- the magical passes of Carlos Castaneda
Concord are having a Saturday Intensive practice of magical passes On the Way to Theatre of Infinity with Jim Morris from Cleargreen who is coming all the way from France to facilitate the class.
It is taking place Saturday the 13th of October 2012, starting at 10am.
The cost is £20.00 for the whole day.
We have booked a hall at St Matthias Church in Stoke Newington for this special occasion and would like to invite you all to embrace the clearing and energy the practice of Tensegrity brings. It is also a great opportunity to get introduced to the magical passes, so please bring along friends or relatives who show interest in this body of work.
Please check our website for more details. londontensegrity.co.uk
Please use this link to register online at our secure website
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
07828 221 630
Theater of Infinity Comes to London!
Workshop: 24th and 25th November 2012
Excursion to Stonehenge and Glastonbury: 26th November 2012
"The grand task of seers is to bring forth the idea that, in order to evolve, man must first free his awareness from its bindings to the social order. Once awareness is free, intent will redirect it onto a new evolutionary path."
Don Juan Matus, as quoted by Carlos Castaneda in The Art of Dreaming
Enhanced awareness is the jewel we discover by bringing a fresh perspective to our social interactions - our connection to the social order. The Theater of Infinity whether witnessed as a play or practiced as an interactive art, is one means of freeing our awareness.
It is an adaptation Carlos Castaneda made to an earlier form of theater that was introduced to the lineage of don Juan Matus by the nagual Elias Ulloa, and further refined by his student and don Juan's benefactor, the nagual Julian Osorio. It entails the use of the magical passes, the dreamt movements of their lineage, to perform a special kind of theater - one in which the actors try on various masks, and as they do so, come to see that their "usual" identities are also masks - clearing the way, if even for an instant, for them to become aware of their true identity as extensions of infinity itself, capable of intending how they want to live and be. In their play, as in life, they make a tour of awareness, a journey by which they and the universe becomes more aware of the vastness, multiplicity and mutability of themselves.
Below are the discoveries of some who have begun this journey in recent workshops:
"What was focused on in prior workshops were scenes carrying more 'charge' and not the type of scenes that we explored in this event with the Theater of Infinity, which had not much drama but which happened a thousand times. I was surprised by the depth. The scenes were like a social signature of each one of us and I and my small group could understand so much more about ourselves and each other which was both fascinating and filled our hearts with compassion..."
"It played upon both my physical and energetic sides; through this process, I was conscious of my change, and I felt the confidence after, that I and my intent had caused it."
"The Theatre of Infinity was a great way to practice evolutionary new behaviors; it provided a safe place where I could open myself, make mistakes, and learn. It provided an active playing field and created a higher probability of me carrying forth my new discoveries in daily life."
In this workshop, we will emphasize Theater of Infinity as an interactive art. We will practice in small, supportive groups as described above, where each member will have the opportunity to direct and play themselves (or witness others playing them) in a typical interactive scene from their own lives.
As we play these parts - the ones we identify with as well as each other's - and enact them in their original form and then evolving forms, with the help of the magical passes, we step outside of our individualized identities to experience a multitude of other perceptions, and to ultimately bring the perception and intent of infinity to our daily encounters. Having shifted our awareness, our daily field of interaction is forever shifted.
We will aid this endeavor by visiting, on the Monday after the workshop, the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Glastonbury. Being in those sites, we have the possibility to remember and re-ignite our human heritage of the powerful collective intent that is possible when we are able to both know and transcend the self. It is this kind of intent which brought monoliths seemingly out of the air, and created the timeless stone circle linking human, and the ever-changing cycles of earth and stars. And is this kind of evolutionary impulse that gave birth to the dream-myth of Avalon and the Arthurian legends of the Round Table - the intent of each member of the circle honoring the wisdom and experience of the others - a possibility worth aiming for in our day and age.
Linked with this workshop is the second level of training for Facilitators of Tensegrity® - in which we will have the unique opportunity to explore the questions above in the specific context of: What is the mask we wear as Facilitators? What is our intent when we interact or collaborate with other facilitators (or leaders)? Are we expecting the collaboration to work? How do we adapt to change or the unexpected as we are preparing or leading a Tensegrity® class?
These workshop and tour experiences are open to newcomers and seasoned practitioners of Tensegrity® alike.
For Facilitators-in-Training - the content of this workshop covers the required material of the Dreaming with Wolves workshop (Acton, Los Angeles) as well as will be accompanied by the Continued Training for Facilitators of Tensegrity® already given with the Dreaming Awe workshop (St. Cannat, France); this will be the last presentation of these facilitator modules in Europe this year.
To Register for the workshop or associated events, click here