Friday Evening Lecture:
Flight From The Feminine/Return To The Feminine : Reclaiming the Feminine Spirit
in Western Civilization
November 10, 2017 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Robert Hemfelt, Ph.D.
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird
|$20.00 non-members (includes a complimentary reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine)|
Are there differences between the feminine and masculine psyches? Are these differences intrinsic or simply the products of social conditioning? In his landmark work, Flight from Woman, psychoanalyst, Dr. Karl Stern, argues persuasively that there are profound differences between the feminine and masculine psyches. For the past 4,000 years Middle Eastern and Western Civilizations have been in a highly destructive retreat from the gifts of the feminine spirit. This denial of the humanizing values of the feminine robs men of the capacity to access and vitalize their anima. This same distortion steals from women the animus capacity to influence social trends. In the twenty-first century, the West must reclaim the feminine. Dr. Hemfelt will trace this journey of the genders with rich excerpts from video documentaries and scenes from major motion pictures.
Exploring the gender cosmologies that inform the navigation of daily life.
November 11, 2017 9:30 a.m. – noon
Robert Hemfelt, Ph.D
|Location:||St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird|
|$40.00 non-members (includes a complimentary continental breakfast)|
The patristic orientation of Western Civilization is undergirded by the metaphysical systems of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These spiritual systems feature a distinctly masculine deity bias and the resulting suppression of the sacred feminine and the goddess has had a devastating effect on the evolution of Western society. In the workshop, participants will explore this historic legacy and better define their interior gender cosmologies.
Dr. Robert Hemfelt is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in counseling and psychology from the University of Houston and has served in teaching capacities for the American Institute for Medical Education, The University of Houston, South University at the Art Institute of Dallas Campus, and the Jung Center of Houston. He is a recipient of the Gold Medallion Publishers Award and the coauthor of multiple best-selling books. Dr. Hemfelt has presented seminars and workshops throughout the nation and has appeared on national radio and television programs including CNN, TBS, CBN, the 700 Club, and the Phil Donahue Show.
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