|We Need a Miracle!
|February 26, 2008
GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS
First of all, thank you to those of you that attended 'One - the Event' in Port Hope on February 8th. It was a big success and a great time was had by all.
The Bhadra Collective is an ensemble of singers and musicians celebrating the return of goddess energies to the planet with a new brand of danceable chant music. We will be launching our new CD at two big events, the first at the River Run Centre in Guelph on May 1st. The secong will be in Toronto at the Music Gallery on May 12, as part of the Aleila Festival. Please see more details below.
I hope nobody came out to the Guelph Chant Club on Feb. 6 only to find the doors locked. The weather was brutal that night and we had to cancel. In the future, if the weather is questionable, please call to see whether there's a cancellation.
In this newsletter we will wrap up our ongoing essay on magic. (By the way, all previous newsletters are available on the 'newsletter' page at my website - whyislife.com
Peace and love, Dennis.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
- conclusion -
by Dennis Gaumond
Over the past several newsletters we
have covered a lot of ground as we learned about this mysterious thing called
magic. When we talk about magic, we're really talking about the same phenomenon
as karma, the law of attraction, dowsing or divining and other similar
concepts. Throughout the ages it has continually been re-invented, described in
different terms and renamed. In one way or another these concepts all refer to
the same thing - the power of consciousness. Mystical teachings over the
millennia have told us that this divine power is something that we all possess.
We've learned about different methods
that have been employed to harness this power over the ages, and that most of
these methods had certain things in common. All the skills that we've practiced
while praying and meditating - the ability to focus, visualize and remain lucid
- can now be seen as skills that are crucial to the effective use of our
We've seen that this idea was much
better understood and accepted in the past and that certain powerful groups
have suppressed and even outlawed this knowledge. The practice of activities
based on this knowledge was frowned upon and often it was punishable by death.
We were taught to feel like powerless victims of circumstance. We were filled
with fear and manipulated by power groups who had a very imbalanced
understanding of what true power actually was. If that feels familiar,
it should, because the same thing is happening in the modern era. We are
continually being presented with some new form of 'bogie-man', whether it's the
cold war, terrorism, new diseases, etc. Fearful people are much easier to
Humanity's awareness of its own
innate power has ebbed and flowed over the course of human history. We've
learned in this essay that this awareness is making a big comeback these days,
both at a grass-roots level and at the level of science. And thank God for
that. We could really use this awareness now, as we face so many problems here
on Earth. Global warming, war, poverty, pollution - the list is long. These are
problems that we have brought upon ourselves, either by contributing to them
directly or by allowing them to be perpetrated. Whether by commission or
omission, the underlying problem is an ignorance of our true nature. The
problems that we face are dire. I believe that the planet is like a car speeding
toward a brick wall. Even if we slam on the brakes right now, we're probably
still going to hit that wall. What we need now is a miracle!
I truly believe that humanity is entering a crucial time of change. We
are being invited, in a big way, to embrace our divine nature, to accept the
power and responsibility that come with it. We are understanding to a greater
and greater degree that we are all the same - we are one - cut from the same
fabric. As this new belief system takes hold and grows, it will replace the old
one - the old paradigm that limits our perspective and renders us weak. When
this happens, the power that we possess will become unstoppable. There is
nothing that we can't achieve, no problem that we can't solve. We are
magicians! We can perform miracles!
CHANT CLUBSGUELPH CHANT CLUB
WED., MARCH 5/08
Guelph, Guelph Unitarian
7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro Chant Club
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.
For more Detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.ca
WATERLOO CHANT CLUBDATE
FRIDAY, MARCH 21/08 Waterloo, Waterloo The Community of Hearts
7:30 to 9 pm Ontario Chant Club Yoga Studio
This is an Equinox Chant - the energies that day will be such that the power of any clear intention will be much greater. The collective power of our chant this evening will be huge.
826 King St. N., Unit 21 across from the Waterloo Stockyards, close to St. Jacobs
(north on Conestoga Pkwy, exit at Rr - 15, turn left onto King St.) COST: $15
For better directions or more info call Joan Schaner at
I recently received some interesting reviews of my book, 'Why Is Life?' If you'd like to read them, please go to this site, click on the 'cosmic archive' link and then to the Jan., 2008 link: cosmicbookreviews.com
Why Is Life? is now available as an e-book
for a reduced price.
To purchase or preview Why Is Life?,
please go to: e-book download
SACRED SOUND WORKSHOP
The Power of Consciousness
with dennis gaumond
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd, from 1:00 TO 5:30 PM
THE LOTUS CENTRE
140 ANN ST., LONDON, ON.
The ancients have always known
about the magic of Sacred Sound - that it is a powerful healing device. They've
also known that it is a very effective way to develop the power of
consciousness. This workshop will teach us how to use sound to amplify and
accelerate the vibrations of our intentions, to effectively attract more of
what we desire and less of what we don't desire.
Learn how to use mantras to change your
mindset and attract your desires.
Experience the healing power of chanting and overtone
Allow the sound of the crystal bowls to soothe
and transform you.
Learn to use all of these 'sound tools' to enhance your
Share your open heart in a respectful, loving space.
Please bring a water bottle
The cost for this workshop is just $50.00
Register at The Lotus Centre or
by phone with Visa or
MasterCard - 519
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
an interactive, multi-media concert
'Return of the Goddess'
Chant music, world-beat grooves, exotic instruments, trance-dance.
An 8-piece band, with special musical guest:
Gary Diggins - didjeridoo, fluglehorn, trumpet
Featuring dance performances by Special performances by Gina Tome and Monk Mann.
Ishra and the Invoke-tress Dance Theatre
May 1, 8PM
- the River Run Centre - Co-operators Hall, 35 Woolich St., Guelph, ON www.riverrun.ca
Tickets - $22 Available at the River Run Box Office - 519 763-3000 or toll free 877 520-2408
Tickets also available at: bhadra tickets
May 16, 8PM
- The Music Gallery, 197 John St., Downtown Toronto, ON www.musicgallery.org
Tickets - $18 Available at bhadra tickets