Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

THE ANCIENT ART OF LUCID DREAMING

Tickets & info: https://bit.ly/2NXqK2z
Venue: Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

Temple Sleep - Ancient dream practices for the future of consciousness. Sarah Janes will be presenting research from her book Lake of Mnemosyne - a study of the ancient practice of & 'Temple Sleep'

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In the ancient world, many cultures built temples dedicated to healing through sleep and sacred dreams. Elaborate systems of fasting, dedication, ritual drama, invocation and dream interpretation remained commonplace for many thousands of years. Clearly the sleep temples were effective for many, but how? And would these old methods work today?

The practice is well-evidenced in ancient Egyptian, Greek andRoman archaeology and literature. It reveals many secrets relating to the journey of human consciousness, the evolution of memory and language, the mind-body connection, the placebo effect and the unconscious mind’s response to story and symbolism. What cosmic, earthly and human forces have influenced the way we experience the relationship between the inner and outer worlds? How might our perception have shifted since the days of sleep temples? What can the ancient cultures teach us about dreaming and the healing power of sleep? How is modern sleep research validating the effectiveness of the 'divine dream cure’?

Physical health, emotional wellbeing and cognitive functioning are inextricably entangled within the altered state we encounter in dreams. Sleep states can be easily optimised through good practice and conscious effort, but in the modern world, we often find ourselves rushed out of bed, over-stimulated, caffeinated, light-polluted and essentially not ‘fully present’.

The effect sleep has upon our happiness and fitness is woefully underestimated by contemporary zombie culture. To return to a more natural state, we have to find a way to dis-engage from the unnatural rhythms of technology and re-harmonise with biological rhythms set by the cycles of the planet. To be healthy, our circadian clock should be set by the natural phases of light and dark experienced as Earth rotates on its axis.

With each new rotation of the Earth, we emerge from darkness and enter light. As the Earth turns counterclockwise each day, we are carried about 24,900 miles, at 600mph (in the UK) and Earth orbits our Sun at 67,000mph. We live in a rhythmical, cyclical, fractal, vibrational, electrical universe - there is a living pulse. Our existence is miraculous, divine. Our perception however is manufactured. Experience, culture, language, habit and practice are the forces that have sculpted our perceptual apparatus over time and this ‘hardware’ defines the bandwidth at which our awareness is set.

If we can find a continuity, a bridge between our waking and dreaming body, we can work towards integrating our spiritual, physical and emotional selves. We can bring some wisdom from the infinite divine into the finite physical life we experience on Earth. We can sleepwalk with open eyes through the many veils that obscure us from The All. The current psychedelic renaissance aspires to these same great goals, but I believe the dream state (especially lucidity), with a bit of luck and patience, is the ultimate safe, wholesome and integrative psychedelic experience. This initiation into divinity was the highest purpose of the ancient practice of Temple Sleep. At the core was a very strongly held belief that sleeping and dreaming could permit an individual to make contact with the Gods and in doing so, change physical reality.

There is a deep truth to these claims which current science can demonstrate, albeit with different terminology. I hope to show you how to apply these ancient techniques of dream incubation for tangible expansion in your waking and sleeping life.

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Sarah Janes is a writer living in Hastings, England. She has been obsessed since childhood with dreaming, especially lucid dreams. She has written on the subject for The Idler, The Bohemian and

Ancient Origins and is currently writing her book on the practice ofTemple Sleep for Muswell Hill Press.


Venue: Old Market Assembly, Bristol

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.


*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Introduction to Induction - Hypnosis Workshop

Introduction to Induction: A Workshop in Hypnosis and the Imaginal Realms with Danny Nemu

Trance is a natural, pleasurable and profound state of relaxation and focus that dissolves anxiety and accesses the creative and curative power of the unconscious.

Hypnotherapists use it to treat phobia, tinnitus and a wide range of stress-related physical conditions such as dermatitis and IBS, and it can also be used to open up lines of communication into the depths of the unconscious. For people interested in the nature of the deep mind and the art of persuasion, knowing how to hypnotise and be hypnotised is invaluable.

In Danny’s workshop, you will:
- Experience hypnotic trance, and the worlds beneath the surface of cognition.
- Hypnotise other people while mastering the basics of the Elmaninduction and practicing hypnotic language.
- Learn a technique of self-hypnosis.
- Explore the nature of the world generated by the processes of cognition.

Note: this is an experiential demonstration of hypnosis inside your own head, not on stage. We won’t need volunteers to cluck like chickens or forget their names. Of course, if you want to see or experience the more extraordinary manifestations, that it can be arranged.

Tickets £12. Please contact Danny Nemu for more info and to arrange payment.

Danny Nemu is a practicing hypnotherapist fascinated with the human mind and how to tap into its normally dormant potentials. He is the author of Neuro-Apocalypse and Science revealed, out on Psychedelic Press.

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Music and Dance in Remote Antiquity

Fort Process and The Mysteries - St. Leonards on Sea Chapter have joined forces to bring you an afternoon in the beautiful Durbar Hall in HBC Hastings Museum & Art Gallery learning from a master ethnomusicologist. 

Dirk Campbell's talk went down a storm at the Brighton Early Music Festival and there can be no more perfect a setting in Hastings for listening and learning about the divine origins of music and dance. 

Dirk has the incredible ability to combine a talk on the nature of music and dance in remote antiquity with actually bringing along a large and varied collection of instruments and playing them throughout.

Dirk Campbell is a British multi-instrumental musician, composer and energy company executive.

Although initially known as a member of progressive rock bands such as Egg and National Health, Campbell would later (in his own words) "(forswear) the genre of rock music altogether, even the experimental variety (where can one find that now?) and began to develop an interest in folk tradition and, increasingly, non-western music." Originally a bass guitarist, he is now a diverse multi-instrumentalist specialising in wind instruments from around the world, including period folk instruments. He is also a lecturer on "music in remote antiquity", and maintains a strong interest in "ways of incorporating non-western music into contemporary composition."

https://www.dirkcampbell.co.uk/biog

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

The Cult of Water

 Join ‘a masterful storyteller’ (Radio Times) for a candle-lit journey in search of the supernatural secrets of our waterways.  Aided by a witch, Jarvis Cocker, and magician-author Alan Moore, David Bramwell battles his own thalassophobia (the fear of ‘what lurks beneath’) to unearth little-known stories and myths that surround our rivers.  The River Don is the focal point for this psycho-geographical journey that blends music, animation and film with captivating monologue.  David Bramwell takes audiences on a dream-like journey in search of the occult secrets of our waterways and a drowned village, which has long haunted his memories.  From Doncaster (where he grew up) Bramwell travels up the river Don and back in time, through the ladybird plague and drought of 1976 to the heavily polluted Don of Sheffield’s steel industry, up into the Pennines and back into a pre-Christian era when rivers and springs were worshipped as living deities.  Along the journey Bramwell battles with his own thalassophobia (the fear of ‘what lurks beneath’); learns about hydromancy from magician Alan Moore, discovers a unique forest of figs growing on the banks of the Don and encounters Jarvis Cocker on his own adventures, sailing down the Don on an inflatable inner tube.  His journey finally brings him face to face with the goddess of primordial waters, Danu, who gave her name to the Don.  The story climaxes in Hastings, with the remarkable discovery of an ancient spring and how it came to save the life of a dying man.  At heart this is a meditation on the symbolic power of rivers and inland waterways and the profound ways in which they affect our sense of well-being.  As a special Hastings feature of this performance, we shall begin at the Mock Roman Bath in Summerfields Woods for a well-dressing ceremony, with ritual spring music performed by The Sound of Bailey. We invite attendees to bring flowers to dedicate to the spirits of the spring.  LAST FEW TICKETS - Book over the phone by texting 07786 686 786 / Buy Online via TicketSource:  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483856   Or get in person from the Museum or Wow and Flutter Record shop 8 Trinity Street, Hastings.  https://wowandflutterhastings.com

Join ‘a masterful storyteller’ (Radio Times) for a candle-lit journey in search of the supernatural secrets of our waterways.

Aided by a witch, Jarvis Cocker, and magician-author Alan Moore, David Bramwell battles his own thalassophobia (the fear of ‘what lurks beneath’) to unearth little-known stories and myths that surround our rivers.

The River Don is the focal point for this psycho-geographical journey that blends music, animation and film with captivating monologue.

David Bramwell takes audiences on a dream-like journey in search of the occult secrets of our waterways and a drowned village, which has long haunted his memories.

From Doncaster (where he grew up) Bramwell travels up the river Don and back in time, through the ladybird plague and drought of 1976 to the heavily polluted Don of Sheffield’s steel industry, up into the Pennines and back into a pre-Christian era when rivers and springs were worshipped as living deities.

Along the journey Bramwell battles with his own thalassophobia (the fear of ‘what lurks beneath’); learns about hydromancy from magician Alan Moore, discovers a unique forest of figs growing on the banks of the Don and encounters Jarvis Cocker on his own adventures, sailing down the Don on an inflatable inner tube.

His journey finally brings him face to face with the goddess of primordial waters, Danu, who gave her name to the Don.

The story climaxes in Hastings, with the remarkable discovery of an ancient spring and how it came to save the life of a dying man.

At heart this is a meditation on the symbolic power of rivers and inland waterways and the profound ways in which they affect our sense of well-being.

As a special Hastings feature of this performance, we shall begin at the Mock Roman Bath in Summerfields Woods for a well-dressing ceremony, with ritual spring music performed by The Sound of Bailey. We invite attendees to bring flowers to dedicate to the spirits of the spring.

LAST FEW TICKETS -
Book over the phone by texting 07786 686 786 /
Buy Online via TicketSource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483856

Or get in person from the Museum or
Wow and Flutter Record shop 8 Trinity Street, Hastings.
https://wowandflutterhastings.com

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DREAM TELEPATHY EXPERIMENT - II
Mar
31
to Apr 1

DREAM TELEPATHY EXPERIMENT - II

Join me in an experiment to explore the potential and possibilities of DREAM TELEPATHY.

To register your interest please send me an email at: sarahjanes@hotmail.com - or click on this LINK to subscribe

I often find that dreams on the night of the Full Moon have an extra potency - so join us on this auspicious night to see if we can make contact telepathically. 

There are no specific instructions but some tips and hints can be found below.

The plan is to project a pre-determined image whilst I am lucid and to see if I can project this into a space that can be accessed by other distant sleepers.

  • Make a real effort to get at least a few consecutive good sleeps in before the date set for the telepathy experiment. 
  • On the night - set an intention before sleeping to become lucid. 
  • You could try writing down the intention to find me and see the target image I am projecting.
  • If you attain lucidity ask out loud in the dream space to be shown the target image.
  • If at any point you wake up during the night, write down any recollections, even if they are just snippets of information.
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