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What is your interest in Holotropic Breathwork? (This will be shown on your public profile.)
My interest in HB is as co-director of Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) and for personal inner work. I am a certified practitioner but do not usually facilitate any more. My interest is in seeing this remarkable tool remain true to how it was developed by Stan and Christina Grof, and for it to be able to reach anyone and everyone who would benefit from it.
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Besides my work with GTT, and my family, my passions are writing (I am close to finishing my second novel) and working with horses (I have a young warmblood mare that I am training to be ridden and shown in the hunter divisions).
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Okay, so this is my first time making a blog entry anywhere. At first I didn't know what to write, but then I saw my buddy Glenn is on here so that made it easier. I can just say what's going on with me. As usual I woke up at some ridiculous hour - actually this one isn't so bad, it was 5. Sometimes it's 1, 2, 3, or 4. The company hosting our website just switched us to a new server, so I spent the last hour figuring out how to get my email again. And it worked! So I saw the email from Ken, and… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 2:10pm — 6 Comments

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At 9:20pm on December 5, 2011, Sven Carlsson said…

Hi Cary,

I've just had a brainwave, going with this creative flow and all...

For some time I have been meaning to set up a website for my Viking trilogy called "The Gift" - and in keeping with the title my intention is to give these books away. The books tell the story of the Vikings who did not want to embrace Christianity at the end of the Viking era, what happened to them. Although it's a work of fiction, it's based on factual kings, towns and historic events. It took me about five years to write them.

I've just realised I could post them here; they are certainly a result of my own process, and some folks might like to read them for Christmas...

I understand you are the creator of this site: so thought I'd check with you first. I'd post them as .pdf files, attached to a new subject. That should work, huh?

And if you are OK with this, what about directing other people to this site to pick the books up? Is that part of your "kaupapa" (Maori word for spiritual intention)



At 8:05pm on December 5, 2011, Sven Carlsson said…

Hi Cary,

Just got so say that "Incensed:The Novel" is a fantastic title. Makes me both keen and scared to read it: can the book be as good as the title?


At 1:14pm on December 8, 2010, Gyula Julius Reznicsek said…
Planetary TX for the add Cary :)
At 6:03am on October 5, 2009, Deborah said…
Hi Cary,

I'm interested in learning more about the body's physiological response during breathwork and how that compares with physiological responses during a strong episode of activated Kundalini.

Anna Russo, who recently attended some Holotropic workshops in Tasmania, Australia, suggested you might be a good place to start.

In 2007 I had a burst subarachnoid haemorrhage as a result of an aneurysm bursting. It was treated with a coiling procedure. I have had two angiograms since that show the treatment was effective and no new problems have arisen. I'm a 43 year old non-smoking female.

I understand that a history of aneurysms in the family (or personal experience I guess!) is a contra-indication for breathwork?

The other dimension to my inquiry is about the impact of Kundalini activity on brain physiology. I suspect Kundalini energy had been active within me for quite some time without me applying that label to it. However, in the two years prior to the burst aneurysm, I went through a very intense and difficult experience of Kundalini, following a spontaneous activation during an expressive therapies session. Amongst a range of phenomena, when clearing was needed, the Kundalini experiences were pretty physically demanding - hot/cold, shaking, trembling, sounding, panting, wracking, writhing, extreme yogic poses (along with altered state, light and energy experiences, mystical themes etc). These sorts of experiences emerged spontaneously and pretty much daily for a while there and at their strongest would leave me hoarse with burst blood vessels in my face/eyes.

So my questions are:

- Is there a difference in the way this kind of Kundalini activity impacts brain physiology, compared with what might happen in a breathwork session?

- Could this Kundalini activity have developed, hastened or triggered the burst aneurysm?

- Would there be a time when it is safe for someone like myself to undertake Breathwork?

I've never had a breathwork session, but have experienced such incredible transformation through the activited Kundalini, that I was interested in exploring the Breathwork modality as a therapist, in order to be able to facilitate something similar for clients. (I am currently completing studies and registration as a Psychologist and Holistic Counsellor).

Cary - any thoughts you have on this or other people you might direct me to would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Deborah Jackson
At 6:24pm on February 8, 2009, Jimi Eyerman MD said…
Yep, boogie boarding!
At 5:57pm on February 8, 2009, Jimi Eyerman MD said…
Hi Carey,

Recognized the horsewoman!

so let's do a movie the end of February

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