Braziers Park

Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire,England OX10 6AN
May 6-8th, 2005

The personality develops through education and social interaction. It thinks to itself and imagines that it is in control of life, but is intrinsically fragmented. In contrast, both spiritual and psychological investigators have said that there is a deeper self, hidden in the psyche, which can be a source of wholeness and hence of healing. A meaningful life is one in which the personality is completed by what lies within. This is what we mean by 'psyche integration'.
There are many paths available, crafted over centuries to suit different temperaments and cultures. Our seven-fold methodology is a spectrum of experiences that combines individual exploration with group process:

1. Experienting - experiment with the 'stuff' of experience through 'physiological meditation'
 
2. Social dreaming - association to the meaning of dreams that are shared in the group as access to emergent social reality 
3. Moving - gestural movement to integrate psyche and soma and producing whole body images that can evolve into a story
4. Tissue paper collage - accessing meaning through the aesthetics and beauty of visual art

 

5. Median group - dialogue of equals to share meaning and develop mutual understanding or fellowship

6. Logovisual technology (LVT) - articulation of molecules of thought and their integration into unifying insights
7. Immediate Learning in the Moment (ILM) - accessing the field of active information through music and sounds 

As the personality - represented by the circle at the top of the circular mandala - travels through these experiences, it comes under the influence of the hidden wholeness at the center. A labyrinth connects inner with outer and each person follows a path governed by their question or quest. In the center are the mysteries of how our individuality is involved in the being of others, and how our own unconscious dwells in the collective unconscious. We cannot understand if we are isolated.

Psyche Integration contains dialogue, imagination, images, dreams, movements and music. It operates along the continuum from the cosmos through the social to the individual and the cells of the body. A spectrum of methods is involved to invoke the whole gamut of human perceptions. Its style is that of serious play with exact disciplines followed in a spontaneous release of meaning. It is a journey of self-discovery that spreads its benefits into the active working day, life of the family and relation with higher intelligence.

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FACILITATORS:

 

Anthony Blake has a background in physics and philosophy. He studied with the systems thinker and mystic John Bennett as well as with the physicist David Bohm and other innovators and pioneers. He has followed the principle of integration without rejection, proposed by Bennett, and focuses on how to make this possible in real life. He is the author of several books - on the Enneagram symbol of Gurdjieff, the meaning of time, intelligence, dialogue, globalization, systematics, etc. Co-founder of the DuVersity, of which he is Director of Studies, Anthony facilitates seminars and lectures on methodology.

Karen Stefano is an artist and practicing psychotherapist. She has 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. She has trained with Dr. Patrick de Mare in Median Group process and worked with Gordon Lawrence in Social Dreaming Matrix. Karen is co-founder of DuVersity and organizes its educational events.

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Braziers Park

Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire,England OX10 6AN
May 6-8th, 2005

Braziers Park is a community, a residential college and an architectural treasure hidden deep in the south Oxfordshire countryside. It was founded in 1950 as an educational trust, and is a continuing experiment in the advantages and problems of living in a group. Community members share responsibility for running the college and the estate.
COSTS: Tuition:200 pounds
Private Room and Board: 130 pounds



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