics, aims, activities, contents and possibilities of the association will be displayed there.

ATI will be officially presented by some of their founding members at the XI ITA Conference to be held in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, organized by ALUBRAT, September 4th 2015

http://www.alubrateventos.com/en/

Roman Gonzalvo

Founder of ATI

(Spain)

clip_image035LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Our July edition of the EUROTAS Newsletter has increased with your participation, and I look forward to the variety of articles for our next issue which comes out in October. In the interim, I would like to ask you all to remember to hold the light for Greece in your meditations, as we need this light desperately.

Thinking of you all

Lindy Lydia

 

 

 

No. 75 - 10-03-2015

No. 75 - 10-03-2015

NEWSLETTER Nr. 75

March 10, 2015

 

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SHARING

Letter from the President……………………………………………………………….….……2

Greetings from the EUROTAS office…………………………………………………..….. 3

Exciting News from Regina U Hess …………………………………………….…….…….4

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Why Festival? (About The EUROTAS Festival in Milan)………………….….…….5

14th GRETT Forum in Paris …………………………………………………….….…………6

The 4th Baltic Transpersonal Psychology Conference……………………………….7

Come and climb up The Long Beanstick in Latvia ……………………………..……8

International Transpersonal Conference in Brazil…………………………………..9

 

TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

New International Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy……….………….……….10

Healing – Western & Eastern Shamanic ……………………………………………..…10

News from Slovenia…………………………………………………………………………..11

News from Croatia…………………………………………………………………….….…..11

 

ARTICLES

Every moment is a chance…………………………………………………………….…….12

Memoir Writing as a Transpersonal Practice…………………………….…….……12

A Transpersonal Approach to Violent Death Trauma……………..…………….13

Genital mutilation…………………………………………………………………………….14

 

Letter from the Editor…………………………………………………………..………… 14

 

 

 

 

image004LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

I won’t start this newsletter by telling you how busy your board is, but I could as the ambitious projects we carry on doing, mean more work and much more competency. This time, we met in France and more precisely at my house. Imagine 10 people joined together from different parts of Europe and even America, meeting for one week in my home; working, exchanging, eating and sleeping there! It was a life experience! This is how it is, every time we meet, sharing our lives and energy to co-create the future of our association, which is always continuously evolving.

Three main points I would like to focus on:

–           Voting of the charter of ESTP

–           Creation of a new department under the auspices of Regina Hess

–           The first Transpersonal Festival in Milan in June.

We have voted the charter of ESTP (European Society for Transpersonal Psychotherapy) giving an official existence to this Scientific Transpersonal Society which will play an essential role in our relationships with EAP.

Regina presented us with information about the new department she proposed to create in EUROTAS: EDTTF (EUROTAS Disaster/Trauma Task Force) – A new path to be developed.

Of course, we focused on and want to continue to promote the event that represents our first Transpersonal Festival, with your help, which will be a very special time of sharing and celebration. We are expecting to see you there.

Inside the Transpersonal community, we know the value and pertinence of a Transpersonal Vision, but in the outer world, ordinary daily life and also in academic circles, there is much to do. We need to show up, to say who we are, to explain what it is, in a language that will speak both to a larger audience and the academic world.

This is really the challenge we face today and we need the contributions of each and every one of you.

With dedication,

Bernadette Blin, EUROTAS President

 

 

 

 image006GREETINGS FROM THE EUROTAS OFFICE

The year 2015 has arrived with a lot of transpersonal activities, organized and/or supported by EUROTAS in EUROPE and all over the world. To make it easier for you to choose, I list the most important ones here:

  1. The First Transpersonal Festival in Milan (June 18-21). The EUROTAS General Assembly this year will take place in the frames of this festival – it is planned on June 20.
  2. The 4.th Baltic Transpersonal Conference in Tallin, April 11-12.
  3. The 1st International Conference of Transpersonal Psychology in Indonesia (July 31-August 2), organized by graduate students of Sofia University (http://transpersonalbali.weebly.com/).
  4. The International Transpersonal Conference in Salvador, Brazil (September 4-7).

As well, I would like to remind you about some other important items:

  1. If you are a supervised psychotherapist and would like to be certified by EUROTAS /ESTP, the deadline for sending me the documents for Certification this time is June 8.
  2. If you are certified already and are working as a Transpersonal Supervisor, you can become an approved EUROTAS/ESTP supervisor and can be listed on EUROTAS web. If interested in applying – please contact me.
  3. In March and April we will make some changes to the structure of the EUROTAS web. Please inform me, if the information about you or your organization should be updated or if you have any other questions about our web.
  4. The next Newsletter will be published in July 2015. Our Newsletter is a perfect way to inform others about our activities and to get to know, what is going on in other countries!

Let us be active by explaining what „transpersonal” means and what our values are. There are so many transpersonal orientated people in the world, who have not heard the word „transpersonal”. Let us talk to them!

Yours,

Ingrida

 

 

EXCITING NEWS:

Publication in Process of an Academic Book Bringing more than 25 Authors together in the Transpersonal Field from Around the World

Regina U Hess, Ph.D.

EUROTAS Board of Directors, Co-Founder of EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research and EUROTAS

Disaster/Trauma Task Force

The content of the book draws on the XVI EUROTAS Conference in Crete in 2014 with the theme: Metamorphosis: Dis-Integration, Re-Integration, and Conscious Living and includes authors who presented their work there. However, the book moves beyond solely a publication of conference proceedings, and instead an independent book will be created, weaving articles and chapters together on theoretical/philosophical foundations of Transpersonal Psychology, applications of Transpersonal Practice, and Research. It will include about 25 authors from around the world with diverse academic and professional backgrounds creating a colorful tapestry. It will be a celebration of diversity and unity that presents different approaches, showing common ground, and complementary perspectives from senior experts to novice students in the Transpersonal field.

It was Regina’s idea and goal from the beginning to publish a book based on the historic event when for the first time the international Transpersonal Associations ITA and ATP collaborated with EUROTAS to gather the Transpersonal Community at the conference 2014. Then, synchronicity brought an offer from Cambridge Scholars Publishing (UK) for a book publication. We compiled a book proposal including the abstracts of the contributing authors that has been accepted for publication! At the moment, we are in the process of working on the book manuscript and collecting the final papers of the contributing authors. The Editors of the book are: Regina U Hess, Ph.D. (Germany), Lindy McMullin Ph.D. cand. (Greece), and Marcie Boucouvalas Ph.D.(U.S.). At this point, we do not want to reveal the title of the book – it will be a secret, lifting its veil at a later stage! We will keep you informed.

 

 

WHY A FESTIVAL?

P.L. Lattuada

We believe it is possible to do more, to dare more, to take a step beyond ourselves, to leave our fears, attachments, our own personal goals behind and to donate our truest part to this event. This is the part less interested in our own success or personal gain, or in economic or strategic calculations. It is the part guided by a sense of sharing, unconditional love, interest in the common good, and awareness in belonging to something much greater.

feeding the soul

 

 

The FIRST TRANSPERSONAL FESTIVAL that we are honored to organize for EUROTAS in Milan, also wants to contribute, in a clear and faithful way, to taking a “leap” as a community.

For this reason we have chosen something really new; starting from the location, the setting and the format of presentations, themes and content, as well as attitude required.

Up to now, over 100 presenters, performers and researchers from over 30 countries have registered; many professionals, famous personalities, as well as skillful, smart and motivated young people. Three world renowned keynotes have accepted: Jim Garrison, Graham Hancock and Anaangaaq. Over 20 Milanese centers in partnership, will offer free events throughout the city, during the days of Feeding the Soul-City that will precede the festival from the 15th to 18th of June.

  • A special location for the day of Milan: Centro Magnolia at the Idroscalo
  • A beautiful setting for the three final days: Centre d’Ompio.
  • Prestigious partnerships like the one with Sophia University in Palo Alto and Expo in città, or with innovative enterprises like Ubiquity University.

It is just the beginning! The premises are those of an unforgettable event.

Are you ready to wake up?

Let’s feed the soul.

Let’s gather in community together.

More info and registration: www.feedingthesoul.eu

 

 

 

 

image01014th GRETT FORUM IN PARIS, MARCH 20-22

Whether a professional or not, you are welcome during these three days, to attend lectures, workshops and round table discussions about « Education and The Transpersonal, a way toward the Self ».

Lecturers:

Alain Chevillat, founder of « Terre du Ciel », who devoted himself to highlighting spirituality as the center of human life

Dr Antoniella Verdiani, researcher on Education for peace and non-violence at UNESCO

Stan Rougier, whose whole life as priest and writer has been a practice of Education

Pierre-Yves Albrecht, endeavored to include Philosophy into a concrete search for restoring global health

Dr Patrick Drouot, Physicist and Researcher in Cognitive Sciences and Expanded Consciousness

Dominique Lussan, founder of several organizations binding action and consciousness

Jure Biechonski, Psychologist, preparing for the creation of an International center of Transpersonal

Education

For more information please contact GRETT: contact@grett.fr

 

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     4th Transpersonal Psychology Conference of the Baltic Countries

Creativity and Expanding Human Boundaries

April 11 – 12, 2015

Conference Venue: Hotel Europa, Paadi 5, Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.euroopa.ee)

Organizers

International Transpersonal Association “Whole World”

Estonian Coaching Company “Tervemaailm” Ltd

Transpersonal Center of Archaic Cultures and Traditions (Estonia)

Organizing Committee

Prof. Sergey Strekalov, Ph.D. (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Prof. Jure Biechonski Ph.D. (Estonia),

Ingrida Indane (Latvia), Marius Daugelavičius, Ph.D. (Lithuania), Sergei Osipov (Estonia).

Conference Agenda:

  • The inner and outer boundaries of personality
  • Connection between development of creativity and altered states of mind
  • Modern trends and methods of creativity evolving
  • Sharing experiences, discussions, and practical participation in the program of the Conference

Official languages of the Conference:

Estonian, English, and Russian

For further information and registration please contact:

+372 5 024420, +372 6418888 – sergeiosipov@yahoo.com (for participants from the Baltic countries or EU)

+7 911 216 3563, – lifer2008@gmail.com (for participants from Russia)

www.facebook.com/transpersonalconference           www.wholeworld.ru

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COME AND CLIMB UP THE LONG BEANSTICKimage015

IN LATVIA!

                                  

The annual Transpersonal Summer Festival „GARA PUPA”

(The Long Beanstalk)

Latvia – July 3-7, 2015

In a mysterious place in the countryside near Lake Usma

This year the motto of our festival is: “BEING PRESENT”

 

The main workshops will be organized in 3 directions:

Shamanistic Practices and Vision Quest with Dr. Steven Schmitz (USA); Dr. Regina U Hess (Germany);

Transpersonal in Tango Dance with Matteo Hu, Stefania Fazzone (Italy); Isabella Cremer, Iwan Harlan (Germany), Ginta Schindler, Liene Vesmina (Latvia), Aristide Olivers Hamans (Germany);

Creativity and Improvisation with Julia Melnik (Lithuania), Ingrida Indane, Dana Indane, Liga Platais, Laura Gustovska, Jekabs Nimanis (Latvia) and others.

The novelty is that you are invited to come with your children – we will offer special workshops (biodance, visual art, music and experimental activities) for them!

Languages – Latvian and English

 

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Join us!

Let us celebrate the

presence, spontaneity and creativity of life together!

 

 

More information:

http://www.transpersonal.lv/index.php/lv/8-visas/101-summer-festival-the-long-beanstalk

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BRAZIL

September 4-7, Salvador

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Information about 2 international events of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy

  1. NEW INTERNATIONAL TRAINING IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

The next three years international training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Spiritual Guidance and Transpersonal Breathwork with Drs Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz and Judith Miller, will start in March 2016 and will take place at three different venues – The Black Forest (Germany), at another European venue and the USA.

The training is composed of twelve 5-days modules, which will be offered in spring and fall as 10-day-blocks. The first two modules will take place from March 9th to 19th, 2016 at the seminar house Hollerbuehl (Black Forest/Germany).

Language: German and English with translation.

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org

 

 

  1. HEALING – WESTERN AND EASTERN SHAMANIC VIEWS

Public Symposium and Workshops with the Russian Shaman Valentin Chagdaev

We succeeded in inviting a shaman of Burjatic origin who lives at the Lake Baikal, to Freiburg (Germany)

The International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy hosts its 3rd symposium on HEALING – Western and Eastern Shamanic Views with Valentin Chagdaev who will be a keynote speaker along with other teachers of the Institute. On the second day (Sunday) Valentin will give an all-day long experiential workshop on Shamanic healing.

An exchange between Western psychotherapists, healers and Valentin is envisaged to take place on Monday.

Date: March, 5th to 7th, 2016

Venue: Seminarhaus am Schoenberg, Freiburg (Germany)

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org

 

 

 

 

NEWS FROM SLOVENIA

The recently founded Institute for Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Slovenia is up and running with therapies, study afternoons and supervision meetings. Additionally, there will be two weekend workshops facilitated by experienced Transpersonal Psychotherapists Monica Anthony and Dr. Romana Kress. The workshops are based on the work of Barbara Somers and Ian Gordon-Brown, founders of the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology in London. They will be in English and therefore suitable for international participants. For further information please contact: romana.k.kress@gmail.com

The Masculine and Feminine Within will take place 17 – 18 April 2015 in Ljubljana                                       Cycles and Stages of Life will take place 20 – 21 November 2015 in Ljubljana

 

 

 

NEWS FROM CROATIA

Yoga is one of the best transpersonal therapies that exists. Its healing properties have been consistently image021confirmed for over 5,000 years. The healing benefits of yoga and the other ancient eastern methods are holistic and integral. They affect the whole person, with many physical, mental and spiritual aspects. A transpersonal aspect of yoga philosophy and techniques goes beyond the individual, and furthers the transformation of humanity as a whole.

This summer we are organizing several yoga and Ayurveda workshops, as well as a continuous presentation of different yoga styles and schools each week. In addition to Hatha yoga, Zen yoga, Tantra yoga, Taoist yoga, and others, there is a week of Tai Chi with Chi Gong training as well. The place is the island of Hvar in Croatia, known for its exquisite natural beauty, pine forests, lavender fields and historic towns founded by the ancient Greeks. Our web site for more information   www.yoga-prema.com

Milica Zegarac mili@yoga-prema.com                            

 

 

 

             EVERY MOMENT IS A CHANCE –

To take a deep breath and make a new choice!

Breathwork is a method of spiritual purification, personal development and soul healing. It is a way to increase energy and enhance aliveness, to reduce or eliminate stress, negativity and worry.

Breathwork opens us to higher states of consciousness; it allows us to access the deepest parts of our mentality, soul and heart, and it supports us in developing and expressing our greatest gifts. This process is highly experiential and the wisdom and healing gained comes from each individual’s inner experience. Each person’s breathwork journey is a highly individualized process and no two are ever the same. Some of the states of consciousness reported range from Divine, otherworldly Bliss States to the struggle to be released from negative forces in the psyche. Laughing and crying are common occurrence, as is the life review where one relives or observes their lifetime experiences. Old patterns of dysfunction may be brought to the surface. Addictions are sometimes healed during this process, and feelings of grief, fear, rage and anxiety may be released. After the process, each person creates a Mandala or piece of jewelry, which is an art piece that helps the journeyer begin to integrate the experience to daily life.

Over the last 30 years, the science and art of Breathwork has made its way to the cutting edge of the Human Potential Movement. It has found its place at the foreground of Mind-Body Medicine. Breath Awareness and Conscious Breathing are studied & taught wherever Science and Religion, Consciousness and Spirit or open hearts & minds come together for good. There are countless forms of Breathwork, and many ways to apply it. The Bulgarian Breathwork Association provides wonderful opportunities for those curious about Breathwork and the potential of human mind & body. You can practice & learn as a professional modality or as a process for personal development & transformation. In any case it will change you!

BG Breathwork association

 

 

MEMOIR WRITING AS A TRANSPERSONAL PRACTICE

My recent doctoral research studied the art of memoir writing as a transpersonal practice to facilitate transformation and empowerment. The research was inspired by my own experience as a memoir writer. This qualitative narrative inquiry research study examined the transformative and empowering dynamics of writing a memoir in connection with transcendent and/or pivotal experiences. The study was informed by Maslow’s theory of creativity and metamotivation. The findings contribute to the ongoing knowledge of writing as a transpersonal practice. The results illustrate the many transformative and empowering dynamics of writing a full-length memoir in well-published writers. The experience of writing a memoir offered the participants a chance to review their lives, achieve resolution and redemption, find inner peace, and establish the clarity of mind to move forward in their lives, while viewing their pivotal experience in the context of their entire life.

An excerpt of this study, including the method, results and discussion was published in the 2014 issue of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Note: I am interested in connecting with other individuals and/or researchers who have done work in the area of writing for transformation, and would like to have a discussion on the subject. I am also interested in connecting with others who might be interested in being a part of future studies. Collaborators welcome. I will be at Eurotas 2015 in Milan and we could connect there or via email. I am based in Southern California. Email : diana@dianaraab.com

Diana Raab Ph.D.

 

 

A TRANSPERSONAL APPROACH TO VIOLENT DEATH TRAUMA

When someone loses a loved one to Violent Death Trauma, by homicide, suicide, drug overdose, drunk drive, war, terrorism or sudden death, the grief is complex, often with symptoms of PTSD, shock and extreme emotions. A Transpersonal approach using values of spirituality and creativity can help people not only survive, but learn to live again with meaning and purpose. I have been told by many clients that they find it hard to get the help they need because therapists don’t understand the nature of their trauma—and sometimes re-traumatize them.. In my book, A Grief Like No Other, Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love (Perseus. 2006), I’ve developed a seven stage transpersonal model to help people cope and give therapists understanding and tools to use. The stages are: Telling the story, Discovering the eight qualities of humanity, Building a support network, Learning how to ride the waves of grief, Practicing the three principles of acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude, Generating creativity and Facing the new world of emerging possibilities. I developed these stages after the murder of my son in 1999 and my work with survivors. It’s a model that works because it comes out of deep understanding of the client’s experience and how to help them, rather than re-traumatize them. It’s been used by thousands of clients, therapists, clergy and service providers throughout the world.

image023Kathleen O’Hara, MA LPC is an American Transpersonal psychotherapist living in London. She is a consultant for the US Federal Office for Victims of Crime, has given trainings for support agencies, therapists, clergy in Europe, Canada and the US. She has helped survivors of VDT for the past 15 years and been a therapist for 22years.Please contact her at 44 7713932627 keohara@aol.com www.kathleenohara.com

 


GENITAL MUTILATION: ARE MALES IN THE WEST SUFFERING UNNECESSARILY?

Client: White Caucasian male with presenting problem of erectile dysfunction.

After a few sessions the client discloses a recurring “deep” memory as a child of sitting in the bath with his father and thinking – my penis used to look the same as his, why is this not so now? – and then discounting the thought as unreal because of the obvious visual difference.

When mature the client decides to ask his parents the reason why they had him circumcised. To his surprise and frustration they are either too embarrassed or unable to answer his “perfectly reasonable question”.

His own research reveals that some 88% of males in America are automatically circumcised at birth or within the first year. That the majority of circumcisions’ are performed by male doctors with an especially designed tool that clamps on the penis and literally tears the foreskin away without the use of anaesthetic.

It further reveals that mothers questioned later tell of the “doctor” assuring them that the child will yell only briefly then settle down quietly. Many mothers report that their sons did indeed yell but then went abnormally quiet, some for a considerable amount of time, with accompanying loss of colour to the face as if in a deep shock or “trauma”.

In a later session the client talks again of feelings of unnecessary abuse against his person, as no valid medical reasons appear to exist to substantiate why this “barbaric practice” continues. The exception is in a very small percentage of males where abnormalities of the foreskin may prohibit urinating or normal erection without pain or discomfort.

Have any colleagues had client(s) who have experienced similar circumstances or know of any research on this subject that has been validated?

 

Ian Thorp

<ian@archivepublishing.co.uk>

 

 

 

image025LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Reader,

As I have taken over the editing of the EUROTAS Newsletter, I wish to invite you to send articles and news about your local institutes and associations. The newsletter of EUROTAS keeps you all informed on the latest developments in the Transpersonal Field, so it is a privilege to edit your articles.

For those of you who are not familiar with my background, I am author of ‘A Soul’s Journey – the Essence of a Spiritual Path towards the Transpersonal (Archive Publishing), am certified by EUROTAS as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Supervisor, core team member of EDTR and director and coordinator of the EUROTAS 2014 conference in Crete, hosted by SYNTHESIS the Hellenic Association for Transpersonal Psychology, which closed in January 2015.

I also look forward to receiving news about ongoing research projects in the field of the Transpersonal. I am currently introducing Mindfulness Practice to children and parents at a private Greek school in Athens as well as doing my PhD, so look forward to hearing from you about ongoing projects of interest to the community.

Light Always

Lindy

Lindy McMullin

 

 

No. 74 - 01-12-2014

No. 74 - 01-12-2014

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess.

Newsletter Editor: John Drew

Contents:

1. A Letter from our President, Bernadette Blin

2. The XVI EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

3. The EUROTAS office – Greetings from Ingrida Indane

4. The EUROTAS Board Meeting – Crete, Greece, September 30, 2014 – summary points

5.  EUROTAS Festival in Milan, Italy 18-21 June 2015

6. First Transpersonal Research Colloquium

7. The Council of Elders Meeting in Crete – Tanna Jacubowicz-Mount

8. The Use of Transpersonal Psychology in Police Forces

9. Transpersonal Awakening – An extract

10. From John Rowan

11. The Creation Story of the New Initiative: Disaster/Trauma Task Force

12. Information about International Events of the I.I.B.P.

13. News from Slovenia

14. The Journal of Transpersonal Research

15. Post-doctoral Scholars Program in Transpersonal Research with Rosemarie    Anderson, Ph.D.

16. From Martine Garcin-Fradet

17. Reminder to the Crete Conference presenters

18. A note from the President

19. Last note from the Editor

 

1. A Letter from our President, Bernadette Blin

The conference in Crete was a wonderful EUROTAS event. In this beautiful setting, we had the opportunity to listen to many psychologists and researchers who contribute in a significant way to the transpersonal movement. There were also opportunities to experiment and to discover new approaches, and have new experiences that are flourishing all over the world. The Conference was the result of the cooperation of three main associations, EUROTAS, ITA and ATP. But the biggest part of the work was done by SYNTHESIS. All those involved did amazing and very professional work. We are very grateful to them for their total dedication to the success of this conference.

Regina U Hess, board member of EUROTAS announced at the end of the Conference that a book will be published with the contributions of the presenters. Thanks to her this is an exciting new and positive step.

Meeting our members and sharing ideas with them is also an important part of our conferences. This is the time we can really create contacts and co-create who we are and what we are as a community.

New EUROTAS departments are in gestation, showing our interest in developing the transpersonal vision in many different areas. We need to be creative in a world, which is so fixed in old ways and out of date structures. Tanna Jakubowicz-Mount is working with heart and passion for years to give birth to the “Council of Elders” as a way of transmitting the message of the elders to new generations. This is a very good example of what a motivated individual can do with the support of the EUROTAS community.

The more we progress, the more we see new paths we can follow in education, in business, through the environment and in everyday life

Winter is coming and we are entering the time of Christmas. It is a time of over consumerism in western societies. May we remember to honour and celebrate this special time in a different way.

Let’s enjoy the simple fact of being alive, of having those we love around us and the fortune of having a roof over our heads and food to put on our plate.

May we keep our heart open to those who suffer close to us and everywhere in the world and nourish the interconnection between all our human brothers and sisters.

I wish you a very peaceful and warm time with your friends and family. Why not invite them at a certain point to hold in their hearts the suffering of the world and send a wave of pure love to our planet and its inhabitants?

Bernadette Blin,

EUROTAS President

 

2. The XVl EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014 from Lindy

The XVI Conference in Crete was an opportunity for the transpersonal minded from many different countries to come together and bring light to the special island of Crete.

With the support of participants, presenters, volunteers and those behind the scenes, this conference was a great occasion with thirty five workshops to choose from and a very high standard of diverse lectures and workshops. Our key note speakers were excellent and there was lovely entertainment in the evenings. Our trip to Phaistos was enjoyed by all.   I would like to thank everyone who was able to come, for their support, light and dedication to the transpersonal movement which made it such a joyful occasion in the beautiful surroundings of the Pilot Beach Resort. I hope the conference remains in your hearts and memories.

I would especially like to thank Ingo Jahrsetz when President of EUROTAS for his collaboration in the early stages of preparation He was right to suggest Crete as an ideal place to host for the Conference.  It was an honour for us to host such a successful event for EUROTAS with participants from over thirty three countries.

I hope you will enjoy the videos and pictures on our site www.eurotas2014.com. This will be updated regularly with news about the book to be published about the Conference to include your articles and comments. Please do send me your thoughts.

With much love and light,

Lindy Lydia McMullin

President SYNTHESIS and Conference Director

 

3. The EUROTAS office – Greetings from Ingrida Indane

In our Office the EUROTAS summer passed very fast.  It began with helping in the preparation of our EUROTAS annual Conference and starting the new fiscal year of 2014/2015. Now with winter already on our doorstep, we can evaluate, what kind of harvest we have!   First of all I am impressed by the many small, nice and valuable comments I have received from the participants, about the Conference and the office work.  Thank you for writing them!  In addition, inspired from the Conference, more people have decided to become EUROTAS individual members and have promised to cooperate and to contribute. During the last two months the number of our Individual members has doubled.

We are still working on developing our website and all the documents. It seems to be a never ending process, because more and more new creative proposals arise. Enriching the work of our Association to deal with all of them, the work of our Board and Office must be professional, but also not become too bureaucratic and we would keep in mind transpersonal values to include heart-to heart contact.

Sometimes it seems to me that I am in the middle of the formation of a new kind of office work – a transpersonal one. It is a challenge and a process, that cannot grow without making errors and therefore I would be very glad to hear any ideas from you for more effective transpersonal office work!

Now, during this dark and cold winter time (especially in Northern Europe), I wish you all to protect the lights in your hearts and experience the warmth from your friends and beloved ones! And in this article I would like to send you some small light and love also from the EUROTAS office in Riga!

Yours,

Ingrida Indane

(EUROTAS Executive Director)

 

4. The EUROTAS Board Meeting – Crete, Greece, September 30, 2014 – summary points

EUROTAS membership continues to grow. We now have seven new certified members, several new individual members, and seven new Supervisors have been approved and are on the website. The charter has been written to establish the ESTP (EUROTAS Society for Transpersonal Psychology). The board is working to form an Ethical Committee and develop a European Transpersonal University. Work continues on the Summer Festival in Milan for June 18 to 21, 2015. This will be a large event with many activities (a parade, workshops, lectures, performances, poetry, artwork, story-telling, and theater to mention just some) with many sponsors. The website for the festival is www.feedingthesoul.eu.

Steven Schmitz

 

5.  EUROTAS Festival in Milan, Italy 18-21 June 2015

“Feeding the Soul” in Milan will be the first EUROTAS Festival next year. It is organized by the Om Association for Transpersonal Medicine and Psychology in partnership with the Centro d’Ompio (Italy) and co-sponsored by the Integral Transpersonal Institute of

Milan, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), Ubiquity University (U.S.), and Expo in città.

“Feeding the Soul” intends to open a window on a neglected forgotten side; that of listening, emptiness, silence, inner experience, sharing, compassion and awareness of the sacredness of the living and of spiritual yearning. We intend to bring together the multiple diversity in a community of purpose that transcends divisions and unites through dialogue, creativity, sharing, solidarity, spirituality and renewal. We invite young and old, professors, and professionals, students and artists, secular and religious, musicians and those of all ages to participate in experiential workshops and roundtables, to enjoy events, live performances and art exhibitions in locations scattered throughout the city as well as at the magnificent backdrop of the international convention center surrounded by nature, Centre d’Ompio. For further info please visit: www.feedingthesoul.eu.

With love

Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Ph.D.

www.integraltranspersonal.com

www.biotransenergetica.it

 

6. First Transpersonal Research Colloquium

Gathering Our Research Community Together

June 22-23, 2015, Milan, Italy

The Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2015 follows the EUROTAS Transpersonal Festival in Milan on June 22-23, 2015 at Centro d’Ompio, Italy (www.ompio.org). Co-sponsored by the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research, Integral Transpersonal Institute, and Transpersonal Consultancy, researchers worldwide will engage in dialogue and trainings related to current and emerging research projects on transpersonal, spiritual, and related topics. While the final program will be co-constructed depending on accepted proposals, the program will include topics such as Transpersonal Approaches to Research, Epistemological considerations, studying Therapeutic Interventions, combining Qualitative and Quantitative methods effectively, a Transpersonal Approach to Evidence-based Practice, and Embodied and Art-based Approaches to Research. Time will be provided for networking with other participants and discussions of ongoing research projects, potential collaborations, and impromptu research topics.

Facilitators for the colloquium are Drs. Pier Luigi Lattuada of the Integral Transpersonal Institute (www.integraltranspersonal.com), Rosemarie Anderson of Transpersonal

 

Consultancy (www.transpersonalconsultancy.com) and Professor Emerita at Sofia University, and Giovanna Calabrese and Regina U. Hess representing the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (http://eurotas.org/division-of-transpersonal-research-edtr/). The fee for the 2-day colloquium is 80 Euros for EUROTAS members and 100 Euros for non-members.

Participation in the colloquium will be limited to 40 professional researchers with PhDs, MDs, or doctoral candidates actively engaged in research. To apply for participation, kindly send us the following:

– an abstract of your current research project (200 words in English)

– short bio including research background (100-200 words as needed in English)

– a head-shot photo of you

Following acceptance, email us a document (article or PowerPoint presentation) that describes the research project in detail.

Deadline for Submission of Application: February 1, 2015. Submit your application materials to edtr@eurotas.org. You will receive a response to your application in early March 2015.

 

7. The Council of Elders Meeting in Crete – Tanna Jacubowicz-Mount

Dear Friends, let me present to you the list of those who participated in the Council of Elders:

Lindy McMullin, Judith Miller, Ashok Gangadean, Anne Baring, Zana Marovic, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Marcie Boucouvalas, Stanley Krippner, David Lukoff, Vladimir Maikov, Stuart Sovatsky, Vitor Rodrigues, Tanna Jakubowicz-Mount. 13 of us – a great number!

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your beautiful presence and thoughtful messages. Let me address now those who were present and all Elders of our community and ask all of you to write short messages for a larger circle of people so we can together create the chapter of the book published with conference materials. I believe this is really significant.

We have time until December 10th to send these messages to me: tanna@mandala.waw.pl and I’ll ask Vitor to put them together for the book.

Why did I come back to the XVI EUROTAS Conference with the idea dear to my heart a Council of Elders?  Because I believe we are at crucial point of history and it is a time to engage our love, wisdom and healing powers to planetary action.

Most of us sat in the Council together to ponder a major question: how can we apply our transpersonal vision and experience to the world to contribute to a new spiritual emergence. We were weaving the tapestry of creative visions and ideas.

“We have the responsibility of proposing and thinking creatively about a new humankind” said Vitor Rodrigues.  Do we need to draw more wisdom from ancient indigenous, shamanic cultures, and from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions?  Some of us underlined the unique, pioneering role of transpersonal psychology in integrating spirituality and science and also developing cross-cultural gatherings.  Some of us focused on the need to support indigenous people and to work with children and young people who have the potential for change. There was a lively and enthusiastic discussion which will lead after reflection to a fuller report from the Council of Elders in a chapter of the post- Crete conference book.

With love and appreciation,

Tanna Jakubowicz-Mount

 

8. The Use of Transpersonal Psychology in Police Forces

I’d used to consider such ideas as “police” and “transpersonal psychology” to be incompatible until the last autumn, when Tatiana Maltseva, a beautiful and brave woman appeared at one of my seminars. As it turned out later Tatiana was and still is a Police Lieutenant Colonel, a docent, PhD, a lecturer in one of the leading departmental colleges that train personnel for the higher echelons of the Police Service of our country.

Tatiana showed a big interest in my programme and started to apply the knowledge and skills she got to the dedicated training and personal development of her students.

She was strong enough to venture upon implementing the transpersonal principles and values into such a complex, rigid, but absolutely necessary branch of our society as the police organization. I’m proud and happy to introduce you her short report about the great job she did.

“The conditions of service in the police place serious demands on psychophysical and psychoenergetic stability of people, they also require certain skills to perform in various extraordinary and emergency situations. The level of stresses the police servants undergo as part of their activity is indisputably very high and leads to various psychosomatic disorders and state of neuropsychic disadaptation.

А year work was carried out with the students of departmental college. It was devoted to mastering the transpersonal practices, that offer a wide range of possibilities in overcoming the stress and appear to be a potential backup for mental and personal

enhancement, mental outlook growth and also for the development of creativity and inner integrity.

This work has resulted in the positive influence on the students’ psychophysical state, on their level of mastering the technique of psychophysical regulation and psycho-emotional sphere management, on the development of Consciousness and the reframing of their life philosophy. It also encouraged their outlook broadening, improved their ability for tolerant attitude to life, leveled up their inner self-sufficiency and led to their positive self-acceptance, which effectively influenced the level of their self-esteem and self-actualization.” (Tatiana Maltseva)

Sincerely yours,

Gennady Brevde.

brevde@gmail.com

 

 

9. Transpersonal Awakening – An extract

Why Transpersonal Awakening of our Cultures is of the Highest Priority

It is now clear that Transpersonal Literacy and Intelligence bring us to the Source of all our worldviews, cultures, religions and forms of life.

This Primal Source Field is named differently in our great philosophical, spiritual and religious traditions through the ages.  Whether invoked through Tao, Aum, Yahweh, Allah, Brahman, Sunyata (Emptiness), Christ, God, Spirit or the Foundational Energy Field of all the Sciences… the collective wisdom of our planet through the ages has recognized that this Source Field is the generative Source of our diverse scriptures, worldviews, enlightenment teachings, indeed, of all worldviews, narratives, ideologies, religions and disciplinary forms of life. (…)

Our collective Wisdom is clear that our wide-ranging human dysfunctions, pathologies and forms of violence trace to our pre-Sourced forms of life and cultures.  And our maturation to becoming Whole Persons, living the deep dialogical intelligence of Transpersonal Presence, is the highest form of human activism which gets to the source of wide-ranging crises facing humanity today.  This is why our personal and cultural evolution to the non-violent Dialogic and Transpersonal Intelligence is highest urgency for healing our cultures, our worlds, our personal lives.

Please contact Ashok for the full article

Ashok Gangadean

Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy-Haverford College (USA)

Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute

www.awakeningmind.org

 

10. From John Rowan

The following item might be of interest to EUROTAS newsletter readers.

Recent publications from John Rowan.

‘The transpersonal in individual therapy’ 497-518  in W Dryden & A Reeves (eds) The handbook of individual therapy (6th ed)   London: Sage 2014

‘The transpersonal approach to coaching’ 145-156 in E Cox, T Bachkirove & D Clutterbuck (eds) The complete handbook of coaching (2nd ed)   London: Sage 2014

‘Existential, humanistic and transpersonal therapies and the relational approach’ 40-50   in D Charura & S Paul (eds) The therapeutic relationship handbook: Theory and practice   Maidenhead: The Open University Press 2014

Nice to see the transpersonal approach being recognised in these fields.

Dr John Rowan

Phone: 020 8524 7381

www.johnrowan.org.uk

 

11. The Creation Story of the New Initiative: Disaster/Trauma Task Force

Time and space are no barriers when manifesting the Transpersonal. In the dance of Creation, those who listen, hear the call and answer to it. The idea for a Disaster/Trauma Task Force to be established and become part of EUROTAS, represents a convergence of creative intent, skill, and experience from four co-founders in different parts of the world.

Before the EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Crete in September 2014, Regina U Hess, a German clinical psychologist, mentioned to several friends that she intended to co-found a Disaster/Trauma Task Force, as a result of her near-death-experience in the 2004 Asian tsunami, her exposure to mass destruction, her professional work with trauma survivors, and transcultural applicable disaster/trauma intervention programs, beyond solely Western psychology.

At the conference in Crete, in perfect synchronization, Jacqui Linder, a Canadian trauma psychologist working with victims of human trafficking and interpersonal violence, challenged participants to consider how Transpersonal Psychology might be made more relevant, to survivors of psychological trauma.

In response, Mark Wentworth, a UK based International Trainer and Color Therapist, who has worked with trauma survivors in Nepal and Bangladesh, spontaneously stood up, and recommended the creation of a disaster/trauma taskforce. Marleen De Villiers, a South African Psychologist, Researcher, and Artist presenting at the conference, then

agreed to lend her 20+ years of clinical expertise in trauma to support this initiative. Four people heard and answered the call and are now bringing together their individual experience and skills, to explore the possibilities of creating a future Transpersonal Training Course, in Trauma and PTSD, using a Trans generational and Transcultural Approach. As the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa said, “God wills, man dreams, the work is done”.

Further developments and updates will be shared in the coming months. This is Transpersonal Synchronicity in action.

 

12. Information about International Events of the I.I.B.P.

New International Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy

The next three-years International Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Spiritual Guidance and Transpersonal Breathwork as an Initiatory Tool with Drs Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz  and Judith Miller will start in March 2016, and will take place at three different venues –  The Black Forest (Germany),  Italy or Spain and the USA.

The training is composed of twelve 5-day modules, which will be offered in Spring and Fall as 10 day blocks. The first two modules will take place from March 9th to 19th, 2016 at the seminar house Hollerbuehl (Black Forest/Germany).

Language: German and English with translation.

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.

 

HEALING – Western and Eastern Shamanic Views

Public Symposium and Workshops with the Russian Shaman Valentin Chagdaev

We succeeded in inviting a Shaman of Burjatic origin who lives at the Lake Baikal to Freiburg (Germany).

The I.I.B.P. hosts its 3rd Symposium on HEALING – Western and Eastern Shamanic Views, where Valentin Chagdaev will be a Keynote Speaker along with other teachers from the Institute. On the second day (Sunday) Valentin will give an all-day  experiential workshop on Shamanic Healing.

An exchange between Western Psychotherapists, Healers and Valentin is envisaged to take place on Monday.

Date: March, 5th to 7th, 2016

Venue: Seminarhaus am Schoenberg, Freiburg (Germany)

Further information can be found on our website www.consciousness-exploration.org.

 

13. News from Slovenia

Dear Transpersonal Colleagues,

I am very happy to let you know that for the first time an Institute for Transpersonal Psychotherapy has been founded in Slovenia this autumn. The overall aim of the Institute is to promote the Transpersonal Paradigm in general and to enrich the

growing profession of Psychotherapy in this country through the Transpersonal Perspective. The long term aim of the Institute is to establish a 4-year training programme in Transpersonal Psychotherapy based on the EAP requirements of sound theoretical knowledge, in-depth personal experience and practical work under supervision.

Approaching the Self:     28. – 29. November 2014

The Masculine and Feminine Within: 17 – 18. April 2015

For further information please contact romana.k.kress@gmail.com .

 

14. The Journal of Transpersonal Research

The Journal of Transpersonal Research (JTR) has recently published the first issue of 2014, Volume 6 (1). This is a Special Issue on “Holotropic Breathwork and other Hyperventilation Procedures”. It is the first time that a double-blinded, peer-reviewed journal has dedicated a special issue about this technique. The JTR special issue includes papers by Stan Grof, Lenny Gibson, James Eyerman, Martin Boroson and Iker Puente, among other contributions from different countries, including Russia, Colombia, Chile and Spain. The JTR is also preparing a Special Topic on “Psychedelic Research” for the first issue of 2015.  Call for papers: Journal of Transpersonal Research. Special Topic on “Psychedelic Research.”

We accept original empirical articles, literature reviews, and brief reports dealing with basic and applied topics in the field of Psychedelic Research.

The objective of the Journal of Transpersonal Research is to promote, bring together and disseminate the investigation of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, as well as other subjects related to this field. Authors interested in collaborating with an article, please submit a one page abstract explaining objectives and scope of the paper. It is also possible to send the final paper if it is ready.

Authors may submit abstracts or articles in English and Spanish to:

Calendar:

December 30th 2014: Deadline for the receipt of abstracts or articles.

January 31th 2015: All participants will be informed of acceptance or rejection

April 15st 2015: Deadline for the submission of the final version of the article.

June 2015. Publication of JTR, Vol. 7 (1)

contact@transpersonaljournal.com

 

15. Post-doctoral Scholars Program in Transpersonal Research

with Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D.

The Post-doctoral Scholars Program is an independent two-year training program that brings researchers together online to design and conduct individual research projects on Transpersonal and spiritual topics. Dr. Rosemarie Anderson established the program in

early 2014 to meet the needs of Transpersonal Researchers who emailed her asking for post-doctoral research supervision and advanced training. To date, scholars from Canada, South Africa, and the United States have joined the program to provide interactive feedback online to proposed research designs, learn the spectrum of research methods now available, and create a collaborative research community at the post-doctoral level. The program also includes small group gatherings at International Transpersonal conferences. Five of us recently attended the EUROTAS Crete Conference 2014 (www.eurotas2014.com/en/) to further our collaborations in person, present at the conference, and network with European colleagues.

The program’s mission is to train transpersonal researchers to teach and supervise research at universities and graduate programs around the world. All scholars have completed a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. The program starts up again in January 2015 and is now open to new applicants. See www.transpersonalconsultancy.com for additional details or email Dr. Rosemarie Anderson, Professor Emerita, Sofia University, at rosemarieselma@gmail.com.

 

16. From Martine Garcin-Fradet

Thanks for the opportunity I had to write an article for the “Integral Transpersonal Journal” with the help of Giovanna Calabrese and Regina Hess.

Writing an article about Accompanied Inner Communication for the Integral Transpersonal Journal has been a real challenge. Regina Hess helped me and asked me to rewrite it a few times before it could be accepted.

I was sometimes almost ready to give up! Regina stood firm and Giovanna explained the article was intended for research and I had to strictly follow the APA style.  Being tenacious, I finally managed to present an acceptable article. I can see now how interesting this challenge has been. The rigor I had to show is now available for upcoming papers and books.

Thank you Regina for your help and thank you Giovanna for your explanations and for the opportunity I had to present “Accompanied Inner Communication”, allowing access to the inner voice.

Martine Garcin-Fradet

 

17. Reminder to the Crete Conference presenters

This is just a last reminder that you can still send your contributions for the book to be published about the Crete EUROTAS Conference. As the book will not only be a series of workshop and seminar articles, you may want to write an article about your particular area of expertise within the Transpersonal Field that is connected to the title and of course following the guidelines you have received. Please note that article abstracts sent after the 10 December will not be considered, so you still have some a few days to make your contributions.

Lindy Lydia McMullin

 

18. A note from the President

This newsletter is the last one that John Drew is editing. I want to deeply thank him for his dedication to EUROTAS as an elder of the association, a president for several years and the editor of newsletters from the beginning.

Of course, he will stay with us and still be a member of EUROTAS, but now it’s time for him to to hand over to someone else. This someone is Lindy Mc Mullin who accepted to be the new editor.

A big thank you John from our community because through this publication, you maintained a living connection between all of us.

And welcome to Lindy for the next steps…

 

Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (maximum 300 words for an article, 150 words for an advertisement + a link to more information) to Ingrida – mail@eurotas.org. She will transfer your article to Lindy who will edit it.

Bernadette

 

19. Last note from the Editor

It is now 20 years that I have been involved with EUROTAS and subsequently edited 74 numbers of this current Newsletter. I obtained agreement to develop a website and encouraged EUROTAS to organize an annual Conference through national associations.

It is very satisfying to have made a contribution and now to see the Association taking off along new and exciting paths.  I am leaving to develop my work on global values at Regents University London, wishing Lindy all good fortune and sincere thanks for taking on the task of Editor.

 

As ever

Ave atque vale (hail and farewell!)

Love

John

No. 73 - 29-07-2014

No. 73 - 29-07-2014

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin: Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Gennady Brevde, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina Hess.

Newsletter Editor: John Drew  

 

 

Contents:

1. A Letter from our President, Bernadette Blin

2. The XVI EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

3. The EUROTAS office – Greetings from Ingrida Indane

4. EUROTAS Board meeting June 11and 12 Milan, Steven Schmitz

5. The Integral Transpersonal Journal (ITJ), Pier Luigi Lattuada

6. In Memory of Christina Grof

7. New EUROTAS Web Design

8. The Bulgarian Breathwork Association (BBA)

9. International Institute for Consciousness

10. Stuart Sovatsky new book

11. Margot Borden writes from Bangalore

12. Transpersonal Journey Workshops in Dorset, England

13. A note from the Editor

 

 

1. A Letter from our President, Bernadette Blin

 

SUMMER NEWLETTER 2014

 

I just return from my summer workshop. During one week, people worked on the topic of Rites of Passage in this phase of their life. And once again, I realized how transpersonal psychotherapy is powerful and helps people in solving big issues in their life with – and this is a very important part – an opening to a wider than the little “me” which is the starting point of all suffering.

I deeply believe that Transpersonal Psychotherapy work not only on the individual level but affects the collective too. This is why and how we have a role to play in society and a responsibility for the evolution of our civilization. This is why the topic of the next conference on Metamorphosis, Disintegration, Integration and Conscious Living is so relevant.

EUROTAS as a global community has to think and to act in a direction that can offer new ways, new proposals for our world. The old way of thinking brought humanity to a failure, to a disaster. We can see everywhere around us, in Syria, in Ukraine, in Palestine and Israel and elsewhere how human beings become enemies and attack others in order to defend themselves. And this creates war, death, and despair. And this is what happens when people are driven only by their ego and emotions; they are far away from feeling connected and being part of the same consciousness.

EUROTAS is a small community but we have members from all the continents and we are connected and inhabited by a strong faith and energy of creativity. And we must act like the hummingbird of this native American legend: A gigantic fire consumes a huge forest. All the animals come up to the hills to try escape. They are terrified, watching the forest burning. They all feel overwhelmed and powerless in front of this disaster, except the little hummingbird, which decided to do something. It goes to the nearest pond and takes in his beak some drops of water and drops them on the fire. He goes up and down dropping these drops of water as fast as possible, without stopping. All the animals, much bigger animals, standing helpless tell it “What do you think you can do? You’re too little! You will never stop the fire! Your wings and your beak are too little.” But it doesn’t stop flying back and forth and it answers: “I know, but I’m doing the best I can”.

Even if we’re like the hummingbird in front of the terrible challenges of our times, we, members of the EUROTAS community, can act where we are with the same faith and determination as the hummingbird. The actions are our responsibility even if the result doesn’t depend on us.

The EUROTAS board is making lots of enhancements to our organization. The number of members is constantly growing and we know we have more to do to improve our communication with the “non-transpersonal world”. We’re working on it.

We also established very good connections with other transpersonal associations, like ATP, ITA and ALUBRAT, for example. In Crete, ATP and ITA will be present and have supported this conference. Next year, ALUBRAT (Brazilian Transpersonal Association) and ITA will invite us to support their conference in Brazil. This is good networking that is beneficial for all of us.

I wish you a pleasant, restful summertime and will be happy to meet you in October in Crete.

 

Bernadette Blin

EUROTAS President

 

 

 

2. The XVl EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

CELEBRATING IN CRETE

While the Transpersonal Community prepares to go global, I trust that the EUROTAS community is also making every effort to support the 16th EUROTAS conference in Greece.

Times are changing and the world is in greater need than ever, of the Transpersonal Perspective. This year’s conference is an historic event because for the first time, the Transpersonal Community will gather on the island of Crete to debate, discuss, ponder and seek solutions for the general Disintegration and Integration the world is going through, in its process of Metamorphosis. The first Metamorphosis, however, needs to takes place in the Transpersonal Community itself, as it comes together to raise consciousness, to inform and share knowledge. This abundant privilege to reconnect on the sacred island of Crete, with Mother and Source, and to give service not only to self but others, should be on each and everyone’s mind at present.

As president of SYNTHESIS, I am here to support you but ask that you contact me if you have queries or need support. When we ask, there is always a way to find solutions, and I would like to know the EUROTAS community will make every effort to be a strong and united facet of the larger Transpersonal Diamond. If we wish to become the Psychology of the Future, what better way than to come together in the spirit of Mother/Father Goddess and God on the island of Crete, to truly create a SYNTHESIS that will lead the way to a deeper and greater Metamorphosis in Consciousness!

Registration

http://www.eurotas2014.com/en/registration/presenters-registration

Please fill in your online form, book your accommodation and let us come together in the best possible way we can.

Much Love and Light

Lindy

President SYNTHESIS

Conference Director/ Coordinator

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3. The EUROTAS office – Greetings from Ingrida Indane

 

News from the EUROTAS Office

 

We are happy to inform you that since our previous Conference EUROTAS 2013 in Moldova we have become larger with:

 

Two new organizational members:

1)         Ralph Wilms & Partner – Academy for Transpersonal Coaching from Switzerland;

2)         Bulgarian Breathwork Association from Bulgaria.

 

Two accredited institutes:

1)         Reidman College from Israel;

2)         Chair of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy of Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Russia.

 

Seven Individual members:

 

1)         Ivan Hormann from Italy;

2)         Bertil Johnsson from Sweden;

3)         Maluf (Maalouf) Shireen, Ph.D from Lebanon, Beirut;

4)         Kim Maree from USA;

5)         Urs Rüegg from Switzerland;

6)         Sikora Katazyna from UK;

7)         Wentworth Mark from Portugal.

 

Six Professional members (Certified in 2013/2014):

1)         Ineta Kona from Latvia;

2)         Biserka Šprah from Croatia;

3)         Karin Wortelkamp from Germany;

4)         Maria Sideri from Spain;

5)         Andrei Popov from Estonia;

6)         Christiane Elisabeth Jahrsetz from Germany;

7)         Regina Hess from Germany;

8)         Christer Claus from Sweden.

 

You can find information about all our members on our web www.eurotas.org

As well, since June 2014 we have a new web design and new, professional and creative webmaster – Oleg Coshevoi from Moldova, who created the new design for our web and inserts all the current information. In the process of transforming data from the old web something can be lost, therefore, please, let me know, if any corrections or updating of your membership information is needed.

Please inform us also about your transpersonal ideas or proposals for cooperation. We are here to help you as only together we are able to develop a strong and professional transpersonal society!

 

With warmest greetings, yours,

Ingrida Indane

(EUROTAS Executive Director)

mail@eurotas.org

artterapija@gmail.com

Mob. 00371 29528591

 

 

 

4. EUROTAS Board meeting June 11and 12 Milan

 

Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in Milan, Italy – June 11 & 12 2014

 

The board of directors met at the school of Pier Luigi Lattuada in Milan, Italy. Board members present were: Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Steven Schmitz, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Sole, Vladimir Maykov, Lyudmila Scortesca, Regina Hess, and Giovanna Calabrese. Apologies for absence; Gennady Brevde.

The ECCA approved three more professional members. The board is continuing work on the new department, the EUROTAS Society for Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ESTP), to provide resources for the professional psychotherapists. This support will include professional supervision, professional trainings, a professional ethics code, and criteria for transpersonal psychotherapeutic methodologies.

The EUROTAS board members worked on several issues: (1) The board is continuing its work on the Twinning Project (collaborative connections between various transpersonal educational institutes throughout Europe); (2) Jure Biechonski is working on a business plan for an European Transpersonal University; (3) Pier Luigi Lattuada and Jure Biechonski will work on transpersonal modules for European countries that want and do not currently have resources to offer transpersonal classes; (4) Lyudmila Scortesca presented the new and updated look for the EUROTAS website; (5) The board discussed writing a History of EUROTAS; (6) Jaume Mestres and Steven Schmitz are working on a marketing plan for EUROTAS; (7) Pier Luigi Lattuada presented ideas for the 2015 EUROTAS Summer Festival, “Food for the Soul,” that will take place June 18-21, in Milan, Italy; (8) The board continues to organize the 2014 EUROTAS Conference for Crete, Greece, October 1-5. This year there will be a new addition with the board staffing an EUROTAS information table for attendees to meet the board members and to discuss EUROTAS and transpersonal issues. This conference will be an exciting event – check our website, www.eurotas2014.com, for more information and registration.

Steven Schmitz (EUROTAS Board Secretary)

 

 

 

5. The Integral Transpersonal Journal (ITJ)

 

Integral Transpersonal Journal: last issue is now available.

The editorial board is glad to share with all EUROTAS members the words of the three key note speakers at the last EUROTAS meeting in Moldova. It is very important that even those who could not attend the meeting can “hear” the words from Steven Schmitz, Jim Garrison and Serge Beddington-Behrens. Each one of them, speaking in their own particular and personal way, tells us how the transpersonal view can be applied at a social level. Serge Beddington-Behrens speaks as a spiritual activist, Jim Garrison brings a transpersonal perspective in education with his Ubiquity University project and Steven Schmitz shares his experience of how spiritual and cultural events influenced his professional life. There is also a very interesting paper by Vitor Rodrigues speaking about new possible evolution of transpersonal psychotherapy, raising interesting topics for future area of research and discussion.

All these papers reflect the spirit of the journal, open to every kind of contribution, aiming to stimulate the discussion in the big community of EUROTAS and even further.

There are also three interesting papers from Ines Testoni (et al,), Vincent Laudiat and Martine Garcin-Fradet, on clinical studies, in which three different possible applications of therapeutic approaches are described.

We hope that these three examples will stimulate other therapists to consider their practice with a research attitude, so that transpersonal psychotherapy can build stronger foundations.

The editorial board, acknowledging a request by the EUROTAS board, announces that from the next issue papers written by students will be considered for publication for clinical or research studies, following the editorial rules that can be found in the authors’ instruction section.

You can read the last issue at the website below:

http://www.integraltranspersonal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=291&Itemid=744&lang=en

 

 

 

Dear EUROTAS members,

 

We kindly ask you to send your feedback and, if interested, articles to be published.

 

You can subscribe to link below to download previous issues

http://www.integraltranspersonal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164&Itemid=616&lang=en

 

Subscribe and send a mail to info@integraltranspersonal.com to be authorized to access.

 

With love

Pier Luigi

 

Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Ph.D.

www.integraltranspersonal.com

www.biotransenergetica.it

http://www.integraltranspersonal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164&Itemid=616&lang=en

Subscribe and send a mail to info@integraltranspersonal.com to be authorized to access.

 

 

 

 

 

6. In Memory of Christina Grof

I received the sad message from Stan two weeks ago, that Christina Grof passed away during the night of Saturday/Sunday, June 14/15 in her sleep.

For Stan and Christina, her death didn’t come unexpectedly. It ended a long path of suffering from a severe disease.

I know Christina as one of the great ladies of Transpersonal Psychology and Western Spirituality. She was a teacher for me and a model in courage when she talked about “spiritual crises “out of her own experience.

Christina developed the concept of „spiritual emergency / emergence“ which means the transformation of anxiety and deep confusion to the clarity and trust of mystics and the opening of the „big heart“, which has the capacity to heal the suffering in the world. Christina founded the „Spiritual Emergence Network“(SEN), she co-authored many books together with her husband Stan, among them the „Stormy Search for the Self“. Her last book came out one week before her death: The Eggshell Landing: Love, Death and Forgiveness in Hawaii. Honolulu in Hawaii was the place where Christina grew up, and where she finally gave birth to her two children.

In my experience Christina’s life was centrally focused on the transformation of deep suffering to creativity, the limitless awareness of God, and love. She had the ability to convert straw into gold.

Christina went through many deep crises of her body and soul. Her relationship with Stan was for both of them a challenge and an opportunity, and a fulfillment to understand what unconditional love means. Together, they were both co-adventurers, soul-companions and everyday life partners. Christina was Stan’s critic and care-taker at the same time.

I met Christina first at Esalen in the middle of the 1980’s; throughout the years, she was always present for me through her open-heartedness and authenticity at many conferences and transpersonal events. Christina’s influence on transpersonal psychology often came from the back-stage and included teachings on groundedness, female power, and honesty.

Stan’s and her visits to Freiburg / Germany were for me, highlights of my life. I am very grateful for Christina and Stan’s friendship, and I feel very sad

Freiburg / Germany July 3rd

Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

 

 

 

 

7. New EUROTAS Web Design

 

Since June 2014 we have a new web design and a new, professional and creative webmaster – Oleg Coshevoi from Moldova, who created the new design for our web and inserts all the current information.

In the process of transforming data from the old web something can be lost, therefore, please, let us know, if any corrections or updating of your membership information is needed.

 

 

 

8. The Bulgarian Breathwork Association (BBA)

 

New EUROTAS Organization member – Bulgarian Breathwork Association (BBA)

 

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness.” -Thich Nhat Hanh.

Bulgarian Breathwork Association (BBA) is an NGO that improves the quality of human life. Its role is to support and facilitate the development of Breathwork standards and practice. Breathwork is one of the most powerful transformative tools we have to access our essential nature and develop our true potential. The use of Conscious Breathing supports us to free ourselves from the unhealthy hold that some past events have on our lives.

BBA provides a wonderful opportunity for those curious about Breathwork as a professional modality and as a process for personal development and transformation.

Our goal is: to give people chance for self-development , to give maximum information about breathwork practice in Bulgarian language – we want to promote as many as possible breathing techniques, professional breathworkers, information, opportunities and materials, conduct seminars and trainings for breathworkers.We are also partners with the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA).

 

What is Breathwork?

Breathwork is a powerful transformative process that supports us to clear unresolved issues, dissolve limiting decisions, freeing ourselves from the unhealthy attachment to past events, allowing us to access our essential nature. Breathwork guides the unfolding of our full potential, generating a feeling of aliveness and sense of inspiration as we move towards fulfilling our dreams. Breathwork is the practice of clearing blockages in the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies through undertaking a simple and yet highly effective breathing pattern. There are numerous forms of breathwork such as SOURCE Process Breathwork, Conscious Connected Breathing, Rebirthing, Holotropic Breathing, Transformational Breathing, Pranayama of the Yoga tradition, WoodRose breathwork and so on.

 

Darina Gadzhurova, president of BBA

 

Българска Асоциация за Работа с Дъха /БАРД/

Bulgarian Breathwork Association /BBA/

Email: bulgarian.breathwork.a@gmail.com

Website: www.bulgarianbreathworkassociation.com

 

 

9 . International Institute for Consciousness

 

Dr Ingo Jahrsetz and Dr Judith Miller of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy offer in July/August 2014 in Israel and in August 2014 in China.

 

The Individual, the Collective, the Eternal

Retreat from July 27th to August 1st, 2014 in the peace village Neve Shalom /

Wahat al Salam (Israel) and

Public Symposium on August 3rd, 2014 in Jerusalem.

Please find more information on this event offered by Dr Ingo Jahrsetz and Dr Judith

Miller on www.consciousness-exploration.org

Introduction in Holotropic Breathwork and the Work with Altered States of

Consciousness from August, 10th to 16th, 2014 in China

Dr Ingo Jahrsetz (Germany) and Dr Judith Miller (USA) offer a 1-week introduction in

Holotropic Breathwork™ and work with altered states of consciousness.

As there are still some vacancies you are invited to contact us if you would like to

take part in this exciting event.

Costs: 1000 EUR (500 EUR as a special price for students just graduated, teachers

and counsellors).

Tel. +49-(0)761 – 47 58 46, mail@consciousness-exporation.org

You will find more information on www.consciousness-exploration.org

 

 

 

10. Stuart Sovatsky new book

 

Please inquire to receive a review copy

 

Advanced Spiritual Intimacy

Stuart Sovatsky

May 29, 2014

For Yoga Teachers, Tantra Scholars, Couples, Therapists

Stuart Sovatsky’s well-researched and experimentally validated teachings, shared in his Advanced Spiritual Intimacy, will surely be a great resource for empowering married couples around the world to find true spiritual happiness, as well as helping contemporary yogis and yoginis actually achieve the exalted goals of yogic adepts of ancient times.

Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University, Author of Inner Revolution, Infinite Life, and Love Your Enemies

“Reveals tantra’s most central and powerful aspect: converting sexual energy into a higher, consciousness-altering vitality. Must read for all who aspire to a spiritual way of life and are wondering just where sex fits in….Stuart Sovatsky’s vast knowledge and four decades of practice of Tantra-Yoga and his lifelong work as a relationship therapist is a perfect combination for his book entitled Advanced Spiritual Intimacy. Stuart takes us on journey into the tantric depths of inner marriage and outer marriage where the ever lifting “up” exists for all of us! The Divine speaks through Stuart and tells us a story of a language that is much older than words, and the practices drip an essence that is clearly from a place of Great Knowing. Advanced Spiritual Intimacy is sure to uplift all who read it.”

