texte Call of Souls

The Souls who carry the Call of Souls Project

Philippe Lenaif
Photo PhilippePhilippe is an engineer and has worked for over thirty years as auditor, head of Human Resources and project manager in a leading worldwide company. Trained in psychoanalysis and Eriksonian hypnosis, he is a Master Practitioner in NLP.

In 1991, a slight incident while skiing turns to drama and leads to paralysis of the left leg, due to inappropriate medical treatment.
Told he was to be operated on on an emergency basis, he fled the hospital and began an initiatory quest for the rehabilitation of his health, first physical and then psychic and spiritual.

A musician, singer, initiated at the end of the 90s as a Sacred Percussionist in the mediumistic tradition of Umbanda in Brazil, he opened his own terreiro de Umbanda (place of worship), the Casa das Almas , on July 21, 2021 and received the charge of Babalorixá (Pai de Santo - priesthood) on January 2, 2022. Expert in modified states of consciousness, in mediumistic trance of embodiment and in shamanic healing, he was recruited in 2020 for participate in a pilot study in neuroscience under the responsibility of Doctors Olivia Gosseries (neuropsychologist, FNRS researcher) and Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse (neuropsychologist, PhD in Medical Sciences) at the University Hospital Center of Liège.

Didactic Tutor Teacher of Biodanza, founder and co-director of the Biodanza School SRT of Soignies, creator of the extension "The Heart of the Transformation", co-creator of the transformation process Process Rituael, he's been conducting workshops of Biodanza, Shamanism, trance and Mahorikatan sacred dance throughout the world. He is now dedicated to the deployment of the Call of Souls Project.

He is the author of three books on shamanism published by Editions du Souffle d'Or (Naissance d’un chaman, J’ai dansé avec mon ombre, Explorations chamaniques) as well as the producor of the CDs "Tribute to the Ancestors" and "Oceans & Angels ".

Over the years, Philippe has developed a particular gift of being able to interact with the unconscious of people by touch, to quickly capture repressed contents, traumas, recurring neurotic aspects and to hear the intentions of the soul to help it free itself from the illusory conditionings of the ego.

"After years of stalking in the dark depths of my subconscious, my soul was suddenly released, my consciousness arising, bursting the last layers of illusory resistance of the ego on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:30 am. I'm on the other side of the planet, in an unlikely place in the middle of the water, surrounded by unexpected friends but all inspired and here to push me to give birth to Call of Souls!"   Philippe

25 years of experience, more than 15,000 hours of psychocorporal practice, shamanism, dance and trance, expert recruited for neuroscience research on trance.

For more details: www.philippelenaif.com/index-en.html

Aline Pontailler

Photo Aline"While travelling here, there and everywhere to discover the world, I had many opportunities to be interested in the beliefs and cosmogonies from diverse traditions.

A "chance" meeting made me cross the path of the editions “Le Souffle d’Or”, at a time of my life when I was based on French soil. I worked more than twenty years in the correction and layout of their books.

They nourished my conscious and unconscious reflections and launched me on the great path of personal adventure.

Among their authors was a young dynamic executive who began to tell of his birth as a shaman. Something in his story touched something in me, without reason or explanation. I learned not to look for it (means try to understand). But I followed the path.

A few workshops with Philippe taught me a lot about myself. I had to digest and followed some other routes.

By "chance" again, several years later, in early 2019, I found myself on a floating raft in the middle of nowhere in the heart of the Thai jungle. And Philippe was there. Meditating a new project, transcending the theoretical boundaries of his diverse knowledge, uniting the global dimensions of the human, physical, emotional and spiritual adventure. I was ready and convinced. I offered to help.

Nothing called me to this kind of meetings a priori, except the project of my soul, incredibly stubborn despite my deafness, and the benevolence of my angels-guardians who have always protected me on the trails that cross have occupied me for a long time.

