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Hope and Delusion

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May 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm CEST


Hope and Delusion: Critical Storytelling for Difficult Times

with Robert Norris

Sunday May 16
9:00am PDT  | 12:00pm EDT  | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

When we realise just how much hangs on our attitudes towards the various forms of crisis we are exposed to, we may come to see what our work really is. Hope has a curious story to tell. It reminds us of the wealth we carry within us, but also of how easily we are persuaded to give it all up. This talk attempts to string together disparate stories relating to, but not necessarily about, hope, and aims specifically to raise more questions than it answers. Accompanying the talk there will be breakout and plenary sessions in which participants will be able to articulate their thoughts and responses.

On Sunday May 16, Robert will open our monthly Community Call with a presentation and followed by discussion and Q&A.


Join our Zoom meeting via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842167052

If you would like to participate, have any questions or need any help just contact Eleanor Peat: eleanor@paricenter.com

When asked once to provide a blurb for a book on the philosophy of language, the question of how to describe Robert professionally had to be addressed. It was decided to describe him as an independent researcher, and this is more or less how Robert has viewed himself ever since. Robert teaches English as a foreign language, but his interests and experience are wide-ranging. Born to British parents in Modena, Italy, he studied Classics at school, English at Aberdeen University and General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. He has travelled and worked in various parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Southeast Asia, Australasia and the United States. In 2014, he completed a Permaculture Design Course in Vang Vieng, Laos, and holds a second degree black belt in the art of aikido. He is indebted to many teachers in the fields of aikido and meditation, especially Vipassana meditation, and in 2018 completed a Mindfulness Teacher Training Course at the Mangalam Meditation Centre in Germany. He now lives with his beloved wife in Zürich, Switzerland, where he plans to embark on training as a Jungian Analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychologists.


May 16, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST