Trance Philosophy

Goa Trance music, perhaps because of its spiritual message, is attracting a great many members of what we sometimes cringingly call the '60's generation. Goa Gil, a product of the '60's himself, is the best known Goa Trance deejay having created it after years of musical and spiritual explorations in India. Gil shares his experiences on the famous beach of Goa all winter, and tours in summer and fall. Here in San Francisco we enjoyed his contribution to the Summer of Love rave a few months ago. And for many, the Trance experience with Ceiba and Goa Gil at Burning Man was THE Goa Trance rave of the decade, a magical sunrise topping off a magical all-night experience and even initiating some early-rising rock and rollers from beyond the periphery. This mix, happily, was recorded and is will soon be released by Hunab Ku. Another trance contributor to the Be-In this year includes CCC (Consortium of Collective Consciousness), a classic underground international party cooperative whose deejays spread the vibe worldwide and whose members are also known for creating unforgettable art and altars.

So here's the secret, as told by Omananda:


---------- We invite anybody to join their hands into the circle, to express their innermost intimate selves, which is, when liberated, without limitations or boundaries, absolutely free of judgment, comparison, division or to make it simple, free of thought. ----------

VISUALIZE yourself dancing for hours without interruption, overflowing with bliss. Suddenly, that which you believed until then represented reality to you, explodes into a world of psychedelic imagery and leaves you within swirling energy patterns that appear everywhere throughout matter. And when the world starts to glow, you've somehow recognized the symbols, that lead to specific reactions and caused an entire universe to tremble into pieces, unfolding itself anew from within.

THE WORLD and the suffering of the body are swallowed by a raging kundalliny, down into a silent abyss of darkness. That, which lies beyond death holds the space for the suns of our souls to shine forth in limitless freedom. After you've passed through the gateway of your delusory fears and have surrendered all false self images to the "ONE" among the many, you gladly exchange your entire life for that one eternal moment you've just experienced! In fact, it would be a worthless life without having starred into the eyes of eternity! Goa trance offers that possibility to travel into such distant places that make you remember the secret of a timeless youth. I suggest that you pay close attention to all the signs that cross your life path, because one might be pointing at "a way" that guides you to the cliff from where you can take of, diving into boundless worlds.


During the ceremonies that last 10 to 12 hours (all night long) telepathic information about the present level of world consciousness is exchanged, purified and elevated. Dancing beyond the physical limitations of the body, that is, the world of ego, and leads to a higher place giving insight into the real meaning and purpose of why everything exists and is alive. It thus reveals the essential life laws that are the underlying principles that all of reality's functionality depends upon - the fundamental truth.

The trance dance meditations are the key to enter into the hidden kingdom of the gods. Mudras, meditation, conscious relaxation, breath control, Sufi whirling and yoga, all used in combination during the hours-long dances, carry you directly into the arms of the infinite.

Once tapped into the ultimate and formless life-potential that exists within each of us, anything one imagines creates itself instantaneously by thought. That's why it works that when through certain sounds and/or subliminal messages memories are retrieved, one (re)lives certain experiences and/or (re)learns from them. Generally it is good to live through as many incarnations as possible during a night of dance, before arriving at sunrise, hopefully unified. Once purified, you can join in the dance of the celestial beings within the kingdom of the ultimate and enjoy the freedom of existing anywhere anytime simultaneously. You can enter the universal mind-lattice once your body/mind is completely relaxed, transparent. It happens the moment pure energy moves through you. It moves you!

Through the vibrating sound movements in the music with the golden light that opens the door to the galactic insight, you can travel far across and throughout space.

Boundaries of time dissolve and unfolding entities present themselves as an opening to the interface, to carry you in between dimensions, free of personal intentions.

Stretch the cosmic syllable A-O-U-M into any possible way (it is endless) and you've got GOA-GAIA-universal sound. Some tracks are like an audio translation of the Kabala, numerological, mystical scriptures. If you travel on the monotonous, entrancing beats that are so similar in nature to the pulse of your heart, you might find yourself breathless at times and speechless with smiles.

Mystical experiences+Religious influences are:

Taoism (Tai Chi), Sufi, Hinduism (Yoga), Buddhism (Meditation), Kabalism (the tree of life), Shamanism (navigating consciousness), Mysticism of all religions and tribes of aboriginal people that are one people, influence the culture. Mayan, Egyptians, Pixies, Pagans, Gypsies, Witchcraft, Voodoo, Africa and Nature-magic all play their part in the play/pray-fullness that enhances our senses during the trance dances. Shiva/Kali and Tantra are major to Goa trance. But anyway, all religions once sprang from the same source. The mystical experience gives personal understanding and unclouded insight into the real nature and meaning of life and death. To follow a movement on the external world will only lead you away from your intuitive heart (the channel to god and light-being(being light)-realization) that can be felt when tuned into the within.

Remember: only change is constant!

Today parties grow like mushrooms out of cow paddies all around the planet. To dance will help everybody in the transitional process of letting the old conservative things fall to make space for "flowers to grow through concrete"!

The "elite" Goa connections are mostly universal and planetary life-travelers who have met through magical circumstances to unify and gather their strength on this mission to manifest the perfected vision. We ask for guidance and supervision from the eternal light beings that we invoke in our meditations. Their appearance clears away the fog of the superficial Ego-selves that cloud the clear perception. We weave a circle of light around us. This way we strengthen our global family and initiate new people into the pure realm of unconditional love. Through the understanding of the collective, we can learn how to share ideas and how to communicate them with one another. We try our best to respect our differences with the vision of our common origin and destination always in mind. We all are mirrors of each other. And through reflection we learn how to grow and change together with and in the present towards the light and love that fuels our soul:

"c o m e - u n i t y ! "

Somehow, we as humans lost our tribal roots and are now left controlled by the "patrolled" in isolation and distrust amongst each other. We have almost lost our root memory of bliss, the divine ecstasy without which we miss the warmth of love that nurtures our soul. But once upon a time we all lived in tribes and danced in circles, all around planet earth. When does this circle complete the cycle for you and spiral you up?

During rituals consciousness unfolds and expands itself slowly from the individual to a group awareness. The Mandala comes globally together when we understand and accept all life forms to be part of our true selves. It aligns us with the planetary grid. Then, from the dot of the earth in the perspective from outer space, we embark into the astral realm where we finally surf throughout time and space. Ultimately we abide in the beyond, existing in a humming silence, observing the wisdom of the "All" that is inscribed on a dream reality-DNA. When we finally arrive back home, the inner peace and contentment we so deeply desired settles our restlessness.

Then, when we are dispersed like ashes that is left after a holy fire, the message spreads throughout space through our voices, that are God's chants, that all life was created to express the freedom of unlimited choices, to share our vision and ourselves, to coexist in peace anytime, anywhere and nowhere (= now-here) at the same time, no time.

Goa parties have the potential to break down the limitations that only exist within our own minds. They open the door to a limitless imagination to which we have been blind before we knew what we could have not known, before we saw the awe.

Through the shamanistic journey one re-connects to the root of all reality's spring. In India everything is understood as being whole, holy, part of the divine creation that embraces everything, and everybody is embraced by it.

We invite anybody to join their hands into the circle, to express their innermost intimate selves, which is, when liberated, without limitations or boundaries, absolutely free of judgment, comparison, division or to make it simple, free of thought.

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