Awakening Presence

The Center for Awakening Presence is dedicated to the inquiry of how to live and grow with joy and compassion in this world of dramatic change and awakening consciousness. Awakening Presence hosts cutting edge educational activities and research in science and nature, art, healing and political and economic awakening.

Upcoming retreats and seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area are organized in collaboration with friends from Damanhur, Federation of Communities.

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Oct. 2013 Events and Retreat

The Center for Awakening Presence is excited to host a series of events this Fall in collaboration with friends from Damanhur, designed to ignite your full presence and creative essence though the exploration of self, energy, cosmos and the nature of time and the universe. Activations of Damanhur’s Selfica spiritual technology create a unique and powerful energy field facilitating inner transformation and opening to deep spiritual knowing.

Participate in one or more of the following events scheduled for October 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area (Click on event titles for details):

Meditation: Connecting with the Muses of Inspiration and Innovation / Healing Sessions (Oct. 1)
Cabro Community, Novato CA

Spirals of Energy: The Ancient Art of Selfica – Book Signing with Esperide Ananas (Oct 4, 7:30 pm)
Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael CA

Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur – Seminar (Oct 5 – 6)
Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael CA

Past Lives and Present Moment – Seminar (Oct. 12 – 13) – register by Sept. 20
Scotts Valley redwood retreat near Santa Cruz CA

Damanhur Full Moon Retreat (Oct. 17 – 20)
Scotts Valley redwood retreat near Santa Cruz CA

Private Selfic Healing Sessions
by appointment

Meditation: Connecting with the Muses of Inspiration and Innovation / Healing Sessions (Oct. 1)

Events with Esperide Ananas

Location: Cabro Community, 1000 Cabro Ridge, Novato, CA 94947

Date: October 1, 2013

1. Prana healing sessions and/or tarot reading ($85/session) 10 am to 5 pm – on the hour

2. Meditation: Connecting with the Muses of Inspiration and Innovation – for personal and global transformation ($20) 7 pm arrival, 7:30-9:30 pm meditation

Contact: faysfreed@gmail.com

Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur (Oct 4, 5 – 6)

Spirals of Energy: The Ancient Art of Selfica – Book Signing with Esperide Ananas: Friday, October 4 (7:30 pm) – free entry

Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur – Seminar: October 5 – 6, 2013 (Sat. 11 am to 6 pm, Sun. noon to 6 pm) – price of seminar $195

Location for both events: Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael, CA 94901

Part of a seminar series: 1. Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur: Oct. 5 – 6
2. Past Lives and Present Moment: Oct. 12 – 13
3. Damanhur Full Moon Retreat: Oct. 17 – 20

Contact Teresa Collins: tc@evolve.org * tel +1 831.334.7331

selfica1On this rare opportunity, join Esperide Ananas, author of the long-awaited book on the spiritual technology of Selfica—in exploring with her this fascinating and mysterious art-science. Selfica is one of the most profound fields of empirical research at Damanhur—an ecological, art-based spiritual community in northern Italy. This technology experimentation was developed and refined for over 40 years, through the teachings of Falco, the late founder of Damanhur. It was known in ancient Egyptian, Etruscan, Celtic and Minoan cultures; and according to myth, Selfica had been widely used in fabled Atlantis.

Selfica is a discipline that allows the transmission of inter-dimensional energies that enhance our health and well-being, heighten sensitivity, and improve mental and physical balance. Selfic energies can be conveyed by metal structures, or by alchemically prepared inks and paints.

sferoselfSelfic devices facilitate contact and communication with information fields that are beyond the 3-D perceptions, stimulating creativity, intuition and synchronistic events.

This two-day seminar offers in-depth theoretical explanation of Selfica, along with experimentation and direct contact with different kinds of Selfic intelligences and devices through guided practices.

This will give participants a unique opportunity to find a channel of communication with these “intelligent” energies, opening to a more articulated understanding of reality, and heart and mind expansion.

stiloselfSelfic structures are all connected to each other, and their field of intelligence provides a connection to the reservoir of spiritual and divine energies of the Temples of Humankind at Damanhur.

