Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Art of Self-Portraiture by Anna Gay,Amazing new photography ebook!

The Art of Self-Portraiture by Anna Gay, Anna Gay's 365 Days

                                                                                           (Photo © Anna Gay.All rights reserved)

Many of us have taken our own photo with our cameras or cellphones and there have been a few that have made it a point to take a photo a day to post on Flickr or similar sites.
Photographer Anna Gay took a step up to photograph herself every day for a year with amazing results.These aren't the staid photos that are the predictable output we've grown accustomed to that we quickly flip thru and forget about.
Anna Gay transforms herself on a daily basis and has really thought this out before pressing the shutter.
The result is her ebook,"The Art of Self-Portraiture Anna Gay's 365 Days."

Anna stated on the Digital Photography School site that this ebook project helped her in numerous ways.

  "The Secret to My Photography’s Improvement?"

  • Self-Portraiture gave me the avenue to practice my portrait photography without having to convince a friend or family member to pose for me.
  • Self-Portraiture enabled me to experiment with techniques, posing and composition
  • Self-Portraiture helped me to grow in my confidence as a photographer
  • Self-Portraiture was also a lot of fun and helped me to find new ways to express myself to family and friends.



365 days is much more than interesting photos of the photographer who just happens to be very photogenic and a person with a sense of humor that you'd want to be one your top 10  friend list. This is a beautifully designed book  filled with the 'Why' and 'How' to get the best results for this type of project. It's not as easy as you might think  if you want something interesting as your final result. In addition,her post processing fits the tone perfectly for each image that is shown. Anna also creates Lightroom and Photoshop presets,textures and actions. She sells them thru her website at:   http://annagay.com/

I found this book to be very inspiring and if you are in a creative slump or at a loss of having good subject manner like Anna Gay was before she started her creative adventure,this could be the catalyst to  get you off the couch and create!


The e-book,published by Digital Photography School is available for instant download after your Paypal payment. See below for the direct link.You will not be disappointed!

http://digital-photography-school.com/the-art-of-self-portraiture-an-ebook-that-could-dramatically-improve-your-photography

Digital Photography School has an interesting website no matter what your level of photography is there is something for everyone.

http://digital-photography-school.com/

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Exclusive From Us Weekly: Sarah Michelle Gellar Pregnant!

Exclusive: Sarah Michelle Gellar Pregnant With Second Child!

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/sarah-michelle-gellar-pregnant-with-second-child-2012264#ixzz1tBvY7M1w

 



Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are expanding their family! The Ringer actress is pregnant with her second child, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. "She and Freddie are thrilled," a friend of the pair says. "They're amazing parents."

The couple met while filming the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and began dating three years later. They tied the knot in Mexico on September 1, 2002, and welcomed daughter Charlotte Grace in September 2009.

Gellar, 35, recently told Us that Prinze, 36, had been enjoying his one-on-one time with Charlotte as she filmed the first season of The CW's Ringer.

"He loves it. We fight over who gets to stay home," Gellar said of her stay-at-home husband. "You'd think it would be the opposite, that the parents would be like, 'No, I'll go to work!' but he's like, 'You stayed home for two years! It's my turn!'"

"He and Charlotte have too much fun," Gellar added. "I'm jealous!"

Family comes first for the couple, who both grew up in the spotlight. "They still have date nights all the time and have a normal life," an insider tells Us. "They both came of age in Hollywood and love working, but their home life is more important to them."

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS

   

 

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR

THE FIRST ANNUAL

ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS

 
Awards Program to be Held at the Broadway Playhouse Monday, May 7
Talented Young Performers will Compete to Represent Illinois in
The National High School Musical Theater Awards '
"The Jimmy™ Awards," named after James M. Nederlander

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Cast Lends their Talents to this Awards Day

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the First Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St. ) on Monday, May 7, 2012.
 
In its inaugural year, the Awards program received over 50 applicants, high school students from all parts of the state of Illinois, from O ' Fallon, Illinois to as far north as Cary, Illinois, as well as from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
 
“It has been very exciting to have reached so many talented young men and women from all over Illinois in the first year of the program.  We look forward to an awards day that will both showcase these young peoples ' talent, as well as give them a unique opportunity to work with top talent in the theatre industry,” said Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago .
 
In preparation for the Awards program, the twenty-four finalists will receive direction and coaching from JERSEY BOYS National Tour cast members. The cast members will teach the high school students the closing number from JERSEY BOYS, which the students will perform at the final awards ceremony at the conclusion of Monday ' s events. The finalists will audition in front of Chicago ' s top theatre professionals, including PJ Powers (Artistic Director, Timeline Theatre Company), Sam Samuelson (Film, Television and Theatre Agent, Stewart Talent), Nick Cosgrove (Frankie Valli, Jersey Boys National Tour), and Eileen LaCario (Vice President, Broadway In Chicago ). In addition to their day with the Broadway In Chicago team, all finalists will receive tickets to see JERSEY BOYS.
 
From the twenty-four finalists, one actor and one actress will be chosen to represent Illinois in the finals in New York .  These two talented young stars will be provided with an all-expense paid trip to participate in a performance enrichment program, representing the state of Illinois  at the National High School Musical Theater Awards, on Broadway, on Monday, June 25, 2012. The National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Jimmy™ Awards, are named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. Broadway In Chicago is a Nederlander presentation, and is excited to join the network of theatres across the country participating in The Jimmys™.

LIST OF FINALISTS AND HOME TOWNS

Name
Hometown
High School
Sam Babic
Cary
Cary-Grove High School
Ilana Braverman
Vernon Hills
Adlai Stevenson High School
Addie Burich
Deerfield
Deerfield High School
Eyeri Cabrera-Loos
Chicago
Chicago High School for the Arts
Kevin Casson
Plainfield
Plainfield South High School
Kyrie Courter
Chicago
Chicago High School for the Arts
Harrison Fox
South Barrington
Barrington High School
Wesley Hunt
Peoria
Dunlap High School
Jayne Jaeger
Clarendon Hills
Hinsdale Central High School
Christopher Kelley
Flossmoor
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Tyler Leahy
Clarendon Hills
Hinsdale Central High School
Seamus McMahon
Evanston
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Theresa Moen
Lisle
Benet Academy
Meadow Nguy
O ' Fallon
O ' Fallon Township High School
Nicholas Olson
Hawthorn Woods
Adlai Stevenson High School
Megan Orticelli
Northbrook
Glenbrook North High School
Shea Pender
Oak Lawn
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
Grace Petit
Arlington Heights
John Hersey High School
Valerie Pizzato
Palatine
William Fremd High School
Jordan Puhala
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake Central High School
Nathan Salstone
Northbrook
Glenbrook North High School
Andrea Schumann
Barrington
Barrington High School
Ryan Smetana
New Lenox
Lincoln Way East High School
Sheila Wilhelmi
Cary
Cary-Grove High School


ABOUT THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS
The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. The program recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to excellence in performing arts education. Each year, more than 54,000 students at 1,000 high schools in more than 30 communities across the United States participate in a high school musical awards program. Such programs have been presented annually by professional theaters in a variety of cities for a number of years; the NHSMTA is the first program to connect these regional programs to one another and to professionals in the industry via a forum for identifying and recognizing exceptional singers, actors and dancers - similar to the opportunities provided to outstanding high school athletes and scholars. The Jimmy™ Award is named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, or “Jimmy” as he is known on Broadway. Mr. Nederlander is the Chairman of the Nederlander Producing Company of America Inc., the owner/operator of a vast chain of theatres, including nine Broadway houses, and a producer of distinguished entertainment for more than 70 years. Jimmy and his son, James L. Nederlander, also present Broadway shows in Chicago , Los Angeles , San Diego , Riverside , San Jose , Tucson , Durham and London . The Broadway League recently presented Jimmy with the Schoenfeld Vision for Arts Education Award for establishing The National High School Musical Theater Awards. Prizes and scholarships will vary by year and have not yet been announced for 2012. Scholarships will include the opportunity for merit and need-based assistance to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway: Acting and Music Theatre contingent upon acceptance into the New Studio and New York University .
 
