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24th International EUROTAS Conference: CREATIVE BRIDGES

Embodied consciousness, psyche & soul in research and practice

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4-8 SEPTEMBER 2024
OXFORD, UK

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24th International EUROTAS Conference: CREATIVE BRIDGES

About the EUROTAS Conference

“Creative bridges” are spaces where we transcend the restrictive and regressive forces that confront us in what is clearly a transitional age. By forging new connections, we create paths that may lead us wisely into the next phase of cultural and spiritual evolution.

Bridges lie at the core of our work as practitioners, researchers, and scholars. We bridge across cultures, across academic disciplines, between the science and practice of spirituality. We draw on ancient spiritual, mystical, and shamanic traditions, forging bridges to contemporary inquiry in areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, ecology, and the study of consciousness – to name but a few! Our visions for this conference include bridges into the future, that we might pass on to coming generations wiser and more wholesome ways of being in community with one another and with all life on earth. We bridge between theory and practice, weaving holistic and transpersonal insights into the quest to nurture social and cultural change, to evolve our humanity beyond individualistic, mechanistic, and egocentric values.

In convening this conference, we aim to enable transdisciplinary dialogue, bringing transpersonal psychology into fertile connection with allied disciplines, nurturing the wellbeing and flourishing of humanity in relationship to nature: our deeper nature and nature at large. Only by dwelling in, re-evaluating, and re-imagining our relationships can we evolve new visions and pathways that will feel authentic and credible in our contemporary contexts. At this time of uncertainty and transition, we offer the EUROTAS 2024 conference as an incubator of new possibilities, a gathering to showcase what is new and vibrant—in research, in ways of practice, and in performance.

Come … participate in Creative Bridges 2024 and together we can build this gateway, a space for dreaming and shared emergence!

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Welcome from Host

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The Alef Trust is delighted to welcome you to the 24th International EUROTAS Conference in the magnificent city of Oxford, UK. Our multicultural team of volunteers will be available to help you ease into the event. We look forward to sharing the transformative energy that Alef Trust has brought to the transpersonal world in its first ten years!

  • Join us in September 2024 to share your visions of what is new and vibrant in research, in ways of practice, and in applied transformative perspectives around the world.
  • Connect with other leading thinkers and practitioners, both in transpersonal psychology and in cognate areas, who will be presenting their work, and focusing on the creative bridges they see as crucial to our future.
  • Immerse yourself in featured panel discussions, workshops and individual papers, as well as social and cultural events.
  • Contribute to stimulating networking and the sparking of new ideas.
  • Participate in the energy for exploration and spiritual renewal for our times.

In partnership with the Transpersonal Psychology section of the British Psychological Society, Scientific & Medical Network and further collaborations tbc.

Conference Tracks

We’re planning to have eight tracks in the conference:

Consciousness & embodiment track. EUROTAS 2024

Consciousness
& embodiment

Transformative education track. EUROTAS 2024

Transformative
education

Transpersonal psychology & the renewal of sacred traditions track. EUROTAS 2024

Transpersonal psychology & the renewal of sacred traditions* 

Therapeutic, creative & healing paths track. EUROTAS 2024

Therapeutic, creative
& healing paths

Inner work & social change track. EUROTAS 2024

Inner work &
social change

Ecopsychology & spirituality track. EUROTAS 2024

Ecopsychology
& spirituality

Psychedelic renaissance track. EUROTAS 2024

Psychedelic
renaissance

Transpersonal research praxis track. EUROTAS 2024

Transpersonal
research praxis

* A symposium on Transpersonal Psychology will be offered by the Transpersonal Psychology section of the British Psychological Society.

Each track will showcase original papers, workshops, and panel discussions. If you have something to contribute in one or more of these areas, or if you simply want to learn and engage with like-minded people, then we hope to see you at Creative Bridges 2024 in Oxford!

Welcome to Oxford

The conference venue is located at the heart of Oxford’s city centre and epitomises the grandeur of Victorian architecture. With sweeping Italian marble staircases, intricate wooden carvings, and original fireplaces, this Grade II listed building is a testament to artistry and craftsmanship. Beyond its aesthetic allure, the venue holds immense cultural significance, and has served as a hub for University events since 1882.

We will be using several rooms including the magnificent South Schools main hall, and can enjoy the open green space of the surrounding courtyard to relax between sessions in the special September atmosphere. 

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Conference accommodation will be available at New College Oxford, a short walk from the conference venue. We have negotiated special group rates for single and double rooms, most with en-suite facilities. This is a perfect option for those who choose to gather in community by sharing accommodation with most of the conference attendees.

The impressive architecture of New College is a stunning blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, with intricately carved stone facades, soaring spires, and a majestic (and magical) quadrangle that contains the famous Cloisters where Harry Potter was filmed!

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