- Thu 20th Feb 2020, 7pm – 9:30pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- The Psychedelic Society, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
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Bring your beating hearts, thinking minds and dancing souls into a circle of other curious beings to explore the nature of humanity and our relationship to the more than human world.
Through meditation, reflection and sharing, ritual, poetry and song, we’ll create a space to connect deeply to ourselves and to each other and to explore how we relate to the world.
You’ll leave feeling inspired and empowered, with new insights, new friends and a new understanding of the world and your place in it.
In session one we’ll be exploring existential crisis at an individual and collective level - what happens when life loses meaning and how do we reclaim a sense of purpose and belonging?
- We’ll warm up with movement inspired by nature, animals and different types of being
- You will share your experience of existential crisis and how you found meaning.
- You will share your experience of spiritual or psychedelic breakthrough, the insights you gained and how they affected your behaviour
- We’ll look at the multilayered (climate, social & psychological) crisis, and the behaviours, assumptions and stories that underpin it
- You’ll listen to origin stories and poems related to losing and finding meaning
- We’ll consider the relationship between emergency and emergence, a crisis and a chrysalis and the human capacity for transformation.
Exploring the Big Questions
Sometimes we have experiences that make us question the very nature of reality and the meaning of existence - who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? What’s the point?! One of the fascinating things about psychedelic experience is the way it opens us up to these fundamental questions and the weight of the assumptions we hold that often obscure them…
Whether you’ve experimented with psychoactive substances or not, if you've pondered these questions, Human Circle is a place to explore them… A space to pause and reflect. To listen deeply and share fully. To enquire, to discover and to remember what it means to be human.
Guided by the understanding that creating ‘the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible’ requires both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ change, we’ll draw upon insights from deep ecology, developmental and transpersonal psychology, eastern philosophy and psychedelic literature to explore topics such as:
- Existential Crisis
- Patterns in Nature
- Growth, Development & Evolution
- Consciousness & Reality Construction
Come with an open mind and a generous heart and a willingness to connect...
Session 1 - Existential Crisis
An existential crisis is a crisis of meaning, or indeed loss of meaning. When in the midst of an existential crisis, a person will question what the meaning of life is, or if it has any meaning at all…
In this first session, we’ll explore the nature of existential crisis at an individual level and then enquire into how a loss of connection to meaning in life may be contributing to the manifold crises we see playing out on the world stage (the climate crisis, the inequality crisis and the mental health crisis).
Bonny Tydeman is a psychosynthesis coach, cultural curator and events producer. She is passionate about creating transformational experiences and helping people to connect to themselves deeply and express themselves fully. Bonny’s coaching practise is grounded in her long term study of Vedic philosophy and meditation, her MA research into the relationship between play and personal transformation and her training in Psychosynthesis psychology. For more info visit https://www.soul-beam.com
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- Doors open at 7:00 and close at 7:15 To ensure the quality of the event, late comers will not be admitted
- Events at our Homerton space are up two flight of stairs, so we are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access.