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Unveiling Ancient Spiritual Texts

05/23/2024 06:30 PM - 06/13/2024 08:30 PM PT


In 1945, a trove of over 50 ancient texts, often labeled as 'Gnostic,' was unearthed in Egypt. While some, like the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Philip, have garnered attention, many remain obscure. Delve into these intriguing yet little-known texts to explore their insights into the spiritual journey, exploring themes such as the eternal struggle between darkness and light, and the duality of pleasure and pain. Join us as we uncover these ancient spiritual texts, aiming not only to expand your knowledge but to reveal their relevance as blueprints of the human psyche. What we now term 'psychology' was once known as gnosis, the ancient wisdom of the soul.
Thursdays, May 23-Jun 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Bogar, MDiv, ThM
Location: Zoom (link information will be sent out a few days prior to class and on class night)
Tuition: $99 until 8pm 5/19, $120 after 
Michael Bogar, MDiv, ThM: Michael’s approach is from a full-life experience and he can relate to a wide range of people. He has a way of communicating with those at the top of their game and those ready to quit. Life is educational, each morning presents an opportunity to begin anew. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has a proven ability to inform and inspire students ranging from the informal beginner to the serious scholar. Students and audience members frequently comment on his depth of scholarship, personal approach, and sense of humor.
Michael has studied and taught classical religious texts from many religious traditions and is a very effective teacher of spiritual concepts. He has studied Jungian Depth Psychology and universal mythologies. He is a brilliant integrator of mythology, theology, personal spirituality, practical philosophy, and depth psychology. He combines deep scholarship, spontaneous humor, and contagious enthusiasm with a down-to-earth practical approach to personal and spiritual growth. People open up easily to his clear and amicable style. 
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