Nov 3, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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There is some reason to believe that modern man lives in a way that is fairly disconnected from his deepest self and therefore missing full access to an important reservoir of wisdom. At this event, we will discuss that general topic, including ideas such as these:
• Since the scientific revolution, the modern world has been very heavily influenced by analytical thinking and science.
• Jung and others say that rational thought is linked to the ego and that deeper than either the ego or the unconscious, is a "self". He also speaks of a "collective unconscious".
• Christianity and other religions often refer to God as being within each of us.
• Zen Buddhism emphasizes non-ego as an important path to a deeper "self" within each of us and to something universal and important beyond self and non-self.
• What might the relationship be between a deep source of wisdom in us and what genetics/evolution passes on to us from hundreds of thousands of years of human (and pre-human) experience?
• Eckhart, Saint Francis, and many other thinkers emphasize humility as an essential characteristic allowing us to connect to God and/or wisdom.
• What are the roles of art, mythology, religion, meditation, and humility in accessing important wisdom?
Please arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. for no-host refreshments and socializing so we can begin the group discussion at 10:30. It is totally optional, but at least some of us will be staying for lunch after the group discussion.