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New Acropolis is an educational charity working in the fields of philosophy, culture and volunteering. Its aim is to revive the practical and timeless aspect of philosophy as a means of individual and collective renewal and transformation. Philosophy, in its original meaning is the love of wisdom and the quest to understand the underlying principles of life. In this sense, we are all philosophers, we all have questions and we all have the intuition that there are answers to be found. Get inspired by the great philosophical ideas that have stood the test of time. Every civilization has passed on to us its knowledge and experience of the essential laws of life. A systematic and comparative study of this vast heritage enables us to discover the universal and timeless wisdom that has formed characters, shaped visions of the future and enabled men and women to meet the challenges of their time. Philosophy as a way of life is an education for head, heart and hands. It develops both the higher human potential as well as the practical skills needed to meet the challenges of today and to create a better society for the next generation.

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Online Talk: Philosophy for Living - practical teachings for everyday life

This online talk will focus on the practical applications of philosophy, based on the idea that every human being has a philosopher inside, i.e. one who wants to become a wiser and better human being, able to deal with the different situations of life and think of others as well as oneself. Topics will include some of the most common issues of our everyday lives, such as time management, problem solving, improving communication or dealing with fear - all from a philosophical perspective based on a deeper understanding of life. Tickets for the talk are £8 (£5 cons) and are available from the following link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/philosophy-for-living-practical-teachings-for-everyday-life-tickets-101970017066

Dante's Divine Comedy - an Allegory of the Soul's Journey

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Dante’s Divine Comedy is not only considered to be one of the greatest works of world literature, it is also a timeless description of the ascending path of the Soul, full of psychological insight. This workshop will give you an introduction to this masterpiece and a key for understanding the text that will enable you to discover its deeper meaning for yourself. It will consist of both theory and practical exercises that will help you to experience various stages of the journey in a deeper way. In light of the current situation, this workshop will run either as a 1-day full day on Saturday 25th July at our premises in Islington. Or it will run as two 3-hour zoom sessions, the first on the evening of Friday 24th 6-9pm and the second during the morning of Saturday 25th 10-1pm. Tickets for the workshop are £45 (£35 cons) and places are limited so to avoid disappointment please purchase your ticket from the following link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dantes-divine-comedy-an-allegory-of-the-souls-journey-tickets-101972546632

Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

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Over the past 200 years, since the beginning of the Industrial age, humanity has been relying more and more on the progress of science and new technologies for providing us with better health, wealth and comfort. But with technological progress come environmental consequences as we exploit more and more finite resources to sustain our insatiable appetites. We are now arriving at a critical time when we need to make important decisions on what kind of future we want, for ourselves and the future generations. Tickets for the talk are £8 (£5 cons) and places are limited so to avoid disappointment please purchase your ticket from the following link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-technology-and-the-future-of-humanity-tickets-101972969898

The Hidden Origins of Rome

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Many of us will certainly be familiar with the legacy of Rome and the Roman Empire: from great feats of engineering and military conquests to its political structures and arts. However, all of these represent only the material attributes of the civilisation. The aim of this talk is to show that the greatness that was Rome rested in many ways on esoteric and sacred-magical foundations. We will explore the notion that it was these foundations which enabled the spirit of a true civilisation to come into being. Tickets for the talk are £8 (£5 cons) and places are limited so to avoid disappointment please purchase your ticket from the following link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hidden-origins-of-rome-tickets-101973567686

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