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The Rabbi, the Goddess, and Jung

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McBride Hall, Grace St. Pau's Episcopal Church

2331 E. Adams St.

Tucson, AZ 85716

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Lecture (9:00am—12:00pm): In the long winding path to becoming oneself there are dangerous passages where monsters lurk. For those who are called by spirit, such monsters may wear the face of early experiences with institutional religion. Jung struggled with the lifeless Protestant theology of his pastor father, and faced taboo images that crushed his father’s church before he could begin to claim his own spiritual experience. Naomi Ruth Lowinsky will share some of her own pilgrimage, its dangerous passages, with Jung as her guide. This is the story of how a spiritual exile, whose life was transformed by the Goddess, wrestled with the patriarchal God of the Jews, and found her own, individual way, back to Judaism. Weaving in poetry and dreams, a journey to a sacred place, and a conversation with a ghost, Naomi will reflect upon the turbulent and dangerous spirit of our times.

Getting the Word from Within: A Writing Workshop
Workshop (1:00—4:00pm): Our spiritual lives are awakened or assailed, shaped or shaken, cultivated or cauterized during our childhoods. In the course of our life pilgrimage we have to come to terms with those beginnings, and to find our way into a mature and grounded spiritual attitude. Finding what the Kabbalah calls “the beyond that lies within” requires an ongoing conversation with our soul. In this writing workshop we’ll explore our early sense of the divine, the places in which spirit and soul have spoken to us, and provide sanctuary in current perilous times.

Naomi Ruth Lowinsky is an analyst member of the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute, a frequent contributor to and poetry editor of Psychological Perspectives, and a widely published poet. She is the co-editor, with Patricia Damery, of the essay collection: Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way. Her memoir about the creative process is called The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way. Lowinsky’s fourth poetry collection is The Faust Woman Poems, which trace one woman’s Faustian adventures through women’s liberation and the rebirth of the Goddess. Her chapbook, The Little House on Stilts Remembers, won the Blue Light Poetry Prize. Her essay, “Tracking the Wild Poem” appears in the anthology, The Unconscious Roots of Creativity. A book of her essays, The Rabbi, the Goddess and Jung: Getting the Word from Within, was published by Fisher King Press

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