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Whom Does the Grail Serve ?





Keltic- Trilogy   (Cairn)  invites you to join us in the comparative training discovery of the  Tibetan  Tsa-rLung,  Ajna,   Reiki  &   Energo-/ Chromo- therapy  Healing  & Divination practices  from experiential seminars, teachings and retreat organized at  selected Vajrayana pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region (India/Nepal/Tibet), as well as in Europe during pilgrimages and studies organized in South-of-France and Wales at Celtic, Magdalene, Cathares and  Templars  Powerplaces.

This is an entirely new serie of  Introduction Conferences, Experiential Seminars  and  Cultural Immersion  Research    options, focusing on the comparative approach of Energotherapy (Zeberio) and Tibetan Medicine  Tsa-rLung  Healing Practices, being organized in Nepal and Europe, during the academic year 2004-05, and now operational from next October 2004 in Nepal.


Emphasis will be brought to :

Tsa-Lung Energy Body Healing (Self-healing, Chi, Tantra)

The Body of Light (a synthesis with Dzogchen practices)

The Philosophy and Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine

The  "Six Lamps of Confrontation" (Thigle)

Healing Archetypes and Practices in the Celtic Heritage


This paper is about the comparative study of the Healing Traditions in Celtic, Bon and Tibetan Buddhist roots Shamanism, including the existential notions on Tantra and Dzogchen. It is also naturally about a renewal of East-West psychology schools exchange. Thus, it wants to approach the Tibetan healing and divination traditions in light of a renewed theory. If you read these lines you will gain more insight not only on Tibetan Tsa-rLung Healing and Ajna Yoga, but also in the common roots being rediscovered for a synthesis approach of the Asian and Celtic Shamanic Roots as found in the Celtic, Vedic and Tibetan Healing (Body of Light) traditions. The Tsa- rLung Subtle Energy Body can be perceived from the Ajna Yoga asanas, Tsa-rLung visualization and Tai-Ji movements which open up the consciousness level to the appraisal of subtle energy, so that the breath flows freely in the body. There are other means, tools or   rituals, such as Sacred Dance performances, which can bear also such testimony. Here, the Tsa-rLung Tibetan traditions alone is not the purpose. What is worth taking some time to study, in the present globalisation of the East and West exchange, is the hypothesis of a common Archetypal and Artefacts background, and a proposed experiential methodology to test it. This may provide more insights on the relations between consciousness and the appraisal of subtle entities, protectors and elements, and how such elemental qualities manifest themselves in our lives. More easily, it also offers tools being rituals or embodiment context for us working in both the Celtic or Tibetan Powerplaces. Cairn feels, in the same way as many Tsa-rLung Lamas, Healers and Shamans interviewed thereupon, that through the bringing together of a network for a Body of Light awareness and flow of its Knowledge qualities, we can also promote peace and awareness in our lives and people, at helpful, practical and tangible level.



General  Methodology

Cairn R&D methodology requisites are accordingly in three inputs:

1- Inputs from the Celtic Archetypal paradigm, reviewed under reference of the Grail Lore,

2- Inputs from the Tibetan Tsa-rLung, Tantric Healing and Traditional Medicine practices,

3- Inputs from a renewed R&D approach in Energo/Chromo-therapy, such as Prof. Zeberio,

Studying and practicing texts and rituals in a comparative approach of Western (Celtic) and Eastern (Tibetan) Healing Traditions, in their post-modern condition (where the new dominant paradigm is that there are no dominant paradigms because times are a changing), increases our awareness of both the needs to challenge blockage of established concepts leading to nowhere no more..., and on the difficult task of experiential scholarly comparison. Though Cairn is intimately conscious of the experienced traps of shifting the testimony of emotions and altered states of consciousness (ASC) into more politically correct literary concepts (including the hermeneutic assumptions that roots practices in one tradition can be compared with those in another), one may find nonetheless such efforts are worthwhile, if not urgent, because our daily strategic site appraisal of the quality of relationship between the East and West is that much of present contradictions are resolved by people only through a superficial compliance to prevalent models, and therefore much of the potential fruits of the spiritual heritage are to be lost from a lack of genuine awareness or transparent dialogue. Amongst others, in qualitative research methodology, the concepts of Symbolic Representations and Significance of the Energy Body manifestation may play a role in the erasing or easing respective (mis)conceptions, as much on Tibetan tradition than Celtic, per se ...

The comparative approach of Significance in the experiential and contexts of the Healing and Divination practices, may include a study of concepts (texts), yoga ascetic behaviours (asanas) and mystical experiences (rituals) at the same time, will use an Hermeneutic model for ASC qualitative case studies.

This methodology main purpose could accordingly allow the hermeneutic and experiential in each cultural framework to be expressed and shared within their underlying symbolic representation, thus leading the comparative efficacy of such practices and studies towards a renewal of Shamanic roots in these universal Healing and Body of Light traditions!

By employing phenomenology, clinical anthropology, sociological and anthropological methodology, Cairn chooses an approach markedly different from the bulk of current traditional religious text-oriented and hierarchy- motivated Dharma recruitment or scholarship.




