Journey into an Alternate Reality – Year-long Group 2020 – 2021

A self-experience year-long group: Journey into an Alternate Reality
Next Start, 31.10.2020
Saturdays, 10 dates always from 12 – 6pm

Trance rituals as a way of coping with everyday life
Seminar Coach: Sabine Rittner
Location: Heidelberg

This annual group offers participants the opportunity to get to know the salutary mind-opening potential of trance states, to explore them in depth and learn how to use them in everyday life, exploring both the path of tranquillity and of excitement (ecstasy).

The trance technique, re-discovered by anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, called “Ritual Body Postures”® will be at the centre of each session. In these rituals, which involve a rhythmically stimulated ecstatic state of trance, we experience visions and receive answers to questions asked. In a broader sense, these experiences will evolve around the topics of healing – metamorphosis – soul journey – speaking truthfully. In addition, we can let ourselves be carried away by the sound of ritual instruments, such as the pre-Columbian “Peruvian whistling vessels”.

“Ritual Body Postures and Ecstatic Trance”® by Prof. Felicitas Goodman, trance dance and drums, sound and trance, hypnosis, sufi meditation and shamanic dances, breathing, voice and body painting etc. We use creative means of expression (movement, painting, writing, playing instruments and using our own voice) and the sharing with the group to help shape, process, and integrate our impressions.

This annual group includes ten Saturdays from October 2020 to July 2021. Early registration is highly recommended.

Sabine Rittner

is a music psychotherapist, psychotherapist (HP), hypnotherapist specializing in working with altered states of consciousness and body-oriented therapy. She works at the Institute for Medical Psychology of the University Hospital of Heidelberg (teaching, psychotherapy, music therapy and trance research), as well as in her own practice (therapy, coaching, supervision).

She has been leading seminars at national and international level for 40 years. She has been a student of the anthropologist and consciousness researcher Prof. Felicitas Goodman for many years and is authorized to train in the method of “ritual posture and ecstatic trance”.

Saturday Dates
each 12.00 -18.00 hrs
(Date changes may be possible in individual cases)


Seminar Fees
550 €
(reduced rate:470 € for students and verified unemployed persons)

Lecture hall of the Institute of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic Heidelberg

Bergheimer Str. 20 (left entrance),
69115 Heidelberg, Germany
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