It is clear that our times demand deep wisdom and profound change that begins in both self and community.

In this exciting dialogue, Dr. Steven Herrmann, a Jungian analyst and Matthew Fox, a spiritual theologian and Eckhartian scholar, draw on the wisdom of three giants of spiritual consciousness: William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience is a classic in Western understanding of religion, mysticism, spirituality and psychology. Carl Jung’s entire corpus and life’s work explored the intersection of soul and spirit. Meister Eckhart is among the greatest mystic/prophets of Western culture (and he was deeply respected by Jung who says Eckhart gave him “the key to the unconscious.”)

In exploring together some gifts from James, Jung and Eckhart for our times, such topics as these are considered as taken from Herrmann’s book:

  • “The Fight with the Shadow”
  • “Doorways to the Self"
  • “The Call to Vocation”
  • “The Child archetype and the God behind the Door”
  • “The Radical Empirical Psychology of William James”

*** Image: The Meister Eckhart portal of the Erfurt Church

Responses to Hermann's latest book:

William James and C.G. Jung: Doorways to the Self

“A wonderful synthesis of the seminal ideas of Carl Jung and William James.”--Ashok Bedi, Jungian Analyst

“A comparative study of these two giants of modernity is long overdue, and Steven Herrmann is perfectly prepared to cover this match in all its splendor.”--Murray Stein, Jungian Analyst

Responses to Fox's latest book:

Meister Eckhart: A Spiritual Warrior for Our Times

“Whether our species has a future on Earth does not depend on the development of more gee-whiz technologies, but on whether we are willing to move into the psycho-spiritual dimension proclaimed by Meister Eckhart and elucidated by Matthew Fox in this important book.” -- Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind

“A stunning new vision of Christianity that transcend both creeds and boundaries. It is a thrilling read.” –John Shelby Spong, author of The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic

Steven Herrmann, PhD, MFT

Steven Herrmann is a certified Jungian analyst and member of the CG Jung Institute of San Francisco. Steven is also a poet, writer, presenter, and teacher. He has published many professional papers and six books including William Everson: The Shaman’s Call; Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy and the World Soul; Spiritual Democracy; Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times. Steven's newest book (2020) is William James and C.G. Jung: Doorways to the Self.

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian and author of 38 books on spirituality and culture. Among them are Original Blessing; A Spirituality Named Compassion; The Reinvention of Work; The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine; Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times; Meister Eckhart: A Spiritual Warrior for Our Times; Sheer Joy: Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality. His most recent books are The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times and Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic—and Beyond. Fox is an Episcopal priest and a visiting scholar at the Academy of the Love of Learning.

Cameron Trimble, Host

Rev. Cameron Trimble is a serial entrepreneur committed to the triple bottom line – a concern for people, profit and the planet. Driven by an adventurous spirit, she co-founded and serves as the CEO of Convergence, an international leadership consultancy. She serves as a senior consultant, a frequent speaker on national speaking circuits, is a pilot and an author. Her books include Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church, Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight, and 60 Days of Faith. Trimble is also an adjunct professor teaching leadership and organizational development.

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