SOPHIA: FEMININE WISDOM: Lance Owens
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Dr Lance Owens: PhD, Physicist, ordained Gnostic priest, International Lecturer on CG Jung
Is there a place left in psychology for Sophia and Feminine Wisdom? Two thousand years ago, at the beginning of the current epoch, a story of Logos and Sophia became the primal myth for a new age. The story appeared first in Jewish Wisdom literature. Over the next three hundred years, this tale underwent intricate development, and emerged in the first centuries of the current era as the foundational myth of Gnostic psychology. Though largely discarded by Western Christianity (particularly in its later Protestant reformation), Sophia's story lived on in the image of the Shekhinah within Jewish Kabbalah, and within Alchemy as the experienced image of the Anima mundi.
Dr Owens is a Physicist and an ordained Gnostic priest and for several years has lectured extensively on “The Life and Work of C.G. Jung” For several years Dr. Owens taught a semester-long course on “The Life and Work of C. G. Jung” at the University of Utah. He continues to lecture frequently on C. G. Jung, Jungian psychology, and Gnostic tradition. Since release of the Red Book in 2009, Dr. Owens has published five major historical studies focused on Jung, the Red Book, and Jung’s Gnostic vision. In 2013, he presented a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich on “Jung and Gnostic Tradition.” His article on "C.G. Jung and the Red Book” appears in the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (Springer Reference, 2014). Many of his published writings and audio lectures are available online.