The California Institute of Integral Studies, Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Spiritual Emergence Network are presenting a conference next week in San Francisco: Anomalous Experiences: Clinical Issues
The webpage for the conference is interesting enough but the Post-Conference Party, called Anahata-nad, is even more interesting: "Anahata-nad" (Kundalini-engendered "chanting-in-tongues") has been reverberatingin shamanic voices for over 7000 years. The evening after the Anomalous Experiences conference, in the octagonal chapel of St. Gregory's Church in San Francisco,the trance-dance ensemble Axis Mundi will recreate the ancient ritual of Anahata-nad with state of the art audio and visual special effects,didgeridoo,percussion, dancers, and sacred mantras.
My main reason for this post, however, is to share a nice website for a very progressive Episcopal congregation: Saint Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro Street at Mariposa,
San Francisco, CA 94107 at http://www.saintgregorys.org/
Saint Gregory of Nyssa is their Patron:
Mystic, theologian, humanist -- St. Gregory Nyssen with his vision of human life in relationship to God informs our lives together. Gregory saw life as unending progress of discovering what God is doing in human life and sin as refusal to keep on growing in this discovery, for "the one thing truly worthwhile is becoming God's friend." Deep delight in human life and great optimism suffuses his writings.conference webpage