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Archetypal Silence: The Mother of Soul

March 16, 2001 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST


In Gnostic myth, Sige, Silence, is the mother of Sophia, the Soul of the World. Silence is the medium, the matrix of soul life. We know when we are in soul when we experience an inner silence, even though we may be speaking with others or there are sounds around us. Silence is an autonomous phenomenon, more like a region we can learn to step into than simply the absence of noise. This weekend explores Silence as basic to soul experience.

The evening lecture explores the barriers to the region of silence through the imagery of the Isenheim Altar and some of the writing of St. Anthony the Great. We will see that we have to find the gateway to Silence. Guardians have to be met and faced. How these guardians function in the present world is presented, along with suggestions concerning how to recognize them and how to honor their autonomy.

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Robert Sardello, Ph.D., is co-director of the School of Spiritual Psychology (based in Greensboro, NC) which offers courses and workshops concerning how to be present to soul life and open to the workings of the spiritual worlds. Along with Cheryl Sanders, these courses are now held in cities here and in Canada, England and Australia. Robert is the author of Facing the World with Soul, Love and the Soul (now re-issued as Love and The World: Foundations of Spiritual Psychology) and Freeing the Soul from Fear. Doing the Good: The Soul’s Path of Virtue is in press. Robert also teaches at the Chalice of Repose Project in Missoula, MT and at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The School of Spiritual Psychology web site:http://www.spiritualschool.org/

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March 16, 2001
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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