Ego and Soul in Australian Experience
May 22

Ego and Soul in Australian Experience

$15.00 - $20.00
Date & Time
22 May 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
22 May 2024 6:30 PM

Ego and Soul in Australian Experience 

A presentation by Dr David Tacey

Wednesday 22 May  7 – 8:30 pm AEST 

ONLINE using Zoom - all registrants will be sent a link and login.

This event is free for current Eremos members.

Eremos is pleased to present this online event with David Tacey, a long-time friend and supporter of Eremos. 

It’s offered online to enable participants to join in from anywhere in Austrralia and beyond. 

David describes his presentation, Ego and Soul in Australian Experience 

"Some people say we will never be able to understand the Aboriginal Dreaming because it operates at a level of reality we cannot comprehend. I don’t agree with this statement and believe it may be possible for Westerners to understand the Dreaming, if we are prepared to do some inner work and shift our habitual patterns of thought.

The ego has become foundational to Western civilisation, and has brought with it many benefits, such as intellectual enlightenment and an explosion of knowledge. But it has been allowed to dominate the personality and society at great cost.

For indigenous cultures, however, the soul is more important than the ego. The soul values tradition above innovation, pattern thinking above technical thinking, and eternity above time. The development of the ego was available and possible for Aboriginal cultures, but they chose not to take this pathway.''

Cost: $20 or $15 early bird booked by 1 May
Eremos members are free. Registration is essential. 

Eremos members when logged in will be able to register free of charge. 

David photo

Professor David Tacey is a public intellectual, known in the arts, religious and psychotherapy communities. He is often invited to be keynote speaker at conferences and has been commissioned by international editors and publishers to write books and articles. He has published fourteen books and a hundred and fifty articles and chapters; some of his works have been translated into Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, French and Portuguese. He is a frequent commentator on radio and has appeared numerous times on television. 

David grew up in Alice Springs, central Australia, and has maintained a life-long interest in Aboriginal religions, indigenous health and wellbeing. His book Edge of the Sacred was a best-seller and attracted the interest of the Keating government. It was recommended by the poet Les Murray as a work which shaped the direction of Australian society. 

David’s first event with Eremos was a dinner seminar with the poet Les Murray in 1995 at the Steki Taverna Greek Restaurant in Newtown when he spoke about his new book at the time, Edge of the Sacred. In the years that have followed, he has written a further 13 books and led numerous events for Eremos.

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