Naropa University - Oakland 2/27/03rev
CSP 703 Creating Techno-Cosmic Masses and Ritual Class Schedule: Fall 2003 Wednesdays see Syllabus for times
Carol P. Vaccariello D.Min. 510-835-4827 ext 38
Students apprentice with visual-makers (slides and power-point), DJs, techno-ritual artists, and community-builders who are creative Techno-Cosmic Masses at the Historic Sweet’s Ballroom. Class work includes contributing to these events and learning how to take these skills to other communities.
In this course:
· You will be exposed to the skills and networking required for the crafting of a TCM.
· You will be involved in creating the sacred space, building the altars, working with the lighting and sound and being an active participant in three TCMs.
· You will study the history of sacred ritual, the deconstruction and reconstruction, out of which the Techno Cosmic Mass was birthed.
· You will review the Theological framework on which every dimension is hinged and more importantly is at the heart of the Mass.
1. To understand the History and Theology which informs and undergirds the TCM.
2. To be exposed to the skills that are required to craft a TCM.
3. To be open to the inner changes that may come during these experiences.
4. To practice what the TCM prepares each of us to do:
Go as Spiritual Warriors and permeate the world.
5. Introduce the principles of the TCM in your community.
Attendance: Three Independent Study Meetings
Seven TCM Planning Meetings
Two Production Meetings 45%
Practicum Participation: Work with one team member each month
Tear Down/Clean Up 45%
Reflective Paper: 10%
September 17 10:00-11:59am Independent Study Session Carol Vaccariello
Introduction: History and Theology
September 21 6:00 – 9:00 pm Techno Cosmic Mass
September 24 October 1, 8,
12:30-1:30 pm Planning Meetings TCM Planning Team
October 8 7:00 -8:30 pm Production Meeting *
October 12 6:00-11:59 pm Techno Cosmic Mass and Clean Up**
October 15 11:30-12:15 Independent Study Session Carol Vaccariello
October 22, 29 November 5, 12
12:30-1:30 Planning Meetings TCM Planning Team
November 12 7:00 -8:30 pm Production Meeting *
November 16 6:00-11:59pm Techno Cosmic Mass and Clean Up**
November 19, December 3
12:30-1:30pm Planning Meeting
December 3 7:00 – 8:30 pm Production Meeting
December 7 6:00-11:59 pm Techno Cosmic Mass and Clean Up**
December 10 Highlights of the Techno Cosmic Mass; A Reflective Paper
*Monthly Production Meetings are held the Wednesday prior to each TCM at the Historic Sweet’s Ballroom beginning at 7:00 p.m.
**One Practicum block of time on the TCM Weekend as appropriate to your responsibility and participation: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm OR 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Arrangements to be negotiated with TCM Team Member with whom you are assigned.
Craig Krstolic 510-715-8034 (cell)