Creating a Global Event College
“But what if matter, ground and existence is nothing solid, fixed, dead forever, but a living and creative event? If this is so, it would mean that “the real stuff” out of which it is all made is the stuff of becoming, evolution, and creative emergence. Entering the event means therefore that we enter the vortex of real and creative life; we are invited to become co-creators in the drama of evolution, and not only detached external spectators.” Yeshayahu Ben-Aharon, The Event in Science, History, Philosophy & Art (2011)
The Global Event College strives to demonstrate how we can grasp and actualize the Event’s creative forces and express them through contemporary language and concepts in cultural and social life. We recognize and build on the contributions of many who have explored and charted the essence of The Event and the meeting with the Other. Rudolf Steiner’s research into human cognition has been of fundamental importance to the College faculty. A second foundation has been the comprehensive synthesis of thought and research on the Event presented by Yeshayahu Ben-Aharon in his work on The Event in Science, History, Philosophy and Art. Above all, we root our work in our own biographical and professional experiences, failures, dreams and endeavours and strive to make these fruitful as an authentic field of learning for ourselves and others. We are not only speaking to specialists in their various disciplines, but rather to all who wish to work on the realisation of our creative potential.
Invitation to the first public workshop of the Global Event College, October 2 – 6, 2013
Our work addresses the true human condition in the 21st Century. Our times are often painted using bleak strokes of looming social and ecological disaster. But a different picture of hopeful creativity arises when we experience the subtle possibilities for emergent becoming which are found in the Event of thinking and a recognition and meeting with the Other. Approaching the critical Event of our time through science, history, philosophy, and art, we will work on real problems of modern human life, as experienced in personal biography and social relations. Reaching beyond old forms, seeking to create new concepts, we hope to pave a way for the new to emerge.
Please join us in this experimental work. Participants need only bring an open mind as well as respect for and interest in the other person. Each evening, Dr. Yeshayahu Ben Aharon will introduce a theme in a public lecture. The following day the college will pick up the theme through presentations and group work.