Monday, March 28, 2011

The Alchemy of the Feminine in Shamanism

Join us on Sunday, 10th April from 10 till 3pm

At Alive Dance School
16 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town

We will open with the directions of the Medicine Wheel and then journey to meet and connect with our Mother Earth.
Learn how to protect and clear ourselves with Medicine Spaces.
Bring a small bundle of your personal jewelery. We will play awhile in the realms of our Divine Feminine archetypes. Lovely and surprising.
We will meet and say "hello" to the Inner Serpent energy of our belly's in Sacred Dance.

Please wear your ceremonial regalia if you have.

Men are welcome to join in an outer circle.

Bring a cushion, lunch and beverage.

Donation of R150 or best can do :)

More info: email [email protected] or phone 0832313704
RSVP please.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Experiential Kabbalah workshop

Walk the tree

An experiential introduction to the Kabbalah

Have you ever been intrigued by the Kabbalah? Heard about it, but no idea what it is about? Want to experience it's energy and it's spaces?

This is an opportunity to gain some insight into the range and depth of this ancient form of mysticism. Jewish in origin, it has grown and expanded throughout the millenia of its existence to show itself as a universal form of mysticism, what might rightly be called a Science of the Sacred.

Come and join us for a day at the lovely Bailey's cottage in St. James, where we will be using movement and sound and your inner voices to interact with one another and the structure and energies of the trees.

It is a time to play in the realms of the sacred. To step out of the mundane and walk with others in the inner spaces in which we encounter the profound.

A raw food lunch will be part of the experience prepared by the raw-foods chef, Ian Light...

Date: Sunday 27th February

Time: 9am – 5pm (approx).

Place: Bailey's cottage, St. James.

Price: R100 deposit.

Total workshop fee approx R350

No one will be turned away. We ask for a R100 deposit to ensure your place. We will use a process called CCP or Co-Creative Payments to cover the costs, pay for the venue and for the facilitator.

Yehuda Moshe ben Aaron (Julian Gordon) is a long-time student of the Kabbalah. He has a depth of knowledge that comes from studying this and related topics for many years. But it is his ability to meld this knowledge with modern science that provides a unique and broadminded view of this fascinating topic.

contact Julian on: [email protected] or phone: 083-2265482

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Journey Workshop

This workshop space is unique in that it stretches out onto the rocks in Muizenberg. It is a heritage site and soon to be renovated into an upmarket venue. The sea will surround us, and the mountains will stand behind. The weekend will be full of ocean and water, representative of the journey that we will all be on. Just as those explorers set out to find the new lands and opened up new spaces to all of us, bringing us into contact with a far vaster range of culture than we were aware of, so these journeys open up inner spaces that we will have to cross vast waters to appreciate. In the evenings we will gather over supper to share and using the group energy to deepen the experience. As one wise man said, “Each one of us is a spark of Divine energy. But when we gather in Sacred space, we become a flame.” We will encounter the shape of our cloaks, and discover wonderful new spaces for reparation.

We gather for supper on Friday night the 4th of Feb and through the honoring of the Sabbath day, we facilitate the transition from mundane to sacred space. For the work to be most effective, we need the space of honoring, of unconditional love. We will discuss and describe some of the processes, the purpose and goals of the processes we will be exploring during the weekend.

Essentially we will be leading you on journeys into the inner realm, the place of our avatars, where our non-material bodies, our souls, exist. There we will seek out and encounter the veils that our souls are clothed in that are essential for our incarnation on our 3D Mother Earth. We use the Kabbalah and the Sefirot of Compassion, Passion, Creativity, Majesty, Mercy, Severity and Foundation to explore the shape of these veils.

Each time, upon our return, we will ground these experiences in this world by some expression of what we have discovered, either through drawing (no art experience necessary) and/or writing and/or various interactions with the ocean and its natural gifts that we will be ensconced in.

In the evenings, we will gather together to share bread and our stories. Only when we interact as compassionate witnesses from our higher hearts do we truly understand. And the images and energies that we will discover will speak to us of these things.

Bring something to lay down on while journeying and to sleep on if you want to stay over (please let us know if you would like to do this).

AND :))...


and a special WATER CEREMONY:))

Bless you all. May we all learn the ways and deepen our understandings of that infinity we are custodians of.


With much love,

Julian & Lyn.

Please contact Lyn on [email protected] for more info or phone 0832313704


If you are interested in the deeper components of this workshop, read on...
The content of the workshop is based on the Kabbalistic Tzimtzum ( ) and the Sephirot ( ).

In short, when God created the world he (and I use the masculine specifically here) created spaces for existences. That is the Tzimtzum part. It is in these spaces that we find our cloaks.

The Sephirot are the spheres that make up the Kabbalistic Tree of Knowledge. You have probably seen it. Each sphere emanates a specific quality or characteristic. We will be journeying for 7 of these emanations for the workshop (there are 10 Sephirot) These emanations are: Chesed = Mercy, Gevurah = Severity, Tiphareth = Compassion, Netzach = Passion, Hod =Majesty, Yesod=Foundation and Malchut= in this instance for Malchut, we will journey for our cloak of Creativity.
Kabbalistically, each of these emanations are like Cloaks for the Soul to exist here on earth, we wear them as characteristics of that expression of ourselves.

So, we will do a series of journeys to find our character of these emanations and when we return from the journey, we will draw or write a rendition of that characteristic of our soul (so we can see it), see what state our cloaks are in, explore what we can do if repairs are needed, open wonderful new spaces. For example what does the state of your cloak of Mercy look like, what does your cloak of Passion look like, what does your cloak of Majesty look like?

It may sound complicated because of the Kabbalah but one doesnt need to know all that as these journeys can be used on many levels (psychoanalytically, poetically, artistically, or shamanistically to heal and understand those parts of ourselves)
. The journeys are sacred and personal so whatever way it speaks to a person is correct.

Your journeys will be guided in safe and supportive surroundings :)

All you really need to know is that you will journey to find out about 7 characteristics that cloak your inner souls!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

about Journey Work

Learning Journey Work

The ability to move from our 3D world into an altered state where original healing occurs is a valuable skill. Exploring our Inner Realms with confidence safety and support, a space appears where “dreams are born and choices made”.

This sacred work can apply itself to source and clear up issues. We learn the ethics of recognizing places of empowerment and how to follow energy trails. Through self inquiry and heart intelligence we learn to extend our sentences through the poetry of our souls.

Journey work is a way to

    • Communicate and work with your guides;
    • Find places of peace, empowerment and enjoyment;
    • Re-member the magic of our lives;
    • Understand our narratives and archetypes;

Sessions cost R350 for 1½ hours each. Most often at least 3 sessions are recommended. These journeys can continue as needed or desired and sessions will be guided to take the form necessary to get the work done. Sliding scale/barter payment may be discussed.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Retrieving our Futures

Complexity theory and quantum physics have shown the primal uncertainty of our understanding of being in this world. Explorations of how the brain functions and neuropsychology during a shaman’s journey link philosopher Martin Heidegger’s debate that understanding is “always ahead of itself” thus projecting expectations that interpretation attempts to clarify. Physicist John Von Neuman’s says that “we futuristically collapse a wave function in ways that cause a fundamental, unknowable disturbance in the system”...creating and spontaneously bringing into existence something that did not exist before. Therefore, it can be said that we “know” already, what the synecdoches and metaphors mean, when they are retrieved from our inner conscious by a shaman artist who brings them forth in creation.

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