Sacred Geometry, Mandala and Consciousness - GTT module with Geoff Fitzpatrick, 20 - 25 November 2018, Peace Castle Schlaining

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To give you a taste what we will explore during this module....

When we actually construct sacred patterns in a meditative way, we begin to embody qualities of the creative principle behind them. We learn to resonate with these underlying patterns and come into alignment with the sacred mandala of the self, the inner intelligence always moving us toward wholeness. In addition to Holotropic Breathwork, meditation, dance, ritual, and music journeys, you will: create your own sand mandalas with the tools and techniques developed by Tibetan Buddhist monks; learn about a 'Grand Pattern' underlying all of existence, from the shape of our DNA to the movements of the planets and the form of the galaxy; experience how sacred geometry can be harnessed to open a pathway between your everyday awareness and the deeper, hidden aspects of your being, as well as between your truest self and the world; experience the archetypal ritual of creation, impermanence, and destruction used by Tibet and other cultures for thousands of years; come into alignment with a pattern of order that binds all of reality together in the most beautiful tapestry imaginable.

An article on the benefits and beauty of mandala work can be found here: Exploring inside on the outside - my journey with Mandalas by Geoff Fitzpatrick.

Lecturer Information

Geoff Fitzpatrick

Geoff Fitzpatrick B.A. has studied psychology in Trinity College Dublin, and is a Graduate of the Milltown Institute of Theology where he studied spiritual enrichment. He has an active interest in modern consciousness research. He has been constructing mandalas for 10 years and is driven to promote the transformative potential of these sacred circles.

"I have two great passions, one is the exploration of consciousness the other is the construction of mandalas. In effect these are two sides of the same coin. The first time I saw a mandala was about 25 years ago. A group of Tibetan Monks came to Trinity College Dublin. They spent a week creating a magnificent Kalachakra sand mandala. I was mesmerised by the experience, the colours, the shapes and the sound of the chak purs are as vivid in my memory today as they were all that time ago. It was eight years later in that very same university whilst studying psychology I came across mandalas for a second time. I studied the work of Carl Jung and Stanislav Grof both of whom saw the mandala as a powerful psychotherapeutic tool. The depths of the psyche that I touch when constructing mandalas are similar in tonality to those from breathwork. I have borrowed heavily from the map of consciousness drafted by Stan Grof to navigate my way through the experiences activated whilst constructing mandalas.

But the greatest teachers for me have been the shapes themselves - The geometric symbols that date
back into our prehistory and their origins dwell in the very fabric of what creates the universe itself. Nothing has exposed me to more mystery or opened me to greater depths of inner experience than working with these symbols. The sum total of my seeking, the knowledge gleaned from the courses, workshops of all kinds, powerful peak experiences and exposure to enlightened teachers can be distilled down to one very simple thing.......I believe there is a greater wisdom available to us at all times. The thing is, this higher wisdom is easier to experience than it is to explain."

 

Venue name

Peace Castle Schlaining

Facilitators

Jean Farrell

GTT facilitator and trainerBorn in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National ...

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Holly Harman

Holly has a first degree in Psychology and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. She worked in clinical and senior leadership roles in acute mental health settings in the National Health Service for 20 years and now work as an independent consultant in both the public and private sectors. Holly certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator in 2011 and since that time has been offering workshops in the UK through HolotropicUK. Since 2011 she has also been  travelling far and wide to ...

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Thomas Liska

Thomas Liska is GTT staff member and founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy. He also holds an academic degrees in counseling, ...

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Sonja Busch

Sonja works as supervisor supporting professionals in the psychosocial field. Specialized in trauma supervision she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries. Furthermore, she supports individuals through coaching and body therapy.  Her academic background includes a master in political science and sociology as well as in clinical supervision, coaching and organizational development. She ...

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Location

Rochusplatz 1 A-7461 Stadtschlaining Austria

Rochusplatz 1

A-7461 Stadtschlaining

Austria