WINTER / SPRING PROGRAMME 2018
PATHWAYS TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
Gary Kidgel: This presentation outlines the process of spiritual transformation and the associated challenges which confront one as one embarks upon what Socrates referred to as the ‘Jewelled Way’. In utilising the content of the classical teachings, allied to a consideration of related mythological symbolism, the necessary practices and disciplines of the spiritual path shall be outlined together with the effects exerted by these upon the dynamics of the human psyche.
PLACE AND ENVIRONMENT IN PAGAN / HEATHEN AWARENESS
Jenny Blain: Retired sociologist and social anthropologist, Dr Jenny Blain has written books on Paganism, Heathenry and Sacred Sites. Tonight she will talk on place and environment in heathen awareness.
THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA
Mike Hall's talk is based on the groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book which will take you on a fascinating voyage of discovery that reads like an Elizabethan thriller. It draws aside the veils concealing the truth concerning Shakespeare, to reveal the real author or authors of the Shakespeare play, the involvement with the Rosicrucians, and the treasure trail or game of hide-and-seek set up by them as a mystery to train us in an 'art of discovery' by which all things might be known. This talk will appeal to all literary-minded people, scholars and non-scholars alike, those interested in esoteric wisdom or the Shakespeare authorship, and anyone involved in drama and arts education.
PSYCHE AND CUPID - AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY
Malcolm Macqueen: Malcolm explains how a 4th century B.C. love story reappears in Roman times with the metamorphoses of Apuleus or shape-changing tale of The Golden Ass, then later with the more familiar Beauty and the Beast. Then descends with Psyche through trials of initiation in the temple of Venus/Aphrodite.
OVID'S METAMORPHOSIS: FROM CREATION TO CEASAR
Euan Macpherson: Euan takes us through the mythological poetic work which inspired the likes of Dante, Chaucer and Shakespeare; starting with the Creation, and journeying through many familiar myths to end in the deification of Ceasar.
Meetings are held at 7.30pm in Room 2, G03, Dalhousie Building, Dundee University, Hawkhill, Dundee
Admission: Members £2.50, non-members donation £3.50 (concession £3)
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