Author Tim Freke will be speaking at the Cheshire Cheese on Friday 16th March. The event takes place in the upstairs bar of the Cheshire Cheese pub, 5 Little Essex Street, WC2R 3LD.
This is a pay in advance event due to Tim's popularity. It is £11 and payment is done via paypal by following the prompts to rsvp on this site. You do not need a paypal account to book.
The talk will start at 7pm sharp and will be followed by a social from 9pm. We can order pizza for those who are hungry at the cost of £5.
Tim Freke: Waking up to Oneness and celebrating separateness: "Having written many books on waking up to oneness I am seen by many people as a non-dual philosopher, which in one way I am. However in another way my life has led me to a very different perspective. I certainly resonate with many non-dual teachers who I respect immensely. But I find myself profoundly disagreeing with interpretations of non-dual philosophy that teach that our separate identity is an irrelevant illusion, because oneness is the only reality. So I guess I’m a bit of a non-dual heretic. ;-)
I look forward to the opportunity to share with you why it seems to me that separateness is to be celebrated not derided. I am going to suggest that the experience of individuality is important, rather than an obstacle to be overcome. And that if we embrace our vulnerable, fragile, tender humanity it actually becomes much easier to experience a profound awakening. An approach to life that devalues the experience of separateness can end up being very cold because it misses the importance of love, which is the experience of connecting as one through the dance of being two. In my experience waking up to oneness is the beginning of really appreciating the adventure of separateness … by loving being and being loving."
TIM FREKE is a pioneering philosopher and the author of many groundbreaking books, which have been translated into 15 languages. These include How Long Is Now?, Lucid Living and The Jesus Mysteries, which was a ‘Book of the Year’ in the Daily Telegraph and a top 10 bestseller in the UK and USA. His cutting-edge work on Gnosticism and pioneering spiritual philosophy have established his reputation as a scholar and free-thinker. He is often featured in documentaries and interviewed by the global media, such as the BBC and the History Channel.
Tim runs ‘mystery experience retreats’ internationally, in which he guides others directly to a spiritually awakened state. He also performs as a ‘stand-up philosopher’ – a concept he developed from the ancient idea of a philosopher as a traveling ‘spiritual entertainer’ who transforms people’s consciousness. Tim lives with his wife and two children in Glastonbury, England. For more information and free videos visit www.timothyfreke.com.