NEWSLETTER Nr. 93
February 20, 2021
Board of Administrators: President Pier Luigi Lattuada, Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Sole, Lyudmila Scortesca, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess, Marc-Antoine Masri, Lita Melbarde
Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 2… Edito Newsletter from the EUROTAS President Pier Luigi Lattuada
UPCOMING EVENTS – ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS
Page 3… EUROTAS 2021 Conference – J. Biechonski
Page 3…The Healing Field – A Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy – R. Pervöltz, I. B. Jahrsetz
Page 4…Inner Peace and Peace of the World – I. B. Jahrsetz
Page 5…Grof Legacy Training – I. B. Jahrsetz
Page 5…The news from the Estonian Transpersonal Association – J. Biechonski
Page 6…International Virtual Conference on Spirituality, Religion, Irreligion, and Society –
Page 7… Films by Vladimir Maykov – V. Maykov
Page 7… New scholarly journal – Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology by T. Stumbrys
Page 8… Sacred Science Circle Newsletter #8 by R. Anderson
Page 8… The Divine Feminine Tao Te Ching: A New Translation and Commentary by
Page 9… Human Core Identity by V. Rodrigues
Page 10… Ecological Coaching and Leadership by J. Dangeli
Page 11… Spiritual Emergence Anonymous (SEA) Update by M. Grace
Page 12… ITI & UBIQUITY UNIVERSITY by P.L. Lattuada
Page 13… The Transpersonal Coaching Course (2012-2021) by R. Wilms
Page 14… A new Publishing House in town by V. Rodrigues
Page 14… Letter from Liv Evensen
Page 15… Letter from Australia by Vineta Lagzdina
Page 16… Letter from the Editor – Lindy McMullin
EDITO NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 20, 2021
All joy wants eternity,
It wants deep, deep eternity.
The Depths and the Times
An ordinary look at the world sees a pandemic condition that subverts normal habits, limits freedoms, forces people to distance themselves, generates a climate of fear and uncertainty about the future, jeopardizes the economy of nations, sees their elders die. This is the look that seizes the Spirit of the Times as Jung would say, the look of the little man as Reich would say.
We bow down to this condition with respect and compassion, but also, animated by a transpersonal gaze, aware that beyond the veil of appearances the Spirit of the Depths is revealed, the dimension without space and without time of the Self.
Beyond the mirror we can then grasp the joy of deep eternity that is not an illusion, or an escape from reality, as some might think, but an insight of truth that opens up on our human condition of spiritual beings who are living a material experience.
The same insight of truth that orients the transpersonal vision and allows us to affirm with Wilber: “This present moment, since it knows neither past nor future, is itself timeless, and that which is timeless is Eternal. Thus, the eternal life belongs to those who live in the present”.
May each one of us find refuge in this awareness, may we feel that sense of belonging, spiritual sisterhood and brotherhood that induces us to recognize: “I’m sure I could change my life if I were able to say we.” G. Gaber (famous Italian singer)
Be ready, save the date for the next EUROTAS conference in Tallinn (22nd -27th of September 2021) that will offer us the chance to give concreteness and enjoy the Depths of our WE space.
P. L. Lattuada
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This is a fake please trash it.
We apologize any inconvenience
EUROTAS 2021 CONFERENCE
The Tallinn EUROTAS conference is approaching.
The dates are:
WEDNESDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 FROM 15:00 UTC+03-22:30 UTC+03 -27 SEPTEMBER 2021
INNER ECOLOGY AND TRANSPERSONAL EDUCATION
We hope to see you in person! We feel that it is so important now to reconnect! In case of further pandemic restrictions, zoom sessions will also be available. I would like to have 2 round table discussions:
1. Transpersonal Education and its Practical Applications.
2. Inner Ecology; Looking Inwards to explore our Vision and Needs for the Post-pandemic World.
Anybody who has ideas and proposals, please forward them to me.
THE HEALING FIELD – A TRAINING IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
(12 EUROTAS trainers, 9 modules of 10 days)
Moreover, you can also still start the entire training with Module 3.
In this sense, have a look, please – perhaps you want to come to Module 3 in Germany in 2021:
Trainers: Bernadette Blin, Rainer Pervöltz
Tutors: Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
Date: March 23 to April 2, 2020
Content: The Old Central – The Mandala of Being; Working with the Dream Body based on Arnold Mindell’s Teachings. Discovering your Essence.
Venue: Seminar center Eulenspiegel (Rottweil/South Germany)
Holotropic Breathwork, Shamanic Rituals, Systemic Constellations, Meditation in the Zen Buddhist Tradition, Presentations and Sharing
Facilitators: Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
Guest teachers: Claude AnShin Thomas and Shamans
Dates: August 8 to 18, 2022 (Retreat)
August 18 to 24, 2022 (Ethno-therapeutic Journey through Buryatia
Costs: 2320 EUR all-inclusive except flights (Retreat)
790 EUR all-inclusive except flights
Information and registration:
We consider it an honor and we are very pleased that we are authorized by Stan and thank him most sincerely for the confidence.
We offer an ongoing training group which will meet for 10 days twice a year for three years at beautiful locations.
If possible, Stan and Brigitte Grof will be present as guests at one of our meetings.
Trainers: Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz, Viktoria Luchetti
Start: October 23 to November 2, 2022
Venues: Seminar Center Hollerbuehl (Black Forest / Germany) and Seminar Hotel Trifilli (Kefalonia / Greek island)
Costs: 9000 EUR plus room & board
Language: English with translation if required
Information : https://www.
As the course is conducted in English, we have foreign students attending.
For further details please go to teadlikmina.ee/en
Date: 21-29 May 2021
Deadline papers: April 25th, 2021
You can either just participate or present a paper. To be considered for publication, besides being peer-reviewed, one also has to be active during the online conference commenting on the other participants’ contributions. The invited keynote speakers will present via zoom. These conferences are a great opportunity to get new well-researched ideas outside of the mainstream into the public eye and then published.
For attending (no paper), there is a 45% discount for CICA contacts and a 25% discount for people who present an article; remember to mention CICA to get this reduction.
FILMS BY VLADIMIR MAYKOV
All three of my films with English subtitles are here:
The Dance of Infinity – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/
Tools for Evolution – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/
The Secret of Carlos Castaneda – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/
The Secret of Carlos Castaneda trailer – https://youtu.be/
Tools for Evolution trailer – https://youtu.be/-
The Dance of Infinity trailer – https://youtu.be/zHeQu-
NEW SCHOLARLY JOURNAL – CONSCIOUSNESS, SPIRITUALITY & TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The inaugural volume of Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology features an Editorial from the Alef Trust Directors (B. L. Lancaster, J. Bockler & H. L. Friedman) and eight original research articles on diverse topics in transpersonal psychology, including the transformative effects of Nia® practice (C. le Roux), travel and transpersonal development (J. Thompson), healing effects of wild swimming (L. Sam), connection with the Earth (T. Jayne), altered states of psychotherapists (C. Agnew), the phenomenon of open awareness (J. Dängeli), experience of the transpersonal in contemplating retirement (S. Clodd) and the transformation face of loss (J. Farrell). The journal is freely available at www.journal.aleftrust.org.
Editor, Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology
Sacred Science Circle Newsletter #8 is now available at http://www.
Anderson and COVID 19 – India’s multipronged approach:
A cultural perspective by Kiran Kumar K. Salagame, announcements about the Alef Trust’s new journal Consciousness, Spirituality, and Transpersonal Psychology and the Journal for the Study of Spirituality, and conference and event announcements related to transpersonal psychology.
Rosemarie Anderson, PhD
by Rosemarie Anderson, PhD
Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D. is an author, artist, Professor Emerita of Psychology, and an Episcopal priest. Her forthcoming book, The Divine Feminine Tao Te Ching, will be published by Inner Traditions in early April 2021.
Preordering is available at:
I am pulling together an edited collection called Human Core Identity: Approaches and Implications, and I would like to invite you to consider submitting one chapter.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here:
This collection will include chapters, and/or books, on the most important defining characteristics of the Human being from a scientific and philosophic point of view. Such characteristics include: self-referential consciousness, identity and personality, mind and cognition, ethics, aesthetics, and love. Several volumes are envisioned.
I am quite enthusiastic about this collection since, to me, the most fundamental defining characteristic of humans is self-referential, or experiential, consciousness – and its main “operational” manifestation, identity.
About the Editor
Vitor Rodrigues, PhD in Psychology, was a University lecturer for 17 years and a past President of the European Transpersonal Association. He currently works as a psychotherapist and writer, lecturer, trainer in private practice both in Portugal and other countries.
A chapter should normally be no longer than 6000 words and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a journal article, or in conference proceedings, for example), the Publisher will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted.
To see the Call on the Publisher’s website, please click here: https://www.cambridgescholars.
Collection Name: Human Core Identity: Approaches and Implications
Vol 1: Experiential Consciousness and the Nature of Human Identity
- Defining Human Nature: the Importance of Consciousness
- Identity and Identity Development
- Mind Pathology, Mind Health, and Consciousness
- Layers of Consciousness: Conscious, Unconscious and Superconscious
- Transcendence: its meaning and processes
- Pathways to Mind and Consciousness Development
- Love, Consciousness and Ethics
- Love, Consciousness and Aesthetics
- Human Experience and Existential Meaning
- Mystical Experience and Human Identity
- The Brain, Consciousness and Identity: Social and Political Views and Consequences
Traditional forms of coaching and leadership have been more focused on empowering individuals or teams to excel without much, if any, consideration for the implications of those results in other contexts. It’s not difficult to see how this may in some instances lead to unethical planning, unjust decisions and unfair behaviours, which in turn, might result in overexertion, declining motivation, lowering performance, conflicts, and eventually, burnout. Negative outcomes such as these are the potential consequences of valuing one’s personal success above that of others, taking advantage of people and situations in self-serving ways, and operating in a mode of tunnel awareness in an attempt to accomplish one’s own goals, with little or no regard for how such pursuits might affect others or the world. An ecological approach may be more appropriate for sustaining fulfilling results in the long term.
Fortunately, there is now a booming interest in coaching and leadership styles (e.g. Transpersonal Coaching) where an ecological approach is fundamental in their methodology. From this author’s point of view, a prerequisite for ecological coaching and leadership is Open Awareness, which is a transpersonal perspective with practical applications. Continue reading full article…
SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE ANONYMOUS (SEA) UPDATE
We are happy to send you an update of our growth since we held our SEA panel presentation at the 2019 EUROTAS conference in Dourdan, France. Thank you for those who participated and have helped to expand the program!
Spiritual Emergence Anonymous (SEA) is a non-profit member-led support program for people who are experiencing spiritual emergence or spiritual emergency to together assist each other in integrating powerful spiritually transformative experiences.
SEA Meetings are expanding globally
Group support weekly meetings have expanded beyond our English-language meetings Europe/Americas Thursdays and Asia/Americas Sunday/Mondays. Now also running weekly are a French-language meeting Sundays, a Slovak/Czech-language meeting Wednesdays, and an additional English-language “Working the Steps” meeting Mondays. Please check our website for exact times. https://
Revision of SEA 12 Steps
Over the years of developing SEA, we have revised the classic 12 Steps to better serve people who have experienced spiritual awakening and are on the journey of spiritual transformation. Our purpose is to together assist each other in further grounding and stabilizing to prosper and serve. The new revision of the SEA 12 Steps emphasizes gratitude as a principle essential to integrating spiritual experience and also emphasizes developing compassion, honesty, humility, and forgiveness. https://
International SEA Party held in July 2020 over Zoom was enjoyed by all featuring stories, creative poetry, art, and song, with participants joining across the globe from Singapore and Western Canada all the way to the Netherlands and Slovakia. On-going social connections through our Facebook Page continue:
With warm regards,
The SEA International Service Board
Luuke – The Netherlands
Jean-Luc – France
Tee – New York, USA
Lea – Slovakia
Teresa – Alberta, Canada
Bradley – New York, USA
Stephanie – Luxembourg
Marie Grace – California, USA
This program is for you if you wish to embody the knowledge of the Integral Transpersonal framework and apply it across all realms of your work and life. This approach will help to facilitate a transformation in individual and collective consciousness.
