DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World

DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:30
Personal Growth
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Launch event for Steve's new book, DisConnected

In this launch event for his new book, DisConnected, Steve Taylor explains how human goodness – including qualities like compassion, altruism and justice – is related to connection. 

Conversely, what we think of as ‘evil’ is related to a sense of separation, resulting in a lack of empathy and a desire for power. Steve suggests that connection is fundamental to human beings. Our sense of separation is superficial and aberrational.

As Steve’s philosophy of panspiritism  suggests,  human consciousness is a manifestation of a more fundamental universal consciousness. When we experience our interconnection, we feel empathy and compassion, which leads to altruism The main goal of spiritual practices and paths is to transcend separateness and attune to our fundamental oneness.

In this way, spiritual development is intimately linked to altruism and social justice. Steve will include meditations and poems to illustrate the reality and the power of connection.

About the speaker, Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor PhD is the author of 15 books on psychology and spirituality, and is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is a past chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. His books include DisConnected, Extraordinary Awakenings, The Clear Light, and The Leap. He regularly appears in the media in the UK, including on Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day and the BBC World Service. Eckhart Tolle descibes his work as "an important contribution to the shift in consciousness happening on our planet at present."

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