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This series of conversations between Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen probes the intersection of absolute meaning and relative reality, within the context of the most destabilised and destabilising time in recent history.


Marc and Andrew will look deeply into the relentless challenge of being human, particularly at this unique moment in time, while simultaneously celebrating the profound cosmic and metaphysical significance of human incarnation.

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August, 2021

 

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The Truth Will Set You Free
Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue

If you can find the courage to join us here, then let's talk about what it might mean to stop lying and speak our truth. What it might mean to claim our true nature, the  wondrous Truth of our glorious identity, at every level of our soul. 

 

In this fourth public dialogue, we will examine the different ways we so easily and unknowingly delude ourselves and each other. 

 

We will each in our own way define our most authentic and vulnerable understanding of how we can see ourselves, each other and the world around us with greater trust, clarity and Outrageous Love.

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Here are some thoughts from Marc about what Marc and Andrew would like to talk about, to help you prepare for the dialogue. 

Only the truth will set you free to realize your true destiny. Only facing the Truth with eyes wide open will liberate you into the depth of your Divinity which is the only place you can ever truly rest. 

And you can only truly rest in the place where you can truly grow and transform. And you can only transform, from a place where you can truly rest.

For at the very core of reality is the highest pleasure of all - the pleasure of transformation and the knowing that your personal transformation transforms everything. This is the highest level of consciousness, where obligation and responsibility are identical with pleasure. 

That is the nature of Eros itself. Eros is the reality principle where being and its sense of rest, is isomorphic with becoming and its sense of movement and transformation. 

Every lie you tell to yourself, weakens the field of Eros, the field of Goodness, Truth and Beauty, which is the field of Outrageous Love, which is the field of Enlightened Consciousness. 

We live in what has been called a “Post Truth Era.” We have lost touch with the depth of realization in this simple sentence: the truth will set you free. 

Not only is the information ecology in public culture broken. More seriously our own informational ecology is broken. We are alienated from the deepest truths of our own being. 

These might be spiritual truths, relational truths, personal psychological truths, political truths or existential truths. 

For several decades now, varieties of therapeutic experience have replaced varieties of religious experience. But just as the premodern religious experience often violated our intrinsic truths  for the sake of its dogma, the post modern therapeutic experience also often avoids challenging our lies for the sake of its dogmas. 

And until we find the truth of our own being and becoming, we will not be able to repair the broken information ecology of the collective. 

The personal is always political. 

The Truth Will Set You Free

The truth will set you free, does not mean that you always need to share everything about yourself with everyone at every time.  

Every truth has its temple, its time and its place. There are places for privacy, for discretion and for discerning wisdom. 

The truth will set you free... speaks to something far more demanding than never lying to others.

The truth will set you free... means you cannot lie to yourself and still be an awakened human being.

The truth will set you free... means that every lie makes you more of a slave.

In this dialogue Marc and Andrew will attempt to speak truth to power and to challenge many of the sacred cows in our contemporary experience. 

They will attempt to model what it means to speak the truth of their own lives and invite the listener to speak the truth of their lives. 

  • To speak your truth means to speak your spiritual truth.

  • To speak your truth means to speak your political truth.

  • To speak your truth means to speak your social truth.

  • To speak your truth means to speak your sexual truth.

  • To speak your truth means to own your shadow.

  • To speak your truth means to own your greatness.

But your truth is not your passing feeling or unclarified emotions.

Your truth is not merely your subjective fancy.

Rather your truth is the infinity of subjectivity, Divinity herself, desperate to express a dimension of the Divine Truth that can only be spoken by you, that can only be lived as you. Your deepest truth is that which can only be revealed through the infinite depth of your irreducibly unique lived life. 

Without you realizing the depth of your truth, there is a dimension of reality that remains a lie. 

Your Truth is your deepest, most profound, wrenching, ecstatic, joyous, pained, exhilarated, heart broken realization. Your truth is your Enlightenment.

There is not exclusively impersonal enlightenment in the manifest world. All enlightenment participates in the personal. 

To speak your truth you must know your truth in an entirely new way.

You must recover parts of yourself that you split off a long time ago.

You must uncover parts of yourself that have never been seen.

You must discover parts of yourself that have not yet been born. 

If one is not participating in the great conspiring of reality towards ever deeper Truth, Goodness and Beauty, then one gets waylaid by a thousand lies.

 

But the ticket to participation, to take your seat at the table of history, to truly take your place, is to stop lying.

 

Join Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni in this dialogue on June 3rd at 11 am PT. 

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A Time Between Stories
Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue

We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

 

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely. 

 

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people. 

 

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

 

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

 

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite. 

 

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

 

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”. 

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

 

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity - a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

 

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

 

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.

About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen

Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

 

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

 

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.

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Watch Previous Dialogues 

Episode 1: "The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death"

Episode 2: "The Three Faces of God"

Episode 3: "Playing with Fire"

Episode 4: "Facing the Truth"