Oct Conference (long)

Prem Sobel prem at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 10 07:51:01 EST 1995


      The Sri Aurobindo Association in America Presents
                  A ground breaking Conference

        CELLULAR EVOLUTION - The Transformation of the Body

                      October 11-15, 1995
                   The Airport Clarion Hotel
                   San Francisco, California 

This conference is the first in the world to focus on phenomena
happening at the cellular level - in matter itself! The gathering
is an extraordinary opportunity to explore the phenomena unfolding 
in matter from many perspectives: spiritual, scientific, artistic,
cultural, psychological, medical and mystical.

We are about to embark on a remarkable adventure into the body - 
to the very core of cellular consciousness. This spiritual quest has
been a long time in coming!

With:

  Arabinda Basu
  Wayne Bloomquist
  Ariel Browne
  Mary Cristopher
  Emilie Conrad Da'oud
  Adena DeJoya
  Diana Douglas
  Stanislav Grof
  Beth Hin
  Michael Murphy
  Theresa Steinberg
  Leslie Temple-Thurston
  Bryan Walton 
  and others.

  Special Musical Performance by Constance Demby

The 5 days will include two days of pre-conference workshops 
(Oct. 11 & 12) and three days of conference sessions (Oct. 13-15).

Both sessions are available separately however we encourage you to 
give yourself the full five days to discover, explore and experience 
the magnificent unfolding of The Cellular Evolution!


               Pre-Conference Schedule - Workshops
               ===================================

Wednesday, October 11:
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     6:30-7:00  Body Prayer
     7:00-7:45  Meditation with Adena DeJoya

  Morning Workshop Options -

     9:00-12:00

        Arabinda Basu - "Integral Yoga"
           Lecture and discussion on principles of the Yoga of
           Sri Aurobindo including transformation, psychic being, 
           supermind, and future evolution of the species. Review 
           and discussion of the literature will include - "Life 
           Divine", "Savitri", "Synthesis of Yoga", etc.
           We will also examine the role of The Mother in the 
           transformation. (Note: this is an all day workshop).

        Adena DeJoya - "Descension of the Soul: Entering 
                       Cellular Consciousness"
           This preparatory workshop is designed to assist you
           in: discovering and understanding the physical
           cellular vibration, at the fetal level; understanding
           how your descent into the physical, cellular vibration
           has opposed your soul evolution; and discovering your
           original soul call so you can establish a new 
           foundation for the physical restructuring of your body
           through aspiration, dedication and discipline.

        Michael Murphy - "The Future of the Body"
           In this seminar, evidence will be presented to show
           that today, more than ever before in human history,
           the human body, in concert with the mind and soul,
           can mutate to a higher level of development. A summary
           of this evidence, which is discussed in his book "The
           Future of the Body", and explorations of the ways in
           which a mutation to higher mind-body development can
           be realized will be given.

  Afternoon Workshop Options -

     1:30-5:30

        Emilie Conrad Da'oud - "The Unbounded Body"
           Movement is something we 'are' not something we 'do'.
           We are viscerally connected to the far reaching process 
           of creative life from the primordial soup to expression
           in our 'outer' every day world. Our bodies carry the
           memory of the beginnings of our sojourn on earth. The
           vastness of our origins exist in our intrinsic movements,
           maintaining their earthly function and cosmic connection.
           The workshop will introduce ways of using breath and 
           movement to enter this fluid state more completely. Our
           capacity to participate with our dynamic creative matrix 
           is an ongoing invitation to enter into our birthright as
           biological creatures. (Note: special time)
   
     2:00-5:00

        Arabinda Basu (continued)

        Mary Christopher & Diana Douglas - 
                 "Microangels In Our Cellular Universe"
           Have you ever wondered who the intelligence is that holds
           our bodies in form and allows the cells to replace 
           themselves? Microangels are a specific group of angels or
           devas who live and work in the cellular dimensions. In
           this experiential workshop, we will provide the 
           opportunity to communicate with these microcosmic members
           of the angelic kingdom through a variety of meditation,
           writing and drawing techniques. We will explore what these
           angels have to share with us about healing.

