10/24/15: Elizabeth Ursic, Ph.D

Jung and Spirituality         

Spirituality is a growing trend in the US today. By some estimates, 40% of
Americans may be classified as “…spiritual but not religious”, and the trend is
strongest among younger generations. For many in this group, the teachings of Jung
have been integral in their ability to move away from organized religion while
maintaining a view of themselves and the world that supports them in being
spiritual.
Saturday Morning Talk  
October 24, 2015 (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
St. Agnes Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

 During the morning interactive lecture, we will explore what it means to be spiritual
but not religious. We will consider how the teachings of Jung, particularly his
teachings about the collective unconscious and archetypes, are being used in
popular spiritual movements today. We will explore why this is a such a popular
trend and learn which parts of Jung’s teachings on these subjects are being
emphasized and for what reasons.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ursic holds a MDiv from Yale University and a PhD in Religious Studies from Arizona State
University. She is the author of Women, Ritual, and Power: Placing Female Imagery of
God in Christian Worship, published by SUNY Press, 2014. She is a professor of world
religions at Mesa Community College and is adjunct faculty at the California Institute
of Integral Studies. She has authored and taught a college course titled Spiritual But
Not Religious, and is currently conducting research on new patterns in religious and
spiritual behavior. She is co-chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy
of Religion and serves locally on the board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement. She
is also a spiritual director, and plays cello and piano. Her CD is titled Unspoken
Touch.
For more information visit www.elizabethursic.com