june, 2018

mon18jun7:00 pmmon9:00 pmScience Fiction and Spiritual AwakeningExploring the transformative power of speculative storytelling, with Jeff Carreira7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Teacher: Jeff Carreira Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,Lifelong Learning,MindBody Awareness

Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

In this unusual evening, you will explore one of the more curious edges of philosophy, and learn that during the twentieth century the pages of science fiction and fantasy novels became important storehouses for our culture’s emerging esoteric teachings. You will also learn that fiction may be a better vehicle for expressing spiritual ideas than nonfiction, and explore why the philosopher Richard Rorty has said that philosophy itself is better served by writings of fiction and poetry than traditional philosophical treatises. And before the evening is through, you will discover why Dr. Jeffrey J. Kripal believes that many modern-day mystical writers have chosen to work in the medium of comic books because of the freedom of expression they find there. Finally, you will learn about the practice of spontaneous writing and why writers like James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Jack Kerouac all used spontaneous methods to unlock the mysterious depths of wisdom that abide below the level of consciousness. Please join us for this fascinating and fun evening.

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One Monday a month, Jeff Carreria shares on various topics of philosophy and culture at The Aligned Center.  These are not merely lectures, they are mini-workshops in Experiential Philosophy. You will be introduced to new ideas, and you will also be guided to contemplate these ideas so that they shift the way you experience yourself and the world.

Free to attend

RSVP required.

Teacher

Jeff CarreiraCo-Founder Emergence Education

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