Episode 53: Trance Dancing with Demons

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Shannon Deets about her dissertation on trance dancing and altered states of consciousness.

“People can have a religious HOME while being spiritually HOMELESS.”

RANT:
The Dark Knight Shooting – Learn to sit with yourself

MOMENT OF ZEN:
The Story of the Golden Buddha

THE SHOW:
Trance Dancing – Reaching altered states of consciousness through movement
Shannon’s experience with Trance Dancing
What’s an altered state of consciousness?
Art as an altered state of consciousness
Scientific V.S. Spiritual
Qualitative Research: “What is the essence of Trance Dancing?”
The Community of Trance Dancers
The act of giving
A greater self: revealing the Golden Buddha
Drugs as an introduction to altering consciousness
The Ghost Dance, The Whirling Dervishes, Music Festivals, et al.
Trance as a normal part of life: driving, video games, daydreaming
Humans as spiritual beings
Filling a spiritual void– How do you choose to fill it?
Joseph Campbell > Temple – Politics – Corporations
Ascension and Connection
Shannon is a counselor on her way to becoming a psychologist
The white man don’t know!!!
Letting go of the ego
Working on demons through dance – touching the darkness in your soul
Shameless Plug for Participants: Email sld-lpc@live.com

RECCOMMENDATIONS:
Trance Dancing…obviously
Dance Your Soul
The WaterFest
Peter Brook’s Meetings With Remarkable Men
 
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