The next Integral European Conference will be in person, in Hungary, 25-29 May 2022. The IEC conferences are the largest gatherings of Integral thinkers and practitioners from all around the globe. I have presented and participated in three, and they were all wonderful, extraordinary, inspiring events. I can’t recommend them highly enough if you are interested in Integral, and want to meet some amazing, inspiring people from all around the world. The IEC conferences are not just ‘talk, talk’: they very deliberately engage on all levels – body, mind, heart, soul, spirit – which makes for a fantastic collective ‘vibe’!
For me, the IEC conferences are a tangible, and very inspiring experience of the unity-in-diversity that is the Earth. I really experience people transcending and including their national identities. At the last online conference, found myself entering a heightened state of consciousness, just as I did at IEC 2020 and 2018 in Hungary.
I have presented a number of times at IEC, including sessions about my Blue Pearl oratorio. The next IEC, 25-29 May 2022, is just a week and a half after the world premiere of Blue Pearl. I am really hoping that many people from the global Integral community will come to the concert, which will be streamed live online from the physical concert in London. So, hopefully people at IEC will still be buzzing from hearing the Blue Pearl world premiere!
Support for the world premiere of ‘Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio‘
I am seeking support for the world premiere of Blue Pearl, which is going to be on 14.5.2022. ‘Support’ could mean financial, and/or helping me spread the word about the world premiere concert.
This is, I believe, the first major choral work conveying Integral Spirituality, and the ‘Integral’ approach in general.
If you would like to lend your support, in any way, big or small, please subscribe to the Blue Pearl e-newsletter on the Contact page; and please take a look at this page, which has suggestions for ways you can help me to bring Blue Pearl into the world, 9 years after it was first conceived (I wrote it between 2013 and 2019). You can listen to the demo recording of Blue Pearl on this page.
At IEC 2020 I presented on ‘The Power of Integral Music’, which included participants talking about a piece of music that they thought was integral, or was very inspiring for them. Here is the ‘playlist’ of those inspiring pieces of music:
Tavener/Bjork Prayer of the Heart. *** Edde wedder nusrat : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b33vOZKcS0. *** Mike Scott – The Waterboys *** Zazie-Zen (song) *** “Midnight Moonlight” by The Firm *** Allegri’s Misereri, Jimi Hendrix Turn the Tides, Lisa Gerrard – everything she does *** The Brandenburg Concertos – Bach *** Enzo Enzo- Juste quelqu’un de bien *** Edde wedder nusrat : Nusrat fateh ali Khan & Eddie Vedder – The Long Road *** Leonard Cohen *** Nessun Dorma from the Opera Turandot *** Air on the G String – by J S Bach *** Illumination by Jennifer Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEw629Bp7vU *** BTS – Epiphany *** Eric Whitacre – Lux Aurumque *** Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet *** Beethoven violin concerto in D major *** Olafur Arnalds *** Edde wedder nusrat : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b33vOZKcS0 *** Goldberg Variations… Bach – Glenn Gould second recording *** Within you without you – the Beatles *** “Memphis Soul Stew”
2018 was my first IEC conference, in Hungary, before Covid hit. It one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life (and I have had a quite a few extraordinary experiences!). I ran a workshop (‘Demystifying Mysticism‘) and gave two presentations, one on Integral Music, and one titled ‘Integral Hearth: Towards A Collective Integral Practice‘.
If you are at all interested in Integral – whether you know anything about it yet or not – do consider attending the online IEC Conference in May 2022. They are life changing events, and you will meet wonderful, creative people from all around the world.