WORKSHOP: A Parzival Experience

A Parzival Experience:

Considering relationships in the modern world

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Presented by Rev. Michaël Merle

  • Have you ever wondered as to the significance of certain relationships in your life?
  • What difference have certain people had in the unfolding of your destiny?
  • What can we learn about how we relate to others and to ourselves?

This five day personal-development workshop will take a close look at the relationships to self, others and our destiny at hand of the twelfth century story of Parzival, an Arthurian knight. The tale will be placed in a context of the time in which it was written, and then as the story unfolds, questions and reflections of the elements of modern relationships unfold. We will experience how, through this story, we become fully revealed to ourselves. We will explored this unfolding through artistic activities and conversations.

The workshop will cover the whole story as recorded by Wolfram von Eschenbach, and enter into a reading of it appropriate to our times and to adult relationships in the twenty-first century in South Africa.

PRESENTER: Michaël Merle
Michaël Merle is a priest in The Christian Community, Movement for Religious Renewal. For twenty-one years he was involved in Waldorf Education as a high school teacher, teacher trainer and training coordinator. Michaël’s relationship to the Pazival story and to biographical stories goes back nearly forty years. This area was significant in Michaël’s studies in philosophy, theology and comparative religion in developing an understanding of the individual story of each human being within the context of the universal tale of humanity.

Venue: The Christian Community, ​46 Dover Street corner Pine Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg
Dates: 27 April – 30 April and 2 May 2022
Time: 09h00 to 16h15
Cost: R 2 000 for all 5 days

Note: Registration through The Christian Community office required (with a 50% deposit), and the workshop requires a bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee and biscuits provided. All art materials will also be provided.

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