His Wonderfulness Guru Dave will lead his disciples across the length and breadth of the borderland, healing, cleansing and inspiring a new religion. Tantra, authenticity, sex magik, tarot, meditation, and all other forms of new age nonesense.
The Borderland has invited His Wonderfulness Guru Dave to perform a series of interactive meditations, healings, plant medicine ceremonies and intimate yogas, culminating in a massive group yoga and meditation for the entire Borderland together. His wonderfulness has agreed to perform this multi-day extravaganza. Now a word from the divine being himself:
Greetings Disciples - it is I, his wonderfulness Guru Dave. I am sending you this communique through my immense vibrational power over the astral plains. Cleanse yourself and be ready for a purification, ritual, cleansing, healing, tantric, shamanic ceremony like no other. Who would have thought that Borderland could afford my huge fee, but somehow they have found a way to bring me and my entire entourage first class direct from Rishikesh or wherever gurus like me hang out these days.
With my disciples we will traverse the length and breadth of the Borderland, seeking out those who need our spiritual guidance, offering meditations, sacred plant rituals, heightened experiences, powerful visualisations, and any other over priced nonsense that we can come up with.
Over the course of several days we will perform interventions in camps and cabins, forests and glades, lakes and temples, gathering a following, a lucky few who will receive the immense spiritual power of my special love in a grand and final ritual.
And for the most attractive of you all, private one on one tantra with Guru Dave. Form an orderly queue.
All this, and one massive gigantic tantric healing finale for the whole Borderland. Yes you too can become a Davidian.
Guru Dave’s Trance and Mental Intervention is a satire on the world of meditation, shamanism, yogi’s gurus, self declared spiritual teachers, and over priced, unregulated, new age nonsense. It is a wake up call, an invitation to be cynical, and to think twice before blindly trusting those who for a hefty fee would teach you to be free from the personal, psychological, emotional or sexual hangups that they probably carry far worse than you.
The performance is interactive, immersive and forms a procession. It builds on the success of The Sinners Sermon - a processional satire performed at Borderland 2015, and on The Trans And Mental Meditation, performed at the Nest, Nowhere, BBB and beyond.
Nadaav has been putting on satirical comedic performance art with a punch since 2015. At his first borderland he brought The Sinners' Sermon, an immersive theatrical satirical comedy on morality, power, sexuality and authority. And lots of silly underwear. Since then he has written and performed shows at Nest, Nowhere, Burning Man and many other burns as well as theatres and venues in London.
The event is interactive and immersive so there are lots of opportunities for participation. For those that wish to co-create, there are many roles available for different types of disciples, all semi improvised, and help to assemble props, costumes and organise would be welcome too. There is scope to develop the scripts with me too.
This is a performance art work. Costumes represent an integral part of the show. Transport is required in the form of one additional large suitcase each way on a low cost flight to bring equipment, megaphone and costumes from UK (my base). Intoxicants are in the form of 2 bottles of cheap alcohol to be used as part of a comic ritual and given to audience. If this is not permitted I will source this personally.
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