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Writing as Spiritual Practice

January 20, 2001 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Creating a regular space to find words that express our deepest nature is a spiritual practice. We give a name to the wild thing that leaps to mind; we give voice to the stranger in our dreams; we follow the path of our own sacred words.

In this workshop we will discuss how to develop a writing practice. We will listen to poems that express the sacred and use writing exercises to open ourselves to the language of soul. Participants are asked to bring a poem they love, their own or someone else’s, that expresses a connection to the sacred.

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Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ph.D., is a poet, an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, poetry and fiction editor of Psychological Perspectives, and a reviewer of poetry for the San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal. She speaks and publishes widely on “the feminine” and on “the creative” and her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Her book of poems, red clay is talking, came out last year. She is also the author of The Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Feminine Roots.

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January 20, 2001
10:00 am - 3:00 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.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, United States
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Ample free parking in both church lots.