Monday, 23 May 2011

More Energy Magic events plus a brief rant

In a couple of weeks I'm facilitating a workshop on practical energy magic, at the Hagazussa pagan festival in Austria (http://babajaga.hagazussa.tv/). This will be the other end of and hopefully a culmination of my first year of teaching energy magic, not to mention experimenting much more rigorously with it.

The weekend after that I'm leading a one-day breathwork intensive in my home town of Sheffield. You can book at:
http://m.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147839925288313&refid=25

Then the weekend after that, I'm back teaching energy magic again at the Pendle Witch Camp, my first visit to that festival. Looks like some good things happening, check it out at: http://www.pendlewitchcamp.co.uk/

While on the subject of 'subtle energies', I'll take the opportunity to resume my rant about parascience. Some of what science is doing to interface with 'subtle energies' is very good, like Chinese researchers making sense out of qigong in terms of physics. The decades-old work on the microwave aspect of qi/chi has already been used to design new and more effective healing procedures.
This is wonderful, but there's an important issue at stake every time we describe the physics correlate of some subtle experience: that we never to let the external, physical description of the experience, (which belongs to what Wilberian integralists would describe as Upper Right Quadrant) dominate, coarsen and defile the subjective (Upper Left Quadrant) dimensions of the experience.
This needs to be recognized as the core principle in combating the insidious, disastrous cultural toxin of parascience (Twitter #parascience, @dleeahp)

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