  Evening Presentation -

     7:00-10:00  "The Divine Mother"
                 Elizabeth Hin & Leslie Temple-Thurston


Thursday, October 12:
---------------------

     6:30-7:00  Body Prayer
     7:00-7:45  Meditation with Leslie Temple-Thurston

  Morning Workshop Options -

     9:00-12:00

        Adena DeJoya - "The Teenager in You: Power, Sex and Survival"
           When we enter puberty, a negative cellular vibration is
           magnified and set in. The teen tries to understand this,
           but can't. The result is to project pent up feelings.
           Thus, we move farther away from the soul path to embrace
           collective consciousness. At puberty, we play out that
           negative force which has possessed us from our first breath.
           Practical exercises will help us reverse this pattern by
           understanding how the dynamic continues into adulthood.

        Leslie Temple-Thurston - "Mother as Matter"
           The discussion will center on egoic dissolution, 
           transformation and transcendence. An outline will be given
           of the profound changes that these bring to the mind and 
           emotions. We will also look at how these changes evoke the
           subtler paradigms of Divine Mother. Source material: "The
           Mind of the Cells" by Satprem.

        Theresa Steinberg - "Holotropic Breathwork"
           Holotropic breathwork is literally moving towards wholeness.
           The essential healing capacity within each of us is a direct
           function of open energy flow. This energy flow is induced by
           controlled breathing, evocative music and focused release
           work. Relaxing your physical body opens the energy channels
           to allow emotional peace and spiritual guidance. Holotropic
           breathwork induces nonordinary states of consciousness.
           These states allow your essential qualities to manifest.
           You can tap into early memories, archetype images, 
           identification with the collective unconscious and other 
           phenomena of the transpersonal realm. (All day workshop).

  Afternoon Workshop Options -

     2:00-5:00

        Ariel Browne - "Cell Talk" (tm)
           This experiential workshop will be a co-facilitated by
           members of cellular healing training group. Cell-Talk, a
           breakthrough, revolutionary technique for cellular healing,
           communication and transformation is based on the yogic,
           transformative cellular research and discoveries made by
           The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India. In this
           workshop, participants will engage in cellular healing
           meditation, do cell drawing and learn cellular dialogue.
           Dr. Browne will share the group technique for inner-
           communion guided by the cells which she teaches in her 
           cellular psychotherapy and healing practice. People
           experiencing active disease, somato-dysfunction process,
           or recovery fro catastrophic or terminal illness are
           encouraged to attend.

        Mary Christopher & Diana Douglas - "Coloring Our Cells Clear"
           An innovative and direct approach to working with cellular
           memories (especially trauma). We will use meditation,
           writing and coloring to become aware of the impact of
           memory in our cells, and then color the cells clear. Pages
           taken from the "Cell Coloringbook" and participant's
           freehand drawings or collaging of cells will allow us to
           work with the physical and subtle body cells, making use
           of the power of the imagination to heal and transform.

        Theresa Steinberg - "Holotropic Breathwork" (continued)

  Evening Presentation -

    7:00-10:00  "Born Awake: Children of the Global Era"
                Elizabeth Hin


                Conference Schedule - Plenary Session
                =====================================

Friday, October 13:
-------------------

    6:30   Body Prayer

    7:00   Meditation with Arabinda Basu

    8:30   Opening Remarks

    9:00   "Integral Yoga & Mother's Agenda" - Wayne Bloomquist

   12:00   Lunch break (box lunch provided)

    2:00   "The Future Evolution of the Species" - Arabinda Basu

    3:00   "The Dilemma of the Soul: Before and After it Enters
           the body" - Adena DeJoya
    5:00   Buffet dinner

    7:00   "An Evening of Beauty", with Leslie Temple-Thurston
           and Bryan Walton

Saturday, October 14:
---------------------

    6:30   Body Prayer

    7:00   Meditation with Leslie Temple-Thurston

    9:00   "Transforming Your Physical Body Into a Proper
           Vehicle for the Soul" - Adena DeJoya

   10:00   "Cell Talk" (tm) - Ariel Browne

   11:00   "The Future Evolution of The Species" (continued) -
           Arabinda Basu

   12:00   Lunch break (box lunch provided)

    2:00   "Integral Transformation in the Global Era" -
           Elizabeth Hin

    3:00   "The Future of the Body" - Michael Murphy

    5:00   Buffet dinner

    7:00   'Darshan' - Experience timeless Presence and the moods
           of equality, balance and equanimity in meditation as
           Leslie Temple-Thurston gives the transmission of Shakti.

    8:00   'Special Concert' by Constance Demby.
           "She can create sounds you'd swear you never heard before,
           but somewhere in some dim memory, there is a faint echo
           of remembrance, rich and compelling, calling up almost
           archetypal inner experiences and seeming to address directly
           the deeper, inaccessible levels of mind."


