Contemporary holistic centers are emerging all over the world to accommodate those seeking a more spiritual journey or those searching for deeper insight into the nature of the world. Ralph White visits Vail to discuss his adventures in South America and Eastern Tibet, and his leadership in two of the Eastern United States’ centers of holistic learning – the Omega Institute in Upstate New York and the New York Open Center in Manhattan.
From childhood on the Irish sea of Wales through adolescence in the gritty world of industrial Northern England, to participation on both sides of the Atlantic in the counterculture and birth of the holistic movement, White’s life has been a quest to find the secrets of life and share them. A pioneer of the consciousness movement, he has directed a 21-year conference series known as Esoteric Quests on rediscovering the lost spiritual history of the West. He is the author of a new memoir “The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning.” He taught the first accredited course in holistic learning at New York University and directs The Art of Dying Conferences.
In Vail, White discusses his own in-depth and international exploration of the holistic movement, spiritual journey, the stunning legacies of philosophers such as Rudolf Steiner and others, and how this relates to life in the West.
6:30 reception, 7 p.m. program