Such a methodology maybe validated upon the following premises:

A- Inputs from the Celtic Archetypal paradigm reviewed under reference of the Grail Lore, will allow an ethical embodiment of researchers within the Celtic Heritage collective unconsciousness level of the overlapping Euro and Central Asian mythological and shamanic heritage. This will allow the envisioned rituals, prayers and meditation embodiment to be carefully performed in accordance with the context of most European sacred powerplaces, either related to the Megalithic period, or later Magdalene, Black Madona, Cathares, Joseph of Arimathea and Templars sites.   

B- Inputs from the Tibetan Tsa-rLung Tantric Healing and Traditional Medicine practices, per se, will allow the practical training in experiential to be proposed in a stepwise manner, following both the canons of Tibetan Medicine and Tantric Healing, under the advice of Tsa-rLung Nagpas, supervision in situ.

C- Inputs from a renewed R&D approach in Energo/Chromo-therapy, such as in the previous training being proposed since 30 years by Prof. J.T. Zeberio (Ag), will allow participants to grasp more experimentally the existence of the subtle energy, its healing powers and visualization of their Energy Body of Light, in a clear and simple manner, above all devoid of religious political premises, and first focused on awareness.

Celtic Options include a Tour&Study  Introduction to Shamanic Healing and Divination Practices, 
proposed in the sacred sites of  Montsegur and Alet (Aude and Ariège Pyrénées, France), as well as
in the Verdon Canyon (Basse Alpes, France). This flexible program may also include a 2 Days Seminar.
The first two weeks in France focus on the Cathares and Templars heritage in the Aude and Ariege region (Pyrenees), including visit, meditation and experiential at Montsegur, Alet monastery and Rennes le Chateau / Razes, Limoux and several Templars or Cathares Magdalene related holy waters. These can be followed, at the end of the second week, with a discovery of selected sacred sites related to the legend of St- Mary Magdalena and Joseph of Arimathea, in  such known places as:  Les St- Marie de la Mer, Aix and  Ste Baume.

Further details  (2003) are presented at :

and here (1997):



Nyima - Dzong (c) OKC 1973



Methodological   Options

Following the methodology above, more details on the three options are presented here (click here:)

1- Inputs from the Celtic Archetypal paradigm, reviewed under reference of the Grail Lore,

2- Inputs from the Tibetan Tsa-rLung, Tantric Healing and Traditional Medicine practices,

3- Inputs from a renewed R&D approach in Energo/Chromo-therapy, such as Prof. Zeberio,

These first set of options may be completed with CAIRN Field-studies and Research Programmes  being organized in the KTM and Himalayan region (Nepal/India/Tibet), which are purposely designed for clinical professionals, researchers, students and scholars, and organized from selected resources in Nepal, India, Tibet (TAR/China) and S-Asia. 

These programmes can be of a duration from 15 to 21~ days, and upto 4 months .

Since 1988, CAIRN  Cultural Immersion tours cum experientials have focused 
on  clinical anthropology, ethno-medicine and counselling research, as well as on
the Comparative Study of the roots archetypes, symbolic and practices of the 
Himalayan and Celtic Shamanic Healing and Divination Roots Traditions, at the 
philosophical, experiential and hermeneutic level required. 

Each Field-study is duly tailored on a specific subject,  upon the participants 
interest and with personalized modalities under a personalized contract.

Further details  are presented at :

Cairn academic exchange also promotes Cross-cultural Awareness and Volunteer Work options.

Further details  are presented at :




The Holy Grail appears to the Knights of the Round Table, with Sir Galahad in the Perilous Seat 
( Legends of Arthurian Quest, painting of the  13nd century). 



Enter the Quest!

Caer Sidi, The Fortress of the Fairies is mentioned in the Book of  Taliesin (Lewis Spence).

That Caer Sidi (Camelot) was the Seat of rituals and initiations for Healing and Divination of an extraordinary vitality and importance to the Celtic psyche is no new thesis . But that it can be re-awakened today,  simply through a comparative experiential study of  Grail Lore and Himalayan Tantric Shamanism is a testimony we want here to share , as a research,  with you.

The roots of myths and rituals go down to the subsoil of grave-cult and fear of death.  E. Durkheim and K. Jung often argued that the collective excitation (sur-excitation) of clans, tribal and Shamans rituals were experienced by participating members as trans-personal (impersonal), overwhelming power (Mana) , though to emanate from the clan archetypes  (or collective unconsciousness) represented (embodied) in the Totem. The Totem  would then induce with Mana all associated symbols, uniting the tribe in a single system of beliefs, practices and representations. 

The word Sidhe  (also spelled Sidi, Sidh, Sid, Sith ...) may be regarded as the standard term for "fairy" in the Gaelic tongue of Scotland , Wales and Ireland. While some reliable authorities further stress that Sithide or Sithde is the genitive of Sithd, a female fairy, Gaelic records Sidhe as also implying "hill" or "mound". Mounds and hills often are both graves and  abodes of the elves.

Mythology is social psychology, as much as it is archetypes, history, cosmology or biography.
Myth is a picture language, which has to be studied and embodied to be read.
And Mythology is also alive ...



