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Beyond Bohm 2023: Part 1 – Changing Meaning / Changing Being

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Event Series Event Series: Beyond Bohm 2023

July 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm August 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm CEST

Curated and Chaired by Lee Nichol

July 16 – 30, 2023
9:00am PDT | 12:00pm EDT | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

6-two-hour sessions

All sessions are live, and include Q & A, and all participants will receive the RECORDING.

Now in its third year, Beyond Bohm aims to use multiple aspects of David Bohm’s work as jumping-off points for ongoing inquiry and experiential probings. We are especially happy with this year’s offerings, and are honored to have more than 30 guest participants for Part 1 (July 16 – 30).

Our first weekend will open up significant new territory while exploring perennial questions regarding meaning, consciousness, dialogue, and the nature of experience. While organicism, panpsychism, and temporal flux are marbled throughout the work of David Bohm, further perspectives – particularly those of Henri Bergson and Alfred North Whitehead – are brought to bear in our opening session. The following day, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake brings his own unique perspective to some of these process-oriented questions, asking, “Is the Sun Conscious?”

Our second weekend puts forth multiple perspectives regarding Bohm’s proposals about holoflux and holomovement. These concepts – and what they imply – are foundational for any experiential sense of Bohm’s overall metaphysics. The various perspectives shared across two sessions draw from years of experimentation with the relevance of this aspect of Bohm’s work, within the actual movement of daily life.

Our third weekend is a bounty of dialogue. The group of ten women partaking in the Saturday session collectively bring hundreds of years of experience with various dialogical modes. The following day, Blackfoot elder Leroy Little Bear and multiple guests will once again share with us Leroy’s unique approach to dialogue, rooted in indigenous world views and sensibilities.

Program of Event

Sunday July 16
Bohm/Bergson/Whitehead: Life as Movement
with Àlex Gómez-Marin, Lee Nichol, Hester Reeve

Monday July 17
Is the Sun Conscious?
with Rupert Sheldrake

Saturday July 22
Holoflux: The Qualitative Infinity of Nature
with Lee Nichol, Cheryl Brant, Aja Bulla Zamastil

Sunday July 23
Holoflux: Codex
with Richard Burg, Eva Casey, Sky Hoorne, Maria Hvidbak, Beth Macy, Hester Reeve, Aja Bulla Zamastil

Saturday July 29
The Heart of Dialogue
Dialogue with Jessica Ball, Trine-Line Biong, Eva Casey, Anna Factor, Sally Jeffery, Beth Macy, Marie-Eve Marchand, Melissa Nelson, Marjorie Parker, Susanna Ruebsaat

Sunday July 30
The Hidden Science: What Western Science Metrics Don’t Know – And Can’t Know
Indigenous Dialogue with Leroy Little Bear and Jeannette Armstrong, Greg Cajete, Marie-Eve Marchant, Kent Monkman, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol


July 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CEST
August 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm CEST