- February 19, 2017
- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This day-long workshop is for those who wish to develop their abilities to become effective writers. It is most helpful to the writer who seeks to be read and comprehended by an audience of readers who are intelligent and well-informed, but who may not yet know what you, the writer, have come to understand.
We live in a time of extraordinary urgency, when it is no exaggeration to say that the future of the planet and of humanity is at stake. For anyone who might know something that could improve the situation, it is important that this be articulated so as to be fully received, and even acted upon. Writing in the service of such a goal involves the cultivation of certain skills, disciplines, and habits as well as other capacities of a more psychological nature.
This workshop is especially valuable for those who wish to commit themselves to the life of writing as an intellectual and artistic journey that is also, in some sense, a spiritual path.
Richard Tarnas, PhD, is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at CIIS. He teaches courses in cultural history, archetypal studies, depth psychology, history of philosophy, and religious evolution. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern that became both a bestseller and a widely used text in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods.