The Power Of Music

Steve is giving a talk / seminar exploring the power of music as an agent of personal and collective transformation.

Hosted by the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust

Thursday 10th June 2021.  6 – 8.30pm (UK time = UTC + 1. ONLINE)

To book, click here. Places are limited.

This seminar is for anyone interested in music (particularly choral and ‘spiritual’ music), the arts in general, and psychology/spirituality.  Musicians, composers, people who sing in choirs and choir directors are welcome, as well as those with an interest in Psychosynthesis (personally or professionally) or Ken Wilber’s Integral Model.

You can watch Steve give a brief introduction to the seminar in this YouTube video.

What is the seminar about?

We are at a time in history when humanity needs to act ‘in concert’ as never before, when we need more individuals to act from a place of inspiration in service of humanity and the earth.

We will explore the power that music has as a catalyst: for individuals to embrace their highest potentials; and for cultural transformation from national identities to human and ‘earth’ identity.

Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis, wrote eloquently in ‘Psychosynthesis: A Manual Of Principles And Techniques’ about the powerful part that music can play in spiritual, collective and cosmic Psychosynthesis. We will explore all three.

Steve will talk briefly about music as a catalyst for individual spiritual Psychosynthesis, and collective Psychosynthesis – especially the shift to an ‘earth’ culture which transcends and includes national cultures.

We will listen to a few movements from Steve’s new choral composition, ‘Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio’ which evoke the sense of the earth’s evolution, and we humans as the earth evolved and evolving: music which evokes the sense of humanity as a unity-in-diversity; likewise the earth. (We recommend using good quality speakers/headphones if possible, for the best experience of the music.)

In breakout groups and in the whole group we will discuss the impact of listening to the music; and the role music plays currently, and could play, as a spiritual catalyst in our personal and professional lives, and in cultural transformation.

We will compile a list of participants’ favourite inspiring spiritual and ‘one world’ music.

This workshop will bring a focus to the role music plays, and could play, in both your personal and professional life as an agent of psycho-spiritual transformation.

Do you listen, or dance, to music as a conscious spiritual practice? If you work with people, do you use music in your professional practice? If you work on a collective level, do you use music as an agent of collective cultural transformation?

Please send Steve an email (steve ‘at’ stevebanks.info) if you have any questions about the seminar.