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Testimonials related to healings which were done with the help of the Godly Attributes [23 February]

Dear colleagues,

Those of you who have experienced healings with the help of Godly Attributes are invited to send your testimonials to the email address relatariAD@gmail.com. You can refer to healing physical, emotional or spiritual conditions or healing of certain addictions.

Some of these testimonials and sincere accounts will be used in a future book about healing with the help of Godly Attributes, being possible to become in this way an emulating example for others.

We thank you with anticipation.

MAHA GUPTA SIDDHA YOGA [17 February]

SIDDHI – the perfect paranormal accomplishments – in TANTRA
3-day Intensive Immersion

with PREMANANDA (ANDREI POPA)
in English
Friday-Sunday 23-25 February, Bucharest area

Can be also joined ONLINE

You are warmly invited to an intensive Tantra immersion centered on the mysterious and fascinating universe of SIDDHI, the perfect paranormal accomplishments, or paranormal powers, which are an essential part of our spiritual lineage of the Maha Gupta Siddha Yoga, an extraordinarily powerful, rich, profound and effective form of esoteric Tantra and in the same time esoteric Integral Yoga.

This is the first module of a longer and very comprehensive series of courses, immersions, camps and retreats dedicated to these extraordinary practices.

All subjects will be covered in the sense of explaining and profound understanding, but also in the sense of esoteric practice leading to concrete effective results. Here are a few of the topics:

SIDDHI and MOKSHA: In the same way in which MOKSHA (the state of supreme spiritual liberation) is seen in Tantra in conjunction with BHOGA (the ecstatic savoring and enjoyment), from a more advanced perspective, MOKSHA is in conjunction with SIDDHI, the perfect paranormal accomplishment.

Understanding the enormous multitude and variety of SIDDHIS (perfect paranormal accomplishments) and how to develop, use and integrate them for helping our spiritual evolution, rising above the ego, expressing our profound personality and thus offering altruistic help to others.

Conditions, strategies and practices needed to develop the inner, occult power necessary for awakening SIDDHI

SIDDHI and KUNDALINI: the ways of operating with the awakened KUNDALINI in order to facilitate the development of various SIDDHIS

How to use the foundations of the Tantric practice, the pure erotic energy, perfect erotic continence, transmutation, sublimation, transfiguration, pure love, in order to awaken and develop easily and harmoniously multiple SIDDHIS

SIDDHIS and the crucial importance of the integration with the Will of GOD: correlations with the art of Consecration, the occult method of the Lightning Rod, the fundamentals of Yama and Niyama.

SIDDHIS and the GODLY ATTRIBUTES: The mysterious ways in which the sublime, endless energies of the GODLY ATTRIBUTES can help the aspirant awaken much easier a variety of perfect paranormal accomplishments – SIDDHIS

SIDDHIS and the MAHAVIDYAS: The ten Great Macrocosmic Powers can provide an immense and hugely complex help in order to both advance towards the ultimate spiritual liberation, but also to develop various SIDDHIS.

SIDDHIS and the TANTRIC RITUAL: Esoteric tantric methods that immensely increase our inner occult energy and allow the channeling through our being of great perfect paranormal manifestations.

SAMYAMA, the perfect yogic identification, as a key method to develop a wide variety of SIDDHIS.

Mapping the manifestation of SIDDHIS on the various CHAKRAS, in various KOSHAS (the energetic sheaths of our inner being), NADIS (channels of energy). Examples of important SIDDHIS and a comprehensive list of these perfect paranormal accomplishments.

Starting of the practical training for a number of useful SIDDHIS, including precise techniques, practical exercises and exemplifications.

The program will be 10am to 8pm, with a 2 hour lunch break. A yogic lunch, tea and snacks are included.
There will be an Early Bird price until 10 February.
Contact us for details on Whatsapp or Telegram at +40721359870
We look forward to see you all soon!

TCM REPLAYS [13 February]

The TCM 37-44 atypical lectures replays will be done on the Theophanic Charismatic Movement website (https://miscareacharismatica.ro/live/) according to the following schedule, MARCH 2024, Romanian Time (CET+1h):

2 March 2024
Saturday
14:40
TCM-37

2 March 2024
Saturday
23:10
TCM-37

3 March 2024
Sunday
14:40
TCM-38

3 March 2024
Sunday
23:10
TCM-38

9 March 2024
Saturday
14:40
TCM-39

9 March 2024
Saturday
23:10
TCM-39

10 March 2024
Sunday
14:40
TCM-40

10 March 2024
Sunday
23:10
TCM-40

16 March 2024
Saturday
14:40
TCM-41

16 March 2024
Saturday
23:10
TCM-41

17 March 2024
Sunday
14:40
TCM-42

17 March 2024
Sunday
23:10
TCM-42

23 March 2024
Saturday
14:10
TCM-43

23 March 2024
Saturday
23:10
TCM-43

24 March 2024
Sunday
14:10
TCM-44

24 March 2024
Sunday
23:10
TCM-44

All those who have auditioned/re-auditioned the MCT 33-36 atypical lectures series can participate in these replays and have, at each of the lectures, 100% attendance.

As a reminder, free participation in the forthcoming series of first-time hearings is only allowed to participants who have fully auditioned (100% attendance) all previous lectures.

Registration for the replays of this session will be possible by paying the participation fee of 35 RON (for each replay) online, on the Theophanic Charismatic Movement website, from your personal account.

Online registration for a replay ends two hours before the time indicated in the programme for the start of the replay. Registrations already made for a given date cannot be rescheduled for another date. In order for participation in an online hearing to be correctly registered in the personal account, each participant must be logged in to the website with his/her existing username and password for the duration of the replay and must conduct the replay from his/her personal account.

Any questions can be sent to contact@miscareacharismatica.ro.

🔱 M A H A S H I V A R A T R I Mixed spiritual camp ONLINE [12 February]

Fourth edition:
March 4 – March 8, 2024
(Monday→Friday), with a preparatory preamble from 1 March to 3 March (Friday→Sunday)

An exceptional event that is open to all women and men in our Spiritual School courses!

The Vira Mahavira Ananda Esoteric Group invites you with aspiration and enthusiasm to celebrate together the great god Shiva during the MahaShivaRatri Camp, preparing together for the “great spiritual night of Shiva” – MAHASHIVARATRI, the sublime night of the outpouring of Godly Grace, benefiting also from the spiritual integration specific to this exceptional event.

The theme of the camp: the gradual deepening of the intense, full, profound and exemplary resonance with the great god Shiva (including the theoretical and practical assimilation of five of his fundamental hypostases), opening our being to the Grace of Shiva, which is poured out in a unique and privileged way in the sacred moment of MahaShivaRatri.

The camp programme includes:
– 5 days – 5 fundamental hypostasis of Shiva
– Listening to archival Spiritual Guide presentations on Shiva
– exceptional spiritual exemplifications with spiritual integration specific to this event
– premiere of thematic lectures
– LIVE, interactive meeting with Nicolae Catrina (Adinathananda): answers to questions on the theme of the camp
– sacred ceremony of intense, full and profound communion with the endless sphere of Shiva’s power
– spiritual testimonies of authentic experiences of communion with Shiva
– exceptional documentaries and thematic films
– godly inspired artistic moments

Registration: exclusively online from 8 February 2024 until the end of the camp.

⚠️ Attention! People who register by Wednesday, February 28, 2024, will receive a special bonus: they will be able to listen to the lectures of the third edition of the MahaShivaRatri Camp from March 1-3, 2023!

⚠️ Attention! Camp registrants will have access to the camp materials for an additional 30 days after the end of the camp, based on the code received at registration.

The registration procedure is as follows:
– go to https://vira.mahavira-ananda.ro/en/#Inscriere
– fill in the online registration form, upload a personal photo (in electronic format) of yourself in a swimsuit, clear, showing your full body and the date of the photo (after 30 October 2023);
– the participation contribution is to be paid by bank transfer, by credit card, or to the local Mahavira Ananda coordinators (in this case with confirmation on 004 0742.035.555).

Participation contribution:
For Romania:
– 195 lei for students of all courses of our spiritual school (yoga, tantra, shivaism, ayurveda).
– 175 lei for yoga, tantra, shivaism instructors, ayurveda teachers, Shakti group coordinators, Mahavira coordinators
– free of charge (collective code) for people from spiritual establishments in Romania (people from establishments who want a personal code will pay one of the above contributions)

For other countries:
– 75 euro for students of all courses of our spiritual school (yoga, tantra, shivaism, ayurveda).
– 65 euro for yoga, tantra, shivaism instructors, ayurveda teachers, Shakti group coordinators, Mahavira members and coordinators, people from spiritual settlements.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit card or at the local Mahavira Ananda coordinators.

📞 For more information: 004 0742.035.555, vira.mahavira-ananda.ro , tabaramahashivaratri@gmail.com

We are waiting for you full of aspiration and overflowing enthusiasm to deepen with all of us, through the power of collective beneficial unison, the godly communion with the Sublime SHIVA!

New website about the life of Gregorian Bivolaru [9 February]

We are very happy to announce that the first pages of a new website for Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru are now published at gregorianbivolaru.yoga

The website will continuously grow to present him as the spiritual master he truly is.

In this first version it includes an extended biography, the impressive list of his publications, and sections with experts, godly attributes and the unique aspects.

In time it will show the entire magnitude of his spiritual works, will include testimonies, photo gallery, videos, a human rights section and much more.

We welcome your feedback and help. If you wish to contribute further on, write to atman@atmanyogafederation.org

Registration for the Special Spiritual Programme of 12 March 2024 [5 February]

We invite all students to participate in the Special Spiritual Programme on 12 March 2024, which will be held online and in the yoga centres that organise this event locally.

The same as last year’s celebration, it will be held in Romanian, and translations will be provided. English translation will be provided by default, and other languages (Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese) will be added if there are at least 10 participants of the respective language and translators available.

Register is open during the period 10 – 25 February 2024.

