these times of crises and uncertainties impacting our personal and community
lives, we seek to transform and overcome old structures,
inside and outside of ourselves. Claudio Naranjo's approaches to holistic
and harmonious human development might help us make sense of what is
happening within us and around us, and creatively seize the opportunities
that this crisis offers for a new consciousness.
Although the virtual space cannot replace face-to-face, digital technology
offers myriad possibilities. With this in mind, we propose making the
most of the virtual realm to make Naranjo's differentiated approaches
available to a larger audience to learn about new ideas and to explore
paths of development together with others who are also committed to transformation.
In this seminar, Maria Grazia Cecchini, a long-time collaborator of Claudio
Naranjo in many countries, will explore with participants the different
levels of self-knowledge. Starting with the question of what "self" actually
is, she will show that "knowing oneself" goes beyond becoming aware of
everyday behaviors, attitudes, and automatisms, as well as psychological
defense mechanisms. To (know) oneself in-depth means to discover our
true nature in all its vitality and capacity for love, that can manifest
itself in our relationships and can be cultivated. When we embark on
this path, we also get to know the other, or learn to recognize him or
her as a human being again, and can thus begin to feel the interconnectedness
between all living beings.
Throughout the three evenings, participants will: