MANA-fest II: Cosmic Convergence
MANA-fest II: Cosmic Convergence
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Experience what enchantment unfolds when a host of conscious creators, ecstatic revelers, and visionary dreamers gather for an all-out, all-night escapade across the Hudson...
From 7pm - 7am, we'll dance and delight in an alchemical fusion of pulsating live world beats, rapturous performance art, consciousness-shifting talks, exotic workshops, multimedia installations, tripped out lounges, mythological creatures, astrological gadgetry, and a variety of mystical shenanigans. Bring drums and hoops, pillows....and let's play.
Reality Sandwich, Souldish, and SEED Gallery present:
Featuring: Spiro (Freek Factory, IDM, trip hop, electronic, very dancable) Himalayan Voices(acoustical, gongs), Conscious Hip-Hop with Propaganda Anonymous, Renegade Sufi Sitar, live band the Jungle Jazz Initiative (jazz, jam), Mikio (Freek Factory, very danceable electronic beatzzz), Justin Lang (downtempo in the chill out space);
Plus a late night psytrance party:
with Tony Unorthodox (Psytrance, 28th Day), Kamal Sunflower, (psytrance), Dharma (psytrance), DJ L'ement (breaks, psy, and other very danceable stuff. )
Workshops and fun stuff:
Kiana Love's 2nd Chakra Activation, Dr. Brainwave's Mind Machine, Eric Rosado's crash course in tarot, Raw Yoga with Dave Bryson; Alan Steinfeld of New Realities right left brain synching, Raw food and beverages provided by Raw Foodist Matt, Liz and Natasha and The V Spot Restaurant, Nelia's Creative Bodypainting Transformations, Dreamtime Mythology performance by Invisible Rinzai, video art lounge featuring the work of Doug O'neil, Kaliptus, Nemo, Chris Dyer, and Simon Haiduk and friends, Sigil workshop by Domino San, live tarot readings by Eric Rosado and Kelly Hanlin, Sacred Geometry workshop by Basem Hassan, Dharma's poetry, Origami with Kamal Sunflower, Hooping by Civ and a sneak peak at the next Seed Gallery exhibition presenting the large scale series of mind-blowing "Pop Deity" paintings by award-winning visionary artist, Kelli Bickman.
7:30pm: The night kicks off with Stephen Popiotek's opening ceremony, followed by a sonic massage with the Himalayan Voices. Raw Yoga with Dave Bryson and a workshop by New Realities' Alan Steinfeld starts at 8pm.
8:30pm: Reality Sandwich Panel:
Speaking from the Divine: Sacred Language, Symbols, and Ritual in Action: This forum, hosted by Reality Sandwich, will discuss how spiritual and cultural traditions have accessed the power of sacred language throughout history and how those techniques can be used to shift present-day paradigms. RS Editorial Director Daniel Pinchbeck will talk on contemporary messages in crop circles, RS Community Director Jonathan Phillips on reclaiming the lost Gnostic Mysteries, Magical Intelligence Teacher Rene Collins on the art of the Kabbalah, Urban Mystic Anthony Williams on the magic of Tarot, and Propaganda Anonymous on mystical Hip Hop. Music, mingling, and mystical mischief to follow into the wee hours.
2:00am: LATE NIGHT PSYTRANCE AFTER PARTY until the early hours of the morning with Tony Unorthodox (28th Day) Kamal Dragonlotus (Dragontribe), Dharma, and DJ L'ement.
Come early, revel all night, and greet the sunrise with us over breakfast.
DIRECTIONS: It's easy to get there and shouldn't take too long. Just follow the instructions below. As mentioned, come early, stay late and make this an extended trip out of the city. (See Salma's comment below for directions from the Holland Tunnel.)
PATH trains leave Manhattan from stations located at 14th St. & 6th Ave, 23rd St. & 6th Ave, and 34th St. & 7th Ave. Take PATH train to Jersey City/Journal Square stop (JSQ), get out there and transfer to the Newark train which takes you to Newark Penn Station. Once you get out at Newark Penn Station, you can take a taxi, walk, take Light Rail (which is in the station) to 2nd stop. (Washington St.) Once you get out of the light rail station, go up the stairs and make a right onto Washington St. Seed is located on the right side, 239 Washington St.
Via NY Penn Station:
Take an NJTransit train. All trains that say EWR and/or SEC go to Newark Penn Station. 2nd stop on NJTransit.
If walking out of Newark Penn Station:
Make a right and walk up Market St. until you hit Washington St. Make a right onto Washington St. Seed is on your left, 239 Washington St.
Taxi's available for late night transport. We'll have signs up with their numbers.