The Master and his Emissary

The Master and his Emissary

The Anglican Parish of Christ Church presents 3 talks and discussion on:

The Master and his Emissary:

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Iain McGilchrist (2009)


February 24: The Nature of the Divided Brain: Tom Snyder, Professor of Psychiatry1

Literary & Artistic Manifestations:  David Gay, Professor of English1

March 3:         Philosophic Manifestations:  Henry Schuurman, Professor of Philosophy2

                                    Religious/Spiritual Manifestations:  Steve Martin, Professor of Theology2

March 10:      Implications for Us and the World:  Panel & Audience Discussion

1University of Alberta, 2Kings University

Sunday 4:00 – 6:00

Parish Hall, 12116-102 Avenue, Edmonton

Refreshments Provided


“My thesis is that for us as human beings there are two fundamentally opposed realities, two different modes of experience; that each is of ultimate importance in bringing about the recognizably human world; and that their difference is rooted in the bihemispheric structure of the brain”  Iain McGilchrist


“It is no exaggeration to say that this quite remarkable book will radically change the way you understand the world and yourself …. David Lorimer, Scientific & Medical Network Review


“Certainty is the greatest of all illusions …. The only certainty, it seems to me, is that those who believe they are certainly right are certainly wrong.” Iain McGilchrist




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