In the next RSA talk Professor Guy Claxton explores spirituality’s embodied nature. Though accounts are clad in all kinds of cultural tropes, its essence appears to lie in a spontaneous, and usually fleeting, transformation of bodily awareness. People describe a dissolution of separateness and loss of agitation, and report feeling suffused with energy, brightness and open-hearted concern. Professor Claxton will discuss how new insights from the science of embodied cognition can help to make sense of this perceptual shift.
Speaker: Guy Claxton, Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of the Learning Sciences, University of Winchester.
Chair: Jonathan Rowson, Director, Social Brain Centre, RSA
26th Nov 2013; 18:30