A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same. Previously aired on CKCU 93.1 FM, and now on Saturday mornings at CHMR 93.5 FM. This blog's origins (which pre-date my radio broadcasting history) began as a free promotional tool for arts-related news. Obviously it is not a conventional online blog, i.e. diary, but I do insert my own narrations from time to time. See also http://nlbluessociety.blogspot.ca
Saturday, June 02, 2012
DENNIS GAUMOND - "WHY IS LIFE?" NEWSLETTER (JUNE 2012)
Hope you're all well and enjoying the weather as summer approaches.
event I'm very much looking forward to is the 'Big Beat' solstice
celebration with Gary Diggins and friends on June 23rd here in Guelph, ON.
These events happen four times a year in Toronto and have been going on
for many years. They are always well attended and are renowned for the
good times that are had by all. The last time we had one in Guelph it
was a great success. For more details see below.
I'll be at Unicamp, up near Collingwood for the weekend of July 6 thru 8. A great summer getaway - more details below.
the talk and misinformation circulating about the 2012/Big Shift
phenomenon, I thought it would be a good idea to spend the next few
newsletters revisiting that theme. This month's article is about
something I call the 'divine energy perspective' - a new way of looking
at and understanding the world we live in. Gaining this new perspective
will make it much easier to understand what is going on with this
phenomenon and the changes it is bringing.
Also, my friends
Glori and Gi are offering, in July, an interesting new retreat in Costa
Rica called The Simple Direct Path to the Joy of Being - a Couples Event
featuring Ecstatic Union. See more info below.
you'd like to access past newsletters containing articles on the Big
Shift, as well as articles on the Physics of Mysticism, Magic, the Power
of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my
GUELPH CHANT CLUB I'm happy to say I'll be back at Chant Club this Wednesday - hope to see you there. Thanx John, for filling in during my absence. DATE CITY VENUE WED., JUNE 6, 2012 Guelph, Unitarian Church 7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of Harris and York Streets in Guelph.
we are living in amazing times. Yes, we are in a process of change the
likes of which we haven't seen in recorded history. Some of us feel this
at a gut level - our awareness is mostly instinctive or
'right-brained'. Some of us understand it at a head level - with an
awareness that is more logical or 'left-brained'. In my opinion, a
balance of both of these types of perceptions is most useful.
is currently a vast amount of information that exists online and
elsewhere about the 2012/Big Shift phenomenon. I am constantly struck by
what I feel is a misunderstanding of what is actually going on.
Predictions of violent social upheavals, end of the world mayhem,
geo-physical disasters and various renditions of doom and gloom are
largely missing the point. There is lots of talk about the return of
Planet X or Nibiru, of cosmic alignments, of pending pole-shifts, etc.
And it will all happen in December of 2012. These types of scenarios or
symptoms may be part of the phenomenon, but focusing on them does not foster an accurate understanding.
believe that this misinterpretation, this struggle to understand is due
to our adherence to the 'normal' way of looking at things - something
I'll call our 'old physical perspective'. It is much easier to
understand the changes at hand (as well as many other things) if we
embrace a new way of looking at things - something that I'll call the
'divine energy perspective'.
'old physical perspective' is based on the 5 senses. We see the
universe according to the way it looks, sounds, feels, tastes and
smells. It is a common sense way of understanding things. It is this
viewpoint by which we go about our daily business. However, over the
past hundred years, science has shown us that this perspective is
inadequate in our efforts to understand the workings of the universe.
The mystics have also warned us that this perspective will only allow us
to view the illusion, the 'maya', and that a deeper understanding of
how the universe works requires a different perspective.
deeper understanding is possible if we can shift our perspective with
the notion that everything in our collective reality is made from the
same stuff - something that we call 'energy'. This is a concept that was
well known to the ancient sages and, in the wake of Einstein and
quantum physics, is being embraced by the scientific community. The
famous equation, E=mc2 suggests that all matter is a manifestation of
energy, that what appears to be solid is actually an illusion. Quantum
physics recognizes that our physical/material reality is non-solid and
non-continuous, that it is expressing itself in very rapid short bursts
of light/energy called 'quanta'.
The mystics take this a step
further, saying that matter, light, information, sound, and even thought
and emotion are said to be forms/expressions/manifestations of energy,
measurable in wave frequencies. These manifestations of energy, both
tangible and intangible, constitute our physical reality. But even the
non-physical aspects of reality are manifestations of energy. Those
aspects that are beyond the perceptions of our 5 senses, that may be
accessible to some who have extra-sensory perception, are also
manifestations of energy with their own frequencies.
do we me mean by 'frequency'? If we understand that everything in our
physical/material universe is a manifestation of energy, then we also
understand that every aspect of our physical reality has it's own unique
rate of vibration or frequency. Lead and oxygen are both made of the
same stuff - energy. The difference is that oxygen is vibrating at a
higher frequency than lead. Every aspect of physical reality has its own
signature frequency. Even those less tangible things such as thoughts,
words, emotions, sound, light; they can all be understood in terms of
frequency - vibrating energy.
aspects of reality, those vibrations of energy beyond the physical -
the metaphysical - belong to other levels of reality. The branch of
science known as 'string theory' now acknowledges that there may be
other levels of reality, other dimensions. Mystical thought suggests
that there are many levels of reality, many realms or dimensions.
