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Art and Consciousness - The Art of Seeing

Observing and appreciating great art was recently described as having the power to heal, proving medically to help alleviate stress and its myriad of symptoms. This workshop will explore the potential in you that deep observation and imaginative engagement with art can inspire. We will explore the power of images as a fundamental missing link in our consciousness between our physical existence and the invisible spiritual realm. Producing such greats as Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance presents us with a fascinating time which saw a convergence of arts and sciences, the cosmic and astrological, the imaginal and the sacred, ancient and modern philosophies. “Most people look without seeing and touch without feeling…” Leonardo da Vinci In this workshop you will: Discover the deeper layers embedded in Renaissance art, beyond just literal and historical interpretations and make sense of these insights in the broader context of the world. Participate in a Renaissance style of learning incorporating meditation, reflection, focused observation, imaginative engagement and conscious discussion. Re-kindle your intuition, transformative abilities, focused concentration, memory, patience and grounded discernment Mary Elizabeth Attwood is an art historian, writer, meditation and relaxation teacher. Loyal to the academic and alternative, her work and research spans art history, Eastern and Western philosophies and studies and practices on consciousness. She holds a BA honours degree in the History of Art where her studies focused on Italian late Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture and she is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred.

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College of Psychic Studies - The College was founded in 1884 by a group of eminent scholars and scientists. Its purpose was to facilitate formal investigation into the psychic and mediumistic phenomena that were such a topic of debate in the Victorian era. With great courage, this group of distinguished people, some notable in science, others from within the ranks of the Anglican clergy, defied the prevailing canons of respectability in order to proclaim to a world of increasing materialism that human personality survives bodily death and that this is capable of demonstration.

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