Leeds academic appearing at music and philosophy festival
Dr Steve Taylor, a senior lecturer in Psychology in Leeds School of Social Sciences and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, will be taking part in panels and talks at the weekend-long event at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath.
He will be doing a talk on spiritual enlightenment or spiritual awakening as he explains: “These are usually associated with spiritual traditions like Buddhism or Taoism, but my approach is to take it out of the context of those traditions and treat it from a neutral psychological perspective.
“To me the term ‘spiritual’ has nothing to do with religion. My talk is based on my recent book ‘The Leap’ which looks at what is means to be enlightened or spiritually awakened.”
Dr Taylor will also be taking part in a debate about thinking and will be sharing his view that over-thinking or constant mind-chatter is one of human beings’ greatest problems, and that we should think much less than we do.
The HowTheLightGetsIn London 2022 Festival takes place at Kenwood House from 1-2 October. For more information, please visit https://howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/london/festival-passes