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Cosmic Convergence 2012
:-: Past – Present – Future Convergence :-:
A gathering of international tribes : A union of vision, culture, and consciousness
Experience three days and two nights of art, music, culture, and workshops below the volcanoes of the ancestral sacred Mayan lands of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala from Dec 30th to Dec 1st.
:: Music ::
Two stages of electro-organic, neo-tribal beats with DJs and live musicians from Mexico, Guatemala, and the U.S.
Global Bass Arena
Desert Dwellers (USA) — The Human Experience (USA) — Amani (USA) — Rich DDT (USA) — DJ Masaya (GUA/Sweden) — Jimi Handtrix (Ger) — Oma (Intl.) — Heather Pixie (USA) — Pleaides Sound System (Gua) — Dubby Dub (Gua)
Temple of Trancendance
Treavor Moontribe (USA) — Mixtlii/Spectral Audio (Germany/Mexico) — Digitech/Natural Perception (Mex) — Xamanik (Mex) — Solar Plexus (Gua) – Kosmic Wizard (Gua) — DJ Digo (Gua) — Space Pulsar (Gua) — Impulse Thrusters (Gua) — Bambi (Isr) — DJ Gasol (Isr)
:: Art ::
Contemporary and tribal visionary art gallery
Traditional indigenous textiles from Guatemaya, Peru, Panama
Traditional women’s artisan cooperatives
:: Local Environment & Culture ::
Mayan Cacao Ceremonies
Local medicinal herbs and traditional remedies
Ancestral knowledge of plants, cosmology and the Mayan Calendar
Permaculture and natural building demonstrations
Natural dying with local plants, seeds, and fruits
:: Yoga and Creative Movement ::
Workshops to explore the limits of body and mind through yoga, ecstatic dance, breathwork, belly dancing, fire dancing, and more
:: SuperFood ::
Local cacao, chia, amaranth, and ramon nut
Natural fruit, nut, and seed smoothies
International tickets on sale here: www.cosmicconvergence2012.com
Preventas nacionales: Chichicaste (zona 1) 6a. Ave. 9-27 Z.1 Local 16, Ciudad de Guatemala
Synthesis 2012 is a festival at Chichén Itzá in Mexico from Dec 20th-23rd honouring the closing of the old cycle and the dawning of a new era of renewal, balance, and harmony on Earth.
Synthesis 2012 is a four-day global music festival and sacred gathering near the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá in Yucatan, Mexico from Dec 20-23, 2012.
Hosted by the local Maya people and co-produced by an experienced, world-class production team and Wisdom Keepers from around the world, this convergence serves to honor the closing of the old cycle and welcome the dawning of a new era of renewal, balance, and harmony. This new era when we let go of the material world and enter the spiritual world has been foretold through ancient wisdom teachings and Indigenous prophecies worldwide.
Synthesis 2012 is bringing a beautiful lineup of heart-centered live and electronic musicians to Chichen Itza, Mexico:
Love & Light – Phutureprimitive – Andreillien (Heyoka) – Russ Liquid – Bird of Prey – Birds of Paradise – Kaminanda – The Human Experience – Shawna – Little John – ALIA – Melty Whomps – Neptune – Jocelyn – Andrew tha Pirate – Smasheltooth – KOZ – SatchiOM – Aire Redtree – Globalruckus – SABO – KMLN … and more in a spectacular pyramid temple produced by the AscendDance and Enchanted Forest crew.
Live Music & Performers:
Mirabai Ceiba – Tina Malia – Shimshai – Luminaries – Shawn Berry – Here II Here – Alesandra Belloni -Jah Levi – Ukumali – Jai Jagadesh – Fantuzzi – Clan Dyken – Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda – Moksha – Chris Berry – Don Diego – Eleanor Dubinsky – Peter Cor – Peter Sterling – Bole Sitar – Diane Patterson – Al Torre – Human – Singing Bear – Web Of One – Peace Tribe – Spiridessence – Po A Tree – The Earthlings – Ophworld – Rap de Luz – Earthshake World Rhythm Ensemble – Mishief Lab – To Life – Global Ruckus – Caracol Fire Troupe – Aldo Garcia – Maria Flamenco – Tribal Fire – Sumaj Panchay – Mayan Theater Group and more to be announced. On a beautiful poolside stage and gated, landscaped grounds of an historic Col
All multi-day passes include 5 days of music, camping and access to all of our yoga & workshops.
