for Inner and World Conflict

with Drs Amy and Arny Mindell

Thursday April 20, 2017 10am – Friday April 21, 2017

Porto Heli, Greece

Daily News is filled with examples of democracy not working well. That is why we developed “Deep Democracy” in the 1980’s to work with real world issues, using activism, as well as inner experience and outer signal awareness.

Joseph's Coat of Many Colors

Now, in this seminar, we increase the application range of Deep Democracy for inner and world conflict work, with Einstein’s “General Relativity”, (using light, and the curved nature of space+time). We will show in a simple way, how this involves shaman Don Juan’s “Death Walk” + Mythic Joseph’s “Coat Of Many Colors” (Shaman is a term from northern Asia or North America for a person connected to the spirit world)

Einstein’s curved universe

Background: Worldwork and Deep Democracy have often brought diverse groups closer in our world. Intense global issues are complicated by historical and international problems, by racial and class differences, sexism, homophobia, personal histories, health… and many other issues.

“Worldwork” for inner and large group problems has helped us address diversity issues in open forums, in large businesses, government, military and terrorist situations, often creating at least moments of understanding. Such understanding was supported in part by people who were both realistic activists, and also dreamers. These people reminded us of indigenous spiritual healers, shamans, and religious leaders we have worked with around the world.

Conflict resolution methods including social action, as well as awareness of communication signals, “ghost roles and hot spots” can, and should be learned. But the altered states of consciousness, the dreaming and deepest essence levels of Deep Democracy needed for sustainable relationships, require inner work as well. Though everyone is born with the same ability to dream, and help the world, today, mainstream societies marginalize both the activist’s realistic power and the dreamer-shaman’s trance states.

In this seminar, we use Einstein’s theory of relativity for the first time to connect with Carlos Castaneda’s sorcerer, Don Juan. This work will help us be realists and also use altered states of consciousness to facilitate sustainable, ongoing relationships between conflicting parties.

Our world needs a deeper democracy, and it needs you to be a new leader who is both a realist and a dreamer with the gift of a “coat with many colors”..

Day 1 (10am-1pm, 2:30-5:30) Inner and Relationship work:


Day 2. (10am-1pm, 2:30-5:30) New Small Group Conflict Training:

Your Shaman’s “LIFE WALK” ALLY for PERSONAL+WORLD Tension

Readings from Amy’s “Metaskills”, Castaneda’s work, Arny’s “Deep Democracy of Open Forums”, and “Shaman’s Body” are useful, but not necessary.

Organizers: Lily Vassiliou & Venetia Bouronikou


Online registration for the seminar is now open!

Please note: All participants need to register online before the event. The on-site registration is for the sole purpose of signing-in and collecting the seminar material. Money will not be collected on-site.

For detailed information on rates, workstudy and scholarships For detailed information on rates, workstudy and scholarships see next section below.


If you are registering from OUTSIDE of Greece
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Payment method: PayPal

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to pay through PayPal. Just follow the link that opens from the registration form and use your credit card.

Please Note: Please DO NOT send money to the bank accounts in Greece listed below if you are registering from outside of Greece. Those are ONLY for people registering from within Greece.

For any further assistance needed with registration contact Venetia Bouronikou at mindellseminar@gmail.com


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Payment method: Electronic bank transfer or direct deposit to Eurobank or Alpha Bank

Account holder: EPEAS
Account number: 0026 0221 310 200 425083
IBAN: GR 43 0260 2210 0003 1020 0425083

Account Holder: ΕΠΕΑΣ
Account number: 2260 0200 1000 356
IBAN: GR 07 0140 2260 2260 0200 1000 356

For any further assistance needed with registration contact Venetia Bouronikou at mindellseminar@gmail.com

Rates & Payment Policy

  • Donor Rate (360 Euros) – If your current financial situation allows you to do so, we invite you to pay the donor rate. With this rate you contribute to social balance by cross-financing rate 2, people who need additional financial assistance and scholarships.
  • Rate 1 – Standard (280 Euros) – If you come from a country with a strong economy (for example, Western Europe, Japan, USA, etc.,) or irrespectively of your country of origin, you have an income that enables you to provide for yourself, we invite you to pay Rate 1.
  • Rate 2 – Reduced (180 Euros) – If you come from a country with a weak economy (for example, Eastern or Southern Europe, Mexico, etc.) or irrespectively of your country of origin, you are faced with a difficult financial situation, we invite you to pay Rate 2.

Additional financial assistance. If you are having difficulty finding the appropriate rate for you or if due to a very challenging financial situation you need additional financial assistance in order to be able to attend this seminar, please write to us at mindellseminar@gmail.com,adding a brief statement of need. We’ll be happy to help find together a rate that will enable you to attend.

Work exchange. In order to run this seminar we need help with administrative tasks, such as videotaping, handing the microphones, onsite registration, helping people with special needs and other admin tasks. In exchange for this work we offer a reduction off the rate you will pay. We invite those interested to be part of the administration team to contact us at mindellseminar@gmail.com adding a brief statement of your request. Please note that the positions are limited.

Scholarships. There is a limited number of full-tuition scholarships available, for participants coming from countries that are extremely disadvantaged in the global economy and who are in a difficult financial situation, or for participants from disenfranchised groups who are in difficult financial situation, or for participants who come from very disadvantaged financial situations irrespectively of the country of origin or the group they belong to. In order to apply for a scholarship write to us at mindellseminar@gmail.com adding a brief statement of your need. Scholarships will be awarded as long as funds remain.

Cancelation Policy

In case of a cancelation we will refund the tuition minus a €25 administration fee. Tuition is non-refundable for cancelations made within 6 days of the beginning of the seminar.

Venue & Hotel

For venue & hotel information see here.

Getting to Porto Heli

Please be aware that you need between 3-6 hours to get to Porto Heli depending on the transportation you chose to use. For information on transportation options see here.