“Integral” derives from the Latin word integer, which means “whole”. Transpersonal refers to what goes beyond the “personal”. Thus, the aim of this program is to examine our ontology beyond a neuro-scientific and cognitive paradigm and more towards an integral approach, which takes into account the full spectrum of the psycho-spiritual development of human beings.
You are encouraged to explore the range of human experience by combining the recent developments of psychology with other disciplines such as philosophy, the new sciences, environmental studies, psychedelic research, as well as indigenous and perennial wisdoms. To achieve the integration of knowledge with experience, all courses include self-mastery and applied impact practices that aim to transform knowledge into embodied wisdom. Throughout your degree, you will immerse yourself in this integral learning system, which aims to cultivate your various intelligences and unleash your highest potential. You can take single courses or enroll into a BA, MA-degree or a PhD program. For more information, click here or fill in our Get Started Form.
Now it has been nine years, and with each training course new elements and techniques are added. At the same time, the experience background of the participants also changed. The spectrum now ranges from psychiatrists and psychologists, to yoga teachers and physical therapists, to grief counselors and companions for the dying, to nurses and executives who are looking for a new meaningful work or just for making their next step in their own transformation. The receptivity and hunger of the participants for transpersonal techniques from different cultures is stunning. That is why the training course is also one of my favorite seminars, which I conduct together with my wife.
My personal spiritual journey and that of my wife began with a Sufi teacher 35 years ago, led us through the Himalayan tradition of Kashmir Shivaism to Zen-Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and further into the mystical European tradition of ancient Greek. The combination of body-centered therapeutic interventions, which especially in the last 10 years brought forward, very effective new methods, I consider today as an integral part of a powerful transformative work.
A NEW PUBLISHING HOUSE IN TOWN
PageMill will begin publishing a first series of titles beginning April 2021 and already has books in progress from authors Janet Horvath, Rev. Shanon Sterringer, Robert Frager, J. Walker Smith, James Hagan, Heather Waite, Sayoko Yoshimura, Rev Carries Ives, Katie Teesdale, Mckenna Lloyd.
My sincere apologies for sending you such a poor picture for the last newsletter, which was presented upside down. Thank you so much for offering to take this one, a much clearer one into the news again, right side up, with a discernable meaning.
Our artist community has “established itself” as a “travelling one” through already newly planned exhibitions to come, for encouragement in the non-threatening ways paintings do.
by Vineta Lagzdina
The above is a dream I had in Adelaide, Australia having come through a 3 month lockdown due to Covid19 Pandemic. No contact with family for 3 months, only essential shopping allowed, no work place, no beach walks, no visitors. So, it was a time of stillness, of plans unraveled, and being mindfully aware and grateful for the essential things like food and shelter. Meantime media information and misinformation ruled the airwaves. There was panic buying of toilet paper, so that shortages ensued. During lockdown was a time for reflection, quiet, essential living and an awareness of priorities. The night sky spoke and beamed into infinity reminding us how small we are, and how interconnected with all we are. Heartbeats synchronized with each intake of breath, pulses raced in and out of phase, voices overlapped and became incoherent. Fears rose like towers, to be mocked in hysteria. Who am I, if not a song carrying all past songs, living in the sensuality and sacredness of sound? Listen to the sound of the universe, and of your people.
Don’t say that I will depart tomorrow
even today I am still arriving
I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death
of all that is alive.
My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain is like a river of tears,
So vast it fills the four oceans.
Please call me by my true names,
So I can wake up
and the door of my heart
Could be left open,
the door of compassion.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Fully present and mindful, I trust that all EUROTAS members will be inspired by this newsletter and see the dawning of a new age in it, bringing above all unity and collaboration in many different areas where change is needed. The pangs of birth are not easy; to some they are exquisite and to others they are indeed very painful. It is encouraging to know that the Transpersonal Community is doing so much to assist in the dawn of this spiritual renaissance!
Dr L.S. McMullin