Amchi Kunzang / Kunphen

Reality Check?

This paper does not want to argue that Shamanic Healing and Divination practices are an object of ethnographic study, but rather that the introduction to a comparative experiential embodiment and study may be approached, under genuine professional guidance and relevant references, using the current resources in the Celtic and Himalayan culture. This process may include the exploration of  altered states of consciousness (ASC) leading to development of potentials and discovery of Self .

Myths, as they have settled in history and popular tales are the purveyors of a wisdom that was born with the race of Man. The content is metaphysics . The equation between the Celtic Grail Lore  (Healing and Divination practices), the Tibetan Tantric and the  Indo-European Rig-Vedas mythology may be as much approached from a comparative experiential study of the archetypes and rituals, than discussed from the available references existing in both the holy scriptures of early Christendom and those of the Tibetan Vajrayana and Dharma.

The literature references include the narration of  the first century (AD) exile of  several apostles closed to Jesus the Christ, namely: St. Philip, Simon Zelotes, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea (James) and others first  to Septimania (South of France), then to Brittany and Wales.

Testimony  itself followed by the Celtic legends of the Arthurian Grail Quest and Saints (St. David, St. Patrick) and the historical recollections of  the successive migrations of the Arianist faith tribes (Wisigoths, Huns, Germans, Franks) , which led to the end of the Roman Empire (West) and to the consolidation of the (Long Hair Sorcerers) Merovingien kings in the previous Septimania , then named the Razes around Rennes le Chateau and Limoux (Aude) .  Originating  from the Black See (Central Europe) and Asian steppes, the Shaman practices of  early Christendom was blended in an intricated mythological  background, where Runnes , Animal Spirits , War Protectors , Fairies, Angels or Saints were part of a practical Gnostic Gospel . It is enlighting to find today how much  these early Shamanic concepts and practices have remained comparable , at the symbolic archetypes and rituals level,  to the current Hindu and Buddhist Tantras (ie: protectors, Dakinis,  skulls,  vases, Samsara or maya , reincarnation or karma, etc) . The early Christendom literature shows that these were beliefs being alive in the practices of Cathars and Knights Templars .

Sufficient literature material exist  to complete the archeological and traditional  traces which survived ( ie: Celtic scriptures, Dead See Scrolls, testimonies on the Cathars Consolamentum , Chinese Nestorian and Troubadors legacies ). This allows  Grail Lore symbols and  rituals  to be compared with their early (Indo-European) Rig Veda's  inspiration . Indeed, both the Celtic and Tibetan Vajrayana (Guru Rimpoche comes from mythical Orgyen land, West of Tibet)  realms somehow emerge from the same Central Asian / Indo-European sources, with common archetypes burried deep in the collective unconsciousness of  both the Celtic and Himalayan  mystical approaches.

While there is no dispute concerning  the historical and archeological facts that the early Celtic tribes migrated from Central Asia (since 4.000 B.C) , to be followed later (from 500 to 1.000 A.D.) by the successive migrations of Huns, Franks, Goths, Wisigoths and other Germanic tribes practicing Shamanic rites, it is less known that some of the current Shamanic traditions in the Himalayas today, namely those of  Rais, Limbus and Tamangs ethnic descents, still speak about their own long past migration  from a Central European region of which their present megalitic practices bear testimony .

Myths belong to the world of rituals and symbols, and one's perception of them is a matter of personal Quest, Embodiment and Awareness , as much as a path to be with  genuine ethics .

We could consider , for example, as a valid hypothesis for experiential and literature studies, the few references in the Rig Veda of  human interactions (or relations) with the Gandhavaras (Spirits of the Air and of the Waters) and  Apsaras (water nymphs) ,  in charge of the magic Soma and were skilled in medecine and music. These entities  bear resemblance with the roles played by Celtic Fairies (spirits) or the Grail Lore Ladies of the Lake (Waters, or del Acqs), who as Vivianne del Acqs and Morgane Le Fay , are the Guardians of the Isle of Avallon (Avallach), the invisible Gates to Caer Siddi (Annwn) and to the Grail's vase divination and healing powers.

As in the Rig- Vedas and the Vajrayana, the earlier version of the  Arthurian Quest and the later Troubadors Lore promote a sophisticated mythology , with archetypal roles perceived in distinct classes of inspirations, being those of Morgane, Perceval, Arthur, Morded,  Merlin,  Fairies , Maids or Celtic Nymphes, conduced in tales known as  Elopments , Wooings  or Arthurian Quest.

The discovery of  hidden truths, embedded in mythology is as much part of an initiation process,  belonging  to the realm of personal catharsis or drama ,  than to  rationality.

Caer Sidi (Annwn), the Celtic and Grail Lore Abode, which entry gives access to Healing and Divination Powers, requests that one be motivated , as Arthur, Galahad and  Perceval , by a drive for relevant services and compassion for  the community.



