About the Event
The OffTheLeftEye Experience was originally conceived as an immersive, multi-day, in-person exploration of the spiritual content on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. As we made the decision to move forward with planning the 2021 event, we remain hopeful that we will be able to bring people together in person, but mindful of the uncertainties of the global pandemic that has made gathering community so challenging. In that spirit, while we are making preparations to hold the event in person, we are also planning a virtual track in case we have to shift online.
On this page, you’ll find more information about the event, which we’ll update as time goes on. If you’re interested in coming, we ask that you do two things:
Save the Date: July 23-26, 2021
Register Your Interest: In spring 2021, we will evaluate the current situation for travel and consult with the event host, Bryn Athyn College, about restrictions on campus. At that time, we’ll communicate with potential attendees about whether we will be offering an in-person event, a completely virtual one, or a hybrid of the two. Anyone who registers will be on that initial contact list and have first dibs on housing for an in-person event.
Whether in person or virtual, we’ll plan on offering the same energizing and connecting events you’ve come to expect from offTheLeftEye!
Following is a general outline of offerings for the event:
Keynote: “The Spiritual World Around You” with Curtis Childs
OffTheLeftEye Studio tour and peek behind the scenes at how the team creates our videos
Master class sessions on how Swedenborg’s theology connects to the world around us
Guided reflections using local Bryn Athyn landmarks:
- “Exploring Jacob’s Ladder: Our minds and embodiment as a center point for connection with the Lord through the natural world” with Chelsea Odhner
- “How Does the Bible Help Us Connect With Heaven?” with Jonathan Rose
- “The Origins,” an exploration of Swedenborg’s manuscripts with Jonathan
Group sharing and discussions throughout!
We will be posting more information as time goes on, but if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at email@example.com!
“Some people believe that anything spiritual is like a bird that flies beyond the air into the ether, beyond the reach of our eyesight. In fact, though, it is like a bird of paradise flying so close to our eyes that its lovely feathers brush the pupils, willing to be seen.”
—Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Love and Wisdom 374