The rising interest in Eastern spiritual disciplines, shamanic ceremonies, the psychedelic renaissance, mystery schools, and neo-tribal festivals like Burning Man reveals a potential reemergence of the initiatory process in our techno-industrialized world. Could civilization itself be acting out a heros journey, embarking on a quest of separation, initiation, and reunion in a final dramatic act to heal ourselves and our world?
In this candid discussion, Evolver Editions authors Darrin Drda (The Four Global Truths) and Jonathan Talat Phillips (The Electric Jesus) will explore how members of a growing planetary culture are integrating ancient practices with modern living, balancing the dance between psychedelic revelation and serious spiritual practice, reinventing community while occupying the digital age, and how we can evolve and utilize this complicated alchemy to address the many challenges facing us.
Jonathan Talat Phillips is the author of The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic. He is a Bioenergetic healer, creator of The Ayahuasca Monologues, co-founder of Reality Sandwich and Evolver.net and coordinates 40+ Evolver "Spore" chapters. Phillips will be making a rare SF appearance for his Electric Jesus book tour.
Darrin Drda is author of The Four Global Truths: Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times. He is a longtime practitioner and instructor of Insight meditation, as well as a facilitator for the Awakening the Dreamer symposium, which promotes ecological sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. He lives in San Francisco.Event details:
Februrary 7, 2012 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Center, SF
546 Fillmore ST
San Francisco, CA 94117
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