Lecture

Heroic Presence and the Rogue Archetypes: Overcoming the Victim, the Saboteur and the Sellout

Mar 26 (Th) 12noon-1:30pm $50 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Have you ever been handed a golden opportunity, but instead of embracing your good fortune you squander it and sabotage any chances for success?

If this sounds familiar then you have felt the Saboteur Archetype at work.  You are also in good company because each of us holds the Saboteur Archetype within ourselves.  While it may manifest differently for different people, the results are always the same: opportunities are squandered and we are left frustrated and confused.

The Saboteur is one of 3 undermining influences which I call the Rogue Archetypes.  They include the Victim, the Saboteur and the Sellout.  Each of them holds us back in unique and destructive ways - but, if we are wise and courageous, they each have a valuable lesson to teach.  

Heroic Presence is a newly-envisioned take on Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Heroic Presence introduces future-oriented metaphors and inclusive language that encourages adventure and transformation while honoring our current relationships and the power of the present moment.  Transformation through Heroic Presence happens in 3 stages and the Rogue Archetypes will impede our progress at every stage, unless we approach them with courage and awareness.

The Victim asks, "Who are you to aspire to greatness?" The Saboteur asks, "What will you sacrifice to maintain control?", and the Sellout asks, “What is the price of your soul?”  Join me as we answer these questions and discover what the Rogue Archetypes can teach us on our spiritual journey.
 
Daniel Hope, MA

Islam and Love

Mar 5 (Th) 10am–11:30am $40 (Pre-registration required.)
Love for God, for His creation, for good deeds, and for each other plays a crucial role in the Islamic world-view. Love for the truths embodied in the religion builds up the faith. Faith is based on knowledge and love of God. Love is the most essential element of every being, and it is the most radiant light, and it is the greatest power; able to resist and overcome all else. 

Love elevates every soul that absorbs it, and prepares these souls for the journey to eternity. Souls that have been able to make contact with eternity through love exert themselves to inspire in all other souls what they have derived from eternity. They dedicate their lives to this sacred duty; a duty for the sake of which they endure every kind of hardship to the very end, and just as they pronounce “love” with their last breath, they will also breathe “love” while being raised on the Day of Judgment.

Yetkin Yildirim, Ph.D.