Registration process

Registration for this event will take place independently in each school that is a member of the Atman Federation. In order to register, it is needed to contact your school administration or your teacher or follow your school’s announcements. The following elements are required to register:

Registration form & personal info

Fill out the registration form with the GDPR agreement (available at your school), and provide the necessary data to sign up: name, email, languages you understand, year of your course, birthday, etc.

For international registrations in this event, no pictures are required.

Confirmation of participation and access

After you have provided all necessary elements, your registration will be processed through the Atman Federation and the Romanian host of the event. Codes will be sent out on a date closer to the event.

Minimum attendance & integration of Retreat for Deepening the Initiatic Relationship Spiritual Guide-Aspirant

Participation in the spiritual programme of 12 March requires a minimum attendance of 5 hours, either fully in the hall, fully online (based on your personal access code) or partly in the hall and partly online. This is valid for both, participants in Romania and internationally.

Participants in the Retreat for Deepening the Initiatic Relationship Spiritual Guide-Aspirant will have full access to the entire 12 March online spiritual programme. No further access code is required. People who sign up to attend the retreat and wish to attend the event in the hall are requested to check the conditions beforehand with their school administration.

Other Specifications

This process is valid for all students of Atman member schools registered outside of Romania (including Romanians living abroad) who want to participate in this event.

Students registered in the Romanian Esoteric Yoga School (MISA) or Moldova, please refer to the announcements on misa.yoga for the registration process.

Non-students may sign up if they provide, in addition, a written declaration from a student at one of Atman’s schools who knows them.

Programme

The detailed programme will be published on the events page close to the date of the event. Concluding from the celebrations of previous years, we may look forward to:

– Special spiritual exemplifications
– A generous, plentiful garland of spiritual lectures
– Selected films with a spiritual message
and more.

We wish you a wonderful spiritual celebration full of blissful experiences and enlightening realisations!

Release of new interview of Prof. Massimo Introvigne by Soteria International [4 February]

“Abuse of Weakness” or “Brainwashing” – Does It Really Exist?

In December 2023, the French parliament debated to reintroduce or not the controversial law of mental manipulation. This law has a history in France.

In France, as prof Massimo Introvigne wrote in his article “France Plans to Make a Bad Law Worse – the anti-cult About-Picard law is ineffective against real abuses and dangerous for religious liberty. The government wants to make it even more dangerous.” the situation of spiritual communities becomes increasingly difficult.

Considering the similarities and repetition of the police raids upon spiritual communities, in different countries, a certain question is rising: are NRM – New Religious Movements or spiritual communities in danger? Their struggle in the current antagonistic climate of state and mass media is reaching higher levels.

It is necessary to open up to see the comprehensive perspective offered through academic studies, to understand that people who join spiritual movements are normal people, merely having their particular beliefs or practices. And as long as they respect the laws of their country they should enjoy freedom, respect and social protection, just like any other citizen. Yet the repetitive police raids and their scandalous presentation in mass media tell a different story…

Part 1
http://soteriainternational.org/quotabuse-of-weaknessquot-or-quotbrainwashingquot-does-it-really-exist

Part 2
http://soteriainternational.org/quotabuse-of-weaknessquot-or-quotbrainwashingquot-a-new-threat-to-spirituality

Part 3
http://soteriainternational.org/abuse-of-weakness-new-struggles-of-spiritual-movements

SOTERIA International sustains a deeper understanding and a broader perspective on the freedom of conscience and belief and aims towards acknowledgement that spirituality cannot be regarded as a separate practice, but is rather integrated in all individual and social activities. People and Organisation with sincere spiritual intentions should enjoy the same respect and social protection as traditional religious practices.

2 Unison intervals for the tapas of Laya Yoga with mantra AUM starting with 1 February [1 February]

At the request of several colleagues, starting February 1 we will have a second Laya Yoga interval in unison with the AUM mantra from 07:00-07:30 CET. The other one already established is 22:45-23:15 CET.

Retreat for Deepening the Initiatic Relationship Spiritual Guide – Aspirant 2024 [27 January]

We are happy to invite you to participate in the Retreat for Deepening the Initiatic Relationship Spiritual Guide – Aspirant, that will take place from Wednesday 6 March to Wednesday 13 March, ONLINE.

This spiritual manifestation provides a suitable setting to deepen the mystery of the initiatory Spirit Guide-aspirant relationship through an intensive program that will be subtly supported telepathically by Yoga Teacher Emeritus Gregorian Bivolaru with triple occult energy.

This spiritual retreat will offer, among other things:
• Important lectures by Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru
• An initiatory introduction to the esotericism of the traditional treatise Guru Gita
• Initiation into some of the traditional practices of subtle communion with the Spiritual Guide
• Fundamental revelations concerning the universal Godly Principle of Spiritual Guidance (Guru tattva)
• Ways of accelerated spiritual awakening within the Guru Yoga tradition
• Effective ways of energising and amplifying spiritual aspiration
• Ways specific to the Guru Yoga tradition of accessing liberating Godly Grace (Shaktipata)

The retreat will be held by Nicolae Catrina (Adinathananda) and will include the entire spiritual programme of 12 March.

Registrations for international students starts from 10 February and is open until 6 March. The sign-up process may take a few days. Sign up in good time, please, to avoid missing any part of the programme (the retreat starts on 6 March)!

Same as other online retreats, this one will be held in Romanian and translations will be provided according to demand. English translation will be provided by default and other languages (Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese) will be added if minimum 10 participants of the respective language signed up until 21st February. Please sign up quickly to ensure that the translation team can be organised. However, it is possible to sign up until 6 March.

Registration process
The registration for this retreat will take place independently in each school that is member of the Atman Federation. In order to register it is needed to contact your school administration or your teacher or follow your school’s announcements. The following elements are required to register:

Registration form, personal info & fee

Fill out the registration form with GDPR agreement (available at your school), and provide the necessary data to sign up: name, year of Yoga, Tantra or Shaivism, email, birthday …

The participation fee for the entire retreat is 8 Euro.

For international registrations in this retreat, there are no pictures required.

Confirmation of participation and retreat access

After you have provided all necessary elements, your registration will be processed through Atman Federation and the Romanian host of the retreat. Be aware that this may take a few days. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive instruction for accessing the retreat in the email that you provided during the registration.

Other Specifications

This process is valid for all students of Atman member schools registered outside of Romania (incl. Romanians living abroad), who want to participate to this retreat.

Students registered in the Romanian Esoteric yoga school (MISA) or in Moldova, please refer to the announcements on misa.yoga for the registration process.

Non-students may sign-up for this retreat if they provide in addition a written declaration from a student at one of Atman’s schools who knows them.

Those who for various reasons were not allowed to participate in these retreats in previous years, will not be able to be accepted this year either. Therefore, they are kindly asked not to apply this year.

For any further information or enquiries please write an email with the subject “Spiritual Guide – Aspirant Retreat” to atman@atmanyogafederation.org.

We wish you a wonderful retreat, full of blissful experiences and enlightening realisations!

Some significant observations from an independent expert in the field, professor of sociology Massimo Introvigne, opens a fresh perspective on the political mechanisms behind the French case against the Eminent Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru. Third article. [10 January]

The third article of Massimo’s new series:

“Behind the Bivolaru Case.
3. Enter the MIVILUDES
The French anti-cult governmental agency played a crucial role in persuading those who were against other Tantric groups that they should focus on MISA.”

https://bitterwinter.org/behind-the-bivolaru-case-3-enter-the-miviludes/

Some significant observations from an independent expert in the field, professor of sociology Massimo Introvigne, opens a fresh perspective on the political mechanisms behind the French case against the Eminent Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru. Second article. [9 January]

The second article:

“Behind the Bivolaru Case.
2. GéPS, the Strange Origins of a French Anti-Cult Group
Few had heard of a new anti-cult association that claimed credit for the arrest of the MISA founder in France. The story of its founder Hughes Gascan is not without interest.”

https://bitterwinter.org/behind-the-bivolaru-case-2-geps-the-strange-origins-of-a-french-anti-cult-group/

Some significant observations from an independent expert in the field, professor of sociology Massimo Introvigne, opens a fresh perspective on the political mechanisms behind the French case against the Eminent Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru. First article. [9 January]

Read the first article from this new series at the link below.

“Behind the Bivolaru Case.
1. Some Incorrect Reports About MISA’s Past History
After the arrest of the Romanian yoga teacher in France, the same fake news about his and MISA’s past were reproduced from one media to another.”

https://bitterwinter.org/behind-the-bivolaru-case-1-some-incorrect-reports-about-misas-past-history/

Two new exceptional actions in unison, starting 6 January [5 January]

Starting Saturday, January 6, we will be carrying out in unison two new actions, based on the manuscripts of Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru.

These actions will take place daily, from 18:30 – 19:33 CET, on MISA TV:

The Method for the Total Annihilation of Evil in the ambience of this blue planet (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

The Method for the evocation and supplication of the manifestation of the Godly Enigmatic Law of Limit (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

For each of these two new actions, please consider the following recommendation:

In order to contribute to the beneficial, divine effects that this divinely integrated and extremely important action implies, we ask you to participate as many as possible, as many as possible, each time, in this essential manifestation in order to trigger as quickly as possible in the planet’s environment transformations that are directly proportional to the number of human beings who mobilize and put, again and again, with much enthusiasm and perseverance in action this very powerful esoteric method. Just as the previous Benevolent Revolt has borne immense fruit, so will this method bear much needed fruit.
If all of us who know do not act, no one else will. Only if we ask God for His benevolent help does He give it to us.
If we ask God for help in this way, we can be sure in advance that He gives it to us in every way through His Omnipotence.

Modifications in the weekly unison programme:

From Saturday 6 January, actions in support of the recognised hero and to avoid war in Romania will no longer take place.

The action of justified beneficial revolt will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 CET.

The schedule on MISA Sensational TV for Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January is currently being updated.

PROJECT TO PROMOTE OUR SCHOOL’S TEACHINGS ONLINE [4 January]

We would like to announce the launch, at the initiative of some colleagues, of a project to promote the teachings of Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru and our yoga school on social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.) in order to reach as many people as possible. At the same time, in this way we aim to make sure that the public forms a correct impression of who we are and what we do in this spiritual school.

