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The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul with Anne Baring

Anne will give a talk on her widely acclaimed book: The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul. This is the story of a multi-layered quest to understand the causes of human suffering and to reconnect with a deeper reality than the one we inhabit in this physical dimension of experience. It seeks to answer the questions: “Who are we?” and “Why are we here, on this planet?”

It is offered to those who are looking for something beyond the superficial values of our culture, who may be disillusioned with religious and secular belief systems as currently presented, and who question political values which are deeply mired in the pursuit of power. It is written with two voices: one the voice of a personal quest and the other which explores the historical and psychological causes that have brought into being our present view of reality. Significantly, and in the context of current ecological and social challenges, Anne recognizes the urgent need to heal the split between spirit and matter, and for the return of the feminine. She calls for a radical and urgent transformation in our attitude to, and relationship with, the planet.

Speaker: Anne Baring

Anne Baring (MA Oxon, Ph.D (hons) is a Jungian analyst, author and co-author of seven books, including, with Jules Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image, and with Dr Scilla Elworthy, Soul Power: an agenda for a conscious humanity. Anne’s work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of the communion between us and the invisible dimension of the cosmos that is the source or ground of all that we call ‘life’.

The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul can be purchased from


Host: Sally & Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, The Fintry Trust. There will be time for Q & A towards the end of the session. The session will be by Pro Zoom invitation and will be recorded.

Ticket: Make a Donation (suggested price £10). Proceeds go towards the educational work of the Fintry Trust.

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Thursday 09 July 2020


10:00 am - 11:00 am



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