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The Religious Nature of the Psyche w Pittman McGehee PhD 5/11
Good Shepherd Center, Rm 202
Seattle, WA
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The Religious Nature of the Psyche w Pittman McGehee PhD 5/11
Dr. Pittman McGehee presents an introductory Friday evening lecture to The Seattle Jung Society, followed by a Saturday workshop on the same topic.

Description for 5/11 Introductory Lecture: The etymology of the word religion reveals the root is "ligare," which means to tie, bind, or connect. For instance, the word ligament is derived from this root. The prefix "re" presumes something has been separated, divided or broken. Religion means to reconnect. The religious nature of the Psyche is to make a whole. The role of symbol and myth is to be a resource for this process.

This lecture will discuss the unhealthy and healthy religious attitude, as well as the archetypal structure which, when made conscious, can be an invaluable resource and process of individuation.

(Description and Objectives for 5/12 workshop can be found on the 5/12 registration page or at

J. Pittman McGehee received his Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1969. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Formerly the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, he is currently a Diplomat Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality. Additionally, he is serving as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston. Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published author, poet and essayist.

Lecture: Friday, May 11, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202. Saturday May 12 workshop, in the same venue, must be registered for separately. For full workshop description and objectives see the registration page for May 12 or

General Public welcome. Note: CEUs for healthcare professionsals available and can be enrolled at the event: 6 units for Friday lecture and Saturday workshop for a processing fee of $15; $10 for 2 units on Friday; $10 for 4 units on Saturday. Advance registration for workshops is encouraged.


Good Shepherd Center, Rm 202 (View)
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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