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., Author of The Yoga Tradition

Brenda Feuerstein, Director of Traditional Yoga Studies and the Georg Feuerstein Inner Freedom Project

“Advanced Spiritual Intimacy is an excellent book that will help couples and individuals to grow and master themselves.”

Frédéric Luskin, Ph.D., author of Forgive for Good and Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects.

 

 

11. Margot Borden writes from Bangalore

Dear Colleagues, Clients and Friends,

 

Greetings from Bangalore. India is wonderful and I’m feeling fully alive, joyous and inspired to be here. In this fast-changing society, some people are getting swept up in the wave of materialism, yet others are struggling to put rice on their plates. Some people are riding the wave of development and yet keeping their feet firmly rooted in the spiritual and cultural traditions, yet others attempt to leave tradition behind and replace Krishna with KFC. Who is right? I mean, faced with the sense of confinement one can feel from tradition, it is understandable that some people choose to try to delete it from their lives and yet, opting for consumerism, while it might feed the desires for a short while, will undoubtedly bring the rebels back to the philosophical drawing board at some point. Perhaps some of us are seeking to integrate the values and wisdom from our traditions while facing the challenges and the marketplace of the modern world. Integral Psychology aims to do just that. Integrating Eastern mystical worldview and Western pragmatism, what is unique about it is the way it addresses human experience and potential from a multi-dimensional perspective: body, mind, soul, spirit, nature and society. This month, I’d like to share with you a webinar on Integral Psychology that will help you to understand this approach: Who seeks Integral Psychotherapy? What issues can one bring? What can one expect? How does online therapy work? And more… To view the webinar, please click on the link: http://margotbordenpsychotherapy.com/

I hope you enjoy this video and my periodic emails and webinars. If you do, please share them with your entourage. Feel free to write me back to book an appointment or with any questions you’d like addressed in future emails. I would be happy to hear from you.

Love,

Margot

 

12. Transpersonal Journey Workshops in Dorset, England

A Journey of the Soul

Transpersonal Workshops

For information phone +001258 450404

Now at this beautiful setting in Dorset   www.alchemycentre.co.uk

Approaching the Self.

The first in the series of workshops is taking place on July 25/26/27 and again

in September on 19/20/21.

 

The Masculine & Feminine Within.

 

The second in the series of workshops is taking place on September 26/27/28 for people who were able to participate in the July weekend above or who have previously experienced workshop 1 with Ian Thorp or elsewhere.

 

Transpersonal workshops:

 

These workshops offer people seeking personal growth the chance to explore their own inner worlds; gain insight into their unconscious patterns; work towards freedom from the control of those patterns, and thus find more meaning in their lives. They are an ideal introduction to the transpersonal approach; no previous experience of this work is required.

Ian has been facilitating and teaching experiential days in Britain and Ireland since 1994. He works transpersonally with extensive knowledge of working at soul level.

 

www.archivepublishing.co.uk

 

Our mailing address is:

Archive Publishing/The Alchemy Centre

West Barn

Wimborne Road

BLANDFORD FORUM, Dorset DT11 9HN

United Kingdom

 

 

13. A note from the Editor

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues

 

I look forward to seeing you in Crete. The Programme is outstanding and you may still be able to come but hurry as the planes are nearly full and accommodation is getting busy!

 

Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the

transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (maximum 300 words for an

article, 150 words for an advertisement + a link to more information) I will be happy to edit

the English so do not spend too much time on that, but do say what you want to say briefly!

Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org

Thank you and with best wishes

As ever

John

No. 72 - 01-04-2014

No. 72 - 01-04-2014

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin: Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Gennady Brevde, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina Hess.

Newsletter Editor: John Drew

 

 

Contents:

1. A Letter from our President

2. The XVI EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

3. Urgent Note from Lindy. Book flights and hotel for Crete NOW!

4. The EUROTAS office – Greetings from Ingrida

5. EUROTAS Board meeting February 2014

6. Steven Schmitz and the Global Transpersonal Symposium

7. Journal of Transpersonal Research

8. Baltic Countries Third Transpersonal Conference

9. Summer Retreat with Ingo and Judith

10. Feeding the Soul; Milan Transpersonal Festival 2015; Pier Luigi

11. Beata Bishop’s Latest Book

12. John Rowan Master class

13. Connie Miller in Greece and Indonesia

14.  Atlantic and the Gods of Ancient Greece Tour

15. Revitalise the feminine Energy of Kashmir

16. Wrekin Trust News

17. Yarning Circles

18. Margot Borden

19. Note from the Editor

 

 

1. A Letter from our President

 

Dear Friends

 

It’s almost springtime as I write this from Provence in the South of France at a beautiful workshop centre in the hills above the famous Saint Tropez.

Vineyards, olive trees and blossoming and perfumed mimosas surround me. This is a very inspiring place!

Just one month ago the EUROTAS board had a memorable time in California. For the first time, we moved to the USA for our board and ECCA meetings: 4 full, busy and very effective days. I think we made major steps for EUROTAS and decided new projects and new developments of previous projects.

We worked intensively on the different projects that were discussed at the general assembly in September in Moldova.

The board officially agreed the creation of the new department of crucial importance in our way to become member of EAP. This will be the EUROTAS Society for Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ESTP). The official members will be the professional members of EUROTAS who are EUROTAS Certificate of Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ECTP) holders. We’re now working on the concretization of this structure.

Two of our new board members (Giovanna and Regina) did a great job by auditing all our documents and processes and this has been a good starting point for a review of our printed documents which will be done within the next months.

We have certified 3 transpersonal psychotherapists (or professional members): Christiane Jahrestz (Germany), Kati Wortelkamp (Germany) and Andrei Popov (Estonia).

We welcomed a new organizational member: Ralph Wilms & Partner –  The Academy for Transpersonal Coaching from Switzerland.

During this week in California, we participated to an amazing event well organized by our very committed Secretary, Steven Schmitz. He did incredible work by gathering people from ATP, ITA and EUROTAS for a one-day Symposium at Sofia University in Palo Alto. Stan Grof and James Fadiman were the keynote speakers plus 3 panels and more than 15 presenters including your board members. It was a memorable day.

EUROTAS is a community and this community is growing and attracting people from all over the world. We all know that the transpersonal vision is of major importance for the future of humanity. We all know that the transpersonal vision is of major importance for the future of humanity, but at the same time, in some countries it is not fully understood and evaluated yet.This is our job and our task to help people around us to know more about what the Transpersonal is and how serious and innovative it is.

That’s why we need to develop our association and get more organizations and individual members as well so that we can reach the famous critical mass that  enable the necessary changes the planet needs in order to survive.  Each one of us should be an ambassador in his country and professional field.

We also want to support as much as possible the Greek team that is organizing the next conference in Crete in October. For the first time, the 3 main Transpersonal associations are collaborating together to create a unique event and we hope to see you all there.

Please, forward the information in this Newsletter about the Crete Meeting to help us to make a great event that will make the transpersonal more visible and real.

We need you to build and develop the transpersonal movement and we are  open to listen to your requests or suggestions.

May light and wisdom inspire all our actions.

Bernadette Blin

EUROTAS president

Cogolin, March, 2014

 

 

 

2. The XVl EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS NOW FOR THE XVI EUROTAS CONFERENCE IN CRETE

Please REGISTER for the CONFERENCE at www.eurotas2014.com and BOOK YOUR HOTEL BY 15th APRIL.

We cordially invite you to participate in the XVIEUROTAS CONFERENCE in collaboration with the ATP (Association for Transpersonal Psychology) and the ITA (International Transpersonal Association). This event will take place at the Pilot Beach Resort, Georgioupolis on the island of Crete in Greece from 1st to 5th October 2014. Flights to Crete are filling up as the best time to visit Crete is in September and October, so make sure that you book your flights for the conference now and register for this historic event.

The theme for the conference is Metamorphosis: Disintegration, Integration, Conscious Living. At the core of our transpersonal vision lies the idea of metamorphosis, the ability of individuals, cultures, and organizations to transcend the limited sphere of mind associated with the ego, and to live in ways that incorporate a richer and more interconnected consciousness. Metamorphosis teaches us of the progression through disintegration to reintegration, a lesson of immense importance in our day as systems collapse globally. Transpersonal Psychology brings together the profound lessons from mythic and mystical systems of thought with the rigor of psychological science to address these issues, and we have top key note speakers and excellent workshops and lectures.

SYNTHESIS, the Greek Association is busy planning the conference which will officially begin on the 1st of October with speeches and a very powerful connection ritual with Ancient Greek Music and Myth. We will enter the space of the Ancient World, to walk through a tunnel in silence to the beach where fire, water, mountain and air await us. We set in motion the ancient ritual calling for protection and guidance, becoming attributes of the gods and goddesses ourselves.

Thursday morning join the prayer circle on the beach, or balance body, mind and soul in yoga practice or enter the stillness of meditation outside, with the birds singing and the calm stillness of a Cretan Dawn. Every day the program will consist of two Key Note speakers and a panel discussion in the morning, and seven workshops running simultaneously in the afternoon in two blocks. This is a conference that will address the crucial issues of METAMORPHOSIS, the process of disintegration, integration and conscious living. The conference has been so designed as to balance the feminine and masculine and to bring the spirit of the Transpersonal to the land and its peoples.

Pre conferences begin on the 27th and 28th of September, on the 29th & 30th. Post conferences are on the 6th and 6th & 7th of October. Our evening entertainment during this period will include a Cretan night with traditional dancing, the Soul of Europe, where you can perform something traditional to represent your country, Natural World Rituals and most of all, the sense of walking into the Mythos of Crete, greeting the divine Feminine and Masculine and experiencing the Transpersonal Perspective.

 

REGISTER NOW AT www.eurotas2014.com

 

With warm greetings,

 

Lindy

 

Lindy McMullin – President

& SYNTHESIS Conference Committee

 

 

3. Urgent Note from Lindy. Book flights and hotel for Crete   

                                       NOW!

 

Brave organizers like Ingrida and Lydmilla tell me that very often EUROTAS participants wait till the last minute to reserve their flights and places. In Greece we have an extraordinary situation that requires extraordinary strategies
Hotel accommodation needs to be booked by the 1st of May. No rooms will be available after this date.

 

 

As Greece’s economy is reliant on TOURISM, hotel bookings need to be done in advance. Please let your local members know they need to book accommodation now. It is a wonderful award winning hotel!

 

Love and light

As always

Lindy

 

 

 

4. The EUROTAS office –  Greetings from Ingrida

 

Greetings from the EUROTAS office!

I am glad to tell you, that the work in EUROTAS office is becoming more and more active.  The interest about EUROTAS and it’s activities is growing, I receive e-mails from the whole world and do my best to answer all of them or transfer them to people, who are more competent to deal with them.

 

Please feel free to contact me if:

–          You have any questions regarding your current EUROTAS membership;

–          You are not a member yet, but would like to join our community;

–          You are a transpersonal psychotherapist and would like to apply for EUROTAS certification;

–          Your education Institute works in a transpersonal direction and would like to apply for EUROTAS accreditation;

–          You have any international project proposals for our transpersonal community;

–          You would like to cooperate with or join any EUROTAS department;

–          You have any ideas or how to develop our organization.

The international cooperation is our greatest asset – let us use it for developing new ideas in transpersonal psychotherapy, education, science, arts, philosophy and other directions!

 

With Love,

Ingrida Indane

(EUROTAS Executive Director)

mail@eurotas.org

artterapija@gmail.com

mob. 00371 29528591

 

 

5.  EUROTAS Board meeting February 2014

 

Steven Schmitz writes:  I am sending you the Summary of the last EUROTAS Board meeting that was at my home. That was such a fun and joyful event. It was delightful to have the board members at my home. I am very happy I offered that as a suggestion.

 

The people here at the symposium also really appreciated meeting the wonderful people from the EUROTAS and ITA board and were glad to have the opportunity to meet and talk with them. I still am amazed and pleased that this international transpersonal event happened.

 

Vladimir Maykov brought quality equipment and recorded the entire event. Enjoy.

Board meeting February 2014

 

There were three panels at Sofia – here is the education panel.

Photograph by Arielle Rames, from Sofia Univerity (USA)

 

 

Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in San Ramon, California, USA

February 5 & 6, 2014

 

The board of directors met at the home of Steven Schmitz in San Ramon, California, USA. Board members present were: Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Steven Schmitz, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Sole, Vladimir Maykov, Regina Hess, and Giovanna Calabrese. Gennady Brevde and Lyudmila Scortesca were absent.

 

The EUROTAS website now has 59 Professional members from 19 countries listed with their contact information as a resource for people seeking psychotherapeutic help. These professional members are also EUROTAS Certified Transpersonal Psychotherapists. Our association continues to grow.

 

The board members worked on several issues: (1) Regina Hess and Jure Biechonski will develop criteria for online psychotherapy supervisors as a resource provided by EUROTAS; (2) Jure Biechonski will develop the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Education (EDTE) as a resource for people wanting to develop a transpersonal institute in Europe; (3) the charter for the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR) was reviewed and approved; (4) Pier Luigi will organize an EUROTAS Summer Festival in Milan for June, 2015, in place of the annual conference; (4) the EUROTAS Society for Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ESTP)  will have different sections of transpersonal training programs starting with Transpersonal Breathwork supported by Vladimir Maykov, Bernadette Blin, and Ingo Jahrsetz; (5) we discussed ideas with Lindy McMullin over Skype about how to support Synthesis and the next EUROTAS Conference that will be in Crete, Greece, from October 1 to 5; (6) Jaume Mestres is now the new head of EUROTAS Transpersonal Media Marketing (ETMM) with help from Steven Schmitz and Regina Hess; (7) we discussed a new look for the EUROTAS website developed by Lyudmila Scortesca and her team; and (8) Steven Schmitz presented about the 2014 Global Transpersonal Symposium (California, USA) that was the first of several collaborative efforts between EUROTAS, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), and the International Transpersonal Association (ITA).

 

 

 

6. Steven Schmitz and the Global Transpersonal Symposium

 

I think this will be interesting news for the EUROTAS Community.

 

2014 Global Transpersonal Symposium

On February 8, 2014, the first of the collaborative efforts of EUROTAS, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), and the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) took place. This was the 2014 Global Transpersonal Symposium that was held at Sofia University in California, USA, a member organization of EUROTAS.

The Global Transpersonal Symposium had Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D., and James Fadiman, Ph.D., as keynote speakers. Three panels were arranged from the EUROTAS, ATP, and ITA board members to speak on transpersonal research, education, and practice.

The symposium was organized because the EUROTAS board was in California. Dr. Steven Schmitz, the EUROTAS Board Secretary, had invited the EUROTAS board to California to hold the February board meeting at his home. This seemed like a unique opportunity for international networking and sharing of the transpersonal work happening in different parts of the world.

 

Dr. Schmitz has always (since 2006 in Freiburg) enjoyed the warm, friendly atmosphere, as well as the scholarly exchange at the EUROTAS Conferences he has attended. He was happy to hear from the attendees of this event they felt that same warmth and stimulating dialogue. The attendees were appreciative of the opportunity to meet and talk with the international and local transpersonal psychologists who were at this event.

For those who were unable to attend the event, you can view the symposium with the following YouTube links:

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Many thanks to Dr. Vladimir Maykov, for the excellent recording of this event.

Love,

Steven

 

 

7. Journal of Transpersonal Research

 

Romano writes:

 

Journal of Transpersonal Research

Special Issue on Holotropic Breathwork: Theory, research and Practice

 

Journal of Transpersonal Research (JTR) is an internationally peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes papers in English and Spanish in all areas relevant to transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy as well as other subjects related to this field. It publishes biannually both in print and electronic versions in Summer and Winter.

 

The journal emphasizes the evidence-based investigations and relevant theoretical works. It is committed to advance knowledge and provide scientific evidence on transpersonal studies for the development of humankind. Journal of Transpersonal Research welcomes contributions from all areas of transpersonal psychology and allied disciplines under a transpersonal framework such as medicine, education, philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, biology, social work, nursing, sociology, ecology, arts and public health.

 

This time the Journal of Transpersonal Research is preparing a Special Issue on Holotropic Breathwork and another hyperventilation techniques for the Volume 6, Issue 1, 2014 to be published in Summer.

 

Second issue for 2014, Volume 6, Issue 2 to be published in Winter will have a Special Topic Section. Information about such topic will be released in JTR website after few months.

We hope readers enjoy it.

Warm regards,

 

JTR Editorial Team

www.transpersonaljournal.com

https://www.facebook.com/journaltranspersonalresearch?fref=ts

 

 

8. Baltic Countries Third Transpersonal Conference

 

3rd Transpersonal Psychology Conference of the Baltic Countries
Human Reality – Structure and Possibilities, April 19-20, 2014

 

Conference venue: City Gate hotel, Bazilijonų str. 3, Vilnius

 

Organizers:
WholeWorld International Transpersonal Association
Visas Pasaulis Manyje Lithuanian Transpersonal Association

Organizing committee: Prof. Sergey Strekalov, Ph.D. (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Marius Daugelavičius, Ph.D. (Lithuania), Ingrida Indane  (Latvia), Prof. Jure Biechonski, Ph.D. (Estonia).
Conference agenda:

 

Reality in which each human being lives.

Congruence of human being’s and society’s realities.

Modern methods enabling  the development of new human capabilities.

Sharing experiences, discussions, and practical participation in the program of the Conference.

 

Official languages of the Conference:
Lithuanian, English, and Russian

For further information and registration please contact:

+370 659 18242 info@psichologas.eu (for participants from the Baltic countries)

+7 911 216 3563 lifer2008@gmail.com (for participants from Russia)

www.transpersonal.lt

 

 

 

9. Summer Retreat with Ingo and Judith

Summer Retreat from July 27th to August 1st, 2014 and Symposium on August 3rd, 2014

Dr Ingo Jahrsetz (Germany) and Dr Judith Miller, an American Jew, are psychotherapists with transpersonal orientation. They have been co-leading retreats in Germany for many years which incorporate personal sharing, meditation, Transpersonal Breathwork, and Systemic Constellations.

The retreat will provide Israelis, Germans, other Europeans, and North-Americans the opportunity to engage together in consciousness-work for the purpose of healing the hidden wounds of the second and third generation after the Holocaust that are still being played out in various ways.

The symposium will share the findings of the project carried out in Germany which offer a potential new model for peace work world-wide.

Place: Pluralistic Spiritual Community Center – Kibbutz Neve Shalom (Retreat) and Hebrew University Jerusalem (Symposium)

Costs: 500 EUR / 700 USD / 2400 NIS (Retreat excl. room + board) – Symposium free

www.consciousness-exploration.org

 

 

10. Feeding the Soul; Milan Transpersonal Festival, 2015.

 

Feeding the Soul

Dear Transpersonal friends, doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapist, psychologist, counselors, educators, anthropologist, philosophers, artists (musicians , dancers, actors, painters, writhers, directors, poets, photographers, sculptors, etc.), scientists, researchers, architects, biologists, artisans, and so, you are invited in Greece to the next EUROTAS Conference http://www.eurotas2014.com/en/ to share our works, dreams and ideas. We wants let the human kind to know that we are alive and full of good energy to better our world.  During the conference we will have the chance to set up our further step, the First EUROTAS Transpersonal Festival that we’ll be held in Milan on July 2015.

“Feeding the Planet” is the title of the 2015 Expo edition, the universal exposition, which will take place in Milan from May to October 2015.

EUROTAS through this first edition of the Milan Transpersonal Festival titled “Feeding the Soul” wishes to open a window on the “forgotten side”, the aspect of listening, void, silence, of inner experience, and of awareness, states of consciousness, of the primordial forces of nature, of the sacredness of the living and of the spiritual yearning that animates all its expressions.

The middle part of the festival, from the 18th to the 21st of June 2015, will see the participation of professionals of helping relationships (doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, etc.) side by side with the depositaries of spiritual traditions (shamans, monks, ministers), anthropologists, philosophers, sociologists, journalists, artists of various nature (theatre, cinema, dance, figurative arts) and musicians.

Round tables, reports, workshops, reviews, exhibitions and performances will share as a common element the different expressions of the human soul which identify in the Culture of Sharing, compassion and dialogue, between science and religion, ancient and modern traditions, pre-moral and moral, rational and ecstatic, atheist and religious, oriental and western, confessional and un-denominational.

Events open to the general public throughout the city will characterize the entire week previous to the four final days.

Pier Luigi Lattuada

 

 

11. Beata Bishop’s Latest Book

 

Dear Friend,

 

This is to let you know that my latest book, “Cancer and After – How to  Avoid  a Recurrence” is now available on Amazon, as far as I know globally. It’s been published by Coromandel Press.

 

I wrote it to fill a serious gap in cancer care, namely the way patients are discharged after hospital treatment without adequate guidance for changing over to a healthier lifestyle and avoiding dangerous habits. Having had a recurrence myself, I know what it’s like, and I hope this book will reach all those who may find it useful.

 

Wishing you the best of health,

 

Beata

 

 

12. John Rowan Masterclass

 

John Rowan is a long standing member of EUROTAS and has frequently inspired us at EUROTAS conferences.  He will again be in Crete. His book The Horned God has recently been republished.  Still a last chance to join his Masterclass. His explanation below of fuller transpersonal for practitioners:

 

John Rowan Masterclass 2014

Saturday 29th March

 

The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1PX

10 am to 5 pm     Contact: Inforowan@aol.com

 

THE FULLER TRANSPERSONAL FOR PRACTITIONERS

“TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY – THE FULL MONTY”

The transpersonal is the land of creativity, of playfulness, of no boundaries, of no restrictions, of endless joy.  It is full of imagery, guided fantasies, unguided fantasies, sudden leaps, unpredictable discoveries.  It is the most fun of any approach to working with people.  That is why I love it.

There is an excitement in the air for the transpersonal right now.  The new Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology has appeared, with all its new material; the UKCP has opened a Transpersonal Chapter; my own chapter on transpersonal therapy has come out in the 6th edition of the Dryden & Reeves compendium…

We need to pay attention to the more feminine approach of Marion Woodman, June Singer and Barbara Sullivan, together with the work of Jocelyn Chaplin in this country.  The chapter by Brooks, Ford & Huffman in the Handbook mentioned above goes into the question of Transpersonal Social Engagement and shows its strong relationship with feminism.  It is time to bring all this together and give it some shape, for use in the consulting room.

I have now put together a workshop which will introduce this new material, and put some structure on it to make it useful to practitioners, with particular emphasis on the Subtle level, the Bhakti approach.  Ken Wilber will not be ignored, but will not take the same pride of place that he has in my earlier workshops.

In previous workshops, I steered clear of religion, but it now seems clear that this is not an option.  Religion can act as a path, showing how the supposedly higher reaches are connected to the supposedly lower levels of religion, such that there is a kind of escalator offered here.  We shall look at the monotheistic versions and also at the polytheistic versions of religion, noticing how each can help in the consulting room.  There will be special modules on intuition and transcendental empathy, actually embodying training in the use of intuition, and the notion of ‘negative capability’.

I am genuinely excited by the way in which the transpersonal seems to be waking up at the moment, and feel quite inspired to make this a workshop to be remembered.  Of course there will be handouts, but perhaps not quite the same reliance on handouts as in previous workshops – more emphasis on understanding and using this new material in practice.

 

JOHN ROWAN has been working in this field since 1982, and his book on the transpersonal in therapy (Routledge 2005) has become a classic.  His more recent work on Personification (Routledge 2010) has ventured into the farther reaches of the transpersonal as well.  He is a Fellow of the BPS, the BACP and the UKCP.  His book The Horned God has recently been republished.

 

 

 

13. Connie Miller in Greece and Indonesia

 

Tinos Greece

Connie Miller will be teaching and  presenting Souldrama in Tinos Greece June 23-29. Souldrama is a transpersonal group action method that aligns our ego and soul and helps us to discover our higher purpose while removing the blocks that keep us “stuck” This new method is a way to help us access our spiritual intelligence and to put spirituality into action.  Please look at www.souldrama.com or contact her at connie@souldrama.com

 

Bali, Indonesia: October 27-31, 2014 she will be presenting and teaching Souldrama in Bali, Indonesia in conjunction with the University of Indonesia.  All are welcome! Join us!

 

 

14.  Atlantic and the Gods of Ancient Greece Tour

“Atlantis and Gods of Ancient Greece”

WHOLEWORLD TRANSPERSONAL TOURS

 

Transpersonal travel with the Prof. Sergey Strekalov!

3-17 of JUNE 2014

 

Our travel consists of two main components:

1. It is unforgettable holiday and vivid adventure by sea on yachts and catamarans!

2.  It is a 2-week transpersonal seminar which is held by the Prof. Sergey Strekalov!

 

Every day our fleet would drop an anchor near the next new island. Our group will carry out practice directly on the ruins of ancient temples! There will be breathing practices, constellations of Gods, collective and individual processes, meditations, tuning on the energy of the Gods and initiations.

All this gives us the opportunity to look at the history and ourselves entirely from the other side!

 

It is not true that the Gods are dead, they are alive and waiting for a meeting with us!

Tel: +3725024420, azurww@yahoo.com; +79112163563, lifer2008@gmail.com

Info: www.wholeworld.ru

 

 

 

15. Revitalise the feminine Energy of Kashmir

 

Seminar “Revitalize the feminine Energy of Kashmir”

 

Modern fast lane life is something that is malignantly eating our core as women. To be frank enough neither we were taught nor we have had any examples in our   culture that could support our beliefs and values that may work in the modern real life situations. Our core values navigate our lives and energize us. Let us look into the details and find out what is required to live a soul-full life as a woman in today`s world. Find out our rights and responsibilities towards our own self first and then for others. Our Mothers did the best they could in order to make us believe…. that we are equal to men, but the truth is we were never taught how to be in our own strength  as women. That way we are less- mothered generation. There are some basics we need to touch, in order to brighten our-selves and our future. In the first place, Revitalize the feminine Energy of Kashmirour  support system  to live a soulful- life  as  women  is basically  next to nothing. The groups, societies, institutions, or organizations are impersonalizing  the personal and is asking for a culture of dead women. This seminar is an attempt to create a support system a woman needs to coop up with daily stresses of life and yet be in her own power and grace.

 

Renu Fotedar.

 

 

 

 

16. Wrekin Trust News

The Fold, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB

Tel. 01886 833443  email office@wrekintrust.org

 

March 2014

 

Dear John,

We at Wrekin Trust would like to share with you how pleased and excited we feel since our move to The Fold. We would appreciate your support for the new ventures that are emerging.  There is much positive news to share such as the initiation and facilitation of a new vision, Whole Person Whole World, together with new projects and ideas alongside our more familiar programmes.

 

We know all this will inspire you too!  Feedback from many of our friends shows particular interest in ‘going deeper’ through more experiential events – so how can we provide and meet this challenge?

 

For over 40 years, Wrekin Trust has promoted and encouraged

  • a focus for the emerging spiritual and ecological world view
  • support for a national network of spiritual cafes, groups and individuals
  • provided opportunities for people to come together to explore spiritual and personal development in an open and supportive way
  • facilitated workshops and events for experiential, informal and formal learning
  • fellowship and exploration of common themes

emphasised sharing, learning and the emergence of wisdom from participants continue to ensure all the above are met through the ways in which Wrekin currently works whilst remaining fully committed to the prophetic words of our founder Sir George Trevelyan “We recognise an evolutionary thrust towards a higher consciousness for humanity, unlocking spiritual potential hitherto dormant”.

Success is failure if not shared.  As you know projects need funding and we are asking for your help.  We believe, that after reading the information and news in this update about Wrekin’s activities, you will feel as enthusiastic as we are and would like to support us at this important time in the history of our planet.  By working together everybody can make a positive difference. So we invite you to read on!

 

With best wishes from the Wrekin Team

 

The Wrekin Trust is an educational charity concerned with the spiritual nature of humanity and the universe,registered  in England and Wales , No 262303,

 Wrekin Trust is supported by voluntary contributions

 

 

17. Yarning Circles

From Australia – Yunnin Circles – by Vineta Lagzdina

 

Yunnin (Ngarrindjeri word for talk) is also known as Yarning.

 

So what is yarning? Yarning is a culturally friendly form of conversation that is recognised by the First Peoples of Australia.

Why use yarning? It builds on an aboriginal oral tradition of handling information and involves sharing through telling of stories in a relaxed way. It teaches you to listen.

 

Yarning Circles are a group process and there are basic ground rules given by a yarning guide to facilitate and support discussion. I am familiar with facilitating as shown to me by Ruby Worthy, director of Earth Medicine Australia, and the Seven Sisters Bush University project.

1. Everyone has a turn – the person holding the “talking stone” is

the only one who speaks, then passes it on to the next person.

2. Welcome to country given by an elder to open the circle.

3. There is no right or wrong way and it is okay to have different points of view

4. Whatever is said in the circle stays in the circle i.e. confidentiality

5. Closing the circle with thanks.

How it works in therapeutic context. Yarning acknowledges the person’s story, thoughts and feelings. In this way it discloses information that can be traumatic, personal and emotional.

But it is not counseling! It can be empowering and open doors toward change. It is a process that can be very rewarding and is culturally appropriate and respectful to indigenous Australians, and also teaches us others of different time and space perceptions.

 

 

18. Margot Borden

Dear Colleagues  and Friends,

Hello from blissfully balmy Mumbai, India!  The year started out with a long stay at home in Arizona where I enjoyed the sunshine, desert and time with friends, family and clients. During the relatively restful time away from my busy entrepreneurial life, I noticed just how fast life is moving these days. That in itself is a source of stress.  Furthermore, many of us do not have the foundations, time or the skills we need to balance our lives and cultivate a peaceful mind. Of course, we can have a peaceful mind in those moments of grace while we are on vacation but how can we do it while going about our busy lives?

I am happy to share another mini-seminar with you: How to Live With a Peaceful Mind. Take a few minutes to peruse and I hope you enjoy integrating these simple, practical and easy tips in your day-to-day life: http://slidesha.re/1bIWkfl

I look forward to an inwardly calm and outwardly active year in India. Drop me a line if you’re in the area.

Namaste,
Margot

 

19. A note from the Editor

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues

 

We look forward to seeing you in Crete – here is Newsletter 2 from Greece:

 

Why participate in the XVI EUROTAS conference to be held in Greece?

 

Greece has recently reminded the world of what happens during the fall and decline of modern living. Struggling in an economic crisis, it holds up a mirror to reflect the need for a deep GLOBAL METAMORPHOSIS to take place.

 

How can you contribute to the change? How can your presence uplift the consciousness of a place, thus reflecting this to the Earth and its people at large? This is a question you need to reflect on.

 

Participate in this global conference. Share your ideas and assist in bringing change to our planet.

 

Crete’s rich Mythology boasts of the birth of Zeus at Mount Ida; the births of Goddess Artemis and God Apollo on the islands of Paximadia and the worship of their mother Leto at Phaistos. Settlers from the Palaeolithic age gave birth to the Minoan Civilization making Crete the centre of Europe’s first advanced civilization. This is a historic event that cannot be missed.

Join us! Pay homage with us to the great civilizations of old and to GAIA, who needs awakened humans to help her regenerate and honour the Ancient Greek words of wisdom ‘Know Thyself’.

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Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (maximum 300 words for an article, 150 words for an advertisement + a link to more information) I will be happy to edit the English so do not spend too much time on that, but do say what you want to say briefly!  Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org

 

Thank you and with best wishes

 

As ever

John

No. 71 - 01-11-2013

No. 71 - 01-11-2013

1 November 2013

Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Gennady Brevde, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Solé, Steven Schmitz, Lyudmila Scortesca, Giovanna Calabrese, Vladimir Maykov, Regina Hess.

Newsletter Editor: John Drew

 

Contents

Summary of Contents

1. A Letter from our President

2. The XV EUROTAS Conference  Moldova September 2013

3. The XVl EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece in October 2014

4.  Farewell to Barbara Somers who with Ian Gordon Brown played a pivotal role in the Transpersonal in Europe

5. EUROTAS Board Meeting, September 2013

6. Who’s Who in EUROTAS

7. Jure Biechonski our Vice- President from from Estonia

8. Pier Luigi Lattuada our Vice- President from Italy

9. Accompanied Inner Communication – Martine Garcin- Fradet, France

10. Spiritual Intelligence Seminar – from Connie  Miller

11. From Russia with Love

12. New book by Serge Beddington – Behrens

13. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

14. A Note from the Editor

1. A Letter from our President

 

Dear Friends

 

This newsletter is the first one of the « new EUROTAS year » after our annual major event, our EUROTAS conference. This year it was located inChisinau,Moldova, an Eastern European country under the leadership of Lyudmila Scortesca. I will let Lyudmila say some words about this important event. I’ll just say that there was a general agreement about the openness and willingness of people in Moldova and especially the organizing team. They created a very special and warm atmosphere.

The theme “Human Potential, Education and Consciousness Evolution” we worked on is crucial for our present and our future. We had brilliant lectures that were so nurturing and opened a vision that our world needs if we don’t want to disappear as species.

 

I left Moldova with a sense of joy, of understanding and hope that we may have a future if we take the right decision as a collective community of human beings.

 

To me it was also a very special meeting because you accepted me as the new President of EUROTAS. This is an honor and a great responsibility and I’ll do my best to fulfill my task. I joined EUROTAS 12 years ago and quite soon took responsibilities by creating with my colleagues, the ECCA committee. This was the beginning of a new step for EUROTAS that started the professional psychotherapeutic community we are still building.

 

I never thought I would, one day, become the President of EUROTAS. Being a board member and vice president allowed me to work with passion and efficiency and I felt perfectly comfortable working closely to the President. But when Ingo felt he should resign, it took me almost 2 years to accept the proposal. I want to thank all the people who trusted me and supported me. I will do my best to lead EUROTAS in the new developments that are needed.

 

To illustrate these different domains, I’ll present here the project I shared with members at the General Assembly. First of all, I want to honor the work the Board is doing. You have a very committed and active board. This is the reason why we can be very optimistic for the future.

 

As a Board we meet 3 times a year in different countries at our own cost (2 x 2 days and 1 x 1 day). In September, we met in Moldova before the conference. In February 2014, it will be in California, in June in Milano and in October, in Crete before the next EUROTAS conference. The main part of our meetings is about the functioning of the Association to make it more efficient and more professional.

 

In 2013 we have certified 12 psychotherapists: Judith Ayres and Carla Van Laar (Australia), Francoise Bourzat (France and USA), Külli Kübar (Estonia), Lindy McMyllin (Greece), Renu Fotader (Switzerland), Vineta Lagzdina (Latvia/Australia), Alvarez Jordi (Spain), Ekaterina Khudobina and Kristina Maikova (Russia), Ineta Kona (Latvia) and Biserka Šprah (Croatia).  We are happy to welcome them as professional members! We have accredited 3 new institutes: Phoenix institute (Australia), the Department of transpersonal psychology of the Moscow Institute for Psychoanalysis (Russia) and Reidman College (Israel). Which means that today EUROTAS has 7 accredited transpersonal training institutes.

 

We have several specific goals for this year as I have explained at the General Assembly. We need to:

 

–  improve our external communication. It means a new website in 2014, more modern, more attractive and interactive. Developing our journal. Pier Luigi is asking for articles from all of you.

 

–   work on a business plan for better  promotion and marketing.

 

–   considerably  increase our finances so that we can start new actions and reimburse, at least partially, board members’ travel expenses.

 

–  develop the  EUROTAS community by gaining new individual members and association members. This is fundamental to EUROTAS. Through this we can grow and collect funds for our actions.

 

–  increase the number of accredited institutes and certified therapists so that the influence of EUROTAS in the therapeutic field becomes more significant.

 

–   become member of EAP, so that transpersonal psychotherapy can be part of the European psychotherapeutic field. This will be a major step for us.

 

–  develop the new departments that have been created this past year, like EDTR (Division of Transpersonal Research) and Department of Philosophy and  work to  create others like, Department of transpersonal breathwork. As well, ESTP (EUROTAS society for Transpersonal Psychotherapy) will be the next big step of EUROTAS, part of the process of reaching EAP.  This will demonstrate the vitality and active energy within EUROTAS.

 

–  develop a network to offer transpersonal supervision for transpersonal psychotherapists.

 

–  offer a support for people who would like to create an institute or a transpersonal association in their country.

 

–  support of course the organization of new conferences.

 

This is a rich and ambitious program, which requires a devoted and ambitious board.

 

Finally, I would like to thank the ex-presidents, especially those who were present since I was on the Board. First of all, our first EUROTAS president Monique Tiberghien because she is the one who invited me to join EUROTAS. It was a brilliant idea and I’m very grateful for her ceaseless support. Then John Drew and Vitor Rodrigues, who introduced me into the EUROTAS universe and explained to me many things about the history of EUROTAS. And of course, my dear friend Ingo Jahrsertz. We worked closely together and he helped me to become ready to  “take the job!”

 

Ingo and Dietrich Franke our ex-treasurer have now resigned, and we welcome three new members: Regina Hess from Germany, Giovana Calabrese from Italy and Vladimir Maykov from Russia who is coming back on the Board.

 

We are all ready to work with enthusiasm and efficiency.
Bernadette Blin

EUROTAS President

Paris, October 20, 2013

 

2. The XV EUROTAS Conference Moldova September 2013

 

In September 2013Moldova, Chisinau hosted the 15th European Transpersonal Conference “Human potential, consciousness evolution and education: the greatest resource of the nation – is the potential of its people.” This was a unique event for Moldova, which was attended by about 200 psychologists, psychotherapists, scientists, teachers and philosophers from 26 countries.

The XV EUROTAS Conference in Moldova presented the achievements in the science of the human psyche, the evolution of consciousness, a new educational vision and inner potential unlocking. A series of theoretical, practical and cultural activities were organised and there were more than 50 multi-disciplinary lectures, presentations and workshops as well as pre- and post- conference seminars on the subjects of integral personal development: mind, soul, body, spirit, creativity and social relations.

The Conference mission was:

To share the knowledge we have gained about human potential and consciousness evolution from years of practice and research in Transpersonal studies and to encourage individual and societal transformation for future generations.

The main topics of the Conference:

Transformational education, transpersonal studies, non-ordinary state of consciousness, consciousness and a new paradigm in science, extraordinary human possibilities, transpersonal research in therapy and education.

Among the speakers:  Jim Garrison (USA), Tobin Hart (USA), Connie Miller (USA), Serge Beddington-Behrens (England), David and Lukoff Christel  (USA), Marina Belokurova (Russia), Pier Luigi Lattuada (Italy), Steven Schmitz (USA), Giovanna Calabrese (Italy), Rona Newmark (South Africa), Rainer Pervöltz (Germany), Osvaldo Loisi (Argentina), Mustafa Merter (Turkey), Oleg Linetskiy (Ukraine), Jacob Kaminker (USA), Rosie Kuhn (USA) and many others.

Many organizations and institutions supported the proceedings:

We express our deep gratitude to the presenters, participants, the group of volunteers fromLatvia,RussiaandMoldova, and to our sponsors: East-West Foundation EUROTAS (Netherlands) and the Phoenix Institute ofAustralia.

Supported institutions and organizations:

Sofia University (California);

John F. Kennedy University (USA);

West Georgia University (USA);

Stellenbosch University (South Africa);

Integral Transpersonal Institute (Italy)

International Institute of Souldrama (USA);

International Institute for the Exploration of Consciousness and Psychotherapy (Germany)

IRETT, Training institute for Transpersonal Psychotherapy (France);

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Barcelona)

School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Estonia)

Association for Transpersonal Psychology (USA);

European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS)

Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy (Russia);

Hellenic Association for Transpersonal Psychology & Research (Greece)

The Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy (Latvia)

 

We invite you to visit the photo gallery of the conference EUROTAS 2013 Moldova, please visit: www.eurotas2013.com

For information on viewing video materials, we will inform you soon.

 

 

3. The XVl EUROTAS Conference Crete, Greece, October 1-5, 2014

16th EUROTAS CONFERENCE

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

 

Conference invitation and call for proposals

We cordially invite you to participate in the 16th   EUROTAS CONFERENCE in collaboration with the ATP (Association for Transpersonal Psychology) and the ITA (International Transpersonal Association). This event will take place at the Pilot Beach Resort, Georgioupolis on the island of Crete in Greece from 1st to 5th October 2014. The theme for the conference is Metamorphosis: Disintegration, Integration, Conscious Living.

 

At the core of our transpersonal vision lies the idea of metamorphosis, the ability of individuals, cultures, and organizations to transcend the limited sphere of mind associated with the ego, and to live in ways that incorporate a richer and more interconnected consciousness. Metamorphosis teaches us of the progression through disintegration to reintegration, a lesson of immense importance in our day as systems collapse globally. Transpersonal Psychology brings together the profound lessons from mythic and mystical systems of thought with the rigor of psychological science to address these issues. We are interested in a multi-disciplinary global collaboration that explores the best of research, scholarship, education, and practice having a transpersonal orientation. We invite academics, psychotherapists, educationalists, and other specialists to submit presentations related in the broadest sense to the theme of metamorphosis.  We welcome proposals for all appropriate forms of presentation, including research-based papers, workshops, multi-media events, posters, etc.

 

 

Criteria for selection

Those who would wish to present at the conference are asked to reflect on the following:

  • How do you think those attending your session would benefit from your presentation?
  • What is it about your topic that is compelling to you, and in what ways is it important to the human species as a whole and the transpersonal perspective?
  • Why would you accept this proposal?

Please provide brief notes on these questions to accompany your proposal.

 

 

The following are the criteria that the conference scientific committee will apply in selecting presentations for inclusion in the conference:

 

  • Theme and topicality. It should be clear how the proposed presentation relates to the conference theme, and that it reflects recent developments in the Transpersonal Field.
  • Originality. Presentations will be expected to bring something new and/or innovative to the conference.
  • Quality. Depending on the specific approach of the presentation, the proposal will be scrutinized for quality according to the criteria appropriate to the topic. Thus, where scientific research is being presented, the presentation should adhere to conventions regarding rigor and objectivity; If the presentation relates to therapeutic practice, the committee would want to know that you have the requisite skills and experience; In areas related to the Arts, indications of standards relating to performance or scholarship will be examined; etc.

 

 

The call for proposals is open from 15th November 2013. All who submit proposals must register for the conference. You can submit your registration using the online form available at

 http://www.eurotas2014.com/en/registration/presenters-registration

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15th February 2014.

 

With warm greetings,

 

Lindy

 

Lindy McMullin – President

& SYNTHESIS Conference Committee

 synthesis

 

4. Farewell to Barbara Somers who with Ian Gordon Brown played a pivotal role in the Transpersonal in Europe

 

Barbara was commemorated by a large number of Transpersonal people in an atmosphere of love, gratitude and laughter, mixed with the occasional tear.

 

On September 29, Transpersonal Perspectives commemorated the life and achievement of Barbara Somers, who died in August 2013, with a meeting of friends, colleagues and former students and workshop attendees in London. The following text, from a commemorative leaflet produced for the occasion, sums up the life’s work of a remarkable woman who played a pivotal role in introducing Transpersonal Psychology in the UK:

 

Celebrating Barbara’s life and achievement needs a broad palette. She was a remarkable person: wise, with a deep quality of stillness and compassion, and a finely honed mind capable of highly original thinking. As a therapist, her blend of intuition, empathy and objectivity brought remarkable results. As a teacher, she knew how to involve her listeners in a journey of exploration and discovery; what she had to say on a multitude of subjects was of equal value to professionals and lay students. And the Transpersonal Workshop series, which she created with Ian Gordon-Brown, transformed many lives over the years.

 

At the same time Barbara had a delicious sense of humour and an irreverent sense of the absurd that quickly punctured any kind of pomposity or fake authority. As a private person she was equally interested in bookshops and dress shops, enjoyed good food, cooking and crafts, and was a wonderful friend. Ill health had kept her in seclusion for the last thirteen years. Now she’s gone, but she remains a living presence to all who were lucky enough to know her, and her work also lives on, thanks to Hazel Marshall’s saving and presenting it in a series of wonderful books.

 

Indeed, we have plenty to celebrate here today.

 

Beata Bishop

 

5. EUROTAS Board Meeting, September 2013

 

Summary of the EUROTAS Board Meeting in Chisinau, Moldova

September 17, 2013

 

The entire board of directors met at the recent EUROTAS Conference in Chisinau, Moldova. Ingo Jahrsetz announced he was resigning as president and Bernadette Blin has taken his place. The board also nominated Jure Biechonski and Pier Luigi as Vice-Presidents to replace Bernadette, and Jaume Mestres as Treasurer to replace Dietrich Franke who resigned. The board also nominated Vladimir Maykov, Giovanna Calabrese, and Regina Hess as new board members. All the new board nominations were approved by the General Assembly. Steven Schmitz continues as Secretary.

 

Dietrich Franke provided an explanation of the financial report. He told us that our current bank account is growing. For this last year we had twice the amount of income as we had expenses. The membership both for individuals and organizations continues to grow. Two board members will attend the European Union meeting in Brussels in November to learn new ways for organizational fundraising.

 

The board members worked on several issues: (1) The 2014 EUROTAS Conference will be organized by Synthesis (the Hellenic Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Research) in Greece and will be supported and promoted in collaboration with three other transpersonal associations – EUROTAS, the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP); (2) Pier Luigi and Steven Schmitz will continue to work on the application for EUROTAS joining the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP); (3) A proposal was accepted to improve the EUROTAS website and make it more professional and user friendly; (4) the board members will be collecting published articles and transpersonal research to support the scientific side of Transpersonal Psychology; (5) A proposal was accepted to allow past EUROTAS presidents to become lifetime members and attend future EUROTAS Conferences without payment; (6) Bernadette Blin, Ingo Jahrsetz, and Vladimir Maykov will be working to develop a training program for Transpersonal Breathwork.

 

6. Who’s Who in EUROTAS

 

EUROTAS Board September 18, 2013

 

Blin Bernadette blinlery@gmail.com President  (France)

Biechonski Jure biechon@msn.com Vice President (Estonia)

Lattuada Pier Luigi transpersonal@fastwebnet.it Vice President (Italy)

Mestres Jaume jaume.mestres@transpersonal.cat Treasurer (Catalonia)

Schmitz Steven stevenjschmitzphd@gmail.com Secretary (US)

Indane Ingrida artterapija@gmail.com Executive Director (Latvia)

Brevde Gennady brevde@gmail.com   (Russia)

Scortescu Lyudmila lyuararasco@gmail.com (Moldova)

Sole Magda magdasole1@gmail.com (Catalonia)

Giovanna Calabrese gmcalabrese@lifegate.it (Italy)

Maykov Vladimir vmaykov@gmail.com (Russia)

Regina Hess hess-r@gmx.net (Germany)

 

 

EUROTAS Executive Committee

Executive committee meets through skype meetings, if any urgent problems must be solved or immediate decisions taken between the Board meetings.

 

Blin Bernadette blinlery@gmail.com President  (France)

Biechonski Jure biechon@msn.com Vice President (Estonia)

Lattuada Pier Luigi transpersonal@fastwebnet.it Vice President (Italy)

Mestres Jaume jaume.mestres@transpersonal.cat Treasurer (Catalonia)

Schmitz Steven stevenjschmitzphd@gmail.com Secretary (US)

Indane Ingrida artterapija@gmail.com Executive Director (Latvia)

 

 

ECCA (EUROTAS Committee for Certification and Accreditation)

Blin Bernadette blinlery@gmail.com

Biechonski Jure biechon@msn.com

Brevde Gennady brevde@gmail.com

Indane Ingrida artterapija@gmail.com

Sole Magda magdasole1@gmail.com

 

 

7. Jure Biechonski our Vice- President from Estonia

 

Our transpersonal School of Psychotherapy in Estonia is gaining strength. Last month we had two teachers from the Israeli transpersonal association offering seminars to our students. This month we will be honoured by the presence of Dr Materinsky offering his throat singing healing seminar.

The School is growing fast and in our tiny country we have a large amount of students joining every year, despite the heavy criticism we are getting from mainstream academic psychology.

As to myself I was honoured to be chosen as the co-vice president of EUROTAS.  It will be privilege to serve you. My main focus will be international connections as we already have many professional members even from outside Europe and we are also expanding our organisation of transpersonal institutes.

I see education as a very important part of transpersonal psychology. As Maslow said, after self actualising, the next step will be to help others to self actualise. Establishing a strong professional network of transpersonal institutes with the option of the exchange of students and teachers is now very important.

I would like to make contact with any individuals interested in transpersonal psychology and who do not have a transpersonal national organisation in their country to explore the possibility of creating one. There are a number of us who are willing to travel to your location and offer evening lectures or even seminars to promote the idea.

Now more than ever it is important to establish our Association as a strong movement and serious professional body.

Looking forward hearing from you and hopefully meeting you in the near future.

Jure Biechonski

 

 

8. Pier Luigi Lattuada our Vice- President from Italy

 

First as Vice- President, I will work to remember, that nothing is more concrete than to thaw the ice in ours hearts. I don’t know anybody, including me, of course, even within transpersonal people, that don’t need to work on it.

In addition I will bring my contribution to the board to work for:

 

  1. Twinnings: working together to create a high sinergy community for common projects in education and teaching.
  2. Epistemology:  collecting new proposals in science by intuitive inquiry ermeneutic inquiry, essential science, first person science, second attention epistemology, and so on. Reading them, discussing them and writing  about them in the Integral Transpersonal Journal (ITJ).
  3. Researching: supporting  EDTR and  their projects
  4. EAP: restarting soon the process for EAP application.
  5. Accreditation criteria: collaborating with EDTR to work for more rigorous   criteria to accreditate institutions, professional and transpersonal methodology. respecting EAP  requirements.
  6. State of the art: creating a transpersonal data base of  universities, institutes and training schools which are transpersonally oriented, apply transpersonal methodologies, have professors  teaching transpersonal approaches and including centres, journals and referencing articles.

 

A little about myself;

In the late sixties and early seventies I was fighting the system. In early eighties Brazil found me and gave to me for the first time the chance to realize what to be heart driven means. It has been a long path and not yet completed, of course, but for me it was a transpersonal revolution.

 

To enter the heart meant for me to immerse myself into different sources of human knowledge – the primary tradition of shamanism driven by magic and superstitious thinking but full of strength, humility and authenticity. I had the blessing for me of purifying the basic teachings of shamans with the water of other spiritual traditions  – Taoism, Tantrism and Zen as well as western spiritualisms proposed by the likes of Alain Kardec or theosophy.

 

Transpersonal psychology gave to me since the beginning, thanks to Pierre Weil who helped me integrate the different teachings. Biotransenergetics (BTE) was developed and in 2002 the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research full acknowledged our Institute as aschoolofTranspersonal Psychotherapyfor Medical Doctors and Psychologists

I’m here for that. Happy and grateful to be here.

With Love, Pier Luigi Lattuada

 

9. Accompanied Inner Communication – Martine Garcin- Fradet, France

 

“Accompanied Inner Communication” is a transpersonal approach available for all. This psychotherapeutic support reveals a dimension of the conscience which is usually unexplored. By accompanying subtle movements above a computer keyboard, the facilitator permits the expression of unexplored aspects of the conscience of the person being accompanied. The goal is to allow a unification process of one’s being and expand one’s conscience with recognition and acceptation of all of the aspects of the person’s being, reconciling opposites within the conscience. This transpersonal approach is aligned with the conscience of one’s heart – as a prolongation of what was initiated by Françoise Dolto on one hand and C.G.Jung on another.  Practically speaking: as an “accompanier” who supports the hand of the person writing, I sit next to the person and make sure that our chairs are parallel so as to avoid any turning of the shoulders.

The right hand is open facing upwards to the sky, with a cupping motion. I welcome the person’s left hand in my palm with my fingers folded back except for the index.

His or her index is isolated and ready to push the keys on the computer keyboard in front of us. I take the necessary time to center myself and “listen” to my partner’s hand. This means that I put myself in a state of receptivity to perceive the beginning of movement. After a few seconds, I feel an impulsion coming from his hand. The movement that I accompany is thus initiated. My partner’s hand takes me to the keys on the keyboard and words are formed. This approach has been first developed as an alternative communication for people unable to speak.

Transpersonal Inner Communication opens access to a deeper level of expression, available for all.  It facilitates the connection with the transcendent aspect of one’s being (Self) and contributes to unlock human potential.  Texts that emerge with people unable to speak show that these people feel what is lived far beyond their own lives, in fact they do live within the transpersonal field. The theory of John Eccles, a Nobel Prize winner in medicine, allows following the hypothesis to enlighten:

 

Accompanied Communication Process: the facilitators brain may act  as a decoder for the conscience of the  person being accompanied.

In his book, “how the self controls the brain, John Eccles writes “The unity of the conscience comes from an entity located at another level of reality”. (Springer 1995)

 

Web site: www.communication-profonde.com

www.innercommunication.fr

 

Books : Martine Garcin-Fradet, A path to self, BoD , 2013

Martine Garcin-Fradet, Die Hand, Bote des Herzens, BoD 2013

in French: Quand la main devient messagère du coeur, Quintessence, 2009)

Et si nos ancêtres parlaient à travers nous, Quintessence, 2008

Les Voix de la Main, Dervy

In Italian: I nostri antenani parlano attraverso di noi, Costellazioni familiari e comunicazione  profonda per unificare l’essere, Quintessence )

 

10. Spiritual Intelligence Seminar – from Connie Miller

An invitation for other countries to attend our Fourth Annual Souldrama Conference. I had so much fun warming up the group at our last conference inMoldova, it was wonderful to see the transpersonal in action. If anyone would like to experience more of this new method, I invite you to attend:

 

The Seven Doorways to our Spiritual Intelligence

 

Choose One or Both

June 23-28,2014 Tinos, Greece “Isle of the Madonna”

June 30-July 5, 2014,  Puglia Italy La Rosa De Venti Yoga Retreat

http://www.souldrama.com/greeceworkshop.html

 

Presented By Connie Miller TEP, LPC

Learn this new group process to ignite your spiritual intelligence, put spirituality into action and awaken your higher purpose!

Learn this new model for recovery from addictions

As you go through the doorways of transformation, you will learn the ten qualities of spiritual intelligence and how to apply them to your life.

Join us for our fourth International Conference and release the blocks that prevent you from moving forward.

-Increase and enhance your global connections.-Transform and renew your

relationships. -Illuminate your spiritual gifts.-Overcome the fears that prevent you from moving forward.-Become conscious of the unconscious programs that cause you pain.-Identify and release the deeper emotions and fears that hold you back.-Break through inner battles of guilt and resentment.-Let go of resistance, anxiety, stress, depression, unhappiness and worry.-Attain new levels of self-acceptance and personal responsibility.-Build self-esteem, self-confidence and serenity.-Discover what unique gifts, talents and skills you bring into this world.

Presented by Connie Miller founder of Souldrama and author of Starve the Ego: Feed the Soul! Souldrama: Ignite Your spiritual intelligence!  Published in Romanian and English!

Connie Miller, Approved Clinical Supervisor, TEP.LPC.NCC
Owner and Founder International Institute for Souldrama
www.souldrama.com

 

 11. From Russia With Love

 

Dear Friends

I’ve started downloading my Russian transpersonal video archive to the following resources:

Youtube channel “Transpersonal Project”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKBTPBDED2EC647kRQ3U0tQ

Page of Transpersonal Project in Russian social network “V Kontakte”:
http://vk.com/transpersonalru

Transpersonal Project in Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Trans_Personal/

Page of Transpersonal Priject and wall by Vladimir Maykov in”Facebook”:
https://www.facebook.com/TranspersonalProject
https://www.facebook.com/vladimir.maykov

Transpersonal Project web-site:
http://transpersonal.ru

Much love,
Vladimir Maykov

 

12. New Book by Serge Beddington – Behrens

 

As you know I have just written a book which represents the fruits of my thinking over the past two decades. It is called ‘AWAKENING THE UNIVERSAL HEART; A GUIDE FOR SPIRITUAL ACTIVISTS. ’ All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to start the Institute for Spiritual Activism, the creation of which has been dear to my heart for many years. This institute will have an information centre, put on lectures, retreats and seminars from well known activists, and support individuals, couples, groups and, very important, corporations, to awaken their higher human potential and amplify their capacity to become increasingly potent forces for change in the world.

Liz Harwood writes:

 

Just a follow up from the book launch to ask if you have seen the video clip?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-The-Universal-Heart-Spiritual/dp/0954127587/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377873353&sr=8-1&keywords=awakening+the+universal+heart

 

Also Serge is collecting email addresses from those who are interested to understand about his goals to open a Centre for Spiritual Activism so if you would kindly add your details at the bottom of this page that would be wonderful. Thank you

http://www.spiritual-activism.com/institute-spiritual-activism/ Hopefully you will enjoy this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmWbXvi8Ato SaveFrom.net

 

Many thanks

 

Liz Harwood

 

 

13. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

 

Edited by Harris L. Friedman and Glenn Hartelius

With contributions from more than 50 scholars, this is the most inclusive resource yet published on transpersonal psychology, which advocates a rounded approach to human well-being, integrating ancient beliefs and modern knowledge. Proponents view the field as encompassing Jungian principles, psychotherapeutic techniques such as core process therapy, and the meditative practices of Hinduism and Buddhism. Contents address transpersonal theories, science, and relevance to feminism and social justice, as well as sections describing transpersonal experiences, differing approaches to healing and wellness, and material addressing the emerging field of transpersonal studies. The result is a richly flavored distillation of the underlying principles and active ingredients in the field.

October 2013, ISBN 978-1-119-96755-2

This book is available through Amazon and through Wiley.com (for a 20% discount, use code: PSY13)

 

 

14. A note from the Editor

 

Dear Reader,

 

Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (two paragraphs maximum please.) I will be happy to edit the English so do not spend too much time on that but do say what you want to say briefly!  Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org

 

Thank you and with best wishes

 

As ever

John

No. 70 - 10-08-2013

No. 70 - 10-08-2013

10 August  2013

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
Contents

Summary of Contents

1. A Letter from our President

2. 15th  EUROTAS  Conference  Moldova September 2013

3. Supervision for Certification

4.  General Assembly of EUROTAS 18 September 2013

5. Latvia cooperation with Sophia University

6. GRETT

7. Irett

8. Italy: Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training

9. Italy: The Integral Transpersonal  Journal

10. News from Greece

11. 4th Transpersonal Summer Academy in Latvia

12.  News from Serge Beddington – Behrens Ph.D

13. Humanistic Psychology – John Rowan

14.  Note from Professor Gabrielle Pelicci

15. Germany:  Sylvester Walch

16.  Spain: Manuel Almendro

17. A Note from the Editor

 

 

1. A Letter from our President

 

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

EUROTAS is moving forward. There are three levels:

Professionalism.

There is an ongoing interest in becoming a member of EUROTAS. In the last three month the ECCA again was able to grant the ECTP (The EUROTAS Certificate Transpersonal Psychotherapy) to five new professional members. TheReidmanCollegefor Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Tel Aviv and the Transpersonal Branch of the Moscow Institute for Psychoanalysis are ready to become accredited as a EUROTAS Training Institute.

Eurotas is represented by its associations in now 29 countries inEuropeand other parts of the world. According to a EUROTAS internal poll in 2012 the members of its associations consist of 80% psychotherapeutic or similar professionals in the social field.

EUROTAS edits the Integral Transpersonal Journal. The journal contains articles on the different approaches of transpersonal psychotherapy. It aims to develop a methodology of research which is able to meet scientific standards and also the specific views of the transpersonal perspective. It is positioned as a discussion forum for interesting and new ideas in the transpersonal field. Contributions of EUROTAS members are very welcome. (mail: transpersonal@fastwebnet.it).

In 2012 the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR) was founded. This division studies, collects and edits the research of the different national associations which dates from the early 1980’s and continues to the current moment.

 

Spirituality.

Transpersonal psychology is an integration of modern Western psychology and the wisdom of the old spiritual traditions. It doesn’t have to do anything with religion and still less with the New Age movement.

Its spirituality is based on self-exploration, on experience, and on the participation in the wisdom of the mystics all over the world, in the understanding of shamanic healing processes, and the realization of world spiritual traditions core understanding of modern life.  “Awakening is something which takes place at the main-train-station of a big, metropolis”says the German Zen master and Benedictine priest. Willigis Jäger.

 

Community-sense.

EUROTAS gives space for professional, personal and spiritual exchange. Among professionals there is a growing demand to be part of a process which makes room for personal and contacts, challenges and spiritual growth.

The annual conferences of EUROTAS have been dedicated to this purpose now for many years. The vision is of a network of regional EUROTAS groups working with others using modern technology.

 

Other information

EUROTAS had the opportunity to present itself at the last Euroasian EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy) conference July 2013 inMoscow. Gennady Brevde, Ingo and Christiane Jahrsetz, Pier Luigi and Mela Lattuada, and Vladimir Maykov offered workshops and gave keynote talks at the conference.

A meeting was arranged between members of the EUROTAS board and its president and senior EAP people. It was a powerful meeting with hopefully promising results for the membership of EUROTAS within EAP and probably the World Council of Psychotherapy (WCP).

 

The recent EUROTAS board meeting took place inParisJune 2013.

It was a meeting about solidifying EUROTAS business finances and the optimization of the executive board work.

For many years, the members of the EUROTAS board had to pay the sometimes considerable expenses (travel and board) of their meetings from their own pocket. Now we ask for support: new ideas to finance this important work with donations.

The public presentation of EUROTAS in the internet is seen of paramount importance. To create and maintain a more living, a more attractive website requires a journalist team in the background. We ask our members for support. People with experiences who want to help should contact Ingrida Indane at the Eurotas office mail@eurotas.org .

 

A kind invitation and warm welcome from the President to the next EUROTAS conference inMoldova.

Again you’ll be participating at a conference with outstanding presentations and workshops under the heading of “HUMAN POTENTIAL, EDUCATION, and CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLUTION.

The conference has been carefully prepared by Lyudmila Scortesca and her team and takes place in the lovely surroundings of the ancient city Chisinau. Dates : Sept. 18-22. Further details on

www.eurotas2013.com/en .

 

The EUROTAS Board kindly invites you to the General Assembly which takes place in Chisinau, at the Hotel Codru, Sept. 18 from 15-19 h.

One agenda item I will mention is the change of presidency and of board members. Ingo B. Jahrsetz will resign as a president and as board member. A possible successor will be Bernadette Blin,Paris. The complete agenda has been sent to members of EUROTAS.

 

With warm summer-greetings from Freiburg/Germany

Ingo B. Jahrsetz

 

 

2. 15th  EUROTAS  Conference  Moldova September 2013

 

The 15th Annual EUROTAS Conference of Transpersonal Psychology inMoldova

 

HUMAN POTENTIAL, EDUCATION, and CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLUTION – September 19 to 22, 2013

“The greatest source of a nation is the potential of its people.”

 

A message from the Conference Director:

 

“I am confident that we are now in a very important moment of the history of mankind. Connecting people from different countries in the professional community and the dissemination of transpersonal knowledge reflecting significant changes in people’s thinking and everyday needs.

 

People’s need for transpersonal knowledge opens new boundaries every year.

This year’s annual conference, EUROTAS 2013, will be held in Chisinau, Moldova, with the theme of Human Potential, Education, and Consciousness Evolution.

Besides the numerous Conference presenters the program will feature four international keynote speakers.

 

On September 19, Jim Garrison, Ph.D. (USA), will be speaking about Standing on the Threshold of the Future: A Transpersonal Vision for our Time.”

In this address Dr. Garrison will summarize our current state of the world, characterized by escalating climate turbulence, financial uncertainties, political lethargy, and extraordinary advances in technology. In and through our challenges, the human spirit is coming alive with power and clarity. A new wisdom culture is rising up in which we each have a role to play.

 

Tobin Hart, Ph.D. (USA), will be speaking September 20 on the topic of “Resonance.”

 

We are being called to a new level of understanding. In this information age it is not just what we know, but instead how we know that is a key to transformation in learning and in life. We are being called to recalibrate knower, knowing and knowledge and in so doing create a pedagogy of presence, an epistemology of resonance and a more intimate empiricism. How can education draw from these insights to open the aperture of consciousness, integrating inner and outer, rationality and reverence, compassion and calculation? Ultimately, this new level of understanding helps us move from seeing the world as a collection of objects to experiencing the world as a communion of subjects.

 

September 21, Serge Beddington-Behrens, Ph.D. (England), will be speaking about

“Exploring the many faces of the Spiritual Activist.”

He will discuss why we are all challenged to be Spiritual Activists today.

 

For September 22 the talk will be given bySteven Schmitz, Ph.D. (USA), and is titled, “Transpersonal Studies – What’s Next?”

 

He will explore where the field of transpersonal studies is heading. What are important trends, and who are the emerging leaders? Dr. Schmitz will discuss the promises and pitfalls of this growing interdisciplinary field, as well as how you can play a role in its evolution.

 

This conference will also provide two pre-conference seminars and a post-conference seminar. One seminar will be given on September 17, and is titled: “Igniting our Spiritual Intelligence through Souldrama: A New Holistic Group Model to Enrich Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our World.” This will be given by Connie Miller, NCC, LPC, TEP, ACS.

 

There will be a second pre-conference seminar on September 18 titled, “Spiritual Approaches to Loss in Illness, Dying, and Grief.” It will be presented by David Lukoff, Ph.D. and Christel Lukoff, Ph.D.

 

There will be a post-conference seminar given on September 23 – 24. It is titled, “Ways of Transformation Through Shamanic Practice.” Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ph.D. andSteven Schmitz, Ph.D. will present this seminar.

Four cultural events will be a part of this conference. For the evening of September 19, there will be anUnity Circleof EUROTAS. This uniting circle will offer the opportunity for new participants to share their views and experiences in personal evolution and development of their potential. And in the end of the evening Moldavian folk music and folk dancing.

On September 20 there will be a Journey into the world of ancient traditions and ritual sound drums in the Old Orhei (rock monastery), and Moldavian dinner at the House-Museum of Country Life in the village Butuceni (bring your drum). September 21 will be the annual “Soul of Europe” concert featuring attendees sharing entertainment from their own countries. The Conference will close with ritual of transmission silk ornament fromMoldovatoGreece.

The main presentations of the Conference will be live broadcasted on the Internet. It will also be promoted on the site of a new international project for innovative education called Global Daisy, designed for social media and progressive video learning. In order to promote the experts, different methods and ideas, the project Daisy initiates recording video presentations.

 

On the web site of the conference, we offer video interviews with presenters.

Please use this link:  http://eurotas2013.com/en/program/video-interview-presenters

All videos will form the basis for creating an international video catalog of speakers “Global Knowledge sharing”. We believe that it helps to promote the transpersonal knowledge.

This will also allow many speakers to inform about their works and to open new possibilities for cooperation.

We will be happy to interview you using a video system of project Daisy. Conference team will gladly help you to record this video.  If you want to take an active part in this, please send us your request called “Interview” to participate@eurotas2013.com

 

We invite you to register and come join us for this consciousness-expanding conference of Global Knowledge Sharing.

For more information about the Conference and for registration, please go to:

http://www.eurotas2013.com/. The website can be viewed in both Russian and English

 

 

3. Supervision for Certification

 

About Supervision required for Certification by EUROTAS

 

I am glad to recognize, that more and more professionals are interested to be certified by EUROTAS. During the process of certification, many people who are interested in Certification mail me questions about the required supervision. According to the General Criteria for ECTP Certification there must be a signed document confirming at least 150 hours of supervision attached to the Registration form for Certification.

 

The most often question I get is: “What kind of supervision is valid for becoming a transpersonal psychotherapist?” We discussed this question again in the last meeting of the EUROTAS Committee of Certification and Accreditation inParis, June 10, 2013. Here is the summary of the results of that discussion:

 

  1. Supervision is a discussion of a      case study about patients with a more experienced psychotherapist, who is      working in the field of transpersonal or humanistic psychotherapy.
  2. Supervision includes discussions      about the therapeutical process, psychopathology, borders, contract,      payment, etc.
  3. Each psychotherapist must be      supervised beginning from when he/she starts to receive clients, which      means even during his/her studies. The applicant will apply for the      EUROTAS Certification only after having the required number of hours. The      confirmation of supervision hours during the study process in an      University or an Institute are valid and can be included in the documents      for Certification.
  4. Intervision is a discussion about      case studies and professional practice with a group of colleagues (peers).      In some countries it is called co-vision or peer-supervision.
  5. Each psychotherapist has to be      supervised or intervised all his/her professional life. This is a      requirement for keeping EUROTAS certification.

 

The ECCA and I welcome you to the circle of EUROTAS Professional members – Certified psychotherapists! We must stay together to support each other, our clients, and our profession. If you have any more questions about the Certification process, please feel free to contact me!

 

Ingrida Indane

(EUROTAS Executive Director)

 

4. General Assembly of EUROTAS 18 September 2013

Logo-Eurotas

 

European Transpersonal Association

A-1090 Vienna, Porzellangasse 56/2/10

www.eurotas.org, mail@eurotas.org

July 18, 2013

Dear members of EUROTAS,

 

We kindly invite you to participate in the General Assembly of EUROTAS, which will take place inMoldova, Chisinau, Hotel Codru, September 18, 2013, 15:00-19:00.

 

Agenda of the GA

  1. Welcome by the President of EUROTAS;
  2. Report of past year in EUROTAS;
  3. Report of this last year’s contribution from each of the Board Members;
  4. Financial Report and projected budget;
  5. Introduction of the current Delegates;
  6. Presentation of the New Members who have applied for EUROTAS membership and been reviewed;
  7. Proposals for the new President, new Board members and their duties;
  8. Presentation of people and organizations who are interested in becoming members;
  9. Planning – from present to the future;
  10. Membership – proposals for  conference EUROTAS 2014
  11. Any other business

 

We remind you, that the members of EUROTAS (paid the membership due for 2013/2014) have the following votes:

Individual membership – 1 vote;

Professional membership – 1 vote;

Lifetime membership – 1 vote;

Organizational membership – 5 votes.

 

All members are permitted to attend the General Assembly.

 

Hope to see you in Chisinau! Let us have an unforgettable time together again!

 

With Love,

Yours EUROTAS board

 

5. Latvia cooperation with Sophia University

 

Latvians cooperate with Sophia University in California

 

Dace Visnola (Dr.paed., Mag.sc.sal., art therapist and art teacher) from Latvia Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy Association has received the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program grant for research work on Expressive Arts for Wholeness in Sophia University, California. It will be take place from December 2013 till June 2014. Expressive Arts uses all media of art: visual, movement, music, drama and writing. This creative process connects to the body, psyche, soul, and world taking into consideration wholeness.

 

The goal of the proposed project is aimed at implementing expressive arts for wholeness using person-centered approach. Project activities will include extensive literature review and analysis in the field of expressive arts, development of study courses and programs for students and professionals inLatvia, aggregate suggestions and expressive arts methods for students and professionals who work with children. The intention is to participate in the Expressive Arts program and conduct interviews with professionals working in the field of expressive arts, as well as with the faculty members of the University who have specialized in this issue.

 

The project actually consists of two parts of the proposed research. The first one, expressive arts for wholeness of children is focused on theoretical backgrounds and practical issues including methods of expressive arts for children in different age groups developed by art educators and other professionals. This part will include exploring the methods of expressive arts for children with special needs because arts are children’s unspoken language and making arts is a way for their emotional healing and fostering well-being.

 

The second part, expressive arts for wholeness emphasizing on professionals who work with children (art teachers and others, social educators etc.) and who need recreation from time to time. This part will include expressive arts in every day life, helping in art making process with innovative self-expression, discovering a profound and recovering Inner Child, healing through making art.

The proposed project presumably should be viewed as the source of the professional development of students, art teachers and other professionals who work with children and using arts inLatvia.

 

This note was prepared by Dace Visnola with best wishes

 

6. GRETT

From the trimestrial newspaper, « P’tit synodies », from the GRETT,

The French Group of research in transpersonal therapies

THE BUILDERS’ CORNER – (Le coin des batisseurs)

Since its creation the GRETT has undertaken to promote research and the practise of transpersonal therapies. In this column, we inform you of recent progress and on-going projects.

 

Once again, the GRETT annual forum has fully satisfied its participants. Despite having to find our feet quickly when it came to installing the exhibition of Catherine Cluzel-Buron, Jean-Marc Buron andJacques Bardot, the bet we placed on meeting inside thePariswalls was a winning ticket. Both the participants and the audience were glad to benefit from an intimate space easily accessible by public transport. We would like to take the opportunity of this article to congratulate once again Christine Corade on her negotiation work.

 

The tale and music evening animated by Muriel Rojas Zamudio, Arno Pellerin and Anne Fischler was the mirror of the exhibition organised by Mimi l’Eveque and confirmed what was obvious: artistic expression is a fully fledged member of the transpersonal therapy family. We must not forget to invite it to our annual celebration.

 

The General Assembly was placed under the sign of participation. Whereas the Colibri and Indignado movements called upon citizens to shape society as they would like it, the board of directors of GRETT took stock of their actions: we should organise ourselves differently, confederate our local groups (the embassy network) in order to become more efficient!  But what do our members want? What is the purpose of GRETT? Which tools should we develop to best transmit our message? How should we develop our research section? How can we make known our  transpersonal movement professionally? In order to answer these questions a number of work groups were set up. We will keep you up-dated on their progress through this column.

 

If you would like to promote GRETT through your workplace or your professional network please contact Muriel Rojas Zamudio (murielrojas@hotmail.com) or Sandrine Michoud (Sandrine.michoud@free.fr).

 

The board of directors has grown and been restructured, so we take this occasion to welcome Christine Laurient, Didier Simonot, Eleonore Lavielle, Micheline Buffard, Michel Protopopoff, Jeanne Walter and Sandrine Pousseau. Thanks also to Evelyne Derriennic who proposes to relay all information toParis.

 

Consequently, here is an update of the workstations:

Do you want to make your activities known through ATHANOR? From now on please send your information to François Nicoleau (fr.nicoleau@orange.fr).

 

Do you want to propose your artistic work or that of a friend in the “P’tit Synodies” or at the Forum? Please contact Mimi L’Evêque (mimi.leveque@bluewin.ch)

Do you want to propose a partnership to GRETT or write for the Speaking Rod, “Le baton de parole” of the “P’tit Synodies”? Write to Muriel Rojas Zamudio (murielrojas@hotmail.com).

Articles can be send in French, English or Spanish.

 

Would you like to know more about the GRETT embassy network? From now on it’s Sandrine Michoud who drives the project. (Sandrine.michoud@free.fr).

 

Would you like to propose a conference subject or a speaker? Take this up with Didier Simonot (Didier.simonot@aliseadsl.fr).

 

We wish you all great holidays.

 

 

7. Irett

 

The IRETT institute, as you know, has to go through difficult times this year and the different audits that are happening threaten its survival in the same way. In a transpersonal perspective, we know well the “death and rebirth” process and this is exactly where we are.

 

But in another way, our activities are going well and students and clients are very satisfied with seminars and trainings.

 

Summertime will be like a transition and we’ll give more information about our projects in the next Newsletter.

 

Bernadette Blin

IRETT Director

 

 

8. Italy Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training

 

Information about The Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training (Scuola di Formazione in Psicoterapia Transpersonale) ofMilan,Italy. (TPT)

 

TPTis the first Four year post-graduation course accredited  by Government inEurope, Full Accredited by Department of  Education, University and research (MIUR) since 30th May, 2002 (Departmental Act published on The G.U. n. 144 of  21st June, 2002.)

TPT is promoted by Om Associazione per la Medicina e la Psicologia Transpersonale Transpersonal Medicine and Psychology Association) fromMilan,Italy.Omwas founded in  1982 by Marlene Silveira and Pier Luigi Lattuada.

 

The Administrator  of TPT is the Integral Transpersonal Institute Sas.

Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Ph.D. is the Director.

 

The goals for TPT include:

To produce graduates who possess advanced knowledge of transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy (Maslow, Grof, Wilber, Tart, Weil, etc.)

To produce graduates who possess advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of the Biotransenergetics, the Transpersonal discipline elaborated by Pier Luigi lattuada

To produce graduates who possess the skills and ability to apply the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology  and Biotransenergetics to the Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature in each individual, and of one’s most genuine human qualities.

To produce graduates who possess the skills and ability to apply the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology and Biotransenergetics to psychotherapy, as well as clinical, spiritual and other helping professions.

 

The expected learning outcomes are:

experiential training and personal integration of the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology and Biotransenergetics.

Ability to engage in individual and groups transpersonal psychotherapy practice.

Acquisition of skills and ability to apply transpersonal approach in families, communities, companies.

Skills for providing leadership in advancing the field of transpersonal psychology.

Growth in Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature mindfulness, and compassion.

 

For more info www.integraltranspersonal.com

P. L. Lattuada

 

9. Italy: The Integral Transpersonal  Journal

News from Integral Transpersonal Journal

 

Psychotherapy has always struggled between science and philosophy. We must consider that people taking decisions in the field of health care, education and social services, rely more on scientific demonstration than philosophical discussion. Research is essential to apply human science in practice. Research does not have to follow the bio-medical approach of an evidence based and causative model. Qualitative research methods have a different approach and they have been widely applied in psychology and psychotherapy research.

The relevance of research in transpersonal psychology has been already recognized by many writers in theUS. As a European association I think that it is time for us to get onto this path.

The Integral Transpersonal Journal has a strong commitment in this direction. We welcome articles discussing clinical reports, and research studies on many different topics relevant to the transpersonal approach to healing and therapy. Our aim is to disseminate research knowledge among EUROTAS members and those interested in the transpersonal view in the academic world. For this reason we are applying for a psych-info indexing. I hope that through this Journal I may share my research passion and the transpersonal view with as many people as possible.

Giovanna Calabrese M.D. Ph.D

Director of the Integral Transpersonal Journal

 

10. News from Greece
synthesis

SYNTHESIS the Hellenic Association for Transpersonal Psychology is pleased to announce they are running two Educational Programs for therapists. Part 1 & 2 of Regression Therapy training will take place in Athens, on the 27th,28th & 29th September 2013, with Vitor Rodrigues PhD, as part of a training course in Regression Therapy, with supervision to follow.

 

Holotropic Breathwork experience with Bernadette Blin & Alexandra Raffin Koopman will take place in Athenson the 25, 26, 27 & 28th of October 2013. This is part of an experiential course, already begun at the end of June, and that will move into training for therapists, after five experiential workshops.

 

Preparations are underway for the Worldwide Conference to be held in Georgioupolis Crete, at the Pilot Beach Hotel Resort in 2014. We are looking forward to a successful conference in this beautiful surrounding area between Rethymnon and Chania, and welcoming guest speakers from different parts of the world.

 

11. 4th Transpersonal Summer Academy in Latvia

 

The 4th Transpersonal Summer Academy in Latvia „GARĀ PUPA” (The Beanstalk) took place inLatvia, at the education and recreation center, “Ratnieki,” on July 14-19, 2013.

 

TheTranspersonalSummerAcademyis an annual summer camp, organized by the Latvian Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy Association. There are several parallel workshops led by experienced teachers during the day and common activities such as spiritual practices, presentations and concerts in the evenings. This is an event, where participants, mostly psychologists and psychotherapists, can gain deeper knowledge in a chosen workshop, have an exchange of experience, and a possibility to present their own methods in the evenings.

 

This year there were two workshops:

The World of Overtone”, led by Merited Professors and UNESCO competition laureates  Olga Anisimova and Galina Perfenova fromPetersburg,Russia. Working with overtones means investigating inner resonance and joining in the outer sounds. It is the laboratory of one’s personal sound, search for voluminous sounding and a new dimension.

 

“Shamanic Journey Circle”, led bySteven Schmitz, Ph.D. from California, Professor at Sophia University (USA) and EUROTAS Board Member. This three-day seminar provided a deeper understanding of sacred ceremony, experiences of shamanic journeying to live drumming, and ideas of how to integrate this spiritual practice into one’s every day life.

 

“I want to thank Ingrida Indane, President of the Latvian Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy Association, for inviting me to this year’sSummerAcademyto share my work. I also want to thank Inese Berzina and her team for their great organization of this transpersonal event. The event went smoothly. The place where theSummerAcademywas held was both beautiful and comfortable. Ratneiki was an excellent space for offering a workshop. The people who attended my workshop were very interested and engaged with the information and shamanic practices that I provided. I felt very welcome and appreciated. The planned evening events were also very enjoyable. I would recommend thisSummerAcademyto anyone interested in learning more about transpersonal psychology.” -Steven Schmitz, Ph.D.

 

12. News from Serge Beddington – Behrens Ph.D

Behrens

It has been a long time since you have received news from me. I   want to let you know that I have just  written a book which comes out in September and which represents the fruits of my thinking over the past two decades. It is called ‘AWAKENING THE UNIVERSAL HEART; A GUIDE FOR SPIRITUAL ACTIVISTS. ’ All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to start the Institute for Spiritual Activism, the creation of which has been dear to my heart for many years. This  institute will have an information centre, put on lectures, retreats and seminars  from well known activists, and support individuals, couples, groups and, very important, corporations, to awaken their higher human potential and amplify their capacity to become increasingly potent forces for change in the world.

 

13. Humanistic Psychology – John Rowan

 

John Rowan an old friend of many in EUROTAS writes:

 

A Celebration of 50 years of Humanistic Psychology!

 

On the 7-8 September inLondonthere will be an event which will be of some excitement to all those who have been involved with humanistic psychology in any way. The 30 presenters include Maureen O’Hara from the USA, Mick Cooper from Scotland, Peter Hawkins, John Rowan, Andrew Samuels, Colin Lago, Robin Shohet, Nick Totton, Carmen Ablack, Martin Pollekoff, Richard House, Judy Ryde,

Jure Biechonski fromEstonia, and others of note.  It is being organized jointly by the Association for Humanistic Psychology inBritainand the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and full details may be found on either of their websites – ahpb.org and psychotherapy.org.uk.  It is being held inLondon, and is easily accessible to all.

 

This looks like being an exciting event, and many members of EUROTAS will recognise many of the themes being introduced and featured.  Come one, come all!

 

Best wishes –

John

 

Dr John Rowan

 

 

14. A note from Professor Gabrielle Pelicci

 

Please contact me if you would like to be in touch with Gabrielle. She may come to the Moldova EUROTAS Conference.

Hi John,
I am interested in learning more about EUROTAS  and your role as editor of the newsletter. I am a professor of transpersonal studies in the US and I spend summers in Europe with my German husband. I would like to get more involved in the transpersonal community in Europe and you seem like an excellent person to talk to. I hope we can connect.
Best,
Gabrielle

 

15. Germany:  Sylvester Walch

2. Ausgabe, Juli 2013

Liebe Leute,

einen herzlichen Gruß an Sie alle, die sich für denNewsletter von Sylvester Walch interessieren. Er soll dazu dienen, Sie über meine neuesten Aktivitäten zu informieren. Weitergehende Informationen finden Sie auf meiner Homepage.

 

16. Spain: Manuel Almendro

Dear friends:

 

Is a pleasure for us to report that recently has been published our paper Dissipative Processes in Psychology from psyche to totality in International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.

 

This paper deals with the application of Chaos Theories on consciousness and spiritual processes.(Manuel Almendro and Daniella Weber)

Thirty-two years of work and research support this article and the corresponding book yet to be published in English language

 

http://www.transpersonalstudies.org/ImagesRepository/ijts/Downloads/Almendro%20&%20Weber.pdf

 

 

Sincerely

Teresa

Oxigeme secretary

 

And

Manuel Almendro

Doctor in Psychology. Psychologist specialist in clinical psychology

Member of  EFPA (European federation of psychology association)

Registered Euro Psy Psychologist and specialist in psychotherapy.

Director of Oxigeme. Center for a Psychology of Consciousness

Phs. 34  91 445 65 65  Madrid.  34 679 10 86 14. Barcelona. Spain.

www.oxigeme.com  almen@oxigeme.com

 

17. A note from the Editor

 

Dear Reader,

 

Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (two paragraphs maximum please.) I will be happy to edit the English so do not spend too much time on that!  If you send me information in January, September or May it will be possible for it to be included in the EUROTAS newsletter the following month. Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org

 

Thank you and with  best wishes

 

As ever

John

No. 69 - 03-03-2013

No. 69 - 03-03-2013

3 March 2013

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

1. A Letter from our President

2. A Note from the Editor

3. XV EUROTAS Conference Moldova 19-22 September

4. International Institute for Consciousness Symposium

5. About your Board – Lyudmila Scortesca

6. 12th GRETT Forum in Paris 22-24 March

7. EUROTAS Newsletter: A Note from the Director

8. The First Transpersonal University

9. Second TP Conference of Baltic Countries, 20-21 April

10. Transpersonal Perspectives 22-24 March 2013

11. A note from Professor Gabrielle Pelicci

12. Fausto Sergej’s views on EUROTAS

13. The Wisdom Conference – Steven Schmitz

14. John Rowan on the New Transpersonal

15. First United Eurasian Congress – Gennady Brevde

16. Information about the International Institute of Consciousness

17. Contemplative Fire Workshop

18. Last Words

 

 

1. A Letter from our President

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

The last Board meeting was at the end of January in Barcelona. Our Board consists of very special people: Ten professionals giving freely of their valuable time and work for the sake of EUROTAS. They all share the vision that the transpersonal will make a difference to our world and that its current problems only can be resolved by mindful thinking and action and the awareness of the spiritual nature of human life.

EUROTAS currently evolves into wider fields. Increasingly we can become aware of it as a professional body while it keeps its Sangha spirit, which EUROTAS has preserved from its beginning in the 1980s.

Highlights of the discussion at the Board Meeting:

  • The XV EUROTAS conference “Human Potential, Education, and Consciousness Evolution” in Chisinau, Moldova, 19-22 September 2013. The conference is organized by the Moldavian Transpersonal Association which this year celebrates its  Tenth  anniversary . The Director is Lyudmila Scortesca.
  • Accredited Institutes : now we have  six EUROTAS accredited Training Institutes.
  • Twinning of Training Institutes: Now we have seven Eurotas Organizational Members  that signed an agreement with the intent to cooperate –  to share scientific documentation, create common projects and help each other to strengthen their work. We will exchange students and teachers with the intention to realize the vision of an European Training Institute for Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
  • A high level research-group in transpersonal psychology and  psychotherapy was initiated by Giovanna Calabrese, Regina Hess, Lindy McMullin, and Rona Newmark and  has started its work. Contact: hess-r@gmx.net
  • The Integral Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Subscriptions and high quality articles are highly welcomed. transpersonal@fastwebnet.it
  • As an expansion of the ECCA or as foundation of a new committee, there is a need to validate and accredit new transpersonal psychotherapeutic methods. These methods have to fulfill the high standards which are the basis of the certification of our therapists and the accreditation of institutes. We feel that this is an highly important theme, and we working on it.
  • A  new philosophical department of EUROTAS, initiated by Tatjana Ginsburg. Gennady Brevde brevde@gmail.com  is working  on its structure.  Ideas and  proposals  for networking are welcomed.
  • Ongoing work on the structure of EUROTASFor two months now, EUROTAS  has an Executive Director (Ingrida Indane). She is doing all the administrative work for EUROTAS and coordinates the current projects. For all Board Members this seemed to be an extremely valuable step because it creates a clear structure and assures that ideas, projects, decisions, plans and words  become realized actions.

Please will national associations, training institutes, and individuals who have not already done so  apply for membership.

You will become part of a creative community. At EUROTAS conferences, members will be given priority as presenters and will receive complimentary copies of  the Integral Transpersonal Journal (ITJ)

The next EUROTAS  Board meeting will be from  June, 10-13 in Paris. Ideas and proposals for projects are welcomed. Please send them  to Ingrida Indane mail@eurotas.org at the EUROTAS Office.

Some days now there is a feeing of spring in the air. Let us enjoy and celebrate the thought of  the eternal renewal of life!

 

Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

Freiburg, Germany

 

2. A Note from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Please send information about yourself, your association and any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (two paragraphs maximum please.) I will be happy to edit the English so do not spend too much time on that!  If you send me information in January, September or May it will be possible for it to be included in the EUROTAS newsletter the following month. Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org

Thank you and with  best wishes

As ever

John

 

3. XV EUROTAS Conference Moldova, 19-22 September

The 15th European Conference of Transpersonal Psychology will be at

Chisinau, Moldova, September 19-22, 2013.

“Human Potential, Education, and Consciousness Evolution”

Global Knowledge Sharing

The mission of the 15th EUROTAS conference is to share the knowledge we have gained about human potential and consciousness evolution from years of practice and research in Transpersonal Studies and to inform educational systems how to encourage individual and societal transformation for future generations.

We invite international multi-disciplinary presentations from scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, and consciousness studies.

 

Call for Proposals from presenters and registration for attendees will start on January 20, 2013. Please go to the registration link on the 2013 EUROTAS Conference website at:   
www.eurotas2013.com

 

Dear Friends,

We will be glad to welcome you to  the 15th EUROTAS International Conference  which will take place in Moldova, Chisinau, 19-22 September, 2013.

The themes of the Conference reflect the most important issues of our time “HUMAN POTENTIAL, EDUCATION, AND CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLUTION.”

Our life in the modern world is too materialistic and rationalized, there is a separation between body and mind, matter and spirit, subject and object. Transpersonal vision according to  the ancient wisdom recognizes that this separation is just an illusion.

Over 300 participants from the  Germany, France, Italy, England, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia, Argentina, South Africa and the U.S. will share their knowledge on the development of human potential and consciousness evolution and discuss the transpersonal theme of educating the whole person and nurturing mind, body, emotions, creativity, social relations, and spirit in the in the educational process.

At the Conference  a variety of methods and practices will be presented together with discussions and workshops in the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, art and health.

Do not miss this unique event, which will take place on 19-22 September, 2013 at  the hotels “Codru” and “Jolly Alon”. Welcome to the world of exciting possibilities!

The greatest source of a nation is the potential of its people.

 

For more information please visit the website at: http://www.eurotas2013.com/en/

 

4. International Institute for Consciousness Symposium

 

 IBP

The International Institute for Consciousness-Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V. Freiburg / Germany

Invites you to its second

Symposium-  “Living now!”

2013, June 22nd  in St. Peter near Freiburg / Germany.

www.consciousness-exploration.org

 

 

Dear friends,

the Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy Freiburg invites you to its second symposium.

It will take place on the 22nd of June 2013, at the “Geistliches Zentrum”, the former abbey of St. Peter’s in the Black Forest.

“Living – now” accentuates the enormous significance of the present moment in the course of the individual art of living. Past and future, the individual, the collective, and the eternal are crystallized in the present moment. By consciously perceiving the present moment, body, soul, and spirit melt into each other. All human problems, as well as their solutions, are contained in the present moment – a knowledge which is characteristic of all new therapy approaches.

“Living now” is a basic experience for Ingo B. Jahrsetz, one of the founders of our institute. He will be 70 soon and wants to celebrate his birthday in the framework of this symposium.

We’d be very happy to see you in St. Peter and would ask you to register as soon as possible.  St. Peter is a tourist region. We recommend you to book a room early, if you need one.

 

Freiburg / Germany 3/14/2013

Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Rainer Pervöltz, Jaya Herbst

 

5. About your Board – Lyudmila Scortesca

 

In order for you to know us better  Board Members will add something to the Newsletter from time to time. The first is written by Lyudmila:

Once upon a time, the doctors said that I had an incurable illness and they could not  help me.

And then began my journey into the transpersonal. This led me to the complete healing of the body. Since then I look for answers to unexplained phenomena of the rational mind and accompany people in their personal journey to their own discoveries. In this work I am helped by the philosophies of mystical traditions, or “resilient philosophies” – Buddhism, Shamanism and Taoism.

My basic education was in Russian literature, then sociology and political science. Ten years ago I radically changed the direction of my activities, and graduated from the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis and social management, which allowed me to choose the Transpersonal approach and depth psychology. Then I founded the Transpersonal Association in Moldova and I began to provide training, counseling, and organize training programs.

In 2007-2008, I was involved in research on the effect of sound on the functional state of the brain of astronauts and military personnel at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Aerospace Medicine in Moscow. Based on these studies, technology was created for the correction of functional states in which I participated as a co-author.

In my work I use the methods that I have studied over the years in various centers and institutes: sound technologies, holotropic breathwork, body work, process-oriented work, dreamwork, meditation, insight therapy, integrative psycho technologies.

Since 2010 I have been  a Board member EUROTAS responsible for promotion, new projects and the popularization of knowledge using video technology.

This year I am the organizer of the 15th EUROTAS Conference, September 19-22 2013 in Moldova.

 

6. 12th GRETT Forum in Paris  22-24 March 2013

 

12th Forum of GRETT in Paris

22, 23 & 24th March 2013

THE INITIATORY MASCULINE

The times in which we live are brutal and chaotic at many levels. We have to ask ourselves many questions concerning our power, both internal and external: the masculine and the feminine at work within us, with others and in the world.

Initiatory Masculine

you who picks us up, makes us vertical and structures us,

who gives us form, force and vital, intense joy in life as it springs forth

as well as the wonderful adventure of knowledge”.

 

Today the Masculine is to be honoured,  to be woken up perhaps… to be allowed to express itself in any case. Groups of conscious men exist who share their life experience and make their way between men … for an expression other than that given by the traditional social and professional roles, through an expression of the soul.

The MASCULINE which initiates life, turns intention and thoughts into action. The MASCULINE which allows to differentiate, which allows the child, little by little, to leave the initial Feminine, to discover other shores and to encounter other tribes;

The MASCULINE which slices with his sword and protects with his shield. The MASCULINE which structures and organises the community’s activities. Inside each of us there is this Masculine force, whether we are men or women, how can we recognise this, accept it, nourish it, make it grow, tame it?

How can this mysterious difference within us be fully respected and canalised for the better of the world? This difference is fertile, alive, whenever masculine and feminine have sufficient space for both to exist. Let us be initiated to that through these few days in Paris ….

Conferences, round tables especially open to exchange between participants and speakers; each day the possibility of choosing amongst 4 suggested workshops.

 

Please be aware that this forum is in French!

You can find more information on: http://grettforum2011.perso.sfr.fr/plaquetteForum2013P.pdf

7. EUROTAS Newsletter:  A Note from the Executive Director

 

The EUROTAS Newsletter is the best and quickest way to inform all our EUROTAS society about the transpersonal activities, interests, possibilities and experience from all over the world.

If you would like to:

– inform EUROTAS about  your (or your institution’s) activities – seminars, conferences, meetings and invite  participants from other countries;

– share your experience in the transpersonal field;

– inform EUROTAS members  about your scientific research;

– find cooperation partners from other countries for a project;

– ask for support or assistance.

 

JUST WRITE A SHORT ARTICLE ABOUT IT TO THE EUROTAS NEWSLETTER!

 

Half of a page at most! But the editor will amend your English if necessary so do not be afraid to write!

We EUROTAS members  are  all interested- what are your or your Institution’s  plans for the current period? How are transpersonal ideas are developing in your country?

Perhaps,

– we can cooperate;

– we can share experience;

– we can get inspired by you;

– or we can learn from your mistakes?

 

IF YOU DO NOT WRITE, HOW CAN WE KNOW IT?

 

The results of the inquiry, made in September, 2012 during the EUROTAS Conference in Latvia showed, that the highest motivation for being member of EUROTAS is  “The exchange of experience and opportunity for co-operation globally”. Let us develop it even more with the help of the EUROTAS Newsletter!

 

We will wait for your articles this year by  the end of February, May and October  for the current numbers of the Newsletter. But just send material at any time and it will make the next newsletter

 

Please send the articles to the e-mail of John Drew profdrew@eurotas.org

You can find previous Newsletters on EUROTAS web: www.eurotas.com

 

We will remind you of this few times a year.

 

LET US BE ACTIVE AND COOPERATE!

 

With Love and hope for active cooperation,

Ingrida Indane, EUROTAS executive director

8. The First Transpersonal University

 

One of the EUROTAS organizational members, The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, located in Palo Alto, California, USA, recently changed its name and its academic status. ITP is now called Sofia University and is the first and only transpersonal university in the world. It emerges from and will build on a 37 year tradition of ITP’s transformative, transpersonal education. While still maintaining its Graduate School of Transpersonal Studies, Sofia University is now expanding transpersonal values and perspectives into disciplines other than psychology and is also adding a school of undergraduate studies. For more information visit their website at: www.sofia.edu

 

9. Second TP Conference of Baltic Countries, 20-21 April

 

The Second Transpersonal Conference of the Baltic Countries “ Altered states of consciousness as the main resource for the development of personality and society”   will take place on the  20th-21st April, 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.  The conference is organized by The International Transpersonal Association Whole World and The Lithuanian Transpersonal Association Visas Pasaulis Manyje.

We are inviting psychology and psychotherapy professionals, experts in various fields of culture and all concerned people who are interested both in the ancient tradition and the latest trends in modern psychology to be participators and presenters.

For further information and participation please contact Marius Daugelavichyus +370 659 18242, info@psichologas.eu

Main topics and directions:

Altered states of consciousness (ASC) as a phenomenon of human life and psychical activity
Practical effect of using methods, based on ASC
Sharing experiences of ASC

Altered states of consciousness in human life
Altered states of consciousness in society

Sub-topics of the Conference:

– Different types of states of consciousness: from madness to genius
– The influence of individual states in changing of the social life
– The role of altered states of consciousness in culture, art and everyday life
– Creativity and flexibility of thinking in ASC
– Intuition, insight and enlightenment
– How to increase the amount of talent
– Introduction to the practice of ASC on transpersonal experience
– Influence of media on human personality
– Person’s limitations and how to get out of them
– Sharing experiences of leading experts in various fields of applied psychology and psychotherapy

 

10. Transpersonal Perspectives Gathering  22-24 March 2013

 

A Transpersonal Perspectives Gathering

 

Charney Manor in Oxfordshire

Friday 22nd to 24th March, 2013.

 

It is with delight and gratitude that I can announce that Marie  Angelo, Sue Chapman and Julia Crabtree have agreed to give presentations/workshops at this weekend.

Marie Angelo studied for ‘various psychology degrees’ (as she puts it!) before bringing together her love of post-Jungian studies and Western esoteric arts in her Doctorate ‘The Imaginal Tree: a psychological study of Active Imagination as Education’ (Sussex University). She went on to create the MA in Transpersonal Arts and Practice at the University of Chichester,with a pathway of ‘Transformative Studies’ designed as an imaginal studies journey of initiation.

Marie will be opening our gathering on Friday evening with an inspiring talk, which will be an enticing taster for her presentation on the Sunday morning, with images to inspire and illuminate our experiences of Transformation.

Transformation

There will be Dream Sharing, Tai chi, Mediation and Yoga to choose from before breakfast for the early risers. On Saturday evening there will be a light hearted ‘Any Questions’ where you will have an opportunity to ask a panel a question. Our previous Chair of the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, Mark Price has kindly agreed to be Chair.

A small exhibition of participants art or craft work will be displayed in the Art room.

Invitation to submit work will be on the booking form.

There will also be space and time to enjoy good conversations, quiet reflection, and the lovely Manor and surroundings, not to mention the delicious food.

The cost will be £245.00.

www.sesame-institute.org

www.marysmailsoulworks.co.uk

 

 

11. A note from Professor Gabrielle Pelicci

 

Please contact me if you would like to be in touch with Gabrielle. She may come to the Moldova EUROTAS Conference

Hi John,
I am interested in learning more about EUROTAS  and your role as editor of the newsletter. I am a professor of transpersonal studies in the US and I spend summers in Europe with my German husband. I would like to get more involved in the transpersonal community in Europe and you seem like an excellent person to talk to. I hope we can connect.

Best,
Gabrielle

 

 

12. Fausto Sergej’s views on EUROTAS

 

Dear friends and colleagues

 

First of all I wish you all a wonderful New Year.

May the new area of peace and full consciousness become a reality in this world.

It is with sadness that I see so many efforts being suffocated by bureaucracy and stupidity not just in France.

Hopefully we will be successful in cooperating amongst each other, supporting and creating permanent visions and prosperity within our movement.

I recommend that we give our movement a new face in which we can clearly see the differences of professional orientation and yet the common aim is clearly stated also. In all the professional fields we are engaged in we work towards a unifying philosophy and a hand on practical understanding.  It is eminently important that we can clearly define ourselves within our professions and yet point to the overall binding system.

It should be visible and understandable on all our appearances, be they written, visual or otherwise on the internet or on official papers that we are highly professionals in each and every one of our fields.

We need clear statements and visual appearances for each profession. In addition to that we need a new overall comprehensive corporate identity.

Let us work together in an integral and transpersonal way.

 

Best wishes to all of you

Fausto Sergej

 

 

13. The Wisdom Conference – Steven Schmitz

 

I listened to some of this. You can hear Jack Cornfield and Eckhart Tolle and others just by joining the Conference website  – see below

Steven Schmitz a member of the EUROTAS Board writes

 

Dear John,

 

Hello, my friend. How are you?  I hope this email finds you happy and healthy.

 

A Russian colleague of mine sent me the information of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference that is going on this weekend in San Francisco. They are offering a live stream of the conference. There are spiritual teachers and business leaders of Silicon Valley companies like LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, a congressman who wrote a book about bringing mindfulness to government and politics, Conscious Leadership, Compassionate Business, etc. I thought of you and thought you might be interested in viewing some of this. Enjoy.

 

Love,

Steven

 

Couldn’t make the conference this year?
Join the Wisdom 2.0 Livestream, now playing!

www.wisdom2conference.com

 

14. John Rowan on the New Transpersonal

 

John Rowan has spoken at  many EUROTAS Annual Meetings. This is his new workshop

 

John Rowan Workshop 2013

Saturday 16th March

THE NEW TRANSPERSONAL

The transpersonal is the land of creativity, of playfulness, of no boundaries, of no restrictions, of endless joy.  It is full of imagery, guided fantasies, unguided fantasies, sudden leaps, unpredictable discoveries.  It is the most fun of any approach to coaching, counseling or psychotherapy. That is why I love it.

Until recently, the problem with using the transpersonal in coaching, counseling and psychotherapy has been the perceived difficulty in accessing transpersonal states of consciousness.  To enter the Subtle or Causal state, to access the Bhakti or Jnana mode of being, seemed to require years of meditation and commitment to severe forms of discipline.  Two events have changed all this.  Firstly the discovery of the Wilber/Combs Lattice, which shows theoretically that anyone at any stage of personal development can have a real experience of these mystical states of consciousness; and secondly the discovery of the Big Mind process of Dennis Genpo Merzel, which showed that anyone at any stage of personal development can actually and practically enter these states for short periods of time.  This also applies to the Nondual state of consciousness, and we shall be exploring this too.  It also ties in very well with dialogical self theory, which avoids words like ‘subpersonalities’ (which are not really suitable) and speaks instead of I-positions.

This means that within the confines of a workshop, given the necessary pointing out instructions, it is possible to find within oneself  the mystical states of being which go far beyond everyday consciousness, and which  have been talked about in the ancient traditions for hundreds of years.  And indeed to use them in a short session with a client, getting a real sense of what this is like.  John Rowan has been studying these new ideas for ten years now, and has been using them in his own work in several countries in Europe, but this is the first time that they have been launched fully in the form of a Masterclass.

Participants will find themselves embarking on a journey which may be quite new for them, and there is no restriction on who may take part.  This is something which makes accessible to any well-functioning practitioner the latest work in the transpersonal area, and this can be really exciting for all concerned.  There will be handouts and a booklist, a paper on third tier thinking, and a CPD certificate to take away.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………

John Rowan has been exploring these ideas since 2003, and has written several papers with detailed arguments which have been published.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, and of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.  He has been meditating every morning since 1982, achieving kensho and other known landmarks of the practice.  His latest book is ‘Personification’

 

 

15. First United Eurasian Congress – Gennady Brevde

 

“Psychotherapy without Borders: Past, Present and Future.”

 

From 2-10 July in Moscow will take place the main event in psychotherapy of our decade: The First United Eurasian Congress for Psychotherapy (XIX Congress of the European Association for Psychotherapy and VII Pan Asian Congress for Psychotherapy.)

The program promises to be bright and multifarious. It includes workshops and presentations of the chief masters in psychotherapy from Europe and Asia. The program of the Congress and events in its framework, and also the atmosphere of warm communication are aimed to produce ample experience, deliver fruitful knowledge and skills, and assist the processes of professional growth and development of personality. The presence of transpersonal and spiritually-oriented psychotherapy will be considerable.

The Congress will start with an opening session, conducted by two presidents: Ingo Jahrsetz, president of EUROTAS and Vladimir Maykov, president of the  Russian Transpersonal Association with team support.

Also, we are planning an  impressive Transpersonal symposium in framework of the Congress and 3-4 workshops in post-congress events.

Dear friend and colleague. You are welcome to participate in our psychotherapeutic festival!

If you want to be paper presenter (10’ presentation + 5’ discussion) in our Transpersonal symposium, please, ASAP connect with Gennady Brevde, coordinator of  the Transpersonal symposium and member of Organizing Committee of the Congress (<brevde@gmail.com>).

If you would like to participate in Congress as an attendee, please, go to http://eurasian-psychotherapy.com/cat/registration.html, fill in all required forms, register yourself and interact with Pavel Okaev at opa@msk.welt.ru.

 

If you have questions or proposals, feel free to contact Gennady.

We are looking forward to hearing  from you and to meet you in Moscow.

 

16. Information about the International Institute of Consciousness

 

Information about the International Institute of Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V.  (IBP)  Freiburg / Germany

 

From  Rainer Pervöltz

Dear friends,

at the conference in Latvia, there were several people who asked questions regarding  our institute; I would like, therefore, write a few lines to give you some basic information.

When Ingo Jahrsetz and I started about five years ago to have ideas about a new training organisation, we both had in mind to create a centre – other than the Freiburg Transpersonal School before – which would have an international dimension. We wanted Freiburg/Germany to become a place, where we could invite trainers and students from other countries to be part of our training program and, at the same time, create an international network with other places.

Now we are a team of 4 German trainers, and, next to us, there are six trainers from other European countries and the United States (see below).

Our vision is to gradually enlarge our program so that students from abroad can come to Germany and engage in one of our trainings, and German students may travel to one of the other countries and subscribe there for courses which they might find interesting.  All classes are part of the EUROTAS Training Certificate.

At the moment, we offer two training courses here in Germany, one of two years and one of three. The two years program is called “Transpersonal Therapeutic Tools” and aims at teaching people how to do transpersonal psychotherapy in a very practical way.  There are elements of Gestalt, Body Psychotherapy, Dream Body and  Energy Work and aspects of how to run a “talking session” with a transpersonal background.  Of course, this is transpersonal therapy as we understand it, there are different  transpersonal roads that may lead to Rome.  But hopefully, through the manifold discussions we have in EUROTAS, we will all come to a more basic, fundamental comprehension of our way of working, without neglecting the preciousness of our individual approaches.

 

The 3 years training is a formation in Transpersonal Breathwork, Psychology of Consciousness and Spiritual Guidance. There is an intense part of self-exploration through Holotropic Breathwork, process-oriented systemic work, group-sharing and meditation. The theoretical part covers the essential knowledge of transpersonal psychotherapy, psychopathology, and selected knowledge of the old spiritual traditions. Transpersonal Breathwork also is taught as a technique and tool in process of psychotherapeutic growth and spiritual healing.

Next to these two trainings there are other courses in Healing Work, Focusing, and different forms of Meditation and Awareness. As an affiliate of the institute there is a strong department in Eastern Europe, which is called the Eastern European Faculty.  Trainings are held in voice-dialogue and other areas of transpersonal psychotherapy. The EEF is led by Gennady Brevde. In Freiburg, our first two training programs have started. Some of the trainers from abroad will join them and teach here. We are still developing ideas of how to become more of an international crew of both trainers and students. You are happily invited to join us in this adventure in whichever way you feel inclined to.

 

International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V.

Freiburg / Germany

Internationales Institut für Bewusstseinserforschung und Psychotherapie

Freiburg e.V.  (IBP)

Directors:

Ingo Jahrsetz and Rainer Pervöltz

Trainers:

Dietrich Franke (Germany)

Jaya Herbst (Germany)

Bernadette Blin (France)

Ursula Gugelmann (Switzerland)

Judith Miller (United States)

Gennady Brevde and Sergei Strekalov (Russia)

Vitor Rodrigues  (Portugal)

mail@bewusstseinserforschung.de

http://bewusstseinserforschung.de/

 

http://consciousnessexploration.org

 

 

17. Contemplative Fire Workshop

 

Dear Contemplative Fire friend

 

For the third year in a row, the thought provoking speaker, Margaret Silf, will be leading a Contemplative Fire weekend in Sheffield, open to all (see below for details). This will be based upon her imaginative, ‘time-travel’ biography of Ignatius Loyola Just call me Lopez. I hope you will be able to make it and/or to pass on the details to others in your network. Last time, people travelled for quite some distance to work with Margaret. Information re booking is in the body of this email.

 

A graced Lent to you,

Philip

Margaret Silf, writer and spiritual guide, leads:

‘Just Call Me Lopez’: A Story of Imperfection & Grace

A Contemplative Fire weekend workshop retreat on Ignatius Loyola

at Whirlow Grange Conference and Spirituality Centre, Sheffield, S11 9RX (for sat navs)

Friday 31st May—Sunday 2nd June 2013

Cost £12 Fri eve only; Weekend including Friday evening: £180 residential/£130 non-residential

 

During this weekend we will explore some aspects of the story of Ignatius Loyola (‘Lopez’) – a very flawed individual who was radically open to the flow of divine grace, and became a guide for many. We will take a fresh look at Ignatius’ story, and connect its flow with the movements of our own lives and hearts, encouraging us to discover the story of God’s grace active in our own imperfection. Philip Roderick will host the weekend and facilitate reflective space and worship.

 

The weekend starts with supper, Friday 6pm (for residents) and evening session for all at 7.30pm.

Beginning with a walk through some of the main movements of Ignatius’ early life, then meeting the motherless child; the renegade teenager; the flamboyant courtier; the stubborn and arrogant soldier; the defeated warrior; the disgruntled convalescent and the frustrated day-dreamer, and God’s presence to all of these.

 

During the rest of the weekend, we will reflect more fully on

  • the experience of disappointment, failure and despair. and how we might respond to them more creatively
  • the possibility of mystical experience, and the extraordinary grace that dwells in the heart of ordinary experience.
  • the struggle with tensions, seeking the grace, in Ignatius’ words, of ‘tuning the human instrument to God’.

Margaret was born and raised in Sheffield, is the author of many books for spiritual pilgrims and spends much of her time ‘on the road’ nationally and internationally, facilitating retreats and accompanying others on their journeys.

 

The retreat workshop is based on the book of the same name, Just call me Lopez, (Loyola Press, 2012) and assumes no prior knowledge of Ignatian spirituality. NB Friday evening is bookable as a standalone event.

 

To book please contact Whirlow Grange directly on 0114 2363173; email: info@whirlowgrange.co.uk or download a brochure with booking form from the spirituality section of the Whirlow Grange website: http://www.whirlowgrange.co.uk/spirituality/

 

If you would like to be removed from Contemplative Fire’s email list, please reply to this email typing ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

 

Philip Roderick

Contemplative Fire

0114 262 0655

www.contemplativefire.org

Reg Charity No: 1106392

 

18. Last Words.

 

New Year Message from Ingo Jahrsetz

 

Dear John

Wishing you peaceful Christmas days and happiness for the upcoming year.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and your friendship. Attached you’ll find a picture of the holy mountain Arunachala in India which Ramana Maharshi treated as his teacher and embodiment of Shiva. I am called to climb this mountain for the third time in several days.

 

Love

Ingo

No. 68 - 17-11-2012

No. 68 - 17-11-2012

November 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

1. A Letter from our President

2. A Note from the Editor

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia,
20-23 September 2012

4. IRETT in France – Bernadette Blin

5. News from Estonia  – Jure Biechonski

6. Integral Transpersonal Journal –news from the Director

7. A Resolution for further discussion

8. Information about the International Institute of Consciousness
Exploration and Psychotherapy.  Freiburg / Germany

9. Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training, Milan, Italy

10. IRETT  The Silk Road 17-28  May 2013/ Stan Groff in Paris?

11. “Somewhere over the Rainbow”  –  from Regina Hess

12. EUROTAS Conference in 2013 in Moldova – Lyudmila Scortesca.

13. Transpersonal Perspectives Autumn Gathering

14. The GRETT Professional College

15. Last Words

 

 

1. A Letter from our President

Dear Colleagues and Friends.

The core of EUROTAS is its members and their communications. One good thing which supports this is the EUROTAS newsletter. Thanks to John Drew it has a long tradition. For many years it has been compiled and edited by John – over 68 editions – which sometimes required a lot of patience and was not an easy work to do. So thank you very much John for the years you did this work and stimulated and supported our communications. Thank you also that you have agreed to continue.
In recent years EUROTAS has grown and the mutual exchange of information between members is increasing. Several new members may not know that they can use the Newsletter for their communications. If you are a member of EUROTAS, an individual, professional member, an association or an institute – please send your news and other contributions regularly to be given wider circulation through our Newsletter  to profdrew@eurotas.org.

What is new – in future the newsletter will be edited three times the year at fixed dates in October, February  and June.

This year again it was possible that the EUROTAS Board was able to meet three times – twice in Riga and once in Vienna.

The main subjects we discussed were:

  • the powerful creative and mystic EUROTAS conference in Latvia this September. Thank you once more Ingrida Indane and your team for this work. The conference discussed a resolution  which also is published in this Newsletter.
  • EUROTAS next conferences: 2013 in Moldavia. September 19 to 22, 2013. The Human Potential, Education, and Consciousness Evolution. (Lyudmila Scortesca and her team)
  • 2014 in Crete / Greece. October 2 to 5, 2014. Metamorphosis. (Lindy McMullin and her team)
  • ITJ Integral Transpersonal journal. The official journal of EUROTAS. Discussion how to improve it and the collaboration with JTR – online Journal  Transpersonal Research edited by Roman Gonzalvo
  • Daisy.net – the online teaching and listening facility. (Lyudmila Scortesca).
  • The improvement of the EUROTAS constitution and its ratification by the General Assembly in Riga Sept. 2012.
  • The discussion around a professional psychotherapeutic branch of EUROTAS and its application for  membership of EAP. It was a big disappointment for us that our application in June was rejected. We see this as a challenge to make more visible the professional psychotherapeutic potential within our association.
  • Our working group ECCA was able to certify according to EUROTAS criteria several transpersonal psychotherapists and to accredit three more EUROTAS training institutes.
    There are now 4 four EUROTAS accredited training institutes of transpersonal psychotherapy:
    Austria. The Austrian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy. www.transpersonal.at
    France. Institute Respiration et Therapie Transpersonel. (IRETT) www.irett.net
    Germany. International Institute of Consciousness-Exploration and Psychotherapy. (IBP) www.consciousness-exploration.org
    Estonia. TERVLINIK MINA OU  www.hypnoteraapia.ee
  • Due to the increasing amount of organizational tasks the EUROTAS-board decided to create the position of executive director.  Ingrida Indane (Riga, Latvia) is prepared to take on this position.  In cooperation with the EUROTAS Board and the President she will work out new ideas, search for sponsorship and take on organizational tasks. She also will be the head of the new EUROTAS Office which will move from Freiburg / Germany to Riga in November 2012. The address:
    Maskavas street 222c-1B, Riga, LV-1019; Latvia
    Phone nr.: 00371 67113233; mob.: 00371 29528591
    mail@eurotas.org
    This move will be an important step to more professionalism and to a more effective coordination of the different EUROTAS activities.
    It also will be a financial challenge. To meet this challenge and to support the further growth and professionalism in EUROTAS we invite more individuals, professionals and organizations to become  members of EUROTAS.
    All this means a lot of advantages – the best of them  may be to become part of this international growing transpersonal community which brings together an authentic style of living, scientific rigor and research with different pure approaches to spirituality. Application forms can be obtained from: www.eurotas.org.

Warm greetings from the first snow in the Black-Forest in Freiburg / Germany

Ingo B. Jahrsetz

 

2. A Note from the Editor

Dear Reader

Please send information about yourself, about your association and about any thoughts concerning the transpersonal you may wish to communicate more widely (two paragraphs maximum please.) I will be happy to edit the English so do not spend too much time on that!  If you send me information in January, September or May it will be possible for it to be included in the EUROTAS newsletter the following month. Please send it to profdrew@eurotas.org
Thank you and with  best wishes

As ever

John

 

 

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 September 2012 

Ingrida Indane was the EUROTAS 2012 Conference Director and her letter of thanks says it all!

Dear Friends,

First of all I would like to THANK YOU A LOT for supporting me and our Latvian team for organising this Conference. We are so glad, that we could realise so much of our dreams we had during the last two years! We feel much more stronger and wiser now after all this experience and having so many new creative contacts and new ideas!

Especially I would like to thank Dietrich and Steven – without them we could never manage that… Thank you dear Dietrich also for the nice pre-conference ritual experience!
Thank you dear Ank for your EAST-WEST EUROTAS financial support!

Thank you dear Ingo for encouragement and feeling of safety that I received from you to organise the Conference!

As well, thank you, dear Hans Peter, for moderating the panel discussions, thank you dear John, for leading the Soul of Europe! Without you and your experience we could not have any success in these events.
Thank you dear Ingo, Bernadette, Pier Luigi and Jure for invaluable advices!

Thank you dear Jaume and Magda (and all others) for organising groups of participants coming to the Conference!

And thank you that you exist in this wonderful world, that I can always feel like at home in a family with all of you!

Dear Lyudmila, I promise you to share my experience with you and help you in this precious work as much as I can!

Long live EUROTAS!
With true Love from Latvia,
Yours,
Ingrida

 

4. IRETT in France  – Bernadette Blin

Since June, IRETT received the accreditation of EUROTAS as a EUTI (EUROTAS TRANSPERSONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE). Around the same time, we also got the accreditation from FF2P (French Federation of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), which means our students after their certification will obtain directly the CFdP (French Certificate of Psychotherapy) the equivalent of ECP (European Certification of Psychotherapy) given by EAP.

In November 10th and 11th, we’ll have the chance to welcome Stan Grof in Paris for a two-day theoretical seminar about “Death and Dying”. This seminar will be given in English with a translation in French.

Since 2007, we offer in our institute a special training for therapists who want to work with children and teenagers with transpersonal values. Anne Bordage, who has specialized in accompanying children in psychotherapy for many years, gives this 12-day training. A new promotion will start in January 24th and 25th 2013.

In May 17th to 28th , 2013, Bernadette Blin and Francis Lery with Magda Sole and Jaume Mestres will guide a Transpersonal journey on the Silk Road in Uzbekistan. We will discover the beauty and the magic of  Islamic culture and the depth of Sufi traditions including shamanic rituals and a very special Holotropic experience in the desert.

In 2013, we’ll also have the opportunity to invite new teachers, including Nicolas Dumont, Jean Yves Leloup (March, 16 and 17), Jure Biechonski (April, 20 and 21), Steven Schmitz (September, 28 and 29) and like every year, we’ll welcome Richard Moss (February, 16 and 17) and also from June 28 to 30  Anna-Lisa Mather for a training to work with couples.

And in June 1 to 5, we’ll start a new training in Holotropic Therapy between Lyon and Geneva (South East of France) with Brigitte Chavas and Bruno de Raemy.

You can get all the information in French about this event and our full training on our website: www.irett.net.

You can also meet us on our Facebook page.

Bernadette Blin

5. News from Estonia  – Jure Biechonski

Our EUROTAS accredited institute of transpersonal hypnotherapy had the honour to have Dr Materinsky, John Rowan, Vitor Rodrigues, Steven Shmitz and many others. The  Institute has more then 200 students and is always looking for teachers, lecturers, presenters to enrich our students. Meanwhile I have been travelling around some of our transpersonal associations, offering seminars and lectures. Every summer we run our traditional international camp, and Last year we had people from 5 different countries. Information about the 2013 seminar will follow soon.  Meanwhile if you want to come and visit our institute as a students, a guest or have something to offer please do not  hesitate to contact me.

with love

Jure

6. Integral Transpersonal Journal – news from the Director 

As director of the Integral Transpersonal Journal I was really enthusiastic about the Friday session on “Scientific Research in Transpersonal Psychology”. David Lukof with his presentation and Steven Schmitz afterwards during the panel discussion, talked about the importance of research to bring the transpersonal view into the world. To dialogue with the people out there, in health organizations, an educational board and social service providers is pivotal if we really believe that our vision can change the approach to human well-being and raise awareness about spirituality.