The project will consist in creating and spreading, nationally and internationally, on social media and on websites belonging to MISA and member schools of the Atman Federation, as many videos as possible to popularize the teachings of our school, accessible to a wide segment of the population, on topics such as:
– Consecration
– The Art of Blessing
– The Godly Attributes
– Simple yoga techniques that can be practised by anyone
– The Great Macrocosmic Powers
– Shivaism
– Materials to promote the initiations offered at yogic holiday camps (e.g. initiation into communion with Kalki, with Indra, into the beneficial state of romantic trance, etc.)
– The fundamental godly laws of manifestation
– The various thematic aspects that are presented in the Spiritual Guide lectures
– Short films about the work and personality of Gregorian Bivolaru (publicity work, lectures, testimonials of the Spiritual Guide-aspirant relationship, etc.).

For the smooth running of this project, it is necessary to involve people with experience in the following areas:
– experienced yoga students and instructors who want to appear publicly and make some thematic presentations (so their image will be publicly associated with MISA or schools within the Atman Federation)
– innovative and creative people who have experience in the field of audio-video
– communication and social media
– proofreading text (content and grammar)
– filming (including lighting, scenery, decoration)
– audio-video editing
– MS Office suite or equivalent (with organisational skills)
– make-up

Those who have skills in the above mentioned areas and aspire to join this long-term (and multi-lingual) project are asked to contact
@horiapintea on Telegram
or join the specially created Telegram group:
https://t.me/+wfEQHU5HTdM5YmJk

Thank you in advance.

Tapas of 49 days in unison, Laya Yoga with mantra AUM, starting with 2 January [1 January]

Tuesday 2 January begins a tapas in unison consisting of 30 minutes daily Laya Yoga with AUM mantra.

The tapas will last for 49 days (2 January – 19 February), will be followed by a one-day break, after which we will resume the tapas for another 49 days.

Unison interval will be 22:45-23:15 CET, daily consecration will be from 22:40-22:45.

The consecration of the complete tapas will be on Tuesday 2 January at 22:35, and from 22:40 the Laya Yoga process of the day will be consecrated.

The consecration formula will be as follows: “We consecrate here and now to God the Father the fruits of this spiritual practice in unison that we are performing for the full triumph of our spiritual school, our spiritual Guide and Godly Justice at this juncture in which we find ourselves.”

Modifications of the Unison Actions Programme from Monday, December 25 [26 December]

Please be informed that from Monday 25 December, the programme of unison actions will modify as follows:

The manifestation through collective action performed in unison of an intense state of justified beneficial revolt will still take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but from 18:00 CET instead of 20:00 CET (so as not to overlap with the special support programme);

The Recognized Hero Support Action will also be held on Friday and Sunday, but at 18:00 CET instead of 20:00 CET (so as not to overlap with the special support program);

• The action to avoid war in Romania will only take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 18:00 CET as before;

• The action to support Donald Trump will no longer take place.

All other spiritual actions in unison remain unmodified.

"Who protects us from the police? - Part 1" [22 December]

The first episode (of a longer series) with testimonies of the persons who were the targets of the French police raids on 28 November. Now with English subtitles:

Translation of Press Release of MISA: Details of the situation in France [22 December]

Following the numerous and justified requests and questions we have received regarding the situation of Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru and the evolution of events in France in connection with the large-scale police operation on 28 November, it is necessary to make a few clarifications.

At the moment what is called a penal investigation is being carried out (the term used in France is instruction, in case you come across this word in the press). This involves specific activities that are not visible to the general public or the press, so it is not appropriate to imagine that the press will provide us with relevant and real information at this time. We already know that a large part of the Romanian media is eager for scandals to increase their audience or website traffic, which is why they are now resuming (and amplifying) the sensationalist stories of past years, and not because they have new information. And the fact that our viewpoints rarely appear or are twisted in the press does not mean that we don’t report them, but simply that they are not interested in the truth. As proof, in the many shows, talk shows etc. where they discuss ABOUT us, they never discuss WITH us.

– Such activities take some time to complete, so it is to be expected that new information will not appear every few days.

– The content of the documents in the file is secret. The only people who have access to this information are the French lawyers, who obviously have a professional obligation not to disclose anything. It is therefore impossible at this stage to answer any questions on this subject. There are also some “leaks” in the press from the French police, but as we have no information, we cannot even estimate to what extent these are real or not.

– We assure you, however, that the information we are passing on to you, even if it is less than we would like, is accurate and relevant, so please do not encourage or spread the rumours that may appear, and even less malicious criticism. If you would like to verify a particular piece of information, or if you have any uncertainties, please send questions to contact@misa.yoga.

As soon as we have new information, we will communicate it. And in the meantime, let’s all aim to put into practice the transformative spiritual teachings we have access to.

Thank you for your understanding.

ShambalaTV.ro, a new platform to deepen the communion with the World of Shambala and the King of the World [22 December]

We announce a new online television (streaming platform) within the group dedicated to deepening the communion with the World of Shambala and the King of the World, that is part of our yoga school. From now on, the practice program of this group and many other spiritual practices will be broadcast on this platform.

It is already accessible at shambalatv.ro

This new website aims to be a portal of resonance with the World of Shambala, through which the spiritual influence, help, guidance and inspiration of the beings of Shambala and the King of the World can be strongly manifested to as many human beings as possible in this difficult time that both humanity and our school of yoga are going through today. A multitude of written and audio-video materials related to the World of Shambala will be added to this website in a gradual manner so that it can be accessible to all in an easy manner.

We look forward to seeing you!

Codes for Christmas and New Year's Celebration [21 December]

Registration for Christmas and New Year’s Celebration is closed.
Access codes will be sent out on 23 December.
Please also check your spam and secondary email folders. If you still have any issue please contact your school administration or send an email to atman@atmanyogafederation.org

We wish you wonderful holidays.

Codes for the International Retreat for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman) [21 December]

Codes for the Online access of the International Retreat for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman) have been sent out to all who registered in till date.
Please also check your spam and secondary email folders. If you still have any issue please contact your school administration or send an email to atman@atmanyogafederation.org

Registration remains open until the end of the camp. Nevertheless, please take into consideration that processing of the registration may take several days.

We wish you a wonderful retreat.

To the attention of participants in the Christmas and New Year spiritual programmes [16 December]

Persons who registered for either the Christmas or New Year’s Eve program in 2022, but did not attend a minimum of 5 hours (cumulative, in the hall and online), as per the announcement at the time, will not be eligible for free admission to the next such event.

Those who are in this situation and wish to participate this year or in future years in these events will be able to participate if they pay a contribution of 30 Euro at the first registration for the type of event in which they did not achieve the minimum number of hours required last year. Thereafter they will be able to participate free of charge.

These people will be notified by the Atman Federation by email before the event at atman@atmanyogafederation.org.

The contribution will be paid when submitting the details for registration. This participation rule remains valid and will be applied this year (2023) and in future years.

Please find other details about registration for the online Christmas and New Year’s programme here: https://t.me/c/1229651044/1036

For any enquiry feel free to email us at atman@atmanyogafederation.org

The French police raid on 28 November resulted in not even one alleged “victim” of Gregorian Bivolaru – Press Release of MISA Yoga School [13 December]

We publish here the English translation of the press release made by MISA Yoga School, one of our Atman member schools:
Original: https://misa.yoga/comunicat-de-presa-unde-sunt-victimele

Accusations flow in the media. Where are the “victims” though?

The French police raid on 28 November 28 resulted in not even one alleged “victim” of Gregorian Bivolaru

Since Tuesday, November 28, a large part of the media in Romania and various international publications have been systematically circulating a huge amount of unfounded accusations and claims, based on so-called “investigative reports” by some French journalists or on old articles related to the previous fabricated files against Gregorian Bivolaru in Romania. In addition, the same so-called “victims” come to the fore, again and again, with absurd and sensational stories, trying to provoke hatred, indignation, revulsion, demonize thousands of yoga practitioners. However, the case in which Gregorian Bivolaru and 20 other yoga practitioners were accused of human trafficking ended in 2021 with the acquittal of all accused after 17 years of trial. The justice decided that the facts did not exist, in conclusion there were no “victims” of those non-existent facts.

In the past two weeks it has been repeatedly claimed in the media that French police raids have led to the “liberation” of 26 people who had been “kidnapped”, “abused”, “raped”, used as “sex slaves”, “trafficked” by “members of a sect”, etc. Along with these 26 “victims”, another 41 people were detained, alleged “aggressors” and “human traffickers”. Strangely, from November 28 until today, no journalist seems to be interested in what “shocking testimonies” and “incriminating statements” the 26 victims gave against Gregorian Bivolaru or other people in the “criminal gang”.

The reality, which the lawyers of Gregorian Bivolaru and the other 5 people who are still detained at this moment (out of the 41) described in great detail to French journalists, and which did not appear anywhere in the mass media(!), is that none of the 26 alleged “victims” gave any statement against Gregorian Bivolaru or any other person, none considered themselves “exploited”, “abused”, “trafficked” or the victim of any “rape”. However, they all complained about the inhumane treatment they were subjected to by the French police: they were taken out of the house in handcuffs; they were kept for hours almost naked, some barefoot, in temperatures slightly above zero degrees; at the police station they were sat directly on the floor; their money, phones, and in some cases even jewellery were confiscated; they did not receive food and water for dozens of hours; they were denied access to a lawyer, under the pretext that they are “victims” (or possibly witnesses) and therefore do not need a lawyer (in some situations they were even told that they do not have the right to a lawyer); they were given a standard declaration form to sign with the fields already filled in; because they refused, they were insulted and threatened; in the end, because the “victims” refused to “cooperate” and the police did not achieve their goal of obtaining incriminating statements, they returned their IDs and literally left them on the street, without money, without phones, dozens of kilometres from the homes where they had been picked up. Obviously, this is an appropriate treatment for criminals, not for the so-called “victims”, who in addition are supposed to be already “traumatized” from the abuses they have been subjected to.

