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London Group – Meeting Reports 2014

December 2014 Implications of the Social Brain Hypothesis: Integrated Indigineous Wisdom and Neuroscience In December we hosted Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a GP, geriatrician, psychiatrist and neuropsychologist, currently the Executive Director of Coyote Institute in Maine, USA, an organisation whose purpose is to bring the wisdom of indigenous cultures into contemporary […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2013

December 2013 Mid-winter Celebration In December, we came together in a spirit of sharing, to celebrate mid-winter. Each person in the group shared something that was meaningful to them, some said poems, others talked about their experiences, and others about the meaning of this moment in the year. We listened, […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2012

November 2012 Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality In November we heard Gary Lachman, who has spoken to the group before. Gary is a prolific author who writes on the meeting ground between consciousness, culture and the Western Esoteric traditions and this evening he spoke about his new book. […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2011

November 2011 Life Reflects Music: Music Echoes Life The key signature of Edi’s talk was Beethoven’s famous affirmation ‘music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life’. In acting as mediator we were shown how the inexpressible content of music and of life reflect and echo each other: […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2010

November 2010 The Ghosts of Kusnacht: Jung and the Dead Gary Lachman, is a prolific author who writes on the themes of consciousness, culture and western esoteric tradition. This evening he spoke about a particular aspect of his latest book Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2009

November 2009 (2) Blackfoot Worldview and its Quantum Implications Prof Leroy Little Bear from the Blackfoot Confederacy was an invited speaker at our SMN conference on the Legacy of David Bohm. Leroy founded the Native American Studies Dept of the University of Lethbridge. He met David Bohm and had many […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2008

November 2008 The Blissful Brain: Neuroscience and Proof of the Power of Meditation Dr Shanida Nataraja has a PhD in Neurophysiology from University College London and in her talk, explained what goes on in the brain when we meditate as well as the physical, mental and psychological effects of meditation. […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2007

November 2007 The Valley Spirit – an Introduction to the Tao Te Ching Shantena Sabbadini is an associate director of the Pari Center for New Learning in Italy, and a physicist who worked on the foundations of quantum physics. He has a deep interest in mystical traditions, especially Chinese, and […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2006

November 2006 Who has free will? How does it work? In November Dr. Chris Nunn spoke about free will. Chris is a retired psychiatrist and an assistant editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. He recently launched his latest book De La Mettrie’s Ghost: the Story of Decisions, in which […]

London Group – Meeting Reports 2005

November 2005 From Global Crisis to a New Civilization In November, we heard from Hardin Tibbs, a management consultant who specialises in long term thinking, strategy development and scenario planning. Hardin helps corporations think, prepare and plan for the future considering technological trends and innovations in the context of the […]