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Presentation: Meaning in a Mass Consumer World with Kristina Dryza

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA 280 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Our June presentation will analyse the archetypes at play in a fragmented consumer society, the new currencies of exchange and symbols of wealth, while also investigating the loss of soul and the role traditional wisdom frameworks will play in the future.

Among the many significant shapers of cultural forces is the archetypal realm. These archetypal energetic companions live through us in the physical world by influencing our rituals, symbols, emotions and behaviours. As occurs within critical phases of cultural and societal development, we’re presently in a state of transition, a liminal phase. Forces of disintegration and integration occur simultaneously; redundant physical, political-cultural structures crumble as the world psyche merges.

Many people often want the world explained in flat, simple narrative, but it’s the subtle yet rich, archetypal realm – accessed through attentive, active, engaged contemplation – that can lead one to clarity. When fruitfully engaged, this holographic universe can lead us beyond the ensnaring 2D web of social media self-reinforcement with all its flat stereotypes and clichés.

Some of the archetypal patterns influencing the fabric of our daily life are the addict, victim and guru, but what will the world look like in coming decades when, alternatively, there’s a collective convergence of the patterning of the humanitarian, rebel and visionary?

Kristina will dive into these six archetypes and investigate how they’re influencing new currencies of exchange and symbols of wealth, as well as the role traditional wisdom frameworks will play in the future.

Kristina Dryza is listed as one of the world’s top female futurists and is also a published author. Kristina is frequently asked to present on her specialism: pattern recognition, rhythms, seasons and cycles and their impact on creativity, innovation and leadership.

Preferred payment by Cash or Cheque. No need to book.
Just pay at the door. Everybody welcome.

Date: 9th June 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
Concession $20

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by CAPA, PACFA and ACA for this presentation.