- Sat 15th Dec 2018, 11am – 5pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Greenhouse, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
- Facebook event
This workshop is a return to primal sound, a clearing of your vessel as a channel for the divine.
We start by creating a fertile ground and safe container;
a series of vocal exercises and techniques that
As the body shakes off tension and uncloaks stress,
we discover the moment ripens to embark on a ritual:
Vocalising your shadow, entering into trance states
the veil between this world and the next begins to thin....
As the journey deepens we open to the possibility of encountering archetypal energies,
spirits, and beyond.
Ancestral voices and ancient beings that have been used throughout time to assist those who dare to tap into other worlds and the collective mind.
What is needed may not what is considered beautiful,
it may be discordant and difficult to listen to.
The disjointed, atonal.
The wail, howl and scream
Sometimes these sounds are those with most power.
Sometimes these sounds are what the heart most calls out for.
Sometimes these are woven into music, into song
and a genuine encounter with your soul
and transmutation of your world.
About your facilitator, Bethan Lloyd
From Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge to living with the Pataxo indigenous tribe in Brazil, Bethan has been exploring the channeling of voice on and off stage since her childhood in Wales.
Her work is inspired by her native tradition, where the bards and druids would go into 'Awen', a trance that allowed them to connect to the other world and bring back knowledge for the benefit of their people. Her exploration has included training as a classical singer and learning with both shamans, masters, and the wordless ancient teachings of the natural world. Her most recent retreat was a month in solitude with only her voice overlooking the sacred Island Ynys Enlli.
She has worked as a composer, television presenter and performer, and is currently involved in 3 projects, Solo : Bruxa Cosa and two duos Ystlum Gwyn and Ugly Object.
“Often I am asked to allow those I am with to simply listen, and experience. Within this context I am able to work with the energy of those sitting with me and allow sound to come through which can have healing value to the participants in the ritual.
People may react with tears, or states of trance, and often reporting a lifting of the weight they had carried into the room. This is a practice I have developed since childhood. I have found the experience to be too palpable to either deny or ignore.
This is my invitation for you to join me on this journey. ”
10% of proceeds will go to support MST: an organisation supporting indigenous rights to land in Brazil: http://www.mst.org.br/