Dr. Elena Lobodareceived a Ph.D. in Neurochemical Biology and an M.S. in Chemistry from Leningrad University in Russia. Dr Loboda worked for 25 years as a neuro-biochemist in St. Petersburg, Russia, as the director of a laboratory for research and education at the University of Advanced Training teaching medical doctors and specialists in the Neurology and Psychology Department. During this period, her laboratory provided instruction at a continuing education level to already-degreed MDs and PhDs across a number of different disciplines (neurology, neurochemistry, neurobiology etc.). Her laboratory work has been primarily in neurotransmitters (serotonin, melatonin, GABA etc.) and other neurological mediators in a state of normality, various pathological states, awake and asleep. Dr Loboda also participated in research projects about the neurological causes of pulmonary disease (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, cancer of the lungs). She authored 51 articles, abstracts and inventions.
In addition to her scientific work, Dr. Elena Loboda is a wisdom-keeper of the ancient secret Veddik tradition from Northern lineages. She learned the tradition from her grandmother who was a keeper of Laplandic knowledge and also from her teacher and benefactor from the White Elders lineage, V. Antonov. This tradition has been kept in deep secret for thousands of years and the lineage was transmitted from person to person. During Christian persecution times it was practiced in forest shelters or in caves, and during the time of the Soviet Union it was again secretly practiced underground.
Dr Loboda pursuit of truth led her to seek teachers and keepers of wisdom in several multicultural traditions. Dr. Loboda has conducted independent research on the ancient knowledge of the Hyperborean lineage in Russia and the Native American Shamanic heritage.
Dr.Elena Loboda synthesizes her professional scientific knowledge with extensive studies in Buddhist, Hindu and Yogic traditions at monasteries and ashrams in the Himalayas and in Tibet. She has trained with Siberian shamans, Taoist and Sufi masters.
In India, in the Himalayas, Dr Loboda was introduced by her original teacher V. Antonov to the teachings of Babaji-the Avatar, to the Gurdjieff lineage in Russia, to the ancient Tao alchemistry from China in the Lineage of Huan-Di, known as the Yellow Emperor, and in Buddhism, to the lineages of Nyingma, Karma Kagyu, Gelugpa, Sakya and Bon.
Dr Loboda's main root teacher in Tibetan Buddhism was tulku Kyabje Urgyen Rinpoche. Rinpoche was widely known as one of two the highest Dzogchen masters and teachers of whole Tibetan Buddhism. He was accomplished in Nyingma and Karma Kagyu lineages-schools of Tibetan Buddhism. After Rinpoche passed in 1996 away, his eldest son Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche was her teacher. In the Sakya lineage, Dr Loboda's teacher was the head of lineage, Sakya Trenzin Rinpoche. Other training included 2 learning retreats on Holy Island in Scotland in the Center of tulku Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Her teachers there were Lama Yeshe and tulku Tai Situ Rinpoche.
Dr. Loboda has received guidance, direction and permission from her mentors, to teach fully in public part of the practices and methods she has learned.
On behalf of the Energetic Rejuvenation Newsletter we asked Dr Elena Loboda a few questions :
ER. Dr Loboda, what attracted you to esotericism? After all you were a successful trained scientist.
EL. I was born with sensitivity and into a family that was practicing ancient traditions. My maternal grandmother taught me to perceive the natural world, animals and plants as living beings in interactions, she showed me medicine plants, how to use them and the way of the ancient wisdom of the Lapland. This way is about the living interaction of all things perceived in a felt way.
ER. Dr Loboda, could you describe your training? Tell us about your teachers and experiences.
EL. When I was in Saint Petersburg at the University for Advanced Training working as a scientist I made my first encounter with V. Antonov. He was my first important teacher. I was part of a group of selected students chosen by this master using his extrasensory perception (remind you this work took place during the time of the Soviet Union where all spiritual endeavors were being repressed). We were studying in the underground, books were handwritten or typed by “Sam-izdat”( self published typed manuscripts).
His teachings and practice were rough and sometimes extreme, he would test us both physically and spiritually. Later I understood that was a journey of spiritual initiation. He is a keeper of the secret knowledge of White (Belyi)-Elders lineage of the North for developing conscious access to higher divine levels of spirituality.
When the political climate opened up in Gorbachev's time during what was known as Perestroika, I was one of the first to go to explore Tibet, India then Nepal.
For thousands of years, on the vast expanses of Northern Europe and Asia (Siberia), there have been secret esoteric traditions – a heritage of Arktida, the ancient continent under the Pole Star, known as Hyperborea. The Northern Veddik
Lineages used spiritual practices based on a direct perception of the world’s energetic vibrations. The consciousness, power and knowledge of the members of that ancient culture far exceed anything commonly known.
ER. When did you start teaching?
EL. I was guided by my Mentors in and out of body to start dispensing the wisdom given to me.
ER. Some people call you a shaman, are you a shaman?
EL. (Laughing) I am not a shaman, I prefer to be called a Wisdom Keeper. I was trained as a neuroscientist and spent years studying the intricacy of neurotransmitters. I educated myself through long periods of intense meditations to be in states of enhanced consciousness. I believe those enhanced states of consciousness are actually an opposite of shamanic trances. I'm often concerned about modern Western Neo Shamanism. I feel it misrepresents and often dilutes genuine indigenous practices. I met people who have acquired partial practices without having done field work or made direct contact with cultures practicing shamanism, who nonetheless represent themselves as shamans. Often they teach only partial rituals such as drumming, trance, chanting and practicing with hallucinogens, which are connected but not define genuine practices of shamanism.
I consider myself a spiritual teacher working with people who are already in the path of spiritual development and have an understanding of energetic anatomy.
ER. Dr Loboda, could you give us a sample of your teachings?
EL. One of my workshops “Womb Consciousness”, is designed specifically for women. It addresses a disturbing statistic: by age 60, approximately one out of every three American women will have undergone a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy today is the second most common operation in the US with 556.000 surgeries done annually. This is a workshop for all women, including those who had hysterectomies.
The Womb is an organ with a high consciousness field; it has an energetic presence in the body even without its physical counterpart. It is inside of a womb that the sacred consciousness of all new oncoming souls is created. The suppression of feminine wisdom created a state of imbalance. To restore this balance, women are called to reawaken this feminine force not only archetypically, but also on an energetic, physical and consciousness level. The mystery of the womb has been forgotten and it is felt only when there is discomfort, pain or used as a reproductive organ.
Ancient knowledge recognized the female reproductive system as a portal to the deepest levels of the Universe. Trough this portal, in the womb can be created new life in which there is a balance of the body-energy consciousness. In addition, the womb is also a channel of the Universal energy for personal transformation. By awakening the womb and the sacred feminine, by discovering the magical power of lunar circadian rhythms and "breathing" through the womb, women can achieve harmony of body, energies and consciousness.
ER. What do you consider your mission?
EL. Humanity is undergoing an evolutionary jump of consciousness together with Nature, Gaia or Mother Earth. The old dualistic worldview of matter as the basis of reality is declining. The pervading vibration of life manifests in us as interconnected human consciousness. In this time of massive transformation, the ancient spiritual practices based on a non-dualistic, direct experience of the world, can be used for encompassing Vibration, Space and Time. This activates the healing frequencies and stimulates enfolding of a universal consciousness. As we are now going through rapid and profound changes, the dissemination of this knowledge is needed to allow people to harmonize their lives with the cosmic order. Our life is not for ourselves, we all are workers of the universe. People seem too attached to suffering and pain. Spiritually understood pain can become an organ of perception of higher consciousness.
ER. Do you have a message to the Energetic Rejuvenation readers?
EL. It is my conviction that Energy is an expression of truth. One can't lie to Energy. It is a Universal Law. If one comes clean on a physical, energetic and cosmic level, if the destiny given assignment to balance one's karma is fulfilled responsibly, then harmony is restored, both to self and Universe.
E-Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 3 3/2010Copyright © 2010 Anton Baraschi
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