Souldish NYC: May 1-7
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==Save the Date May 10th Cosmic Convergence==
Reality Sandwich, Souldish, and SEED Gallery present
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.
Featuring: Spiro (Freek Factory, IDM, trip hop) Mikio (Freek Factory) Justin Lang (breaks, psy and trance, Himalayan Voices, Conscious Hip-Hop with Propaganda Anonymous, Lyrical prose with Fun Yung Moon, Renegade Sufi Sitar, Jungle Jazz, Tony Unorthodox, Kamal Dragonlotus (psytrance), Dharma (psytrance), DJ L'ement (breaks, psy, very danceable stuff. )
Kiana Love's 2nd Chakra Activation, Dr. Brainwave's Mind Machine, Eric Rosada's crash course in tarot, Raw Yoga with Dave Bryson, live video art by Kaliptus and Mr. Domino also featuring Nemo and friends, Alan Steinfeld of New Realities, lyrical prose and vegan and raw food provided by Fun Yun Moon, 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 and friends, and a sneak peak at the next Seed Gallery exhibition.
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: 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.
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.
Saturday, May 10th 2008
(7p - 7a, $20)
239 Washington St.
=====Friday, May 2nd=====
Sound Unbound: DJ Spooky' s Book Release Party
The book is called Sound Unbound and it's a manifesto about sound art, digital media, and what Spooky likes to call contemporary composition. It has essays and interviews from people as diverse as Brian Eno, Pierre Boulez, Moby, Chuck D, Saul Williams, Jaron Lanier, Pauline Oliveros, Naeem Mohaiemen, and others. The audio companion to the book has super rare material from Sub Rosa Records, one of my favorite indie labels. IN addition, Spooky has gotten rare material from Allen Ginsberg, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Iggy Pop, Jean Cocteau, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and lots other others. I guess you can think of the book as a kind of literary mashup. We're having the Sound Unbound book launch event at McNally Robinson, a great bookstore. The launch event will be between me and Jonathan Lethem, the legendary writer.We're doing readings from my book and Jonathan's new novel You Don't Love Me Yet. The bookstore is really easy to reach, and I think everyone on the list in NY would probably be into the vibe. Who knows, we'll have a remixable Allen Ginsberg party afterwards...
Paul D. Miller and Jonathan Lethem
McNally Robinson Bookstore
52 Prince St, just off of Lafayette
=====Also on Friday=====
Disorient & Kostume Kult present- Black & Light Ball #3
Black and Light Ball #3;A Black-Lit Burner Formal. A black-light fashion event and all-night dance party like none-other. Proceeds to support camp projects at Burning Man 2008. featuring: Arrow Chrome (Disorient, NYC); Friar Tuck (Disorient, Brooklyn); Orazio Rispo (Kostume Kult); Reda Briki (Annaba Prod.); DJ Balls (Disorient, Bronx); 11p: White Wedding Cabaret with the Amelionaires; 12a: Black Lit Fashion Show by Wheylan; Video by Glass Bead Collective and Midnight Morsel; Pornj Diamond Cloud by Pornj Diamond Cell; Neon body painting by Lowroad and Malcolm. Wear black light-sensitive fashions, neon, true-white, electronics, glamtech or sexy black tie. This is a private event annd you must RSVP for entry. Presale: $15 at: http://www.kostumekult.com/events/b...andlight/; $4 Martinis 9pm-11. Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch
(9p - 6a, $15 adv, $20 door in style or $30 otherwise)
353 West 14th St. 212-524-2500
Disorient and Kostume Kult present
=====Also on Friday=====
Zanzibar Taraab @ The Shrine!
The Sounds of Taraab will bring their East African performance to the Shrine on May 2nd. Come on up to Harlem's #1 African/World Music club and check out New York's #1 taraab ensemble, presenting the music and dance of Africa's eastern coast. Taraab music is a hybrid of Arabic, Indian and African musical styles, the songs sung in Swahili. We got some great dancing for ya' ll, too. Alsarah, vocals Ismail Butera, accordion & vocals Haig Manoukian, oud Mike Hess, violin & nai flute Tiye Giraud, percussion & vocals Nicole Lecorgne, percussion. Featuring the exciting dance of ...~Rujeko Dumbutshena~And the subtle moves of the lovely ...~Olga El~
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
[Between 133-134th St]
=====Also on Friday=====
Free Psytrance Party (Queens, NY)
"Monitoring Project" Presents: Friday, May 2nd, 'PSYnite' Feauturing DJs: Tony Unorthodox (28thday | Nyc ); Cris (MP-Team | Mex/Nyc); Brandon Adams (Dreamcatcher | Nyc)
(9p - 5a, Free)
Dolce Vita Lounge
47-53 43rd st. (corner of 48th ave.); (718) 937-3787
=====Saturday, May 3rd=====
An exploration of fantastic delusion, mesmerizing art, and electro-breaks-hypnotica--- Hypnotarium Benefit Dance Party ---Hypnotarium is a newly formed regional-oriented theme camp with designs on Transformus and PDF.
The Hypno Massage Exchange station will indulge the kinesthetic connections between your body, mind, and soul. Ink Blot Testing will be provided for those who would like to explore the abstract side of that which is behind their eyes. ~*~Unlicensed Audio Hypnotists (all night long): Morgan Stoner gets the party started with his classic breakbeat boogie and loin shaking street heat bass treats. Orion continues the dirty nasty funk junk digging deep into his endless crates, and his storehouse of unreleased productions, to bring you deep into his exclusive hypnotic pulse. LB3 plays the funkiest part of the night with his delicious mix of everything that sizzles, bumps, and rumbles, harmonizing your body and emancipating your mind.~*~Visuals: n8 will mesmerize your eyes with his seductive, mystifying, ballet of light.~*~Attire: White and Black Stripes or Dots, Turn of the Century, Rocket Science, Charles Addams, Beetlejuice ~*~Come explore the darkest, most luscious parts of your subconscious.
(11p - 4a, $10)
37 Ave A btw. 2nd & 3rd St.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Albert Hofmann at CoSM
Dr. Albert Hofmann January11, 1906 - April 29 2008. January 11, 2006 Dr. Hofmann, inventor of LSD, celebrated his 100th birthday and this portrait was done in his honor. April 29, 2008 He passed away at the age of 102. He was a deeply respected scientist and beloved sage, catalyzing a consciousness revolution that continues today. Please join us for a Memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Albert Hofmann
(6:30p.m. until 8:30 p.m., $20)
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 @ 27th St, 4th Fl.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Tribal Dance Jam: Calling All Earth Goddesses!
Celebrate the exuberant joy of spring with a night of expansive dance! Manhattan Tribal Dance Company enchants us with its spirited, gypsy belly dance style as well as demonstrating the secrets to freely moving hips. Dancers of different levels and experience will invite spectators to come up and try out the simple, fun and supportive environment. Come and jam with us!
(7p – 8p, $18)
Yoga Studio. $18
East West Yoga
78 W 5th Ave @ 14th St.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Presentation: Mickey Z "Myth America"
Come out for a presentation and discussion with Mickey Z about the war, the anti-war movement, the U.S. elections, and the American way of life. Mickey Z is the author of "The Seven Deadly Spins" and "50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know," and is a contributor to Counter Punch and VegNews.
(7p, $1 to $3 Suggested)
Blue Stockings Books
172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington :: 212.777.6028
=====Sunday May 4th=====
"Get Crystallized" Crystal Bowl Meditation & Crystal Layouts with Kufunya Ife & Adrienne Gammal
Come and join East West Living Crystal Specialists Adrienne and Kufunya for a blissful afternoon of crystal heaven! Experience a deep crystal healing with live crystal bowls and a guided meditation as crystals are being placed on the body. And enjoy a Special Bonus! Every attendee will also receive a crystal clearing with our Selenite wands.
(11a - 1p, $35)
East West Yoga
78 E 5th Ave. at 14th St.
=====Also on Sunday=====
Double Doodle Play - A Window into Whole Brain Vision one-day Workshop
Come join instructor, Marjie Citron, (Licensed Brain Gym Instructor) for this fun and interesting workshop. Brain Gym®, the work of educators Dr. Paul Dennison and Gail E. Dennison, consists of 26 simple movements and activities that activate specific areas of the brain and promote efficient communication and flow of information throughout the brain and sensory motor system. Brain Gym® is fun and easy to learn, and often facilitates quick and dramatic improvements in focus, concentration, listening, physical coordination, grounding, organization, reading and writing. Accessible to individuals of all ages, Brain Gym® is presently used in more than 80 countries around the world in schools, corporate, arts, healthcare and athletic training programs. Double Doodle Play: A Window into Whole Brain Vision, introduces bilateral drawing and painting activities combined with simple movement patterns, as tools to build resources for visual perception and artistic expression. In this highly experiential 8 hour Brain Gym course, you will learn two-handed drawing and painting processes designed to enhance creativity, visual skills and hand-eye coordination. Applicable for parents, teachers, therapists, beginning to professional artists and anyone seeking greater creative freedom. Applications for use with individuals of all ages will be addressed. Significant class time will be devoted to creative exploration. All levels of ability are welcome.
Brain Gym® is a registered trademark of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation,
(10a-6p, $160) Pre-register
TRS Professional Suites, 44 East 32nd Street, NYC
Marjie Citron, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor
For More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 917-608-5642
=====Also on Sunday=====
This Sunday in NYC: James Eshelman in New York: The Methods of Thelema – Effective Practices for Spiritual Awakening
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. We are very pleased to present James Eshelman for a special event in New York. Mr. Eshelman has been a writer and a teacher of occult and metaphysical subjects for over 25 years, originally in the field of astrology and then magick, mysticism, Qabalah, tarot, occult psychology, and related Hermetic subjects as well. He was admitted to the A.'.A.'. as a Probationer in 1979, and to full initiation as a Neophyte in 1981. Mr. Eshelman is presently Chancellor of the College of Thelema. He serves as Prolocutor-General of the Temple of Thelema, which he co-founded in 1987 with Anna Kria King and Phyllis Seckler. He is a former Grand Chief of Fraternitas L.V.X. Occulta (Fraternity of Hidden Light). He is the author of the acclaimed book The Mystical & Magical System of the A.'.A.'. The lecture will touch on various occult subjects like: Alchemy, Qabalah, Tarot and Initiation and other secret disciplines of the ancient occult mysteries, as well as proven steps and methods for spiritual awakening. Love is the law, love under will. Space is limited. Please RSVP.
Aiwass Study Group
83 Spring St
New Moon Channeled guidded meditation
Stephen Popiotek will be doing a channeled guided meditation for the upcoming new moon in Taurus next Monday at 8pm at his place in Astoria. This lunar date is
amplified by the fact that the 5th is the exact calendar midpoint between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, otherwise known as beltane or maypole. It is the opening of the Southeast direction (South being summer, east being spring on the yearly wheel of time).
25-29 36th st apt 3r btwn astoria blvd and 28th ave. N or W to Astoria Blvd....
=====Monday, May 5th=====
May New Moon @ CoSM
Doors closed from 7:30-8:15 for meditation. Doors re-open at 8:15 for vision practice, drawing, and writing poetry. The New Moon, a time for setting intentions, will be celebrated at CoSM with meditation and creative manifesting. The ceremony will be led by Alex and Allyson Grey.
(Seating at 7p, $10)
542 W 27th St; 4th Fl.
=====Tuesday, May 6th=====
Christian Revelation: A Dialogue with Reverend James Parks Morton, Sister Miriam MacGillis, Christopher Bamford, and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a new initiative based out of New Lebanon, New York, will host Christian Revelation: A Dialogue with Reverend James Parks Morton, Sister Miriam MacGillis, Christopher Bamford, and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, on Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 - 9 p.m., at the Abode of the Message. This is the first in a series of anticipated public interfaith dialogues hosted by Seven Pillars. For this initial dialogue, participants will explore how Christ's message represents a timeless truth, and how as a tradition the Christian faith has evolved -- and sometimes devolved -- continuously over the last two thousand years. Participants will compare perspectives on that which is timeless in Christianity as well as that which might take new shape in response to the unique demands and opportunities of our time. Tickets for the Christian Revelation Dialogue are $10 and should be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com, or calling 518-794-8777. Seating is limited, and due to videotaping doors will close at 7:30 p.m. For Members of the Press: Please contact Jennifer Alia Wittman, Seven Pillars' Director, at 518-794-8777, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange for interviews and/or press passes. Seven Pillars House of Wisdom is a new initiative based out of New Lebanon, New York, offering programs, dialogues, and media in New Lebanon, New York City and San Francisco. Seven Pillars is dedicated to fostering beauty in human culture, and seeks to cultivate awareness of the unity of existence and the qualities of heart that naturally arise from this awareness: nobility of character, genuine civility, and creative optimism. Seven Pillars will officially inaugurate itself at a public event Labor Day weekend at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, and will hold a conference, Cosmology of Love and Action, November 14-16, at the Abode of the Message. A second interfaith dialogue on Islamic Mysticism is being planned for fall 2008. For additional information please visit http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org.
