EFJ Presents Richard Naegle, Ph.D.

Psychology and Religion: Not Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater! -and- Anger at the Altar?! The Interface of Psychology and Religion

Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2012

– C.G. Jung

Anger at the Altar?! The Interface of Psychology and Religion

Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Shadow, fury, sexuality – all are part of wholeness. We are too little to deal with these powers alone. Yet psychology often forgets to work with them in relation to a deeper Center, and religion often feels such things are not acceptable at the altar.

A living spiritual path places each of us, our communities, the world, and the transcendent mystery, in the context of each other. As Jung argues, we do not – we cannot – individuate in a vacuum; wholeness requires that we find healing and transformation in the facts of our individual lives. How then do we find ways to harmonize “the field of nature” with our nature, to bring into alignment the inner world with the outer world?

Drawing from the insights of Jungian psychology and various spiritual paths, we will explore the wisdom and transformative possibilities in the creative interplay of psychology and spirituality. Our discussion will be deepened by Socratic dialogue, myths, art, poetry, bodywork, active imagination, journaling, and music.

Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who does anything weird,
But the God who only knows four words
And keeps repeating them, saying:

– Hafiz

Richard Naegle, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist in the Jungian tradition with offices in Berkeley and Forestville, California. In addition to an MSW, he has a PhD in Psychology and practices in California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has led workshops for the Guild for Psychological Studies on the interface of Jungian psychology, mythology, and religion for over forty years. In addition, he has taught classes for John F. Kennedy University, the Meridian University, and Kaiser Permanente. A lover of music, he is Assistant Director of the Noah Project, a men’s singing group. He is also President of the Forestville Planning Association and a member of the Board for The Redwood Men’s Center.


For our planning purposes, please register for the Saturday seminar by mail as soon as possiblePlease arrive by 8:45am if you plan to register on the day of the seminar.  Registration for both events opens one-half hour prior to presentation.

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