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A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS

FEBRUARY 28, 2009

In This Issue
A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS
CHANTING IN PARIS
KIRTAN IN WATERLOO
BHADRA COLLECTIVE
CELIA FENN
CHANT CLUB
FUTURE BHADRA GIGS
Quick Links

Quote of the Month
"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe."
- physicist, David Bohm

GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS

Wow! The Bhadra Collective had a great time on Feb. 15 at the Trane. It was packed and the dance floor was hopping from the first song. We're there again on March 15 - come on out and join the fun. See details below.

The event with David Hickey was also a blast. We'll be performing with him again up at his property, Crystal Acres, near Owen Sound on July 11. A concert in the moonlight. Stay tuned for more details - that promises to be a very special event.

Also, in this newsletter there is an article called A System of Systems, talking about the holographic nature of reality. As above, so below.

If you'd like to access past newsletters containing the ongoing articles on the Physics of Mysticism,  Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website,  whyislife.com

Peace and love, Dennis.

A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS
by Dennis Gaumond

In the last newsletter we touched on the notion that all aspects of reality can be thought of as manifestations of energy. These aspects are organized into different 'systems' - a system being defined as 'a whole consisting of an assemblage of parts'. Thus reality can be referred to as a 'system of systems'. This concept is represented by the sacred geometrical symbol known as the 'Flower of Life', and by the famous Hermetic quip, "As above, so below". The universe is a large system made up of smaller systems, which in turn contain smaller systems, and so on. These sub-systems are like holograms of the larger systems, that is, they are organized in a similar way and have similar characteristics. This 'system of systems' applies to all forms of energy, to both physical and non-physical manifestations.

In the physical, material realm we can think of a particle as a very small system. Several particles together form a larger system - the atom, and several atoms together form a molecule. Several molecules combined in just the right way form a larger system, the living cell, which combine in various ways to form organs, bones and other systems. The human body in its entirety is a system which, in combination with other bodies, make other systems such as communities, nations, races, etc. These sub-systems in turn come together to form the greater system that is all of humanity. In terms of cosmic bodies, we can see that a planet is a system and that several of them form a solar system. Many solar systems make up a galaxy and many galaxies make up the physical universe.

The non-physical universe also exists in this 'holographic' way. Consciousness exists as systems within systems. One could say that every living cell has a type of consciousness, as do each of the organs. They go about their business without needing conscious 'orders from headquarters'. The consciousness of each of these levels is separate, but it also is a part of the consciousness of the greater system, in this case, the entire individual human being. Our individual human consciousness is part of the collective human consciousness, which in turn is part of a still larger collective. The various levels, the many systems with their separate 'consciousnesses', exist as individuals but also as parts within a greater whole. They are completely interrelated and interdependent. The total of all expressions and manifestations of energy, the sum of all consciousness is the unity, the oneness that we could refer to as God.

It is interesting to note that almost all cultures at one time worshipped the sun, the moon or other cosmic bodies. They valued the sun's ability to warm and nourish us, but further to this, there was a recognition that the sun corresponds to a consciousness, the consciousness of the solar system. This greater consciousness, this 'god', presides over and contains our individual and collective consciousness. We are a part of it. Other cosmic bodies, other 'gods', have also interacted with us. We are a part of many levels of consciousness.

Many cultures over the ages have referred in some way to the various levels of consciousness, sometimes as pantheons of gods and spirits, sometimes as a hierarchy of angels. These angelic realms are larger systems, greater levels of consciousness that contain the smaller levels. The sum total of all of these angelic realms is the Source, the Creator, God.

(In the next newsletter we will talk about these angelic realms.)


CHANTING IN PARIS
(Paris Ontario that is)
With Dennis Gaumond

 
The healing power of chanting has been known to many cultures throughout history and there are chants from all around the globe that have been used for thousands of years. The vibratory quality of certain syllables and sounds, combined with repetition, melody, rhythm and a united intent, can have a very beneficial effect on a group of chanters. The larger the number of participants, the more potent the effect.Chanting is a powerful tool for relaxation, body-mind healing and spiritual self-discovery - a great way to open the heart. You don't need to be a good singer or to have past experience - it's easy. Lyric sheets will be provided.
 
When: Saturday, March 7, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. 
Where: Five Oakes Centre, Main bldg.
1 Bethel Rd.   Paris, On.  
519 442-3212                                          
Directions: Hwy 403 W. to Rest Acres Rd., go south and make the first left on Bethel Rd., follow the signs.

Cost: $15
(This event is part of a weekend-long yoga retreat called 'Planting Seeds of Spring Yoga', March 6 - 8th. The chant event is open to everyone, not just those attending the retreat.)
For more information about the retreat or to register for the chant, please contact Kathleen Gordon: (519)753-5249 or Kathleen.yoga@rogers.com

 

THE COMMUNITY OF HEARTS YOGA STUDIO PRESENTS:
A KIRTAN
with Dennis Gaumond
Friday, March 27,  7 PM

WHERE:  The Community of Hearts Yoga Studio

826 King St. N., Unit 21

To register call Joan Schaner at 519.880.9339 or email shraddha.jschaner@sympatico.ca

The Bhadra Collective in Toronto

Sunday,
March 15.


with special guests:

Gary Diggins - trumpet, flugelhorn, didgeridoo, hang
Pam Gerrand- vocals


WHERE:  The Trane -
964 Bathurst St. - a funky nightclub on Bathurst, north of Bloor.
Listen to audio-samples from the cd,
'Soon Come Shekinah' at
 bhadra.ca
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEOS BY CLICKING HERE:
VIDEO # 1
VIDEO # 2
CELIA FENN FEATURES THE BHADRA COLLECTIVE

Internationally renowned channel and teacher, Celia Fenn, is based in South Africa. She has featured the Bhadra Collective in her website.
Click Here: www.starchild.com

GUELPH CHANT CLUB
 

DATE                                             CITY                                        VENUE               ______________________________________________________________________
WED., MARCH 4, 09                  Guelph,                              Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm                        Ontaro                   

The Unitarian Church is on the corner of

Harris and York Streets in Guelph.

For more Detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.com

SUGGESTED DONATION - $10
FUTURE BHADRA COLLECTIVE EVENTS:
- April 11 in London at the London Music Club
- May 9th in Hamilton at the Pearl Company
- May 30th in Guelph at War Memorial Hall




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