ELECTRIC LATIHAN – POLAND
A Theremin guided Space Ritual
“When you come to zero, when you come to nothingness, at that moment there is a vibration” (Bapak Subuh)
Latihan is a profound healing practice.
It consists of finding the spontaneous movement of the body when it is not guided by will.
This practice aims at harmonizing the different aspects of our Being: body, emotions, mind, and soul. It creates a space where the mind no longer controls the body.
This elementary practice of non-action opens a direct channel between the body and deeper and deeper levels or quality of consciousness, a link between body and spirituality.
In this workshop, we will experience the traditional form of Latihan combined with a more interactive and modern technique improved with the use of the Theremin, a musical instrument played without physical contact, all cast into the frame of a cosmic space ritual.
What is Latihan
Latihan means “spiritual exercise” or “training of the spirit.”
It originated in Indonesia by Bapak Muhammad Subuh, the founder of Subud, and then spread in the West by Georgy Gurdjieff.
It must be practiced without expectations or logical thoughts; let the body become an empty vessel, a hollow bamboo.
Latihan is a form of active meditation adopted by Osho too.
It is a powerful healing practice that improves concentration and releases suppressed emotions, opening your heart and allowing the flow of life force (prana) through the whole body to remove all energy blocks.
It can also be supportive in managing depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and addiction.
Latihan heals you mentally and physically. It is a training of the spirit, surrendering to a higher source. This complete surrender is the key to enhancing your inner force, so you may start making better decisions, improving control over emotions, and reducing pain and suffering all over your daily life.
You have not to do anything; be there and wait for something to happen and if your body starts moving, let it move with fluidity; let this movement expand outside and inside, feeling yourself pulsating with the universe.
When in Latihan, you enter a space of nothingness, which helps you drop the ego and sense of identity and become present in the now.
Just surrender to existence, and when the universal spirit inspires you to move, release self-control and enjoy your natural ability of well-being.
Surrender to the Universal Spirit, and let it inspire you to move spontaneously, remain a witness and let your body be an instrument in the Electric Latihan.
What is Theremin
Theremin, also called Etherophone, is an electronic musical instrument invented in 1920 in the Soviet Union by Leon Theremin.
It consists of a box with radio tubes producing oscillations at two sound-wave frequencies above the range of hearing; together, they create a lower audible frequency equal to the difference in their rates of vibration.
Pitch is controlled by moving the hand toward or away from an antenna at the right rear of the box. This movement alters one of the inaudible frequencies. Harmonics, or component tones, of the sound can be filtered out, allowing the production of several tone colors over a range of six octaves.
The American composer Henry Cowell and the French American composer Edgard Varèse have written for the Theremin. The instrument was used in recordings by the American rock group the Beach Boys and in the soundtracks of several science fiction films.
I will combine these two elements in this event, creating a new concept of Tantric meditation where each participant will have their individual experience and will be able, at some point, to interact and connect with others.
With the help of technology, you will experience a different form of Latihan.