goddess of Peace , daughter of Themis and Zeus
Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA
November 12-14, 2004
To strengthen contact with inner sources of thinking, sensing and feeling
To understand peace as an action accessible to us from within and through each
- To amplify the current of meaning making in ourselves and society
To find our way out of the labyrinth
you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you; if you
do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy
you - Gospel of Thomas
theme is that peace may be truly served by allowing ourselves to 'dream' it. If
we cannot imagine peace, we cannot make it happen. Violence, state oppression
and general fear and anxiety have radically shrunk the 'doors of perception' and
human imagination has been withering through lack of nourishment. When mind and
imagination are marginalized and disparaged, everyone suffers, mistakes are repeated
and we live needlessly constricted lives.
The creative and transforming dreaming
we seek depends on safety and containment, disciplines of engagement and a microculture
that values and supports dialogue 'on the level'. Under these conditions, images
and their allied feelings and thoughts can come forward out of the unconscious
or 'unthought' realms of experience. These realms probably contain a vast web
of interconnected meaning we barely glimpse in our verbal explanations and conceptual
models. They can be a true resource - re-source, or springing up of what is new
- remembering that wellsprings were always revered in ancient times.
- Dialogue - Inner worlds
legend of the labyrinth represents our inability to find peaceful solutions- Pierre
Since 1996, the DuVersity
has run a series of seminar-dialogues to bring people together to participate
in unfolding new meanings. In this event we venture further into bridging between
the conscious and unconscious worlds.The key facilitator in Dreaming Peace will
be Gordon Lawrence, who has pioneered the Social Dreaming Matrix in which
people share dreams through association and amplification. Gordon discovered Social
Dreaming at the Tavistock Institute in the late 1970s and early '80s. He works
in organizations as diverse as Catholic orders, government bodies, industry and
of Social Dreaming @ Work, and Tongued with Fire, Lawrence's Roots
in a Northern Landscape describe childhood memories of Scotland. He is now
at the University of Northumberland and the New University in Bulgaria. The world
of dreams is an access to the unconscious that has a different logic to our conceptual
minds. Unless we can 'dream together' it is likely that we will remain subject
to the dreams or nightmares that presently seem to rule our world.
work of Patrick de Mare on the 'median group' is also to be used. His concern
is with how people can attain a state of 'koinonia' or 'impersonal fellowship'
by transforming frustration and hate. Karen Stefano, co-founder of the DuVersity
is a close student of Patrick and will act as convener for the dialogue sessions
together with Anthony Blake.
|Music is the epitome of contact with
the muse and will be represented by Robert Fripp, leading avant garde musician
and founder of King Crimson, who will make unique Soundscapes for us. Throughout
his career, guitarist Robert Fripp has continually pushed the boundaries of pop
music, as well as pursuing many avant-garde and experimental musical ideas. He
created the bands King Crimson and League of Gentlemen and taught Guitar Craft
In his words "Soundscapes are based on delay, repetition, and hazard"
and are "improvised and largely governed by the time, place, audience and
the performer's response to them".|
|Phyllis Molline Laursen is a
practicing healer and clairvoyant. She works with both humans and animals.
For the past 20 years the focus of her work has been centered on differentiating
fact from feeling and developing her own system of transmuting chaos in our world.
She works with artists, musicians, writers and healers developing new forms of
symbology in language. She also specializes in vertical communication as well
as interspecies communication. Most recently jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and
writer Carl Vigeland have dedicated their book Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of
Life to her..|
Jack de Johnette, Phyllis Laursen and Karen Steafano
will make collages under the direction of Karen Stefano. Karen is an artist
and practicing psychotherapist. She worked with Jungian analyst Dr. Edith Wallace
on the tissue paper collage method for many years. Karen has worked with groups
in a variety of settings, which include Gurdjieff/Fourth way, psychodynamic and
Median approaches. Karen is co-founder of the DuVersity and organizes its educational
meditation will be led by Anthony Blake, Director of Studies of the DuVersity.
Anthony was a student of John Bennett and studied with David Bohm. He is involved
in innovations in systematics, dialogue and psychology. Author of Intelligent
Enneagram and Structures of Meaning.
CHECK IN TIME:|
Building, 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA
pm Friday til 4 pm Sunday, November 12-14, 2004. Starts 9 am, Saturday and Sunday.
9.30 pm Friday and Saturday
$495, including buffet lunches|
checks payable in US Currency or international money order to:
DUVERSITY SEMINARS. We can also accept Visa or Mastercard
Mail to Karen Stefano,
Registrar, 25 Homewood Court, Charles Town, WV 25414
is not included in seminar fee. Here are some local hotels which are offering
a discount to attendees of the Dreaming Peace seminar. You must mention the Dreaming
peace promotion when booking rooms. Please contact Cyrena Stefano for more information.
2227 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
2000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Room : $139 +%15.6 tax
Suite: $159 + %15.6 tax
2) Ramada Inn
Seattle, WA 98121