Invitation to the Spiritual Café-Durham Experience, Sunday, May 6th
What Does It Mean to Be Human? What Does It Mean to Be Divine?
Join us for an energizing and spiritually enlightening discussion about “what truly makes us human and what makes us Divine” at our Global Center for Spiritual Awakening’s Spiritual Café-Durham Experience, from 10:30 to 12 noon on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at our Durham headquarters (1405 Autumn Ridge Drive, Durham, NC – our house).
Some of the most fundamental questions that are increasingly facing sociologists, psychologists, geneticists, evolutionists, embryologists, bioethicists, spiritual and religious organizations, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and transhumanists alike are questions like: “What does it mean to be human?” — “What consists the act of being human?” — “Is our humanity a ‘bodily’ humanity or is it something more than that?” Where does the concept of our Divine Nature come into play — and what impact do the answers to these questions have on our spiritual enrichment?
Here’s a great quote to think about: Being human means asking questions about being human and then living under the impact of the answers received. However, being human also means asking more questions about those answers. (Paul Tillich)
If you get a chance this week, check out this YouTube: the World Science Festivals’ panel representing a variety of disciplines such as neuroscience, anthropology, and genomics — all sharing their views on this surprisingly difficult question — ‘What does it mean to be human?’ It’s an hour and a half presentation, but well worth the time, and worth seeing before we meet. (It even has a lively discussion of ‘free will’ which ties in with a topic we have discussed previously.)
We believe when you meet with us on Sunday and discuss the implications of those age old universal questions about who and what we are, you’ll discover how controversial the ‘human concept’ is and why it continues to intrigue those who want to bring more civility, love, peace, and altruism to what we can collectively define as what it means to be human.
We’ll discover what our REAL biological differences are with the other members of our primate family, how ‘related’ we are with plants, what our genome says about us, and how we will be able to ‘define and protect’ our humanness in the future!
You might want to come up with your own brainstormed ideas about a definition of what you believe it means to be human. And get ready — You’ll hear our MetaSpiritual perspective on what it means to be human, which integrates current science with an esoteric explanation that will astound you! And we have a powerful quote to share with you, created by our own Rev. Bil!
Looks like we’ll have a lot to talk about and playfully examine together as we compare our human thoughts, knowledge, beliefs and imaginations with each other. We hope you’ll join us for a highly informative discussion on Sunday, May 6th at GCSA Headquarters. Bring a snack if you want – we’ll supply the coffee, tea and hot chocolate, water, and cold drinks – and plenty of ‘soul food’ for discussion!