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Community Learning

Doctor of Ministry

Master of Liberal Arts

(Fully Accredited, NCASC)

Community Classes



Beyond Psychology:
Otto Rank & Creation Spirituality

A Four-Day Summer Course

Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14, 2002

Where: University of Creation Spirituality, 2141 Broadway, Oakland

Cost: $275 for applications received by June 10
$300 for applications received after June 10
(Special rate for alumni/ae)

For information or to register call Tandra McLaughlin:
(510) 835-4827 x20 or [email protected]

Faculty includes:
" Matthew Fox, Ph.D., author, theologian, founder and president of UCS (seminar presenter)

" Mari-Marks Fleming, M.A., Exhibiting artist, art therapist, and Buddhist practitioner (Art-as-Meditation instructor)

" Ialorixá Tina de Souza, psychologist and priestess in the Umbanda Afro-Brazilian spiritual tradition (guest lecturer)

This course will focus on the work of Otto Rank, of whom Matthew Fox has said: "I consider Otto Rank to be one of the great spiritual giants of the twentieth century, a genius as a psychologist and a saint as a human being. His work, more than any other psychologist's, provides the appropriate psychological basis for Creation Spirituality. In his last book, Beyond Psychology, he warns that we must move beyond psychology and look for cosmology and mysticism, social justice, and feminist wisdom if we are to survive as a species&His deep understanding of creativity makes him a mentor for all of us living in a postmodern world."

Otto Rank, originally of Freud's inner circle, broke ranks with Freud and developed his own client-centered therapy that in turn strongly influenced Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and many humanist psychologists. His emphasis on the birthing process and the artist (he defines neurosis as the 'failed artist'), on feminism, on societal values, on cosmology (becoming part of the 'whole' again), and on the 'beyond' and the mystical union, all make him a deep thinker in the Creation Spirituality tradition.

" This summer course will include morning seminar and afternoon Art-as-Meditation sessions. The course is open to the public as well as students involved in Creation Spirituality programs.

" To deepen your experience, pre-course reading assignments will be given upon registration, along with information on accommodations in the area.


9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Body Prayer
  Morning Sessions: Seminar (Matthew Fox)
  Afternoons: Painting-as-Meditation (Mari Marks Fleming)
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Reflection on and songs from the Umbanda tradition with class participation (Tina de Souza)


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