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Souldish NYC Events: November 9-14

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=====Friday, November 9th=====

The Electric Jesus: A Spiritual Guide to Transformation with our own fabulous Jonathan Phillips

Uncover the mysteries of the universe through a deeper understanding of Jesus' yogic teachings and how they relate to the cosmic force we call energy. Learn about lost sacred scrolls, Jesus' hidden history, alchemical symbols, visionary science, and the human energy field. In this workshop, we will use ancient, energy-raising techniques of the Gnostics to awaken our own divine spark, allowing each of us to experience a greater sense of health, happiness, and universal compassion. Jonathan Phillips is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Founder of the NYC Gnostics. He is the Managing Editor of Reality and Executive Editor of Jonathan Phillips is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Founder of the NYC Gnostics. He is the Managing Editor of Reality Sandwich and Executive Editor of

East West Yoga Studio, 78 5th Ave.
(8p-10p, $15)

=====Also on Friday=====

Maison Du Chic 10p

NYC's first and foremost "multimedia cabaret" celebrates its 5th Year anniversary with a stand-up gala at Williamsburg's Glasslands Gallery. From its inception at long-lost fez, Maison Du Chic has accumulated an enviable roster of art-damaged alumni including Scissor Sisters, Hidden Cameras, The Blow, Cory Arcangel, Tracy and the Plastics, Julie Muz, Chromeo, and mucho mas. Post-Young-British-Artist Nicklcat razzles and dazzles as the evening's emcee…For this installment…Services frantic disco panic:; Martha Colburn psychoactivist animatrix:; Shana Moulton new age anxiety: Djs Tropical Jeremy, Matthew Radune, Ceci Moss. Projections by English Kills, Mighty Robot.

(10p, $8)
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave (btwn S1 and S2) L to Bedford

=====Also on Friday=====

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist tickets go on sale today
Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza Saturday, January 26 On Sale Friday, Nov 9 at 12:00 pm. Why am I listing this? Because we've all danced to Cut Chemist at some point or other…and when we have, the crowd has been in a frenzy…

=====Also on Friday=====

Trauma, Healing, and the Heart of Yoga

Free Public talk with Matthew Sanford Matthew is a nationally recognized yoga teacher, an accomplished public speaker, and a paraplegic for the last twenty-eight years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006). Matthew uses his unique experience to be a leading voice in the integrative health movement. He is also a pioneer in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities and won a Karma Yoga Award from the Yoga Journal for this work in 2003. He is the founder of Mind Body Solutions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the practical notion that minds and bodies work better together. For more information: please visit or Matthew brings the audience not only inside a catastrophic car accident and living with paralysis but more importantly inside the mind-body relationship. His heart-wrenching story offers glimpses into the nature of trauma, the healing potential of yoga, and the hope of a transforming healthcare system.

(8:30p-9:30p, Free)
Jivamukti Yoga
841 Broadway; (212) 353-0214
=====Saturday November 10th=====

Enthocentric Salon at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

New works by Alex Grey Net of Being Opening Reception 6pm – 9pm in MicroCoSM Gallery free to the public; Entheocentric salon 10pm-3am $20. Alex Grey's painting, "Net of Being," has been introduced to millions of people by the rock band TOOL. After years of labor this epic work is now on view along with numerous new artworks depicting Grey's mystic visions and an architectural model of the future Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. 10pm – 3am in CoSMosis live painting. 10 pm – 12am Echoes and Shadows Live Musical Performance Alex & Allyson Grey. Midnight Aerial Fire Dance Performance Jonette Ford, Marisa Scirocco, Patty Arrieta Psy-Trance in the Hall of Spirit Ambient chill-out in CoSM and MicroCoSM Gallery; 1am – 3am SCHISM, TOOL Tribute Band Live Musical Performance.

(6p, Free MicroCoSM Gallery) then Party (10p-3a, $20)
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 W27th St

=====Also on Saturday=====

Divine Warrior Training Workshop with Tom Capshew, Reiki Master

Sit in sacred space with author, Shaman and Reiki Master Tom and learn to re-member yourself to the divine by courageously discarding your limiting beliefs and behaviors.

(7p – 9p, $15)
East West Yoga Studios
78 5th Ave # 2, (212) 243-5994

=====Also on Saturday=====

6362MetaForce Present Magical Moon Boom Psy Party

Featuring the return of Kiriyama (live) to New York City for one more psyblasting exxxperience. Psytrance, Psychill and Techno for your dancing and listening pleasure. Happy journeys…Kiriyama (Devil's Mind Records, Sweden) – Live Psy; plus: Vishwaatmaaa (6362MetaForce, NYC) – Psy DJ Set; Sukhush (6362MetaForce, NYC); DJ Randy Lee vs Flyin Brian; The Rev (Gotham Grooves, NYC); Artemis (Psylicious/23 Sound, Boston) and Original Visuals: Neurotika (Ibiza/Buenos Aires/Paris) VJ:DR. LIGHT (New York City); Deco by 6362MetaForce & MasterPlan Productions 6362MetaForce is thrilled to bring back our Swedish grand master of live psy – Kiriyama
Co-founder & Head of Devil's Mind Records, KIRIYAMA (aka Alex Ortegren) smashed NYC last January at a special limited capacity party. Now it's time to share his unbelievable energy and incredible performance with a wider audience!! After playing parties and festivals this summer in Europe, Alex has lots of new production to share & he's ready to come back & instill a dose of his signature psyblastership in NYC. Entry:Before 11:30pm: $15 with RSVP to [email protected]:30pm and later: $25 general admission*****This is an 18+ event – please bring photo ID!!****Non-alcoholic beverages and smoothie bar provided by Wonderland Collective****CD and Accessories shop by 6362MetaForce (9pm – 3am)** ((Featuring psychill and psystomp CDs, eco-friendly jewelry, tagua tobacco pipes and leather & suede bags available on**Diwali Pooja to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights will begin at 9:15pm.*****More details about the artists, timeslots, etc., to be posted at in the PARTY section. Questions?? Email us at [email protected]. Bless this party with your good vibes, killer energy & stomping feet. Bom Bholenath.

(9p – 6:30a, $25 Dr.)
38-01 23rd Avenue in Astoria, Queens
Subway: N or W train to Ditmars Blvd.

=====Also on Saturday=====


Tsunami presents -Enertopia live (Aargentina/Israel)-Cristian Ledezma a.k.a cris-Brandon Adams (Dreamcatcher) -k.b.m a.k.a sinpatex. Decor and Visuals by: SURGE. Dance party. 18+ (valid picture ID a must)

(10p-7a, $25 / $20 with costume "reduced)
Limited number of $15 tickets available on Also Combination Tickets may be available.

27 West 24th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)

=====Also on Saturday=====

Free Reading: Tiffany Ludwig & Renee Piechocki "Trappings" Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki embarked on a six-year interview journey asking American women "What do you wear that makes you feel powerful?" And their answers came from office workers, drag kings, stay-at-home moms, attorneys, fashion industry executives, elected officials, students, cowgirls, and are documented in "Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing."

(7p, Free)
Bluestocking Bookstore

172 Allen St; (212) 777-6028

=====Also on Saturday=====

Matthew Sanford:

Beyond the Physical Asana

Heightened attention to alignment and precision integrate the subtle, energetic connections between mind, body and spirit this is a revolutionary breakthrough revealed by yoga. It also makes the practice of yoga possible for Matthew Sanford. Paralyzed from the chest down, Matthew has spent sixteen years exploring these subtle connections, connections that are not impeded by his paralysis but, in fact, enhanced by it. In this workshop, students will be challenged to explore beyond the physical performance of asanas and delve into their underlying energetic nature. In so doing, they will gain glimpses into the heart of yoga. It is recommended that people taking the Saturday asana workshop also attend the lecture on Friday night.

(9:30a-11:30a, $65)
Jivamukti Yoga

=====Also on Saturday=====

Explore the Flavor of Health

Come out and join Baby Boy Star and Celebrity Fitness & Wellness Coach AJ Johnson, Chef Lindsey Williams, grandson of famed Harlem restaurateur Sylvia, Dr. Valentine Burroughs and more specialists in health, fitness, and nutrition for Explore the Flavor of Health!, a FREE event featuring local African-American and Latin-American restaurants preparing healthy and delicious, flavor-filled dishes. FREE giveaways to the first 300 people to enter, FREE cooking demonstrations, FREE advice from dieticians, FREE health consultations with doctors and FREE advice on getting active!

(10a, free)
369th PAL Armory in Harlem, New York City
One West 142nd St., Entrance on 143rd St. between 5th and L

=====Sunday, November 11th=====

Club Tantra

The long awaited Club Tantra is will be having it's Grand Opening on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at it's home in a spacious 7,500 sq. ft. loft located in a convenient midtown location. Club Tantra is a private, members-only club featuring a social to sensual, multi-event party that will take place every Sunday from 6pm to Midnight. Classes and mini-workshops will be offered earlier from 4pm to 5:30. Four spacious and sensuously designed areas each with a host and hostess to guide and lead the energy of each room. They include:- The Tango Lounge, where sexy spirits can learn and dance to Latin sensual rhythms. A light Sunday buffet is set up with soft drinks. (BYOB are permitted)-The Dark & Light Angels Room, where sexy spirits can explore both the light and dark realms of your their fantasies and desires of bondage, role playing, dominance, submission, spanking and much more, in a safe and playful setting.-The Tantric Touch Room, where sexy spirits can enter as couples, or small groups of 3 or 4, and utilize one the 6 sensual massage cubicles that have been set up for private sensual and erotic touching.- The Kama Sutra Room, where sexy spirit couples and Goddesses, can delight in 1,001 carnal delights. Club Tantra's also has it's own multi-media center, provides members with an opportunity to capture your most intimate moments on video and/or camera. No outside cameras are ever permitted within the club, and members using these services to shoot or film them are the exclusive and sole owners of their personal footage. Membership and registration required.

Grand Opening of Club Tantra
4pm- Midnight
Midtown Location

=====Also on Sunday=====

Exploring the Myster of Femaly Sexuality-An Intensive for Men Only with Sheri Winston & Brian Buchbinder

Created Bykiana for Be Wild Description Exploring the Mystery of Female Sexuality – An Intensive for Men Only With Brian Buchbinder..Learn the truth about how women operate! Finally. The following classes are located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Pre-registration is required. Location details sent upon registration. These classes are sponsored by the glorious Kiana Love and her Be Wild Woman events.

11 am – 6:30 pm. Whole Day Intensive: $90 – $120
Contact Kiana for registration: (917) 453-3663 or [email protected]

=====tuesday, november 12th=====

The Power of Happiness and Sadness: Why You Need Both for a Truly Healthy and Balanced Life. With Steven E. Hodes, M.D.

Join us for this ongoing free lecture and dialogue series in Manhattan with Steven E. Hodes, M.D., author of Meta-Physician on Call for Better Health: Metaphysics and Medicine for Mind, Body, and Spirit (Praeger Publishers, 2007), as he shares his body, mind, spirit approach to revitalizing health on all levels. We live in a culture that abhors discomfort of any kind. Pharmaceutical companies and physicians contribute to the belief that we should 'anesthetize' ourselves to any negative feelings. * Many of us suffer under the illusion that we are supposed to be happy all the time and we'll do anything to avoid our discomfort, pain and sorrow. As a result, we miss what it is to be truly human and truly whole. * In this lecture and discussion evening, Dr. Steve will explore the medical and physiological explanations for our happiness and sadness, and discuss why it is essential that we embrace our low points as much as we revel in our moments of joy.. Steven E. Hodes, M.D., is a board certified physician with almost 30 years in private practice. His new book, Meta-Physician on Call for Better Health: Metaphysics and Medicine for Mind, Body, and Spirit (Praeger Publishers, 2007) explores the connections between metaphysics, medicine, and healing.

(7p to 8:30p, Free)
Quest Lecture Hall,
242 East 53rd Street in Manhattan, between 3rd and 2nd Avenues,(you can also enter through the Quest Book Store)
Please rsvp to Heather Connor at [email protected]

=====Wednesday, November 14th=====

Healing Circle of Love

Join Founder and director of Kakini Health Kiana Love for love and laughter every second Wednesday of the month. 8-10 pm.Bring your wishes to a circle of support and sharing. Share in the giving and receiving of healing. Come renew your spirit with breath, movement, energy, song, and much more. (Monthly on the second Wednesday) Kiana Love founder and director of Kakini Health is a holistic practitioner that uses somatic therapies, energy work and reflexology to help balance the body, mind, and spirit. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston and has certifications in body mind healing. She has studied hand, foot, and vertical reflexology. Kiana has continued to study somatic psychology and the integration of eastern chakras system with western psychology. Yoga, stretching, meditation, and breath work are some of the tools she employs to integrate these systems. Kiana is a certified Reiki master, Advanced Vortex Practitioner, and Master Integrative Energy Instructor. She also provides support as an interfaith minister. Kiana provides a compassionate presence that allows the body to express, and integrate its truth which brings healing and peace of mind. to register contact Kiana Love 917 453-3663/[email protected]/ Kiana is available for lectures, classes, ceremonies, and private sessions.

(8p-10p, $5)
778 Bergen St. GrandSpace, Bklyn

=====Also on Wednesday=====

Kiahkeya Performances presents "Red Ice Feather; Blood of the Earth"

On November 14, 2007 at 8pm within the Performance Project Festival @ University Settlement Manhattan NYC. "Red Ice Feather; Blood of the Earth" is a multi-media Improvisational Spirit Butoh performance ritual by dancer Kathi von Koerber and Flutist/Musical Shaman, Tonya "Tbird Luv" Ridgely. Kathi von Koerber a Multi-media Film/Video Artist and Dancer recently filmed the up coming Art/Environmental Butoh dance feature film "Ridden by Nature" in Alaska, Hawaii and Utah. Thefilm addresses the three ecologies, amongst them the vast glacial landscapes of Alaska. The water of the glacier is the Earth's blood. "This symbolic metaphor of human and nature is revealed in the improvisational Butoh dance as it reflects the passions, destruction, fragility and transformation found in nature and withinour selves. One has the opportunity to connect and bring into oneness the balance of humanity innature and natures with humanity" "Red Ice Feather; Blood of the Earth" is a celebration and requiem dance spawned by the mystery and heritage of the thousands of years old ice and the wisdom it stores.

(8p-9p, $7)
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street at the Corner of Rivington St.
(F train to 2nd Ave or B/D to Grand St
For more information on the film " Ridden by Nature", read in our recent newsletter;


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