This past week, Benjamin and I hosted the Rhizome Theater Company at our home in Maine. The Rhizomes describe themselves as “a group of artists committed to sowing the seeds of social cohesion, awareness and empathy through live documentary theater.” But what the Rhizomes really do is listen. The Rhizomes listen to people talk about their […]
Meet Lorie & Benjamin
Alchemical Acupuncturist and Healer, Author, Teacher
Founding Director of A New Possibility, Astrologer, Bodyworker
Welcome! We are committed to transformational healing rooted in the belief that all change begins for humans with the willingness to look within, and that healing within ourselves and in our relationship to others creates change on a global scale.
The Seven Po and the Wisdom of the Body Soul
feat. Lorie Eve Dechar
In this webinar, Lorie Dechar will share her research into the psycho-emotional function and spiritual potency of the po soul.
She will discuss the original Taoist ideas about this yin aspect of the spirits and their mythical relationship to Xi Wang Mu, the mysterious dark goddess of the Taoist pantheon. We will follow the po’s transformation from a primary yin aspect of the divine – the Moon Soul – to a problematic demonic entity as China’s early shamanic earth-based spirituality was increasingly influenced by patriarchal, solar attitudes. The focus of the talk will be on the po soul’s role as transmitter of the deep wisdom of the body. We will address the relationship of the seven po to addiction as well as to ancestral inheritances and the mother’s essences.
Clinical issues such as the transmission and storage of trauma memory as well as psychosomatic symptomology will be discussed from the viewpoint of traditional Chinese medicine, modern Western neuro-science, Western archetypal psychology and alchemy.
Live webinars fulfill all 50 hours of live CEUs for California. You have 2 years access to the recording to complete for CEU/PDA.
Five Spirits, the book
The Five Spirits have been capturing the hearts and imaginations of practitioners and patients all over the world since the publication of Lorie’s book in 2006. Five Spirits introduces readers to the little known Taoist “chakra” system and returns the sacred to the domain of healing. Through myth, symbols, dreams, and real-life case examples, the Five Spirits will open you to Chinese medicine as alchemy and offer a view of your body and our planet as vessels of spiritual transformation.