Envision is a family friendly event. Children 12 & Under will be admitted for free if accompanied by an adult.
BUY TICKETS: http://holdmyticket.com/
Camp grounds open Wednesday at 10 AM and will remain open until Monday at 12 PM. All guests must be packed out by noon on Monday.
ENVISION yourself in the mystical Costa Rican jungle listening to diverse beats and enjoying VIP treatment. The vibe here is “Pura Vida” – The pure life.. and the energy that embraces the soul and recharges the mind and spirit. This is a world where time slows down, warm waves embrace crimson sunsets and howler monkeys rule the canopy. The people are friendly and the traditional cuisine is simple and delicious with something for every taste. Enjoy fresh squeezed juice from ripe fruit on the beach in the morning while your dinner arrives straight from the sea. Hike to an enchanted waterfall, zip-line through the rain forest or take a sea kayak out to greet migrating dolphins. Southern-Pacific Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world and the scenery is breathtaking. Experience everything from sunrise yoga to fire belly dancing, with countless opportunities for adventure and self exploration. This exotic and culturally rich experience is much more attainable than you may think… Be a part of the ENVISION Festival and let your imagination travel.
Join us in Pura Vida!
Feb 27th – March 3rd 2013
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
at “The Sanctuary” 235 Hill St, Santa Monica, California 90405
It’s our LAST session until Feb! Come groove your prayers for 2013 with ecstatic dance, yoga, & conscious community! Sacred Dance is *thrilled* to present….>> THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE (David Block) in a LIVE Electro-Acoustic set! David will be playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony on stage in a special dance set just for us! 🙂 Do not miss this rare event!! <<
David and Gigi will be offering their signature collaboration of yoga and live/electronic music as seen at Lightning in a Bottle.7:00 – 8:00 All-levels flow yoga with Gigi Snyder, accompanied by The Human Experience
8:00 – 9:30 Ecstatic Dancing with Eva Clay & The Human Experience
9:30 – 10:00 Sound Bath Savasana
Visuals by Abhi Thati
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Check out September’s session with Shaman’s Dream & The Other Deepak:
::: ♥ EVENT DESCRIPTION ♥ :::
Sacred Dance Live is an ecstatic dance & rhythm ritual that ignites your spirit and empowers expression of your highest truth. Yoga, heart-opening meditations & poetry guide your journey to bliss while live musicians and DJs rock your body with enlightened grooves to make you move.
Dance and music are powerful catalysts that energize your prayers into action. Sacred Dance Live offers you FREEDOM to be fully yourself and to unite with a community of loving souls. No dance ability is necessary – come join the fun!
<< ♥ We are the FIRST Thurs. every month in Santa Monica ♥ >>
:: EVENT DETAILS ::
The Church in Ocean Park (“The Sanctuary”)
~ PARKING is in pay lots between Main St. & Neilson Way ~
~ MAP to event & parking ~
~ Volunteers dance for FREE! Contact: Info@SacredDanceLive.com
:: BRING ::
:: SEE www.SacredDanceLive.com for more info ::
ABOUT: The Human Experience (David Block)
“The Human Experience” is David Block’s project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Listeners experience an irresistibly dance-able symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats.
David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show.
Collaborating with many artists around the world, “The Human Experience” aims to cross cultural barriers through music. His first album “Inaudible Sounds” is a 14 track sonic journey, interweaving psychedelic layers of melody and harmony with organic grooves and international vibes. Also composing and performing live with the Audio/Visual/Dance project “Phadroid, and Seraphim” David is expanding his sounds into the mixed media world.
David is consistently redefining himself as an artist, performer, and human being. Moving and traveling around the world, meeting people from all walks of life and realms of consciousness, David is continually learning, growing, and sharing inspiration with those around him.
