July 11, 25 and August 8, 22, 2017
“The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women” by Christine Valters Paintner
Finding Our Soul Self
In the Midst of Light and Darkness
Day Retreat at Valaterra – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Guide: Artist, Joan Zehnder, LAT
In The Spirit of Jazz
Sunday, November 5 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
Live Jazz by The Jazzniks
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
Spirit of Sophia welcomes Dr. Bolen to Louisville
March 23-24, 2018
March 23, Public Lecture: Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism.
Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precedes creativity, healing, activism on behalf of ourselves and others. Compassionate action is spiritual activism. Fierce compassion says “enough is enough!” Outrage in defense of what and who we love is mother bear activism or the protective masculine that finds the strength to rise up to save what we love, a precious part of ourselves or of our world. It takes courage and love for a vision of who we could be, or what we could do– to catch fire.
March 24, Workshop for Women: Your One Wild and Precious Life
The premise of Jean’s Jungian and spiritual perspective begins with the certainty that it matters what we do with our “one wild and precious life,” a quote from the poet, Mary Oliver. Most of us have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life related to the idea that life is a soul journey. To do what we came to do and be who we were meant to be is not so easy. Especially in the midst of unchosen circumstance. Vulnerability and loss are both mythic and deeply personal experiences–as is aging. What now? Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero or heroine’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, Hecate at the crossroad, Atalanta-Artemis in the wilderness, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journeys.
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