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 10 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago ’s Loop including the Bank of America Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place .
 
 
 


Life Force Arts Center-Upcoming Events!

 

Siria Family Channeling


Sharyl Noday

 with Sharyl Noday

 Thursday, April 26, 2012
 7:30 - 9:30 PM
 $25 advance; $30 at the door

 Info/registration: 
info@LifeForceArts.org or
 call 773-327-7224


 This event is held once a month on a Thursday


Read
 
"The Channel and The Painter",
 
an interview with Sharyl Noday by Liz Baudler in LFAC's Transcendent Journeys ezine
 


Experience a wonderful spiritual healing with Sharyl and the Siria Family! If there is anything you want to change and improve in your life, any "stuck" places, this is the event that can do it for you energetically. You will see Sharyl go into trance and bring through the beings of light called the Siria Family, who exist on the spiritual plane. They are funny, warm and wise, and they are here to assist us in our growth, and release the blocks that are holding us back in life. Their goal is to create heaven on earth. Witnessing Sharyl channeling is truly something to behold; this is real trance work. The end of the session is a meditation led by the Siria Family. It is powerful; you will have a shift. These beings love to heal, and that is their purpose in coming. You can trust Sharyl and the Siria Family.


Sharyl Noday is certified as an active Full Trance Channel and Channeling Teacher, and has over 25 years of study in metaphysics, multidimensioal consciousness and paranormal investigation. Please visit www.sharylnoday.com
 
 for more information.

 
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Wendy Warnimont & Antar Shanti

Chanting, Sacred Sound Meditation & Original Music

 
Saturday, April 28, 2012
7:30 PM
$10 advance/$15 at the door


For info and registration:
info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

Wendy, also known as Antar Shanti (Sanskrit for inner peace) is excited to present a new way of experiencing kirtan and mantra that is not limited by boundaries of call and response, or the role of musician and audience. Rather, it evolves as an organic group experience where each person can be an individual voice within a group voice. Shanti facilitates standing and dancing while playing the accordion as a harmonium-like sound to encourage others to move, clap and feel energy in their feet and hands. Vedic seed syllables, Sanskrit mantras, original sacred songs, toning, silence and instruction are also added to create an atmosphere for meditation.
 
8:30-10:00 Music of Antar Shanti
Original music, ritual theater and stories as an expression of devotion to open the heart and voice channels for creating a sense of expansion, freedom and playfulness. Wendy produces Antar Shanti with Eastern, ambient, folk, world influences that are informed by study of Vedic bijas and mantras, Buddhist meditation, shamanic ritual, kirtan, and invocations to ascended masters and the Ghandarva. Guitar, flute, layered harmonies, ambient soundscapes from nature combine to create a soulful and meditational atmosphere. Visit http://www.antarshanti.com,
 

http://www.myspace.com/
 
antarshanti

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The Language of Astrology 2
:
Aspects , Patterns, Configurations

with Joseph Polise 

Joseph Polise
 

Sunday April 29, 2012
10:30 AM - 4 pm

$135
Preregistration required

Info/registration 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org 

Joe Polise's Language of Astrology classes cover the building blocks of the astrological language, providing valuable new insights into core astrological concepts. This workshop is a followup to Language of Astrology 1. However, you can take Language of Astrology 2 even if you haven't taken Language of Astrology 1.
 
Language of Astrology 2 will review and explore astrological aspects (5 major Ptolomaic aspects and minors), and the varied aspect configurations based on these. Also, come to hear a solid review of the Jones Planetary Patterns, which is an important, yet often overlooked dimension of interpretation. Many examples of each will be provided. Bring your own charts for self-study!  We will learn from our own charts and those of our classmates. There will be a 30 minute lunch break - bring your lunch, or buy in an area restaurant.
Joseph Polise, C.A. NCGR-PAA, has been an active practitioner in astrology since 1990. He is vice president of Chicago's Friends of Astrology and Education Outreach Chair of Professional Astrologers' Alliance.

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Intro to Crystalign Method
 
 with Dr. Jennifer Harris, DC

 Sunday, April 29 2012
 5 - 7 PM
 $60

 Pre-registration required

 For information & registration:
 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

Read Dr. Harris' article on the Crystalign Method in Transcendent Journeys ezine
 


THE CRYSTALIGN METHOD is a form of intuitive energy work that Dr. Harris developed to help her clients locate and release their "energetic trouble spots."  These trouble spots allow physical, mental and emotional issues to linger.  In her workshop, you will learn how to read the client's energetic field and practice different ways to release any trouble spots. The 5 aspects of the Crystalign Method integrates DNA activation, starseed activation, chakra alignment, sound healing and crystal healing. The combination of these powerful modalities raises the cellular vibration of the client and helps to attune the body to a vibration that is in harmony with the Earth's energy at this point in our collective Ascension from 3D to 4D to 5D.  This experiential workshop is especially geared for Lightworkers who are looking to expand their repertoire, or those who would like to become Lightworkers.

Jennifer Harris, DC is a practicing Chiropractor and Intuitive in Chicago, IL.  She is the founder of the Crystalign Method of Intuitive Energy Work.  Visit www.drjenniferharris.com
 


This class may be taken for 2 NCBTMB credit hours**


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Bridge to Eden:

The Green World as Artist


Art exhibit runs
April 21-June 19, 2012

Free admission to Opening & Closing Receptions & exhibit

Gallery hours:
1:30 - 6:30 Mondays & Thursdays
& by appointment


Info: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

image: Germination (c) Joan Riise, photo by Jonathan Leaf

Celebrate Nature as the greatest artist, and view artistic collaboration between humans and the plant world at Bridge to Eden: The Green World as Artist. For centuries, the Green World of plants has been the model of beauty and aesthetic form that humans in cultures worldwide have imitated in countless drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs. In addition, there are arts such as landscaping and flower arranging that utilize plants themselves as the artistic medium.                                                                                                                                         
"An actual rose is the most perfect artwork," says Joan Forest Mage, Life Force Arts Center's Executive Director, who along with Artists Steven Blaine Adams and Judy Demchuk created the concept of the exhibit. "In Bridge to Eden, we honor the Green World as a conscious, artistic creator and colleague. This raises thought-provoking issues about what is art, what is creation and who is Creator. We asked participating human artists to work from a consciousness of co-creating art together with the Green World by incorporating live plants into their artwork in safe and respectful ways. The exhibit also highlights artwork made from natural plant material: wood carving, oil on canvas, sumi ink on rice paper."

Featured human artists in Bridge to Eden include Steven Blaine Adams, Sharon Bechtold,
 
Fred Casselman
 
, Judy Demchuk
 
, Elisa Rose Mountain
 
Britt Posmer
 
and Joan Riise.
 
