Audio versions of these talks can be found at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.
An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Dante coined the word “transhumanise” in the Divine Comedy, 700 years ago. “Trasumanar” is the transformation he will undergo in order to share in the life of paradise. Today, the word has associations that are strikingly related to… Continue reading How can we transhumanise? And why we need to
This essay is published by Beshara Magazine. The pandemic is said to have exposed modern society to its vulnerabilities. Nowhere is this exposure clearer than in relation to death. Covid has revealed that, nowadays, most people have inadequate ways of relating to this fact of life. The weakness is doubly striking as wisdom and religious… Continue reading William Blake and learning from Covid. On dying before you die
An MP3 version of the talk is on my Talks and Thoughts channel, found on podcast feeds. A talk as part of the Dualities series with the Pari Centre, running through February 2022. For more information see – https://paricenter.com/event/dualities/2022-02-06/ In this talk, I discuss dualities in Plato. The ancient Greek is often accused of dualism,… Continue reading The Way of Love – Plato and participation in the good, beautiful and true
A MP3 version of this talk can be found on you podcast feed as my Talks and Thoughts. William Blake died in the apartment he shared with Catherine Blake on Sunday 12 August 1827. A contemporary letter reports: “He died … in a most glorious manner. He said He was going to that Country he… Continue reading From Ulro to Eternity – the place William Blake died. Walk and reflection
Covid has brought the reality of death into the centre of our lives, but what can we learn about death in response? This episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, with Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon, is prompted by a sense that part of the anxiety arising from the pandemic is living in a culture that has… Continue reading Matters of Life and Death – conversation with Rupert Sheldrake