How can humans bring fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion that will satisfy both the modern mind and ancient soul? Join us for our Winter 2019 program, with the long-awaited return of Jerry R. Wright.
Reimagining God and Religion: A Jungian Perspective
with Jerry R. Wright
May 4, 2019*
9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
*This program was originally scheduled for January 2019 but was postponed because of weather conditions.
This is the religious challenge of our time. With the necessary demise of traditional religious paradigms dependent on projection of our psychic content, we are called to two simultaneous sacred endeavors: to eulogize, bury, and grieve the theistic and monotheistic god-images and the religions dependent on them; and, secondly, to reimagine god and religion.
The urgency of the tasks is heightened by this psychological conclusion:
As long as our deities and devils are perceived to be beyond the physical domain and outside the human psyche, our species will continue to do great harm to ourselves, to each other, and to our global nest.
Drawing on the insights of Jungian psychology, Dr. Wright will offer depth psychological analysis of our contemporary religious and political dilemmas, and will invite participants to be midwives for the emerging religious myth that many believe to be on our collective horizon — a myth that will be more inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul satisfying. That new myth will likely have the character of a grounded mysticism, an image that Dr. Wright will amplify.
The workshop will combine lecture, journaling exercises to personalize the material, and discussion among the participants.
Jerry R. Wright is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Flat Rock, NC. He offers retreats and workshops on themes integrating various religious/spiritual perspectives and Jungian psychology. In addition he has led pilgrimages to sacred sites in Iona, Scotland, Ireland, Peru/Machu Picchu, India, and Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand (scheduled for March, 2019).
He is the author of Reimagining God and Religion: Essays for the Psychologically Minded, available from Amazon and/or ChironPublications.com
May 4, 2019
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
33 W. Dixon, Dayton 45419
Continuing Education is approved for 3.5 hours (CEUs) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists.
Lunch-worthy snacks provided