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Burn the Barn

September 17, 2004 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


The Zen Poet Masahide writes:

The barn’s burnt down. . .
Now I can see the moon.

Spirituality is the deep human longing to move the transcendent into the immanent through experience and reflection. This lecture/workshop will consider the illusions the ego builds as defenses against life’s inevitable anxiety and pain. These illusions may keep us from seeing the transcendent truth, thus leaving us dis-illusioned. What are the barns we build that keep us from seeing the moon?

Related Workshop: The Hero Journey

Pittman McGehee, M.Div., D.Div., studied at the Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 1969, formerly serving as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. He is currently a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality, as well as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist.


September 17, 2004
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for lecture CEU credit is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering..
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