Sacred Number | Workshop in Chartres, France
July 2 @ 3:00 pm - July 8 @ 12:00 pm
Explore mathematics, mysticism, philosophy, dreamwork, music and dance with master teachers Jain, Carolyn Myss, Ruth Cunningham, Apela Colorado, Jim Garrison, Andrew Harvey, Karen Rivers, Peggy Rubin and Banafsheh at one of the holiest sites on our planet.
Each day includes a Dance of Oneness® sacred dance and morning practice, followed by a symposium on Sacred Number, immersion in the cathedral, and personal time for meditation and exploration. Afternoon sessions feature sacred dance, dreamwork and singing. We will have one private evening in the crypt, and another private evening in the cathedral devoted to walking the labyrinth, accompanied by Gregorian chant.
Jain will teach the Fibonacci Sequence and the Five Platonic Solids which tap into the highly visual hemisphere of the Right Brain, as well as “Vedic Mathematics,” a 2,500 year old Indian system of Mental Arithmetic which empowers students to perform mental calculations at high speeds. Caroline Myss will lecture on the Mathematics of the Soul: Understanding the Architecture and Laws of Human Nature.
Ruth Cunningham will perform on flute, harp and voice, Apela Colorado will offer sessions in dreamwork, Jim Garrison will lecture on Pythagoras, Andrew Harvey will lecture on the Divine Numbers of Love, Karen Rivers will lecture on Arithmetica and direct ritual and singing, Peggy Rubin will guiding our imaginative ecstasies and Banafsheh will open each day with a morning sacred dance practice and guide participants into dance explorations on some afternoons.
Sacred Number—the matrix of the universe
the fifth Liberal Art of Arithmetic
Arithmetica explores the mystery of Sacred Number. Embedded in the very structure of numbers is the architectural blueprint of the universe. Arithmetica is the study of the ancient wisdom within the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms to one or more numerical patterns or geometric shapes. In learning the combination of sacred numbers, we learn the mystery of becoming (for more, see here).
“The harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”
– Sir D’ Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860–1948)
Public Audit, tuition only | $1,400.00 USD**
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**Anyone attending both Chartres and Pilgrimage to Andalusia can receive a “combo” discount: email Stacy for one US $500 discount if taking both for academic credit, or one US $250 discount for anyone else attending both.
Banafsheh will offer a limited number of private sessions during breaks – fee is additional to tuition. To set up sessions, please email.
Dance of Oneness® is dance as a spiritual path and science of embodiment. A fusion of the art of dance: rigorous technique and self-expression; wisdom teaching; and healing, Dance of Oneness® is based in Sufi Ritual and Whirling, Flamenco, Persian and Modern dances, and Tai chi. Mystical teachings and the poetry of Rumi, Divine Feminine wisdom, Gurdjieff Work and Chinese Medicine are the theoretical groundwork.