GTKTG: Ecstatic Trance Postures, led by Stephanie Lowe

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7-9 p.m. on Zoom
A Program in BookWoman’s monthly “Getting to Know the Goddess” program
Ecstatic Trance Postures, led by Stephanie Lowe

In the1970s, Dr. Felicitas Goodman did research for anthropological studies.  She noticed similarities in postures of the humans represented in various artifacts.  The artwork came from different cultures and continents and periods in time.  She believed the body postures meant something significant.  Dr. Goodman knew about spirit journeying from Indigenous cultures she had worked with.  She had her graduate students assume a posture and then guided them on a trance journey.  With each posture, the participants reported similar experiences, visuals, sounds, body sensations, and sometimes smells.   

These ritualistic postures and rattling/drumming have been shown, through laboratory tests, to induce a specific type of trance.  Physiological changes occur during this specialized state that sometimes lead to healing or profound experiences.  For this event, after a brief history and overview, we will experience two or three of these Ecstatic Trance Postures.  The postures chosen for this event can be done in a chair or on the floor.  

Stephanie Lowe has been practicing trance work in various forms for about 20 years, including visionary journeys, various breathwork practices, ecstatic trance postures, and more.  She is a devotee of the Goddess.  She is a student of the Women’s Thealogical Institute, part of Re-Formed Congregation of the Goddess-International (RCG-I).  She enjoys membership in various spiritual groups and traditions, including the Sisterhood of Avalon.  She retired from 30+ years in the computer systems industry.  She creates art in various mediums and lives with three feline companions in Austin.

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Topic: GTKTG - June - Ecstatic Trance Postures
Time: Jun 15, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Event date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Where the Spirits Ride the Wind: Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences Cover Image
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Published: Indiana University Press - August 22nd, 1990