Montsegur Pog


The Asian  Roots  of  Grail  Artefacts  and  Mythology

In s-of-France, Belgium, UK and Nepal, questions have arisen around the use of Tibetan Dharma roots shamanic rituals in selected Celtic, Templars and Cathares Powerplaces, and on the issue of how, where and why these Tibetan Nyingmapa rituals were in any way compatible with the Celtic Grail Lore archetypal heritage, in situ...

Maybe one needs to remember first that the Celts, Kelts or Keltoes, originated from Central Asia before their various tribes found suitable places after roaming through Central Europe, and settled down in Austria, Germany Switzerland, France, Brittany, Wales and Ireland. This puts us back to a few thousand of years of continuous so called Kelts, Scythes, Goths and Sarmatian migrations.  In Professor Littleton's opinion it is from their culture that the Arthur legend originated along with the legend of the Holy Grail. French and Jewish scholars however have traced the legends of King Arthur to Jewish legends concerning Moses and King David. The idea of the Holy Grail was derived from the breastplate of the High Priest that had been hidden away before the destruction of the First Temple. The breastplate was conducive to prophecy and one of its names was "Gorel" (whence we have "grail") meaning "lot". It was by means of the "Gorel or "lot" (Breastplate) that the Land of Israel had been divided amongst the Tribes (Joshua 19:1).

That is of course if we understand this Grail breastplate as being only something of an ornamental or military value, and not as it simply remains nowadays in Central Asia Roots Shamanic Traditions a representation of more ritual symbolism linked to practical spiritual, magical or subtle energy functions, such what would apply to wear Lamas, Shamans, Priest or Oracles using artefacts of their traditions, which will emerge at the later stage within the Grail Lore, Celtic, Cathares or Templars ritual heritage.

The following commentary is not intended to be the last word or the definitive presentation on a rather recent, controversial and evolving subject. Rather, as the title implies, it is intended to provide a basis for some further reflections and synthesis , towards an attempt in nourishing or re-awakening the Celtic archetypes with the present energy and practices of the Himalayan Shamanic Roots or Tibetan Tradition, as Tibetans do ...

The contemporary and somehow successful migration of  Tibetan Gompas rituals to selected Celtic, Cathares and Knights Templars powerplaces in UK and South of France, such as the strategic sites  which were bought in the early 1970-80s by  some Tibetan Rimpoches in Haute Provence (Verdon) and  Septimania (Aude/Ariège) in the  South of France  (ie: Kangyur Rimpoche and Dudjom Rimpoche of the  Nyingma-Pas bought in the early 70s the old Templar Chateau Soleil , now called Nyima-Dzong, situated  near the Celtic Fortress of Valcros / Verdon , while the Sharmapa tried in the begining 80s  to buy some land around the Razès / Rennes le Chateau, and  in Scotland itself and more successfully it seems, Lama Yeshe of  the  Kargyud-Pas lineage  bought the old Celtic retreat of Holy Island), has beared testimony that these sacred abodes of the earlier Celtic Lore Saints and Fairies have proven to be  useful resources for the Tibetans' own rituals and retreats. 

While, the biography of these Tibetan settlements have not been without their share of controversy, it has become undeniable ( after more than 25 years monitoring these sites ) that in some of them spiritual awareness had been reached, while in some others the hidden political , magical and alchemistry impacts were still to be assessed. 

All in all, these are facts on the Roots and nowadays while quite different results had been reached by the Tibetans using Celtic and Templar powerplaces, the question now being if which what has so much beneficiated the Tibetan rituals settled down cosily, could not also serve the purpose of preservation and reawakening of the Celtic and Grail Heritage itself, as not being different fundamentally but for its awareness to be used by Westerners for other issues than the Tibetan agenda. In short, if it worked one way, it could probably work as well the other way round ... 



Comparative Tsa-rlung Healing Research

The purpose of Cairn comparative Tsa-rlung Healing Research in Energotherapy Body of Light developmental techniques is primarily to offer an opportunity to those who are seriously interested in beginning or deepening their understanding of Tsa-rLung from options to be found in experiential seminars, cultural immersion retreat, teachings, powerplace retreat and training online program for Tsa-rLung practice. The flexible time between modules will allow participants to practice and study what was learnt and then apply it in the next level. A secondary purpose is to train future instructors that will be able to share with others the benefits of this practice, in this tradition.


Energy Body  (c) Zeberio


The Concept of Energo Anthropology

(NB: Prof. J.T. Zeberio Foundation copyrights apply to all quotes from Zeberio website)

The Cairn Tsa-rLung concept of Energo Anthropology is directly linked to the important work and publications achieved  during the last 30 years by Prof. Jose T. Zeberio and his team (Argentina, UK, Belgium, France) under the new paradigm of Energetic Anthropology.


