with Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson in Southern Vermont

Our Affiliation with the Center for Process Studies

by Elizabeth on October 12, 2019

Dreamshadow is now an Affiliated Program as part of the Center for Process Studies’ Process Phenomenology Project. “Experience is fundamental to reality. As Alfred North Whitehead wrote, the “final real things of which the world is made up….are drops of experience, complex and interdependent.” The Process Phenomenology Project focuses on research and programming pertaining to the nature of experience. This involves a wide range of themes, including transpersonal psychology, psychedelics, philosophy of mind, and more.”

The Center for Process Studies is a research center of Claremont School of Theology, in affiliation with Claremont Graduate University. CPS seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought.


Can Exceptional Experience Save the World?

by Elizabeth on July 30, 2019

Conference Participants, Claremont School of Theology, March 2019


How can insights from process philosophy and transpersonal psychology be applied to create a more sustainable, just, and humane civilization for future generations? In the context of the deepening global crisis, the Center for Process Studies recently convened a small, interdisciplinary group at the Claremont School of Theology to focus on this urgent issue. The goal of the “Exceptional Experience” Conference, held March 21-24, 2019, was to examine ways in which Whitehead’s metaphysics can be applied to foster ecological intelligence. Twenty-six participants with a variety of perspectives gathered to build community, brainstorm, and identify opportunities for change and adaptation.

Read the full conference summary here: Conference Summary, Process Perspectives.

Five Years of Breath

May 24, 2019

We thank Sophie for permission to share these images. Here is how she describes them: “A slideshow I made of the mandalas I drew after each of my Holotropic Breathwork sessions. Each experience was powerful, and seeing them together is as well.”

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Introductory Talk, Five-Day Retreat “Overview and Integration of Exceptional Experience”

November 17, 2018

We are all involved in a cooperative weaving of our histories. The universe comes to be as a harmony of our individual creations. Lenny Gibson, November 14, 2018

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Breathwork in Burlington, Vermont, with Kyle Buller and friends

July 24, 2018

Upcoming event in Burlington, Vermont, with Kyle Buller and friends, check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/423808331466897/

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March 1, 2018

“As soon as high consciousness is reached, the enjoyment of existence is entwined with pain, frustration, loss, tragedy. Amid the passing of so much beauty, so much heroism, so much daring, Peace is then the intuition of permanence. It keeps vivid the sensitiveness to the tragedy; and it sees the fineness beyond the faded level […]

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Going Home

February 11, 2018

A favorite poem of ours, Ithaka – the journey: Ithaka, by Constantine Cavafy As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon – don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find the things like that on your way as long as […]

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Dreams and Breathwork

November 19, 2017

Dreamwork can be a great complement of breathwork, and vice versa. This book by dream cartographers Tom Verner and Stephen Larsen is a wonderful resource, based on decades of their work with dream groups. See especially the discussion of dream contents in terms of Grof’s perinatal matrices, page 41: Psychiatrist Stanislav Grof posits that our […]

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International Transpersonal Conference, September 2017

October 24, 2017

Roland Leonard Gibson,  http://www.itcprague2017.org/speakers/roland-leonard-gibson Track: New Horizons in Science and Cosmology The Origins and Future of Holistic Cosmology Western philosophy has origins in the spiritual technologies of ancient Greek mystery religions. The ecstatic, psychedelic ritual of the Eleusinian Mysteries promoted an experience of death and rebirth that inspired dramatic insight into the nature of things by […]

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Back to the Source

October 20, 2017

When preparing for a workshop, I find it helpful to refer to the Grof’s book “Holotropic Breathwork,” always good to go back to the source after all these years! Highly recommended for anyone interesting in hosting breathwork events, or anyone who just wants to learn more about this amazing technology of the sacred. This book combines […]

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