The Experience of Ritual Body Postures
An Ancient Practice Revived for Today: Deep history reveals many secrets, and this speaks to the many states of mind our ancestors enjoyed, beyond the rational and linear with which we navigate our everyday waking state. We can also enjoy into a ‘waking dream’ visionary state in which the part of you that is so often has the stage for a brief spell. This simple, safe method has a 50+ year track record of safe use for we moderns, and a 50,000+ history with ancient cultures the world over.
Still Effective and Relevant for Us Today: We share the same physiological blueprint with those ancestors of old. They knew how, efficiently and effectively, to ‘dial up on demand’ that numinous state ‘betwixt and between’ where ‘the center is everywhere, the boundaries are nowhere’ — seemingly beyond time and space as we know it — and cross the threshold from our ordinary reality to a non-ordinary reality and ‘touch the hem of something larger than ourselves’. The sages of the ages have been describing this for millennia, and its readily accessible. You already hold the key to this portal. We just show you how to throw open the door. First-time participants have extraordinary experiences. This may not be common, but it is certainly normal. We are all born with this capacity.
Mystical Moments are for Us All: We can only conclude that mystical moments are a birthright, we are designed for ‘plugging in’ to this Source that informs, inspires, and makes itself known in this way. That we have spontaneous mystical experiences shows how easily and naturally we enter this state. There are no outside agents, no botanicals or plant medicine needed. You already have everything you need.
You Hold the Key, Here are the Access Codes: This ‘inner technology’ is our physiology. The capacity for these expanded states of awareness was issued at birth, built into our DNA. Your true sacred space is within. We share the same physiological blueprint as our ancestors, and their activation codes for bridging two realms, with one foot in this world, we can bridge the threshold and simultaneously enter this non-ordinary state while alert and awake in a deep inwardly focused reverie — a ‘waking dream’. It’s a part of us that has much to share, and little opportunity in our everyday waking state. It’s less a matter of learning or trying, simply allowing, transmitting and receiving, being a conduit for an exchange with the sacred.
In an Embodied Practice, the Body is the Key: We have just a glimpse into the physiological shift that support this state of the ‘waking dream’. Lab tests show a surge of beta-endorphins in the blood, and dramatic decrease of stress hormones, underscoring our experience of an ecstatic state of joy and well-being. We also see a drop in blood pressure, yet rise in pulse rate, which indicates both something out of the ordinary, and ‘paradoxical relaxation/arousal’. EEG tests show Beta Waves throughout, joined simultaneously by Theta Waves. Another EEG test of direct current showed a dramatic rise from the standard 250 microvolts levels of ordinary waking state, to 2,500 – 3,000 microvolts in peak moments. Scroll down for details and references. We know going back to the lab will reveal much more. We can feel these gears shifting!