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Pathways to the Numinous

October 13, 2006 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

Christians honor God on their knees, Jews rock back and forth on their heels, Muslims prostrate themselves, and all thereby connect with what Jung called the numinous. There are similarities and differences among religious practices that awaken numinosity, mirrored in our images of their founders – Moses climbing a mountain, Jesus walking through crowds, Mohammed on his steed, and the Buddha seated in meditation. In this lecture Dr. Spiegelman will present brief examples of the ways followers of various spiritual paths experience the numinous: the Taoist from “within”, the Muslim “among” other Muslims during the Hajj, “between” in alchemy, while the Hindu finds it all “around” through nature, art, music, and synchronicity.

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J. Marvin Spiegelman holds a Ph.D. in clinical and social psychology from UCLA and an Analyst’s Diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. He has been in private practice as an analyst since 1959 and has taught at UCLA (recently as Visiting Professor), USC, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and briefly at Hebrew University. He has lectured widely, especially in the area of psychology and religion, as well as on clinical themes. He is the author or co-author of twenty books, including Jungian Analysts: Their Vision and Vulnerabilities, The Divine Waba (Within, Among, Between and Around): A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths, and Sufism, Islam and Jungian Psychology.

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October 14, 2006
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.


First Unitarian Church
1211 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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