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The Language of Symbols: Keys to Meaning Celebrating World Philosophy Day 2022


Nov 24 2022 to Nov 24 2022 6:30 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

“Once you understand symbolic things, you will see symbols everywhere.” Joseph Campbell Often we glance over things and look at them in a superficial manner. In doing this, we miss the symbols we are surrounded by every day. Symbols existed across cultures and are a bridge between the visible and the invisible realms. Symbols connect us to the deeper meaning and to the wisdom they convey. They enable us to understand the human being, human history and allows us to look into its core, to see beyond external appearances. The book of nature, the universe and the sacred are more accessible through symbols. As humanity battles many challenges there is a greater need to reconnect to meaning to enrich our lives. World Philosophy Day is a day UNESCO dedicates to Philosophy. It calls ‘Philosophy’ not just a discipline, but an integral component for the development of humanity. UNESCO goes so far as to call Philosophy, “bastion against the narrowing of opinions” as a way to face the onslaught of information and simplistic rhetoric that seek to set cultures against one another. As we celebrate this special day, we combine perspectives from philosophy, art and architecture as our panel share how they work with the Language of Symbols, through their work, their thought, and importantly, how they translate it to daily life. It will help us develop a lens to look at dimensions that we perhaps didn’t consider before. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. In collaboration with New Acropolis

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