Wilbert has earned international recognition as a contemporary healer and teacher of progressive psychology and neo-shamanic studies. A prominent figure in the emerging science of body-centered psychology, his presentations are accentuated with intellectual depth and a unique insight into the relationships between traditional shamanic healing, western science and eastern mysticism.
Wilbert Alix has pioneered the professional application of Trance Dance and other shamanic techniques as legitimate healing and therapeutic tools. His work involves the blending of modern science with mysticism, thereby creating new technologies that benefit and improve our approaches to ecology, psychotherapy, education and resolving cultural conflicts. His pioneering work with techniques such as The TranceDance Experience and The SoulHunting Journey has introduced thousands to the mysteries which lie within Shamanism. His popular TV show 'Awakening The Mind' has aired on public television since 1990.
"My intention is to bring into simple and clear focus the enormously complex worlds of mysticism, psychology, shamanic spirituality and science for the purpose of clear direction and achievement". - Wilbert Alix
The TranceDance Experienceme is a spiritual journey created through the use of a unique blend of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of sensory deprivation - all together stimulating a 'trance' state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. Driven by unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for this method of healing, TranceDance takes participants on an 'inner journey' not limited to our normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to TranceDance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with some startlingly effective modern techniques. The end result is access into the deeper realms of our self and the universe... a glimpse into the mystical world that lies beneath our normal perceptions of reality.
Shamanic cultures did not limit "intelligence" to the brain alone but rather experienced their entire physical body as a thinking organism. By overwhelming the body & the mind simultaneously they would enter into shamanic trance or parallel realities where answers to larger life questions were possible. These "vision journeys" are legendary and became the basis for acquiring individual and group (cultural) wisdom. Ethical truth or spiritual intelligence was acquired through these visionary trance journeys, so therefore the wisdom of a culture was created less from 'thinking about' and more from envisioning their future.
TranceDance utilizes both ancient & contemporary technologies as methods for accessing similar levels of shamanic "trance"... thereby making it possible to duplicate these visionary journeys. All participants will first receive valuable information regarding the science, mythology & mysticism of these altered states journeys... and then explore these realities first hand. As a result, each participant will be able to "envision" solutions to whatever life questions they ask. The answers received from these visionary journeys are frequently some of the most powerful experiences in a persons life.
To explore 'intelligence' via a body-mind connection, not limited to the brain.
To utilize dance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation,
To explore how music and rhythm access non-linear states of mind, and
To experience how breathe can become a catalyst for extra-ordinary perception.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Ballroom 8:00pm to 10:00pm