with Michael Bogar, MDiv, ThM, MA
James Hillman, Thomas Moore’s mentor, wrote the bestselling book, The Soul’s Code.
The ideas in this book revolutionized my thoughts, emotions and behaviors in a more purposeful direction.
If you join us, for maximum benefit, purchase and read as much of the book as you can before the class begins. But if you don’t read it, come to the class anyway!
In that landmark work he proposes that one’s unique life-calling and basic character are with her/him at birth. Our central purpose–sometimes called “living your own myth”–is to gradually realize those instinctive imperatives through the unfoldment of each individual life. He calls this process the “acorn theory” — the idea that our lives are formed by a particular innate image unique to each of us when we enter this world, just as the oak tree’s destiny is contained in the tiny acorn.
By employing the biographies of many well known people, Hillman demonstrates that we each enter the world with a guiding spirit or personal genius that is automatically nudging us toward a kind of destiny that includes free choice and participation with the divine realms.
Cost: $100 / $80 for members or $25/class