A TRCME EVENT
This seminar on the philosophy and poetry of peace as articulated in
Iranian spirituality and philosophy, and Western spirituality and
metaphysics, is an important gathering during which we shall be comparing and contrasting the greatest thinkers of Western and Iranian history and asking whether their teachings and insights on peace cannot give us hope for a solution to the diplomatic and political crises affecting Western-Iranian relations.
Papers and contributions to this event are welcomed. If attendance not possible, please submit your paper or contribution to the email listed below.
Among the following topics will be considered:
Molla Sadra and Iranian Idealist Theosophy
Rumi and the Iranian dimensions of his life and thought
Hafiz and the Muses of Shiraz
Emerson and New England Transcendentalism
Platonism, Neo-Platonism and the theurgical tradition
Herodotus and the Persian-Greco Wars – Time For A Final Peace Treaty ?
European literature and poetry and Orientalism
Zoroastrianism and Druidry – ancient wisdom traditions
American New Age philosophy and Iranian theosophy
Sufism Ancient and Modern
Shi’ism and the Mystical roots of Imamate theology
Philosophy East and West – Iranian, European and American
Iranian Occidentalism: the discovery of the West in Persian thought
Judaism and its Iranian influences
Ahriman, Satan and Luicifer – a tale of three devils
The Messaiah and the Saoshyant – a tale of two myths
Iranian-Israeli- Western peacemaking initiatives
The Golden Gate Project and Apocalyptic Nuclearism – a tale of two choices
The evening will conclude with a poetry recital, to musical accompaniment, on
“Poetic peacemaking – can crazy wisdom save the planet?”
Taking place at the Castle of the Muses in Scotland, from 11 am to 7.30pm
See www.educationaid.net for further details.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
The host for the day is Dr Thomas Clough Daffern, Director of the
International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy