OPEN LECTURE PILGRIMAGE

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Open Lectures provide a space, time and setting for presentation, listening and sharing. Open Lectures encourage you to initiate your own learning, research and experimentation; sharing your ‘complete’ or ‘incomplete’ lectures, listening to others or inviting others to speak and share their knowledge

PILGRIMAGE

3rd november 2013 at ANATUMS ABODE

when the eyes hit the horizon to trace the line that marks this hemisphear your mind fixates to finally release

Replying to the needs that have not only clarified verbaly but through own experience this very lecture will be dedicated to pilgrimage, activities in the nature and follow ups rooted in the inevitable diy – considering we are travelling freely and as any journey goes occurances touch the inexpected no matter what ambition stood in the first place

travel experiences, deep learning and its transmission
deriving from wanderlust – call of the soul- personal accounts

unison discussed in relation to nature, energy and momentum – creativity channeled into accounts of unexpected spots of pilgrimage as well as publicly acclaimed gathering places attracting many

in the creative sense we will discuss methods of initiation along ways of representation of a shared experience

with

NISSA NISHIKAWA http://www.nissa-nishikawa.com/

sharing visual material and personal insights of her pilgrimage to sites along the energetic tracks of london

LLEW WATKINS holy sites, its rites and history from a personal pilgrimage in india

ANASTASIA FREYGANG in quest for visual meditation 2 video works of personal observations whilst travelling alone

EGLISE SAINT SERGE, PARIS

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canal de l ourq reaching north
for the bonlieu to come

below la petit ceinture, the track that was
traverse the river
towards buttes chaumont along rue de crimeé
no 93
through gates, on cobblestones, some steps to reach
a fortress of a wooden wonder stands in its height
its standing still

surrounded by houses, by gardens

small and delicate and rich

you are to enter below its carvings
into a single hall of width and depth
candles and all voices melting into calm

lean your forehead on the icon
kiss its surface
choose your rhyme – light a candle for the beloved , for their protection
let go for it and give it time

   www.saint-serge.net

 

wear a headscarf for the entry and a skirt prolongued -for female
and for everyone, your hands exposed at all times inside, no hats

MERKINES PYRAMID, LITHUANIA

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In the midst of subtle landscapes there dwells a tie long forgotten. A link that has been there all along, buried by the sands of time, only to be rediscovered to re-establish. Existing in a timeless time, a fairyland not so distant from what we call civilization – shaped by nature, reinforced by man. The beauty comes from this balance and it is not simply an aesthetic beauty, but the kind that dwells on much deeper levels.

Frequented by many, some skeptic, others coming with a strong belief, the beacon of Merkines Pyramid’s dome draws them closer. Be it curiosity or an internal search, it is quite impossible to remain indifferent when one arrives to the site. A feeling of calmness and homeliness gently floods the being.
 

First the sight of the dome greets the traveler along with three crosses standing tall. Next to the dome there stands a beautiful wooden house – its doors always open during the day.
The architect and author of the construct lives there and he welcomes everyone with humbleness and kindness. He happily shares the instructions on how one should proceed through the ritual of entering the pyramid but does not go into much detail, cleverly leaving the travellers to experience the magic for themselves. He is also more interested in hearing the peoples stories than speaking about his own. The ageless seeming carer cheerfully invites the visitors for tea after they undergo the entire process. By all means one feels welcomed.
It is impossible to describe the experience that is undergone inside but the benefits are many. And some of them are felt immediately but the subtler changes are experienced in the following days. The place has already been attributed with a reputation of a miracle ground where disabled people start walking and various ills, both physical and mental, are reduced and possibly completely cleared after several visits. People from all over the world are drawn to this place – of various nationalities, religions and beliefs. All of them seem to find something that they are looking for inside.
And although the experience seems to be very subtle, sometimes intense, quite personal and metaphysical – one curious phenomena is worth mentioning. Due to the structure of the dome and the pyramid unexpected audio-sensory fluctuations take place. The whole structure seems to resonate if one starts chanting or singing, creating a beautiful vibration that engulfs the being. Those practising these verbal forms can greatly increase their experience through experimenting with their vocal vibes.
Truly a holy place of power, the Merkines Pyramid awaits for pilgrims that are willing to submerge in its beauty.
Explored and witnessed by Lee Fukke