Jean Gebser Society conference at Monterey Institute
- When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: Morse Building, Montere Institute, Monterey
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Community, Lectures
Take a trip into your own unconscious, or at least the Swiss philosopher/linguist/poet Jean Gebser's idea of consciousness. Scholars from around the world gather to present on Gebser's (1905–1973) notion of the five structures of consciousness: archaic, magical, mythic, mental and integral. If that's too theoretical, attend a talk on something more specific like Pythagorean math, Spanish literature, or solving the conflict in Afghanistan through Gebser's perspective. Two dozen experts talk about ideas and the mind and how to apply Gebser's thought framework to contemporary life. For starters, slow down and enjoy a weekend of Socratic intellectual debate. "Anyone seeking to avoid, overcome, or outrun time—time misconceived as divider and destroyer—has failed at the outset," Gebser wrote. [SR]
Noon-6pm Fri, 8am-6pm Sat, 8am-noon Sun. Monterey Institute Morse Building, 426 Van Buren St., room B104, Monterey. By donation. 236-1002, www.gebser.org