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News about contemporary American writer of Care of the Soul, A Religion of One's Own, and Gospel: The Book of Matthew.
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"This symposium will focus on the calling to help people in physical, emotional, and spiritual trouble. Participants will reflect on their own spiritual journeys and explore ways of meditation and contemplation. They will learn the difference between soul and spirit and see how they can blend psychological counseling with spiritual guidance. Participants will examine the shadow elements in psychotherapy and spirituality both personally and theoretically. They will explore the role of dreams and the arts in therapy, and, finally, they will consider ways to care for themselves spiritually and emotionally and prepare themselves for the deep work of psychotherapy"Registration is Friday at 7:30 a.m.
"One problem I have with e-books is that they are not books. They only look like books. Dictionaries say that the word "book" goes back to the word "beech," the wood first used for writing down ancient runes. A traditionalist like me would say that you need paper or another wood product to have a book.He claims, "A library is not an information center, it's a chapel for books. Your home library, as small as it might be, is also a chapel made sacred by the book itself."
In our modern way of thinking, we believe we can separate the contents of a book from the material it's written on and bound with. We think of a book as information. But anyone who loves books knows that the book is what you hold in your hand and put on a shelf. A library honors a book and easily turns into a sacred place, not too far distant from the sanctuary where I held the big red book against my little head."
"Many people say they are looking for new ideas, inspiration, and a new life, but their doors are closed. They want the new life on their own terms and are unwilling to listen to what “the heaven” may recommend. They want the reward, but they’re not comfortable having any gap in their defenses or being open to the appearance of something new.He doesn't recommend the door be wide open — just open enough to satisfy Emily Dickinson:
I think it’s useful to get over the fear of having your door ajar. On a daily basis, you can practice at having your door at least partially open. Get accustomed to asking a friend, “What do you think?” You’ve opened the door a crack. When deciding where to go or what to do with someone, wait for that person to make a suggestion and be willing to follow. When your tastes or fears or need to control come into play, hold them back, relax, and try something new. These are all exercises in keeping your door ajar."
|Monday|| Healing the whole person: body, soul and spirit|
Ideas about the soul
Distinguishing soul and spirit
Asklepios and using dreams in psychotherapy
|Tuesday|| A brief introduction to Carl Gustav Jung|
Jung and James Hillman
Archetypal psychology and psychotherapy
"Secular" arts and literature
|Wednesday|| Spiritual counseling|
The model of the healing Buddha
Narrative, myth and ritual
Spiritual themes in the arts
Art and therapy
|Thursday|| Shadow issues in psychotherapy|
Money, eros and power
Myths of Hermes and Aphrodite
|Friday|| Spiritual and emotional support for the therapist |
Nature, friendship, contemplation
The physical environment of healing
A personal education in spirituality and the arts
"Thomas Moore, author and educator will be the keynote speaker on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Moore holds a Ph.D. in religion and most of his 15 books deal with deepening spirituality in every aspect of life. He lectures on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts. Moore’s latest book is Care of the Soul in Medicine. Other books include The Guru of Golf, 18 stories about the game of life using golf as the root metaphor, and The Book of Job, a commentary on the story of Job."http://www.healingjourneys.org/overview-spartanburg-conference.
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