“The study of oneself must go side by side with the study of the fundamental laws of the universe. The laws are the same everywhere and on all planes, yet under different conditions, produce different phenomena. Man is, in the full sense of the term, a ‘miniature universe’; in him are all the matters of which the universe consists; the same forces, the same laws that govern the life of the universe, operate in him; therefore in studying man we can study the whole world, just as studying the world we can study man.”
“But a complete parallel between man and the world can only be drawn if we take ‘man’ in the full sense of the word, that is a man whose inherent powers are developed. An undeveloped man, a man who has not completed the course of his evolution, cannot be taken as a complete picture or plan of the universe—he is an unfinished world.
Spiritual Development Classes
A main purpose of SD Classes is to initiate a process of self-awakening and personal healing attaining the higher level of being. This will be reached through means of shamanic journeys, meditations, Qi-Gong practice and special group exercises as well as theoretical studies. With consistency and perseverance, participants will be able to move from a state of “waking sleep” to the perception of the life as the whole. They will experience pure consciousness and true love, as well as sacredness of their living Presence. The classes are based on ancient wisdom teachings and the method of Berkley Psychic Institute, and will include studies of Gurdieff’s discipline The Fourth Way as well as teachings of native shamanic traditions of Siberia and North America.
SD Classes are divided on three levels: the Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced. The classes will run weekly for 2,5-3 hours for nine weeks each level respectively. Participants will be required to complete all classes of each level before moving to the next level. One absent class would be allowed and reviewed with the teacher. Each level must be prepaid in full before the beginning of classes. Advanced students will be given an opportunity to assist the teacher during group exercises.
Beginners Level: $295
Intermediate Level: $390
Advanced Level: $ 496
Outline for the class #1
1) The Ray of Creation.
2) Shamanic journey to the Absolute
3) Gurdjieff’s “I AM” exercise.
4) A new approach to “stress” from the concept of present moment. How we can stretch the time.
5) The three centers in the concept of unified “I”. Gurdjieff's "The Watcher".
6) Developing the 6th sense: Grounding exercise. Connecting with the Source. The concept of the World Tree.
Instructor: Galina Vladi
Galina Vladi is a shaman, healer, Qi-Gong Master, storyteller and Master Acupuncturist. She is originally from Siberia and received her shamanic initiation in Mongolia. From 2010 through 2013, Galina traveled extensively worldwide with her shamanic work, providing healing for people and the land, sharing her wisdom and telling her stories. Her work is known in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, Mongolia, Siberia, and throughout Europe.