Sound, Sacred Geometry & the Healing Power of the Voice, with Jill Purce & Angela Voss
Unlocking Magic & Inspiring Action
Throughout the evening we will build bridges between esoteric wisdom traditions and transformative learning, unveil ancient healing techniques supported by sound and sacred geometry and explore the harmony of the Cosmos.
Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT
Monday 22 October 2018, 18.30-21.00
PART OF THE RE-ENCHANTMENT SERIES, a 5-part series of talks including:
SOLD OUT: Monday 8th October: Dreaming the Land & Native Spirituality, with Mac Macartney & Sharon Blackie
Monday 22nd October: Sound, Sacred Geometry & The Healing Power of the Voice, with Jill Purce & Angela Voss
Monday 5th November: Secrets of the Forests: Lives Within & Beyond the Trees, with Alan Rayner, Kay Haw & Martin Bidartondo
Monday 19th November: Quantum Physics & Holistic Science, Hardin Tibbs & Philip Franses
Monday 3rd December: Consciousness: Paraphysics & Psychedelics, with Rupert Sheldrake & David Luke
Monday 17th December - Date TBA
THE RE-ENCHANTMENT SERIES: UNLOCKING MAGIC & INSPIRING ACTION
We’ve fallen out of love with the world. It’s clear from the way we treat it.
Every other Monday in central London from 8 October to 3 December 2018 we will be re-igniting curiosity as we explore aspects of daily life including consciousness, quantum physics, trees, holistic science, native spirituality, sacred geometry, storytelling and sound.
Mass mental illness and climate change are not inevitable. They are the result of certain narratives, behaviours and habits. Let’s shift perspectives, empower ourselves for change and co-create a future we want to be a part of.
With special thanks to Sharon Blackie and her 2018 publication The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday.
TALK: THE HARMONY OF THE COSMOS: GEOMETRY, SOUND & THE SYMBOLIC IMAGINATION
We find so many references to 'the music of the spheres' in literature and poetry, but what does this mean? Is it only a poetic conceit, or is there a deeper truth in the idea that the cosmos is permeated by harmony, and embodies perfect geometric ratios? We will start with the philosopher Pythagoras, the father of both music and mathematics, and look at the way esoteric philosophy and practices understand the human being to be a mirror of the harmonies of the cosmos. This will lead us to the astrological music therapies of the Renaissance, and to a discussion about how we can work with these ideas today to reconnect people with the powers of the symbolic imagination.
DR ANGELA VOSS is a senior lecturer in the Education faculty at Canterbury Christ Church University, and directs the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred which builds bridges between esoteric wisdom traditions and transformative learning. She is also a musician and astrologer, and has written extensively about the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino, music, symbolism, astrology, and more recently, transformative pedagogy in Re-enchanting the Academy (Rubedo Press, 2017).
TALK: THE HEALING VOICE: JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
This experiential talk will explore how sound and the voice have been understood and used in different traditions as one of the most effective ways to balance the mind and body and ultimately achieve enlightenment. Jill will show how we can empower our lives by using our voice to release a uniquely powerful energy, which can be used for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. By freeing the voice in certain ways it is possible to find physical health and emotional joy and spiritual ecstasy. We will experience the ancient magic of Mongolian overtone chanting, sacred songs, chants, sonic meditations and more.
JILL PURCE is recognised internationally as the pioneer of the Sound Healing and Ancestral Healing movements, through her rediscovery of ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as a magical instrument for healing and meditation. She gives workshops throughout the world, “Healing Voice”, teaching diverse forms of sacred chant, and especially Mongolian overtone chanting and “Healing the Family and Ancestors”, combining Family Constellations with chant and ceremony. Author of the book The Mystic Spiral, Journey of the Soul, and the albums Overtone Chanting Meditations, and The Healing Voice, she guides non-singers as much as international opera performers in their pursuit of the lost voice.