The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. – St. Teresa of Avila
Michael Gellert’s new book tells the story of the Abrahamic God’s inner journey. Who he originally was—a God tormented and divided against himself and humanity—and who he became is a journey from trauma to redemption, from affliction to enlightenment. Spanning from the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to their later mystical teachings, the book explains many of the Hebrew Bible’s darker moments yet concludes on the same joyful note as his journey, namely, on a celebration of his deep, mystical nature. It shows how his inner journey offers us a metaphor for our own. This book talk will include an overview of this journey and an open discussion of its implications. Signed copies will be on sale at the talk.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber
Michael Gellert is a Jungian analyst practicing in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California and former Director of Training of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He is the author of Modern Mysticism, The Fate of America, The Way of the Small, and The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey. His website is www.michaelgellert.com.
LOCATION: Program will be located at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus