”If it’s not a paradox, it’s not true.” - Suzuki
This lecture will be based on Dr. McGehee’s book by the same title in which he addresses
the lack of sophistication we have in our culture concerning the concept of love. It is said
you can tell the sophistication of a culture by the number of words it has for a concept.
Eskimos (Inuits) have 50 + words for snow.. In English, we have only one word for
love...He will offer the three Greek words for love: eros, philia, and agape, and there
understandings, plus mother love, father love and other love..In addition, the opposite
of love will be addressed. His book will be available for purchase.
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D.
May 16 (W)
$35 (Includes dinner. Pre-registration required.)
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. is an Episcopal priest
and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, TX. He served as the dean of
Christ Church Cathedral for eleven years, during which time the Cathedral
became a beacon of spiritual insight and compassionate action in the Houston Community.
Beloved for his warmth, humor, and keen attunement to the deeper psychological
currents moving through contemporary American life, Pittman is widely known as
a lecturer and educator who has influenced countless students, clinicians,
clergy, and scholars through his teaching at the University of Houston,
Saybrook University, The Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of
Texas. Pittman is also a widely published poet and essayist and is the author
of The Invisible Church:
Finding Spirituality Where You Are, Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the
Soul, Words Made Flesh, and The
Paradox of Love.