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Recovering the Sacred

November 13, 2022 @ 5:59 pm8:00 pm CET

27,50€ – 100,00€


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with Anne Baring, Bernard Carr, Matthijs Cornelissen, Alex Gomez-Marin, Jeremy Lent, David Lorimer, Iain McGilchrist, Peter Reason, Mary-Jayne Rust

Curated by John Pickering

Pari Center Online Series

November 5 – 27, 2022

9:00am PST | 12:00pm EST | 5:00pm GMT  |  6:00pm CET

8-two-hour sessions every Saturday and Sunday

All sessions are live; recordings will be available for any sessions you are unable to attend.

We are living in a time of anxiety and uncertainty. As more environmental damage is done, the means to repair it seems to be getting less. It is increasingly difficult to know what to trust in politics and the media. Spiritual traditions survive, but the authority they once had has passed to science and so it might seem that the idea of ‘The Sacred’ has disappeared.

But as science reveals more and more about the place of the earth in the cosmos there is a growing awareness of how precious our living world is and of how inter-dependent we are with it. Perhaps this is not only a scientific discovery but also the re-appearance of the sacred in a form fit for our times.

How the living world came to be and how it persists is the business of the sciences.  How cultures appear and develop is the business of the humanities. Powerful though those styles of inquiry are, they offer little comfort to those anxious about the destructive direction in which our globalised culture is going. What appears to be missing is some way of restoring our sense of spiritual interdependence with the living world.

This series of talks is an opportunity to hear from people concerned with these ideas and to participate in a dialogue on how they might help us to keep hope alive and decide what to do for the best in our challenging times.

Program of Event

Saturday November 5
Recovering the Soul
with Iain McGilchrist

Sunday November 6
The Sacred and the Evolution of Consciousness
with Matthijs Cornelissen

Saturday November 12
Finding our Way Home to Nature as Sacred
with Mary-Jayne Rust

Sunday November 13
The Sacred as Immanent in a Sentient World
with Peter Reason

Saturday November 19
Towards a Transmaterialist Science of the Sacred
with Bernard Carr and Alex Gomez-Marin

Sunday November 20
The Loss and Recovery of the Sacred
with Anne Baring

Saturday November 26
Recovering a Sense of the Sacred – an Evolutionary Imperative
with David Lorimer

Sunday November 27
Weaving a Web of Meaning: How Recognizing Our Deep Interrelatedness Lays a Path to Sustainable Flourishing
with Jeremy Lent


All 8 sessions – Full Price €100, Member’s Discount €90: All 8 live sessions and recordings.

4/8 sessions – Full Price €55, Member’s Discount €49.50: Choose any 4 live sessions and recordings. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend.

One session – Full Price €15, Member’s Discount €13,50: By purchasing one session, you will have access to any one session and recording. Tickets for individual sessions are available on the event page for that session.

Solidarity All 8 Sessions – €50: All 8 live sessions and recordings. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.

Solidarity  5/8 Sessions – €27.50: Choose any 4 live sessions and recordings. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package. All sessions will last for approximately 2 hours, and will be held over zoom.us. The session structure may vary from speaker to speaker, but in general participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and in some cases there will be breakaway discussion groups.

Each session will be hosted by a member of the Pari Center Team, to ensure that the call is running smoothly and assist anyone experiencing technical problems.

During the presentations, we ask participants to turn off their microphone to ensure better quality audio. For this reason, the host may mute a participant’s audio. This is not to silence a participant’s voice, but to ensure an overall good audio quality. If a participant would like to ask a question or make a contribution to the discussion, they can use the ‘raise your hand’ tool in the chat, and then are welcome to turn on their microphone.

We invite all participants to turn on their video camera, as we believe that seeing everyone creates an inclusive educational environment. However, if any participant is uncomfortable, they are free to turn off the camera.

All sessions will be recorded. The recordings will not include the possible breakout-room discussions, but only the speaker’s presentation, follow-up discussions and Q&A. If a participant does not feel comfortable being recorded, we invite that participant to turn off their video and audio throughout the session. These recordings are available to anyone who has purchased a ticket for an attended session, or for a session they have paid for but were unable to attend.


November 13, 2022
5:59 pm – 8:00 pm
27,50€ – 100,00€