Regarding the various accusations and statements appearing in the press, we specify that the criminal investigation process is ongoing, that all the information in the file is secret, only the lawyers have access to it, and they are obliged to keep it secret. So any statements regarding the contents of the file, witness statements, possible evidence, etc. are nothing more than speculation. Although there are some indications of leaks from the French police, they have no way of fuelling the amount of claims circulated by the media during this period.

We invite journalists concerned with the truth to ask themselves this question and look for the answer: where are the much trumpeted “victims” of Gregorian Bivolaru? You will find that they are rather victims of French police brutality, as several of them have recently told us. We are attaching some excerpts (unedited) from the transcript of these accounts.

MISA press office
December 12, 2023

Unedited excerpts from the transcript of the accounts of some of the so-called “victims of human trafficking”, “freed” by the French police

…A friend of mine, even though she opened the room for them, they pounced on her, knocked her down and put handcuffs on her.

…They kept us in the cold, they yelled at us. We were out in the garden at the end of November exactly as we were dressed and some were even barefoot for over an hour. There were people who asked to give them something from the house to get a coat for them and they just weren’t interested.

…They took us to a room, a room in the basement, to keep us all, and literally we were trying to help each other and every person who went to the basement, because he was no longer in the garden, they were looking to take off a vest or a coat or something they had on and give it to someone else who was still undressed and still standing in the cold… because we didn’t know how long it was going to take. They didn’t tell us anything, we kept asking them if they had a warrant, why they came to us, what was going on, and they didn’t pay attention to us. They were simply saying that it’s the judicial police and that they’re right and that they know what they’re doing and that everything is legal and that we don’t have the right to any lawyer, we don’t need to ask for any warrant, we don’t need to receive any kind of information.

…They came with their personal phones to take pictures of us, to send to their friends, or maybe to the newspapers, we have no way of knowing.

…They were photographing each of us individually as if…we were criminals.

…They were masked from head to toe and were very aggressive.

…They laughed at us and said “But how, we came to free you, to do you a favour”. And we said “But what good are you doing me, because I’m here, I’m sleeping, I have my things, nobody bothers me with anything, and you take me, threaten me with a gun, keep me naked in the cold, take me I don’t know where, what kind of freedom is this?” And they didn’t care, they confiscated our documents, they confiscated our phones, so we couldn’t get in touch with anyone…

…They said they came to save us, but they behaved as if we were criminals or had done something bad, they didn’t even leave us alone in the bathroom, they came with us to the bathroom.

…They took all our ID cards, they also took our phones, they told us to take our valuables and pack a small bag, because they were going to take us to another place, to a city where we will be…

…They put us in a bus, they escorted us with sirens and in the bus we were asking “But what’s going on? Where are you taking us and what do you want from us?”

…One of the policewomen told the three of us…how would there be three indictments in that operation, we were simply amazed, we said “But what do we have to do with such a thing?” they said, “You’re the victims,” “Victims of who?… Just that… you’ve taken away our freedom, you’ve taken away our papers, you’ve taken away our electronics, and we can’t know what’s going on, for a couple of hours.”

…But we don’t know your law very well, we don’t understand your language very well, we need a lawyer’s advice, so I don’t feel safe talking to someone whose language I don’t know and I don’t know the legislation very well, without consulting a lawyer.

…They took us from a place where we were calm, we had our lives and we were good, we had everything, and they threw us into the street in a foreign country.

…And at one point when we were at the police station, we were told that a representative of an association that protects victims would come. When that person came, she introduced herself, but she introduced herself to the translators, not to us, she didn’t even look at us. She said that she offers us… she represents an association that protects victims, she came to explain our rights as victims and give us shelter, but she conditioned us to speak. To divulge information.

…They had given us some horrible forms, something like we are witnesses and to say what we know about rapes, abduction of people, about some terrible accusations, it wasn’t… it wasn’t a statement in which you give your name and surname, the number of phone number, email address, where you’ve been, where you’re going, so they can get in touch with you, there were ten pages of very strange accusations and they told us they’re not giving us our documents back, they’re not giving us our phones, they’re not going to let us go, they will interrogate us separately and arrest us if we do not sign those statements. I mean they didn’t behave in any human way, like someone who cares for someone, who helps someone, it was an aberration, it was of the utmost hypocrisy, so they were absolutely horrible, you don’t treat anyone like that, it was inhuman, you just don’t do that.

…They started yelling at us, punching the table, saying that they are tired, that they started preparing for this operation at 2:30 in the morning and they want to go home, that they behaved nice with us and let’s see how they will be if we don’t do what they want.

…When we refused to sign those forms that were so strange and had nothing to do with reality, they started separating us and interrogating us and yelling at us and punching the table and telling us that we are not accused of anything, and it is a perfectly normal operation and we do not need any lawyer.

…They took away our identity documents or passports, our phones were taken, during all this time they continued to search the house, the whole atmosphere was so… of ordeal, of very loud noises, of screams, I mean, I don’t know, just like in the police films where they are… that is, that are about arms and drug dealers, which was not the case with us and we were not in this category.

…Initially we were told to read, and only to sign these documents f we wanted to. After… after a certain time when some of the people who were taken separately for questioning were returning, others were leaving, the Romanian translator who was also probably a police officer came and said why… she asked if anyone signed and I said no and she said why, that it is mandatory, and she started screaming that it is mandatory to sign these papers, and that it is mandatory, mandatory. After that we said no that it is optional, only if we want to sign and that it is not mandatory. She also started shouting that it is mandatory and she is talking to her colleagues. Later she left… and never came back.

…I asked if it was mandatory to sign, they said “no, no, no”, let’s read and sign, so we read to see what it was about and after that we refused to sign, we returned all the pages. After that another person came and said “Why didn’t you sign?” and she was so aggressive somehow. I said that I had asked and that it was not mandatory to sign, she was very angry and nervous and was puffing like that, you could see it on her… And she gave us another set of documents, this document if we signed it said “witness” at the top. After that they gave us another set of documents that were not even translated, the other documents were translated into Romanian, but the second set of documents were only in French. I didn’t even sign that document, because I didn’t understand it, it was in another language and… but we were scared, because we didn’t know what would happen, they would take us to interrogate us, to intimidate us…

…The whole atmosphere, from the beginning, how they rushed at us, yelling screaming, shouting, with the breaking of doors and further the aggressiveness with which they somehow forced us to sign and give statements were somehow the opposite of what they said to us [nb that we were victims], it was such an atmosphere of terror somehow, they verbally assaulted us and wanted to intimidate us into saying I don’t know what or signing what they needed.

…They kept us for several hours, almost… so from 6 in the morning, around 9-10 in the evening they let us go, luckily they returned our phones, but what to do, during the night where to go…

…I asked if we were accused or what was going on and they said not yet, not for now.

Shaivism Camp 2023 [13 December]

Lottery for initiation in Kala Bhairava mantra for persons outside of Romania who participated in the Shaivism camp in November 2023 or in the reruns for this camp (November 30th – December 3rd)

The drawing of lots for the initiation in Kala Bhairava mantra for persons outside of Romania will take place on the 17th of December 2023, at 16.00 CEST, inthe following countries: 

Hungary – Budapest
Germany –Berlin
Denmark – Copenhagen

A second drawing can beorganised on the day of the initiation – 13th of January 2024 – for people living in other countries than the 3 mentioned above, who want to travel to one of the 3 cities where the initiation will take place – Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen.

The initiation in the mantra of communion with Kala Bhairava will take place in unison, on the 13th of January 2024, in Romania – Bucharest and Cluj, Hungary – Budapest,Germany – Berlin, Denmark – Copenhagen, and Greece – Athens. The exact times and places will be announced later.

Participants have been sent an email with more details of the initiation. Please also check spam folder.

Announcement of the continuation of the winter camps for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman), organized in Costineşti [13 December]

Remember that mastery in the revelation of the Immortal Supreme Self, Atman, can only be attained and deepened by practicing with increased attention, perseverance and enthusiasm the simple and effective methods I have revealed to you in this important camp. Always remember that an ounce of practice for the revelation of the Immortal Supreme Self is worth tons of theory.”
Eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru

Our dears,
We happily announce the continuation of the winter camps for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman), organized in Costineşti.

So, between December 29, 2023 and January 10, 2024, the Self-revelation group coordinated by yoga instructor Uriell Monete will organize in Costineşti, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility that will create a state of silence conducive to diving as profound as possible into the depths of our heart and soul, the spiritual camp for the revelation of the Immortal Godly Self, Atman.

There will be 2 modules:
– Module 1: December 29, 2023-January 4, 2024 – identical module at UNISON with the ONLINE camp, coordinated by yoga teacher Nicolae Catrina;

– Module 2 – going more profound: January 4-10, 2024.

More details regarding the participation in this camp for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman), can be obtained by accessing the link: https://atman.tips/en/costinesti-2023-2024/

We invite those who aspire to participate to a spiritual camp like this, to watch the testimonies of the experiences of those who participated in the Self-revelation camp in Putna from the summer of this year – 2023:

– Putna camp testimonies (video part 1): https://atman.tips/en/testimonials3/
– Putna camp testimonies (video part 2): https://atman.tips/en/testimonials4/
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The eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru has given us a huge and colossal spiritual gift this year:

For the first time in our spiritual school, WE WILL REALIZE and EXPERIENCE TOGETHER on December 31, 2023, THE INDUCTION OF THE BENEFICIAL STATE OF TRANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER, GOD.

Centered in our Self, realizing together the NEW YEAR’S EXEMPLIFICATIONS, supported by an exceptional spiritual field, with clear, beneficial, spiritual intentions, we will have a superior auspicious vector for a SPIRITUAL, FRUITFUL BEGINNING, PERFECTLY GODLY INTEGRATED, WHEN PASSING INTO THE NEW YEAR, 2024.

We will practice daily the 14-stage method of Revelation of the Immortal Godly Self, Atman, a method given to us by eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru, for increasingly longer periods of time, so that in the last days of the retreat we reach extraordinary profound levels, which will facilitate total melting and abandonment in the Undifferentiated, Supreme Consciousness of God the Father.

