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Our guest for the week is Robert Lawlor, author of “Sacred Geometry, Philosophy and Practice”; “Earth Honoring”; “Voices of the First Day,” and his new book highlighted below, “The Geometry of the End of Time: Proportion, Prophecy and Power.” Robert had a major influence in the design of the StarHouse, and is a delightful and insightful presenter.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 7:00-9:30PM ROBERT LAWLOR: THE HIDDEN GEOMETRIES IN TIME & SPACE ($25)
This lecture will be an introduction to the Scope of the Yuga System, and the power of Time and Space; how they represent a bridge between the physical and the metaphysical.
He will cover many aspects of his new book, “The Geometry of the End of Time: Proportion, Prophecy and Power” (the book is available as a kindle book here: The Geometry of The End of Time: Proportion, Prophecy and Power
He will explore exact geometric and harmonic patterns which synchronize the three most ancient and prophetic systems of cyclic time:
1. The “Yuga-Kala” cosmology from South India and Ancient Egypt
2. The “Precession of the Equinox” symbolized numerologically in siting the positions of monuments world-wide: in Egypt, Greece, Peru, Great Britain, South Africa and Washington DC
3. The Mayan Calendar of Mexico and of Central and South America
The Shape of Time and the Development of Consciousness:
Recent discoveries in physics now postulates that time itself must be considered as an active field of force, comparable in a categorical sense to electro-magnetism and/or gravity. This recent conceptualization of time confirms the ancient temporal doctrine of the Yuga System with its associated theory of the Four Great Ages.
The Four Great Ages of the Yuga prophecy as Universal Archetype for:
1. The four alchemical stages of conscious development
2. The Primal Metals: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Ages
3. The Four Directions: South, North, East, West
4. The Four Castes, the Four Races, the Four Cultures, and the Four Genders as key divisions in History and Social order.
5. The Four Fundamental Intonations in music and psychic harmony.
6. The Four Alchemical color stages in the Fire of Existence: white, yellow, red and black.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 7:00-9:30PM ROBERT LAWLOR - THE LANGUAGE OF FORM: YANTRAS & THE KALI YUGA ($25)
Throughout the ages, geometric forms and
proportional laws were utilized in the transmission of
metaphysical knowledge. The language of form was
called Yantra in India.
By this means, a legacy has been handed down concerning the meaning of the long cycles of time called ‘yugas,’ and the the destiny
of human consciousness.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, MORNING: ROBERT LAWLOR - THE MAGIC OF MANTRA & THE WORD
In the beginning there was the Word, or Logos in Greek.The pronouncement was derived for an ancient Vedic tradition called 'Nama Brahma' which means 'the world is sound.'
The combination of articulated sound vibrations can affect both the psychic and physical condition and can help release profound understandings of our power and position in the creative process.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH , AFTERNOON: JAY WEIDNER-THE WALK AMONGST US, THE MYSTERY OF THE ARCHONS
In a recent interview, Jay speaks about Gnosticism and the Archons:
“ The [Nag Hammadi texts from 100 BCE are] a highly descriptive document of an entirely different world [from the one we know]. People don’t realize that, two thousand years ago, there was a religion on this planet called Gnosticism, which was the biggest religion on earth at the time – it was vying with Hinduism. You could go take a university course on the history of religions now and wouldn’t even find a mention of Gnosticism. The Nag Hammadi texts provide a description for what the Gnostics believed. Gnostic is a Greek word meaning knowledge – gnosis. The Gnostics believe that liberation can only be achieved by knowledge, by the consumption and evaluation of reality through knowledge. The library at Alexandria was run by Gnostics and they were the first people to collect scrolls and books and assemble this information.
“Their culture spread throughout Europe and the Middle East. This was long before the advent of the Western religions outside of Judaism which was mostly concentrated in Israel. Gnostics preached that there was an invasion that occurred about 3,600 BCE and, about 1,600 years before the Nag Hammadi texts were buried, they wrote that this invasion was like a virus and, in fact, they were hard pressed to describe it.