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Tatiana Chaika
Native American flute class

Wednesdays, May 2 - 30, 2012
2 - 3 PM
Suggested donation: $10

For info and registration:
info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

Would you like to express yourself in a gentle, poetical way? But think you’re not talented enough, or have no clue HOW to do it? Can you breathe and count to six?
Come join us and learn Native American Flute! You will be amazed at how easy it is to play the flute, and to express yourself through it. What to bring: Bring your flute, bring a friend, or just bring your self. Extra flutes will be available if you don't have one, and the instructor can give you information on purchasing a flute at low cost.
Let’s breathe together!
Tatiana Chaika was born and raised in southwest Siberia, Russia. In Sept.2002 in Chicago, she was inspired by the powerful performance-ceremony of Tito La Rosa, the Shaman, Healer, and flute Player from Peru. A few months later Tatiana started flute classes with Donathan Kemp (who was taught by Carlos Nakai) and became a part of his flute circle at Healing Earth Resources for several years. She performed in California at Mount Madonna Center, Gateways book-gift-music store in Santa Cruz, and hospitals and rehabilitation centers in Arroyo Grande. In 2011, Tatiana went to Russia, where she was able to introduce this type of flute music to people in Siberia, Ural and the Altay area. In addition to creating Healing Sound as a Native American flute player, Tatiana provides spiritual intuitive consulting, Energy Body Work as a Reiki Master, and Honey Application Art as a Master Teacher.

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Courtly Consorte

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8 PM
$10 advance/$15 at the door


For info and registration:
info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
Come celebrate Spring with a preview of Courtly Consorte’s Renaissance Faire music, also…
…hear some originals and covers from Kellyann and Aaron
Lend thine ear to the music of the Renaissance  as performed  by Courtly Consorte, a recorder  ensemble performing instrumental and vocal music to transport you to an earlier time of mystery and enchantment.   Courtly Consorte is a staple at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, performing there for the last 15 years, as well as for The  Real World of Faerie closing reception at Life Force Arts Center in May 2011.  Courtly’s music combines a blend of early music, renaissance, and folk music, with recorder and vocal music rounded out with guitar, mandolin, and bodhran to make a relaxing and entertaining time for all. Visit Courtly Consorte.
 
Courtly Consorte Ensemble Members:
  • Kellyann Binkowski on recorders and vocals
  • Aaron Hermann on guitar/vocals/mandolin/bodhran
  • Sue Niedzwiecki on recorders 

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Connecting with Crystals

with Steven Blaine Adams

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
7 - 10 PM
$55/$45 early registration by April 30

Preregistration required

Info/registration:
 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

Read Steve's article about crystals in Transcendent Journeys ezine
 


The art of healing with gemstones is thousands of years old. Shamans and medicine men knew the power of crystals and passed it down to the present day. Stones possess energies, memories, vibrations and ancient knowledge. Stones are gifts from the Earth and the Spirit World. We humans are made of the same minerals as the stones and crystals.

This workshop is designed to give you essential principles and tools to build your relationship with crystals, and to understand and utilize their magical and healing properties. You will learn how to: 
  • work with crystals for healing and empowering mind, body and spirit
  • "program" stones: put an intention into a crystal to accomplish a goal
  • learn color theory as a simple, effective key to the energies of stones
  • cleanse stones of negative energy
  • build relationships with your crystals so you can receive their messages, healing and positive energy
Each student will apply what they have learned by working hands-on with the crystals to create a pendant or earrings as a charm for their own or another's healing. You will receive valuable handouts about planetary and chakra correspondences, gemstone folklore, color theory, crystals for aura protection, gem remedies for healing, and how to do a divination reading with stones.

Steven Blaine Adams is an artist and designer who works with natural materials like stones and crystals to create symbols with spiritual resonance. He is LFAC's store designer,  and is on the curatorial committee for LFAC's art exhibits. Steve creates spirit-based jewelry, and has been a Tarot reader for 30 years.


This class may be taken for 3 NCBTMB credit hours**

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Tales of the Sleeping Beauty
Native American flute performance
with Tatiana Chaika

Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:30 PM
$10 advance/$15 at the door

For info and registration:
info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

I dedicate this concert to the sleeping Beauty in each of us; to the power of Love, Light and Joy that is resting in the heart of the Human Being, just waiting to be awakened.
I’ll combine the music of my heart with the sound of the Native American flute; merge it with loving touch of the Creator and the shining Light of Your Being.
You are just amazing in your tremendous Beauty and creative Power.
Let’s dance together.
Tatiana Chaika was born and raised in southwest Siberia, Russia. She has performed in California at Mount Madonna Center, Gateways book-gift-music store in Santa Cruz, and hospitals and rehabilitation centers in Arroyo Grande. In addition to creating Healing Sound as a Native American flute player, Tatiana provides spiritual intuitive consulting, Energy Body Work as a Reiki Master, and Honey Application Art as a Master Teacher.

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Crystalign Method Module 2
with Dr. Jennifer Harris, DC
 Tuesday May 15,2012
 7 - 9 PM
 
$60/$50 early registration by April 30
 Pre-registration required
 Prerequisite: Crystalign Module 1

 Info/registration:
 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org



Runic Divination

with Kiel Milner
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
7 - 9 PM

Suggested Donation:  $20

Preregistration required


Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
 


Join us for the second level of the lore and magic of the runes, an ancient Norse-Germanic divination system. We will cover the basics of runic spreads and divination: being able to receive wise spiritual advice from Higher Self by means of the runes, asking and receive answers to questions one may have by reading the runes. We will work with the runes of the Elder Futhark. Pre-requisite: an exposure to the Futhark Runes and their lore. Please bring a set of runes if you have them, or rune sets will be available for purchase.
 
Vitki Kiel Milner has been practicing runes for 20 years and is considered a rune master by the gods of this system.

 
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Understanding Astrological

Interceptions 2

with Lin Ewing

Thursday, May 17, 2012

7 - 9 PM
$35

Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
 


Accurately interpreting interceptions of signs and planets in an individual’s horoscope can provide great insights, yet little information about this topic has been available. In response, Astrologer Lin Ewing has developed this series of classes based on her years of investigating this fascinating subject.

Continuing the exploration begun in Understanding Astrological Interceptions 1, this second class focuses on aspects to planets that are intercepted—particularly, the rulers of the intercepted signs, which are defined as energies that need development in order to bring forth the qualities of the intercepted sign. By examining the rulers’ house placements and aspects, we can determine how one can best work with and bring to fruition the energies of the interceptions. The classes in this series on Interceptions are self-standing; you need not attend Class 1 to understand the content of Class 2. What to bring: your natal chart or any chart you’d like to investigate.
 
Astrologer Lin Ewing is the proprietor of Astrological Details, where she practices astrology and also gives Akashic Record readings.  www.astrologicaldetails.com
 
 
 

Foundations of Shamanism:
Shamanic Journeying

with Joan Forest Mage

Saturday, May 19, 2012
9 AM - 5 PM
$125
Preregistration required

For registration: 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

 
Learn the ancient shamanic journey meditation: traveling to the spirit realm to gain wisdom and healing from angels, ancestors, totem animals and other helpful spiritual beings. To the classic shamanic drumbeat, you will journey to the three territories of non-ordinary reality to begin building relationships with your own group of spirit helpers. Learn about shamanic cosmology, the history and ethical basis of shamanism, and the ways shamanic practice applies to the modern world and to healing the web of all life. No previous experience necessary. Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one, and a pen and notebook. Required reading:Singing The Soul Back Home by Caitlin Matthews. Foundations of Shamanism: Shamanic Journeying is one of three basic seminars in Joan Forest Mage's Shamanic Training Program. You can start the Course with any of the three seminars.

This class may be taken for 7 NCBTMB credit hours**

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Celia in concert

Saturday, May 19, 2012
7 PM
Suggested donation:
$10 advance/$15 door

Celia is a cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, & …..Tina Fey.  A singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller, she dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly & the sacred. Celia has opened for notable authors: Marianne Williamson, Neal Donald Walsche, & Dr. Masaru Emoto. She has provided live music for Off Broadway’s “Rum & Vodka”, authored “Symbol” (Anthem to the Pentacle Quest) and her “Irish Tales” has been nominated Best Storytelling CD by Just Plain Folks (The Grassroots of Grammies).  Celia was born and raised in Wisconsin, currently resides in Prescott, AZ & is touring with her 9th album “For the Asking”. “Celia’s music calls Women to their glory and Men to their hearts.” Marianne Williamson author of  “A Return to Love” Visit:  www.celiaonline.com
 
Listen to full length samples at:  www.celiaonline.bandcamp.com/
 
releases

 


Crystalign Method Module 1

 with Dr. Jennifer Harris, DC

 Sunday, May 20 2012
 6:30 - 9:30 PM
 
$120; $99 early registration by May 15
 Pre-registration required

Info/registration:
 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

Read Dr. Harris' article on the Crystalign Method in Transcendent Journeys ezine
 

THE CRYSTALIGN METHOD is a form of intuitive energy work that Dr. Harris developed to help her clients locate and release their "energetic trouble spots."  These trouble spots allow physical, mental and emotional issues to linger.  In her workshop, you will learn how to read the client's energetic field and practice different ways to release any trouble spots. The 5 aspects of the Crystalign Method integrates DNA activation, starseed activation, chakra alignment, sound healing and crystal healing. The combination of these powerful modalities raises the cellular vibration of the client and helps to attune the body to a vibration that is in harmony with the Earth's energy at this point in our collective Ascension from 3D to 4D to 5D.  This experiential workshop is especially geared for Lightworkers who are looking to expand their repertoire, or those who would like to become Lightworkers.

Jennifer Harris, DC is a practicing Chiropractor and Intuitive in Chicago, IL.  She is the founder of the Crystalign Method of Intuitive Energy Work.  Visit 
www.drjenniferharris.com
 

This class may be taken for 3 NCBTMB credit hours**

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Himalayan Singing Bowls

with Edward Farnham

Saturday, May 26, 2012
7 PM
Suggested donation:
$10 advance/$15 door

Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

Read Edward's article about Himalayan singing bowls in Transcendent Journeys ezine.
 


Edward's performance features overlapping layers of sound healing modalities, including Himalayan singing bowls, ganta bells, ting shaws (cymbals), gong, and mantra. Both as a method of healing and as meditation instruments, the bowls, gantas bells, and ting shaws are made by Tibetan monks as part of a highly symbolic spiritual process using an alloy of at least seven metals, including pure steel from asteroids that hit the world's rooftop in the Himalayas.  They are formulated by the monks to work on many planes of our multidimensional being and can facilitate emotional catharsis, the release of blocked energies, and healing from the physical to spiritual.  They sound beautiful with primary notes and layers of overtones.  Mantras are words of power that use the primal creative force of sound as primal emanations for affecting any facet of our universal experience.  Together the instruments and mantra can function on many levels for profound effect.

Edward Farnhamhas studied numerous spiritual and healing techniques, including Himalayan bowls and sound healing with Richard Rudis, and mantra with Thomas Ashley-Farrand and his wife, Margalo or Satyabhama, two of the world's foremost experts on Hindu mantra. Edward is a singer with the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus (www.cgmc.org
 
),and a painter who attempts to use the creative force as a vehicle to the divine.


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Amy Auset Rohn, Harpist:
Osiris the Green Man
& other songs

Saturday, June 9, 2012
8 PM

Suggested donation: $10 advance/$15 at the door

Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
Connect your heart deeper to the spirits of the Divine as harpist Amy Auset Rohn shares her love of music and myth through original songs from her CD, "Bentreshyt: Harp of Joy".  Both a composer and performer, Amy's songs express the stories of ancient gods and goddesses, giving her performances a sense of enchantment and mysticism. Allow the music to lead you to a place of serenity where you can hear the soft whispers of the deities of old telling their stories.  In celebration of LFAC's current art exhibit Bridge to Eden: Honoring Our Connection to the Green World, Auset will include new songs to Osiris the Green Man Himself. Shamanic singer-dancer Joan Forest Mage will join Auset for part of the performance.
 