For those who want to achieve high-quality introspection with the 14-step method and to have a very good state and godly integration during these wonderful days of spiritual retreat spent together, OPTIONALLY, every morning we will realize a spiritual program of Hatha Yoga that we will practice together in UNISON, with profound awareness related to the practice of VIJNANASANA.

This support will also include: the MAHAMUDRA technique, the LIGHTNING ROD technique and before each spiritual exemplification a special (legal) herbal mixture carefully prepared to support certain profound and high states of consciousness will be administered (free of charge), this mixture being of real help, sustaining us to approach from another, much higher level, the contemplative introspection.

Those who will participate in this camp will receive a spiritual gift: a crystal charged by eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru with: THE STATE OF ULTIMATE SUPREME SPIRITUAL LIBERATION.

Those who will participate in both modules will also receive a second crystal charged by eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru with: THE STATE OF TOTAL AND PROFOUND REVELATION OF THE IMMORTAL GODLY SELF, ATMAN.

The spiritual program and all integration of this spiritual retreat is subtly supported by by eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru.

We are waiting with much love for you to join us!

For registration to the Online International Retreat for the Gradual Revelation of the Supreme Immortal Self (Atman) please find all the info here:
https://t.me/c/1229651044/1026

Registration for the Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations 2023-2024 [8 December]

We invite all students to participate to the spiritual celebrations of Christmas 2023 and New Year’s 2024 which will take place online.

Same as last year’s celebrations, they will be held in Romanian and translations will be provided. English translation will be provided by default and other languages (Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese) will be added if there are minimum 10 participants of the respective language and translators are available.

Registrations for international students is from 11 – 21 December 2023. Please sign up as soon as possible.

Registration process
The registration for these events will take place in the local schools that are members of Atman Federation. In order to register you have to contact your school administration or your teacher or follow your school’s announcements. The following elements are required to register:

Registration form
Fill out the registration form with GDPR agreement (available at your school), and provide the necessary data to sign up: name, email, languages you understand, year of your course, birthday etc. It also includes the confirmation, which event(s) you wish to participate in.

Confirmation of participation and access
After you have provided all necessary elements, your registration will be processed through Atman Federation and the Romanian host of the event. Codes will be sent out on a date closer to the event.

Other Specifications
This process is valid for all students of Atman member schools registered outside of Romania (incl. Romanians living abroad), who want to participate to this event.

Students registered in the Romanian Esoteric yoga school (MISA) or in Moldova, please refer to the announcements on misa.yoga for the registration process.

Non-students may sign-up for if they provide in addition a written declaration from a student at one of Atman’s schools who knows them.

Only persons who have turned 18 have access to the New Year’s celebration.

Programme
The detailed programme will be published on the events page, close to date of the event. Deducting from previous celebrations, we may look forward to:
– Special spiritual exemplifications
– A generous, plentiful garland of spiritual lectures
– Selected films with a spiritual message
and more …

We wish you wonderful spiritual celebrations, full of blissful experiences and enlightening realisations!

The Truth of our Esoteric Yoga Movement – Press Release of Natha Denmark [1 December]

We repost here the official press release of our member school, Natha Denmark, from Friday 1st December 2023.
Original: https://natha.dk/press-release/

We have become aware of the recent situation in France involving the arrest of Gregorian Bivolaru together with 40 other yoga practitioners. At this point, the only information we have about their whereabouts is what has been reported in the mainstream news media, which is informed by ”a source close to” the French news agency AFP.

As a member school of ATMAN – The International Federation of Yoga and Meditation (the Atman Federation), NATHA sides with the recent press releases published by the Atman Federation, its member school MISA, and several of its other member schools, which are linked below.

The target of the French authorities was yoga teacher, Gregorian Bivolaru, and the yoga school in France. We specify that NATHA organizes yoga courses only in Denmark and that the yoga school in France is an independent entity with its own management and organization, even though both schools are members of the Atman Federation, along with other yoga schools around the world.

Eminent Yoga Teacher, Gregorian Bivolaru, is one of the 23 founders of the Esoteric School of Integral Yoga MISA, Romania. He is the author of the Esoteric Integral Yoga course and co-author of the Esoteric Tantra Yoga course, which is taught at NATHA. These are comprehensive courses with hundreds of printed materials, recordings, techniques and teachings used by more than 60 yoga schools across the world. He is also the author of more than 50 books and publications and is appreciated as a spiritual mentor for many yoga practitioners all over the world.

Echoing the Atman Federation’s press release of 29th November 2023, we are “deeply concerned about the unsubstantiated attacks of the police and media against our Federation” (and indirectly against our yoga school here in Denmark). “We refute all of these absurd allegations which are made with no evidence”.

The same generic text and image have been published in hundreds, if not thousands, of local, national and international media worldwide, incriminating and branding Gregorian Bivolaru as a ’sect’ or ’cult’ leader, the Atman Federation and its member schools as a ’sect’ or a ’cult’, and all the yoga practitioners in this international yoga movement as ’cult/sect members’.

After the arrests took place (apparently 26 of the arrestees were released within 24 hours), the mainstream media proceeded with its slanderous and libelous campaign against our esoteric yoga movement, in this way continuing to expose thousands of genuine yoga practitioners across the world to unnecessary and unfair repercussions in their private lives. The same media has repeatedly and deliberately orchestrated similar campaigns against the activities, developments and reputation of the member schools worldwide for more than three decades.

It is worth mentioning that, in 1994, a few days after Mr. Bivolaru published a book exposing corruption in the Romanian government – analyzing it in parallel with malevolent deep state groups and their influence in the public space – his apartment blew up under highly suspicious circumstances. This case was never investigated by the Romanian police, but the results of a private investigation proved criminal involvement.

This is just one example in a 50-year-long story of terrible abuse against him and more than 30,000 yoga practitioners in his home country, Romania. Some of the abuse includes torture, disinformation and public lynching. Mr. Bivolaru was ’spotted’ as a potential ’danger’ and registered in the infamous archives of the secret Romanian police ’Securitate’ in 1971. Why is that never mentioned in the media?

Besides being a prominent yoga teacher, Mr. Bivolaru was also a dissident of Ceausescu and one of the first modern-day exiled whistleblowers. Proof of this is that Mr. Bivolaru was granted political asylum in Sweden based on Article 1 of the Geneva Convention in 2006 in protection against the Romanian state. Still to this day he is under the protection of the Swedish Justice and carries a UN passport. The abuses against Mr. Bivolaru and other yoga practitioners of MISA have lasted for more than 17 years, and recently the Romanian court ruled a fee of 50,000 euros be paid to Mr. Bivolaru for defamation and moral compensation.

Behind the current campaign against Mr. Bivolaru, the Atman Federation and its member schools, there is an opaque spiderweb of the ’anti-cult’ movement that consists of: ’apostates’ [i.e. indignant, vengeful former members who consider themselves egregiously wronged by an organization often with the coordination and encouragement of anti-cult groups.]; therapists, broadcasters and aggressive activists building a career and seeking financial gain through the opposition to and often attempted annihilation of spiritual movements; and political and financial lobbies which often have influence at the highest national levels. All have the unpublicized goal of disabling or destroying genuine spiritual movements like ours. Who is supposed to protect us against such malevolent and opaque interest groups in our society? Why are they afraid of genuine spiritual movements?

Another recent case against one of the members of the Atman Federation is that of ’the Spiritual School Rezonance’ in the Czech Republic (linked below). This school is currently the target of a systematic campaign that contains unfounded, false and reputationally damaging accusations initiated by an individual known by the names, Jakub Jahl or Jakub Sobek. As explained on the Atman Federation website, “His (Jahl’s) aggressive expressions on social networks, the YouTube platform and the paid platform HeroHero aim to seriously affect the reputation of the said school and at the same time negatively affect the living conditions of its teachers and students.”

From publicly available sources, it appears that Jahl is the founder of ‘Satan’s community’ and a notorious propagator of the ideology of Satanism. Articles in Novinky and The Epoch Times mention that he has a forensic psychiatric report stating that “he (Jahl) has a tendency to distort the facts and is unreliable as a witness.” In addition, he makes no secret of his heavy drug use and systematically promotes their legalization.

The accusations currently being circulated by the French press agency AFP and picked up by the Danish press are similar to those reported in Jyllandsposten in 2010 and on TV2 in 2013 in the TV program, ’Danmark Ifølge Bubber’. They include easily sensationalized topics with a guaranteed audience, such as rape, sexual assault, ‘grooming’, abuse of authority, kidnapping, seizure of persons, human trafficking, and the accusation of “mind control”.

The only “mind-control” we teach and practice is that in which everyone with the proper yoga methods can learn to control his/her own mind, i.e. to explore the magnificent potential of their own human consciousness. In an act of hypocrisy, TV2 showed us that they themselves do not hesitate to use narrative manipulation techniques on the viewers of their programs. In an episode about NATHA on ’Danmark Ifølge Bubber’, they used visual subliminals, attempting to compare NATHA to terrorist organizations and organized crime by flashing 16 logos onto the screen in 1.5 seconds, while an apostate asks the question: “If you can support this, then what can’t you support?”. (See link to the video below).

Both previous defamatory campaigns against NATHA, which were indiscriminately reposted across the Danish mainstream media, had three apostates as their only sources, all of whom were heavily invested with strong financial interests, career-based gains or emotional vengeance to smear and even annihilate our yoga school. However, they did not succeed, and today our yoga community is even more united, thriving and reaching out to increasingly more people who are genuinely interested in spiritual transformation and self-development through healthy yoga practices than ever before.

We also want to make it very clear that neither NATHA as an organization, nor any member of our staff or teaching department have ever been legally prosecuted or convicted of any of the alleged crimes referred to in the media campaign.

We have very strict policies safeguarding intimate and emotional consent, as well as clear social boundaries in our yoga classes and our community. We are very rigorous in ensuring a safe environment for everyone, perhaps more than most places in society as it is within our area of expertise.

We simply do not condone any sexualised attitudes or misbehavior. Anyone exhibiting such behavior is immediately disqualified from accessing our courses, events and volunteer programs. We encourage gentleness, heart-based communication, inner balance, honest introspection, freedom of choice, and genuine, mutual romantic connections.

One of the aims in our organization is to be part of reeducating and transforming such sexualised tendencies in our society. This is why we never have, and never will, encourage or teach sexualised behavior, which has become an obsession in today’s culture (e.g. 1/3 of all internet searches are for porn or sex). Instead, we teach people how to transform their sexual instincts and potential into pure eroticism and higher forms of creative expression, intellectual performance and expansion of consciousness. These goals are possible and accessible for everyone who truly makes the effort. Thousands of yoga practitioners have had significant results and astonishing personal transformations in their lives due to the esoteric yogic practices taught at NATHA.

We therefore call upon all well-intended independent journalists to truly investigate the source materials and what internationally recognised experts on human rights, sociology and religious movements have found in their in-depth investigations of Gregorian Bivolaru, NATHA, MISA and the Atman Federation. (Please find the link about this below).

It is important to mention that NATHA is neither responsible nor accountable for the private lives of its staff, students, volunteers and teachers. Being a member of NATHA is a completely voluntary commitment, which can be canceled with reasonable and previously agreed notice, like any other sports club, gym or non-profit organization in our country. We don’t ask people to commit to spiritual yoga classes and practices any more than what they themselves are interested in doing.

The current events mark yet another episode in the attacks against our spiritual yoga movement in the ongoing witch hunt and serve as a warning for anyone who truly cares about spiritual and religious human rights, as well as freedom of speech.

While we wait for the French justice system to take its due course of action, we hope that this press release was enriching for you and helped you understand where NATHA stands.

Rephrasing the words of eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru, “we can tell you with anticipation that we will never give up”.

After almost 20 years, history repeats itself [30 November]

We publish here the English translation of the press release made by MISA Yoga School, one of our Atman Member schools:
Original: https://misa.yoga/comunicat-de-presa-privind-operatiunea-autoritatilor-franceze/

A new concerted attack against the yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru and indirectly also against the MISA Yoga School

On Tuesday, November 28, the French authorities launched a large-scale operation, similar to the large-scale deployment of forces in “Operation Christ” (as it was called, even by prosecutors) in March 2004, when approximately 200 prosecutors, police, gendarmes, members of the special forces stormed 18 buildings inhabited by yoga practitioners in Bucharest.

The target of French authorities was the yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru and the yoga school in France. (We specify again that MISA organizes yoga courses only in Romania – the yoga school in France being an independent entity, with its own management and organization, even though both are part of Atman – the International Federation of Yoga and Meditation, along with other yoga schools around the world). The absurd accusations circulated by the French press and picked up by the Romanian press are similar to those of 2004 and are obviously topics with a guaranteed audience: rape, seizure of persons, kidnapping, human trafficking (plus the comical-ridiculous accusation of “mind control”).

We would like to remind readers that the case from the court in Cluj, in which 21 yoga practitioners were unjustly accused of human trafficking was based on just a few statements of some so-called victims who were either threatened with indictment or persuaded by prosecutors to sign complaints with the promise of obtaining huge monetary sums as moral damages. (The amount requested by the 12 “injured parties” was almost 6 million Euros). In this marathon trial in which the 21 yoga practitioners were dragged through the courts for 17 (!) years, not only were all the accused acquitted four times (both at the trial on the merits and on appeal, in both the first and second procedural cycle), but the court additionally refused all requests for moral damages to be paid to the so-called injured persons. In other words, the facts of which these yogis were accused do not exist, despite the immense effort set in motion by the authorities to prove their guilt at all costs. The media, however, stubbornly pretended not to see this truth.

While in Romania the aberrant accusation of human trafficking was dismantled, and the attempt to associate the voluntary work carried out in spiritual communities with forced labor or human trafficking was doomed to failure, it seems that the scenario is repeating itself and the same mechanisms are set in motion now in France.

We do not know details of the case in France at the moment, yet it is worth emphasizing that, in Romania, among the dozens of yoga practitioners found in the homes searched in March 2004, not a single one (!) complained to the authorities who “liberated” them that they had been trafficked, exploited or abused. On the contrary, all made complaints against the prosecutors and gendarmes who carried out the searches.

As we have already become accustomed, the Romanian media is using this new opportunity to “unearth” sensationalist interviews with former MISA students – unscrupulous people, desperate for attention and money or motivated by personal vendettas. It is curious, however, that no journalist is interested in talking to those who have been harassed by prosecutors for 17 years (and who are now winning lawsuits against the Romanian state at the ECHR) or to those who, at that time, resisted the pressure of prosecutors and refused to sign incriminating statements in order to benefit in this way from the false status of “victim”.

In addition, the lack of professionalism exhibited by some journalists, who blend facts with false information, fabricate accusations, confuse data and people, with a total disinterest in correctly informing the public and respecting professional deontology, is also astonishing. Meanwhile, all information is public and easy to verify.

We consider it necessary to recall that Gregorian Bivolaru has been the target of media campaigns, intended to discredit and slander, since the 1990s. Supported and fueled by the authorities and the SRI (who released documents that should, theoretically, only be accessible to the prosecutor’s office), these campaigns constantly intoxicated, manipulated public opinion, inciting hatred and even public lynching.

Those who know him, however, can testify that Gregorian Bivolaru has always been a model of verticality and has never deviated from his spiritual principles. The tenacity with which Gregorian Bivolaru has been demonized and the discreditation of MISA is pursued should, we believe, give cause for thought to those concerned with the truth. As should the fact that this integral esoteric yoga school continues to be the largest in Europe, despite the constant attacks against it, and the discrimination and persecution that MISA yoga practitioners still face.

Allowing French justice to take its course, we are convinced that in the end the truth will triumph this time as well.

MISA press release 
November 30, 2023

Another episode of a slanderous witch-hunt against genuine spirituality [29 November]

We are deeply concerned about the unsubstantiated attacks of the police and media against our Federation. We refute any of these current absurd allegations which are brought with no evidence.

ATMAN – The International Federation of Yoga and Meditation is a non-profit organization, providing courses on various branches of yoga and spirituality.

The Federation has several member schools worldwide, providing teaching materials and training for the teachers.

All of its member schools are organized independently according to their local legislation, holding full responsibility for their decisions and activities.

Atman Federation is not responsible and not accountable for the private life of students and teachers of the member schools.

This is another episode of an ongoing witch-hunt, and this fabricated campaign should raise a red flag for anyone who cares about spiritual and religious freedom.

Thousands of people who come to the courses of the member schools of the Atman Federation, some for decades, constantly attest the various excellent results they have attained in their health, well-being and success, not about trafficking, grooming, abuses, manipulations or brainwashing.

The way spiritual movements are attacked by both media and police has many parallels to other cases of human rights abuses, sadly reminding of totalitarian regimes. The repeated abuses against spiritual movements in the past were, besides being addressed in court, studied in depth by sociologists and experts who published books and articles revealing the fabricated cases hiding a political interest. Some of the member schools of Atman Federation have won court trials, including the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, proving the violation of human rights.

The Board of Atman Federation
29 November 2023

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION CAMP FOR THE REVELATION OF THE SELF - ESSENCE (ATMAN) 2023-2024, ONLINE [25 November]

We announce that the International Meditation Camp for the Revelation of the Self-Essence (Atman) 2023-2024 WILL BE HELD IN COMPLETE UNISON in MISA and ATMAN Federation affiliated spiritual schools in various countries of the world!

This spiritual action in unison, which will take place with the special support of the Eminent Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru, will thus have a greatly amplified beneficial impact – due to specific occult resonance phenomena – both on the level of each participant and on the planetary level.

REGISTRATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION CAMP FOR THE REVELATION OF THE SELF-ESSENCE (ATMAN) 2023-2024 - ONLINE [25 November]

We invite you to participate in the INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION CAMP FOR THE REVELATION OF THE SELF (ATMAN), which will take place online from 29 December 2023 to 4 January 2024.

We announce you that from 22nd of December to 28th of December 2023, we will be offering as a BONUS the opportunity to hear the presentations from the previous camp for the first time, or to listen them again. In this way, the organizers wish to meet those who aspire to realize more effectively, from the beginning of this year’s camp, the practical method of the Revelation of the Self, which will be gradually explained this year through new presentations and new initiatory aspects. Access to this bonus will be based on the code received this year.

Same as other online retreats, this retreat will be held in Romanian and translations will be provided according to demand. English translation will be provided by default and other languages (Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese) will be added if minimum 10 participants of the respective language signed up in good time before the start of the retreat.

Please sign up quickly to ensure that the translation team can be organised.

Registrations starts from Monday, 4 December 2023. The sign-up process may take a few days. So please sign up in good time to avoid missing any part of the retreat programme (especially the pre-retreat bonus).

Registration process
The registration for this retreat will take place in the local schools that are members of Atman Federation. In order to register you have to contact your school administration or your teacher or follow your school’s announcements. The following elements are required to register:

Registration form
Fill out the registration form with GDPR agreement (available at your school), and provide the necessary data to sign up: name, year of Yoga, Tantra or Shaivism, email, birthday …

Participation fee
The participation contribution for International Online Retreat for Revealing the Self (Atman) 2023-2024 is 80 Euro.

Confirmation of participation and retreat access
After you have provided all necessary elements, your registration will be processed through Atman Federation and the Romanian host of the retreat. Be aware that this may take a few days. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive instruction for accessing the retreat in the email that you provided during the registration.

Other Specifications
This process is valid for all students of Atman member schools registered outside of Romania (incl. Romanians living abroad), who want to participate to this retreat.

Students registered in the Romanian Esoteric yoga school (MISA) or in Moldova, please refer to the announcements on misa.yoga for the registration process.

Non-students may sign-up for this retreat if they provide in addition a written declaration from a student at one of Atman’s schools who knows them.

We look forward to seeing you!

INTERNATIONAL CAMP FOR THE REVELATION OF THE SELF - ESSENCE (ATMAN) 2023-2024 - ONLINE [25 November]

The International Camp for the Revelation of the Self-Essence (Atman) will take place from 29th of December 2023 to 4th of January 2024, online.

During this camp, which will benefit from the telepathic spiritual support of eminent yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru, the fundamental 14-step method of revealing the Self-Essence (Atman) through meditative introspection will be offered and exemplified from a supramental perspective, along with other important initiatory aspects.

The unique set of information and secret practicalities that will be offered in this spiritual camp is intended to provide the esoteric foundation for an extraordinarily fast and efficient (yet easily accessible) direct access to the essential reality of the supreme and immortal Self, Atman. Thus, as you will be able to convince yourself by participating in this exceptional spiritual event, the revelation of the Self, although generally regarded as an elusive goal reserved only for highly advanced yogis, is fully accessible with the appropriate spiritual guidance and impetus.

The esoteric revelations that will be offered in this spiritual camp will allow access, beyond any explanations, descriptions or intellectual understandings, to the fundamental Reality of the eternal and absolute Self, Atman, and the gradual permanence of this realization even in everyday life.

Nicolae Catrina, coordinator of the Camp for the Revelation of the Self

Legal action of our Czech member “Rezonance” against Jakub Jahl (Sobek), founder of Satan’s community [23 November]

One of our Atman members, the Spiritual School Rezonance, is currently the target of a systematic campaign that contains unfounded, false and reputationally damaging accusations, initiated by an individual known by the names Jakub Jahl or Jakub Sobek. His aggressive expressions on social networks, the YouTube platform and the paid platform HeroHero aims to seriously affect the reputation of the said school and at the same time negatively affect the living conditions of its teachers and students.

In addition to filming and publishing false videos on the aforementioned platforms, Jakub Jahl accompanies his offensive campaign by harassing students and supporters of the Rezonance Spiritual School on social networks, to whom he sends unsolicited messages en masse, publishes for the public teaching texts of the school protected by copyright [1], repeatedly on the internet under fake accounts, he uploads his videos and posts, which have been removed for violating the policies of the platforms or for violating copyright [2], repeatedly tries to damage the reputation of people who cooperate with the school [3], and places his false comments in publicly accessible groups on social networks, thus trying to ensure, despite the violation of the rules of these groups – at the expense of the Rezonance Spiritual School – a greater audience for his YouTube channel and the paid HeroHero channel.

A few days after the start of his malicious campaign, Rezonance even recorded and documented an attack on their school’s website. A similarly targeted hacker attack, where an unknown perpetrator tried to gain unauthorized access to the school’s internal data, including the private data of those interested in the courses, has never happened before in the entire 10-year existence of Rezonance’s web presentation.

In response to the stated situation, the Spiritual School Rezonance was forced to announce its intention to take all necessary legal steps against Jakub Jahl in order to defend and protect its reputation.

In the context of the above, they consider it appropriate to also express their opinion on the activities and personality of Jakub Jahl (Sobek). From publicly available sources, it can be learned about him that he is the founder of Satan’s community [4] and a notorious propagator of the ideology of Satanism [5]. His interest in what he calls a “cannibal sect” [6] is disturbing and extremely morbid. Jahl has committed extremist acts in the past, such as damaging the monument “Thank you, America!” [7], for which he was even legally convicted [8], or burning a leaflet with symbols resembling the flag of the State of Israel in front of a synagogue [9].

Articles in Novinky and the Epoch Times mention that he has a forensic psychiatric report stating that “he (Jahl) has a tendency to distort the facts and is unreliable as a witness.” [10] In addition, he makes no secret of his heavy drug use [11]  and systematically promotes their legalization [12]. It is a mystery where this figure’s sudden interest in the Spiritual School Rezonance, with which she has never been in contact, came from.

The hatred spread by Jahl seeks to interfere in the lifes of many upright yoga practitioners.

Rezonance considers it necessary to make it clear that the information about Jakub Jahl’s participation in the activities that appeared in the Ministry of the Interior’s reports on extremism was drawn from the following sources:

  • Ministry´s of Internal Affairs Report on Extremism 2012, p. 56, first paragraph from top. Download here.
  • Art is DEFENSE (a facebook page managed by Jakub Jahl [13]  reporting almost exclusively on his activist activities) states the following in a post containing the aforementioned excerpt from the Ministry of the Interior’s report on extremism: “The MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR designated us as LEX – or LEFT EXTREMISTS….. Several of our FB pages, such as the Movement for the Liberation of Consciousness (regarding the NWO and the Illuminati) and the Za Plzeň without snails and parasites page – a page dedicated to Pilsen politicians, were flagged as such.” See here.
  • Zak.TV
  • Epoch Times

List of resources:

[1]  Post on FB

[2]  For example, on these fake accounts: Youtube 1 ,  Youtube 2 ,  Youtube 3 ,  Youtube 4 , Youtube 5 , Videos HU 1 , Videos HU 2 , Jahl himself comments on this at 1:40 in the video at HeroHero 1

[3]  For example here: Post on FB  and here: Post on FB

[4]  E.g. see  Link , Link , Link

[5]  Promotion of the Satanic Bible: Post on FB  , Prague Pride participated under the banner of Satan’s community: Link

[6]  In a video on HeroHero, he states that he intends to investigate a cannibal sect: Link

[7]  Link

[8]  Link

[9]  Link

[10]  News: Link , Epoch Times Link

[11]  E.g.: FB post , YouTube video

[12]  Jahl’s Facebook: FB post , FB post , FB post , The Path of Magic Blog: Link

[13]  See the link to jakubsobek’s blog in the info of the FB page: Link  or the post on the given page: Link

 

Original release (in Czech): https://www.jogin.cz/pravni-kroky-proti-jakubu-jahlovi/

INTEGRAL ESOTERIC YOGA COURSE [1 November]

– Experience a meaningful and transforming life –

Course Start on Thursday, 9 November, at 19:00 CET

Join the most extensive esoteric yoga course in the world, currently offering over 33 years of study with 48 lessons per year. The topics of this exceptional course cover every area of human life, comprising over 14,500 pages, the size of 5 faculties.

This course is a creative and practical synthesis of universal spirituality, combining the treasures of the traditional yoga paths. It is a unique toolbox for genuine spiritual seekers, a school for life, teaching us the WHY and HOW life functions. Its knowledge empowers us to take full responsibility for our destiny, and its methods help us achieve deep and lasting transformations.

More info and signup:
onlineyogaacademy.com/yoga

Starting tomorrow: Online Esoteric Meditation Course [31 October]

Tomorrow, 1 November, at 18:00 CET, starts the first class of the new meditation course in the Online Yoga Academy.

This course teaches you how to operate directly with consciousness and release all its potentials. It combines the perspective of modern science with the ancient wisdom of the great sages.

Its academic structure allows the systematic approach needed for the state of meditation to appear – as a natural result of a specific inner configuration.

Watch this short clip from our recent interview with Jonathan, your meditation teacher:
https://youtu.be/JK2UKLocXtE

More info and sign-up:
https://onlineyogaacademy.com/meditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE ABOUT A NEW VILE PLOT AGAINST SPIRITUALITY IN GENERAL AND AGAINST THE EMINENT YOGA TEACHER GREGORIAN BIVOLARU IN PARTICULAR [31 October]

Ms. Mădălina Dumitru is the author of an autobiographic book “The Broken Flight” (available on nathabooks.com) where she reveals the fabricated facts of authorities to attack the esoteric spiritual schools of the Atman Federation and the Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru.

She was recently contacted and offered large sums of money (350,000 Euro) in order to give a interview making false accusations against Mr. Bivolaru and against the esoteric spiritual schools which grew around his spiritual teachings. The caller told her that he is “part of the coordination team of a project that includes collecting such testimonies from other people”. The conversation was pointing to an upcoming media campaign, very likely in form of a defaming documentary, planned by those “enemies” of genuine spirituality, who are taking their machinations to a larger scale.

Therefore we expect a scandalous documentary filled with lies against the Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru and the esoteric spiritual schools which are members of the International Federation of Yoga and Meditation Atman (which is the legal body that teaches in accordance with his courses on yoga, tantra and other spiritual subjects).

Ms. Mădălina Dumitru refused the offer and decided to disclose this call, bringing it to the attention of the large public in order to warn the international community of the member schools of the Atman Federation about this mean initiative that is presently prepared. Not only Ms. Dumitru but also other students of our member schools have lately been contacted by journalists or people active on sensational social media channels with the same intentions.

You find her disclosure here: https://youtu.be/SDE8JrY5Fjg

Ms. Dumitru’s book about her entire story of abuses and tortures performed by the Romanian authorities is available as e-book on nathabooks.com/the-broken-flight. This book offers an important and first-hand insight into the mechanisms behind the scenes of the corruption of the Romanian justice system in regards to the yoga school and Mr. Gregorian Bivolaru, which obviously extends to a global level.

Similar situations happened in the case of other spiritual schools discriminated beyond any proofs or real facts, situations which resulted in a significant loss of students, damage of the public image etc.

Being prepared and knowing about such mean schemes plotted against esoteric schools of genuine spirituality (this time against the Atman Federation and Eminent Yoga Teacher Gregorian Bivolaru), we hope to prevent a lot of the damage that such vile and infamous actions intend to do.

The Board of Atman Federation
31 October 2023

SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT IN PARADISE RETREAT CENTER - 29 Dec - 5 Jan 2024 [26 October]

SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT IN PARADISE RETREAT CENTER

We invite those of you in search of an oasis of peace, silence and introspection to join us for the Silent Meditation Retreat in the beautiful Danish countryside from 29th of December to 5th of January!

We will be in unison with the online Self Revelation camp and do together the full program, but support it with Mauna, Yoga practice, Digital Detox, spiritual unison, daily Q&As with the teachers, healthy and pure vegan food, individual walks in nature and the overall peace and calmness in Paradise Retreat Center.

𝗨𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗬 𝗕𝗜𝗥𝗗 𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁.

This exceptional retreat takes place over the New Year period, bringing to a close the year that has been while ushering in the coming year in profound states of silence and deep introspection.
This retreat is for those who are looking for an ambiance of peace & silence where they can dive into the depths of their heart & soul, meditate deeply, and charge the new year with spiritual growth & aspirations.

To be able to take the leap into the relatively unknown domain of meditation and inner reflection, there needs to be a call within.
For most of us, this means being able to quieten the mind enough in order to be able to hear that inner voice that calls us to such an experience, to make that choice to go deeper than our usual daily existence.

We invite you to start the new year in silence, to discover the treasures of your spiritual heart and its mysteries, and to explore the question: What would you find if you went just a little bit deeper?

𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗔𝗧𝗠𝗔𝗡.

This simple yet highly efficient technique takes you step by step, starting from the level where you are, gradually uplifting you to the Revelation of the Self.

This practical technique is accessible for everyone – the only prerequisite is aspiration.The initiation in this technique is only available in this Self-Revelation Retreat.

Register here: https://natha.dk/silent-meditation-retreat/ 

EXPERTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT ABOUT GREGORIAN BIVOLARU, MISA AND ATMAN FEDERATION [17 September]

The ATMAN Federation is a non-profit organization uniting all international yoga schools that are teaching the curricula of the Integral Esoteric Yoga Course and follow the Gupta Maha Siddha Yoga lineage of its author, Gregorian Bivolaru. Since the beginning of his activity in Romania, Mr. Bivolaru and the yoga school he founded, MISA (the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute), have been and still are target of great defamations and severe abuses of human rights. While the mass media in Romania, and later on also in other countries, has contributed through their superficial journalism immensely to the unjust persecutions, the sincere evaluations of neutral experts like Massimo Introvigne, J. Gordon Melton and Gabriel Andreescu, show a very different picture, unfortunately little known. We present in the following a collection of articles and videos about MISA and Gregorian Bivolaru.

Swedish expert, Karl Erik Nylund’s report on MISA and Gregorian Bivolaru

Nylund’s report was one of the main defense evidence in the extradition trial ruled on by the Supreme Court in Stockholm on October 12th 2005, which decided finally and irreversibly to decline Romania’s extradition request. Nylund has clearly proven with his investigations that MISA is not a radical religious group, nor a manipulative sect.

https://yogaesoteric.net/en/swedish-expert-karl-erik-nylunds-report-on-misa-and-gregorian-bivolaru/

The Swedish Asylum Case of Gregorian Bivolaru, 2005

When Gregorian Bivolaru was granted asylum in 2005, an important precedent was established by the Supreme Court of Sweden, by underlining that leaders of spiritual movements accused of common crimes not directly related to religion cannot expect a fair trial in countries where an obvious prejudice against their religious beliefs and practices exist.

by Rosita Šorytė FOB (European Federation for Freedom of Belief). The Journal of CESNUR, Volume 6, Issue 4, July—August 2022, pages 62—74. © 2022 by CESNUR

https://cesnur.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/tjoc_6_4_4_soryte.pdf

Soteria webinar about Human Rights in the MISA case

This webinar discusses the human rights violations, institutional discrimination, social and media marginalization on MISA yoga students and the yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru.

An event organized by Soteria International, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) on MISA (Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute). With Camelia Marin – Massimo Introvigne – Willy Fautré –Gordon Melton – Alessandro Amicarelli – Rosita Sorite – Konrad Swenninger – Mihai Stoian (Advaitananda) – Eileen Barker

http://www.soteriainternational.org/scholars-discuss-human-rights-and-justice-in-misa-case-video

Review of the book “Sacred Eroticism: Tantra and Eros in the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA)” by Massimo Introvigne

The dramatic history and the teachings of the movement are highlighted in the first monograph consecrated to it.

https://bitterwinter.org/misa-and-gregorian-bivolaru-by-massimo-introvigne/

Recent article from Massimo Introvigne about Netflix – a threat to religious liberty

‘Sensational TV series about religious leaders sentenced for sexual abuse are broadcast without considering that they wreak havoc in the lives of their innocent followers.’

https://bitterwinter.org/is-netflix-a-threat-to-religious-liberty/

“Sacred Sexuality within Contemporary Esoteric Groups. From Early 20th Century Origins to MISA”

Academic analysis of Massimo Introvigne, sociologist of religion and intellectual property attorney. MISA, founded by Gregorian Bivolaru is the largest group teaching sacred eroticism today. One of the reasons of the scandals that were launched against it and its founder is the association between spirituality and eroticism, thus challenging general worldviews. In reality, the courses on love, eroticism and sexuality represent a very small part of the teachings of the school.

25 May 2018, Houston by Massimo Introvigne:

https://youtu.be/VkR4DzMh02o

“The Radical Aesthetics of the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA)” – Krakow University Journal

An in-depth analysis pointing out the radical aesthetics directions of MISA in the context of a larger aesthetic revolution.

including the presentations of Massimo Introvigne, Raffaella Di Mazio, PierLuigi Zoccatelli:

http://journals.bg.agh.edu.pl/STUDIA/2017.16.4/human.2017.16.4.21.pdf

Article “Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute”

A thorough and precise timeline and presentation of MISA and its founder, Gregorian Bivolaru made by Massimo Introvigne.

Published on 1 June 2017 in the World Religions & Spirituality Project (WRSP) – which was established in 2010 at Virginia Commonwealth University.

https://wrldrels.org/2017/05/31/movement-for-spiritual-integration-into-the-absolute/

Introduction: The Radical Aesthetics of a Romanian Esoteric Movement

 

This issue of The Journal of CESNUR explores the history, doctrines, and controversies of MISA, arguing that its teachings cannot be reduced to a doctrine of sexuality only and propose a “radical aesthetics” that also explains the reactions by both its religious and secular opponents.

by Massimo Introvigne,  – A paper presented at Erfurt conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) July 2017 and also published in The Journal of CESNUR, vol. 1, n. 1, September-October 2017, pp. 3-9.

https://cesnur.net/introduction-the-radical-aesthetics-of-a-romanian-esoteric-movement/

Sex, Erotic Art, and the Repression of Alternative Movements: The Strange Case of an Esoteric Movie Director

The movies and shows created by a group of artists which are students of MISA were not made to generate significant income, nor as a recruitment tool. They have an educational role, expressing their own personal beliefs and beneficial experiences as a result of tantra yoga practice.

by Massimo Introvigne, A paper presented at Erfurt conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) July 2017 and published in The Journal of CESNUR, vol. 1, n. 1, September-October 2017, pp. 32-42.

https://cesnur.net/sex-erotic-art-and-the-repression-of-alternative-movements-the-strange-case-of-an-esoteric-movie-director/

Yoga in the Courts: the Legal Battles about MISA

Analysis of the abuses that were made in the legal cases related to Gregorian Bivolaru and MISA.

by Gabriel Andreescu. See also the Presentation- A paper presented at “The 2016 International Conference”, Pocheon City, Republic of Korea, 5-10 July 2016

https://www.cesnur.org/2016/daejin_andreescu_paper.docx

The Movement for the Spiritual Integration into the Absolute. Facets of an identity: minority of conscience, minority of sexual practice, and minority born of repression

Gabriel Andreescu proposes that, taking in consideration the discrimination and harassment done upon MISA, it should receive protection as a minority group.

by Gabriel Andreescu – A paper presented at “CESNUR 2013 Conference”, Falun, Sweden, 21-24 June 2013

https://www.cesnur.org/2013/swe-andreescu.doc

MISA, an Overview

In this overview, Massimo Introvigne points out the common deformation and misinterpretation of truth that are constantly made in the case of MISA.

by Massimo Introvigne – A material (PPT) presented at “The 2016 International Conference”, Pocheon City, Republic of Korea, 5-10 July 2016

https://www.academia.edu/28659603/MISA_An_Overview

MISA, Gregorian Bivolaru & Yoga Practitioners in Romania

Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers International (Brussels), speaks about how the long judicial harassment of Gregorian Bivolaru on numerous charges, the questionable proceedings and the conduct of many Romanian media outlets are a matter of grave concern for HRWF Int’l. The persecutions faced by MISA yoga practitioners for over 20 years have been amplified by an escalating social panic on television, on the radio and in the printed press.

by Willy Fautre (Human Rights Without Frontiers) Brussels, June 2013

https://www.academia.edu/5201337/MISA_Gregorian_Bivolaru_and_Yoga_Practitioners_in_Romania

Teacher Trainings News

The ATMAN Federation celebrates the new generation of Tantra Teachers 2020

The ATMAN Federation celebrates the new generation of Tantra Teachers 2020

From 5 to 10 February 2020 Paradise Retreat Center will once again be transformed into a sublime celebration for the graduation of the Esoteric Tantra Yoga Teacher Training Course. 

Grand Graduation 20-24 Nov 2019

Grand Graduation 20-24 Nov 2019

Grand Graduation 20-24 Nov 2019

Final Exam of the Tantra Teacher Training Course – the ultimate module of a four-year journey

Final Exam of the Tantra Teacher Training Course – the ultimate module of a four-year journey

Final Exam of the Tantra Teacher Training Course – the ultimate module of a four-year journey

The ATMAN Federation celebrates once again a new generation of Yoga-, Esoteric Tantra Yoga- and Tantra for Women Teachers

The ATMAN Federation celebrates once again a new generation of Yoga-, Esoteric Tantra Yoga- and Tantra for Women Teachers

With the three groups combined, the 2017 graduation was already a true Maha Graduation. This year we will even need to celebrate twice! Two full 5-day graduation weekends – at the end of November and at the beginning of February – await us and a new generation of certified ATMAN teachers.

Grand Graduation 2017

Grand Graduation 2017

The new teachers of the Yoga, Tantra, and Tantra for Women classes of 2017 met for one of the biggest events in the history of the ATMAN Federation, a magnificent graduation ceremony. Aspirants from 25 countries successfully passed the exams of the ATMAN Teacher Training Courses for Yoga, Tantra, and Tantra for Women.