‘ART AND THE RENEWAL OF THE SACRED’ was the title of a conference held at Dartington Hall in Devon from 13-16 November 1986. Among the speakers and artists who presented were Christopher Bamford, Wendell Berry, Keith Critchlow, Joscelyn Godwin, Yoshikazu Iwamoto, Brian Keeble, Satish Kumar, John Lane, Martin Lings, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Treasa O’Driscoll, Santosh Pall, Kathleen Raine, Jeremy Reed and Philip Sherrard. To our knowledge only a few recordings of the proceedings survive. Available here are:
Introduction by Kathleen Raine 13-11-1986
Presuppositions of the Sacred by Phillip Sherrard 14-11-1986
The Living Word by Christopher Bamford 14-11-1986
A Poetry Reading by Wendell Berry, Kathleen Raine and Jeremy Reed
(MC Robin Skelton) 15-11-1986
Nature, House of the Soul by Kathleen Raine 16-11-1986
The Second Temenos Conference, ‘Art in the Service of the Sacred’, was held at Dartington Hall two years later.