As a community, we gain strength and wisdom from sharing one another’s experience of loss and hardship. In light of Jerry Ruhl’s lecture this month, Living In the Fire, we invite those of you who have experienced your own deep, sometimes paralyzing, loss and emotional pain, to share a few words with us about how you have coped with and grown from those life losses. Leave these thoughts or other comments in response to Jerry’s lecture in the space provided below. Thank you for your ongoing participation in our Jungian Community.
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So far Jerry Ruhl has created 36 blog entries.
"We come from mystery and return to mystery, and in between we breathe mystery... At it's best, religion does not seek to solve the mystery in which we reside and of which we are a part, nor does it make the mystery more manageable. It merely provides a myth and accompanying rituals to live into the mystery responsibly, i.e., to be a conscious conduit for the powers and presences that are always seeking us ..." (p. 73-74) “It took real courage to write this book, in which we are led on a journey to let go of our ‘old time religions', [...]
Please post your comments and continue the discussion on this lecture by Jeanne Lacourt. Jung’s meeting with the people of Taos Pueblo had a tremendous effect on him. It impacted and permeated his life’s work and theory and it influenced how he thought and wrote about “the primitive.” But could he have been mistaken? And what might native people have to say about his ideas of them?
Unfortunately, our scheduled speaker for June, Jutta Von Buchholtz,PhD has cancelled for medical reasons. Our thoughts and prayers for healing are with Jutta and we look forward to her being able to return and share her wisdom with us soon. If you would like to send your own "well wishes" to Jutta please comment below for her see your messages.
If you’ve ever had James Hollis stand before you in a room, you’ve never been able to escape the one question he puts forth to challenge our routine, unconscious living: “What wants to enter the world through you?” What is worth your suffering? What allows meaning, purpose, awareness of the Large -- that unfolding energy that is waiting to be embodied in your life -- to have its way with you? Hollis’ latest book, Prisms: Reflections on This Journey We Call Life, is like entering a familiar old room, as if we have been here before, yet not really, as if [...]