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