FEEDING THE SOUL 2015, the FIRST TRANSPERSONAL FESTIVAL of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS) will take place in Milan, Italy, the city of EXPO 2015, from the 18th to the 21st of June.
The Festival is organized by Om Association for Transpersonal Medicine and Psychology, in partnership with Centro d’Ompio (Italy) and it is co-sponsored by the Integral Transpersonal Institute of Milan, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), Ubiquity University (U.S.), and “EXPO in Città”.
With this event, we aim to come together as a community of diversity, a community that transcends differences and unites through deep dialogue with others and with nature by including puer and senex, heart and mind, spirit and matter, the young and the elders, women, men, and children—our future generations.
The Festival Venues will be located in Milan City (TBA) and in Centro D’Ompio. The main Festival Venue and Accommodation will be located at Centro D’Ompio, Pettenasco, Italy, an international seminar center and hotel (www.ompio.org).
Change the World or Die trying? Ready to be the Antidote?
My 25 years old son’s mood message on Skype is: “Change the world or die trying.” The world seems to be waiting for something. Humankind is in trouble. The times they are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan sang. Could the Integral and Transpersonal culture, as Jim Garrison says, “be the antidote ” to the troubles of this world?
As Ervin Lázsló suggested, don’t make war, don’t kill anyone, don’t destroy the planet, instead give us tools and experience to be in contact with our true Self. Transpersonal Psychology possesses the vision, the cartography, the literacy and technologies to navigate through the territories of consciousness.
With the First Transpersonal Festival, we wish to mobilize any reality that aims to promote the transpersonal action worldwide. We want to look into each other’s eyes and dare to say: “I see you, my friend! You touch my soul, your actions make my heart beat; your words light the fire of my soul. Only together we have the chance to make the world a better place, and start a new era that we like to call the New Renaissance: the Transpersonal culture of sharing, arts, teaching, learning, talking, communicating, creating, living and loving.
Join the Festival!
With Feeding the Soul Transpersonal Festival we want to present and celebrate the multiplicity of the manifestations of the true Self. Professors of Transpersonal Psychology and academics across all disciplines, professionals, students, artists, musicians and performers from around the world, of all ages, we invite you to join us with your heart in your hands (as we say in Milan).
Based on a culture of sharing, please give up your keynote presentation ex cathedra, leave your PowerPoint at home, but bring your experience, tell us your histories and stories, and let us open our souls to each other. We call to this circle all generations: little ones, youngsters, sons and daughters, grandchildren, and students of life. Come and present yourself, your dream, your needs, your fears, your skills, your passion, your insights, and your creativity.
What comes into my mind is the so-called rainbow family who meet twice a year for an entire cycle of the moon, living in nature without any comfort, technologies, devices, or drugs. Instead they gather to share their knowledge and experience of life for free; or the 40,000 young people who attended the Boom Festival in Portugal last August. Let us come together with such an intention to gather, share, and create change. We are waiting for you, each of you counts!