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Details of the programmes and introduction of the Speakers are listed below. Peter is a corporate logo designer and taught in a university before, but he is more a mystic deeply interested in nature. He will talk about the colour research of Goethe and some of his findings along this line.
THE TAO AND WESTERN SPIRITUAL SCIENCE
A lecture by guest speaker
Peter von Zezschwitz
Date: 25-1-2006 (Wed)
Venue: HKUGA Premises, 21/F, No. 1 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan.
Fees: $20 for members; $50 for non-members
About the speaker and the series of lecture/video presentation
Peter, designer/artist is one of the few early students of the Hamburg-Altona Waldorf School in the early 30's. Now a Senior Designer with extensive experience in Corporate Design projects, he was Project Designer for the Ontario and Federal pavilions at Expo’67 in Montreal. He founded the Macintosh lab at Georgian College in Barrie where he taught Design and related subjects for 21 years.
He had many speaking engagements, notably the award-winning “On the Other Side of the Rainbow” which he gave twice at York University in Toronto. Main interests are Dr. Rodolf Steiner’s Spiritual Science (which he called the “Science of the Grail”), the Qabbalah, an esoteric Mystery tradition which expressed profound Cosmic Wisdom through the 78 cards of the Tarot deck of which 52 remained to be used today in our well-known playing cards with their simplified symbols. His Grail Studies found him giving talks and workshops on Waldorf Education in Canada, the US, Hong Kong and in Mainland China (Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Shanghai).
With his sharpened sense for the Nature Beings, known by both Western and Eastern traditions, the speaker will endeavour to bring to us the inspiration of the TAO which will help us to understand the divine nature of our children and help us to raise and educate them without depriving them of their childhood creativity. This series of lectures/video presentations will introduce Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s educational method.
THE LIVING GRAIL: GOETHE’S COLOUR RESEARCH AND THE TAO
The Grail as a Western imagination of the Chalice with the Blood of the crucified Christ turn out to be much older. It mysteriously corresponds to the Ying-Yang principle of the TAO. It is for that reason that the speaker has chosen as his Grail illustration a censor, which was found in the Hebei Province, now located in a Museum in Mensheng, China. In the ancient Tarot cards, the Chalice plays a very important role. German poet/scientist Goethe also shows the presence of TAO in his colour research.
THE LIVING GRAIL: THE APPRECIATION OF THE TAO PRINCIPLE IN GOETHE'S COLOUR RESEARCH AND THE TAO – PART TWO
Everyone knows that without light, darkness remains. German poet/scientist Geothe further points out that without darkness, light also remains. He also claims that colours are the interplay between the 2 polarities of light and darkness. That corresponds to the Taoist principle of everything originates from the polarities in the world. We will use prisms to examine his interesting and revolutionary ideas. We will experience the proof of the validity of his research by following his own procedure of observation by directly juxtaposing his with those of Sir Isaac Newton in the most convincing manner.