“We don’t play music, music plays us” – David Block
TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC: www.TheHumanExperience.Ban
ABOUT: December’s Yoga Teacher GIGI SNYDER
Gigi Snyder teaches a fun, energetic class that is creative yet rooted in tradition. Gigi began practicing yoga at the age of 18 while attending university as a Fine Arts major so that she could increase creativity and reduce stress. Since then she has studied and practiced in the various traditions of Iyengar, Astanga, Vinyasa Flow,Ayerveda, and Raja Yoga. Her inspirations include her teachers, the words of sages, animals, nature, art, time, her injuries, perceived failings and triumphs and the light and love of others. She is truly in love with yoga and dance because of the alchemical experience she feels is created when one connects in the present moment with breath, movement, music and the Earth…She believes that in these moments we are given a bridge to ecstasy, a vehicle to supreme reality and a glimpse of our own divine nature. Gigi teaches public classes and teacher trainings at Yogaworks.www.GigiSnyder.com.
ABOUT: Facilitator/Creatrix EVA CLAY
Eva is the creator of Sacred Dance™, a healing model of expressive movement and producer of Sacred Dance Live. A devout activist, healer, and festival veteran, she believes in creativity as a catalyst for change and elegantly marries the profound with the playful. Eva is also a licensed body-mind psychotherapist.
Sacred Dance™ has evolved from Eva’s love of the body and fascination with peak religious states found in shamanic ceremony and Tantric energy practices. As a facilitator, Eva is masterful at holding a dynamic container where people can lean into the fire of their transformation and invoke joy, healing and release. As the producer of Sacred Dance Live events, she delights in converging diverse communities through music, dance, and ritual.
Sacred Dance Live Video:
The inspiration behind Sacred Dance Live, and more about Eva Clay:
Im am so excited to have a new helper on team “Human Experience”. World, meet, Stephanie. She will be making my life easier 🙂
This is the first selection of songs by William Close and David Block of “The Human Experience”. The 8 song album is a full journey through the sounds of the “Earth Harp”, the worlds largest stringed instrument.
“I recorded over 4 hours of William’s Earth Harp. With the base material I choose my favorite loops to create the full compositions. I also wanted to showcase William’s incredible ability to channel free form music with the Earth Harp so there are 3 compositions which have not been edited at all (except for some post production effects and EQ’s).
We invite you on a sonic adventure through sounds never heard before and hope the vibrations of the Earth Harp open your heart and fill your life with inspiration and love.
It is our sincere pleasure to present to you “Earth Harp Sessions Vol. 1”
Love and Light
David & William
Well friends this is going to be a pretty epic Playa Extravaganza. Lots of fun stuff to share this year. I will be doing several sets as The Human Experience, Phadroid, and Seraphim. Come boogie!!! This is most of what Im doing… allowing for some spontaneity…
10-11 PM – The Janky Barge (art car)
Sunset set followed by Phadroid performance (secret location 🙂 )
12:30 – 2:00 AM – Sacred Spaces (9:45 & E)
8:00- 9:30 AM Post sunrise for the white procession on Abraxsis (art car)
Friday (technically still thurs night if you have been raging it)
1:30 – 1:45 AM – Skinny Kitty (2:45 & D) – Phadroid performance
3:00 – 4:30 AM – Red Lightning (9:30 & E)
Friday Night 8/31
11:00 PM – Fractal Nation (2:00 and E) – Seraphim Performance
1:30 AM – Fractal Nation (2:00 and E) – Phadroid performance
Sunday 9/2 (The Human Experience presents at Fractal Nation ALL DAY from sunrise to sunset)
8:00 – 9:30 AM – Fractal Nation (2:00 and E)
Check out TheUntz.com for all sorts of musical amusingness.
Exploring the realms between downtempo and trip-hop, psychedelia and sensuality, The Human Experience (a.k.a David Block) has been charting new territory with an ear for precision and a feel for the sublime. Delicate classical guitar licks dot his new composition, “Dusted Compass,” which features the ebullient grace of singer Lila Rose. Having released her indie-tronica masterpiece Heart Machine earlier this year, Rose takes a step in a new direction, taking her powerful message to a whole new level. Soaring vocals complement the subtle backbeat, pointing the entire piece towards new grounds and infinite possibilities.
Artwork painted by Justin Totemical. (www.Totemical.com)
April 7th – Denver, CO – “Vaporize” presented by Sculpted Sound. Venue TBA
April 13th – Denver, CO – Android Jones art gallery opening at “Knew Conscious” art gallery (Phadroid performance and Solo performance)
April 14th – Kansas City, MO – opening for the debut of Quixotic’s new performance “One” at the Midland Theater!!!
April 19th – San Francisco, CA – “Bicycle Day” at “Temple SF”
May 4th – Oakland, CA – at the Brava Theater. Featuring performance by Akara LIVE, Solo performance, and Phadroid
May 5th – Mendocino, CA – Event TBA
May 13th – San Francisco, CA – “How Weird Street Faire” performing on “Enchanted Forest” stage
May 17th- May 21st – Pyramid Lake, NV – “Symbiosis Gathering” Solo performance, Phadroid, Seraphim, and a special new treat….
May 24th- May 28th – Silvarado, CA – “Lightning in a Bottle” festival
May 30th – Santa Monica, CA – “Luminous Movement” presents at “Zanzibar”
June 1st – Portland, OR – Beloved Presents “The Muse Revival” feat Phuturprimative and Kaminanda at “Bossanova Ballroom”
June 2nd – Oakland, CA – “HomeBass” presented by Win Win Pro. Venue “The New Parish”
June 7th – June 10th – Green River, Utah – “Desert Rocks” music and arts festival. Solo performance and Phadroid show
June 12th – New York – “City of Hope” fundraiser
June 21st – June 24th – Georgetown, CO – “Sonic Bloom” music and arts festival! solo performance and Phadroid show
June 29th – July 2nd – Mendocino, CA – “Enchanted Forest” gathering
July 4th -July 7th – Berlin, Germany – “Freqs of Nature” festival
July 9th – July 20th – Ventimiglia, Italy – Painting workshop with Amanda Sage, Andrew Gonzalez, Laurence Caruna, and Maura.
July 28th – Aug 4th – Idanha-a-nova, Portugal – “Boom Festival”
Aug 9th – Aug 11th – North Carolina – “Gnarnia Festival”
Aug 10th – Aug 13th – Tidewater, Oregon – “Beloved” sacred music and arts festival
Aug 14th – Mt Shasta, California – Introspective
Aug 16th – Aug 20th – Logon, Ohio – “Rootwire” festival
Aug 27th – Sept 3rd – Black Rock City, Nevada – “Burning Man”
Sept 6th – Nevada City, CA – Burning Man after party at “The Stonehouse”
Sept 14th- Austin, Texas – House Party
Sept 15th – Austin, Texas – At “The Parish” with Kaminanda
Sept 16th – Dallas, Texas – “OneYogaUSA” http://oneyogausa.com/
Sept 19th – Santa Monica, CA – Lu Fam présents at “Zanzibar”
Sept 28th – Birmingham, Alabama – “Aerial Music” with The Earth Harp
Oct 8th – Maui, Hawaii – “Sonic Expansion” yoga experience with Rachel G (LIMITED SPACE SIGN UP NOW!!!)
Oct 13th – Maui, Hawaii – Tasty Pie presents at “Cassanova’s”
Oct 19th – Oct 21st – Simi Valley, California – The Do Lab presents “Rise and Shine” http://riseandshinegathering.com/ CANCELLED!!!
Oct 27th – Seattle, WA – Special sound experience at “DeepBeauty”
Nov 16th – Nov 17th – Pensacola, Florida – “Mahabhuta Yoga Festival” mahabhutayogafestival.com
Nov 18th – San Francisco, CA – “Connexus: A conscious connection dance event at 1015 Folsom”. www.NomadDance.com/connexus
Dec 1st – Portland, OR – “PDX Fusion” presents “Circles”
Dec 13th – Denver, CO – “Elevated Entertainment” at Casselmans http://www.facebook.com/events/456823497696955/
Dec 20th – Dec 22nd – Chichen Itza, Mexico – “Synthesis 2012 gathering” http://synthesis2012.com/
Dec 30th – Atitlan, Guatemala – “Cosmic Convergence” http://www.cosmicconvergence2012.com/