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TAKING CREATIVE ACTION IN TIMES OF CRISIS THROUGH JUNG'S "FOUR GREAT GIFTS OF GRACE": Faith, Hope, Love and Understanding, a workshop with Jennifer Selig, Ph.D.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Butler Board Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington D.C. 20016


  • Members who are either seniors over 65 or full time students with ID

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Jung believed that religion’s—and by comparison—therapy’s greatest gift was giving people what they need to live a meaningful life: faith, hope, love, and understanding. He called these “the four great gifts of grace” which can both heal the suffering and liberate the soul of humanity.

This workshop builds on the evening lecture and expands upon Martin Luther King, Jr. as a theologian and a civil rights activist who, along with Jung as a therapist, were those “great and wise men” who possessed and provided faith, hope, love, and understanding to their congregants, to their clients, and to the citizenry at large.

Participants will be encouraged, through journaling and discussion, to take a current issue where they struggle with despair, and consider it in light of each of these four gifts of grace. Our goal is to come closer to being a “transformed nonconformist,” King’s term for conscious and creative citizen-activists who work on behalf of the beloved community.

Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD, is on the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she was founding chair and current core faculty of the MA/PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and the MA in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life. She’s been an educator for 28 years, and her publications include Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning; Integration: The Psychology and Mythology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and His (Unfinished) Therapy With the Soul of America; and the forthcoming title Deep Creativity: Reflections on the Intersection of Life, Art, and Soul. Jennifer has been formally studying and speaking on Martin Luther King, Jr for the last 16 years, but has spent her whole life dreaming his dream of the beloved community forward.

Directions to Community Meeting venue - AUs Butler Board Room.pdf


5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


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