The first time Steve presented the seminar, it was hosted by the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust.
If you are interested in hosting this seminar or workshop, please get in touch with Steve (email: steve ‘at’ stevebanks.info).
The 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.
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.
What is involved?
The seminar and workshop are a mixture of Steve presenting with slides; experiential – listening or moving to music to evoke and identify with different states of consciousness; and debriefing and discussion.
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.)
If the seminar is online, people can move to the music if they wish. If the seminar or workshop is in a physical space, then this experiential part will involve moving to the music, in order to embody different states of consciousness.
We will discuss the impact of listening (or moving) 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 sacred / transformational 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?