The Hidden Depths of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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Date & Time

Sat, Dec 03 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Address (map)

Concord House, 1407 Chapala St.

Venue (website)

Institute of World Culture

Seminar: The Hidden Depths of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, December 3, 2022
1:00 – 3:30 pm (PT)
This is an in-person event
Concord House, 1407 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
Presenter: Marlin Roehl

East and West are no more than names. Human beings are the same everywhere. He who wants to will conduct himself with decency . . . . If we look into the future, is it not a heritage that we have to leave posterity, that all the different races commingle and produce a civilization that perhaps the world has not yet seen? ~ M. K. Gandhi

It has been said that William Shakespeare created modern character. Indeed, Shakespeare looked backward and forward and, most importantly, deeply inward such that he was, in the medium of time, a preserver, destroyer, and creator. Most importantly, with masterly negative capability–selfless, egoless pathos and insight–William Shakespeare transcended even that triad to discover and express so graciously and wonderfully the “vitalizing, energizing, and ever-presiding Spirit,” eternal Parabrahm, the binding substratum of all races and cultures. In this seminar, we hope to do justice to Gandhi and Shakespeare, our masterful teachers, and our community by exploring the literary aesthetics, interwoven historical threads, and metaphysical principles that make A Midsummer Night’s Dream a reality.

This is an in-person event. There is no need to register and masks are optional inside the building.


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