Classically trained, immersed in the whirlpool of May 68, then in my travels around the world, became a farmer, manufacturer of jams and editor of brochures, then journalist, at the same time elected municipal and locomotive of many associations, I have often worn several hats.

I am now retired on the quays of a small Greek port on a human scale where I appreciate every day still life lessons that these sacred Greeks give me! At the dawn of my seventh decade, I willingly put this luggage of all colors at the disposal of Call of Souls."

Olga Kimpembe

Photo OlgaOlga has a background in Bioengineering which has led her to work in the Water, Paper and Chemistry sectors.
She is also a graduate in Holistic Massage since 2008.

After years of wandering, 2013 marks a turning point.
Existential questions, key encounters, the desire to work on oneself based on the body, ... Everything converges and invites her to begin a psycho-spiritual odyssey. Dismissal, divorce, burn-out push further this quest for meaning.

A path of deep personal introspection will ensue thanks to a cycle of initiation for women, to the individual transformation course '' RITUAEL Process '', to many workshops and trainings from the psycho-corporal approach including Biodanza.

Along the way, she crosses spiritual initiatory ways. At the end of 2013, she was introduced to the mediumistic trance of Umbanda and quickly became a Sacred Percussionist in traditional ceremonies. In 2014, it is the discovery of Mahorikatan. She learns to meet herself with gentleness, in a peaceful interior space, in security, with simplicity and authenticity. Gradually, the words "welcoming", "faith" and "being in service" take shape and life. It is with these words in the background that she flies to Thailand in early 2019 and participates in the birth of Call of Souls.

"With this project, I feel like I'm responding to a long-standing quest that I was not really aware of. Call of souls came to appease a deep existential stress, I feel settled, present and light.

It is at the same time moving, smooth and intense, this feeling of peace and joy that has become like a metamorphosis, during this very first experience in Thailand!
For me, it is also a wonderful human encounter for a mutual accompaniment to reveal oneself and one another ... Happy to have been able to answer this call of souls! "

Christian Massoz

Photo ChristianChristian is a geobiologist, a dowser, a radiesthetist and a clairvoyant. He has been practicing these arts since the early 1980s.

His skills as a geobiologist are used to re-harmonize the environment and/or habitat when they have a negative impact on life as a result of energy imbalances. As for example, cases of insomnia due to disturbing magnetic fields.

His gifts as a radiesthesist enable him to help people find missing objects.

As a dowser, he is consulted for water well drilling by individuals as well as companies, livestock farms, ...

And as a clairvoyant, he helps to clarify situations, to consider other points of view for a better understanding of the problems, he offers new orientations in the search for solutions.

"When you are passionate about all these approaches, the spiritual is not far off. I have always been looking for an environment and people to help me progress in my quest. With Call of Souls, I have been seduced by the depth offered by the project in its spiritual dimension and by people of quality and trust who awaken all my enthusiasm and determination to always go further."

Sanaâ Riffi

Photo SanaâA graduate of the Ecole Normale Primaire in Brussels, mother of 4 children, Sanaâ teaches with passion for nearly 10 years in so-called "positive discrimination" schools to children between 6 and 12 years old.

In 2005, life forced her to make a professional change, she converted to accounting and ended up passing the aggregation which allows her to support entrepreneurs on a daily basis in the management of their companies and associations.

In 2018, following an emotional burn-out, she asks herself more and more existential questions and begins, in parallel with her professional career, her path of spiritual development. Since then, she has been doing seminars and training in different areas of spirituality without ever really finding "THE" training.

During a participation in one of these seminars, she meets Philippe. He invites her to a Mahorikatan dance weekend in Leiderdorp (Holland). This will be the beginning of a new adventure for her on a personal, human and spiritual level. In the process, she attends a ceremony at the Casa das Almas and realizes that this path corresponds perfectly to her, feeling in this place an indescribable peace and joy.

"This first weekend of Mahorikatan dance will make me realize that being safe in kindness and gentleness is necessary for my life and my search for happiness. This experience has given me an opening of mind and heart. Very quickly, I felt attracted by this beautiful project that is Call of Souls and by the people who carry it. My spiritual quest finally finds a benevolent and meaningful space with which I feel completely connected. I feel a lot of gratitude towards Life for allowing me to meet such beautiful souls."

Emmanuelle d'Agostin

Photo EmmanuelleEmmanuelle teaches history and geography in Geneva, where she guides teenagers aged 12-15 through their school curriculum. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from the University of Geneva, and has taken courses in anthropology and ethnology at the University of Neuchatel.

She was initated into Brazilian Umbanda trance medium work at the age of 20, and currently works within the Ifa cult and follows Candomblé initiation rites, which uses trance healing and draws on forces of nature linked to the Orixas.

A mother of two children, she realized in 2010 that trance work may not be sufficient to heal emotional wounds. Guided by her friends, she met Philippe in the context of Ritual Process. Deeply interested in human psychology, the body and dance in particular, this meeting resulted almost immediately in a profound intuition and paved the way for a search for an initiative transformation.

It was in these early moments that she began to engage in the trance healing work offered by Mahorikatan and she understood how this path gathered together all the essential aspects of her life: trance, the body, dance, healing emotional wounds in a secure and peaceful environment.

"Thanks to this path, this practice and other psychocorporeal work including Biodanza, I have revisted my entire approach to teaching! The intense personal development started in 2010 has been accompanied by years of upheaval that continue to this day, with a mix of love and friendship, disappointment and profound joy, hope and disillusion – countless useful and necessary experiences that teach us to grieve and put aside things in away that allow us to move closer every day to happiness and the perception of being oneself."   Emmanuelle

Séverine Nectoux

Photo SéverineSéverine is an independent speech therapist, graduated from the school of speech therapy in Lyon. She works in Lausanne, Switzerland, with adult patients
Her areas of specialization - voice and swallowing - are a reflection of her love for life through the two fundamental aspects of communication and nutrition.

Contributing to rehabilitating safety and pleasure in these vital activities has given her the desire to develop accompanying skills beyond the pure speech therapist technique.

The awareness of the importance of the body and the breath, in their stresses as well as in their fluidity, led her to train herself in manual techniques such as Respiratory Coordination MDH © and Osteovox ©.
Her passion for dance since childhood, through practices evolving from classical to contemporary, through modern jazz, met her growing curiosity and interest for the development of self-knowledge, at the emotional level in Biodanza and at the spiritual level in the Afro-Brazilian mediumnistic trance

A path of coherence begins to emerge towards more unity between the messages of the body, the soul and the spirit, letting her creativity and inspiration in the matter speak by developing a spinning activity of glass beads mounted in jewelry.

A break in life in 2010 will accelerate this journey by bringing to the surface, within the framework of Rituael Process, the missing piece to this unit, the treasure still buried that has not ceased since to update: the opening of the heart!

"It is in this quest that I have benefited and contributed, from its origin, to the development of Mahorikatan, a fabulous adventure in which I live an initiatory path in the benevolence and the sharing. This development, this quest for ever more presence and welcoming one's self always allows more presence and welcome to the other, a healing of heart wounds to let one's soul dance. "   Séverine

Myriam Demol

Photo MyriamMyriam is a trained secretary. Divorced mother of three, dismissal, burnout and professional repositioning invite her quickly to a quest for meaning for her life.

She takes her first steps in personal development with Gestalt Therapy. Then her creative flair and attraction for painting led her to art therapy and what was for a time her vector of personal transformation becomes a privileged tool in her work of accompaniment of people in difficulties.

The passion for dance and music make her cross the road of Biodanza. After years of weekly classes, she discovers a late vocation, follows the training and becomes herself a teacher.

The attraction for the well-being of the body will make her follow other formations: Californian massages, harmonizing, tao, shiatsu, plantar reflexology, relation of help by the touch, Reiki, humanist hypnosis, Psych-K...

In 2007, Philippe invites her to an Umbanda ceremony. It's a revelation! She discovers spiritual food hitherto ignored and a sense of belonging and connection with the All. Since then she follows this initiatory path of mediumistic trance in the Afro-Brazilian tradition.

In 2010, she meets a doctor-shaman close to the Dalai Lama who opens her to meditation, Buddhist wisdom, the mysteries of the body and disease, alternative medicine. She meets Filipino and Brazilian healers as well as spiritual figures like Amma, Mother Meera and the Dalai Lama who teach her faith, compassion, peace, determination and teach her simplicity, slowness, patience, faith and absolute trust in love.

"In 2018, I discovered the Mahorikatan dance that unifies bodily sensations, openness of heart, light and stability. Lastly, the picture of my life takes shape in a great deal of absolute harmony, gentleness and calm without borders. The words are far too small to express this experience!

I believe in Call of Souls, in this project, in those people with whom I feel connected with heart and soul. They are beings who are called to open a path for the world in a sincere commitment and a total dedication to the evolution of the human being and the living in each one, in the benevolence and sharing. "

Bénédicte Chamberland

Photo Bénédicte"Didact Teacher of Biodanza, I have the joy of transmitting this practice since 2008. I started my professional career as a Masseur-Physiotherapist, the body in motion from the start… then I felt called by the education, children, and I worked as a School Teacher.

At the same time, I worked on various practices working for overall human health such as Massage (bio-integrating, Californian, intuitive), Energy Care, and Healthy Eating. Today, I have the great pleasure of combining movement and education in working with disabled young people aged 6 to 20. I also like offering women's circles, creative workshops and also forest baths, to connect in a sensitive way to nature.

Basically, I have a deep search for health, humanity, growth, evolution in consciousness ... I love people, I love life, and I deeply believe that it is together that we can grow, evolve ... and change the world. I wish to work for this.

In my career, meeting Philippe Lenaif was crucial. When I heard about him and his work in 2008, I wasn't sure why but there was no doubt. It was a call, I felt that it responded to a deep, spiritual quest that dwelled in me and of which I was not yet fully aware. At the time of this meeting I was not doing well at all, I was very far from myself. The journey I started with Philippe was an adventure of deep reunion with myself and with life.

Of all the practices I have come across, it is certainly the Mahorikatan dance that has had the most impact in my life.

Today, it is with great joy that I support this wonderful Call of Souls project. I recognize in it an extremely subtle initiatory path. A welcoming space, of unique transformation, which gently leads us towards the manifestation of our essence. "

Isabelle Douillard

Photo IsabelleDiplômée en ergothérapie, aux fonctions de responsable d’établissement médicaux sociaux et responsable de dispositifs de formation ( niveau 6), Isabelle est également professeur de Biodanza et certifiée en sociocratie.

Après 20 ans dans le secteur médico-social, elle est aujourd’hui formatrice et facilitatrice en intelligence collective, créativité et gouvernance partagée au service des transformations des humains et des organisations.

"Vivre ma vie au fil de l’eau et happée par les expériences nouvelles résumait mon mode de vie. Sport adapté, théâtre, ergothérapie, PNL, animation de colonies, les ami-es...

C’est au retour de Sierra Leone en 1998 que j’ai senti l’impact d’une blessure intérieure. Cette mission humanitaire donnait à voir la réussite et pourtant j’en gardais un goût amer. Première sensation de fêlure qui amorce un chemin vers moi-même, une quête de compréhension et de soins avec l’analyse et le ré-informations cellulaire.

D’autres événements fondateurs ont jalonné ma vie bien évidemment : grande famille, handicap, deuils, séparation, burn-out."

En 2003 elle découvre les traditions amérindiennes qui sont une première approche d’une spiritualité choisie ainsi que la reliance à la nature. Elle rencontre aussi la Biodanza, une façon de réapprendre le vivant et de se reconnecter à sa nature de femme.
En quête de bien vivre, de bon vivre avec soi et ensemble, elle poursuit son développement avec à partir de 2010 Processus Rituel puis la méditation pleine conscience en 2018.

