viernes, 8 de abril de 2011

KEN WILBER, MARÍA MAGDALENA Y LA HERMANDAD DE LOS INICIADOS

Ken Wilber, filósofo y escritor internacionalmente conocido, fundador de la Psicología Integral, participará los próximos días 6 y 7 de mayo de 2011 en un íntimo diálogo sobre María Magdalena y el Camino del Amor en el Cristianismo, con la Dra. Cynthia Bourgeault, eminente estudiosa del Cristianismo contemplativo, fundadora de la Aspen Wisdom School (Escuela de Sabiduría del Álamo) y autora del libro titulado The Meaning of Mary Magdalene (El significado de María Magdalena). 

Esta noticia me llega justo cuando estoy presentando mi último libro La Hermandad de los Iniciados, donde, entre otros aspectos, profundizo en el significado de María Magdalena para el Cristianismo desde mi propia experiencia con lo divino femenino (véase mi ensayo Feminismo y Autorrealización), alejándome de las teorías conspiranoicas o feministas, tan en boga. Sin despojarle de los méritos que El Código da Vinci, de Dan Brown, o la Cena Secreta, de Javier Sierra,  sin duda poseen, por lo general, el personaje de María Magdalena, fundamental en el mito cristiano, ha sido muy mal comprendido. Y lo ha sido, entre otros motivos, porque no se ha accedido, en la mayoría de las obras, a la Fuente de la cual brota todo verdadero Conocimiento: el Alma

Para mí, esta coincidencia de actos creativos, esta sincronicidad entre la temática de mi libro y el evento integral sobre María Magdalena y el Camino cristiano del Amor consciente, no es, desde luego, azarosa. En cierto modo, estamos siendo convocados por el arquetipo de la Hermandad, de la Comunidad, a realizar la pauta del Amor. Y ese es el centro desde el que dimana mi novela, La Hermandad de los Iniciados. Fíjense en los problemas que está acarreando la persistencia de la pauta opuesta, la pauta de desunión y desintegración: la Caída de las Torres Gemelas, como símbolo de la muerte de los principios egocéntricos que sustentan la mayoría de las relaciones de pareja; o el reciente tsunami en Japón y el subsecuente accidente nuclear. La energía nuclear proviene de una fisión, es decir, de una escisión nuclear. Los alquimistas definían el modo en que se debía proceder para realizar la gran Obra, es decir, la obtención de la piedra filosofal, del oro no vulgar, como un "solve et coagula". O sea, como una separación, una diferenciación, una fisión, primero, para, posteriormente, proceder a la fusión, a la unificación de los contrarios diferenciados, por medio de la pauta fundamental del Amor.  

Os dejo los datos del evento Integral, para quienes estéis interesados.


If you only attend one Integral Life event in 2011, you won't want to miss Ken Wilber and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault on May 6th and 7th at the Boulder Integral Center as they take a deep dive into the mystery of Mary Magdalene and the uniquely Christian path of conscious love.
Forget the da Vinci code. The real meaning of Mary Magdalene will astonish you. Pre-eminent contemplative Christian scholar, Cynthia Bourgeault, argues for a radical revisioning of this mysterious woman in her new book, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene. Join us Friday night as Cynthia lays out her powerful, practical vision of the heart of the Christian path.
Then Saturday afternoon Cynthia dialogues with Ken Wilber about the role of relationships in the spiritual journey. If you're one of the thousands touched by Ken's heartbreaking and bestselling book, Grace and Grit, or if you're curious about the myriad ways intimacy and spirituality can intertwine, don't miss this rare dialogue. You'll never see Christianity—or intimate relationships—in the same way. This event will sell out, so don't delay!
The Many Meanings of Mary Magdalene
with Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault
Friday, May 6
7pm-9:30pm
Discover the transformative wisdom embodied in this mysterious, often misunderstood feminine figure at the heart of Christianity. Far beyond sensationalized conspiracy theories or pabulum reclamation of the feminine, Rev. Bourgeault's intriguing portrait of Mary Magdalene recognizes her distinct yet intertwined roles as Jesus' disciple, apostle, and intimate beloved. Mary Magdalene's unique contributions to spirituality invite us all to discover a revolutionary path of transformation through love. Cynthia will explore topics including the relationship between Jesus and Mary, meditation, kenosis (self-emptying love), and the uniquely Christian non-dual wisdom practice path.
An Intimate Conversation
between Cynthia Bourgeault and Ken Wilber
Saturday, May 7
1pm-4pm
We're thrilled to present these two intellectual heavyweights and spiritual teachers in conversation about their own beloved relationships. Cynthia and Ken have both personally experienced intimate relationships that forever shifted their spiritual practice. Cynthia's relationship with a Trappist monk, Brother Raphael, taught her how to embody a living Christian contemplative path; Ken's account of his loving relationship with his wife, Treya, as she succumbed to cancer has touched millions in his book, Grace and Grit. By wedding the spiritual and the intimate, not only do these relationships have striking parallels to each other, they also embody the relational path of love modeled by Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The most radical claim of this path of conscious love is that it's open to all. Please join us for this rare and intimate exploration.
Cost
Early Bird
$120 — Full Weekend - Lecture and Saturday Event
$40 — Friday evening lecture with Rev. Bourgeault
$100 — Saturday conversation with Rev. Bourgeault and Ken Wilber
After April 21st
$150 — Full weekend - Lecture and Saturday Event
$50 — Friday evening lecture with Rev. Bourgeault
$120 — Saturday conversation with Rev. Bourgeault and Ken Wilber



The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault is the founder and principal teacher of the Aspen Wisdom School as well as a founding director and the principal teacher for the Contemplative Society. Cynthia is the author of seven books, most recently The Meaning of Mary Magdalene. An Episcopal priest and international retreat and conference leader, Cynthia is passionately committed to recovering the Christian contemplative path and has worked closely with Fr. Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Fr. Bruno Barnhart, and other Christian contemplative masters, as well as in Sufism and the Christian inner traditions.
Ken Wilber is an internationally acknowledged leader and the preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive. Some of his more popular books includeIntegral Spirituality; No BoundaryGrace and Grit; and Sex, Ecology, Spirituality. Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Institute, Inc., and the co-founder of Integral Life.



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