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The Magic of the Everyday: A Conversation with Sasha Sagan at MIT (OFFLINE)

June 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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Author and producer Sasha Sagan joins us for a special offline salon to discuss the most personal of everyday rituals and the most universal of questions, and of course her excellent book For Small Creatures Such As We. Religion and technology scholar Thomas Arnold will help facilitate. 

Sasha Sagan, daughter of the legendary duo Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan, has spent the past years lovingly exploring our meaning-hungry, secular-rite-observing society through her book For Small Creatures Such as We, and her new podcast, Strange Customs. A recurring idea in her work is how love as a central value in our lives can help us deal with our knowledge of the enormity of the universe. But there is more…

How does today’s individual, often coming from an agnostic home, find timeless meaning in her life? How does she build out personal or communal rituals to keep this meaning alive? How does she navigate the pluralism of individual meaning and religious practice that surrounds her? And how does she cope with tragedy, with loss, with the greatest turbulences of life?

Sasha Sagan’s beautiful memoir/guidebook raises questions at the heart of Interintellect’s mission: how to approach the divine of the natural world outside the religious framework, how to build and cultivate community, how to strengthen human dignity and knowledge. We’re delighted to be inviting you to this very special event!

Homework: Please come prepared to share your favorite personal ritual with the group ☺️

This event is public and free with very limited spots and early bird access to Interintellect community members. It will take place on the MIT campus. The exact location will be shared via email with ticket holders.



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June 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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