The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul

September 15th – 22nd, 2018
Melbourne, Australia

A week dedicated to studying largely unpublished material by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. This includes an outline of a cosmological framework for understanding the place of the human being in the universe, and consequently, our correct attitude towards other living beings.

Course Description

A week-long course facilitated by Jane Clark and based on Ibn ʿArabī’s ‘The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul’ (Rūḥ al-quds fī manāṣaḥat al-nafs). Jane will cover extracts from four of the five sections of this long work, using much material which is as yet unpublished. This includes an outline of a cosmological framework for understanding the place of the human being in the universe, and consequently, our correct attitude towards other living beings.

The course will take the form of interactive discussion of the text – no previous study experience of Ibn ʿArabī’s work is required. It will be held at ‘Armagh’, headquarters of the Initiatives of Change Organisation in Toorak and is non-residential.

Facilitator / Speaker

Jane Clark is a teacher, researcher and editor living in Oxford. She has been involved in the study of mysticism, particularly the work of the Andalusian philosopher/mystic Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabī, for nearly forty years. She has given many lectures and seminars on the subject both in the UK (University of Oxford, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, The Beshara Trust, Temenos Academy) and internationally, and is continuously engaged in research and translation of Ibn ‘Arabī’s writings. She has a special interest in the relevance of traditional teachings to contemporary thought; she was a founder editor of The Journal of Consciousness Studies and is currently editor of Beshara Magazine.

Booking & Fees

Numbers will be limited and the cost will include course material, lunches, morning and afternoon tea.

Beshara Australia makes loans available for students and applications are welcome.

For further information, please contact:
Rosemary Rule
Secretary, Beshara Australia
rosemary.rule@gmail.com

Course / Event location

Armagh, 226 Kooyong Rd, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia

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