A Transformational Seminar
Shepherd's Spring, Sharpsburg, Maryland
August 9-17, 2014
Shadows are cast by light, and light exists in the “light” of the shadow. What is the dance of light and shadow over the ground of our life? We both experience - and are - this complex play between light and dark. In this seminar we will explore the interplay of light, beauty and joy with the shadowy nooks and crannies where the rejected parts of ourselves have been left behind. This is the journey of soul-work.
A metaphorical view of the historical Jesus’ life and teachings shows us a way of soul-work by casting light on the More that we desire to know, the More that longs to be known, and the More that we are. When Jesus encounters profound love at his baptism and then meets his shadow in the wilderness, from then on, he speaks of a way of wholeness where light and darkness intermingle.
If we take our stand in profound love and then step into the wilderness of our own life, what gifts are possible? What treasure will we uncover? The psychology of C.G.Jung and the wisdom of the historical Jesus will guide us in learning to weave together the dark and light dimensions of our being in order to become our Self. We will seek the shadow who bestows the gift of our truth.
The seminar process uses a modified Socratic method to guide group discussion. We honor the dignity of each individual to express their truth and move at their own pace. Mutual respect will support us in our quest to discover the gifts within our depths.
Our work will be enriched by the use of non-verbal approaches: meditation, expressive arts, music, body movement and awareness, drama, and silence.
All applicants new to Guild are asked to accompany their application with a letter stating why they wish to attend and any pertinent information about prior study and experience around spiritual issues.
Hal Childs, MDiv, PhD, MFT and Patricia Stenger, MA, MFT of the Guild for Psychological Studies in California.
The cost is $1499 per person (inclusive) for room, board, and instruction. For a registration form and additional information contact: Susan Thompson (email@example.com) 703-329-9797; Karen Falk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andrew Getman (email@example.com).
The Guild for Psychological Studies, San Francisco, CA
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
The Jung Society of Washington, DC
The Center for Progressive Christianity, Boston, MA
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