Diana Durham – Coherent Self, Coherent World: Synthesising Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm’s Implicate Order

This talk comprises a series of thought experiments that build through the windows of myth and archetype, Tibetan Buddhist thought and David Bohm’s theory of the Implicate Order to show how our thinking becomes coherent when our ‘personality self’ is in meaningful relationship with a deeper quality of awareness and identity.  Poet and author Diana Durham also explores how the opposite plays out, ie, when we are disconnected from our inner intuitive source, our thinking becomes incoherent leading to problems and incoherent outcomes. This is the condition symbolised in the Grail myth by the figure of the Wounded King who rules over a Wasteland Kingdom, around whose plight the promise and message of the myth revolves.


Diana Durham is the author of the nonfiction books Coherent Self, Coherent World: a new synthesis of Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm’s Implicate Order(2019) and The Return of King Arthur: completing the quest for wholeness(2004); as well as three collections of poetry and a novel, The Curve of the Land (2015). In the 1980’s Diana was among those who explored dialogue with David Bohm.

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