Sunday, October 15:
-------------------
    6:30   Body prayer

    7:00   Meditation with Adena DeJoya

    9:00   "The Cosmic Game: Metaphysical and Spiritual Insights
           from Modern Consciousness Research" - Stanislav Grof, MD

   12:00   Closing


                           Presenters
                           ==========

Presenters:

Arabinda Basu is a member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 
Pondicherry India. He previously taught at the University level in
England. He has been a frequent visitor and lecturer in the United
States and is editor of "Gavesana".

Wayne Bloomquist is currently the president of the Sri Aurobindo
Association. He and his wife, Surama, handle the national book 
distribution for the writings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.  
Wayne received his doctorate from the Institute of Integral Studies 
in San Francisco where he was first introduced to Integral
Yoga by the late Haridas Chaudri. He is keenly interested in the 
physical transformation of the body. Wayne is the author of "Search
for the Soul", "The Soul and its Power", and the forthcoming "The
Finding of the Soul".

Ariel Browne, Ph.D. DD  is a clairvoyant, empath and cellular
psychotherapist. She developed Cell-Talk (tm) as an experimental 
psycho-physical healing modality during her doctoral research. She 
is currently in recovery from cancer using  Cell-Talk and writing a 
book about her clients' and her own experiences with healing using 
cellular guidance and communication.  Her dissertation, "Willed 
Cellular Response in Psychology" chronicles many case studies of 
cellular communication in healing. Since 1993, Dr. Browne has taught 
and used Cell-Talk in her cellular psychotherapy practice. Dr. Browne 
has observed cellular and auric phenomena all her life. Her own 
communication with cells began when she was in utero.

Mary Christopher is a native of New Mexico who grew up on the 
plains of Oklahoma. She spent 15 years as an ordained member of a 
spiritual community and has over 25 years experience as a spiritual 
and astrological counselor. Mary does angel art and is currently 
developing a global prayer network. She is the mother of two grown 
sons and presently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Emilie Conrad Da'oud is the founder of Continuum. She is a 
visionary whose work is being incorporated by an inter-national 
audience of professionals from fields such as rolfing, physical 
therapy, dance, hatha yoga, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, 
psychoimmunology, kinesiology and physical fitness. From 1974-79, 
Emilie was the movement specialist in a research study conducted by 
Dr. Valerie Hunt at UCLA.  This ground breaking study demonstrated 
that primary movement is essential to our ability to innovate new
neural 
pathways and to create a nourishing intrinsic environment which can 
mediate disease processes as well as aging.

Adena DeJoya is a visionary and spiritual teacher. Her life is
dedicated to assisting humanity to understand and clear the cause 
of human suffering which is rooted in the cells of the body. She 
exemplifies that this cellular vibration can be corrected and that it 
is possible to live in continual communion with God. She lives and 
teaches from a plane of conscious awareness that encourages others 
to disengage the rational mind and to venture into the experience of 
Grace. The spiritual focus of her current students (ranging in age 
from 8 to 60) is egoless service to God, cleansing of the cellular 
mind and physical transformation of the body.

Constance Demby trained in classical piano from and early age.
She is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on keyboards, synthesizers, 
and exotic far eastern string instruments.  As a painter, sculptor and 
environmental artist, she has also designed large resonant Sonic Steel 
Instruments. She is presently concentrating on contemporary classical 
space music in her home recording studio.

Diana Douglas, M.Ed., LPCC is an artist, writer and counselor who
has spent the last 10 years gathering and offering to others a variety 
of tools for healing and transformation. She has worked with survivors 
of trauma and grievers combining hands-on energy balancing with 
exploration of the imaginal realm. She has recently started a company 
called Starmother Enterprises: Educational Tools from the Imagination. 

She is the author and illustrator of several books.

Stanislov Grof, MD, Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with over thirty years
experience in research into non-ordinary states of consciousness. He 
was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he also received his 
scientific training. He was invited as Clinical and Research Fellow to
the 
John Hopkins University. He continued his research as Chief of
Psychiatric 
Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and as Assistant 
Professor of Psychiatry at the Henry Philips Clinic of John Hopkins 
University.  Dr. Grof is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of

transpersonal psychology and is the founding president of the
International 
Transpersonal Association.

Elizabeth Anne Hin, MA is a spiritual teacher residing in Santa 
Fe, New Mexico.  She is an instructor at Southwestern College and 
conducts an extensive private practice in spiritual counseling.

