We are honoured to hosts again Gregor Maehle with this new and mind blowing topic! Anyone in the spiritual path, regardless of the tradition followed, would benefit from the profound knowledge, wisdom and experience of such a deep, erudite and wonderful teacher.
In this workshop we explore whether psychoactive substances can be useful supplements, shortcuts or accelerators of spiritual evolution. Beyond a simplistic answer of yes/no and good/bad, Gregor will draw on his extensive research, as well as his personal experimentation with mind-altering plant agents and substances during the late 70’s and early 80’s. His aim is to objectively describe how drugs influence each respective chakra, including their potential usefulness versus spiritual setbacks and dangers.
You will learn about the chakras as evolutionary brain circuitry and how the natural evolution of life, via single-cell organisms, reptiles, mammals and humans, came about through chakra activation. Gregor will also teach meditation techniques designed to activate the various chakras. With long-term spiritual practice we can not only safely and effectively arrive at the same states accessible through psychedelics, but they can also be used to integrate both negative and positive drug experiences.
The workshop will culminate in a complete map of transformative and mystical states, including their potential accessibility through psychedelics versus traditional yogic methods.
Have you ever wondered how the feeling of pure love for another is connected to divine love? Have you ever asked yourself how the experience of pure consciousness is connected to that of an indigenous shaman? Have you ever been confused by the fact that the spiritual experiences of a Buddha, a Jesus, a Krishna or a Moses led to such different traditions? Do you wonder why the spirituality of these religious leaders seems so different from the Earth-based spirituality of indigenous people? In this workshop you will also learn how natural and spiritual evolution are interlinked and how experiences of divine revelation, cosmic consciousness and shamanistic trances are connected.
Gregor is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and author, dedicated to codifying and personally ‘road-testing’ the traditional yoga practices for our benefit and for the benefit of mankind. Gregor is offering an authentic yogic insight, that is in real danger of being lost, as yoga becomes more and more commercialised.
Gregor began his yogic practices forty years ago. In the mid-1980s he commenced annual travels to India, where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters, traditional Indian sadhus and ascetics.
Gregor was authorised to teach Ashtanga vinyasa yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then he has branched out into researching the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of yoga. He gained his anatomical knowledge through a Health Practitioner degree and has also studied History, Philosophy and Comparative Religion at various universities.
Gregor studied scripture and the higher limbs of Yoga with B.N.S. Iyengar, a student of T. Krishnamacharya, and Sanskrit under Professor Narayanachar and Dr. Chandrasekhar. He lived for several years as a recluse, studying Sanskrit, yogic scripture, and practising yogic techniques. Together with his wife, Monica Gauci, in 1996 he founded ‘8 Limbs’ in Perth, Australia.
Gregor’s internationally acclaimed textbook series consists of:
Gregor’s books have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into seven foreign languages so far. Further volumes are in progress. Gregor Maehle has been teaching in many countries, interviewed by numerous yoga magazines and podcasts.
Today Gregor teaches an anatomically sophisticated interpretation of traditional vinyasa yoga, integrated into the practice of the higher limbs of yoga in the spirit of Patanjali and T. Krishnamacharya. His zany sense of humour, his manifold personal experiences, and his vast and deep knowledge of scripture, Indian philosophies and yogic techniques – combine to make his teachings applicable, relevant and easily accessible to all his students.
You can find many podcasts with Gregor as well. Just a few links here:
The investment is £58 for the recordings for 30 days.
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