A practical exploration of the ideas of G I Gurdjieff

Spirituality in Traditional & Contemporary Culture

Octave is a companionable quest, a journey towards inaccessible places. It begins with the search for meaning through a more vivid engagement with life. 

We are touched by the convergence and interaction of culture and spirituality throughout history to the present day. 

An author, artist or musician is in search; to create, transmit ideas, affect atmosphere and mood, through a cultural medium. Does that search correspond at times to an inner search? 

How are inner and outer experiences, whether personal or global, translated into form? 

What relevance and empathy can we find in contemporary times with cultural artefacts from the past? 

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Forthcoming Event:

Health and the Self: from Hippocrates to the 21st Century
Saturday, April 5, 2014
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Price: GBP3.00/per person

In antiquity, from Greece to the Middle East, from India to China, there existed theories of health based on finding balance within the self and a respectful communion with Nature. Is 21st century medicine only concerned with curing disease by killing pathogens, removing tissue or tinkering with genes? Are ideas about the Self confined to psychiatry and religion? Have vital principles about health, which so interested our ancestors, been forgotten - overshadowed by the success of penicillin, the surgeon's knife and gene therapy?

Our guest speaker for this event is Dr Eleni Tsiompanou, the founder of Health-Being Institute, Eleni is a Physician specialising in Nutritional, Palliative and Integrative Medicine. She is an expert on Hippocrates and has a range of research and writing credits, including a well regarded and popular blog on health, diet and lifestyle: www.blog.healthbeing.co.uk

Details at: www.meetup.com/Octave

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