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Whoseoever danceth not, knoweth not what cometh to pass—The Hymn of Jesus, The Acts of John

As a space for weekly dancing and spiritual worship, Kosmos is primarily interested in what I am calling Archetypal Disco. The disco world has a rich history spanning several decades, it has had a remarkable level of influence over musical and cultural development. However, while most images from the disco era tend to focus on the hedonistic aspects of this culture, Kosmos is attuned to a rather higher spiritual frequency of this enigmatic brand.

Most people think “disco” and immediately conjure up visions of platform shoes, bell-bottomed pants, and the popular 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever, yet few realize that disco is a complex and enduring phenomenon with far-reaching archetypal dimensions. Indeed, it is precisely disco’s global reach and its ongoing cultural dominance which point most clearly to its ontological roots in archetypal psychology. Like archetypes, disco is an ephemeral yet beguiling unknown—a mystery packing a unique power to reanimate and sacralize the ailing souls of contemporary men and women. This is important since a vibrant, living connection to the immanence of soul sustains life and revisions the world anew, and now, more than ever it seems, we are in need of such soulful revisioning.

The primary aim of disco is nothing short of transcendental transformation for it seeks to recalibrate the psychospiritual domain by forcing consciousness to relinquish its allegiance to the ego in favor of a well functioning ego/Self axis. In disco, this is accomplished when the individual’s psyche is coaxed into correct alignment with the collective psychic forcefield generated on the dance floor. This motion mimics the centrifugal action of the archetypal Self which pulls the ego into a broader psychological orbit. This is a universal urge to gain “wholeness” for the soul by seeking and finding God and thereby expanding consciousness—this is disco’s central ambition and explains its enduring legacy.

At Kosmos, on Sunday afternoons, we will explore these transcendental overtures of the soul in practice, together, on the dance floor. A small and modest yet beautiful sound system and a music selector with sophisticated and adventurous musical tastes will take everyone on transformative and inspiring archetypal journeys.

Please join us for Dance Party.

You must be a member of Kosmos and at least 18 years old to attend. You must also pay your dues each time you attend.

No alcohol or drugs are allowed inside the space.

We are strict about the “No Unaccompanied Men” rule so grab your sister, your mother, your girlfriend, or your girl friend and join us. Don’t leave home without her!

Complimentary tea, coffee, juice, and water are available. You may bring vegetarian food, snacks, and fruit to share with other dancers. You may also bring an offering for the alter.

Anyone can become a member of Kosmos and Dance Party is open to everyone. However, we request that you please leave your politics and your religion at home. Intolerance or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Thank you for your consideration.

If you have more questions please contact us at gelareh@kosmosgallery.com

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