Michael Murphy is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the
Esalen Institute, and author of three novels: "Golf in the Kingdom", 
"Jacob Atabet", and "An End to Ordinary History". His nonfiction works 
include "The Life We Are Given", a book about transformative practice 
co-authored with George Leonard, and "The Future of the Body". He has 
been inspired by Sri Aurobindo and lived for over a year at the Sri 
Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.

Theresa Steinberg, MD is certified in Holotropic Breathwork (tm)
by Stanislov Grof, MD, Christina Grof and Jacquelyn Small. Theresa 
earned her medical degree at the University of West Berlin in 
obstetrics and gynecology, and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. 
In her research she focuses on the psychological influences of 
interactions between mother and child during pregnancy and birth. While

working in Africa she was confronted and became fascinated by the
healing 
power of the mind as practiced in shamanic rituals. She trained with
John 
Pierrakos, co-founder of Bioenergetics and CORE-Energetics.

Leslie Temple-Thurston is a western woman who has experienced
full absorption. After many years of practicing meditation and 
self-discovery, Leslie experienced the unfolding of Self-realization 
during the late 1980s. Leslie's Samadhi has led her to live and express

the subtle energies of the Divine Mother. She is one of a growing
number 
of Mothers who are living and working in the West to manifest the
divine 
feminine on the dense physical plane. In 1991 the organization,
Corelight, 
was founded to support Leslie's work of spreading the Dharma.

Bryan Walton was a resident of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry
and at Auroville from 1971-1980. As a photographer, he has been 
fascinated by the visual and cultural similarities he has found in his 
travels around the world. Integrating poetry, pictures and music, Bryan

produces multi-media presentations on world cultures, art, and
religion. 
He is currently working with several universities in the Madison, 
Wisconsin area.




                        Fees and Information
                        ====================


Conference Tuition - Plenary Session (October 13-15)
----------------------------------------------------

Total                             Adults   18 and under
                before July 15     $275       $140
                before Sept 15     $325       $165
                after  Sept 15     $375       $190

The Conference Tuition includes four vegetarian meals (lunch and
dinner on Friday and Saturday).


Pre-Conference Tuition - Workshops (October 11-12)
--------------------------------------------------

Tuition per day
                before July 15     $75
                before Sept 15     $85
                after  Sept 15     $95

Early registration for the Pre-Conference Workshops is necessary.
SAA reserves the right to cancel pre-conference workshops that do
not reach a minimum number of registrants by September 15.

Lodging:  A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the 
conference site: Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport,
401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae CA 94030.  For reservations 
call: 800-223-7111 or 415-692-6363.

Special Rates, for this conference, per day, plus 10%
hotel tax are: $69 single/double occupancy, $79 triple
occupancy, $89 quad occupancy. To obtain these rates
it is necessary to identify yourself as part of this
conference.

Changes in Presentations:  In the event that a scheduled presenter
must cancel due to medical or other emergency, SAA reserves the right 
to provide a replacement or cancel the presentation.

Taping:  Audio taping or video recording is not allowed, Tapes of
the conference will be available through the SAA office.

Airline Discounts:  A limited number of airline vouchers, good for
substantial discounts on round-trip travel in the continental US, 
are available through the SAA office. Vouchers must be registered 
by July 25, 1995. Call Wayne Bloomquist at 510-848-1841 for more 
information.

Room Sharing:  If you want to share a room at the Clarion and need
a roommate, please indicate a note with your registration. (Do not ask 
the Clarion for room-sharing information).  We will send you the names 
and phone numbers of other attendees of the same gender to contact. SAA

is not responsible for individual room-sharing arrangements.

Refunds: Refunds will be made (minus a $25 administrative charge) if
requested in writing before September 15, 1995.

Certificates of Attendance are available: 21 contact hours for the
conference and 3 contact hours for each pre-conference workshop half 
day. Your own professional certifying organization may, at their 
discretion, award you CEUs.

Conference Information:  If you have any special needs, concerns or
questions regarding registration, or want to discuss financial 
arrangements, please contact the conference coordinator:  

Sue Espinosa, 134 Coleen Street, Livermore CA 94550.
Phone 510-449-1261, FAX 510-449-6907.


If you have questions about the conference theme, format or 
presentations, please contact:

Wayne Bloomquist, Sri Aurobindo Association, 2288 Fulton Street,
Suite 310, Berkeley CA 94704. Phone 510-848-1841, FAX 510-848-8531

Email: prem at ix.netcom.com (Prem Sobel)
       kennys at netcom.com (Kenny Schachat) 

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