Sunday, 11 January 2004

The Mystery of the Hare. Inner Circle Seminar 82 (7 November 2004)

The three hares motif on a mediaeval fragment
of stained glass in Long Melford church, Suffolk

Photograph copyright Chris Chapman

The Mystery of the Hare
Dream – Archetype – Numen

Tom Greeves   David Harsent
David Singmaster   Anthony Stadlen


Inner Circle Seminar No. 82
Sunday 7 November 2004
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TOM GREEVES is a landscape archeologist from Tavistock, Devon. He has just returned from a research trip to China with his colleagues in the Three Hares Project. He will report on his 15-year research on the motif of three hares chasing each other in a circle, each ear shared by two hares, found in Buddhist cave paintings in China, on an Islamic tray, in a German synagogue, in Dartmoor churches...

DAVID HARSENT is a poet. He will read from Lepus, his cycle of poems influenced by JOHN LAYARD’s The Lady of the Hare – being a study in the healing power of dreams (1944), the first detailed account of a Jungian analysis. We shall also hear a recording of HARRISON BIRTWISTLE’s The Woman and the Hare, for which HARSENT has written the libretto, sung by his wife JULIA ROBERTS

DAVID SINGMASTER is a metagrobologist – a specialist in mathematical puzzles such as the Rubik cube. He has researched the three-hares and similar motifs from around the world. He will show how they arise naturally from formal, mathematical considerations.

ANTHONY STADLEN is an existential psychotherapist. He reports on his 15-year research on The Lady of the Hare. He examines LAYARD’s claims: that the dream of killing a hare was a spiritual-sacrificial turning-point; and that mythology reveals a hare ‘archetype’.

Venue: Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Subscription: Students £68, others £85, some bursaries, in advance
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7485 3896 E-mail:

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