Lecture: Friday, May 11, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, Seattle 98103 (driving directions)
$15 members, $25 nonmembers
The etymology of the word religion reveals the root is "ligare," which means to tie, bind, or connect. For instance, the word ligament is derived from this root. The prefix "re" presumes something has been separated, divided or broken. Religion means to reconnect. The religious nature of the Psyche is to make a whole. The role of symbol and myth is to be a resource for this process.
This lecture will discuss the unhealthy and healthy religious attitude, as well as the archetypal structure which, when made conscious, can be an invaluable resource and process of individuation.
Workshop: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
$50 members, $70 nonmembers
Advance registration for workshops is encouraged. You can mail your registration and payment to our office using this registration form or buy tickets in advance at brownpapertickets.com.
In lecture, discussion and experiential exercise, this workshop will explore more deeply the religious nature of the psyche and how a healthy religious viewpoint can be an invaluable resource in one's journey to wholeness.
1. Clearer understanding how symbols and myths can be resources for individuation.
2. An analysis of how unhealthy religion can wound.
3. An explanation how a healthy religion can be healing.
J. Pittman McGehee received his Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1969. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Formerly the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, he is currently a Diplomat Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality. Additionally, he is serving as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston. Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published author, poet and essayist.
This program has been approved for CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Li-censed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 6 units for Friday lecture and Saturday workshop $15; $10 for 2 units on Friday; $10 for 4 units on Saturday.
Updated: 1 April, 2012