Fascinating stories of the effects of Selfica and news of the latest experiments will also be shared.

Quantum Physics opens evolutionary perspectives that are not only mechanistic. Selfica is a magical journey into new dimensions where time, space, emotions and memories take on new characteristics and meaning!

Past Lives and Present Moment (Oct. 12 – 13)

Past Lives and Present Moment: a facet of your soul
as researched by the Oracle of Damanhur

Date: October 12 – 13, 2013 (Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. 10 am to 4 pm)
Registration deadline Sept. 20
, limited to 15 participants

Location: In a beautiful redwood retreat in Scotts Valley, California near Santa Cruz

Price of seminar: $265 (including $100 non-refundable deposit for the research)

Part of a seminar series: 1. Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur: Oct. 5 – 6
2. Past Lives and Present Moment: Oct. 12 – 13
3. Damanhur Full Moon Retreat: Oct. 17 – 20

Contact Teresa Collins: tc@evolve.org * tel +1 831.334.7331

You are invited to discover a whole new dimension of your soul’s journey

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In order to be whole and happy human beings, it is precious to discover the depth of our personal history. Our past lives are present within us—feelings, moods and patterns of our behavior often have their roots deep in other points of time. The insights we gain from previous incarnations can now be melded with our present lives, so that they can take on new meanings.

Damanhur has investigated deeply in this field for almost 40 years, using a unique team research approach, which doesn’t involve hypnosis, nor does it require you to enter into a trance state. Based on the research of a specialist group of The Way of the Oracle, you will be given a key to trace back to a past life, which is of most immediate relevance for your present incarnation.

Esperide Ananas of Damanhur’s Oracle group, will guide you through a process of self-discovery and help you tap into your unconscious memories. Using your senses, art, music and dance, you will start re-activating cellular memory and inherently feel into your gifts, lessons, experiences and challenges with profound appreciation.

Your life will take on new meaning as you immerse yourself in the process:

past lives You are a time being, and your divine essence is not linked to linear time
• You are living contemporaneously in many dimensions
• This lifetime is another chapter in the evolution of your soul and consciousness
• Past life recall is a power that activates a clearer sense of purpose in this life

Not everyone is a “Napoleon” or a “Cleopatra”. You may have an exotic story to discover, or a seemingly humble life. The real treasure lies in gaining a better appreciation of your current situation. Once those hidden experiences are revealed to you, they may prove invaluable for integrating the many facets of your life path.

Hawk's Hill1Please send to esperide@damanhur.it (in order to carry out the research):

• One recent picture of you – face well visible, no sunglasses
• Your full birth name, place and date of birth
• In addition, you can send a less recent picture taken in the last 10-15 years

When you send the above information, you authorize Damanhur to start the research on your behalf. This is a very sacred and meticulous process that requires a month of work. For this reason: We need to receive your picture, information and deposit by September 20th. 

Damanhur Full Moon Retreat (Oct. 17 – 20)

Damanhur Full Moon Retreat: Awakening Consciousness and Creating New Realities

Hawk's HillGuided by Esperide Ananas,
Ambassador of Damanhur and
Member of the Way of the Oracle

Date: October 17 – 20, 2013
(Thurs. 10 am to Sun. 2 pm)

Location: In a beautiful redwood retreat in Scotts Valley, California near Santa Cruz

Price of 4-day retreat: $395 (accommodation/food costs not included – please inquire for accommodation, meals will be potluck in the spirit of community)

Part of a seminar series: 1. Selfica: The Cosmic Science of Damanhur: Oct. 5 – 6
2. Past Lives and Present Moment: Oct. 12 – 13
3. Damanhur Full Moon Retreat: Oct. 17 – 20

Contact Teresa Collins: tc@evolve.org * tel +1 831.334.7331

Explore Damanhur’s vision of the universe, human beings and evolution. Discover unique insights about the nature of time, the mechanism of multiple timelines and why this historical moment we are living in is so crucial for the reawakening of humanity.

In this moment in time, it is essential to fully focus on light, love and our unique gifts in order to bring about a new level of consciousness. Using the possibility of expansion offered by the full moon, we will engage in special meditations and exercises, opening to receiving guidance and insight.

This retreat is a profound, joyful and creative experience, and the impact will also resonate and unfold in the weeks and months following the retreat. Our intention is to reach a state of deep meditation and love, activating an expansion of our individual selves to a greater whole. We will expand into a sense of unity with others and the universe around us, learning from the Selfic intelligences to enhance the perception of oneness while guided by the light of love.

cabinMeditations in the “Selfic  Cabin,” a space defined by the energy of Selfic paintings that are active mandalas. Selfic devices facilitate contact and communication with energetic dimensions and information fields that are different from those in which we are usually immersed, stimulating creativity, intuition and synchronistic events. Damanhur has over 40 years of experimentation in this field of study.

selfica1The Selfic Cabin is also a portal that opens gates to communication with the devas, cosmic and divine forces. Participants will have the opportunity to take full advantage of this portal, using it for meditations, self-healing and dreaming, raising our vibrational fields, and connecting to higher Forces and Intelligences. Selfica, developed through the research and teaching of Oberto Airaudi – known as “Falco” – the late founder of Damanhur, is an ancient art-science, already known and used by many peoples of the past, enhancing well-being, sensitivity, and mental and physical balance.

In connection with the full moon Oracle ritual at Damanhur, the retreat will feature guided meditations that include Damanhurian Sacred Dance, singing and music, and experiencing the transformational effects of an energetically-charged rope spiral.

To move into the light of the future, we will learn how to communicate with the intelligence of the plant kingdom and get to know the Tree Orienting project to recreate an alliance with the Plant World. We will share in Music of the Plants, using a special device created in Damanhur that allows plants to communicate through sound.

selfica2To understand the gift of Damanhur’s 40 years of conscious community, the group will live as a community and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with Esperide Ananas – Italian citizen of Damanhur for 20 years and Setna – a 19 year old born and raised in Damanhur: two different generations of Damanhurians, united by the dream of creating a new world, bridging spirituality and practical actions together.

Private Selfic Healing Sessions

Private Selfic Healing Sessions
with Esperide Ananas from Damanhur

Duration: 50 minutes

Cost of treatment: $80

Contact: esperide@damanhur.it

stiloselfDescription: Each session will include direct experience with a “selfic wand,” one of the most advanced Damanhur selfic healing tool. This ensures a perfectly safe, clear and effective transmission of energy. Selfica is a discipline which allows the concentration and direction of vital and intelligent energies not ordinarily available to the human experience. Esperide has been utilizing these selfic devices to promote healing both within Damanhur and in the United States for almost 15 years.

The first part of the treatment is with Esperide, while in the second half of the session, the person continues to integrate the healing energy while the selfic device completes the treatment. A specific healing music recorded in Damanhur’s Temples of Humankind accompanies each session.

Problems from depression to migraine, allergies to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease to ulcers can all be treated. However it is much more than this. Prana energy is very effective in clearing and aligning the energetic system of the body to make way for the new and powerful energies that are affecting the planet, so that we can concentrate fully on the Light. Even a single treatment can be highly beneficial.

Esperide Ananas graduated from the Damanhur School for Spiritual Healers in 1993, and in 1998 she achieved a second activation in prana healing, specializing in rejuvenation and emotional balancing. She has been working with Selfic healing technology since 1995.

Suggested Resources

Awakening Presence recommends the following resources and readings:

Damanhur web presence
official website
blog stories
facebook
twitter
flickr photos
youtube video

Selfica resources
Sel Et studio for personal and high technology Selfica objects
Orocrea Selfic handcrafted gold and silver jewelry
Niatel Selfic painting gallery

Earth and plant consciousness
Global Tree Network international tree orientation project
Music of the Plants CD of music made by plant consciousness
Exultation sensual stories of communion with the sentience of Earth Spirit published by Roots and Legends

Damanhur books
Damanhur: Temples of Humankind
The Traveler’s Guide to Damanhur
Damanhur: The Story of the Extraordinary Italian Artistic And Spiritual Community
The Book of Synchronicity: The Game of Divination

movie
Dreams of Damanhur