Reality in its entirety can be thought of as every single possible
frequency of energy, from the lowest/slowest to the highest/fastest and
everything in between. Within this enormous range of possible
frequencies, possible manifestations of energy, there is only a fraction
that constitutes the physical realm. Our physical reality is defined by
a band of frequencies. In other words, there are parameters to our
physical reality, a lowest frequency and a highest frequency, beyond
which it is no longer physical.
understand this better, let's use the metaphor of a piano keyboard.
Most pianos have 88 keys, but let's assign our special keyboard 122
keys. Each key is a different note, a different frequency. The highest
note represents the highest possible manifestation of energy in all of
reality, and the lowest note represents the lowest manifestation. If we
divide this keyboard into 12 parts, which we'll call octaves, then each
octave represents a level of reality/realm/dimension. Only one of these
would represent the physical realm. The rest, those octaves that are
metaphysical, represent those parts of reality that we've referred to as
'spiritual', 'astral', etc.
understand the 2012/Big Shift phenomenon is to understand that the band
of frequencies that defines our physical reality is changing - it is
rising. The parameters of our reality are changing - they are including
ever-higher vibrations and excluding those near the lower parameter.
Those aspects of our reality that are made up of lower vibrations, are
having a 'harder time existing' here on the physical plane. Things are
shifting. The changes are affecting the planet, as well as human
consciousness, both as individuals and as a collective.
future newsletters we will learn how to use this new divine energy
perspective to better understand certain mysteries, including the Big
Shift. How is change affecting us and how are we affecting change. What
symptoms of change can we expect to see? Will it all happen in December
of this year?
The BIG BEAT in GUELPH
A soulful celebration of dancing,
drumming, didgeridooing & dreaming.
(bring a drum)
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Norfolk United Church (side door)
75 Norfolk in downtown Guelph Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start
$25 per person for tickets at the door$20 in advance
Gary Diggins, Dennis Gaumond, Jen Gillmor, Tom Wolf, Greg Dean plus
musical friends for an ecstatic evening. The BIG BEAT engages everyone
through spontaneous movement, hypnotic music, a joyful rhythm circle,
and imaginative soundscapes.
BIG BEAT was designed by Gary Diggins - a Toronto musician who brings
social change through the arts. Gary maintains a private practice,
teaches soundwork as soulwork, and facilitates
community-building events. In Africa, Gary encourages peacemaking
efforts through Mindfulness Without Borders.
Ecstatic Union: a tool for exploring an ancient, rich alternative approach to sex.
understanding that the brain has a chemically-driven mating program that
is designed to subtly strain harmony in every intimate on-going
relationship, causing you to experience your partner as a source of
on-going stress. In order to maintain a loving, long-term pair-bond, you
will learn how to use certain behaviours that restore balance and how
to surrender to the pleasure of lovemaking though channeling sexual
energy. This reaction doesn't happen in an explosive way, but rather in
an implosive fashion - the energy moves inward, nourishing the lovers,
bringing expanded awareness.
By learning to use
sex sustainably and creatively, you can feel more lucid, inspired and
vital. The benefits go far beyond the exquisite pleasure and joy that
lasts for hours; they also extend into healing, self-confidence,
sensitivity, deep bonding, aliveness, transformation, wholeness and
centeredness, as harmony is created and in-love adoration restored. (To
read more, please go to www.gloribeldorai.com
for Articles: Ecstatic Union: From Impulse to Harmony in Sexual
Relationships; Who's Running the Show: Dopamine & Manipulation; and
Toward Marital Renewal & Bliss.)
Cost: $1,175 per person
based on 2-person occupancy in the Sol and Tierra cabins and Serena
guest suite. The 2-storey Divina cabin can accommodate 4 people with a
shared bath for $975 per person or $1225 per person based on 2-person
occupancy. Costs include: breakfast, lunch and vegetarian dinner plus
travel to and from scheduled sight-seeing. (It is not necessary to have a
in beautiful surroundings. Unicamp is located on the Escarpment just south of Collingwood.
From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon,
JULY 6, 7, 8.
healer, author and musician Dennis Gaumond returns for his 6th year,
offering a weekend of toning, chanting, crystal bowls and drumming
(drums provided or bring your own).This year the Sound program will be
augmented by a discussion and a movie on the subject, "The Magick of
Water." Is this amazing substance, which we all take for granted, the
solution to all our challenges? We will use sound to bless water to take
home with us.
Program fee: $75 for the entire weekend.
Accommodations and meals are very reasonable at Unicamp,
with a variety of options.
For more info and to register, please go to their website: