May 22-23, Taipei
As many of you know, we will be offering an eXperiential Trance Dance eXperience in Taipei coming up on May 22-23.
This is the first time this material has been taught in Taiwan by me or anyone else so it's going to be a special experience indeed.
We're taking an experiential look at a wide variety of approaches to entering trance through movement and rhythm or how trance creates movement and rhythm – ideomotor ecstatic dance, so to speak.
Here's the promotional flyer for the course . . .
Actually, Lorraine had some difficulty with the Chinese interpretation of the term "Trance Dance" as it is more often used here in Taiwan with a negative connotation associated with rave parties with illegal drugs . . . certainly trance dance as associated with rave or psytrance is a very valid form of ecstatic dance and we will touch upon the subject as we explore a wide variety of approaches to this material, however, this most certainly is not a "rave" per se nor will there be any illegal substances involved . . . besides, as anyone who knows me is well aware, I am a hypnotist so I don't need any illegal drugs to get high.
As you can see, Lorraine is using the Chinese term "靈動之舞體驗工作坊" to describe the sort of work we're going to be doing . . . 學習用身體律動進入催眠狀態 and 釋放內在能量舒解身心靈的方法 although we don't actually have the complete description of the course finished for the Chinese version of the webpage at http://www.lovetranceformation.org/love.html . . . the English page is up and ready to go at http://www.lovetranceformation.org so feel free to go there and take a look. You can sign up now and reserve your spot – if you sign up before April 23, the bonus gifts you receive are actually valued at much more than the cost of the course.
When we get a chance, we will put more up on the Chinese page but at least the spirit of the beastie is there . . . 用律動釋放身體，讓節奏的感覺揭開心扉，與節拍、聲音和樂曲結合為一，帶領自己進入更深刻的神遊 . . . Free your body to movement; just let the feeling of the rhythm flow through you as your mind opens up and you become one with the beat, with the sound, with the music, as your body allows your mind to allow your soul to soar, to dance, to experience! Be one with the experience, be one with the universe, be one with yourself, be one with the oneness, and be one with the trance, your trance.
Of course, go to http://www.lovetranceformation.org for much more information on the program.
Anthropological evidence show that humans have been trance dancing for well over forty thousand years, probably much much longer, in a wide variety of contexts. In this experience, we will be exploring a number of the techniques and methods for achieving trance through dance or dance through trance for introspective self-discovery, for therapeutic help via self-hypnotic trance dance, as well as just for the plain simple fun of it . . . and . . . it is so very very fun!
For those who have no idea what trance dance is or no idea about ecstatic dance, soul dancing, kundalini dance, trancedance, chakra dance, shaking, whirling, or any of the other thousand names various cultures and movements have ascribed to trance dance . . . here is a youtube playlist that contains a cross-cultural cross-generational selection of various sorts of trance dance or ideomotor body movement which will give you an idea of the pure wonderful possibilities . . .
eXperiential Trance Dance
a cross-cultural perspective
Player Contains a Selection of eXperiential Trance Videos
from around the world
cross-cutural, cross-generational perspectives
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Of course, what we will be doing is not any one of these, although the methods may cross over. We're going to be playing with EXPERIENTIAL TRANCE DANCE which is in and of itself a wonderful experience. In addition, those who meet the qualifications after this workshop may opt to qualify as a Certified Trance Dance Guide with the Society of Experiential Trance (http://www.trancesociety.org).
This is most definitely not our typical hypnosis or even typical metaphysical work . . . this is an experience that hypnotists can enjoy as can those who are interested in shamanic work as well as the metaphysicians among us . . . however, it's also something just regular ol' folks can enjoy as a way to get in touch with their deeper self and play . . . inner child . . . play! Of course, we will also learn some very valuable self-healing methods that employ expeiential trance dance, so be sure to sign up now!
All the best,
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Brian David Phillips, PhD, CH [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Intuitionist, Trance Wizard
President, Society of Experiential Trance
Associate Professor, NCCU, Taipei, Taiwan