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Integral Transformation: Part I – Diving Deep

Toward the end of my work on a doctor of ministry degree, one of my professors introduced me to the work of Victor Turner. His insights provide a significant contribution to understanding the actual processes that lead to human and societal transformation. Continue reading

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Integral Transformation: Part II – The Role of the Ritual Elder

During my graduate studies, I had the good fortune to study with Robert L. Moore, a professor of psychoanalysis, culture, and spirituality at Chicago Theological Seminary. Moore, in his book, The Archetype of Initiation: Sacred Space, Ritual Process, and Personal Transformation builds upon the work of Viktor Turner on the rites of passage involved in individual and social transformation by drawing upon his own experience as a Jungian analyst. Continue reading

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