Ecstatic Trance Postures Q&A Sessions - Lecture Series

Continuing Education and Knowledge about the practice of Ecstatic Trance Postures (ETP). This is not a posture session rather an independent time for questions and answers following a ETP experiences. This is a chance to go deeper into the work of ETP and for you to ask questions. And an opportunity to engage with the you more and clarify anything you might have questions about. We particularly love to hear about any questions you have around your experiences.
In addition, from time to time, we invite guest speakers in related fields to help further broaden the scope of our research looking closer at parallel fields of study, to plunge deeper and learn more as we advance our understanding of Ecstatic Trance.
Here are a few of the upcoming guests in the very near future:

August 2, 2020 – A New Reality Arising: The “Universing” of Us All

Guest: Monica DeRaspe-Bolles – Seattle Washington 
Monica DeRaspe-Bolles is a doctoral student in the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness department of California Institute of Integral Studies. A long-time student of “The New Story,” she seeks to advance in her dissertation a cosmogenetic interpretation of Einstein’s “Special Theory of Relativity.” She also works directly with Brian Swimme and others for the Kacyra Foundation’s Human Energy Project, an endeavor to elaborate the cosmology of the noosphere, a single unanimous envelope of thought, closing in upon itself and enclosing Earth… right now.

You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in the human experience.”
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

August 9, 2020 – Catholicism, Mysticism and Trance States 
Guest: Sister Margaret O’Rourke, San Diego California 
Sister Margaret is celebrating 20 years of practicing the Ecstatic Trance Postures.  It was in 2000, during a home visit from Chile, that she attended a Introductory workshop taught by Felicitas at Cuyamungue.  Margaret is member of a religious community; the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, which begun subversively in France in 1650 by 6 women who could neither read nor write, with the help of a Bishop and a young Jesuit priest. Margaret also taught at the elementary, high school and university levels. Served on our Province leadership teams twice. Just prior to the covid-19 shutdown, Margaret was teaching at an immigrant learning center in Watts.

August 16, 2020 – The Universe Story
Guest: Brian Tucker – Central New Jersey (West Trenton)

Brian works as a Project Manager/Systems Analyst for a large Human Services non-profit in Philadelphia with over 25 years of experience.  Trained as a Spiritual Director (1999) with the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, he consults with individuals and organizations on ways to integrate Spirituality, Technology and Social Justice.  His passions include Big History, Cosmology, Vedanta, Torah, Yoga and Nature, and has published a book examining the generational trauma of war called “Generations of War: A Family’s History of World War II”.  Currently, he is examining the role mythopoetic imagination might play alongside Science in increasing our awareness of our sacred Cosmos, helping us to better imagine a world of love and justice for all.