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  • The Imagination of God; Owen Barfield, Religion and the evolution of Consciousness

    The Imagination of God; Owen Barfield, Religion and the evolution of Consciousness

    Speaker: Mark Vernon Event Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Type: Lecture

    The Inkling, Owen Barfield, whom both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien regarded as the most innovative of the celebrated Oxford group, argued that the experience of being human changes dramatically over periods of cultural time. Our consciousness shifts, and in the modern period it has evolved in a particularly striking…

  • ‘The artist…the sign-maker…the sacrament-maker’: an exploration of the work of David Jones, poet and visual artist

    ‘The artist…the sign-maker…the sacrament-maker’: an exploration of the work of David Jones, poet and visual artist

    Speaker: Revd Dr Carys Walsh Event Date: Thursday 7th November 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Type: Lecture

    Called by T. S. Eliot one of ‘the most distinguished writers of his generation,’ David Jones was a writer and visual artist of extraordinary depth and vision. His vision of art and aesthetics was caught up in the local and the physical, and yet also expressed deeply his commitment to…

  • Winter Celebration

    Winter Celebration

    Speaker: Members of the Guild Event Date: Thursday 5th December 2019, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Type: Lecture

    Winter Celebration is when members and friends gather around mulled wine and mince pies to share stories, poems and songs celebrating the dark days of winter. This event is free on the door to all participants.

  • Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?: towards a politics of knowing and not knowing.

    Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?: towards a politics of knowing and not knowing.

    Speaker: Andrew Samuels Event Date: Saturday 11th January 2020, 2:00pm - 4:30pm, Type: Lecture

    Can depth psychology contribute to securing the place of a green agenda at the heart of mainstream politics? Andrew argues that to do this requires a dialling down or reduction in the certitude with which climate activists communicate, and a less condemnatory attitude to human civilisation, especially in our cities.…

  • “If I did not show you my nothingness, what would I be useful for?”  Jalal ad-Din Rumi

    “If I did not show you my nothingness, what would I be useful for?” Jalal ad-Din Rumi

    Speaker: Vivienne (Hadia) Little Event Date: Thursday 6th February 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Type: Lecture

    This talk will explore the problematic and intriguing concept of humility from a Sufi perspective, using poetry, teaching stories – often amusing - chants and meditative practice. It will examine psychological and spiritual dimensions, based in the illuminating teachings of Sufi scholars and poets. The aim will be to demonstrate…

  • Who can teach us how to die…?

    Who can teach us how to die…?

    Speaker: Patrick Hederman Event Date: Thursday 5th March 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Type: Lecture

    Who can teach us how to die, not just physically but ‘to our natural self’ so that we can be reborn to our spiritual self?  Such, as I see it, is the purpose of the mid-life crisis and also the ‘usefulness’ of spiritual vision.  The second self serves the needs…

  • “Too Humble is Half Proud” (Yiddish saying)

    “Too Humble is Half Proud” (Yiddish saying)

    Speaker: Rabbi Howard Cooper Event Date: Thursday 7th May 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Type: Lecture

    A psychological, Jewish and personal perspective on some of the paradoxes that surround the concept of humility. Tickets available on the door: FREE for Guild members, £15 for non-members, £9.00 concessions

  • Re-enchanting the World: Necessity, Theory and Experience

    Re-enchanting the World: Necessity, Theory and Experience

    Speaker: Andrew Fellows, Yuriko Sato Event Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020, 10:30am - 4:30pm, Type: Conference

    "Our civilisation is dangerously out of balance, dominated by our “disenchantment of the world” (Max Weber) and “monotheism of consciousness” (C.G. Jung).Re-enchanting the world offers a psychological approach to healing our broken relationship with nature within and nature without. Such a metanoia is needed if we are to negotiate the…

  • Humility and Psychiatry, thoughts from a psychotherapist

    Humility and Psychiatry, thoughts from a psychotherapist

    Speaker: Brian Stevenson Event Date: Saturday 6th June 2020, 2:00pm - 4:15pm, Type: Lecture

    Humility is often portrayed in a religious context as an ideal quality. It has something of an aspirational character; a saintly quality impossible to achieve. For psychotherapy to be effective the humility of the analyst may often be the essential element - something allowing them to acknowledge to themselves their similarities…