An ordained Priestess of Isis through the Fellowship of Isis, Amy Auset Rohn is a sound healer and harpist devoted to the healing power of music. The sound of her harp has caused many people, including patients and their families in hospice care, to experience healing on all levels. Auset uses her talent, gifts, and intuition in private Harp2Heart healing sessions in which you receive a reading and a personal harp song composed using the numerology of your name. She has a unique style of composition and released her first CD  "Bentreshyt: Harp of Joy" in September 2010. www.Awaken2Light.webs.com www.thelittleharpist.com
 


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Astrological Forecasting Tools: Transits


with Joseph Polise 

Joseph Polise
 

Sunday, June 10, 2012
12 - 3 pm

$55/$45 early registration by May 31
Preregistration required
Info/registration 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org 

Joe Polise presents a series of classes on Forecasting with Astrology. Today's topic: Transits. Joseph Polise, C.A. NCGR-PAA, has been an active practitioner in astrology since 1990. He is vice president of Chicago's Friends of Astrology and Education Outreach Chair of Professional Astrologers' Alliance.

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Learn How To Meditate

with Light Watkins


Thursday, June 14, 2012
     Free Intro Session 7 - 8:30 PM
Friday June 15, 2012, 7 - 8:30 PM
Saturday June 16, 8 - 9:30 AM & 6 - 7:30 PM
Sunday June 17, 8 - 10 AM

info at www.ChicagoMeditationCenter.
 
com
 
 
Pre-registration required. Please call (646) 450-3426 to register
The course is offered for a sliding-scale contribution

- Learn how to meditate in a way that feels deeply restful
- Beginners with busy minds and hectic lives are welcome
- Ancient but non-religious technique with straightforward instructions
- Short practice times with NO uncomfortable seated positions
- Gradual, step-by-step approach to learning and practicing
- Get results: you will be self-sufficient after only four 90-minute sessions

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Beginning Astrology

with Lin Ewing

Wednesdays, June 20 - August 1, 2012
  (no class July 4)

7 - 9 PM
$180/$150 early registration by June13

Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
This 6-week beginning astrology course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn and master astrology. It covers the fundamentals of astrology and provides a solid foundation for more advanced astrological study.  If you know nothing about astrology but wish to learn, or if you already know some astrology but need structure to help you increase your skill in interpreting charts, this course will provide the knowledge you are seeking. There are no prerequisites for this course.  
 
BEGINNING ASTROLOGY will teach you what astrology really is and how it works.  It will give you the skills to understand not only the planets, signs and houses, but also how everything relates and interacts through the "aspects" between them.  There are handouts/information given at each class meeting, and there will be a small amount of homework so that you have an opportunity to hone your skills.

When registering for the course, please give your birth date (month, day and year), the location (city, state and country if not the US) of your birth, and the exact time of your birth as it appears on your birth certificate.  This will enable the instructor to have your chart available for you at the 1st class so you can begin using your chart immediately.
Astrologer Lin Ewing is the proprietor of Astrological Details, where she practices astrology and also gives Akashic Record readings.  www.astrologicaldetails.com
 
 
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Mitchellini Avi

with Pipe Dream


Saturday, June 23, 2012
8 PM
$10 advance/$15 at the door


Info/registration: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
 
Mitchellini Avi with Pipe Dream  Swirling .....Soothing .....Bubbling .......Boiling  ........
Musical journeys with jazz, folk, Hindu, blues and psychedelic influences. Our path and goal as musicians is to be open channels for the spirit of music and to let that energy flow and live through us .....To use the sound vibrations and pulse of rhythm to elevate our spirits, and to share that transcendent unifying experience .....
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**Life Force Arts Foundation, Inc. (Approved Provider Number 451592-11) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.
 

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