Date(s) - 4th October, 2022 - 18th October, 2022
19:00 - 20:30
Introducing my new book!
We live in an age of emergency, exacerbated by a collapse of meaning. In his new book, Spiritual Intelligence in Seven Steps, Mark Vernon examines the type of intelligence that, whilst often dismissed and overlooked, is crucial to understand and cultivate if we are to survive and thrive in our times.
This series of three online talks with discussion is an introduction to the book and its themes.
Participants will have an opportunity to buy a signed copy ahead of publication!
Spiritual intelligence is the foundation of who we are and our particular type of consciousness. It is the perception identified across wisdom and religious traditions, and known by many names, which can be summarised as the awareness of awareness, and so of being itself. It is the foundation of peace, even in the face of death, as well as purpose and solidarity. The challenge today is to recover and live according to that knowledge.
Examining themes from the nature of consciousness to the experience of time, the emergence of our species and the teaching of spiritual adepts, the seven steps are an antidote to rampant AI and a complement to emotional intelligence.
The talks will presume no religious commitments and draw on a mix of sources and experience gained from the author’s own practices.
The seven steps will be explored across the three online gatherings, helping readers identify spiritual intelligence within themselves, unpack why it matters, and suggest how a wider trust in it may be revived.
Tuesday 4th October – Our big story and the nature of freedom
Tuesday 11th October – Knowing reality, spirit and soul
Tuesday 18th October – The meaning of death and time
COST of talks: £30
To reserve a place and receive the details of how to join online and receive a signed copy of the book, email Mark – email@example.com
Spiritual Intelligence in Seven Steps is published by Iff Books in December 2022.
“In Spiritual Intelligence in Seven Steps, Mark Vernon draws on the understanding of numerous individuals and cultures, weaving them into a text that leads the reader on a journey into the very heart of their self and, at the same time, to the reality that lies behind and is expressed as the world. Each chapter guides us more and more deeply into the perennial understanding that lies at the foundation of our civilisation.”
Rupert Spira, spiritual teacher, writer and studio potter