All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath New Years Eve
- Tue 31st Dec 2019, 7pm – Wed 1st Jan 2020, 9am
- The Old Baths Cafe, Eastway, London, UK
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All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath New Years Eve
You’re invited to a very special edition of All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath to celebrate this transition into the coming year. Expect some lovely surprises, including ceremonial cacao & lucid dreaming potion at midnight.
All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath is a unique sound healing event organized by three experienced sound healers in association with The Psychedelic Society. This is an opportunity to enter a deep meditative & healing state of consciousness, as your guided by sound into a transcendental journey, throughout the night until sunrise.
We use various instruments including ten unique & powerful gongs, crystal & Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drums, didgeridoo, shanti chimes & shruti boxes, combined with overtone singing, vocal toning & medicine songs, weaving a tapestry of sound to guide you on your journey within.
We will begin the evening with the workshop ‘Psychedelic Yoga: Yoga for the preparation, navigation & integration of the psychedelic experience’. During this session, we will practice postures, pranayama, mudras, mantra & meditation to prepare you for the
night ahead journeying during all-night psychedelic gong bath. Then there will be a break and time to set up your ‘sleeping nests’ for the night ceremony, after which a hearty new year’s eve bowl of food will be served, alongside a selection of teas, snacks & fruits.
After a short introduction, a guided meditation will take you into the gong dream space. You will be “bathed” in the sound waves of the gongs & other instruments for 8 hours continuously. As the powerful vibrations and harmonics wash over you, they will induce deep relaxation, altered states of consciousness and help to release tensions and blocks. Please be gentle with yourself for the remainder of the weekend to fully ‘digest’ the process, which can last for a few days after the experience.
Just before midnight, as we prepare to welcome the new year, we will share ceremonial cacoa & a lucid dreaming potion ritual.
Participants variously report powerful bodily sensations and meditative states often accompanied by rich imagery, visions and insights, or feelings of timelessness, ecstasy and bliss. The overall experience can feel both visionary & psychedelic.
At the beginning of the night the sound might feel quite intensive at moments. After a while we will keep it gentle and comforting till the early morning, when there will be another more intensive sound wave as you wake. At 6:30am the gongs will go silent for 30 minutes of stillness & reflection; during this time people tend to experience powerful insights and a profound feeling of inner peace and liberation.
Everyone will be invited to the lounge & cafe area to share their night experiences with each other over a hot drink and a freshly prepared organic breakfast from Gaia Pulses.
7.00pm Doors open
7:45 - 8:45pm Psychedelic Yoga
8:45 – 10:00pm Set up ‘sleeping nests’, NYE food bowl & teas
10:00pm – 6:30am All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath
7:00am Morning meditation
7:30am Hot Drinks & Organic Breakfast
During the night you can meditate or sleep. In both cases you will feel the beneficial effects of healing sounds of the gongs & other instruments.
What to bring: Clean comfortable clothing to change into for sleeping, pillows, sleeping bag, blankets, duvets, camping and/or yoga mat, or any other item that will help aid your comfort as you will be sleeping on the floor. Although we ask to please don’t bring a blow-up mattress as they are very noisy during the night. We ask that you don’t use double mattresses for one person and keep your “sleeping nest” within a reasonable size. There are heaters in the hall but please bring anything you will need to ensure you're comfortable and warm throughout the night. Please also bring a bottle of drinking water. We also recommend bringing an eye mask as the hall is lit through the night with fairy lights.
The food you will be served both in the evening & morning is from Gaia Pulses, a cafe at The Old Baths, which is an amazing project of organic and sustainable food. The price of this food is included in your ticket. Find out more about Gaia Pulses @ www.gaiapulses.com/
The event is for 18+. It is also not recommended if you are epileptic.
Free parking at the venue.
Tickets typically sell out before the event so please buy in advance, as no tickets are available on the door.
This event isn’t designed for people to take psychedelics at (though the combination of the frequencies brought about from the sound journey & meditation, can bring about altered states of consciousness similar to those experienced on psychedelic medicines). The Psychedelic Society does however organise ‘Psychedelic Experience Weekends’; for more information please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends
The Gong Bath will be facilitated by Kat Bumbul, Jamie Richards and Francisco Amoscotegui
Kat – Experienced sound healer and ceremonial tea artist, known for her sold-out Psychedelic Gong Baths at The Round Chapel. Kat also runs weekly Gong Baths and Gongs with Tea Ceremonies in central London, organizes nature retreats, sound healing workshops, participates in various art projects, also offers private sessions and tutoring.
Jamie – Experience sound healer & gong practitioner, trained with the College of Sound Healing. He works with sound, breath & meditation to bring about & enhance the healing potential of altered states of consciousness. Alongside the monthly event ‘Psychedelic Sound Journeys’, Jamie offers individual sound healing sessions & co-facilitates the monthly event Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation alongside Phil Richards.
Francisco – Experienced sound healer & massage therapist offering private & group sound healing sessions, trained with worldwide known didgeridoo master Ondrej Smeikal, overtone singing master F.Lumbreras and sound healing master V.Collado. He co-created many popular events in London like Urban Shamans, One Spirit and Shift Happens, and often collaborates with yoga teachers for various Yoga & Sound workshops.
Phil – He has practised yoga and meditation since 1971. He has studied in the UK and India with the Ramakrisha Vedanta Centre, the Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order and the Rigpa Organisation. He has also trained in ‘dream song’ with the Yoga Nidra network.
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Refunds: Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap https://www.ticketswap.uk/location/the-psychedelic-society/146580
"Incredible healing sound journey. What you together have created is truly remarkable. I was awake for all but 2 hour and felt every moment. Grateful for what you give to the Universe” Rikk
"They created a container that helped me feel held and safe enough to let go and voyage into myself. The power of the gongs and strength of their chants enabling a deep process within me - catalysed by a skilful balance between familiarity and novelty, between safety and provocation. The food was excellent and they were well equipped to meet my additional needs. The Practioners were clearly at the top of their game. It's definitely the best slumber party I've ever attended!” Mikey
“Amazing experience, thank you to Kat, Francisco and Jamie for sharing your healing and magical music for the soul, what a blessing.” Aggie
“One of the best experiences of my life. A*****+++++” Ryan