Freeing ourselves from a 10,000-year-old story

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 23:00 to Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 01:00

Anxiety seems to seep into every corner of our lives, running like an undercurrent through everything we do. When we strive to alleviate it, though, the results are often mixed. But what if our anxiety is actually created by a story we have been told since childhood, a story that has been developed by our culture over the past 10,000 years - a story that tells us what it means to be human?

In this compelling two-hour talk, Philip Shepherd exposes the story told by our culture's customs, architecture and metaphors and shows how it specifically alienates us from our own bodies and from the world we live in. He traces the story's origins to a major shift in our culture's consciousness from female to male, and from goddess to god - a shift that was precipitated by the Neolithic Revolution.

The evening ends with a couple of simple exercises to facilitate that experience, followed by a Q & A session.

Shepherd is a faculty member at the Institute for Sacred Activism in Chicago, he currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Registration and Information: [email protected].

Talk is $10 or pay what you can
Not wheelchair accessible
Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks with Zatoun olive oil and za'atar dipping available

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street near Bathurst subway
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W

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