The Inner Light: an exploration of eastern spiritual poetry – at Swarthmoor Hall

Start Date
10th May 2019 6:00 pm
End Date
12th May 2019 2:00 pm

Course Details

The weekend will include a wide ranging survey of the ways in which Far and Middle Eastern scriptures and poetry have explored and expressed the nature and consequences of spiritual aspiration. We shall consider the thought and style of texts from pre-history to the Middle Ages, including Lao Tzu, Indian scriptures, Rumi and Hafiz, focussing on their evocation of the difficulties and rewards of spiritual work, and how their insights may assist our own understanding and development. All texts will be studied in translation

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Peter Brennan is a poet, and was for many years Head of English at The Latymer School, Edmonton. He now tutors more than a dozen courses annually at City Lit, while  offering freelance tutoring for groups and mentoring for individuals. Peter is concerned to explore the spiritual implications of literature and particularly enjoys working with those seeking self development. He founded Visionary Company Courses in 2005, and is Editor-in-Chief of Perdika Press, which publishes original and translated poetry within the modernist tradition.

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