Events

 

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2019 Events at:  Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

Sound Healing – every other Saturday at 6pm – 8pm October 12th

A Course in Creative Thinking with Tarot Cards – Moon Days (Mondays) at 7:00pm – 9pm – October 7th, 21st, 28th

Harvest of Happiness – Full Moon Celebration – Sept 14th at 6pm – 8pm

Past Life Integration – Saturday, Sept 28th at 12pm – 2pm (Sound Healing spectial)

Shakti Bhava Ceremony – Friday, October 4th, 7pm – 9pm

Full Moon Healing Circle  – Sunday October 13 at 4pm – 6pm

Mediumship Tarot Workshop – October 18th at 6pm – 8pm

Candlelight Spirit Circle – November 1st at 6pm – 8pm

Thanksgiving Circle of Healing (cookies and apple cider!) November 16th at 3pm – 5pm

The Yule Celebration – December 21st 

Mastering Tarot – FREE Practice Group

DATE: Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm – 9pm

PLACE: Crazy Mocha, 491 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

 

Sound Healing Meditation

Transcend your mind by having a higher experience to your past…

Find the freedom of your voice and give yourself a new identity….

What is the sound of your inner calm?

The sound of alchemical crystal bowls creates a space of total immersion for all our senses. The different tones dance and marry and create new frequencies that each person can feel.

We are bathing in sound vibration and restoring the union of body and soul. The aim here is to feel grounded and complete in our natural state of harmony with the Elements of Life….

Each gathering will focus on a different intuitive skill: learning to hear our body, waking up to the voice of higher self, meeting our master teachers, etc… Using guided imagery, we journey within and access our innate soul wisdom. Each person contributes by sharing their presence. Each one of us is a precious visitor at this time of healing our Planet Earth.

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  Saturdays

TIME:   12:00pm – 2pm

LOVE FEE:   $15

 

Mediumship Tarot Workshop

This will be joy and this will be deep and thoughtful gathering of kindred spirits… Participate, co-create, just be there, just be you – for this wonderfully ‘spirited’ workshop! Join me in a conversation with spirits on the ‘other side’ through the medium of Tarot cards. New and experienced Taroists welcomed.

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  October 18th

TIME:   6pm – 8pm

LOVE FEE:   $20

Harvest of Happiness – Full Moon Celebration

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Let us gather around a colorful harvest altar with Earth’s bountiful gifts – fruits and flowers, and precious stones… We add candlelight and oracle cards and the sound of chants for the Mother Goddess… We will set up a ‘happiness bounty bowl’, so bring your thoughts of gratitude and prayers for life. We will write on little cards – for healing and joy, strength and creativity – and place these into the bowl – together we send Love and Light into the bowl – the magic of the heart works! – and perhaps read some of the cards out loud to share in the Harvest of Happiness! Feel free to bring an offering for the altar – flowers, fruit, sacred items to charge…. See you at the Harvest Moon!

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  Saturday, September 14th

TIME:   6pm – 8pm

LOVE FEE:   $20

Past Life Integration 

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Details TBA

Shakti Bhava Ceremony

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This is a powerful and magical invocation of Shakti, Goddess of the Sacred Life Force. We will call on Her with sacred music, chanting, and storytelling. Prepare for a deep journey of healing – special musical presentation by Ray Hetono; chanting and storytelling with Karuna Ma. Our Shakti Bhava ceremony will center around the Navaratri, the retelling of the colorful stories of the Goddess of Light conquering the Darkness.

Karuna Ma is a sound shaman, a massage therapist, a Tarot teacher, and a storyteller. She’s a bhaktini, so singing kirtan and learning Sanskrit mantras has been part of her life for a long time now.

Ray Lowell aka Hetono Ray is a “renaissance” world music, gypsy rock fusion artist. He’s been mastering the flamenco guitar for many years, eventually adding the devotional elements of yoga chants to his repertoire. He’s a highly intuitive seeker of spirituality, ancient mysteries, Tarot cards, and more.

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  Friday, October 4th

TIME:   7pm – 9pm

LOVE FEE:   $25

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Tree Spirit Speaks – Shamanic Walk in the Dreamtime

“Why do trees only have one leg? Because the other one is poised in eternity.”

This gathering is to celebrate our relationship with Trees and the Nature Spirit that lives in them. Trees surprise us with their amazing science of how they function and how they communicate with each other. The way trees live by drawing nutrients from earth and become resilient in the face of the Elements – that alone can inspire our strength and growth.

Ancient pagan traditions show our ancestors’ reverence for the trees – did they know the things we are now discovering? The energy of a tree flows in a torus shape – just like that of a human body. A tree, just like a human, is capable of creating a channeling portal for higher frequencies.

As in any shamanic gathering, we will clear the space and open a sacred circle, go deep into meditation with the guardianship of Tree Spirits and look for visions to aid our life – just like the plants and the animals and stars – we are here to thrive and be happy. We will also include a shamanic journey with the tree spirits with the sound of drum. We will connect to the trees for divination and channeling. Hope to see you there!

We’ll have blankets on the floor for everyone to lie down for the shamanic journey. Bring additional: shawl, blanket, or a pillow for yourself if you’d like.

Life Trans-Formed – Crystal Workshop

Part I & II

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Crystals are alive ad vibrant and therefore wonderful vehicles for healing energy. In the formation of crystals, we see how sacred geometry makes sound visible in tangible form. Crystals are music trans-formed. They can serve as tools for receiving psychic messages an recovering ancient wisdom. Sounds like a tall order? Actually, it’s only natural for us to feel resonance with crystals, since our bodies are composed according to sacred geometry as well. All living beings yearn for harmony – carrying and keeping crystals around the house is one way to harmonize our lives.

Learn all the what and how about healing with crystals and semiprecious stones in this two part workshop! Part I is a healing session around a powerful crystal mandala with the sweet sound of alchemical crystal bowls. It is designed to serve as a soothing medicine for the senses. Part II is a hands-on fun gathering for creating crystal grids, activation, clearing, and selection of your crystals and stones.

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PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  TBD

Christ Ray Invocation – Candlelight Vigil

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Experience the deepest state of stillness and grace in this interspiritual evening gathering – prayerful, reverent, calming to the mind, restorative for the heart – simply wonderful for the soul… We gather, we ask, and we receive – no preaching, no dogma – natural state of immersion in Spirit…

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PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  TBD

TIME:   7pm – 9pm

LOVE FEE: $10

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BAST – A Way to Clear Stress

BAST is a name of the playful cat goddess in Egyptian culture. It is also an acronym for Breath Awareness Sound & Touch – the components of a practical and easy way of clearing stress and pain from your body.

With BAST, you will experience better living after the first class – it is designed to give you from basic to advanced skills for coping and thriving in the world of ‘too much’ – work, responsibility, sensory stimulation, global horizons, infinite schedules of modern life (please feel free to smile).

More information soon!

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A Course in Creative Thinking with Tarot Cards

Make up your mind! Make up your life and your relationships! Join this course any time, the Five Installments will repeat on ongoing basis. Online version link coming up!

Tarot is a complete system of 78 archetypes of life. The learning process engages all five human senses and all five Nature Elements together. As you are learning about Tarot by listening and use the cards by seeing, touching, speaking – you are waking up your intuition and creativity, you are taking charge of your destiny. What follows is more personal growth and understanding of your life choices. And that leads to better self forgiveness and love.

Let’s create a Tarot community – people who actively engage their thinking-willing-feeling capacity to make up a new world. We aim at no less than perfect healing and joy.

Class fee will include a 20min recording of Tarot instruction – for privacy reasons we won’t allow recording of the discussion and practice.

CLASS FEE: $25 or $20 each if you bring friends, couples, etc

TIME: Moon Days (Mondays) at 7:00pm – 9pm

DATES: Sept 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

 

Mastering Tarot – FREE Practice Group

DATE: Sept 9th at 7pm – 9pm

PLACE: Crazy Mocha, 491 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

Enthusiasts of Tarot cards! Let’s practice and hone our intuitive skills. Tarot on a second Monday (Moon-day) of the month. Great social event, great coffee and tea – magical Monday, here we go!

Experienced and very new readers of Tarot welcomed to this practice group. We all have intuition, naturally, and we can make it better by practicing together!

1. Make a purchase of food or beverage – we want to be liked at our hosting cafe!

2. ASK before touching the cards (crystals, etc) of another person

3. Be open to participate and render your intuition to reading the cards.

Also, I’m offering my guidance from many years of experience with Tarot archetypes – and so if you are interested in learning Tarot in depth – we have a study group (ongoing class) for $25 per person per class.

See you Monday! Tarot Moon Day 🌙🙏🏻

Shiva Shakti

Chants for Power and Protection

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This is a celebration of the powerful and mysterious god of transformation, destruction, and regeneration, Shiva Mahadeva. He’s revered in the ancient culture of India and now widely known in the Western world of yoga lifestyle.

The chants are simple to follow, words provided in Sanskrit and translated into English – so we can all understand and truly intend what we are singing. Bring an instrument if you’d like, but mostly bring your presence. You can simply listen and enjoy the meditation and the energy of the chants.

Many blessings of peace and prosperity!

LOVE FEE: $10

 

Friends with Gaia – Nature Shamanism

This is a shamanic gathering with elements such as smudging, calling on the Directions, the Elements, and a shamanic journey (meditation to the soft drumming rhythm). Here is the plan of the gathering. NOTE: bring your mesa, sacred bundle, crystals, or other healing tools of your choice.

1. Calling the Elements (Directions) and opening the Sacred Circle (outside, weather permitting) using our sacred drums and rattles 2. Sitting in a circle (coming inside the studio, unless we’re in a park or forest) and brief introductions…

3. Beginning with guided meditation to heal and balance the senses…

4. Drumming our minds into shamanic journey to deepen our Soul-Body connections…

5. To honor Earth as our Mother planet, we finish with prayers for Gaia, gratitude, sharing, and closing the Sacred Circle…

Aho! All my Relations…

PLACE:    Blu Lotus, Montclair, NJ

DATE:  TBD

TIME:   7pm – 9pm

LOVE FEE:   $15

“Celestial Openings” Tea with the Angels

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Powerful All Love meditation with Sound Healing. Individual transmissions of wisdom and guidance from the Archangels and Star People.

Our gathering will follow a simple plan:
We begin with a guided meditation to settle the mind and raise our vibration.
We open the sacred space and ask the Angels to be present with us.
Individual healing transmissions from: the Archangels, Star People, Mother Earth, The Mothers: Gaia, Mary, Devi….
Closing prayer of gratitude and sharing around the circle.

 

Find Your Spirit Dance

All cultures had their way of embodying the Divine – the Ancestors, the Spirits, the Elements of Life – through the art of spirit dance.

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We dance by feeling the rhythms in our bodies – moving with our breath, our heartbeat, and the wave in our spine. Standing still, we start by feeling the music and every-body else present. The healing aspects of mindful movement are found in the balance of the mind, temperance and equipoise. Dance is the expression of creative chaos that brings about calm and a sense of order, a beautiful paradox.

We take the dance floor to be the ‘Field beyond the Good and Evil’ that Rumi poet speaks about. This Field encompasses all living consciousness and when we dance, we dance with all that lives, all of the Creation.

There are two parts to this workshop – we will dance completely freeform, from within. We will also follow some very ancient movements of dance – rooted in indigenous, pagan, shamanic ceremonies – simple, easy to follow steps and formations, now used in neo-pagan, kirtan gatherings – bhakti yoga practice, and so on.

The “Gita Code” Bhagavad Gita Class: Tune Your Heart to Krishna’s Love!

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The medicine of the Bhagavad Gita is the Divine Love – nectar tonic for our weary hearts – emotional salve and uplifting food for the mind! This Bhagavad Gita class is designed to help build our spiritual stamina in this trying time of planetary changes.

The translation we’ll rely on for this class is the most analtered and simple deliverance of the original Sanskrit wording – line by line, the sacred geometry of the ancient ‘language of the gods’ is meticulously preserved. Graham Schweig, or Garuda Das, worked with the text as a scholar, keeping the flow of wisdom reflected in English without interpretation of any specific lineage of yoga. This universal approach is a gem among the many Gita translations.

This class is an immersion into the healing ‘code’ of the Bhagavad Gita. Using the sacred syllables of Sanskrit and the sound of a Rainbow Body Activator crystal bowl, we will call on the presence of the Divine Beloved, Shri Krishna. You can imagine just how much this approach will strengthen our daily living on the path of Yoga. This is an ongoing gathering, so feel free to join in at any time.

I’ve been following the Bhakti practice and the Sankhya philosophy for close to twenty years. Being a holistic practitioner of  Energy and Sound Healing, Massage Therapy, Kirtan, Channeling and so on – the Bhagavad Gita has been my guiding Light and my ‘Love letter from God’…

 

The Art of Yantra:

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The art of Yantra is a very therapeutic process of constructing symbolic and geometrical representations of life energies. It can lead to finding creative solutions to our life situations. We may have questions: philosophical, emotional, pragmatic…. Engaged in the joyful and (yes) frustrating process of constructing the precise geometric images of ancient symbols, allows our emotional processes such as grieving or dreaming up the future to unfold into beauty.