Seattle Unity Sermon Videos 09-30-2018—”Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology”

Michael Bogar Sunday Sermon
“Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology”

Sunday Service Video September 30th, 2018—”Jewish Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology”—Here is the link and player to Michael Bogar’s Sunday sermon of 09-30-2018. Michael’s sermon focuses on the second half of the book James Hillman titled “The Soul’s Code.” He describes a metaphorical code of the soul that guides our individual sense of purpose, meaning and existence—a code that…(See details below.)

Also, Christie Randolph offers a reading of passages by James Hillman and Eddie Watkins Jr., in the first video below.

Christie Randolph Reading of James Hillman and Eddie Watkins Jr.

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Michael Bolgar Sermon “Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology” — This week’s sermon is “Jewish Rosh Hashanah & Archetypal Psychology,” by our guest speaker Michael Bogar M.Div., Th.M., M.A. Michael’s sermon focuses on the second half of a book James Hillman titled “The Soul’s Code.” He describes a metaphorical code of the soul that guides our individual sense of purpose, meaning and existence—a code that is activated by the world in which we are born. This third factor influences us in addition to the nature of our DNA and the nurturing influences of the world around us. Michael then turns to the special Jewish holiday period from Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—and Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement. Michael illustrates how the soul’s code can be activated in any time span during this period of holidays from reflecting on failures to building new archetypal images for a flourishing future.

Follow Up Class on the Next Three Wednesdays:

Rev. Michael Bogar leads a Wednesday night class, following his class in March of this year. Titled “The Soul’s Code Part II,” this new three-session class will be held at Seattle Unity on Wednesdays, October 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9 PM. For more information, see the flyer, here.

Ideas related to this sermon:

The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah has just passed. It is a ten-day period that recognizes the passing of the old year and beginning of the new. During those ten days, one celebrates the successes of the old year; lays aside all distraction; reflects on the failures of the old year; makes amends for those failures; and then opens to new ideas and actions for the coming year.

This annual Jewish ritual offers us some key depth psychological tools for deconstructing our old useless prejudiced fundamentalisms, and for building new archetypal images and possibilities in our souls for a flourishing future.

Christie Randolph Reading of Passages by James Hillman and Eddie Watkins Jr.:

Christie Randolph offers her reading of two passages. One is from author James Hillman, the other from Eddie Watkins Jr.

James Hillman, Author:

“My war—and I have yet to win a decisive battle—is with those modes of thought and those conditioned feelings that prevail in the way I think and feel about my external and internal reality. Of those conditioned or prejudiced thoughts and feelings, none are more tyrannical than the convictions that clamp my mind and heart into my own single-minded fundamentalism…you overcome those conditioned prejudices by looking in the mirror of your life. Each visible image shows your inner truth, so when you’re estimating others, what you see is what you get. It therefore becomes critically important to see generously, or you will get only what you see…Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something in order to gain something new. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity with your old prejudiced fundamentalisms.”

From “The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling.”

Eddie Watkins Jr., Musician and New Thought teacher:

“The universe is doing the work for me and all I have to do is pay attention. When I pay attention, my old preconceived notions are shattered and my reality is changed to something new.”

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The flyer for this service is here: