RSA Talk – On Being Touched and Moved: why spirituality is really about the body

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