Anne Baring b. 1931. MA Oxon. PhD (Hons) in Wisdom Studies Ubiquity University 2018. Jungian Analyst and author and co-author of seven books, including The Myth of the Goddess and Soul Power: An Agenda for a Conscious Humanity. Her most recent book (2013) is The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul, revised and updated 2020. The ground of all her work is a deep interest in the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures. Her website is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and the issues facing us at this time of choice. www.annebaring.com

A reflection on the theme: 'Towards a Loving World, Leadership and Governance for Well-Being'.

Love is the Pulse of the Cosmos and the pulse of our own deepest nature. We are all connected to each other and to the Earth and the Cosmos through our participation in a miraculous Web of Life. If we can become aware that Love is the deepest, most essential quality of our nature, we will strengthen our capacity to radiate love to the planet and heal the immense suffering of the world. if we can change our understanding of who we are and why we are here, we would act with a different understanding of our role on this planet, relinquishing old habits of power and dominance and old beliefs that have separated us from each other, defining a new spirituality grounded in Reverence for Life.