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Proposal to host a meeting in Italy

David Peat

Aug 6, 1999

Re: Proposal to host a meeting in Italy

Rita Lauria

Aug 6, 1999

Re: Proposal to host ameeting in Italy

Chris Isham

Aug 7, 1999

Re: Proposal to host ameeting in Italy

Kerry J. Gordon

Aug 8, 1999

Re: Proposal to host ameeting in Italy

Ben Blum

Aug 27, 1999

Date: Fri Aug 6, 1999
From: David Peat <>
Subject: Proposal to host the next meeting in Italy

In March 1999 several of us met for 2 days at The October Gallery, London. I am now thinking of a second meeting for the Spring/ early Summer of 2000. I would like to hold this in my village of Pari. It is a medieval hill-top village of 250 people located 25k south of Siena and makes easy access to Florence and Siena, also to many nearby medieval villages and Etruscan settlements. Rome is 2 hrs away by train.

Ideally we should have funding for such a meeting. I'm looking into this,. Maybe someone out there could offer help or suggestions. I have also been talking to people in the village and they are now meeting together to see if they can provide free accommodation, a meeting room plus lunch and breakfast plus transportation to and from Pisa airport.

This would be something the village provides as a way of attracting you all to Pari.

What I would now like to know is: If such a meeting can be arranged who would like to come? (Numbers will probably have to be limited) And what sort of a meeting would you like it to be? One issue to be discussed would be the future of a Cultural Centre in Pari (a centre where artists, scientists, musicians, writers and others could drop in, talk, collaborate or simply relax) Also would some of you be interested in staying on after the meeting to make work that could be donated to the village?

Date: Fri 6 Aug 1999 12:44:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rita Lauria <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to host the next meeting in Italy

That was a good idea to make a list to forward the discussion submissions. I appeciate the practical approach to allowing those that don't surf the web too much to have instant access via the email right to our box. Great idea for inclusion. Allows access without effort.

Am intested in Pari meeting. I'm very interested in furthering a group around Pari. The beginnings perhaps of a movement like the intellectual movement out of Paris in the 20s/30s, whose released creative energy still implicates current culture.

Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 12:27:25 +0100
From: Chris Isham <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to host the next meeting in Italy

Dear David

If possible I would certainly like to come, probably with one of my close colleagues here who works with me and is very interested in these matters.

All the best

Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 18:03:21 -0400
From: Kerry J. Gordon <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to host the next meeting in Italy

Regarding a meeting in Pari in the spring or summer of 2000 -- yes, Yes, YES! If my agenda will allow, I would love to come and, if at all possible, bring my wife, Philippa, with me. She is an extraordinary multimedia artist who draws on the Eastern and Western Mystery traditions to dream archetypal, mythological images of the soul.

I'm not sure what the meetings should look like. I think I would like to have potential discussion topics on the floor prior to arrival providing at least a focus for discussion. Once meetings and discussion get underway I have no doubt that things will have a natural tendency to self -organize around what is of immediate interest but I still find having a point(s) of focus helpful for organizing my thoughts. I would not be adverse to having some (informal) presentations by those who feel inclined to do so and hopefully that would stimulate the kind of ad hoc discussion which is typically the best part of these sort of gatherings. I would also like to see some sort of experiential aspect to the gathering, some type of hands- on group activity that would help us get out of our heads and into the creative mind that bridges the gap between art and science.

Both Philippa and I would be very interested in contributing to the wealth of the village through work that could be donated. Do you envision this as some kind of group activity or individual effort? There is little that we can do to impact the world besides acknowledging our collective intention for transformative change. We do this through the generous act of participation. Thanks, David, for your efforts in this area.

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 16:31:16 -0400
From: Ben Blum <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to host the next meeting in Italy

Dear David,

As I indicated, I would love to come to a meeting in Pari, if the finances are do-able. I would also like to contribute a workshop style presentation about experiencing the ineffable in the creation of and the encounter with art and science. I am expecting to attend a conference June 2-4, 2000, so I hope your meeting will be other dates.

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