Know Thy Selves: Discovering Inner Personalities and Past Lives

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Jul 8 - 13, 2018 (6 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

In this workshop, you will have the chance to get to know many aspects of yourself and understand how each one influences your life. Shama Viola of Damanhur, a federation of spiritual communities and center for research in Piedmont, Italy, will lead an exploration of the possibility of past lives, and how you can learn to integrate different aspects of the self. Ultimately, discovering the many aspects that comprise your uniqueness allows you to better understand those parts, and gives you a chance to harmonize different selves, thus expressing them consciously, creatively, and constructively. In the Damanhur method of exploring past lives, you will engage in dynamic exercises, guided meditations, art, walking, theatre, and dream work, all geared to trigger memories, sensations, and intuitions related to a particular past life experience. The Damanhur method understands past lives to be experiences that each soul chooses to have in the world of form in order to learn and evolve. Through discovering an important past life, you will have the chance to understand the impact that it has on your current life.

To learn more about Damanhur, visit

Please note: Each person must send two photos, along with full birth name, birth date, and place of birth, to at least six weeks before the workshop begins. Damanhur will provide individualized reports based on its past lives theories. Please register early enough to meet this requirement.

($100 materials fee will be added to the workshop cost)



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