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Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra, PhD,
is the author of several international bestsellers, including Uncommon Wisdom, which features his extensive conversations with R. D. Laing. Fritjof’s latest work, co-authored by Pier Luigi Luisi, is The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision.

R.D. Laing in the Twenty-First Century: What is Love?

Jul 22 - 27, 2018 Begins in 5 months
with Fritjof Capra, Heather LaFace & Michael Guy Thompson

R.D. Laing devoted his career to exploring the nature of intimacy in both its emancipatory and demonic editions. In this year’s workshop, we will focus on one of Laing’s favorite themes: the nature of love. We will explore the various kinds of love including erotic, spiritual, and sacrificial, and the variety of contexts in which we encounter it. We will ask, how does love manifest in the therapy relationship? Does love heal or drive us mad? In what measure does a broken heart result in neurotic or extreme states? What is the relation between love and happiness?

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