89: The Divine Mind & The Evolution of Consciousness with Michael Gellert

Michael Gellert is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in Los Angeles and Pasadena. He treats individuals and couples and offers a Jungian Writing Workshop.   Michael  was formerly Director of Training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine.   Michael was educated in rabbinic Judaism; studied theology at Loyola College, Montreal; and trained with the renowned Zen master Koun Yamada in Japan for two years. He is the author of Modern Mysticism and The Fate of America (for which he received a letter of appreciation from Bill Clinton; and which was also given to Barack Obama by one of his advisors).  He also authored The Way of the Small which was recognized by The Center for Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2007. His new book is The Divine Mind:  Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey.  

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What is the Divine Mind?
  • God’s inner journey:
    • As reflected in the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • As a parallel for the evolution of human consciousness
    • As a metaphor for our own journey
  • The 3 stages of God’s development
  • The problem of evil
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