From the desk of Tom Kenyon
April 12, 2012
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Dear Fellow Students of the Mystery,
I am emailing you for two reasons. The first is to tell you about a workshop in New York scheduled for this summer. The New York event was specifically scheduled to begin Saturday at 1 pm to allow time to arrive on the day of the event, spend the night if you want, and then travel home on Sunday. The second is to let you know about some new audio files that have been uploaded to the Sound Gifts section of our website.
A Rare East Coast Appearance
Manhattan, New York
I seldom offer workshops on the East Coast, so if you’ve been waiting to attend something in the eastern part of the US, this is it.
On July 7th I will be in Manhattan (N.Y.) at the Peter Norton Symphony Space doing a one-day Sound Intensive called Ascent, beginning at 1 pm, ending at 9 pm.
I believe this will be a particularly profound transformational experience due to the fact that I will be using a great deal of catalytic sound as a means to enter into the subtle energetic worlds of our chakras for the purpose of healing and releasing untapped potentials.
I feel particularly drawn to bring this specific workshop to your attention, because I will be presenting new material regarding the chakras and their relationship to both the djed of classic Egyptian alchemy (sometimes called the sacred pathway of the chakras) and the sushumna or pathway of kundalini shakti.
The ascent of life-force (sekhem) up the djed or the ascent of kundalini up the sushumna transforms consciousness and opens the doors of perception to realms of consciousness unbounded by time, place and circumstance. This transcendent space is a potent reservoir of healing and deep insight that can only be accessed through non-ordinary states of consciousness.
In the course of this workshop, I will show you how to enter this deeply transformative realm of consciousness even if you have never meditated or have any background in either yoga or alchemy. This is because we will be entering these non-ordinary states of consciousness primarily through the agency of celestial sound, which is a type of toning whereby I vocalize (in audible tones) the ineffable sounds of the celestial words.
For me, personally, this particular event will be highly significant, because in terms of my teaching it is a marked Turning of the Wheel, meaning that I will be publically presenting, for the very first time, a new level of understanding in regard to the primal forces called sekhem (or life force) and kundalini shakti (the primal spring of transcendent consciousness).
Specifically, I will be presenting a different philosophical view from the traditional path we have been offered, as well as practical methods not offered in the systems we have inherited from various spiritual traditions.
If I were asked to describe this understanding in a nutshell, I would say that it is a shift from the patriarchal way of working with our chakras to a feminine-based way of working.
In this approach we do not force our internal energies to conform to our personal will, but rather we pay homage to a feminine archetype I simply call the Unseen Healing Goddess Within (i.e. kundalini shakti). Through this honoring and recognition of our own innate feminine potency and primal intelligence, we allow Her to rise upward, making the Great Ascent through our own chakras. It is through this inner journey of personal liberation that She imparts the nectar and gift of renewed life.
It is my observation that in the course of spiritual and transformational teachings, the Turning of the Wheel is always a potently charged spiritual event. To be physically present when the Wheel is turned is a rare boon to personal transformation. If you can possibly attend this event, I do believe you will be deeply touched and transformed.
Unlike other workshops, tickets for the New York workshop are only available from the box office of the Peter Norton Symphony Space. Tickets are not available from our office or any other site.
A description of the workshop appears below and also in the Calendar section of our website. To buy tickets, go to www.symphonyspace.org and click forward on their calendar, on the top left-hand side of the home page, until you reach July and then click on July 7. The box office for Tom’s workshop will come up when you click on July 7. Or just copy and paste this link into your browser: www.symphonyspace.org/event/7392-tom-kenyon-ascent
The Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th. Street.
There will not be another workshop anywhere on the East Coast this year.
July 7, 2011
This one-day Intensive will be a potent and profound journey into the healing and transformational effects of sound.
Tom will draw from numerous perennial philosophies during the day, including the yogas of ancient India, Tibetan Buddhist tantra, and Shamanism among others.
As part of this highly experiential exploration, Tom will discuss how the brain and mind operate during altered states of consciousness and how modern neuropsychology views ancient spiritual methods for altering perception.
Using his nearly four-octave range voice, Tom will tone catalytic sounds that lead us from the primordial inner worlds of the lower chakras to the celestial worlds of the thousand petaled lotus, located at the crown at the top of the head, known to yogis and yoginis as the sahasrara.
Through this energetic portal of the sahasrara, we will enter the numinous (light filled) realms of our own consciousness and make contact with various aspects of our transcendent Self.
Contact with this meta-reality imparts healing energies and spiritual insight that we can then take back into our lives.
Sound will play an important and pivotal role in this workshop as Tom uses his catalytic voice to assist our Ascent into the transcendent worlds of our own consciousness where magic and healing reside.
You can expect to leave this event with an understanding of how the brain/mind shifts perception during spiritual practices involving sound and meditation. You will also directly experience the power of catalytic sound to alter consciousness, giving you access to unused potentials of your own brain/mind.
Tickets for the New York workshop are only available from the box office of the Peter Norton Symphony Space. Tickets are not available from our office or any other site.
Go to www.symphonyspace.org and click forward on their calendar, on the top left-hand side of the home page, until you reach July and then click on July 7. The box office for Tom’s workshop will come up when you click on July 7. Or just copy and paste this link into your browser: www.symphonyspace.org/event/7392-tom-kenyon-ascent
The Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th. Street.
When: July 7, Saturday (beginning at 1 pm, ending at 9 pm)
Where: Peter Norton Symphony Space, Manhattan
Cost: $200 prior to event
The New Audio Files
I have recently posted several new audio files, which I think you might find interesting.
The first one is a Shamanic Hathor Heart Chakra Sound Meditation, and it is an excerpt from a long sound meditation that took place during a Hathor Intensive in 2011. The first part of this meditation is fairly dynamic in that it vibrates and rotates “blocked energies” in the heart center, while the second portion imparts nurturing and healing energies.
The second audio file is an excerpt from a talk entitled My First Experiences with the Hathors, and discusses the collision of our perceptual worlds.
The third audio file is an excerpt from a lecture that I gave during a Sound Healer Training in 2011. It is entitled The Triad of Awareness. I consider this material to be vital for anyone exploring altered states of consciousness as it addresses the quandary of the subjective, collective and objective realms of knowledge.
The fourth audio file is an excerpt from a lecture at the Association for Higher Awareness (AHA) that I gave in Morristown, New Jersey in 2011. It is titled The Logical and Intuitive Domains of Human Experience. In this sometimes rather humorous discussion I explore some of the differences between the right and left cerebral hemispheres.
You can find all of these in the Sound Gifts section of the website.
See you in New York!
P.S. There’s a Hathor message coming soon!