BRUSSELS (Belgium): conference

“The Odyssey of the Sacred

organized by Emergences

The conference will be followed by a signing session

Since its appearance, Homo sapiens has felt fear and admiration in the face of the power of Nature and has wondered about the enigma of its existence.
From this feeling of the sacred were born all the great spiritual and religious currents of the world. Why is sapiens also a Homo spiritus: the only animal that seeks to give meaning to its life, practices funeral rituals, invents great collective stories and very often believes in invisible forces?

In this conference, Frédéric Lenoir will attempt to answer these essential questions and show the correlation between the great spiritual revolutions and the upheavals in human societies: the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic (sedentarization), the birth of ancient civilizations, the development of empires, modernity and the contemporary era.

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Dec 05 2023


20 h 00 min


AULA-QA VUB campus in Etterbeek
Boulevard de la plaine, 2 1040 Etterbeek (Belgium)