The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul
September 15th – 22nd, 2018
A week dedicated to studying largely unpublished material by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.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.
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 Jane will cover extracts from four of the five sections of this long work, using much material which is as yet unpublished.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:
Secretary, Beshara Australia
Course / Event location
Armagh, 226 Kooyong Rd, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia
October 6th – 7th, 2018
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, UK.
A residential weekend studying one of the major works of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. Facilitated by the co-translator Cecilia Twinch.
September 22, 2018 (1–4pm)
The October Gallery, London, UK
The last in the current series of study afternoons. This seminar will present excerpts from the chapter on ‘The Wisdom of the Prophecy in the Word of Jesus’ from Ibn ‘Arabi’s seminal work, Fusus al-Hikam.
September 19–23, 2018
Scottish Borders, UK
A five-day study tour in the North of England led by Katherine Tiernan, author of ‘Place of Repose; a tale of St Cuthbert’s last journey’.