'12 Rules for Life' - A discussion group series on Jordan Peterson's book.

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This event is a series of 6 evening monthly meetings near Atherstone Warwickshire.

In ’12 Rules for Life,’ Peterson has written a guide for people to intelligently navigate through life. What is particularly interesting about the ‘rules’ is that Peterson draws on scriptural references and actively calls on the reader to create an ethical framework for their life – to embrace the opportunity to take responsibility and in the process develop a ‘spiritual core’ which can be drawn on through life’s ups and downs.

The book examines the being that is God and the being that is ‘us;’ Peterson looks at goodness and truth and contrasts these fundamentals with what we have now come to accept as cultural norms.

In this discussion group series, we will have the opportunity to reflect on key ideas from ‘12 Rules for Life’ and look at our own lives, beliefs and start to grasp ideas around the nature of existence itself. You don't have to have read the book to join in as some printed extracts will be supplied. You might like to look at short clips of Peterson presenting his ideas on the internet. See below for some links.

Each group discussion has a theme allowing us to build on things discussed in the previous one:

1: The death of God

2: Freedom to live in positivity or negativity

3: Divine revelation – is the Bible true or just a myth?

4: Good and evil

5: Does everything need to make sense before we believe in it?

6. Truth and lies – why telling the truth matters

About the author of ‘12 Rules for Life’:

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief.

Throughout ‘12 Rules for Life’ Peterson draws many illustrations from the Bible which he describes as follows:

The Bible is a series of books written, edited and assembled over thousands of years. It contains the most influential stories of mankind. Knowledge of those stories is essential to a deep understanding of Western culture, which is in turn vital to proper psychological health (as human beings are cultural animals) and societal stability. These stories are neither history, as we commonly conceive it, nor empirical science. Instead, they are investigations into the structure of Being itself and as calls to action within that Being they have deep psychological significance.

Venue Purley Chase Centre, Purley Chase Lane, Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwicks, CV9 2RQ Tel 01827 712370


7pm Monday 15th July

7pm Monday 12th August

7pm Monday 9th September

7pm Monday 14th October

7pm Monday 11th November

7pm Monday 9th December

Leaders Alison Southcombe and Stephen Russell-Lacy

Alison is Programme Director at Purley Chase and includes within her ministry group art and creative projects, working with young people in the natural environment at Purley and leading a small group that meet together to sing Taizé and enjoy the contemplative tradition.

Stephen is a clinical psychologist, writer and teacher applying Swedenborgian and related ideas to everyday life.

Free Booking The programme of meetings is free. Attenders may wish to make a donation to cover hot drinks and biscuits.

Links to Peterson presenting his ideas






What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free car parking is available at the centre.

Travelling by road. Take the A5 from the M6 or M42 towards Nuneaton. After Atherstone turn right off the large roundabout onto the B4111 towards the small village of Mancetter (¼ mile). Turn right in Mancetter just past Mancetter Church – this turning is signed to Ridge Lane. Over traffic-light controlled canal bridge, follow road round to right signed Steppey Lane, up the hill through an archway of trees, and the Centre is on your right after ¼ mile.

Travelling by rail – The nearest main line railway station is at Nuneaton, about 8 miles away. Nuneaton is a stop on the high speed main line between London and Lancashire. Slower trains go through Atherstone station which is two miles away from Purley Chase Centre, This is also the Euston Crewe line. Both Nuneaton and Atherstone are served by various bus and coach services. A taxi from Atherstone railway station to the Centre costs roughly £12. Local Taxi companies are:

AAA Taxis: 01827 713637

A.R.L Cars: 01942 888111

Atherstone Taxis: 01827 712427

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Alison Southcombe tel 01827 712370

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