The growing interest of main stream psychology in spirituality  urges us to show what we are doing to an audience wider than the EUROTAS  circle. However to reach a larger audience we must use the appropriate and be rigorous when we do research or try to publish a clinical report. Steven Schmitz gave some good examples.

Psychotherapy has always struggled between science and philosophy. We must consider that people taking decisions in the field of health care, education and social services, rely more on scientific demonstration than philosophical discussion. Research is essential to apply human science in practice. Research does not have to follow the bio-medical approach of an evidence based and causative model. Qualitative research methods have a different approach and they have been widely applied in psychology and psychotherapy research.

The relevance of research in transpersonal psychology has been already recognized by many writers in the US. As a European association I think that it is time for us to get onto this path.

The Integral Transpersonal Journal has a strong commitment in this direction. We welcome articles discussing clinical reports, and research studies on many different topics relevant to the transpersonal approach to healing and therapy. Our aim is to disseminate research knowledge among EUROTAS members and those interested in the transpersonal view in the academic world. For this reason we are applying for a psych-info indexing. I hope that through this Journal I may share my research passion and the transpersonal view with as many people as possible.

Giovanna Calabrese, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Integral Transpersonal Journal
From Riga: 14th European Conference of Transpersonal Psychology

 

7. A Resolution for further discussion

 

At the 14th EUROTAS Conference in Latvia with 243 participants from 28 countries, the following Resolution was agreed. It is hoped that it will lead to further discussion with interested parties

RESOLUTION
In regard to the integration of transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy into
the European educational, research, and healthcare systems.

Participants of this Conference voted the following which it is hoped will be widely discussed:

  1. We Recognize the value of the non-governmental sector’s growing responsibility and growing concern with the quality of life of the European nations.
  2. We invite integration of the progressive directions in the field of psychology.
  3. We express active support in the many professional circles in European countries, where transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy is still ignored or regarded as non-scientific and non-professional.
  4. We emphasize:
    – transpersonal psychology is a sub-sector of science, the basics of which are within traditional psychology and complement research in altered of states of mind, the meaning of life, a person’s boundaries of perception, and related phenomena;
    – transpersonal psychology seeks to find new research methods and study tools, with the view that innovative research cannot be successfully done using the research methods and study tools used in traditional research of consciousness;
    – transpersonal psychotherapy is a means of psychological health recovery, stabilization, and strengthening, as well as improving the quality of life;
    – transpersonal psychology reveals the creative and spiritual growth for clients/patients in a manner that is acceptable to them;
    – transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy acknowledges a client’s or patient’s religious beliefs, philosophical position, and creativity in his/her spiritual exploration using unarguable resources in his/her journey to restoring health and developing a well-balanced personality;
    – a transpersonal psychologist/psychotherapist is a certified specialist within the professional associations in Europe and the U.S.A. who works with an ethical approach, and has mastered the necessary knowledge, has received supervision, and is concerned for his/her further education and spiritual growth;
    – a transpersonal psychologist/psychotherapist operates beyond just one discipline and incorporates various psychological disciplines as well as philosophy, various scientific branches, social and cultural theories, health theories and practices, poetry, literature, art and various spiritual traditions.
    – only well-considered opinion by competent persons should be taken into account about the issues of transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy.
  5. Acceptance is requested that:
    – transpersonal psychology is oriented towards progress and innovation, and is equivalent to other recognized humanitarian research branches in Europe;
    – transpersonal psychology employs the most recent research in the field of psychology, and is a valued healthcare method alongside recognized medical models in Europe (EU);
    – it is essential to integrate transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy into European countries’ educational, research, and healthcare systems.

Prepared by the board of European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS)
Resolution approved on September 23, in 14th EUROTAS conference in Latvia, Jurmala

8. Information about the International Institute of Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V.  (IBP)  Freiburg / Germany

From Rainer Pervöltz

Dear friends,

at the conference in Latvia, there were several people who asked questions regarding  our institute; I would like, therefore, write a few lines to give you some basic information.

When Ingo Jahrsetz and I started about five years ago to have ideas about a new training organisation, we both had in mind to create a centre – other than the Freiburg Transpersonal School before – which would have an international dimension. We wanted Freiburg/Germany to become a place, where we could invite trainers and students from other countries to be part of our training program and, at the same time, create an international network with other places.

Now we are a team of 4 German trainers, and, next to us, there are six trainers from other European countries and the United States (see below).

Our vision is to gradually enlarge our program so that students from abroad can come to Germany and engage in one of our trainings, and German students may travel to one of the other countries and subscribe there for courses which they might find interesting.  All classes are part of the EUROTAS Training Certificate.

At the moment, we offer two training courses here in Germany, one of two years and one of three. The two years program is called “Transpersonal Therapeutic Tools” and aims at teaching people how to do transpersonal psychotherapy in a very practical way.

There are elements of Gestalt, Body Psychotherapy, Dream Body and  Energy Work and aspects of how to run a “talking session” with a transpersonal background.  Of course, this is transpersonal therapy as we understand it, there are different  transpersonal roads that may lead to Rome.  But hopefully, through the manifold discussions we have in EUROTAS, we will all come to a more basic, fundamental comprehension of our way of working, without neglecting the preciousness of our individual approaches.

The 3 years training is a formation in Transpersonal Breathwork, Psychology of Consciousness and Spiritual Guidance.

There is an intense part of self-exploration through Holotropic Breathwork, process-oriented systemic work, group-sharing and meditation. The theoretical part covers the essential knowledge of transpersonal psychotherapy, psychopathology, and selected knowledge of the old spiritual traditions. Transpersonal Breathwork also is taught as a technique and tool in process of psychotherapeutic growth and spiritual healing.

Next to these two trainings there are other courses in Healing Work, Focusing, and different forms of Meditation and Awareness.

Our first two training programs have started in Freiburg. Some of the trainers from abroad will join them and teach here. We are still developing ideas of how to become more of an international crew of both trainers and students. You are happily invited to join us in this adventure in whichever way you feel inclined to.

Besides this the institute has a strong department in Eastern Europe (Eastern European Faculty). There are trainings in voice-dialogue and others. The EEF is led by Gennady Brevde.

International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V.
Freiburg / Germany

Internationales Institut für Bewusstseinserforschung und Psychotherapie
Freiburg e.V.  (IBP)

Directors:
Ingo Jahrsetz and Rainer Pervöltz

Trainers:
Dietrich Franke (Germany)
Jaya Herbst (Germany)
Bernadette Blin (France)
Ursula Gugelmann (Switzerland)
Judith Miller (United States)
Gennady Brevde and Sergei Strekalov (Russia)
Vitor Rodrigues  (Portugal)

mail@bewusstseinserforschung.de

http://bewusstseinserforschung.de

http://consciousnessexploration.org

Best wishes

Rainer

 

9. Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training, Milan, Italy

Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training, Milan, Italy
(Scuola di Formazione in Psicoterapia Transpersonale)
Four year post-graduation course

Full Accredited by Department of  Education, University and research MIUR
Departmental Act 30th May, 2002

Director:
Pier Luigi Lattuada

TPT, is promoted by Om Associazione through  la Medicina e la Psicologia Transpersonale –  The Transpersonal Medicine and Psychology Association (TPT) , from Milan, Italy. Om was founded in  1982 by Marlene Silveira and Pier Luigi Lattuada. TPT  is fully accredited by the Italian Department of  Education, University and research (MIUR) since 30th May, 2002. (Departmental Act published on The G.U. n. 144 of  21st June, 2002.)
Integral Transpersonal Institute SAS is the Administrator  of TPT

The goals for TPT include:

  • To produce graduates who possess advanced knowledge of transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy (Maslow, Grof, Wilber, Tart, Weil, etc.)
  • To produce graduates who possess advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of  Biotransenergetics, the Transpersonal discipline elaborated by Pier Luigi Lattuada
  • To produce graduates who possess the skills and ability to apply the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology  and Biotransenergetics to the Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature in each individual, and of one’s most genuine human qualities.
  • To produce graduates who possess the skills and ability to apply the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology and Biotransenergetics to psychotherapy, as well as clinical, spiritual and other helping professions.

The expected learning outcomes are to provide:

  • experiential training and personal integration of the principles and practices of transpersonal psychology and Biotransenergetics.
  • The ability to engage in individual and groups transpersonal psychotherapy practice.
  • The acquisition of skills and ability to apply transpersonal approach in families, communities, companies.
  • Skills for providing leadership in advancing the field of transpersonal psychology.
  • Growth of Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature mindfulness, and, compassion.

www.integraltranspersonal.com

 

10. IRETT  Stan Groff in Paris; The Silk Road 17-28  May 2013


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11. “Somewhere over the Rainbow”  –  from Regina Hess

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow:” On Transpersonal Research Approaches and Muses of Spirituality and Creativity at the Latvia EUROTAS Conference 2012

“Creativity is a spiritual moment,” Ingrida (conference director) made this spontaneous comment at the end of the Soul of Europe night as a summary of what she had learnt from the conference discussions on the concepts of creativity and spirituality. Many participants had agreed that these are interrelated and inseparable phenomena. One of my focuses at the conference was to explore the contributions on “spirituality and creativity” in relation to their implications for sound transpersonal research approaches and future research directions. Ingrida’s brief musing intrigued me by its simplicity related to research. In this assumption, creativity can become an expressive source of spirituality in the research process. Such a philosophical non-dual stance of transpersonal psychology can contribute to expanding reductionist/dualistic research arenas and to disseminating knowledge in ways that reach out to our hearts. The emergence of the epic twin rainbows spanning the firmament in front of the conference on Sunday morning were to me the visual muses symbolically confirming our discussions on the nature of creativity and spirituality. Thank you to everyone for all the inspirations I received at this conference.

regina u. hess, ph.d., ‘Centre for Qualitative Research,’ Bournemouth University, UK

dr. regina u. hess (Cologne, Germany)
joint phd (ITP, US, and Bournemouth University, UK) German Diploma in Psychology Integrative body-based Gestalt psychotherapist

 

12. EUROTAS Conference in 2013 in Moldova – Lyudmila Scortesca

EUROTAS next conferences:
2013 in Moldavia. September 19 to 22, 2013. The Human Potential, Education, and Consciousness Evolution. News soon from Lyudmila Scortesca and her team. Please note the dates now!

 

13. Transpersonal Perspectives Autumn Gathering


A day on Ecopsychology

with Jeremy Brooks

Sunday 4th November 2012 at Pax Lodge

We are delighted that Jeremy is gifting us this day on Ecopsychology. A
familiar face at our Perspectives gatherings Jez is our Treasurer and also
the Secretary for the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology. He has recently
started getting involved in Ecopsychology via a course at Re-Vision, which
seems a natural extension of the transpersonal perspective.

Whilst the transpersonal shifts our focus beyond the personal – be that
to the collective unconscious, spiritual experience, or altered states of
consciousness etc – Ecopsychology extends this further to include the
non-human. We are asked to reflect on our relationship to the world,
and even the cosmos

 

14. The GRETT Professional College

The GRETT Professional College

The year 2003 saw the birth of GRETT, whose vocation is to structure and promote transpersonal therapies. Nine years later, this organisation is about to bring “the GRETT Professional College” into the world, a circle of practitioners motivated by research and the sharing of a vision. One of their first missions will be to work on a proposition in order to obtain formal approval ensuring it corresponds to the institutional criteria currently in effect.

Appeal for contributions Forum 2013.

The GRETT forum 2013 will take place, for the first time, in Paris from 22nd to 23rd March. It will be made up, as each year, of conferences, round tables and workshops and the bookstore space will have for sale works from all the speakers who so wish. The theme will be the Initiatory Masculine, in reply to the Sacred Feminine which took place a few years ago.

Today the Masculine is to be honoured,  to be woken up perhaps… to be allowed to express itself in any case, through an expression other than that given by the traditional social and professional roles, through an expression of the soul.

The Masculine which initiates life, turns intention and thoughts into action. The Masculine which allows to differentiate, which allows the child, little by little, to leave the initial Feminine, to discover other shores and to encounter other tribes … The Masculine which slices with his sword and protects with his shield. The Masculine which structures and organises the community’s activities.
Inside each of us there is this Masculine force, whether we are men or women, how can we recognise this, accept it, nourish it, make it grow, tame it?

Would you like to suggest a conference, participate at a round table, lead a workshop on a specific theme concerning the Initiatory Masculine?

Please be kind enough to send your proposition (Word format, maximum 2 000 characters) to grettforum@sfr.fr, giving:

  • Your surname and first name, telephone number, postal address, email address, web site
  • The title and a presentation of your input (please indicate whether it is for a workshop, round table or conference)
  • A brief description of your experience and your references.

And especially, do not hesitate to give or send this appeal for contributions to anyone who might be interested!

Any participation as speaker can only take place after approval of the scientific committee.

15. Last Words

These are difficult times for so many with the Fall of the Berlin wall at one end and the Western economic and financial collapse at the other, even before considering the even deeper problems of the planet. It is easy to criticize and less easy to contribute to the resolution of issues. Old adages comes to mind:

“Politics is the art of the possible” wrote Machiavelli and others said that “ all things obey money” which may be true or may  not be the best answer. I prefer to reflect on “A finger is useful for pointing at the moon, but woe to him who mistakes the finger for the moon.”  Perhaps at this stage with so many political, economic and social fingers pointing at one another across the globe in circumstances both great and small,  we could first consider that the moon is common to us all!

No. 67 - 01-08-2012

No. 67 - 01-08-2012

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

1. A Letter from our President

2. A Note from the Editor

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia,
20-23 September 2012

4. M.Sc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Studies

5. First Transpersonal Conference of the Baltic Countries

6. News from France – IRETT Autumn Programmes

7. U.K. News from The Wrekin Trust

8. News from Vladimir Maikov

9. News from The Transpersonal Section of the
British Psychological Association

10. News from Findhorn

11. Last Words

 

 

1. A Letter from our President

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

 

2. A Note from the Editor

Dear Reader

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!

Best wishes

John

 

 

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 September 2012

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 eurotas2012@transpersonal.lv 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

Best wishes

Ingrida Indane

 

EUROTAS 2012 Conference: “Spirituality and Creativity” 20-23 September at the Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia

www.transpersonal.lv

Preconference seminar: Connie Miller “Soul drama”, September 17, in Jelgava Narkological Clinics

Post conference seminars:

  1. Vitor Rodrigues “Regression Therapy”, September 24-25, in Riga.
  2. 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

 

 

4. M.Sc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Studies

  • 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.

 

5. First Transpersonal Conference of the Baltic Countries

Information report
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).

6. News from France – IRETT Autumn Programmes

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 …
Pour plus d’informations contactez-nous au 01 30 37 17 31

LA “BOITE A OUTILS” DU THERAPEUTE TRANSPERSONNEL

Les 27 et 28 octobre 2012
animé par Alexandra Raffin-Koopman à Paris

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.

 

 

7. U.K. News from The Wrekin Trust

A Forum for Contemporary Spirituality

Beyond 2012:
Towards a Planetary Consciousness

Wrekin Forum
Annual Round Table

Hawkwood College
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:

Antonia Holbourn
Email: office@wrekintrust.org
Phone: 01452 840033

For further information, please contact:
Antonia Holbourn
Email: office@wrekintrust.org
Phone: 01452 840033

 

8. News from Vladimir Maikov

Vladimir Maikov is making an important film which you find out more about from him personally

Dear John,

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.

Much love,
Vladimir

 

9. News from The Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Association

 

10. News from Findhorn

The Findhorn College Newsletter July 2012

“A man who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

Like us on Facebook – we love to connect and share!

www.facebook.com/FindhornCollege


Wishing you all a great summer!

Your Findhorn College Team

Findhorn Foundation College
The Park, Findhorn
Forres
IV36 3TZ
Scotland, U.K
Tel: +44 (0)1309 690806
Email: admin@findhorncollege.org

 

11. Last Words

Hope to see you at the Latvia EUROTAS Conference!

No. 66 - 04-04-2012

No. 66 - 04-04-2012

Board of Administrators: President Ingo Jahrsetz, Bernadette Blin-Lery, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Gennady Brevde, Magda  Solé, Lyudmila Scortesca, Jure Biechonski, Dietrich Franke, Ingrida Indane, Steven Schmitz

Newsletter Editor: John Drew, Newsletter Executive: Erich Meier

1. A Letter from our President

2. A Note from the Editor

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 09 2012

4. Perspectives Gathering on April 1st 2012

5. The Wrekin Forum: Matthew Fox Seminars

6. Video News from the Association for Transp. Psychology (ATP)

7. Beyond the Mind a new book by Pier Luigi Lattuada

8. The Shamanic Way

9. News from Contemplative Fire

10. The SOL European Forum

11. The Dalai Lama in the UK 19 June Albert Hall

12. Sesame Research

13. News from Findhorn

14. News from GRETT in FRANCE

15. News from Luxembourg

16. Last Words

1. A Letter from our President

Dear EUROTAS  members, dear friends,

Some time ago Ingrida and I sat in a Coffee-shop in Riga and had been discussing the essentials of this year’s EUROTAS conference: Creativity and Spirituality. We found out that Transpersonal Psychology houses a lot of understandings what the transpersonal means, what spirituality is about. There is the personal and the transpersonal, the understanding of relatedness and the “knowing field”, there are ghosts and protection techniques, there are different states of the divine, shamanic journeys, enhanced states of consciousness – supporting to heal personal and collective wounds. All spiritual techniques and traditions are reaching out for healing the human wound of imperfectness, overcoming anxiety and the suffering of the world and realizing humans’ very essence which is the creative impulse to love. The very essence of human’s spirituality in its core is not understandable, lies beyond theories, beyond words. The very essence of the heart cannot be described, it only can be realized. And creativity, creative arts are the excellent tool to perfectly express which is not describable. Ingrida and her team have a long-standing experience dealing with supporting and provoking the creative impulse. In the past, they had been organizing several international events realizing art, and art-psychotherapy, events which aimed to evolve the creative, spiritual impulse. The idea of this conference will be of active, creative participation. It will support the understanding of creativity and the spiritual impulse, and it will support the limits of understanding by engaged action, creative participation. So please come, join us at this conference, fanning the flame of the creative, spiritual impulse in EUROTAS.

Ingo B. Jahrsetz

 

2. A Note from the Editor

Dear Reader

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

Best wishes
John

 

3. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 September 2012

Here are the latest details about the Conference. Please Register by April 30 for the best fees!

The web section of EUROTAS 2012 conference is open on our web www.transpersonal.lv from the beginning of January, 2012 in 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 eurotas2012@transpersonal.lv 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

Best wishes
Ingrida Indane

 

EUROTAS 2012 Conference: “Spirituality and Creativity” 20-23 September at the Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia

Welcome!

Registration of presenters through May 31
By April 30 – best registration, lowest fee!
www.transpersonal.lv

Preconference seminar: Connie Miller “Soul drama”, September 17, in Jelgava Narkological Clinics

Post conference seminars:

    1. Vitor Rodrigues “Regression Therapy”, September 24-25, in Riga.
    2. Steven Schmitz and Pier Luigi Lattuada “Shamanic Ways of Transformation”, 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, Ingo B. Jahrsetz, 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 usto 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)

 

4. Perspectives Gathering on April 1st 2012

Perspectives Gathering – Sunday April 1st 2012 at Pax Lodge

The Fool’s Journey

A day exploring the archetype of the Fool with Beata Bishop and Alison Gaffney,introduced by Monica Anthony

Monica will set the scene for the day, introducing the Fool in an astrological context. In the morning Beata will lead us. sharing her material and insights on the Fool in the Tarot, his/her playful-malicious aspect as the Trickster, and the relevance of the archetype in our world here and now.

In the afternoon Alison will continue the theme with an inner exploration: our own personal journey with the Fool.

We will bring the threads together in a group discussion on the relevance of the Fool for the individual, in the collective and in our transpersonal community – this will link with Monica’s introduction, bridging the inner and outer worlds, conscious and unconscious, and continuing the theme of community from previous sessions.

Venue: Pax Lodge, Olav Centre, 12C Lyndhurst Road, London NW33 5PQ
Cost: £25:00 (to cover room hire and including lunch, tea and coffee)
For further information: Contact Alison on 020 86536445 or alisongaffney@btinternet.com

 

5. The Wrekin Forum: Matthew Fox Seminars

Matthew FoxAssociate Organisations present events with international teacher, radical theologian, and spiritual activist

Matthew Fox

Friday 6 April-Saturday 7 April at St Agnes Church, North Reddish, Manchester

Fri 2 pm: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Planet

Fri 7.30 pm: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Cosmic Christ

Sat 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Day Workshop: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Contact Clive: ob.1k@tiscali.co.uk, 077899 15263

www.northreddish.org.uk/matthew-fox/

Monday 9 April 7.45 pm Public Lecture at Universal Hall, Findhorn, NE Scotland

Our Emergence into Christ Consciousness: An Imperative for Our Time

part of the Into Christ Consciousness conference

Contact: www.thebooth.co.uk or 01309 690110

wrekin forumWednesday 11 April 7.00-8.30 pm Public Lecture and Book Signing

The Marriage of the Sacred Masculine with the Divine Feminine

at Alternatives, St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London

Contact: 020 7287 6711, www.alternatives.org.uk

The Wrekin Forum is a project of the Wrekin Trust an educational charity concerned with the spiritual nature of humanity and the universe registered under the Charities Act 1960, No 262303, supported by voluntary contributions

 

6. Video News from the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP)

In February 2012, The Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Conference 2012 held its conference – Spirituality: Promises and Pitfalls

This event in Menlo Park, California, USA, brought together clinicians, therapists, spiritual guides, healers, academics, and researchers to explore the timely topic of the “promises and pitfalls of the spiritual path.

Videos are now available for viewing ON DEMAND. For a small fee you can gain access to this archive of videos through the following website: http://itp.givezooks.com/events/online-conference

The videos include the keynote speakers (Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., James Fadiman, Ph.D., Robert Frager, Ph.D., and Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.), some of the workshops and presentations, the Editorial Panel (editors from the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and Revision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation) and the “Weaver Panel” (Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D., Brant Cortright, Ph.D., and Paul Roy, Ph.D.) which helped to weave together the Conference at the end.

 

7. Beyond the Mind a new book by Pier Luigi Lattuada

beyond the mindTranspersonal psychology is characterised as a contribution given by scientific research to the study and comprehension of inner experiences of the transcendental type.
Transpersonal psychology seems to characterise itself as a wide thought and research movement, working towards an integration of psychological principles and methods with spiritual practices or shamanic rituals, in order to synthesise mind, meditation, spirituality and transcendence, the ordinary consciousness and extraordinary one, mystic ecstasy or shamanic experiences.

Transpersonal psychology works for the realisation of the self, the awakening of the spiritual nature in each individual, and of one’s most genuine human qualities. It seems that the word ‘transpersonal’ applied in psychology, was first used by Roberto Assagioli, the father of “Psychosynthesis,” and then by C.G. Jung. It refers to the areas of the psyche that go beyond the identification with individual personality. Transpersonal psychology thereby refers to the particular approach that studies and develops spirituality and spiritual experiences in a psychological context.

This approach began to assert itself in the field of psychology in the 1960s, moving from the works of A. Maslow, who first put emphasis on an “evolutive” psychology that would take into account the “development of potentialities,” the “gradual needs satisfaction,” the “relationship between persons” involved in the therapeutic setting, and the “mystical experiences” as basics in a self realisation process.

In this book we can find a review of the main theoretical and practical transpersonal models and a contribution by internationally well-know authors like: Stanislav Grof, Laura Boggio Gilot, Massimo Rosselli, Eliezer Cerqueira Mendes.

Detailed information and book ordering directly on our website holotropospublishing

holotropos-Verlag Regina Beller
Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Str.10
D-77654 Offenburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)781 41215
e-Mail: holotropos@gmx.de

 

8. The Shamanic Way

The ancient shamanic cultures honored Nature and were speaking to It in the hope of finding an equilibrium linked with a universal coherence. A profound communion with Nature, trance, the journey within other dimensions, the dialogue with the invisible are generally part of these customs.

The shamanic path is the earth’s spirituality, a return to nature so that it takes care of our illnesses, our follies and shows us the path towards the conscious being. Learn to communicate with nature, to see and hear becomes a psychology of nature, a reconnection to the most profound life forces and a return to the essence and the essential. Trance within dance becomes both mentor and guide, it is the rhythm which creates the drive and leads to the revelation. Nature opens the door to the invisible world and realigns Man with his own values..

With many blessings
Béatrice Thibault

 

9. News from Contemplative Fire

Dear Contemplative Fire friend

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Quiet Garden Movement which I had the privilege of initiating and which is a sister project of Contemplative Fire. A number of our Contemplative Fire Companions are involved in the Quiet Garden in different areas. This simple ministry of hospitality and prayer can be a lovely way of engaging with different aspects of our trefoil and rhythm of life.

A week or so ago, the Church Times printed an excellent three page article by Jamie Cable on the vision and work of The Quiet Garden Movement and, for your interest and your own networking of this resource, I attach it now.

For further details of the birthday celebrations on 28 April at Worth Abbey and of the Movement itself, please log on to www.quietgarden.org should you have received this already, please forgive duplication.

Warmly
Philip

Philip Roderick
Contemplative Fire
0114 262 0655
www.contemplativefire.org
Reg Charity No: 1106392

 

10. The SOL European Forum

The SoL European Forum in Stockholm, May 21-23, 2012
May 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM – May 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Frosundaviks Alle 15, Solna/Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.solsweden.org/

TOWARDS A NEW REALITY – TRANSFORMATION OF ORGANIZATIONS AND VALUES Register Now! Visit www.solsweden.org/sol-european-forum-2012/ for info and to register for the Forum. Peter Senge, Barrett C Brown, Anders Wijkman, Johan Rockström, Kajsa Balkfors, Alain de Vulpian, Tor Eneroth, Katarina Chowra, Göran Gennvi, and more will be there to share and inspire. Welcome to Stockholm and The SoL European Forum May 21st – 23rd 2012 – to explore the TRANSFORMATION OF VALUES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN A NEW REALITY! The toxic influence of our collapsing economic system is being felt across business, the environment and our society. A more human-centred capitalism is emerging to replace it, driven not from above, but by people from all levels and sectors – How can we contribute to the systemic change going on in organizations, business and society at large (economy, ecology, politics?)? – Is there a need for a new generation of leadership? – How can we, as a SoL community, engage our collective intelligence to address today’s challenging issues? SoL Sweden, on behalf of The Society for Organizational Learning is delighted to invite you to participate in this SoL European Forum in the beautiful surroundings of Stockholm, in order to explore the shift taking place in Europe now in cultural, ecological and economic fields and its challenge for our corporations and societies. We strongly believe that you are part of the next generation of leadership and welcome you to explore and co-create the new reality at The SoL European Forum 2012 from a perspective of Organizational Learning and Systemic change! The Forum is open to everyone, SoL members (at a reduced cost) and non-members. Welcome to contact Elisabeth Nyberg/Christer Evans (info@solsweden.org) for further questions!

Event Owner: Annika Bergenheim (Coordinator – Program manager SoL Sweden at SoL – Society for Organizational Learning)

 

11. The Dalai Lama in the UK 19 June Albert Hall

The HH the Dalai Lama will be visiting the UK from 15th – 23rd June 2012 to spread his message of non-violence, dialogue and universal responsibility, particularly to young people.

Dalai Lama century of dialogue

Manchester Arena, Manchester

Stand Up and Be the Change
An event for young people on the theme of non-violence. With special musical guests.
Saturday 16th June
13:30 – 16:00 (tbc)
Real Change Happens in the Heart
Public talk suitable for all.
Sunday 17th June
13:30 – 15:30
Buddhist Teachings
Three sessions exploring Langri Thangpa’s “Eight Verses of Training the Mind” and Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dharmadhatu”. For those with an interest in Buddhist thought.

Hosted by Tibet House Trust. Sunday 17th June
09:30 – 11:30
Monday 18th June
09:00 – 11:00
12:30 – 14:00

Royal Albert Hall, London

Real Change Happens in the Heart
Public talk suitable for all.
The public talks in Manchester and London are two separate talks sharing a common theme.

 

Hosted by Tibet House Trust and Tibetan Community in Britain. Tuesday 19th June
14:00 – 16:30

Scotland

Please visit www.dalailamascotland.org for details on His Holiness’ Scotland visit. 22nd / 23rd June

 

 

12. Sesame Research

Sesame Institute UK and International, 27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY 020 7633 9690
info@sesame-institute.org
www.sesame-institute.org

SESAME RESEARCH EVENING
Explorations Across the Pond

An evening of Play, Research and Discussion with David Read Johnson (Ph.D)

  • What are the connections between the seemingly different approaches to dramatherapy of Sesame and Developmental Transformations (DvT)?
  • What unites Sesame’s oblique, non-verbal and non-interpretative approach, with its emphasis on myth and ancient stories, with the seemingly direct and verbal encounters in DvT, where interpretations abound in ‘the now’ of the existential moment?
  • May such differences be based partly on geographical factors i.e a more traditional/historical British approach which values archetypes and myth versus the more contemporary, brash and provocative world of American improvisation?

During this evening we will be exploring, playing with and researching the myths and realities of two important approaches to dramatherapy: Sesame and DvT. DvT uses improvisational play, in which the therapist and client(s) enter into continuous transformations of embodied encounters in a playspace (a mutual agreement of the pretend nature of their interaction). Play, within DvT, helps to loosen or deconstruct unhelpful structures/blockages to Being, that is to playing with depth and intimacy.

David Read Johnson (founder of DvT) has shared a warm relationship with Marian Lindkvist (founder of Sesame) over the last 28 years. David will share his reflections on the deep connections that exist between the two approaches and lead us in an experiential session to illustrate these links. He will also address avenues for research in both approaches. Members of the U.K. DvT Advanced Practice Group will also be available (some of whom are Sesame trained dramatherapists) to provide reflections on their experiences in DvT. Details will also be provided of furthering practice and training in DvT (in the UK).

