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Fri, 17 Mar


Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat

An Introduction to Perennial Philosophy - Part 2. - Mysticism and Meaning (postponed from 10 March)

The second of two residential weekend retreats which provide a starting point to explore the many different themes that are inherent in Perennial Philosophy with Dr. Alan Roberts and Derek Murray.

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An Introduction to Perennial Philosophy  - Part 2. - Mysticism and Meaning (postponed from 10 March)
An Introduction to Perennial Philosophy  - Part 2. - Mysticism and Meaning (postponed from 10 March)

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17 Mar 2023, 19:00 GMT – 19 Mar 2023, 16:00 GMT

Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat, Pontfadog, Llangollen LL20 7AS, UK


About the event

This retreat was postponed from the weekend of 10th March due to snow. It follows on from February's and will examine the power of stories and our vast unconscious through the work of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and others.

N.B. For full details and costs please click on the "Read more" text below in red.

“Rudiments of the perennial philosophy may be found among the traditional lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.” - Aldous Huxley (The Perennial Philosophy).

This weekend is intended as one of two primer retreats to prepare participants for a subsequent course of eight, one-day workshops spread over the remainder of the year, one day per month.

The course will look into and beyond the history of the various world ideas that Huxley and other writers identified as ‘universal’, to explore the nature of similar descriptions of this ultimate Reality, considering and exploring old and new methods being used to achieve its direct experience.

The exploration will consist of meditation sessions, talks, discussions and practical self exploration techniques and healing practices. All practices can be worked with at home between sessions.

During the weekend Alan will introduce the key ideas and concepts in Mysticism and Meaning based on the work of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and others. Derek will then explore how the ancient power of story manifests and shapes our everyday lives through popular culture in a clear antecedence that goes back as least as far to the time when our ancestors were cave dwellers.


Residential participant - £215 (includes meals and refreshments plus 2 nights accommodation)

IHS Members £198 with discount

Non-Residential participant £145 (includes meals and refreshments only)

IHS Members £130 with discount.

Costs assume two people in a room sharing but it is also often possible to provide a single room depending on demand.

Please contact us on 0300 302 1936 to enquire about single room availability. 

Fees fully refundable in event of new government imposed Covid restrictions.

N.B. This is an IHS event. IHS events are run according to the traditional values and practices of the International Hermeneutic Society, the charity that owns and runs the Hall. Although IHS teachers are very experienced in their subject, they choose not to be paid. This means the events are offered at lower cost than most commercial retreats and all of your payment goes towards supporting the running costs of Tan-y-Garth Hall.


In order to minimise the risk from Covid 19 we may have a range of policies in place for this event. These can include:

Temperature testing on arrival.

Limitation of numbers to allow for physical distancing.

Extra ventilation where possible.

Outdoors work when possible.

Depending on prevailing circumstances we may also ask for : -

Current vaccination by all residential participants

Plus, either proof of a negative test within previous 48 hours or negative lateral flow test taken on arrival.

(Please phone 0300 302 1936 for latest details).


Alan Roberts has been involved with Tan-Garth-Hall since its establishment in the early 1970’s. Originally mentored by Eugene Halliday he practises and teaches a range of subjects including yoga, perennial philosophy, art and Sacred Drama (a means to gaining a new understanding of relationships) across the North West. Along with his wife Vidah, he also hosts a spiritual healing group on the Wirral and is a member of the Eugene Halliday Association Committee and a former trustee of Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat.

Derek Murray is an award-winning filmmaker and a Master of Screen Arts with distinction. He worked in film & TV in both the UK and USA before becoming a senior university lecturer in film and TV production. His association with Tan-y-Garth Hall goes back over forty years during which time he studied yoga and philosophy under Khen Ratcliffe and Don Lord. He is currently Secretary of the International Hermeneutic Society and General Secretary of Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat.


  • Residential deposit

    Residential participant £50 deposit.

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  • Non-residential deposit

    Non-residential participant £50 deposit.

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