Prof. J.T Zeberio : (c) Zeberio

Prof. Zeberio concept of  ENERGETIC ANTHROPOLOGY is described in his writings as a new science and experiential study of the subtle energy that underlies the genesis, evolution, development and integrity of all sentient beings and their surrounding Mother Earth and spiritual context. It proposes a new vision (quoted) of the  origin of life and expounds with some immutable mathematical precision of the evolution of spirit. With scientific endeavour, it describes the birth of a Nucleus of Spirit in the Centre of the Earth composed of pure electromagnetic energy. In Zeberio work, we follow the peregrination of this Nucleus within the mineral, vegetal, animal and human realms, its realization on Earth as director of the human Soul and its evolution beyond the terrestrial plane from which it elevates itself in search of the immense Galaxy. It respects a chronological progression. It re-establish the human being in his natural and spiritual context integrating the principle of consciousness within the vast fields of terrestrial and cosmic energies. It aims to link physics, biology, psychology and astronomy in a coherent system, redefining the place of the human being in its natural and spiritual context. Evolution is the movement from matter toward life, from life toward consciousness and from consciousness toward spirit. Lately, the Zeberio Foundation educational websites have been created for reviewing the Zeberio Foundation various ongoing activities in Argentina, Fr and UK/Be. Seminars in the related disciplines are organized regularly by the Zeberio team in the EU, namely : Eliane Clarke (UK), Ylona and Chritian Cayron, in order to disseminate the pioneering discoveries of Prof. J. T. Zeberio in the field of Energies and Evolution. These publications contain pages on all aspects of the energetic structure of living beings, although these documents represent a very small portion of his discoveries. (Excerpts above are quoted from the - ZEBERIO ORG WEBSITE - Prof. J.T. Zeberio Foundation copyrights apply here above to quotes from Zeberio website )


(c) Zeberio

Professor Jose Tomas Zeberio is an Argentinian researcher who has brought together the results of his studies under a renewed paradigm called : " Energetic Anthropology ". The complete findings of 70 years research are contained in two volumes, which the author, Jose Tomas Zeberio and his wife, Dorothea Büttner-Zeberio, have now made available to actual readers and future mankind. (Excerpts above are quoted from the - ZEBERIO ORG WEBSITE - )



The   Tsa-rLung   Encounter

The doctrine of Tsa-rLung or spiritual ‘Body of Light’ may be helpful in this approach. The Body of Light is repeated throughout all Shamanic traditions, as well as current Tibetan, Chinese, Tantric and Western Grail or Celtic esoteric literatures. Unfortunately for Westerners themselves, while many references are made to their Celtic roots Grail mythology, concepts or archaeology, little experiential  or reliable information is supplied regarding its effective stages of initiation, roots conceptual origins, stages of growth or application. The purpose of Cairn Research, in this difficult context, is to seek genuine resource providers, test them priorily for then supply students or researchers with a workable theory and practical techniques, regarding what remains the obscure subject of enlightened Body of Light, its powers and resulting awareness!

In the Tibetan tradition, per se, our physical body, speech (or energy), and mind, are said to be with the three doors through which one can practice and eventually realize enlightenment. The energetic body consists of subtle channels (tsa) that are the roadways through which the vital breath (lung, prana, qi) carries the essential spheres (thigle). This is explained in careful detail in the Mother Tantra of the Bon tradition, particularly in the chapter called "the sphere of the elements" (jung we thigle). Many Nyingmapa and Bonpo yogi masters have followed this text and based their commentaries on it. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Healing recent reading, entitled Working with Form, Energy and Light, recently published by Snow Lion, gives a clear and accessible English explanation on the elements, and the role that body, breath, and mind play in the application of them to one's practice. These practices are those of subtle channels and vital breath or Tsa lung, and some emphasize more the external or form aspect, others the internal or energetic aspect, and yet others the secret or luminous aspect. In order to understand the relationship of body, speech and mind, the Mother Tantra uses the metaphor of a wild horse for the vital breath and a rider for the mind. The wild horse is blind so it needs a guide, and the rider is lame so it needs help to be carried. They need each other in order to flow together through the paths of the subtle channels. Thus, Tsa lung practices are strong methods that help maintain the mind on the breath, guiding it through the different channels so that the practitioner can open and develop the qualities that are beneficial and supportive of one's practice.

These Tsa-rLung yogic exercises involve breath and visualisation, and are accordingly a system including the Tantric Vajra-body of spatial-nerves, and spatial-winds that move within them.

Tsa rLung practices will make practitioners more familiar with subtle channels and with the five kinds of breath that are correlated to the five elements. Through simple body movements, the vital breath will guide the mind into particular locations or chakras opening, harmonizing those locations with experiences that can support meditation practice. This Tibetan Yoga is called Trul khor.

The Trul khor itself, or Tibetan Magical Wheel Yoga Exercise, involves a more intense coordination of physical movement than Tsa lung, with the aim of directing vital breath and mind without losing, and even enhancing one's meditative state of mind. Therefore Tsa lung is the basis for Trul khor in a probably similar manner to the way that pranayama is crucial for the practice of the different kinds of yogas. In fact, the Trul khor practices assume, explicitly or implicitly depending on the text, that the practitioner is familiar with Tsa lung practice, in particular with making the subtle channels flexible and with the training of the vital breath.



Healing, Divination & Performing Arts

The Sacred Dance and other Mystical Arts of Tibet are performances and features have now become well known in the Western world. Monks in Pujas presenting dancing or multiphonic singing, wherein each monk simultaneously intones three notes of a chord, use instruments and pray while other dance with masks, have been repeatedly scheduled in concerts, wherein they also utilize the Tibetan Gompas (monasteries) traditional instruments, such as 10-feet long dungchen trumpets, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling horns. Rich brocade costumes and masked dances, add to the exotic splendor. But in our view, there may be much more potential in these acts, than just entertaining spectators!

The first step is of course to explore the significance and symbolism of the given sacred dance and its prayers, when linked to the referenced list of ritual dances in Tibetan Buddhism. Ones may examine the references given in the four lineages that developed sacred cham--the secret ritual dances of the Tibetan Buddhist monks--and achi lhamo storytelling folk dance and opera. Ones may get atuned to the mental and physical process of preparing for these dances, the meaning of iconography, costumes and masks, the spectrum of accompanying music, and the actual dance steps, as recorded in the choreography.

All ancient Shamanic societies, throughout the world over, have conceived that ritual performance of sacred music and dance at a given auspicious time, may establish communication with the higher powers and brings thereupon healing, divination or inspiration to environmental, social and personal issues.

Similarly, the Tibetan sacred music and dances were not composed in any mundane manner. Rather, each piece was born centuries ago from a mystical visionary experience of a great yogi, Terton saint or sage, and transmitted from generation to generation in the unbroken lineage legacy.

The second step in our approach is accordingly to seek for and practices with selected Tsa-rLung Masters and Nagpas from recognized Tsa-rLung Healing Lineage Holders some upgraded synthesis on a modern form to master the process, generation and flow of sound healing, in a pioneering work with sacred instruments, artefacts and dance choregraphy which have been recognized by the Tibetan Lamas practitioners in sound based Tsa-rLung Healing work, Divination and Sacred Dance in the Himalayas.

The last and third step, then is the Keltic Trilogy of Embodiment, bringing East and West together within a personalized rituals, visualization and healing, using the Body of Light as a universal reference.



Tsa-rLung  Ritual Dance and Chant

Ritual dance in Tibet has its roots in the pre-Buddhist Bön shamanic religion. In the 8th-century, Indian Buddhist saint Padmasambhava / Guru Rimpoche later notably influenced the tradition through visions, which heritage was then translated into dances. Ritual dances are used in Buddhist tantric ceremonies for purification and as offerings, and they are performed in almost every Buddhist monastery. There are two kinds of dance, cham and gar. Both incorporate complicated footwork. Cham features both slow and fast rhythms and movements, and the dancers wear wrathful masks. Gar is a peaceful dance performed with methodical movements including hand gestures known as mudras.

There is a long and established tradition of liturgical chanting in Tibetan Buddhism. This chanting can be classified by three methods of vocalization: dön, ta, and yang. Dön refers to the normal voice used while reciting texts. Ta refers to melodic chants using distinct, consciously patterned melodies. Yang refers to a complicated chant of multi-tones and requires many years of intensive vocal conditioning and practice to master. Ta and yang are both slow chanting styles and are used especially during lengthy rituals and complicated visualizations, to allow time for contemplation on the meaning of the sacred texts.

Lama Sherab is a specialist in Tsa-rLung Dorje Drolo Dance, which insights will be proposed to you...

As for Dorje Drolo, namely: Guru Rimpoche' s (Padmasambhava) Manifestation of Crazy Wisdom, he is conceived as an ecstatic manifestation of  the deity and embodies the forces of insight and compassion beyond logic and convention. Invoking in the practitioner the fearlessness and spontaneity of the awakened state, Dorje Drolo transforms hesitancy and clinging into enlightened activity. He rides a pregnant tigress, which signifies the latent power of our intrinsic Buddha Nature. Dorje Drolo' s energy overcomes distinctions of life and death, representing instead a continual process of giving birth to new circumstances and possibilities. Padmasambhava manifested as Dorje Drolo at numerous pilgrimage places in order to subvert indigenous Tibetan beliefs in demons and malevolent gods, redirecting their powerful energies toward the path of wisdom and compassion.


Another interesting reference is the recent book listed within Tenzin Wangyal Publ. serie: Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis , By Thinly Norbu - Teachings on the five elements in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition: earth, water, air, fire and space. Paperback, 129 pages.



Tsa-rLung Traditional Healing

Tibetan Traditional Medicine healing practice ‘Tsa-rLung’, may also be also called ‘hand healing’, these two Tibetan words meaning, per se: ‘channels-wind’. Similar to the Reiki and Tai-Ji this is a Tibetan version of these well known techniques for energy healing. Similarly it may be traced back in Central Asia and Tibet Himalayan Shamans, either in Bon-Pos or Amchis Traditional Healing since thousands of years ago, and so far has been preserved in the Tibetan Materia Medica, Tsa-rLung Lamas, Dzogchen Lamas and Nagpas Yoga Lineages, presenting today various forms all issued from the identical Shamanic Healing Roots, but sometimes presented to Westerners nowadays as part of an so-called secret knowledge. Practically, it simply can be learned, practices and experienced in ways being similar to other sources, such as in Ajna Yoga, Pranadi / Pranayama Yogas, Reiki, Tai-Ji and Acupuncture developmental curricula.

