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Balancing Heaven and Earth

September 23, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

How should we balance the inner and the outer, the masculine and the feminine, the eternal and the every day?  In struggling with goals and duties, how do we also attend to the workings of destiny and the cosmos?  Utilizing a three-thousand-year-old story from India,The Ramayana, as guide, this talk explores the Eastern genius for the development of consciousness.  Each of the characters in this individuation tale represents a part of the human psyche – all of which must be dealt with during the journey of life. This story takes a very different approach to the feminine and to evil than individuation stories in the West, and provides unique insights about living through a time when cultural traditions and values seem to be breaking down.

Related Workshop: Individuation, Jung, and Eastern Thought

Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D, is a psychologist, teacher, and author living in Longmont, CO. Previously, he was a trustee of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado. More recently, he served for six years as Executive Director of The Jung Center in Houston. He lectures nationally and maintains a private therapy practice in both Boulder, CO, and Houston, TX. He also provides depth coaching via the internet, and is the co-author with Robert A. Johnson of three books: Living Your Unlived Life; Contentment: A Way to True Happiness; and Balancing Heaven and Earth.

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September 23, 2011
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.


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