by Gloria Salo,
arranger of the Ecotrance Festival
The term ‘trance’ derives from the Latin words transitus (a passage) and transire (to pass over), implying a passage into another psychic state.
The state of trance is a doorway to other dimensions of existence and can be a way for a human being to open up for the blissful essence of life.
The state of trance can be induced or self-induced in many ways. One of the ways that has been almost forgotten today is the ancient custom to gather together groups of people to perform rituals with the deliberate intention to reach an ecstatic state. To attain the beneficial state of trance through dancing has been through out the time a way to celebrate and express gratitude towards life.
Conscious dance is an active meditation for the ones initiated to the mysteries of trance and life. Ecstatic dance removes limiting thoughts, prejudices and inhibitions and helps to awaken the latent life force energy in every human, known as kundalini shakti in the tradition of yoga. In a spiritually orientated trance party people have the possibility to surrender to the spontaneous dance and open up to the deep and mysterious states of trance in a safe and beautiful, harmonious and elevated atmosphere.
Every moment of life can turn into a celebration when we learn to focus on to the present moment and become aware of the mysterious dance of life. Through the state of trance the mundane can be perceived sublime and divine.
Eco Trance Plant Mystery is a project born out of the longing to celebrate the mysterious divine forces of Creation in a playful manner through music and different forms of spiritual art. With the help of modern technology it is possible these days to create music that is full of trance suggesting and expanding landscapes of sound, uplifting melodies and deep rhythms that easily induces states of trance and helps to attain profound and deep states of consciousness. Together with the music these extraordinary states can be created and amplified with visual effects, sacred geometrical shapes and lights.
Organizing spiritual trance gatherings for modern people is a beautiful and challenging task. In the modern world parties are most often without any deeper purpose and people have lost the connection to the higher aspects of reality. Through Eco Trance parties we wish to introduce again the custom of celebrating life consciously as well as to awaken the longing to work together towards a higher perspective upon life. Trance gatherings are a beautiful way to collectively achieve a heightened state of consciousness. In the gatherings people can connect and share their inspired visions and artistic expressions and build up a field of openness and trust. The higher understanding, the joy and the happiness are all amplified in a group through the processes of resonance.
It is possible through a lot of unselfish work and inspired action to create paradise on Earth. This is the ultimate purpose and aim of a spiritual party.