Tag Archives: Consciousness

LOOKING FORWARD The Virtues of Anticipation

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I love looking forward to things. There’s something so sweet and grand about somehow being fully in the here and now and, at the same time, tasting a future event fully. There’s something about that … Continue reading

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Meditation, Contemplation, Inner Focus and the difficulty in finding non-clichés in describing transformative inner states.

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden What *IS* a non-ordinary ‘state’ anyway?! When I first learned to meditate, the most overwhelming feeling I had was that it was VERY familiar. As interesting, as calming and as invigorating as the process was, … Continue reading

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Life-Conclusions, “FIT”-ness and Potential

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s tempting to believe that every development of human consciousness has something of a perfect fitness, which has allowed us, as humans, to evolve in ways perfectly adapted to our material, social, cultural and individual … Continue reading

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VOMITARE and Calibrated Loops

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ll never forget the first time I heard the term “Vomitare”. It was proceeded by an experience I had singing in Innsbruck. It was during a love duet with a gorgeous soprano with long, thin, … Continue reading

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Astral Travel, Lucid Dreaming, Altered States and Brain Waves

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been into some pretty weird stuff over the years. Before I seriously got involved in the study, practice and teaching of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, my explanations of my experiences tended MUCH more … Continue reading

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Vocal Pedagogy; an additive or a subtractive art?

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden The way you answer this question is the way you teach. I’ve argued for both sides of the question, depends who’s asking. On the one hand it often feels like the voice lesson mainly consists … Continue reading

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focus Focus FOCUS F O C U S

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ve long asked myself what people mean exactly when they use this word. It came up in a seminar recently. One of the participants was asking herself the same question out loud. It came up … Continue reading

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