Souldish NYC Events: January 4 - 8
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=====Saturday, January 5=====
Soul Retrieval Workshop - Susan Wright
Give your soul a clean start for the New Year. Shaman, psychotherapist and author of “Chakras in Shamanic Practice,” Susan Wright will help you finally free yourself of old dysfunctional patterns and embrace your deepest Truth. Through the techniques of shamanic journeying, movement and ceremony you will dive into the darkness and retrieve those long forgotten aspects of yourself that you need for the next stage of your journey. Bring a rattle or drum and notebook.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Wah combines reggae, Hindu chanting and pop to create a unique mix of spiritual world music. Described by NY Spirit Magazine, WAH! injects something a little trippier to create a mellow groove that’s luscious and highly addictive. Wah! has ten solo albums to date including Lokaha, Jai Jai Jai, Opium, Hidden In the Name, and Savasana. Wah! tours extensively, performing at yoga centers, festivals, conferences and pop venues. In 2006, Sounds True released a 10-year commemorative album on Wah! called The Best of Wah! Critical acclaim comes as a delicious surprise after many years of touring, performing and teaching. Concert talks, lyrics, classes and inspirations have been compiled in her new book Dedicating Your Life to Spirit. Come sing & celebrate with WAH! in an evening of Sanskrit chant and songs in English. Wah!’s concerts are high energy and full of sacred connection. Bring your jubilant Self.
($17 advance/$22 door; $15 for those attending Sharon Gannon”s and David Life’s Transform Yourself with Jivamukti yoga workshops.)
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd flr; 212-353-0214
=====Also on Saturday=====
Mighty Quinn Record’s “Beauty and the Beast” release party on
Mighty Quinn Records was developed out of our respect for music and the people who make it. Our goal is to release psychedelic music by quality artists that have not yet been released, or just had a few releases on some other labels. We want to make sure that worthy underground tracks of trance music are released and heard by the people who support the scene and the psy-movement. We also and always plan to release new upcoming artists who we believe should be heard. Mighty Quinn is committed to providing the best possible quality sound for the sake of both the listener and the artists. Sound Transmitters are: Wizack Twizack (Sweden- Stoneage records/ Namaha records) Live Set Tommy Axelsson has been touring the globe, taking us on wild sonic excursions with his powerful trademark forest sounds! With years of experience playing massive parties across the seas and a number of releases on respected record labels, Wizack Twizack has established himself among the top Scandinavian producers. Through his journeys, Tommy has further developed his style and defined his sounds, the result of which is fresh and cutting edge psytrance, drenched with powerful acid melodies. Wizack’s twisted new style features classic Goa influenced sounds fused with his unique and heavy forest groove. Dead End will have you adventuring through a audial galaxy, a vast tapestry which has been knitted together by none other than yours truly . The tracks capture a cosmic spectrum of sonic frequencies,from chaotic liquid atmospheres to thundering basslines with a hard attitude. Relentless, with driving grooves and boiling to the brim with rich psychedelic sounds, Dead End reminds us that true harmony can only be found within chaos. Let Wizack take you to the dead end of our universe and launch you off the edge! Let the games begin. MuktIsvara -(Mighty Quinn/ Lycantrop Rec)[Russia / NYC] Live Set MuktIsvara is a project started by Isvara and Mukti in 2003. Isvara is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan and was raised by wolfs, yes… in the steps of Mongolia until he was fifteen, when an ancient mountain shaman found him and taught him the magic arts of music. He has been stumbling around in the fifth dimension until he mysteriously appeared in Times Square with a 15 foot long beard. No one noticed. Mukti was born in Russia and earned his degree in quantum physics at the age of thirteen and was hidden by the KGB in the deep tundra. He served the Soviet government in a secret underground physics laboratory until we was able to escape to New York. With Isvara’s animal instincts and innate musical talent and Mukti’s technical skills they are able to produce music to conquer dark spirits. Their shoe sizes are nine and a half and ten respectively. MuktIsvara debut release on Mighty-Quinn Records V/A “Beauty and The Beast.” http://www.mightyquinnrecords.com. DJ NIKI aka Asmodeus (Japan- Mighty Quinn Rec) DJ Set. Niki is the co-owner of Japan based record label mighty quinn records. Without a doubt Niki will be presenting the latest tunes from around theworld as well as the latest release “Beauty and the Beast.” Be ready for his full power psychedlik madness from the underground of Tokyo. Boom. Phatmind DJ Set. Born in a land far far away, this unusually large headed dude will bless you wicked sound. Progress (TDC) Live & DJ Set; yurka, yurka, yurkaaaaaaa……Decoration by: Uta Bekaia (Georgia) TDC Production plus more special guest. 18 to Party, 21 to Drink.
Golden Bridge (Club ABC)
50 Bowery (Corner of Canal and Bowery st)
=====Also on Saturday=====
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center January 5 – 26, 2008
An open-house preview of work from the Eyebeam Eco-Vis Challenge finalists & the Sustainability Research Group.
Closing event Saturday January 26, 4 –6p
Closing event features an Open Source Sustainability Critique with artist presentations. Sign-up begins January 7, at www.eyebeam.org.
=====Sunday, January 6th=====
Tarot Intensive with Joan Pantesco
Get started reading cards right away as we explore the symbolism and how it illuminates aspects of your life, or those you’re reading for. The classic Rider-Waite deck is used and is available at the East West bookstore. All levels are welcome.
East West Books
78 5th Avenue
=====Ongoing Sundays, January 6=====
Earthrise Yoga With Derek Beres
Derek is the creator of EarthRise Yoga, a Vinyasa-based practice with an emphasis on the physical aspect of asanas, as well as jnana and bhakti yogas. He is certified in Budokon and Thai Yoga Massage, and uses his experiences from numerous systems in his creative and fluid yoga classes.
Sundays 11:30am-12:45 pm
=====Tuesday, January 8th=====
CoSM New Moon Meditation
The New Moon, a time for setting intentions, will be celebrated at CoSM with meditation and creation. The ceremony will be led by Alex and Allyson Grey.
542 W 27th St
=====Also on Tuesday=====
Dances of Vice Festival - Neo-Victorian Costumed Ball New York 48 views since posting on Wed, December 26, 2007 - 9:00 PM
Salut! I’m Shien Lee, an event promoter in New York City - and I would like to invite all modern dandies, decadents, aesthetes, artists, thinkers, and dreamers to join us on February 8th and 9th for the 2008 Dances of Vice Festival in New York City! While our regular monthly events are grounded in the 1920-30s, the 2008 Dances of Vice Festival will have a distinctly neo-Victorian flair. Rasputina will be headlining the festival in the exciting context of a neo-Victorian costumed ball, which will largely appeal to the gothic Victorian, neo-Victorian, steampunk, lolita, vintage lifestyle, glamor, and alternative subculture demographics. Come show off your lovely avant garde attire and try your luck at our costume contest, featuring a number of lovely historical costuming hats and accessories as the prizes. The festival will feature a number of vendors, an art gallery, a vintage Polaroid photo booth, puppet operettas, a costume contest, and much more. Festival details can be located at http://www.dancesofvice.com Limited quantity VIP tickets are on sale now at the website! Hope to meet some of you there.
=====Thursday, January 10th=====
Vishal Vaid, Wah! and Eljuri
On Thursday, January 10th, GlobeSonic Entertainment presents an evolutionary evening of three artists pushing thier respective music forms in new directions. Ghazal/qawwali vocalist Vishal Vaid, kirtan/pop singer Wah! and Latin rock singer/songwriter Eljuri all pull from a lifetime of global influences to create sounds indicative of the forward-thinking, soul-searching artists seeking new ways to express the sounds inside their voices and instruments. After presenting three highly successful A Tribute to Nusrat performances in 2007, Vishal Vaid will show why, more than any other singer, he is prepared to carry the torch that the inimitable Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan lit decades ago. While most well known for her upbeat interpretations of Sanskrit chants, Wah!’s range of music covers various strains of world music, pop and reggae.Growing up in a household of Cuban son and Led Zeppelin, Eljuri injected a world of influence - including rumba, flamenco, rock, funk, Ecuadorian pasillo, reggae and son - into her recordings.
(10pm, $15 (free w/APAP badges))
85 Ave A (5th-6th St)
=====Also on Thursday=====
No Fear - Following the Buddhist Way of Life - With Kadam Morten
Jan 10 Developing Trust through Wisdom
Jan 17 The Fearlessness of Buddha
Jan 24 The Buddhist Way of Life
Our lives are characterized by insecurity, and we make decisions out of fear, preventing us from actualizing our potential and experiencing the full meaning of our lives.
