The WHIMSYUM  Future Studies Institute
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New community programs are running, more are starting soon!  Calendar of the events we host:
http://www.whimsyum.org/home_page.html#calendar 

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New Directions Centers page --for What's New!:  

Our focus is in-person activities & projects, not 
internet presence; but soon we hope to have more volunteers & staff to not only update pages with all we're doing &  planning, but make it more user friendly, & include an unusual new

local & global online network we've created.



    Out  B E Y O N D  Conventional Ideas of Life                   

                 There is a Hidden Landscape All Around You...

                                   SEEK WHAT MOVES YOU

                            & Find Others to MEET YOU THERE!

Science Fiction / Fantasy applied to everyday life in a new kind of community arena:  Open to anyone & everyone who is inspired  --where we create new, sustainable, extremely imaginative activities, occupations, resources, city planning, ways of living, etc…  to use our human potential & birthright of living every moment on the edge of wonder.

                                                    …The REST Of The STORY:

                      ~ WHY close your book & END YOUR STORIES

                   with ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’?...  Why do books end there?...

            Ever WONDERED what happens in THAT PART OF THE STORY? 

                                                        TAKE PART IN IT!

     ~Don`t live your Life experiencing Only a Part of Who You Are & what life offers:

                      Your Whimsies are Your Treasure Map.

                    Live like a PIRATE -- Revel in Your Passions

               & Recognize their Power to Create & Recreate the World!~

  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  --Margaret Mead


     Join us in exploring, engaging, celebrating, LIVING--humans’/earth's

/the universes’ potentials,  + the mysteries between & BEYOND…,  *NOW* in an arena which operates in the new frontiers space that exists beyond *unperceived* barriers:  

     The WHIMSYUM has created 'MEMEstitutes' where people from diverse backgrounds brainstorm & collaborate to identify, then dispense with, unseen barriers in everyday life which suppress natural potential (e.g. not being aware of how our daily habits, or our perceptions &/or acceptance of how to run & structure a city, --affect us).  Then,
the MEMEstitues offer new directions thru creating not just new, but new KINDS, --of free & by-donation
community activities,  resources, occupations, environments, projects, curriculum, contexts & patterns for living
…at our New Directions Centers.  Interested in participating?:  Click here to read more...

Share who you are & the unique untapped gifts that every individual brings, in an awesome exhilarating experience of life in this reciprocative community of spiritual & imaginative activism; for people who think outside the box who want to challenge, expand, enrich their & their community's experience & potential

We’re a free-spirited, extremely imaginative, multi-discipli

nary, multigenerational, interactive, undauntibly upbeat, friendly philanthropic network of individuals from all walks of life who are putting their dreams in motion, or are living the life of their dreams -- supporting each other to make this happen:  The WHIMSYUM is filled with people who are not just talking about, or planning, to redesign the world to reflect their fantasies—but many have been living with quite different structures, resources, communities, lifestyles, etc… for years:  We stand behind the knowledge that Everyone has a unique gift they can enjoy contributing to the world, without struggling or martyrdom; & that Everyone on this planet deserves to experience a life filled with magic, comfort, & delight;  spending every moment in mind-body-spirit epiphany:  Created when people actually live utilizing their potentials, --& using the continuously evolving knowledge & wisdom we've been gathering for centuries.
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 The WHIMSYUM is centered around the practice & wisdom of focusing on positive thoughts & intentions, sharing positive energy & actions. *~

   We celebrate friendship, collaboration/cocreation, & leadership from people of any    background no matter their:  style choices, lifestyle, shape, educational background, financial situation, age, skin color, state of fitness, sexual preferences, spiritual path, behavior preference ( hyper people, quiet people...), etc...


Content copyright The WHIMSYUM & WRP Diana 1984, 1991, 1998,  2014.  All rights reserved.


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                            ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

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NEXT SMALL-GROUP SERIES ARE:  

*** NEW! SAT. DEC. 10,   1:00 pm THURS. DEC. 29,  3:15pm to 5pm

WED. JAN. 4,   11:30am to 1:30pm



NEXT DROP-IN GATHERING!:  
THURS. DEC. 29, 12:00pm to 2:30pn SUN. JAN. 22, 2:15 pm to 3:45pm  SUN. JAN. 22, 3:45pm to 4:15pm  SUN. JAN. 22, 4:45pm


SCROLL DOWN for  DESCRIPTIONS + more Gatherings:
 

   (We have drop-in gatherings monthly in West LA + sometimes on a Weekday before five o'clock, sometimes on Saturdays. Several daytime group series starting as well, join list for details & to register!                                     ~                    ~                       ~                          ~               

2 Upcoming Series:

Pre-registration required

Part 1 : 2nd Saturdays, 1:00 pm starting DEC. 10.

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2nd Wednesdays APR. thru SEPT.: 12:00pm

~* LA OUTSIDE-the-BOX WOMEN ! *~  Outrageously Women-Centered, Body-Celebrating, LOVE-filled, Exultant Ex Positive MAGICK CIRCLES !  Celebrate & Support Each Other Thru CoCreated Ritual & Traditions!

Description & Registration info posted here: www.whimsyum.net/goddess-dojo.html#circle

4 & 6 Circle Series ( once  a month)  over 4 or 6 Months: 

        Pre-requisite for attending Magick Part 2: Either joining COED group in Feb;   ~OR~ WOMEN-Only Part 2 ( after above series)

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THURS. DEC. 29, 12:00pm:   NextGen/Upbeat Sci-Fi-Fantasy Tribe! Stroll/Discuss Ideas/ Enigmas Explored in Star Trek+ recommend Star Trek inspired or other Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books/Movies/TV related to our conversation:

Many of us continue to watch NextGen regularly almost like a meditation or spiritual practice, --to fill our
lives w/the positive & perception-expanding ideas of community & the future shared in that series:  Take it 1
step farther & have that kind of community regularly in your lives by meeting w/people who celebrate & share
your values!

MENU: 

12:00 pm: 

Hurry Curry 
12825 Venice Blvd , Venice/ LA 90066


Gather at cafe & talk a bit while people are arriving; those who work at 1pm catch a quick lunch. ***not a
problem to management if people don’t buy anything; they love us, we meet here all the time.*** (Indian

food but they do have a handful of normal/bland menu options...);

12:30 pm:
 (we’ll leave on the dot! ...Though if rain, we'll stay at cafe; see below!) Stroll & explore themes, ideas &

enigmas from in Star Trek; + recommend Star Trek inspired or other upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy books/movies/TV
related to our conversation: Stretch your minds, get a bit of exercise, build fun friendships in this awesome
community! favorite Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books, Movies, or TV;


 1:00pm: 
Swing by cafe for people who need to rush to work; then walk approx 45min more; Afterwards go back to cafe

& share more over late lunch, coffee, or dessert: *** time/duration of last part is tentative, so people don’t
expect to drop-in & find us there; we could still be walking... or not have stayed long after.***
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***If raining, we’d stay at the café we meet at instead of walking! If it rains, I have a fun & thought-provoking

activity I can share in which we can still get some exercise w/a bit of laughter & moving around etc).***

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This will have a decent turnout: I post it to frien
ds related groups & often have 20 people show up for things
posted on weekdays before 5pm.


Diana (310) 936-3150 phone doesn’t accept txt msgs, but fine to leave voicemail 24hrs  I won't check internet

after 6pm the day before.  Phone will be on from 11:45am to 12:30pm day of gathering

  ...What we read/watch affects how we think, how we interact w/life, what we bring into our life, & how we shape the world. Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses, bad attitudes ...& everyone trying to kill the witch?:

Join others in this awesome community who consciously choose stories w/a positive tone & a happy ending! Stories w/imaginative, inspiring, sustainable ideas of future worlds/cities/human-lifestyles; w/resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in interesting ways, & have successful relationships.
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SUN. JAN. 22, 2:15 pm to 3:45pm 

Outside The Box Romantics Tribe! Share About Your Favorite Upbeat Romantic Fiction (Books, Movies, TV) w/Substance

+ 3:15 pm to 3:30pm COED Belly Dance Lesson, then 4:00pm Community Salsa Dance scroll down for different address/description
Our last gathering like this was awesome, let's do it again!
Celebrat& truly ~*LIVE*~  
your own unique life story/path --free of peer pressure or society expectations: *Choose* a positive life, & 'Happy Ending'! What we read/watch affects how we think, how we interact w/life, what we bring into our life, & how we shape the world:

Tired of romantic movies/books/TV series where everyone looks like a model, strives to be cool, & love-making scenes seem copied from playboy rather than expressing the truly attractive & deeply moving romantic, magical diversity of human beings?! Share about your favorite imaginative, inspiring Romantic fiction, sci-fi, or fantasy books, movies, &/or TV series w/happy endings &, ideally, which don’t focus on mainstream thinking/living. 
 Enjoy meaningful, thought-provoking, open-hearted, & sometimes deeply humorous conversation w/this community of peers! Although you're welcome to share mainstream stories if they have substance/ inspiring messages, -- it's challenging to find stories which aren’t the same ole thing & push the envelope, opening up our perspectives; & a great opportunity to have a community of friends who can recommendation more alternative/ outside the box stories -- so we'll focus more on this! Here are some examples, or food for thought: 
Couples that share creative & ‘thinking’ activities together ...especially romantic ones (romance beyond flowers & candlelit dinners)! Time-Travel Romances, Historical Romances that transcend the rules of society of that time(& ideally even transcend today's rules), Alien Romances, etc... Couples w/muscular empowered women & men that want them to stay that way (… not become insecure when they get romantic). How about a story w/a sensitive male belly dancer? Stories about African-Americans, mixed, or GLBT couples that are joyous adventures rather than struggles w/prejudice/abuse. Whimsical Romances like the movie Amelie, etc…

We'll go around the circle, share about our fav piece --giving just enough info for people to know whether it'll interest them, but not enough to give the story away. ***After 10 things have been recommended we'll let loose & have some amazing unstructured group discussion! Then we'll recommend more pieces; ..& have more discussion! The last 15 min. we'll mill around & chat.  Look forward to sharing & hearing about some great stories! 
FREE, no donations requested.

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HOW TO FIND US: 
1). Parking: 1st 90 min free at the mall ( next hour is around $1.25 or 1.95)

2). LOCATION: 
Outdoors if No Rain, Indoors If Rain/Cool:
If no rain: We'll be at far end of the upper level of tables by the 'Food Court' (West end of the 3rd (Top) floor of the Santa Monica Place Mall: 395 Broadway St
). I'll have a red silk bandanna tied to the back of my chair. 
If rain we'll be in the indoor Food Court area.
No need to purchase anything; this is just a lounging area at the mall; but there are several food sellers right there if you want anything. ~*<>*~*<>*~*~<>*~<>*~<>*~*~<>*~<>*~<>*~<>*~<>*~   3:15 pm to 3:30pm   COED Beg. Belly Dance Lesson w/Diana 4:00 pm Outdoor Community Salsa Dance & Gathering all styles/ages! Dance actually goes from 4pm til 9 pm if no rain.
 
LOCATION: ***Food Court for the lessons there; then we'll walk 2 blocks to the below dance:
DESCRIPTION:
3:15pm: super-easy COED Beg. Social Belly Dance lesson w/Diana: Be on time if you want to participate, this lesson only goes to 3:45pm. 4:00pm: there's a large free, drop-in, outdoor community dance; all styles & ages, & kinds of music, join us! Diana'll be there for at least 90min of the dancing, but may leave after that. The dance itself goes til about 9 pm. 3rd St. Promenade BTW ARIZONA & WILSHIRE Blvd; behind DJ/dance 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica PARKING: (It's sunday so if you can find street parking it's free): 4 Public lots: 2 on 2nd St., + 2 on 4th St, north & south of Arizona: 1st 90 min free, first hr after that $1.25.
 

Rendez-vous for some sexy Salsa Dancing (+other styles or freeform) at this great event! "...Salsa Familia is the largest Community Salsa Dance in the world: Join us for the fun, beauty & excitement of dancing on the community mall! They model themselves after the street salsa gatherings you would find in places like Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York. Not only are there Salseras & Salseros, but entire families, friends & others who are interested in music, dance that gather to listen, spectate and talk. This is the 14th year on the 3rd Street Promenade..."

"In addition to Salsa there are Tango and Swing community dance gatherings on the 3rd Street Promenade, that you're also invited to stroll over to & dance with. The 3rd Street Promenade has restaurants, theaters and street entertainment. "

They do Salsa, Merengue, Machata, Bolero, Cha-Cha-Cha, & several other Latin dances; + several people do free-form, improvise, do swing, etc... 


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Social Dance is an incredibly liberating, exhilarating, super fun, & romantic experience that will literally change your life, & connect you to whole new communities of peers/friends:   I encourage you to take the leap & try it!  It's a lot easier to meet people & learn dance w/an accepting group of people, & at this dance that is more informal than other dances & class environments.


~Diana
(310) 936-3150 no txt msgs, fine to leave voicemail 24hrs. I won't be reachable after 6pm the day before, but will be reachable by phone 2pm to 2:15pm day of the gathering. ***My phone won't be on *during the lesson or dance*: so bring the directions w/you! You can usually hear & see the DJ & dancing pretty easily once you get in the general area*** 

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Community Series, COED,
ONGOING, Next gathering dec. 29, 3:15pm ( days & times vary slightly):

      

INTERACTIVE  Exhilarating Chakra Breathwork w/Movement, Chant & Therapeutic Touch; 
  + Interactive Sound Healing Activities w
/Tibetan Singing  Bowls/Bells & Medicine Drums! Done in Pairs & Small Groups in supportive, physically connected postures, OUTDOORS!
       


Reserve your space by pre-registering for 4 gatherings, 4 months in a row

(not a drop-in event)    

                       

Ongoing gathering for people who enjoy coming regularly to celebrate & support each other        For all levels of flexibliity & fitness; description at link above.

 

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2 Upcoming Series:

Pre-registration required

Part 1 : 2nd Saturdays DEC. thru MAR., 1:00pm

                                         plus --

2nd Wednesdays MAR. thru AUG.: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

~* LA OUTSIDE-the-BOX WOMEN ! *~  Love-Filled, Playful, Physically Active, Body-Celebrating, Positive MAGICK CIRCLES !  Celebrate & Support Each Other Thru CoCreated Ritual & Traditions!

description & registration info posted shortly here: www.whimsyum.net/goddess-dojo.html#circle

4 & 6 Circle Series ( once  a month)  over 4 or 6 Months: 

        Pre-requisite for attending Magick Part 2: Either joining COED group in Feb;   ~OR~ WOMEN-Only Part 2 ( after above series)

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Ongoing Series: 1 Wednesday Monthly:

Series opening up for more people to join us in JAN,   11:30am to 1:30pm!


Party/Conversation GAMES While Strolling! 

info & register here:  www.whimsyum.org/la-creative-games-gathering.html#info
www.whimsyum.org/la-creative-games-gathering.html#register

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  Upcoming Series: JAN. 25 thru JUN. 28: 4th Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 2:30pm 

    YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND:


     AFFIRMassage!   Community Series:  6 Playshops, COED 

     In groups of 5 (taught in several different ways):  1 person lies down (fully clothed) on a massage table, requests support for what they most need & want in their life, --then 4 people shower them simultaneously w/therapeutic Massage (including new WHIMSYUM techniques) *and* shower them w/ Positive Affirmations, Healing Sound, new creative therapeutic & playful metaphysical practices, & LOVE --which celebrate them & support the manifestation of their request. Then they get up & give while the next person in their group of 5 lies down & receives.  Taught simply & easily, no experience necessary!   Creates bursts of celebration within & deeply releases patterns from mind, body & spirit!:  

    6 gatherings (6 Months) in a row:  

 Read more DESCRIPTION + HOW TO PRE-REGISTER here:  www.whimsyum.net/affirmassage.html   



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Upcoming Series:

JAN. 24 thru JUN. 27: 4th Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 2:30pm 

      
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND:


          POSITIVE HOMEMADE MAGICK CIRCLE, Part 1:
    CoCreate Rituals & Traditions to Celebrate & Support Each Other's Journey!

     Community Series:  6 Playshops, COED
                         

    6 gatherings (6 Months) in a row:

 You must be pre-registered for the AFFIRMassage Community Playshop Series
to Register for this Positive Magick Circle playshop series! 

 Read more DESCRIPTION + HOW TO PRE-REGISTER here:  www.whimsyum.net/human-potential-arts-dojo.html#magick  


     
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WRP Diana is the founder & director of www.Whimsyum.org which brings positive new directions to communities locally & globally creating new kinds of activities/occupations/resources, & offering them thru free & by donation community gatherings!


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