In keeping with many other disciplines, the Mentors Guild for the Dances of Universal Peace uses a system of mentoring to keep alive the tradition of the Dances of Universal Peace. This form of transmission takes place in a person to person dance mentoring relationship.
I am a Senior Mentor and it is possible to work with me in a mentoring relationship. However the are certain requirements which need to met. One must be or become a member of the Leaders Guild for the Dances of Universal Peace. One needs to be in contact with me on a regular basis. One needs to be wholeheartedly committed to the path of dance leading.
The price for mentoring is be £120 per year. This maintains the mentoring relationship and entitles one to have up to two hours of the mentor’s time either by phone, email or in person during the course of a year. If you are interested in mentoring with me please get in touch to see if we can usefully work together.
Metaphysical as this may sound, I would also say that the “transmission” inherent in the mentoring relationship does not happen only when these people are physically together. I have felt my own mentor most strongly, as a resource and guide to draw upon, on the inner planes – even more so than physically taking up his time, which I rarely do.
Murshid Samuel L. Lewis uses the analogy of the “teaching battery” when he says, “It is a mistake to assume there is any ‘teacher.’ The teacher is the positive pole of a cell and as pupil or pupils – the negative pole – show more aptitude, the electromagnetic field of the cell increases and knowledge comes through the teacher which would otherwise have been impossible.” I have felt the truth of this from both sides.
Please also look at the mentoring page on the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace website at www.dancesofunivresalpeace.org