Join us in Amsterdam to study the roots of Esoteric Christianity, one of its early European expression in Flanders, and how this branch developed into the golden age of Dutch art. In the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden we will explore Egyptian artifacts that inspired Early Christian theology…
BePeriod invites its members to explore the ancient Khmer civilization. We will gather in Siem Reap for a week-long visit and take daily excursions to the art and architecture of the Angkor empire. We will conclude our visit by staging a play themed on one of Angkor’s favorite myths, The Churning of the Milky Ocean.
BePeriod invites you for a week-long online workshop on the Law of Three and Law of Seven. We will meet for six consecutive days to deepen our understanding of these laws, how they manifest during our daily activities, how they factor into our psychology, and how they were presented in ancient teachings.
BePeriod is inviting its members to an international gathering in Spain. The event will begin and end in Madrid. From there, we will travel to Granada and Córdoba. We will focus our visit on the Christian and Islamic cultures that thrived at different times in the Iberian Peninsula, taking advantage of the well-preserved Islamic art and architecture in Southern Spain to open a door into the world of Sufism.
The message of Islam was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE. Tradition has it that Abu Bakr, one of Muhammad’s earliest disciples, received from the Prophet two kinds of knowledge, or two different interpretations of the Koran. With the literal interpretation he formalized the religion of Islam; with the symbolic interpretation he formalized Sufism. In this workshop, we will highlight some of the fundamental principles of Sufism, and seek to put their inner interpretation to practice.
BePeriod is inviting its students to an international gathering in Sicily. The event will begin and end in Palermo. From there, we will will travel to various parts of the island. Sicily was colored by a confluence of forces throughout history: Greece, Islam, Byzantium, the Normans, Renaissance, Baroque, to name a few. A location exposed to such diverse influences should make a fertile ground for exploration. We will seek truths in these influences and weave them to our understanding.
BePeriod is gathering for another week-long online workshop, this time in Scotland. We will meet online for six consecutive days and use Shakespeare’s Macbeth to breathe life into the study of Features. Each session will last three hours with an intermission, and will conclude with practical exercises to be applied throughout the following day. Students’ verifications from these exercises will lay the ground for each consecutive session.
BePeriod is gathering for another week-long online workshop, this time in the Forest of Arden. We will meet online every day of the week for three-hour sessions with an intermission. Each session will conclude with a practical exercise to be applied throughout the following day. Students’ verifications from this exercise will lay the ground for the following session.
In response to the current travel restrictions, BePeriod will gather for another week-long online workshop, this time in Verona of Renaissance Italy. We will meet online every day of the week for three-hour sessions with intermissions. Each session will conclude with a practical exercise to be applied throughout the following day. Students’ verifications from this exercise will lay the ground for the following session.