Dr Stephan Harding – Gaia Alchemy: Science, Psyche and Soul


How can we reintegrate psyche and soul into the practice of science?

 

About 400 years ago during the scientific revolution science and soul were drastically separated, propelling humanity into centuries of a valuable yet one-sided style of empiricism and rationality which has fundamentally disconnected us from each other and from nature. In this perspective, there is no room for the soul (anima or psyche), or for the development of empathy, intuition and feeling in relation to nature. This tragic separation is at the root of the serious ecological, climatic and psychological crisis which we currently experience all over the planet.  Now, for the first time, we have access to detailed scientific knowledge of the dynamics of the Earth, while depth psychology has shed light on the functioning of the human psyche. In this webinar we will spend some time exploring how combining these apparent opposites – science and psyche – can help us recover our intrinsic wholeness to heal ourselves and the earth. We’ll do this by integrating the science of Gaia (Earth System Science) with alchemical ideas and images from our pre-scientific past in relation to the evolution of our planet throughout geological time

About the speaker:

 

Dr Stephan Harding holds a doctorate in behavioural ecology from the University of Oxford and is Deep Ecology Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, which he helped to found and where he coordinated the MSc in Holistic Science for about twenty years. In 2007, Stephan was appointed co-holder with James Lovelock of the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has taught Gaia theory, deep ecology, and holistic science all over the world. Stephan is author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia. His latest book is Gaia Alchemy published by Bear and Co, released in 2022


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Date

Aug 24 2022

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Date: Aug 24 2022
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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  • Stephan Harding
    Stephan Harding
    Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science at Schumacher College

    Dr Stephan Harding holds a doctorate in behavioural ecology from the University of Oxford and is Deep Ecology Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, which he helped to found and where he coordinated the MSc in Holistic Science for about twenty years. In 2007, Stephan was appointed co-holder with James Lovelock of the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has taught Gaia theory, deep ecology, and holistic science all over the world. Stephan is author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia. His latest book is Gaia Alchemy published by Bear and Co, released in 2022.