As the focus of the evening will be primarily an exploration of the historical, philosophical and methodological similarities and differences between Sesame and DvT, it may be of particular interest to Sesame trained dramatherapists.

David Read Johnson is Director of the Arts in Psychotherapy, New York, Co-Director of the Post Traumatic Stress Centre, New Haven, Connecticut and Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. He was a founding member and past President of the National Association for Drama Therapy (US)

 

13. News from Findhorn

Findhorn College

During this time of rapidly evolving consciousness there are several opportunities for meeting with others towards holding a higher aspiration and a common vision for humanity. The purpose of this email is to bring to your attention a forthcoming gathering “Into Christ Consciousness” which is a collaborative endeavour being held at the Findhorn Foundation, 7th -11th April 2012. You may already know about this, in which case the attached flier (CCflier4web) gives details in a way that you might easily network on to others. Just spreading the word that this is happening can itself create further energetic resonance, so we will be grateful if you can find time to do this.

Matthew Fox, ground breaking author of ‘Original Blessing’, ‘The Coming of the Cosmic Christ’ and founder of Creation-Centered Spirituality, has recently asked to join us. The other attachment (M.Foxprepub.pdf) relates to a public talk he will be giving suggesting that our collective emergence at this time into “Christ Consciousness” is an essential step for the survival of humanity. He will be with us for the final two days. We are also attaching a flier (MatthewFox2012tour.doc) that gives details of other talks etc that have been arranged with associate organisations of the Wrekin Forum in different parts of the country.

Across the world there are ‘portal groups’ working with this theme and David Spangler – who contributed some of the founding impulses of the Findhorn Foundation – gave an inspiring talk recently on Christ Consciousness which you can access on http://lorianpress.com/christ.htm and also on http://intocc.net/home/htm

This is an invitation to consider connecting with us in whatever way feels right for you.

With many blessings, Janice Dolley
Wrekin

 

14. News from GRETT in FRANCE

2012 – LA FIN D’UN MONDE?

IRETTBon d’accord je vous l’accorde, pas très original comme thème. Mais comment ne pas l’évoquer en ces temps où tout, autour de nous, entre dans ce frétillement, ce tremblement, ce frisson qui annonce un changement. Nombreux nous sommes à avoir déjà vécu cette sensation qui précède la transformation, la délivrance aussi inconfortable puisse-t-elle être parfois sur notre chemin personnel. Aujourd’hui c’est collectivement que cette renaissance pourrait se vivre.#

Rythmes de vie et consommation frénétiques atteignent leur paroxysme et perdent leur effet hypnotique en cédant la place au mécontentement, à la colère, à la violence et surtout à la tristesse. Car en deuil nous sommes depuis trop longtemps de nous-mêmes. Nous sommes tous assoiffés de reliance, de partage, d’accueil et nous avons cependant tendance à demeurer dans le désert.

Tout s’est organisé ces dernières années comme si la dualité voulait à tout prix être vue, perçue et cela a réveillé nos esprits, aussi désagréablement parfois c’est vrai, que le bip-bip du réveil qui nous sort de l’insouciance de la nuit.

Nombreux sont ceux qui, parmi nous, cherchent avec courage, en traversant des étapes de profonde douleur, de doute et tout aussi inévitablement d’amour. L’amour sève qui relie les différents niveaux de notre être et les mondes. Car il n’est question que d’amour, qu’il soit cruellement absent, ou présent en abondance dans notre traversée. Cette sève est en train de monter, vous la sentez, hein ? Elle cherche son chemin. Elle nous enseigne que nous devons honorer la cruauté de la souffrance autant que la merveille de la vie.

grettAlors pour aller plus loin dans cette mutation et à la rencontre de ces différents niveaux de nous-mêmes et de la vie, l’IRETT mettra sur votre route cette année des passeurs tels des lanternes pour éclairer encore plus l’arrivée de nos esprits. Ceci à travers le corps par le biais de nombreux séminaires de Respiration Holotropique afin d’éveiller nos conscience dans l’invisible et nos sens pour qu’ils soient à l’affut de chaque possibilité qu’il nous sera offerte de marcher dans la direction de ce renouveau. Richard Moss accompagné d’Eros, pour nous inviter à un processus d’auto-transcendance. Chaque expérience de profonde communion érotique, que ce soit avec un autre ou avec la vie, étant une restructuration fondamentale de l’être possible à chaque instant de la vie. Vous trouverez également des séminaires plus théoriques pour étayer le pont entre l’ancien et le nouveau monde d’une plus grande compréhension de notre psychisme avec aussi le démarrage d’un nouveau 1er cycle psychopraticien transpersonnel fin février. Jacques Mabit partagera l’évolution de son regard et de son expérience sur la face cachée du monde, celle qui donne un support à la face visible, celle qui appelle tellement de nos jours à reprendre sa digne place. Hedy et Yumi Schleifer avec la richesse de leur couple qui initie les couples, car à l’origine il est un homme et une femme. Et enfin Stanislav Grof du haut de son expérience et de sa sagesse, nous parlera de la mort car renaissance il ne peut y avoir sans mort.

Alors bonne dernière année à nous tous, ensemble. Unissons nos particules de pensée créatrice, en nous mettant au service de la vie, en mettant autant de cœur à l’ouvrage que si c’était le dernier car dès lors que nous avons conscience de notre finitude chaque acte se révèle sacré.

 

15. News from Luxembourg

Alfred Grof promises to write more in the future! The Editor wrote to him; Nice to hear from you. Are you still working on transpersonal matters? Perhaps you could tell EUROTAS newsletter your news and views

Hello John

Happy 2012! We are still working on transpersonal matters, we have an “integral salon” (Wilber) every two weeks and organising a conference in Austria in the summer 2012: www.integrale-politik.org – English text on that website under “manifest”

Yes, you are right I should write something for the EUROTAS newsletter,
all the best,

Alfred

 

16. Last Words

Please read the second paragraph from the Editor again and send some information about your Association and yourself! See you in September in Latvia

No. 65 - 05-01-2012

No. 65 - 05-01-2012

5 January 2012

Board of Administrators: President Ingo Jahrsetz, Bernadette Blin-Lery, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Gennady Brevde, Magda  Solé, Lyudmila Scortesca, Jure Biechonski, Dietrich Franke, Ingrida Indane, Steven Schmitz, Liv Evensen

Newsletter Editor: John Drew, Newsletter Executive: Erich Meier

 

Summary of Contents

1. A Letter from our President

2. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 September 2012

3. 13th EUROTAS conference in Varna, September 2011

4. The Latvian Transpersonal Association wins an EU mobility project

5. News from UK Transpersonal Perspectives

6. The Integral Transpersonal Journal

7. New ITP/EUROTAS Scholarship!

8. Newsletter 65 or No 1? – from Monique Tiberghien

9. A new regional initiative in Germany

10. News from Findhorn

11. The Science Delusion – new book by Rupert Sheldrake

12. News from the Wrekin Trust

13. Last Words – Eva Titus

 

1. A Letter from our President

Dear Friends and Colleagues

For many people the upcoming year 2012 is seen as a year of threatening crises. No matter if we believe in the prophecies of the Maya calendar, we are witnesses and co-creators of the global money crisis, the ecological destruction and many political disturbances. Interesting are the different reactions to these threats. Some are of denial; some are captivated in more or less subtle fears; some are confident and trust the universal self.

I talked with my children (they are in their twenties) about the fact that at a minimum their generation has to work for the debts our generation has made. Their reaction was between anger and helplessness and they said: “Yes, we will live with a decreasing life-standard; this is painful for us, and it is difficult for us to accept.” There is a lot of helplessness and anger in our world but there is also hope.

The Dalai Lama, a couple of month ago: “At the beginning of WW I many Germans looked very forward to it and went singing happily into the war. WW II was seen as a bad necessity by many Germans. Before the war started inAfghanistan, inIraq– people in many of the world-cities went on the street demonstrating against these wars.”

The present crises are a crisis of consciousness. More and more people understand. Wars as a means of politics are increasingly regarded as madness There is a worldwide alertness against violence against children, male violence against women, violence between women, male violence against men – and awareness of the necessity that world-wide the human consciousness has to evolve to an understanding and to interconnectedness.

Ignorance is one of the roots of suffering, and there is a lot of it in these days – ignorance of the needs of others, ignorance of what is different and unknown.

It leads to separate us from the wholeness of the world. The ignorance of otherness comes back as the evil against me.

Public awareness for these connections is more and more present. This is supported by the internet and a powerful civil society reaching straight through divergent ideological systems and different cultural approaches.

My New Year greetings will encourage you to give up personal and public ignorance. Spiritual people have to know what is going on in the world. This helps to give up irrational beliefs (which are the shadow of the transpersonal) and come back to the clear truth of our hearts.

Where anxiety is, there is the ego; fears are borne by the ego. And where an ego is there is manipulation, greed, competition, power-struggle and jealousy. True spirituality is never led by anxiety.

The courage to relate to the truth of our heart is the most inspiring power. It creates a world of synergy and authenticity, engaging for all of us, hopefully for all living beings at the same time.

Yet at these times of crisis and change, with a smiling face I look forward – welcoming and recommending the upcoming EUROTAS conference inLatvia“Spirituality and Creativity”.

With my best wishes and the dedication to the gifts the New Year will bring forward

Ingo B. Jahrsetz

Freiburg/Germany, 2011, dec. 31

 

 

2. 14th EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference in Latvia, 20-23 September 2012

14th EUROPEAN TRANSPERSONAL CONFERENCE

IN LATVIA, SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2012

SPIRITUALITY AND CREATIVITY

Eurotas 2012The web section of EUROTAS 2012 conference is opened on our web www.transpersonal.lv   from the beginning of January, 2012 in Latvian, English and Russian languages. Our work is in progress, so the web will be improved all the time step by step. Pre- and post- conference workshops will be specified in March.

You will be able to register and pay for the conference from January 10, 2012. We advise you to use the bank account, opened for us by the EUROTAS board member and treasurer Dr. Dietrich Franke in Freiburg. The Latvian bank system is not quite stable just yet.

As always we plan to have lectures, workshops and discussions during the day, and there will be different creative cultural events in the evenings. As well, we are going to integrate creativity in all the process and to make this conference like a real piece of art itself!

Your early registration 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 eurotas2012@transpersonal.lv 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!

Best wishes

Ingrida Indane

 

3. Reflections on Varna and EUROTAS Conferences

 

The Varna Conference brought together a very large number of people from all over the EUROTAS world. Those who attended will  remember it with affection and many will have been inspired by  the variety of  workshops and presentations  under its title of  “Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness and Their Role in Human Culture: Bridging the differences”

Our President Ingo Jahrsetz wrote that it;

“was a wonderfully organized event, full of inspiration, highly qualified presentations and workshops – scientific rigor and spiritual depth – all in the magical surroundings on the shores of the Black Sea. Thank you once more Marian Gospodinov, Elena Evtimova and your team for the organization of this event. Your open-heartedness, your knowledge, and good intuition made it a big success.”

Marian Gospodinov who with his team were responsible for Varna writes:

“This letter is not very long but is written from the heart. The conference was the most wonderful event for me and our team. Thank you all for giving us that opportunity to be part of this great event. May I wish you a merry Xmas and Happy New Year, dear friends!

I wish you to maintain the transpersonal view at every moment of 2012.  Yes, it is worth doing it, because it is the best way we can be really useful for all the others and for ourselves.

The year 2011 for us went under the sign of the XIII EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference, held in Varna, Bulgaria, 21-25 September. The whole organization process and the time of the conference itself were an exciting transpersonal experience for all of us, the staff team and volunteers. It was an event which marked our minds and our hearts. It was an honour for us to be the hosts of this forum  and we did our best to make it a feast of Transpersonal Skills and Wisdom. Ultimately, I think it turned out well, and people liked it. Of course, the quality of the lectures and workshops were the main contribution for creating a constantly good atmosphere. A friend of mine, who participated for the first time at an EUROTAS Conference, shared his thoughts:

Financially the conference was successful with about 3000 Euro profit. Different media reflected the conference all the time. We work out visual materials which are going to be at our disposal soon. The participants were around 200 people. The comments of the colleagues, who took part as participants, were very positive regarding the high professionalism of the lecturers as well as the whole organization of the conference.

I would like to thank all of you, who in one way or another had been part of it or helped it to happen.

I hope we all meet in Latvia in September on the XIV Conference of EUROTAS.

Wishing you all the best,

Marian

Unlike other events of my experience, where usually one ego collides with other ego, here the spirit was one of full acceptance, equanimity and communication beyond words, from heart to heart. One non-dual unity, perceived as if we were small shells of one big whole!

The EUROTAS Conferences have now taken place annually for many years and are the time of coming together of friends and colleagues interested and involved in transpersonal matters. The dedication of those responsible for each conference is recognized each time and appropriate comments are made. Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Netherlands have all been the venues of EUROTAS annual meetings or conferences. Next it will be the turn of Latvia. So much loving concern and professional activity goes into mounting these conferences. They have become important building blocks in the development of the transpersonal concept in Europe and wider.  What can we contribute to their continued growth and to ensure that they flourish?  Apart from our thanks to those who organise them, perhaps our best gift is not only to support them personally but to ensure that we let the next conference organizers know that we will be there! It is always an anxious moment some months prior to a conference when arrangements have to be made often before joining fees have been sent. Please contact Ingrida and her team if you can as soon as you can just to let them know that you intend to be coming to Latvia 20-23 September. If some of us could do this as a New Year Resolution, it would be welcomed by those already preparing to welcome us.

 

4. The Latvian Transpersonal Association wins an EU mobility project

 

In November 2011 four Latvian Art Therapists, members of Latvia’s Professional Association of Transpersonal Psychology returned home, happy and tired, after 3 weeks participation in a project supported by the EU Life learning program – Leonardo da Vinci Mobility. These four women are kind of ‘pioneers’ in Art Therapy in Latvia, because the profession of Art Therapist is quite new. The education in Riga Stradina University started only in 2006. The Transpersonal direction of Art Therapy in Latvia we started to develop only few years ago. That’s why the ideas from more experienced colleagues are very important in developing this new field. We were very happy that the EU Life learning program supported our project, because until this, it seemed to be very complicated to get any financing for a project of a transpersonal association.

Our partner organization – Hands Inc. in London provided us with an excellent program that was quite challenging, because we had to work hard every day, but it was inspiring and creative. Our program included seeing very different settings of Art Therapies – in education, in private practices and in psychiatric clinics. We were lucky enough to see our famous colleagues at work and whose books we had read during our studies. We were happy to do art work at Vicky Barber’s studio, exploring one of her well- known art play methods. Marian Liebmann – one of the most outstanding Art Therapists working in Bristol gave us an opportunity to see her at her work premises and shared with us some cases.

Our “Master Maria” (Galvez Patino) gave us the brilliant possibility to see her job working with children. She also organized meetings for us in different environments where Art Therapy helps people to recover or to improve their well- being. We visited the open studio “Studio Upstairs”, where almost everyone can come to create art. We talked to the client, who had been attending the studio for almost 10 years and he told us that he “used art-making instead of pills”. What an advertisement!

We were impressed by the variety of education possibilities for Art Therapists and to compare it with Latvia’s education, included much more art making and transpersonal orientated experience during studies. At the beautifully decorated (what a masterpiece!) Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education we were introduced to the Course Director Claire-Louise Leyland and had a chance to talk to students and to become acquainted with the MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.

At Roehamton University we had a chance to attend the brilliant lecture of the well-known Jungian analyst Martin Shmidt on Transference and Counter Transference and to exchange views with students.

One of the most outstanding meetings was with the psychotherapist Chris Davis at the St. Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney – to get to know some of her professional secrets to survive in such a hard work – to help people to cope with death.

We were inspired by the enthusiasm and diplomatic wisdom of John Drew from EUROTAS. John told us about the history of the transpersonal movement in Europe and about his own experience in transpersonal psychology.

Finally, it was so lovely to meet Susan Michaelson – EUROTAS member, artist and transpersonal art therapist, who visited us in Latvia and gave two seminars a few years ago. Sue invited us to her house in Hastings. Her husband was cooking us wonderful Moroccan food, Sue told us about her works and journeys around the world, and for a moment we felt like really “the world has become as one!”

We are really glad, that many of these people whom we met in UK were interested to come to our EUROTAS 2012 conference in Latvia. Hope to see you all!

Best wishes

from Dace Visnola, Agija Bogdanova, Anda Lase and Ingrida Indane – Inese Berzina. (all members of Latvia’s Professional Association of Transpersonal Psychology)

 

5. News from UK Transpersonal Perspectives

Jeremy Brooks, Company Secretary of the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology writes:

Bookings are now being taken for Fiona Adamson’s Workshop on 21 Jan 2012: Well Being & Resilience, the HeartMath Approach

Transpersonal Perspectives Update Autumn-Winter 2011

Dear friends and members,

We had a successful and inspiring relaunch for Perspectives on September 11th celebrating Symptom as Symbol. It was great to see so many friends and wonderful to see Pam’s original paintings for the book. This event was a group production and a good model for future events. I would like to thank all those involved for gifting their time not only on the day but also in the creative planning process and behind the scenes development. So thanks to Hazel, Pam, Monica, Ian and Dorothy.

Charney Manor Conference

We have decided to postpone the Charney Manor Conference until 2013. The new dates are: 22nd – 24th March 2013

Spring Perspectives Day at Pax Lodge: Sunday 1st April 2012

This day is still being prepared but archetype of the Fool’s journey will be woven into its fabric as we come together to share our journeys. Autumn Perspectives Day – dates to be announced later.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas to contribute and if you would like to be involved in helping with any aspect of Perspectives.

Love and best wishes,

Alison

Contact details:

Alison Gaffney, Flat 2, 14 Howden Road, London SE25 4AS. alisongaffney@btinternet.com 020 86536445

 

6. The Integral Transpersonal Journal

 

After the success of the first issue (number zero, free download) number one of the ITJ, official journal of EUROTAS is now available at www.integraltranspersonal.com

The intention of the Integral Transpersonal Journal

The transpersonal vision is broad, deep, integral and integrating. In many ways the movement that since the 1960s has gradually established itself around this vision, thereby claiming possession of the new emerging paradigm, is revolutionary. While it is firmly rooted in science, it does not forget the wealth of knowledge borne out of the greatest spiritual traditions. Indeed, it seizes upon the most thought-provoking queries and earliest insights to have accompanied mankind throughout its evolutionary path and rises to the challenge of responding to large-scale, all-encompassing questions of meaning; all the while, it traces the outlines of a science of consciousness and ultimately succeeds in conceiving a coherent and 2spiritualized existence.

Letter from the new Director

As the new director of the Integral Transpersonal Journal I would like to introduce myself to the readers and contributors of the journal.

“My educational background is in clinical psychiatry and neuroimaging research. I can describe my professional development in few words: “From therapist to healer”. I started as a psychiatrist to move to transpersonal psychotherapy, changing my approach to the psychological dimension from biochemical imbalances to a spiritual level; from state of vigilance, as consciousness is defined in medical terms, to states of consciousness. I moved from research in psychiatric diseases using imaging techniques to qualitative research methods applied to psychotherapy.”

Giovanna Calabrese

 

Happy New Year

To all of you my dear friends

May your light shine on

Pier Luigi Lattuada

 

7. New ITP/EUROTAS Scholarship!

At the recent 2011 EUROTAS Conference in Bulgaria, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto, California, USA, became an institutional member of EUROTAS. The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology is a private, non-sectarian graduate school that was founded in 1975. The Institute began as a groundbreaking center of integrative, whole-person learning and training. Today, ITP is a leader in transpersonal research and education of clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings.

The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology is pleased to announce a new ITP/EUROTAS Scholarship for members of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS), in celebration of the long and historic relationship and affinity of mission and values between the two organizations.

Details of The ITP/EUROTAS Scholarship are as follows:

  1. This scholarship is open only to EUROTAS members. Applicants will need to provide proof of EUROTAS membership (individual membership or Faculty, student or staff of a EUROTAS member institution qualifies). The scholarship does not apply to spouses or dependants of EUROTAS members.
  2. The scholarship is available only to non-residents of the USA.
  3. Applicants will need to satisfy all regular ITP admissions policies and procedures, as well as all lTP academic standards and policies.
  4. The scholarship is an automatic 25% reduction in tuition (the scholarship recipient will pay 75% of regular program tuition). It will be available for qualified applicants for the life of their degree program as long as they maintain satisfactory academic progress toward an ITP degree.

For more information about ITP and its programs go to the website at: www.itp.edu

8. Newsletter 65 or No 1? – from Monique Tiberghien

So this is Newsletter No 65 or is it No 1 ?

Monique Tiberghien writes:

Some words for the number 65 : 64 was the last number of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching. Its meaning is – “Before the accomplishment” – “before the passage”

Now we are in the number 65 so it is a new series and this newsletter is number 1. The meaning is: Creative spring (élan), powerful capacity to welcome new currents and help in their realisation.

2012 is also the Year of the Dragon for the Chinese Calendar – the only mythologic animal among the 12 animals of the year. Again it means creativity, the one coming from the basic strength of the complementary dragons (feminine and masculine.)

 

9. A new regional initiative in Germany

 

Regional Group Germany: The „Forum Transpersonal” in Freiburg/Breisgau

The “Forum Transpersonal” in Freiburg is a group of people who came out of the organization team of the EUROTAS Conference „Forgiving and Reconciliation” in Freiburg 2007. We have been in touch since then and tried to find a conceptual formulation which could enable us to implement transpersonal psychology and spirit into daily life and into a program of continuing events.

We meet quarterly and have a vivid exchange on issues that are of interest: the further development within EUROTAS, the transpersonal basic approach, themes like near-death experience, psychosis, politics, daily life experience within the perspective of the transpersonal approach and more.

We are now at an exciting point: at the opening ceremony of the “International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy” (http://consciousness-exploration.org/) on 12th of November in Freiburg, we opened up our group for new members to find more support for further events and programs. We intend to organize quarterly meetings within the regional group with talks on transpersonal issues, watching films, discussing literature. We are planning to invite people who are path-breaking and interdisciplinary working in the field of psychotherapy and consciousness exploration to bring the transpersonal impulse into contact with daily life and at the same time to create an access to the transpersonal field for people and institutions.

We’d like to establish an ongoing program with lectures, readings and information on transpersonal therapy and theory. The Forum is representing an information provider and meeting place for transpersonal psychotherapy and people who are interested in alternative and extended forms of science and therapy.

We also like to forward and support the creation and the exchange with regional groups from different countries that are also members of EUROTAS.

Erich has established a section for Regional groups on the homepage of EUROTAS www.eurotas.org. We invite all existing groups to join there and to present their work and their ideas.

Please visit us online (german)

With best wishes for the New Year 2012!

Regina Beller, M.A., Manager of the Forum since 2011

Cooperator of www.Daisynet.info

Contact: ReginaBeller@gmx.net

 

10. News from Findhorn

 

findhorn_1“Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.

Lay your shadow on the sundials and

let loose the wind in the fields.”

Autumn – Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Findhorn College/Heriot-Watt University student winning first prize in an Integrated Habitats Design Competition 2011

It is our great pleasure to share this wonderful piece of news. Michael Bryan has taken the Findhorn residential courses last April as part of the new Master programme in Sustainable Community Design (developed in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University). His winning entry was a Shrubhillworks Co-housing Community design.

findhorn_2MSc in Sustainable Community Design Residential course at Findhorn March-April 2012

It is still possible for a few to take the course as part of the Heriot-Watt University Master programme or as a stand-alone course with Findhorn College.

Biomimicry Training for educators – Innovation inspired by nature Universal Hall, Findhorn, Saturday 24th September

findhorn_3For all those who already work, are fascinated by or wish to learn more about the beauty and intelligence of Nature’s design, we have good news. Megan Schuknecht and Sam Stier, two US educators from the pioneering Biomimicry Institute, will come to Findhorn in August next year to run a week-long training for educators.

 

 

 

 

Autumn university visits to Findhorn

FindhornThroughout the year, we usually host various university field study groups who wish to learn more about and experience the Findhorn Community. This Autumn, Edinburgh University MSc students in Environmental Sustainability visited us for a day full of talks and tours.

In mid October, it was a group of Chulalongkorn University design and architecture students, all the way from Bangkok, Thailand. And now we are preparing for a University of St Andrew’s undergraduate and Master students, who are coming to Findhorn regularly every year.

Best wishes from Findhorn College team

Visit us on Facebook – we love to connect and share! www.facebook.com/FindhornCollege

Findhorn Foundation College | St. Leonards Rd Scotland, UK | Forres, Morayshire IV36 2RD, UK

 

11. The Science Delusion – new book by Rupert Sheldrake

A special event to launch

THE SCIENCE DELUSION: Freeing the Spirit of Inquiry

Tuesday, 17th January 2012 from 19:00 to 21:30

Great Hall King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS.

The science delusion is the belief that science already understands everything, in principle. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. The impressive achievements of science seemed to support this confident attitude. But recent research has revealed unexpected problems at the heart of physics, cosmology, biology, medicine and psychology. In his new book, launched at this event, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists, shows how the sciences are being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. Should science be a belief-system, or a realm of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the scientific worldview is moribund. Increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns. In the sceptical spirit of true scientific enquiry, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of science into questions, opening up startling new possibilities. The laws of nature may be habits that change and evolve. Minds may extend far beyond brains. The total amount of matter and energy may be increasing. Children may inherit characteristics acquired by their parents. Memories may not be stored as traces in our brains. Mental causation may work from the future towards the past, while energetic causation works from the past towards the future. The Science Delusion will radically change your view of what is possible.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, including The Science Delusion (January 2012). He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, and from 2005-2010 the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. His web site is www.sheldrake.org.

Chair: Dr. Peter Fenwick

Drinks and snacks will be served after the presentation alongside a book signing session by the author. The book will be available at £20.

Tickets: £15 for members, £18 for non-members, £10 for students (ID required)

For further information: http://www.scimednet.org/the-science-delusion/or email info@scimednet.org

 

12. News from the Wrekin Forum

wrekin_forum

A Forum for Contemporary Spirituality

A very Happy New Year to you all!

Start 2012 as a year of purposeful action

with a weekend of Conscious Evolution and Emergence

Trans-Form

‘Embody Knowingness’

Building Community, Discovering Coherence, Creating New Life Experience

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February 2012

A Residential Weekend of Conscious Evolution and Emergence

at Croydon Hall, near Minehead, Somerset

We are delighted to be associated with this event and invite you to join us

The vision is to start 2012 as a year of purposeful action, where BEING oneself is not only about self transformation, but BECOMING living awareness. Consciousness moving as Self, bringing clear vision of a New You, that is ready and already emerging. At a time where crisis appears, our recognition is that Evolution is all that is taking place. The only decision is will it be one of chance, or conscious choice. An exploration into the inherent qualities of Being in deepening discovery, activation and integration. Diving into the deep we will embody knowingness and Commune, Connect and Communicate our deepening understanding. Evolving the field of experience to serve all beings.

  • Join with other inspired individuals who hear the Call of the new – building community in hearts and souls meeting.
  • Discover coherence through shared experience and re-cognition of what has Real Value, Meaning and Purpose.
  • Consciously create new life experience individually and collectively through the willingness to transform and embody knowingness.

In this, we will be

  • Creating a field of Emergence through finer discernment and self-unfolding.
  • Activating Real Living Potential to be brought through the Heart Space and given creative expression as YOU.

Cost:

  1. Ensuite shared twin £220 (£60 registration, £160 full board)
  2. shared twin with shared bathroom £200 (£60 registration, £140 full board)
  3. dorm type £190 (£60 registration, £130 full board)
  4. some single rooms available (please ask for details)

For more information or to book, please call Todd or Lisa on 0117 9198323 todd@realitypractice.org www.sharingtheform.co.uk

 

13. Last Words – Eva Titus

 

We have sad news:

Monique Tiberghien writes:

“Eva Titus died suddenly last Monday 26 and the service will take place Wednesday 4 January in Brussels, 57 avenue du Silence. We have worked together for 20 years and she was such a precious friend, so inspired and ready to act for the emergence of a new consciousness. Very devoted to the Tibetan cause, she was also practicing actively the Tibetan Buddhist meditation. She was a precious support for the evolution of the transpersonal field in Belgium and for EUROTAS since 1995.

It seems difficult circumstances but maybe it is what she wanted: to be in silence and tranquillity to leave this world. Eva was more at ease, less suffering and even joyful these last weeks but very retired, needing silence and to be alone. Yesterday with my colleague Jean Pavy, I went to the house where she is in a cold room; it is placed in “avenue du silence!” We prayed and meditated, it was a great moment, and she seems beautiful in a black Tibetan dress and sacred jewels with a peaceful expression on the face.”

 

John Drew writes:

Dear Eva, As I was meditating on the verse below of Rabindranath Tagore which I had just found again, I heard that you had left us. I remember some of the special moments when we met and am glad to have known you. You will leave sadness behind you with your friends, but they will, like me, be remembering you and be glad for the times they knew you

As ever,

fondly

John

Rabindranath Tagore

The ocean of peace lies ahead of me

Sail the boat, O pilot

You are my constant companion now

Take me in you lap.

Along our journey to the infinite

The pole star alone will shine.

Giver of Freedom

Set me free.

May your forgiveness and compassion

Be my eternal resources for the journey-

May the mortal ties fall away.

May the vast universe

Hold me in the embrace

And with an undaunted heart may I come to know the Great Unknown

Ingo B. Jahrsetz writes:

Dear Eva,

In the last weeks very often I thought at you. I had been worried about your health and your seclusion. You were in my heart as my soul-mate.

And I didn’t realize that silence was your preparation for the big transition. Death always comes unexpectedly. Your death makes me very sad.

May you be united with the clear white light of divine oneness, may you be rescued from the entire burden you had to bear, may you be in deep peace and enveloped in universal love.

Ingo

 

Pia Keiding writes:

The sad news about Eva has been very present these last days. Eva was a remarkable being and I am very fortunate to have known her for so long. I first met her in the transpersonal movement in the mid-80es and in all the courses given by Tarab Tulku. After the years of creating the Tarab Institute in 1994 and studying together in Tarab Tulku’s UD training, we continued to meet both as friends and also within the EUROTAS meetings and conferences.

Pia

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