Sept. 2023 Rivendell Workshop Brookings Oregon
FREEDOM, BEAUTY, AND POINT OF VIEW: THE UNSEEN ATTRIBUTE THAT RULES YOUR LIFE
This will, like last year, be a direct extension of the main CTF broadcast series, designed to augment the classes.
PREREQUISITE: THIS ADVANCED TRAINING EVENT REQUIRES STUDENTS BE CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED IN CARRYING THE FIRE, AND HAVE INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL.
This advanced training retreat is set in the majestic beaches and redwood forests of the Oregon Coast. It continues the tradition of remarkable Senté workshop retreats spanning the past two decades, and previously conducted in New Zealand.
The 2023 Fall Rivendell Workshop will be a lab created to study “point of view.” It is perhaps the most sophisticated topic Paul has ever offered. We will explore this from a physical and psychological perspective, then from a literal and cinematic perspective, and most importantly from a non-ordinary perspective—which is an incredibly rich and very difficult study but a deeply rewarding one. We are going to undertake exercises and experiments designed expressly to make point of view more real to people and give people far more choice about individual point of view possibilities. Also, we want to install far more resistance to external forces acting on point of view from outside ourselves.
The nature of experience itself, as described by Paul, and our ascriptive process which creates such things as the mechanics of personality, will also be explored in rich detail.
Paul anticipates that this will be a crown jewel of the Sente Body of work, and much of what is done in the workshop on POINT OF VIEW will be be a basis for the 2024 Carrying the Fire series.
The workshop will make use of cameras and video technology, including the creation of short videos in which members will have direct experience of the incredible power of control over point of view.
Necessarily, this workshop will also address fundamental experiences or raw experience, the experiencing entity, state of being, and presence.
This will be open only to ongoing series CTF members.
The workshop will be limited to 12 attendees, and priority will be given to the most senior students. We anticipate a wait list.
It will consist of five nights of accommodations at or near Sente’s Brookings Oregon headquarters, six workshop days, and a seventh day consisting of a preparatory lecture.
Paul and Patricia Richards are pioneers in the rapidly developing field of energetic seeing. They enjoyed successful careers in aerospace, martial arts, and medicine prior to forming the Senté Center, an innovative training facility, in 1992. Their groundbreaking work on the role played by Energy in human health, empowerment, and relationship is the most powerful and practical exploration of this topic available today.