Call the world if you please, ‘The Vale of Soul-making.’ Then you will find out the use of the world… — John Keats
Today, many individuals are describing themselves as being in spiritual recovery from former dysfunctional religious belief systems, agnosticism, materialism, or post-modernism and its lack of a sense of the sacred. People also are attempting to cope with pain and suffering, change and grief, loss of identity, or a deep need for something more real or sacred. Or, they are therapists and healers who are looking for something beyond their current training for use either professionally or personally. Whatever the push or pull, we are searching for a spiritual identity, path, or practice to experience the sacred in daily life.
During this program led by Quinton Wacks, we will draw from the psycho-spiritual disciplines of transpersonal and integral psychology, mysticism, and the vast literature on the soul. We’ll emphasize experiential methods using daily life as spiritual practice and supporting each other in such practices. Specifically, we will work with practices that can be used each day, moment by moment, to assist us in becoming more aware of our dramas and stories and their effect on our lives, and to open more fully to both the sacred and profane in each moment. We will examine “Soul-Making” as the ultimate purpose of life — the development of the whole person and spiritual self, and as preparation for and determination of the afterlife.