Mature Spirituality: Engaging with the Mystery Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D.

Friday, May 1,  7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: First Congregational Church UCC
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105  Map it!

CEs: 2

Pre-registration prices:    Friends – $16; Others – $20; Full time students – $2.00
At the door prices:              Friends – $20; Others – $25; Full time students – $2.50



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We are awash with claims upon us. Many of them are external—career and family, social, political, and economic entreaties, and many of them are internal—hopes, fears, archaic agendas and complexes which drive us. How does one evolve a mature spirituality out of this mélange of values, drives, agendas? What makes us larger human beings? What brings us nearer to the achievement of being that the soul asks of us? Dr. Hollis will explore and address these compelling questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the way in which external demands—and complexes—can become consuming
  • Participants will become familiar with the ways that one’s mature spirituality can evolve in this environment
  • Participants will understand the way mature spirituality can bring us closer to what the soul is asking of us
  • Participants will learn how this move to mature spirituality can make us larger human beings.

James Hollis Jungian Lecturer

James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977–82). He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas, for many years and was Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington until 2019, and now serves on the JSW Board of Directors.

He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He lives with his wife, Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, D.C. Together they have three living children and eight grandchildren.

He has written a total of fifteen books, with the sixteenth due next summer. The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Serbian, and Czech.