“The beings that were invading were called Archons. These Archons had the ability to duplicate reality, to fool us. They were jealous of us because we have an essence of some kind, a soul, that they don’t possess, and the Nag Hammadi texts describe the Archons. One looks like a reptile and the other looks like an unformed baby or a foetus. It is partially living and partially non-living and has grey skin and dark, unmoving eyes. The Archons are duplicating reality so that when we buy into it, when we come to believe that the duplicated, false state reality is the real reality – then they become the victors.”
(Jay will speak in greater detail about his research related to Archons, phantasms, and what we can do about them!)
SOPHIA ELEMENTS MEDITATIONS, AND THE CREATION STORY OF SOPHIA:
LILA + DAVID TRESEMER
Sophia Elements Meditations:
These sessions are working, focused meditations engaging high levels of energy, using the StarHouse as a powerful tool and alchemical chamber. We will work with the information of preceding presenters to bring us into a harmonic with the greater body of Sophia through the four elements, and move to include the fifth, Love.
Creation Story of Sophia
There are many definitions of the word, gnosis, pronounced “NOH-siss,” usually translated as “knowing.” The word has taken on greater meaning than that. Several groups in the first century referred to themselves as Gnostics, and developed a wide-ranging philosophy about life, seen and unseen. The current favorite definition for us is: Gnosis is a remembering of our origins, and our destiny. When we know where we’ve come from, we can better comprehend where we are and where we’re going … and why.
When we use a profound level of the imaginal (a word we’re using to define an aspect of sacred imagination through the capable mind—not to be confused with simple imagination), we can reconnect with the essence of a creation story, which in actuality occurs everyday. The Gnostics have said that the gift of the imaginal reveals Divinity’s greatest gift to humanity, and is one of our most essential tools in expanding awareness. The intention in telling this story, largely based on Gnostic texts, is to spark your own “direct knowing,” which will then inform your sacred activism in the world.
THE MIRROR OF HATHOR WITH SHARRON ROSE, MA, ED: A RITUAL IMMERSION IN THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES
This experiential workshop offers participants an introduction to the mystic teachings of the Temple of Hathor of ancient Egypt. Hathor is the Goddess of music, dance, joy, and love whose devotees celebrated her rich generative powers through song, rhythm and laughter. Through the teachings and exercises offered, participants will learn to not only perceive, decipher and envision the myths and symbols of Hathor, but will also learn to speak Her sacred symbolic language through the vehicle of their own bodies. Developing a fluency in this language will allow them to travel far beyond the cerebral intelligence to awaken the innate intelligence of the heart.
In addition to an overall introduction to the spiritual teachings and hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, students will learn chants/mantras/prayers from the ancient texts for invoking the Goddess, dispelling negativity, purifying the heart and receiving sekhem or vital energy. In addition, they will learn mudras or symbolic hand gestures, sacred postures and movements from ancient Egyptian art, which bring to life these mysteries. These exercises have been designed to align participants with the subtle vibratory energy of the Goddess, train the brain and open the heart to sense and express this powerful energy and assist them in bringing greater joy, vitality and bliss into their lives.
Please bring a rattle or sistrum if available.
TO DANCE IS TO KNOW WITH KIMERER LAMOTHE: THE WISDOM OF BODILY MOVEMENT
“Dance is an absolute. It is not knowledge about something, but is knowledge itself… It is independent of service to an idea, but is of such highly organized activity that it can produce idea.” –Martha Graham
The American modern dancers intuited what certain mystics, gnostics, and shamans throughout history have also gathered: All possible knowledge lies within a human bodily self. That knowledge is not there to be read; it is present as a potential for movement. It is not knowledge about how to make any particular movement; it is knowledge about how to receive impulses to move in the moment, for the moment, that best align with ongoing, life-enabling currents of creation. Throughout history, dance has been the activity through which humans discover and teach one another how to participate as consciously as possible in the rhythms of bodily becoming.
In this session, Kimerer will draw upon her work as a philosopher and dancer, as well as recent discoveries in neuroscience, evolutionary theory, and developmental psychology, to reveal how and why dance remains the best source of knowledge we have for how to live in ways that honor the earth in us and around us. Following her introductory lecture, she will lead participants in movement practices designed to quicken their sensory awareness of the movements that are making them.
BIOGRAPHIES OF PRESENTERS
received a Master’s Degree in Painting and Sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York, while living an “artist’s life” on the lower East-Side of Manhattan during the cultural revolutionary years of the early 1960’s.
After falling ill from toxic substances in his sculptural materials, he left New York, via a freighter, to then hitch-hike throughout Turkey and the Middle East for over a year and to finally arrive in South India and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
During a seven year sojourn in India he studied Yoga and Indian philosophy. While experimenting with indigenous materials and village architecture, he continued painting and teaching himself about writing and translating. In 1968 Robert, with his then partner Deborah Lawlor, was amongst the earliest pioneers in the utopian “New Age” community of Auroville. It was here that Robert became aware of the work of R.A Schwaller de Lubicz, and the role of geometry in the metaphysical vision of ancient Egypt.
In 1974 both Robert and Deborah left Auroville for the south of France to study Egyptian Hieroglyphics, mathematics, mythology, geometry, symbolism and architecture with Lucie Lamy, the step daughter of Schwaller de Lubicz and daughter of Isha Lamy, an accomplished esoteric writer and homeopath.
During an eight-year tutelage from Lucie Lamy, Robert and Deborah completed the 1300 page translation of The Temple of Man.
During this period they discovered the work of the French Indianologist, Alain Danielou and began translating several of his works while reconciling the many shared aspects of Hindu and Egyptian cosmology.
With the Temple of Man
translation completed, they “retired” to Australia where Robert produced Sacred Geometry – Its Philosophy and Practice
for Thames Hudson (London) in 1982 – a book that was to remain continually in print until today. Robert taught Sacred Geometry with Keith Critchlow in the USA for eight consecutive summers. Here he produced two books, Geometry and Architecture
and with Keith Critchlow, Homage to Pythagoras – Rediscovering Sacred Science.
Robert also wrote Earth Honouring – Towards a New Male Sexuality.
This book describes how our gender and sexual relationships correspond to our societal attitudes towards the earth. The book was followed by a much acclaimed work about our original human culture, Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
. This work emphasized how Egyptian and Indian beliefs and attitude echoed much of this most ancient aboriginal tradition.
With this backdrop, Robert’s most recent work, The Geometry of the End of Time – Proportion, Prophecy, and Power,
reveals how the geometries of space and form are likewise imprinted in the Cyclic Laws of Time.
Utilizing the ancient long-count calendars and temporal monuments of the Sumerians, Mayans, Druids, Persians, Greeks, Egyptian and Indian Cultures, Robert explores how the corresponding geometric and harmonic patterns in these great cycles of time impose a hidden prophetic order upon the events of history and the development of human consciousness, past, present as well as toward the impending End of Time.
Jay is currently program director of Gaiam tv.
Called by Wired Magazine an “authority on the hermetic and alchemical traditions,” and “erudite conspiracy hunter,” Jay Weidner is a renowned author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. Considered to be a “modern-day Indiana Jones” for his ongoing worldwide quests to find clues to mankind’s spiritual destiny via ancient societies and artifacts, his body of work offers great insight into the circumstances that have led to the current global crisis. He is the director of the powerful and insightful documentaries, Kubrick's Odyssey, Infinity: The Ultimate Trip
, and the forthcoming feature film, Shasta
. He is also the producer of the popular documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey
and its sequel, Timewave 2013
Jay was featured in the History Channel’s documentary, The Lost Book of Nostradamus
and was associate producer and featured in the History Channel’s special,Nostradamus 2012
, and also in Brad Meltzer’s, Decoded
. He also participated in Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory
In addition, he is the co-author of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye: Alchemy and the End of Time
(Destiny Books) and A Monument to the End of Time
(with Vincent Bridges), as well as a contributing writer for the book, The Mystery of 2012
David Tresemer, Ph.D.,
has a doctorate in psychology, and is associate professor of psychology at Rudolf Steiner College (for the certificate program in Anthroposophic Counseling Psychology). He has written in many areas, ranging from The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools,
to a book about mythic theatre, War in Heaven: Accessing Myth Through Drama
, and a book about astrology-seen-intelligently, Star Wisdom & Rudolf Steiner: A Life Seen Through the Oracle of the Solar Cross
, as well as The Venus Eclipse of the Sun.
David has written many articles on the connection of celestial events to human experience. David and Lila are co-founders of The StarHouse.
Lila Sophia Tresemer
is a group facilitator, author, photographer, ceremonialist, and trans-denominational minister. She is an active minister at The StarHouse
, where she co-founded The Path of the Ceremonial Arts, an ongoing three-year training for women in 1999. She continually co-creates programs for sacred living and remembrance primarily in Boulder and Australia. Her current emphasis is on The Sophia Lineage
which is dedicated to Remembrance of the Divine Feminine, and which helps men and women reconnect with the history of Sophia Wisdom over the past 2500 years.
Lila is dedicated to building a global community, which honors the Divine Feminine, supports Sacred Union, and celebrates divinity. Her most recent book, Don’t Go Back to Sleep
, traces a young woman struggling with the legacy of genetic damage through her father’s exposure to Agent Orange, and finds resolution in a dramatic ceremony at the StarHouse.
In Australia, David and Lila are building an Arts and Wilderness Community called Mountain Seas.
The intention is to work with Art, Biodynamic gardens, and principles of community development to plant a seed for what’s possible. We feel strongly that right relationships between these aspects of life are key to creating a future that supports life.
Sharron Rose, MA.Ed
, is a true renaissance woman. A filmmaker, choreographer/ composer, producer, author, teacher and performer, she has spent the past thirty years working in the fields of education and the esoteric arts to investigate integrate and impart the knowledge and wisdom of ancient and traditional cultures throughout the world.
In the realm of filmmaking, Ms. Rose is the producer of the forthcoming film, Shasta: A Revolution of the Spirit,
writer/director of the documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013, executive producer of the feature documentary, Infinity:The Ultimate Trip, creator of the instructional film, Yoga of Light and producer of the thirteen films comprising the SacredMysteries DVD Collection
. Since 1999, she has been President of the world-wide DVD distribution company, Sacred Mysteries Distribution. Ms. Rose is the author of the award–winning book, The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine (Inner Traditions) and contributing author to the book, The Mystery of 2012(Sounds True).
A former consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, and she has created arts-in-education programs for Young Audiences of Connecticut, New Jersey, and Virginia as well as for Arts Horizons in New York. She has performed and taught in museums, universities and for cultural organizations worldwide. From her childhood roots in ballet and musical theatre, and years in the New York Modern Dance and multimedia performance art scene, she traveled the world seeking out the sacred dance, music and ritual of ancient civilizations. In addition to her continued work in this field, for the past fifteen years, Ms. Rose has also been reconstructing the temple dance rituals, chants and music of ancient Egypt. She is currently in production on her new ritual cd/book/performance, Shakti’s Bliss
, a celebration of the Divine Feminine. For more information: www.sharronrose.com, www.shastamovie.com, www.sacredmysteries.com
Kimerer L LaMothe
Kimerer L LaMothe
, is a dancer, philosopher, scholar of religions and mother of five children, who believes that movement
– bodily movement – is the source and telos of human life. After earning a PhD from Harvard, Kimerer taught religious studies at Brown and Harvard Universities, and received fellowships for her pathbreaking work in religion and dance from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, and the Center for the Study of World Religions. During these years, she wrote her first two books (Between Dancing and Writing
(2004) and Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values
(2006)) and choreographed and performed two solo concerts, laying the theoretical and practical groundwork for her philosophy of bodily becoming. In 2005, Kimerer moved with her family to a farm in upstate New York, where she has been working out this philosophy in regular performances with her family, and in three books: What a Body Knows: Finding Wisdom in Desire
(2009);Family Planting: A farm-fed philosophy of human relations
(2011), and the forthcoming Why We Dance: The Vital Art of Bodily Movement
(Columbia University Press, 2014). When not writing or dancing, she and her partner are helping their children take care of two oxen, three cows, five cats, thirteen hens, and a horse named Marvin.