Shamanic Dreaming, The Colors of Tea, Freqs Of Nature

NOMAD is open on Wednesday to Sunday, from 21:00 till 00:00, on the weekends – till the party goes on. Our address: Mahlower Str. 32, 12049 Berlin – Neukölln. U8 Boddinstraße.

July 8 (Wednesday), 21:00


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TALK by: Joanne Richardson

ENTRY fee: donation.

“Deep down, we all share the same dreams.”

Our ordinary, everyday reality seems inhabited by zombies. And the secret wisdom of all zombie films is – they are us! We sleepwalk through life, defined by unconscious patterns of conditioning, choices made without freedom or awareness, and false identities imposed by the “consensus trance” of the profane world.

Dreaming is about waking up from sleepwalking – to a different, non-ordinary reality, in which thoughts communicate with each other like filaments of light, bodies morph and become animal, plant and mineral, and humans soar on the wings of eagles to pluck sacred symbols from the clouds. Australian aborigines describe this non-ordinary reality as dreamtime. In the Mohawk language, a shaman is called dreamer, or ratetshents. The original Siberian word “šamán” means one who is lifted up in ecstatic trance to receive the gift of gnosis. Gnosis has a double aspect: attaining inner sovereignty by recognizing and integrating one’s shadows, and a direct download of cosmic consciousness. Various traditions may use different external rituals to get there, but these are all secondary; the essence of shamanism is the dream journey.

► What’s behind the similarities among “primitive” shamanic traditions across the globe and the esoteric mystery schools of modern Europe?
► Can shamanism be transplanted into our own urban context, or is there an unbridgeable gap between indigenous and neo-shamanic practices?
► What are the techniques for entering shamanic trance and the significance of attaining a theta brainwave or hypnogogic state?
► How can we make sense of the controversies surrounding the use of entheogens vs. self-induced trance?
► How can the ephemeral visions of trance journeys be incorporated into daily life?

The talk will spiral around these general questions, give an overview of my own practices, and introduce 2 workshops focusing on shamanic journeying (self-induced and ayahuasca).

Joanne Richardson is a philosopher and dreamer, practicing and teaching others the alchemy of inner sovereignty.

Documentary: THE COLORS OF TEA – Modern Marocco through Music
July 9 (Thursday), 21:00


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FILM: The Colors of Tea (Les Couleurs du Thé, 2008)
LANGUAGE: french with english subtitles.

ENTRY fee: donation.

This documentary by Toni Polo explores modern Morocco through the music that is played by the young generation.

The Atlas, the Atlantic, the Sahara … Morocco is a country where the meeting of different cultures has created a huge wealth of rhythms and melodies, which, when mixed with sounds from across the world, create a fusion of West and East, of North and South, demonstrating the pure essence of this mystic land. The port of the Mediterranean, the passing point between Africa and Europe … Morocco is a land where many ethnicities and cultures have left their footprints.

July 10-12 (Friday-Sunday)


Time for art and music in the nature :)
Nomad will be closed this weekend, see you on the festival’s dancefloor!


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