The Battle of Science and Spirituality in the Western World
Discover the scientist and romantic within
Jeff Carreira
with Jeff Carreira
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

7:30pm to 9:00pm US Eastern time.

In-Person or Virtually


In the development of Western history we see evidence that seems to show that there exists two different types of human temperaments. One is romantic, artistic, and spiritual, the other is factual, logical, and scientific – and they often see things very differently. In this presentation and discussion you will discover how at the very start of Western philosophy a fundamental division was set in place because Plato was a dreamer, and his student Aristotle was a scientist. This split in our psyche propagated through the entire history of Western philosophy and now in modern times we see it in the deep-seated clash between science and religion.

Join this event held live at The Aligned Center and streamed online via zoom video conferencing, to take a fascinating journey through some of the ways that human beings have attempted to understand what we know, how we know it, and why it matters. You will see that inside yourself you have both a scientist and a romantic. One that is a champion of the supremacy of facts gained through objective evidence, and one that trusts their own inner revelations and creative impulses above anything else.


Jeff Carreira
Co-Founder & Director of Education, Emergence Education
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Venue: The Aligned Center,
1 Bridge St #64, Irvington, NY

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The Battle of Science and Spirituality offers a brief and fascinating account of some of the ways that human beings have attempted to understand what is real, how we know, and what matters. This story of intellectual pursuit will take you through twists and turns that reveal how new eras of history are born out of shifts in the way people think. Central to this ongoing saga are two opposing forces that have battled for control of the Western mind throughout history. On one side stands those who champion the supremacy of facts gained through objective evidence - the scientific type. On the other side are those who prefer to trust their own inner revelations - romantics. You will see how artists and spiritualists have often found themselves at odds with scientists and rationalists. As you explore the amazing history of Western thought you will also see these two distinct temperaments reflected in your own fundamental attitudes and beliefs.
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Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is an author, mystical philosopher, artist and meditation teacher. Thirty years ago he dedicated himself entirely to the focused pursuit of spiritual awakening. He began teaching meditation and awakening fifteen years ago, and today supports people from around the world to share the fruits and blessings of their own spiritual path. His novels use the powerful medium of story to illuminate the mysterious ways in which we can awaken to the invisible realms and hidden truths that always lie just beyond the familiar world around us.
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