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Thu, 15 Apr


Online via Zoom Video Conference

Understanding Levels of Being with Dr. Alan Roberts - PART 1

An IHS event comprising two linked talks in which Alan Roberts unpacks Eugene Halliday's brilliant analysis of the levels of animal, vegetable and mineral Being. A thought provoking induction and invitation to the life-long path of raising our consciousness to a higher level of Being.

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Understanding Levels of Being with Dr. Alan Roberts - PART 1
Understanding Levels of Being with Dr. Alan Roberts - PART 1

Time & Location

15 Apr 2021, 19:20 – 21:20

Online via Zoom Video Conference


About the event

This two-part talk held over two consecutive weeks, is based on a lecture Eugene Halliday gave in Liverpool during the 1960's which was recorded by the late Khen Ratcliffe (founder of Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat) and later made available as an audio cassette recording entitled "Levels of Being" edited by Richard Milligan and published as part of the International Hermeneutic Society (IHS) Sound Archive.

In his lecture Halliday presents an ancient skeleton framework to help us understand and relate many seemingly disperate ideas into a concrete whole and experience them embodied within us. Ideas such as; the great chain of being, prodigality in the material world, the body's chakra energy system and the spirit /body dichotomy.

During this short course we will be working with the transcription of the original  lecture and discussing the ideas at the back of it. In particular the ‘graph’ of ‘Levels of Being’ that Halliday uses, and where possible, elaborating how we can use it in our own work and developing understanding. We will also link to other areas of his work and that of other thinkers working in the same areas.  

Course fee includes a full pdf transcription with added notation and diagrams by the late John Bailey, a long standing IHS member. If participants can read it before and/or have a printed copy in fornt of them as we go through, it will help the learning process which is intended to make accessible it's essential meaning for a lay audience. 

About Dr. Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts has a PhD in English literature and has been involved with Tan-y-Garth-Hall since its establishment in the early 1970’s being one of it's founders. Originally mentored by Eugene Halliday he teaches a range of subjects including yoga, perennial philosophy and Sacred Drama (a means to gaining a new understanding of relationships) to classes across the North West of England. He currently leads a spiritual healing group that meets regularly on the Wirral peninsula where he lives and is a member of the Eugene Halliday Association Committee.

N.B. This event will be followed by Part 2 at the same time the following week on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Event organised by The International Hermeneutic Society in association with The Eugene Halliday Association.

Copyright of the lecture by kind premission of Hephzibah Yohannan.



  • 10 minutes

    Arrivals & Registration

    Zoom Waiting Room

  • 45 minutes

    Event Part 1 - starts

    On-line Meeting Room
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