I’m psyched about Adam Brock’s talk tonight on Social Permaculture. I’ll be giving the next New Economy Seminar at the Impact Hub Wednesday May 3rd, check them all out at http://integralcenter.org/neweconomy.
In This Issue:
- Jason Gore gives a stirring talk at the Relational Leadership Summit on “What the Heck is Leadership, Anyway?”
- We’re simplifying Wednesday nights to Contact Improvisation, with a short intro and then free-form dance.
- Alex and Alyson Grey are back at The Integral Center on Sunday May 7th for a talk on “Why Visionary Art Matters”.
There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.
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What the Heck is Leadership, Anyway?
Jason Gore is a managing partner at Neuberg, Gore & Associates, a coaching firm that specializes in coaching CEOs of well-funded, high-growth startups. Many of their clients are young engineers who suddenly found themselves leading large teams. As a result, the firm researched and defined “good leadership” to support these CEOs to identify their blind spots, practice new communication skills, and improve their ability to lead their teams. In this presentation, Jason shares some of their discoveries, how leadership can be defined, measured, studied, and finally how what we learn in authentic relating practices has a lot to do with business leadership.
Wednesdays 7:45pm-10:45pm in the Studio
Contact Improvisation is an improvisational partner dance art form based on the principles of momentum, shared weight, and following a shared point of contact. In this class we will explore some fundamental skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, and attentiveness to our partners and environment. The class will lead into a contact improvisation jam: an open space in which we can practice and witness these principles and skills, exploring the form of contact improvisation. In the class, I will offer concepts and techniques with which to enter the jam space. You are welcome to join in and dance at the jam even if you do not attend the class.
Class/warm-up 7:45-8:15pm Jam 8:15-11pm
Free for Integral Center members/ $10 for non-members
Margo Ende, a life long dancer, began exploring contact improvisation in 1988. Margo has had the great honor to have studied, danced, jammed, collaborated, and performed with incredible innovators in dance improvisation from around the globe. Margo’s many years of enriching research and experience inspire and inform her approach to teaching and dancing.
Alex & Alyson Grey – Why Visionary Art Matters
Sunday May 7th 6:00am-9:00pm in the Chapel
The worldwide underground movement of visionary art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. Appearing at psychedelic music festivals, tents full of visionary art remind pilgrims of their own inner journeys and validates sacred yet outlawed states of consciousness. This is just the latest wave of expression to come from humanities ancient connection with sacramental plants and chemicals.
Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. The best currently existing technology for sharing the mystic imaginal realms is a well-crafted artistic rendering by an eye witness. Since mystic visionary artists paint the transcendental realms from observation, their work offers a growing body of evidence substantiating the divine imaginal realms and by extension, Spirit itself.
By projecting crystallized visions of spiritual illumination, Mystic Visionary Art helps engineer higher mind states in the viewer. Relevant Sacred Art activates the subtle light-body surrounding and interpenetrating our physical body. By visualizing deities and ideal forms, our subtle body is purified, uplifted and healed. The presence of Ultimate Reality absorbed through Mystic Art attracts the viewer toward their own spiritual template and Supreme Identity.
For eons, artists have created images and temples born from their mystic visions. On prehistoric cave walls and throughout Egyptian Greek, Buddhist and Hindu temples, traces of mystic artists are embedded in sacred art the world over. Unique in spiritual history, we now have instant access to the full spectrum of wisdom traditions offering an unlimited and integral approach to art & culture. Visionary art allows us to see the cosmos, ourselves and others as a reflection of the divine.
Join Alex Grey & Allyson Grey for a journey through the history of Visionary Art and get an update on the Entheon project, now in construction at CoSM.
The Grey’s are artists and co-founders of CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, an interfaith church in the scenic Hudson Valley of New York.
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