The LIFE FORCE THEATRE is an ongoing performance experiment that offers an exhilarating immersion in ecstatic healing and spirituality. With soulful music, spontaneous movement, and live healing sessions, the LIFE FORCE THEATRE provides opportunities for extraordinarily wild transformative experiences that can free the body, still the mind, and awaken the heart.
The LIFE FORCE THEATRE is both an old school healing ceremony and a shamanic cabaret that will take you to the crossroads and deeper into spiritual mystery. This is where you receive the non-subtle life force, otherwise known as n/om, seiki, kundalini, chi, holy spirit, or creative flow. This spiritual energy is a medicine that we call shaking medicine. It is the force behind the strongest medicine, healing, and personal transformation.
The LIFE FORCE THEATRE is imaginatively rooted to the origins of ecstatic healing that began with the Kalahari Bushmen of southern Africa, the Japanese shamanic healing tradition called seiki jutsu, and the spirited, praise-oriented ecstatic ceremonies of the sanctified churches of the Caribbean and southern United States. Here your body is immersed in an amplified current of the non-subtle life force moving you literally to pulse, vibrate, quake, and shake with its resonance. In this ocean of joyous expression, your heart is encouraged to open and carry you into natural bliss.
The Life Force Theatre does not teach; it removes the shackles of interpretive meaning. It does not heal; it respects the interdependency of illness and wellness. It does not promote spirituality; it is spirited and fully human. Here we embrace the opposites, dance the contraries, and shine the light on the syncopated truths. The LIFE FORCE THEATRE is nothing less than a total plunge into the non-subtle life force – the source of healing and extraordinary well being. We invite you to experience the oldest and most powerful way of changing your life.
Welcome to the main portal to old school soulful ways. The door is open. Come in and discover the way traditional New Orleans praise houses, Japanese seiki clinics, and Kalahari healing circles have hosted people looking for guidance, healing, and renewal.
People can feel mystery tap their shoulder, hear divine instruction spoken into their ear, and witness what is possible when the non-subtle life force arrives and circulates. Even a medical doctor can get healed, as has happened numerous times before. A musician can find her song, a young teacher can find his mission, and parents can truly make a connection with their kids. An out of whack marriage or lonely heart can rediscover lost love, weary sufferers can find sacred direction, and spiritual seekers can make their way home. Here we experience timeless wisdom and eternal love.
On this stage, anything can happen. Quite literally, light bulbs have exploded, fire alarms have gone off, speakers have disintegrated, microphones have caught fire, and lightning has struck the building. More importantly, people have experienced radical transformations of ecstatic joy and love.
The Keeneys are celebrating the publication of their new book, Seiki Jutsu: The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event!
About the Keeneys:
BRADFORD KEENEY, PH.D., is an internationally renowned creative therapist, cybernetician, anthropologist of cultural healing traditions, and improvisational performer. He is presently Professor and Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Chair, and director of the online doctoral program in creative systemic studies at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. Brad was chosen as the authorized successor to Ikuko Osumi Sensei, the foremost practitioner of seiki jutsu in the 20thcentury. Co-founder of The Keeney Institute for Healing, he is the author of over 40 books, including The Bushman Way of Tracking God, which won the prestigious Silver Nautilus national book award.
HILLARY KEENEY, PH.D., is a distinguished scholar, author, and practitioner of creative transformation and improvisational performance. Co-founder and President of The Keeney Institute for Healing, she is presently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Hillary’s most recent books (co-authored with Bradford Keeney) include Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart, Creative Therapeutic Technique: Skills for the Art of Bringing Forth Change, and Seiki Jutsu: The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine.
As traditional healers, the Keeneys are the authorized custodians of the tradition of seiki jutsu. In addition, both are accepted as n/om kxaosi or traditional holders of n/om, the Bushman word for the vital life force. The Kalahari Bushmen regard Brad as the highest level of traditional doctor, a "Heart of the Spears,” and the Zulu of southern Africa recognize him as having passed all levels of being a traditional healer or Sangoma. Brad is also a member of the Shakers of St. Vincent, and recognized as a grandfather shaman among the Guarani Indians and a traditional spiritual healer in Brazil, Mexico, and Bali, among other places in the world.
September 13, 2014
9:30-5:30 with 1.5 hour lunch break
Location: BFUU, Berkeley, CA
Before May 1: $250: $220 for students and interns
May 1-July 31t: $280; $250 for students and interns
August 1-September 5: $325; $300 for students and interns
After September 5: $350; $325 for students and interns
At the door: $375; $350 for students and interns
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