In principle, learning the techniques of Tsa-rLung healing involves various steps. Firstly, the body must be attuned to the more subtle perception level of the energy body for giving healing. The channels are to be (re-)opened by various embodiments, breathing exercises, body movements and visualizations/meditations, and the channels elements and humours must be well-balanced. Thereafter, using the Tumo Yoga for heat energy or the Tigle visualization for channelling, again by means of the personalized energy practices, one must become able to generate Tumo heat and control the energy, then to release and control the healing energy. IN principle also, Tsa-rLung techniques use various type of wind energy to guide healing energy to the person undergoing treatment.

However, there is also a more Tantric or artistic way to perceive and control healing energies by using Performing Arts, Archetypes Painting Visualisation, Sacred Dance Embodiment, Divination Rituals, Pujas, Mandalas Yoga and other Himalayan Shamanic tools, which may apply their benevolent effect on the soul, mind and body of oneself or of patients, by opening channels, embody archetypes energy and/or restoring the balance of the spirits and elements, for purpose of inspiration, visualization, healing and rejuvenation.

Shamanic healing techniques, when duly controlled by an experienced practitioner, may at a same time cleanse the energy body and open possibility for better communication between ones higher-self and the normal consciousness. As soon as a channel between the higher-self and the consciousness is initiateds, healing and visualization can go much further. Dreams, divination, intuition, inspirations, visualization of energy body(ies) and a new awareness directly will affect, on a very practical and day-to-day basis, ones very personal experiences. It helps to bring an entire human being into a more harmonious state of mind and relationship with people, their natural world or any contextual circumstances.

Reiki,  Shamanic Healing Traditions and Tibetan healing tradition Tsa-Lung, are working together. It seems as if a big puzzle is very gently put together by invisible hands and helps to give us an idea what our existence could be about. 

All these healing methods whether they are ancient or lately channeled, once we have worked with them, integrated them into our life and felt and trusted the inner, hidden message within these techniques, help us to  realize that our life is changing. How could we possibly not hear the message behind it. Healing and the development of loving kindness are going hand in hand and help us to do the next step further.

Cairn Tsa-rLung Healing & Performing Arts always will include explanations on the concepts, systems and techniques involved, as well as the medical knowledge required for proper healing. All participants will be guided through the exercises and visualisation, and of course initiated in healing power, when necessary.


Basic  Ritual  Tsa-rLung  Dance  Practices

In order to practice Tantra in general, and especially the so-called Tibetan Mother Tantra, it is fundamental to understand the principles of tsa, lung, thigle and yi-ge. Therefore, teachings will emphasize detailed instructions and practices related to these principles. The Mother Tantra subdivides this chapter into four: tsa, which are the channels or subtle conductors of our body; lung (Prana), the energetic winds; thigle, the essential sphere or seminal essence; and yi-ge, the syllables.

As it is said in Tantra, tsa is to be perceived as a path, lung as a blind horse, thigle as a handicapped person riding the horse, and yi-ge as his or her armor, so that the practitioner who has complete understanding has the potential power of moving and protective security. These topics comprise the principal aspects of the expedient use of Means.

As for the tsa, teachings will explain the conditions and functions of the three main channels and the six chakras, and practices to be utilized in order to clean and unblock the channels such as using vowels and syllables, sounds, etc.

By means of the lung, one cleans the channels like clearing the path, so the horse can move.

Thus, with meditation one unties the knots using sound and vowels, opening and cleaning the channels; and through focusing one can remove the obstacles and cultivate knowledge. There are four practices that revitalize the forces of the lung and five qualities of utilizing lung, that are to be understood in relation to different organs, like life in the heart, digestion in the navel, and so forth.

Regarding the thig-le, we first need a clean path and a good horse to ride, then we work on the rider. The Mother Tantra provides detailed descriptions about pure and impure thig-le(s), both physical and psychic.

Finally, for the yi-ge,  Tsa-rLung Lamas will explain how different sacred syllables represent the energy or the body of the deities, wisdom, and emotions, holding and supporting such energies. And also how, through vocalizing these syllables, one can purify and clean the channels and heal diseases. This also explains how to relate with the elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) by means of moving the thig-le(s) which ride on the lung along the tsa(s). It describes five external, internal, and sacred elements, their nature, and the magical display of interactions.


Some specific areas of pranic flow are accented with these different Trance Dance Tsa-rlung moves:

Udana Prana, a spherical area at the head and neck;

Life-sustaining Prana, an area covering the chest;

Vyana Prana, egg-shaped pervasive pranas throughout the body and etheric realm;

Samana Prana, fire of the heart and naval; and the square wave - traveling

Apana Prana, at the base.

Trance Dance Tsa-rLung is a sequenced progression of dance moves performed while holding in the breath. When the Tibetans developed their Tsa-rLung movements, they based them on two things:

1. Repeated Breath Retention For A Rhythmical Period Of Time. (Commonly, a sequence of five breaths, each with five movements.)

2. Rhythmical Sequences Of Movements That Create Energetic Flow In Specific Pranic Areas.



Energo-Musicotherapy East & West

Bringing together East and West, using the Tibetan Tsa-rLung Healing power within dance and music will offer a much needed clarification and fusion of the ancient art of Tsa-rLung Healing within the modern context and tools, including modern music. The Cairn Tsa-rLung Performing Arts & Healing Center current comparative research in the Celtic artefacts and powerplaces for the utilisation, in situ and thereupon, of Tibetan Tsa-rLung Healing practices, embodiment, cleansing and divination, aims to reveal to all concerned the transcendental qualities of Sacred Dance and Chanting, and of the Healing Powers which may be found and transmitted sound, as well the transformational experience it may release for those who can hear it.

Comprising selected Tsa-rLung Lamas Healing performers and professional musicians, the Tsa-rLung Healing Sacred Sounds, Music, Mantras and Dance... will use a wide variety of Tibetan instruments, Himalayan bowls, tablas, prayer flutes, guitar, tamboura, Celtic harp and synthesizer to lift consciousness, and above all to transmit the Powers of Healing within Sound, Coulours and supporting Archetypes.

Cairn Tsa-rlung is quite aware of the problem of lack of context and continuity that sometimes we westerners undergo when learning meditative practices, plus our lack of willingness to get involved in foundational practices and looking instead for a synthesis and transcultural approach to the Energy Body and its fundamental resulting core elements, being healing, self-healing, rejuvenation, and "higher" archetypal practices. Thus, Cairn Tsa-rLung is seeking ways and means to comparate, test and transmit with genuine Masters the concerned lineage traditions to practitioners taking into account the suitable context needed for any fruitful resourcement and the karmic background of the body, speech and mind we bring with us, accordingly.


Celtic Theoretical and Historical Background

The origin of the “body of light” is seen in gnostic literature as early as first century. However, extensive documentation and theory exist in Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Indian literature and practices of an earlier date. Under the general heading of chi kung, or Chinese internal alchemy, these practices are designed to create and mature a body of subtle astral and etheric energy that is capable of existence independent of material consciousness. This body is also thought to be capable of infusing the material body with sufficient energy to allow it to become more subtle and ‘etherial’. This ‘etherialization’ is said to make the physical body, under the direction of the adept, capable of de-materialization at the time of death. Enoch, Ezekiel, the ascension of Jesus, his mother Mary, and even Mohammed with his horse, are often given as examples of this form of dematerialization in Western spiritual literature.

Unfortunately, while Eastern systems have maintained a working technical tradition of the theory and its application needed to achieve this goal, little information remains in the West of a similar nature. The idea of the ‘simulacrum’ is the closest we have, and may very well be the starting point of such experimentation. It can be seen from the Eastern literature available, that the idea of the “Body of Light” often called the “Rainbow” or “Diamond Body” is the perfection of a vehicle for the exteriorization (projection), and continuation of consciousness beyond material reality. This paper will attempt to show how the development of this body can be achieved through existing qabalistic practices, and that the stages of its growth corresponds to total realization on the Lunar (Yetzirah), Solar (Briah), and Saturnian (Daath) planes of consciousness.

It is important to realize what is meant by these ‘planes’ however, as they can be confusing when first encountered as an esoteric teaching.



Three Levels of Light

The three basic ideas around the subtle body are that it progresses though the levels of the spheres, increases in power and purity, and is made of light and/or fire. It is described as : the spirit-body, the radiant body, and the resurrection body, depending on its degree of purity.

Mead points out that there is the possibility of extreme confusion when reading the ancient literature and the vocabulary used to describe the spiritual body. Despite appearances to the contrary, Mead asserts that the spiritual body is essentially one, and that the sidereal body, has nothing to do with today’s (1919) astral body.

While the Christian doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh was hotly contested during its developmental stages, with the ‘flesh lovers as they were called, winning out over those believing in a purely spiritual resurrection. Mead points out that the belief in physical resurrection was not universally accepted by the Jews of Jesus’ day, yet, there was a strong Biblical and midrashic tradition of increasing in grades of purity of the individual allowing for ascension and resurrection to take place.

The descriptions of these accounts, Elijah and Jesus, suggest that the bodies they inhabited were the same, and yet not the same. They were tangible, yet could overcome material limitations, such s Jesus’ passing through the locked door. Elijah, unlike Jesus however, did not die, but was taken into heaven bodily in a chariot of fire.

These ‘bodies’ in fact, are not really separate bodies, but increasingly purified expressions of the personality, the individual and unique expression of God we all carry within us. As one ‘body’ or expression is purified and ‘dies’ another takes its place. What makes the resurrection body different is that while it can and does exist within the material world, it is free from material constraints. This perfect body was, or is, essentially a quintessence. It is differentiated into subtle and simple elements, where as the physical body is contaminated by the grosser elements. The Mithriac initiation states:

“O Primal Origin of my origination; Thou Primal Substance of my substance; First Breath of breath, the breath that is in me; First Fire, God-given for the Blending of the blendings in me; First Fire of fire in me; First Water of my water, the water in me; Primal Earth-essence of the earthly essence in me; Thou Perfect Body of me!..” (p. 102, and A Mithriac Ritual, London 1907)



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