The Brain, the Sacred and the Soul – evolve LIVE! online event with Dr Iain McGilchrist

Friday, February 3rd 2023, from 18:00 – 21:00 CET 

Event description.

An online event with Dr Iain McGilchrista British psychiatrist, received global attention for both, Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World and his new book on neuroscience and ontology called The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World.

Thomas Steininger, editor of evolve Magazine and Co-Founder of emergent dialogues

As McGilchrist notes: “In The Matter With Things, I search out what it is we have lost sight of, all that is there for us to see, if only we were not blinded to it: an inexhaustibly, truly wondrous, creative, living universe, not a meaningless, moribund mechanism. By bringing to bear up-to-the-minute neuropsychology, physics, and philosophy, I show not only that these are in no way in conflict with one another, but that they all lead us, time and again, to the same insights. And that this is not in opposition to, but rather corroborates, the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions across the world.

I have chosen to approach it here by directing our attention, as it might seem at first, to one side: on the soul. I will argue that the sacred exists not simply in this or that thing—an object, a place, or an act—but in the relationship between whatever it is beyond ourselves that we recognize as sacred and that part of our being that has been traditionally referred to as the soul.

In this 3-hour event, Thomas Steininger of evolve Magazine will engage in dialogue with Dr Iain McGilchrist about The Brain, The Sacred and The SoulThis dialogue will be the opening for a larger dialogue that includes the participants. The unique distinction of all evolve LIVE! events is that participants are invited to join in dialogue and to be part of a dialogical investigation of the topic with each other and with our guest.


DATE: Friday, February 3, 2023

TIME: 18.00 to 21.00 CET, 12noon to 3:00pm US-EST (For other locations, please check World Time Buddy.)

COST: This event is part of the “evolve gift cycle.” That means you can support it with a contribution at your own discretion. (To cover our costs in producing the event, on average, that comes to 30 euros per person) If you can, feel free to give more. By doing so, you are supporting others to join and enabling us to organize these events in this way. Feel free to give as much as is possible and appropriate for you. And if it’s not possible, feel free to take it as a gift.

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