May 22, 2022 – Love is often used in nebulous or ill-defined ways, which means that its nuanced perceptions and mature forms can be hard to grasp. The need for a deeper awareness of love becomes particularly acute in times of crisis, though times of crisis also offer moments to understand love move fully. In this talk, Mark Vernon explores the links between love and personal development, different types of power, its relationship with freedom and mind, as well as erotic yearning, suffering and loss, and so also to the knowledge of the ways in which reality itself is shaped by love.
Mark Vernon is a writer and psychotherapist. He contributes to and presents programmes on the radio, as well as writing for the national and religious press, and online publications. He also podcasts, in particular The Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues with Rupert Sheldrake, gives talks and leads workshops. He has a PhD in ancient Greek philosophy, and other degrees in physics and in theology, having studied at Durham, Oxford and Warwick universities.