In this course, Kadam Morten will explain how through taking Buddha’s meditations and teachings to heart, we can learn to face our fears and transform them into powerful sources of inspiration. By connecting to our own potential for attaining the fearless heart of a Buddha, our life becomes a deeply fulfilling spiritual path.
(7p 9p, $15 per class / free for cardholders)
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center
322 Eighth Ave
=====Friday, January 11th=====
GlobeSonic Entertainment & Dawn Elder Management Presents The Sounds of South Asia
Middle East and North Africa Merge in New York City Special APAP performance features Cheb i Sabbah with Salar Nader & guests Hassan Hakmoun & The Universal Force, Bassam Saba & Ensemble, Riffat Sultana & Party. On Friday, January 11th, GlobeSonic Entertainment and Dawn Elder Management will present an eclectic evening of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sounds featuring Moroccan gnawa master Hassan Hakmoun, Algerian DJ Cheb i Sabbah, world-renowned Lebanese composer Bassam Saba and Pakistani folk vocalist Riffat Sultana. With the showcase being held in the newly renovated Sullivan Hall (formerly the Lion’s Den), New York’s East Village will be culturally and sonically transformed by some of the most extraordinary global musicians around today. With a history of street performances in Marrakech starting at age four, Hassan Hakmoun has spent his life devoted to the music and spirituality of Morocco. From neighboring Algeria Cheb i Sabbah started spinning world music records in Paris in 1965 and never looked back. Riffat Sultana broke many boundaries by singing qawwali in a male-dominated Pakistani culture. Trained in oud, ney and violin, Lebanese native Bassam Saba has crafted an essential playlist in classical Arab music during his 30+ year career. Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St (Bleecker-W 3rd St), 8 pm, $25 advance/$30 day of (free w/APAP badges).
214 Sullivan St (Bleecker - West 3rd St), New York City
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of/Free with APAP badges
=====*****Sunday, Jamuary 13th*****=====
The Electric Jesus Workshop and Meditation with Jonathan Phillips
Uncover the mysteries of the universe through secret teachings of Jesus and how they relate to the cosmic force we call energy. Learn about lost sacred scrolls, hidden history, alchemical symbols, visionary science, and the human energy field. In this workshop, we will use ancient meditation techniques of the Gnostics to awaken our own divine spark, allowing each of us to experience a greater sense of health, happiness, and universal compassion while considering new possibilities for global transformation. Jonathan Phillips is a Reiki Master Practitioner and the Founder of the NYC Gnostics. He is the News Editor of Reality Sandwich and Executive Editor of Souldish.com
New York Thesophical Society
242 E. 53rd St.; 212-758-5521
(3p, $10 or $15 suggested donation)
=====*****Saturday February 2*****=====
Reality Sandwich presents…..Evolver: Wake Up and Dream
What happens when America's most visionary city starts building a new world by living out its dreams? Take an overnight journey into a realm of new possibilities with otherworldly music, performance, ideas, art and alchemy. Drift through a labyrinth of rooms full of enchanted activities, glowing and pulsing artwork, exotic performers, magical chill caves, futuristic playgrounds, and endless spontaneity. Featuring the city's finest lucid dreamers, including globe-spanning DJs and devotional dancers, hula hoopers and healers, performers and poets, musicians and meditation masters and that big bold playful dreamer -- You! Evolvitorium, 8:30p: "Asanas and Ayahuasca" In this talk Sharon Gannon (cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga) and Reality Sandwich's Daniel Pinchbeck (author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl) compare and contrast yoga and shamanism and how these ancient techniques might just save our world today. This is the first in a series of freakishly fun experiments from Reality Sandwich. Their goal is to spread ideas, connect people and reinvigorate life with creativity and spirit. As the seasons change, expect more invitations to participate in reality-changing events. If we can build it here, we can build it anywhere. So, let's get together, New York, and start dreaming.
(8p - 4a)
Saturday, Feb 2, 8p (doors) to 5a
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (between 13th & 14th St. at Union Square)
$15 advance tickets, $20 door
Dreamy Costumes Highly Encouraged
(Pictured here is the artwork of my dear friend Austin, as seen at Gizem’s cool new gallery in Newark, NJ called SEED.)Tweet