"Without any understanding of man's deep-seated urge to self-transcend, of his very reluctance to take the hard, ascending way, and his search for some bogus liberation either below or to one side of his personality, we cannot hope to make sense of our own particular period of history or indeed of history in general, of life as it was lived in the past and as it is lived today. For this reason I propose to discuss some of the more common Grace-substitutes, into which and by means of which men and women have tried to escape from the tormenting consciousness of being merely themselves. .... human beings have felt the radical inadequacy of their personal existence, the misery of being their insulated selves and not something else, something wider, something in Wordsworthian phrase, 'far more deeply interfused'." (Aldous
Huxley, "Appendix" from The Devils of Loudun, Penguin Books, 1971, 313f.)

Forthcoming Courses in 2018

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All Courses are held at Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks and include class notes.

Living! Not just Coping: A Contemplative Psychology for our Times
Presenter: Catherine Hammond BS in Ed, MA, MPh 
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, May 2 - 23
Cost: $144/person 

Developing Your Own Spirituality I
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, May 17 - June 7
Cost: $144/person

Beyond Hypocrisy: Saving the West from Itself
Presenter:  Winton Higgins PhD
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; June 12 - July 3
Cost: $144/person

Film Lectio II: To be Advised
Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, June 13 - 27
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, June 13 - 27
Cost: $30/person 

Music and Transformation Through the Hero’s Journey
Presenter: Patricia Hamilton, ALCM School of Music and Performing Arts
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, July 11 - Aug 1
Cost: $144/person

Developing Your Own Spirituality II
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Aug 2 - 23
Cost: $144/person

Praying the Psalms: “Still full of sap, still green”
Presenter: Bernard McGrath OSB
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; August 7 - 28
Cost: $144/ person

Film Lectio III: To be advised
Presenters: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Sept 12 - 26
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, Sept 12 - 26
Cost: $30/person

Development, Social Justice and Globalisation

Presenter: Joffre Balce M.Sc. Industrial Economics
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Sept 4 – 25 (dates to be confirmed)
Cost: 144/person

The Poetry of Grace IV
Presenter: Michael Griffith, PhD
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; Nov 7 - 28
Cost: 144/person

Developing Your Own Spirituality II
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, Nov 7 - 28
Cost: $144/person

Days of Silence and Solitude
When: To be advised
Where: “Nazareth”, Colo Heights
Cost:
$50/person



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