Dialogue Participant Biographies: The Very Reverend James Parks Morton is retired Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and Founder and current President of the Interfaith Center of New York. In 25 years Dean Morton achieved recognition throughout the world as one of the most energetic and accomplished religious leaders of our time. During his long career, Dean Morton conceived and founded numerous social service organizations, became a force within the sacred ecology movement, and served as an ambassador of tolerance and understanding through a respect for all faith traditions. http://www.interfaithcenter.org. Sister Miriam MacGillis is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey. She lives and works at Genesis Farm, which she co-founded in 1980 with the sponsorship of her Dominican congregation. Genesis Farm is a learning center of Earth Studies, practicing biodynamic methods of agriculture, which are in tune with the natural rhythms of the Earth. Miriam invites us to see ourselves as a living part of a living cosmos, and lectures extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. http://www.genesisfarm.org. Christopher Bamford, editor of SteinerBooks and Lindisfarne Books, is a writer and scholar of Western esotericism, esoteric Christianity and Anthroposophy. He is the author of, most recently, An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit if Wisdom in the West. http://www.steinerbooks.org. Pir Zia Inayat-Khan is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also the President of the Suluk Academy and founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. Pir Zia holds a Doctoral degree in Religion from Duke University and is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award. www.sevenpillarshouse.org
(7:30p - 9p, $10 adv tickets)
The Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, NY; 518-794-8777
=====Wednesday, May 7th=====
Ellis Island: Auction to Burn
Please come out and support the Burning of our Artwork by joining us for an Art Auction to raise funds for a NYC Community Burn: Ellis Island - Black Rock City. We have an amazing community of people here in New York who go to Nevada every year to attend the Burning Man festival, but up until now we do not have an event at Burning Man where we all gather together in one place. This year, the American Dream, is the year to make that happen. Friday night on the playa we will burn the Ellis Island installation with New York fire performers, DJ's, and play "New York, New York” as the artwork erupts into a pyrotechnic display and burns. We have funding to produce the art, but not to burn it. Please support a New York community Burn. This is your opportunity to own some fabulous art and support having a New York Community Burn on the playa by bidding on the following fabulous items up for auction: Carl Saytor: Burning Man Photographs. J. Gavin Heck: Sock Puppet. Amy Shapiro: Glow Screen, freeze your shadow on a glow-in-the-dark backdrop. Lizzie Steelheart: Haircut. CJ Brody: Custom made hair fall. Myong Noh: Kimono and Mask. Rich Orloff: Rehearsal script COME AGAIN, "a comedy in five sexual acts". Robin Morris: Jewelry. Philip Riley: art to be determined. Daniel Stuelpnagel: Painting. Julia Solis: Photograph - Framed. Sarah Magida: Painting. Bart O’Reilly: art to be determined. Container Space: 20 Cubic Feet on shipping container from NYC to playa; Whiskey & Whores: Autographed Set List from O-man’s Birthday Party; and more... No cash for an auction item? Then you can help by purchasing a raffle ticket to support the burn. Take a chance on winning a Carl Saytor Photgraph of Black Rock City. Raffle tickets are $2.00 and will be available at Happy Hour and other upcoming events.
(7p, $ for auction items)
68 Delancey btwn Clinton St & Attorney
To contribute work, volunteer, or perform at the burn please contact: email@example.com
=====Thursday, May 8th=====
Dance Parade"s Pre-Weekend Fun Raiser
(7p til late, $?)
50 Ave B at East 4th
http://r6xx.com/ Nemo"s real store
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