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Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Events |

Empathy for the Devil

Empathy for the Devil
A Seminar with Manu Bazzano
Saturday 23rd March 10am-4pm
Institute for Zen Therapy
21 Sussex Way
London N7 6RT
What is the daimonic? Any natural function which has the power to take over the whole person, an archetypal function of human experience, and an existential reality. Being possessed by daimonic energies leads one to psychosis; suppressing them leads one to the anti-daimonic, which is another work for apathy Eros, sex, anger, rage, craving for power: the things the daimonic evokes are powerful and unambiguous.The Daimonic presents a formidable challenge to both Buddhism and psychotherapy, as both disciplines are presently undecided as to what their function might be, whether providing a sedative which will make people more docile or instead helping human beings to become freer, find meaning in their lives and negotiate their relationship with the passions and the emotions. This workshop will be mainly experiential and interspersed with study of texts from the Zen and the existentialist tradition
Cost £50 (concs available)

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