Many of life's important questions simply can't be figured out by using the tools of the ego. Learn techniques for accessing different levels of your being where useful information or insights reside. You begin by formulating a significant personal question and then learn two methods for accessing information relevant to the question or its resolution. The first is the Transpersonal Experiential, a process for going into altered states of consciousness. This method draws on techniques including elements from Zen Buddhism, Vipassana, Carlos Castaneda/shamanism, and other mystical traditions. It does not involve rigorous exercises or the use of drugs. It differs from guided imagery, hypnosis, and meditation, and is best likened to a waking dream, in which the ordinary limits of time, space, and causality do not apply and the impossible can happen. The second method is based on the chakra system and teaches how energy is held and how you can use those patterns of energy to help understand challenging or ambiguous situations.
The leaders assist everyone in their exploration. Spontaneity is encouraged and prior expectation discouraged. This allows for the appearance of something new, which is a key requirement for change and growth. Over the course of the workshop, we will conduct a series of exercises using these methods and follow each with a discussion of its meaning both for our personal process and as a window into the nature of the universe and our place in it.