"C’est dans Processus Rituael avec Philippe que j’ai commencé à danser Mahorikatan. Participer à l’organisation de ces événements est rapidement devenu une évidence, tant pour moi que pour la partager. Ces moments sont l’occasion de sentir, ressentir la paix intérieur, l’alignement, la puissance tranquille, l’ouverture de cœur et la reliance avec tout, non pas à l’extérieur mais incarné. Un point de repère de l’endroit d’une joie profonde s’inscrit un peu plus à chaque fois dans ces rendez-vous d’âme."    Isabelle

Nanne Vervoordeldonk

Photo Isabelle"As a child I dreamed of becoming a nun, a dancer, a writer. After high school I went to dance academy, after which I started working as a dance teacher and a dancer. But I couldn’t find what I was looking for: pure dance, moving from my essence. In 1985 I stopped dancing and started to study Modern Greek language and literature. Dance and language have a lot in common: both move people and can be an instrument for introspection and expression, for connection and healing.

More than 30 years I worked as a copywriter, editor, translator, and language teacher. But I also attended an intensive three-year Tibetan Buddhist training and was involved in light work. In 2008 I rediscovered dancing: this time in the form of biodanza. I was delighted! Soon I started the teacher training.

In 2013 I attended my first Mahorikatan workshop. Participating in that weekend turned out to be life changing. From that moment on I regularly went to Belgium for Mahorikatan workshops. My process progressed and my soul became more accessible. My way of dancing and teaching biodanza was influenced a lot by Mahorikatan.

Facilitating biodanza fulfilled me in many ways. It was soul work. When I suffered a serious knee injury in January 2020, the teaching of biodanza came to an end. But the need of my soul to express itself did not end.

I felt that I needed space to find out what it is that my soul needs to do. It turned out to be impossible to get clearness while I spent a lot of my time doing the mental work that provided my livelihood: editing and writing. I decided to stop this work, to live on my reserves, having faith in life. And it works! Things are getting clearer.

I have a strong desire to make it easier for people in the Netherlands to experience Mahorikatan. In 2019 I started to organize these workshops in our country. The first Mahorikatan in the Netherlands took place in February 2019, one month after Philippe was called in the Thai jungle to found Call of Souls. I too - albeit at some distance - witnessed this.

I am touched and impressed by the simplicity, power, and intense lightness of this form of trance. I am happy to be part of this team – and so is my soul!"

Paula Roulin Prat

Photo Isabelle"I have a degree in psychology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and I am specialized in psychogeriatrics. I have practiced this profession for more than 10 years. In parallel to my university studies, I trained at the European School of Biodanza, a technique that I have been practicing since 1992.

I am currently a graduate of many extensions related to this practice, trainer and also director of the school of Biodanza Rolando Toro of Lyon.

I have always been creative and have explored different tools such as painting, drawing, clay, writing, poetry and color symbolism.

Currently my activities are diversifying. I am a massage practitioner and practice different energy treatments, both for myself and for others, which invite me to always increase my well-being and my alignment. I also did a training on the Jodorowsky Tarot and I am committed to accompanying women on the path to their divine femininity.

For my greatest pleasure, I model clay and create mandalas according to what I feel inside me and what vibrates in me at the moment.

My journey has led me to constantly train and explore different facets of myself in order to be more and more at the heart of myself. In this sense, I have participated in many workshops, especially with Philippe Lenaif that I know for over 20 years. I participated in the Rituael Process which was for me a true initiatory and transformational path. It felt quite natural that I continue the initiatory path with the Mahorikatan dances which bring me to a deep joy and a sweet serenity.

The Call of Souls project is for me in this continuity. I participated in the first two meetings and I feel deeply coherent and confident in the team and with the different proposals that connect me more and more to my essence in a subtle vibration of soul to soul and heart to heart."

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