philippe lenaif


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As a teenager, I could see myself becoming a rock musician, comic book artist, star dancer…

At the end of the 80s, my daily life is divided between my work as an engineer in a multinational, my scuba diving training and my rock concerts where I am a singer-guitarist.

I am entering the year 1991 just out of a lightning marriage that has just exploded, a year to the day after the wedding rings were exchanged. I am psychologically dilapidated. To take my mind off things, I go skiing, I aim for a nice bump, I jump, and I receive myself badly. I find myself physically just as dilapidated from the improper care that leads me straight to paralysis in my left leg. I run away from the hospital.

From there, nothing will ever be the same. One after the other, unusual events follow one another and shake my soul like an old dusty sack, ordering me to come out of my torpor and start the path that must bring me back to the heart of my essence .


livre Naissance d'un chaman de Philippe Lenaif           livre J'ai dansé avec mon ombre de Philippe Lenaif

livre Explorations chamaniques de Philippe Lenaif

As soon as I was "on the way" I took notes.
These three books, an autobiographical initiation story in the form of a trilogy, retrace my path of transformation, my initiations, my discoveries in terms of physical, psychic and spiritual healing, day after day.

* Only in French *


From my travels around the world, I have brought back musical instruments.
"Tribute to the Ancestors" is the expression of my inspired musical universe, ethnic, acoustic, natural.
"Oceans & Angels" is just as much, synthesizers and electric guitars version.


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Sacred dance
dance in trance !

Mahorikatan, the dance that
opens the doors of the Soul!

For years, I dreamed of being a star dancer.
Today, I dance in the stars with the Mahorikatan cosmic trance!

Discover the Mahorikatan dance!


Radio interviews, videos, music ...
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A few words on paper, to testify to the universe of thoughts that are structured along the way ...

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From time to time, an article in a magazine, which crystallizes the reflections of the moment.

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trance & neuroscience

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Scientific research
- pilot study -
Since my first lightning and spontaneous shamanic trances in 1993, I have not stopped experiencing trance in a whole series of different forms, approaches and traditions: shamanic trance, regression trance, healing mediumnic trance, mediumnic trance of embodyment, hypnotic trance, rhythmic trance, ... Over the years, it has become my daily life, like second nature.

It is with all these experiences that I have been developing the sacred Mahorikatan dance since 2010.
Mahorikatan is a form of ultra modern shamanism, totally stripped down, where we experience trance, listening and welcoming the soul, interaction with the non-visible Beings who guide us, from a intensified presence to oneself.
Trance states, in general, offer many possibilities for healing. The Mahorikatan trance, very particular, extremely gentle, turns out to be a deep vector of liberation from the memories of traumas inscribed in the unconscious.
The Mahorikatan state of trance is easily accessible to all, in a few hours, from the first session.

During 2020, I am recruited as an expert in trance practices to 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).
This study is entitled: "Phenomenological experience and neurophysiological correlates of trance in healthy individuals".

In this context, in June 2021, Mahorikatan was the subject of a final thesis in psychology in which the characteristics of cognitive trance (Corine Sombrun) and Mahorikatan trance (Philippe Lenaif) were analyzed and compared.
The results of this analysis will soon be the subject of a scientific publication.

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EEG - Recordings of brain activity in Mahorikatan trance state and then in incorporation mediumistic trance state.
- May 10, 2021 -
Philippe Lenaif - Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse