Deep Cosmos: An inquiry into a panpsychic worldview

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With Peter Reason, Andreas Weber, Freya Mathews (via Skype) and Stephan Harding

March 29 – April 3, 2020

Schumacher College,
The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes,
Devon, TQ9 6EA, UK

A panpsychic view starts from the understanding that all things, including the Earth itself, are integral to the fabric of the living cosmos, all of the same sentient cloth. Mind is a fundamental aspect of matter just as matter is a fundamental aspect of mind: we are part of a world that has depth as well as structure, meaning as well as form. In Thomas Berry’s words, this is a community of subjects, not a collection of objects. But how do we humans learn again to be participants in this community, not just know it intellectually, but feel it on our pulses, as the poet Keats put it? If we call to the living presence of the world, will we receive a response? This workshop will explore these questions through a co-operative inquiry process.

Booking Deadline: February 16, 2020