April 09, 2017 / Leave a Comment / Trackback / Posted in News
The 2017 Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference will be held August 10–13 at the Great Space Center. The keynote speaker, Ron Leonard, PhD, will focus on this year’s theme of Truth, distinguishing between the ordinary and Transcendent senses of the term, then guiding the group toward a Realization of the latter. Doroethy Leonard, M.Ed., MC, will discuss, Why I Wrote a Personal Memoir on Franklin, and share a lifetime of memories that were not included in her book. Mike Ellis, BA, MS, will conduct an Inversion Workshop, by leading a group meditation on the process of inversion—a turning of the locus of consciousness from the object to the subject. Once the full program is set, we shall announce the details on this website under Embrace.
January 16, 2017 / Leave a Comment / Trackback / Posted in News
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January 15, 2017 / Leave a Comment / Trackback / Posted in News
Doroethy is delighted to announce the publication of her memoir of her grandfather, Franklin Merrell-Wolff: An American Philosopher and Mystic. For more information about the book and author, and to order your autographed copy at a 20% discount, click the “Memoir” tab under the “Stimulate” tab.
August 13, 2016 / Leave a Comment / Trackback / Posted in News
This year’s FMW Conference was very gratifying for several unique reasons. Ray Kerr, our Keynote Speaker, delivered a tour de force in his talk on “Convergence” that more than succeeded in filling in the content in the broad scope suggested by his statement presented in the Sangha. [RL—I shall present a review of it in the Fall 2016 issue of the Sangha.]
Doroethy exceeded her original intention to present “The Intuitive Approach to Franklin’s Philosophy” by also comparing it to Jung’s typology and contrasting it to Introception. I ventured beyond developing a succinct definition of the term epiphany (with examples from various traditions and from attendees) to attempt by guided meditations to create a space that would be conducive for those in the group to open to their own epiphanies. The result in terms of depth and altered consciousness I attribute mainly to the rare capacity of this group to be willing to engage in the process. Sherie and Jennifer provided very personal value in their Saturday evening special program—you just had to be there….
Everyone was present for the dream and tarot circles (a first), which had an easeful profundity. The music for the conference, arranged by Sherie and Jennifer, created the mood for each talk (except that I chose music targeted to enhance the guided meditations.) Baiba conducted a heart-centered Closing Ceremony that balanced our weekend and set the mood for our celebratory potluck.
For the (I’ve lost count.) year in a row we had new participants, who brought a fresh dimension to enliven our round table discussions and ensure new energies for the continuing conferences. Overall, the theme of realization (Yes, epiphanies may be viewed as realizations.) presented from different perspectives (emphasized by our readings in EP and Franklin’s tape summarizing them), reaffirmed Franklin’s concern in later life that those who seek to understand his philosophy as a guide to their own spiritual development not lose sight of the foundation.
July 04, 2016 / Leave a Comment / Trackback / Posted in News
The 2016 Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference will be held August 4-7 at the Great Space Center. Ray Kerr will be the keynote speaker. The theme is Convergence–exploring how Franklin’s core teaching is reflected in other diverse spiritual or religious traditions. Ron Leonard, Phd, will present Epiphanies and Mental Realizations and Doroethy Leonard, M.Ed, MC, will discuss The Intuitive Approach to Franklin’s Philosophy. Once the program is set, we shall announce the details on this website under Embrace.