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The Mystical Path to the Divine Feminine

From Mary and Beyond
with David Richo

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

$75 nonrefundable registration
Please bring your own bag lunch

 

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Exploring the Divine Feminine imagined in Mary opens us to another way to honor her and helps us to explore the richness that lies in what Jung referred to as the Catholic Church's treasury of image and metaphor. It is a touching fact that Mary is the most loved woman on earth. A powerful and loving mother who is loved and loves us all is not an invention of Catholicism. The divine feminine expressed as the Great Mother has an ancient history in the collective psyche of humankind. Faith in Mary in this context includes the entire universe in its embrace.

 

The first challenge is to see Mary not only with the eyes of faith but also as an archetypal energy that endures in the universe. We do this by acknowledging her dark side with all its fertile potential, freeing ourselves from any disabling literalism in our appreciation of her, and becoming aware of her cosmic dimensions. The result is an appreciation of Mary as the figure who preserves the divine feminine through the centuries. Then we have a faith that stands up to our own personal evolution and a religious perspective that stands up to the advances of science.

David Richo Book

 

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PRESENTER

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. His books and workshops include attention to Buddhist practices.

 

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