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Some feedbacks we recieved from participants

[written by Giulia Argentino, Italy]

“My experience with SPT: research from understanding myself to understanding myself to understand the world.

A thought that always insinuated itself with a devastating gentleness and delicacy, but that advanced with more and more decisiveness, through these exercises that inevitably require me to place attention and awareness on a body that until now I had ignored even too long. And not only mine, the collective body as well. It is as if this practice had given me the opportunity to give a sort of “discipline” to what I vaguely understood intuitively, a bit like when Brunelleschi finally traced the laws for the perspective we still use today but which at first was only an empirical approach.

I often find myself associating these two events because I think that the SPT can share the same revolutionary power.

I especially got confirmation of this when at the end of the “learning journey” we did to the practice group conducted by Agathe and Katherina I would never want to detach myself from them again, because I felt that my story and my soul were now irremediably connected to those people whose mother tongue I often didn’t even share.

I hope that this testimony can help you to continue in the research and promotion of SPT, because the world now more than ever, needs it.”

[written by Federica Giuliani, Italy]

“Participating in the spt during the quarantine meant above all to build a small community that would take care of the emotions, the “whys”, the fragilities and the reflections and that would transform them into a sort of collective intelligence and awareness. In a historical moment in which we could concentrate on our own cores, abandoning our common superstructures, we had the concrete possibility to decentralize, move our radius and area of growth towards new peripheries”.

[written by Roberta Fonsato, Italy]

“Participating in the “Unfolding the invisible” meetings was an unusual and surprising experience from several points of view. In this period of lockdown, many were the proposals online, even more difficult to make an appropriate selection, especially finding myself forced to experience new forms of sharing.

Personally I was (and in part I remain) a bit reluctant to the web, especially when it comes to practices that touch more “the invisible” of our being and coming from years of work and personal research, which presuppose the body experience shared and in presence.With surprise, by participating in these meetings, I was able to think back on the effectiveness of more subtle and less didactic experiences also through a screen.

My question, my doubt was: “how much can I “experience the subtle” without the direct body experience and sharing in presence? Participating in the different groups, somehow stimulated me to pay more attention to this question and to how much attention was present, albeit in another form. I questioned myself on the theme of the invisible and I told myself that the relationships are woven with invisible networks, with “invisible movements”, but definitely strong and solid, such that they determine the form of the relationships themselves.

So why not dare more? And be amazed by the “invisible” form of the web and try to live the experience.“Unfolding the invisible” has allowed me to retrace my steps and the opportunity to approach the experience of non-physical presence. The perception of the visible and the invisible are part of the same dance and both move and we with them.

In this regard, I am reminded of the concept of “Urpflanz”, the original plant, which Goethe had drawn and which did not actually exist, belonged to the invisible, but he was able to imagine it and therefore draw it and make it visible.”

[written by Arundathi Mut, India]

“Unfolding the Invisible was a sensitive and powerful process. The workshop helped in co-creating and holding a space of empathy for one and all. It helped to pay attention to parts of oneself which otherwise is not paid much heed to. 

The facilitators were gentle and creative in holding the space for the participants as well as grounded. 

I really appreciate the transformative potential of Unfolding the Invisible and would highly recommend it for anyone who is curious to explore the Self."

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