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Art enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes! The Hansell Gallery is open to the public Tuesday evenings 5-7, Fridays 10:30-3:30, and by appointment. Come see ILLUMINED by David Orr, and receive a warm greeting from our amazing docents. #universityofphilosophicalresearch #philosophicalresearchsociety #hansellgallery #davidorrart #ILLUMINED #losangeles #losfeliz #art #artistsoninstagram #rarebooks #mandalas #artgallery

Ladies, Goddesses, Grrls, and the Men who love them... see you Tuesday night! 6/19 at 7pm (RSVP at www.uprs.edu). Join us for this exploration of the mythic aspects of the Feminine from ancient times to modern day and how they inform our current culture.
From the times Marija Gimbutas first brought us the concept of the Goddess, and its image in the Venus of Willendorf, to the idea of Goddess in Every Woman, as well as Clarissa Pinkola Estes's exploration of the Wild Woman Archetype through fairy tales and storytelling, and its evolution into ecopsychology and the recent me-too movement, the very idea of the Goddess has been held with suspicion and scrutiny in a way the God concept never has. This lecture hopes to illuminate the problem of the Goddess and how it lives in women today.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Raïna Manuel-Paris holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica, and a master's degree in Film from Columbia University. She has been teaching Magic and Ritual and Myth and Symbol for the last 14 years at the Art Institute in Santa Monica, where she also gives guided meditations and somatic energy work. She is a published author of nonfiction (The Mother-to-Be's Dream Book: Understanding the Dreams of Pregnancy), poetry, and co-writer of the play Seeking Sophia, and her documentary The Bridges of My Father was selected for the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work with students, including many veterans, always emphasizes the ways in which one reconnects with Soul and the Soul of the World, Anima Mundi, and how to hold the tension between the inner world and the outer world in a way that engages curiosity and compassion.
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I am grateful for the truth seekers who have come before me; especially those who have kept records, created art, books, schools, inventions, and religions.
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This dedication plate speaks volumes at the University of Philosophical Research.
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“There is no religion higher than Truth.”
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#truth #beauty #love #philosophicalresearchsociety #prs #upr #universityofphilosophicalresearch #manlyphall #secretteachingsofallages #losangeles #godisreal #godislove #loveisreal #loveisgod

Tuesday night! Join us for the final session of this quarter's President's Class, 7-8:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. RSVP at www.uprs.edu. "Stages Along Life's Way: From Postmodern to Posthuman — The Present and Future of Us"

It seems fitting to end a series about the stages along life’s way with a reflection upon where we are now and how we see ourselves in 2018 and beyond. If these theories of human development seem quaint and/or problematic, that may be because we approach them from a “hermeneutics of suspicion,” Paul Ricoeur’s term for our cynicism when it comes to discourse, especially discourse about ourselves. We are postmodern. That is, we live after the modern era of introspection and repression of history, and in the era of spectacle and irony. What does that mean for our souls, ourselves, the social constructs that we call us? Join us for a discussion about who we are today, how we became that, and who we might become tomorrow.

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Tonight! Join us for our President's Class, 7-8:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. RSVP at www.uprs.edu. "Stages Along Life's Way: From Survival to Care — The Different Voice of Carol Gilligan"

If you have been wondering where the women are in this conversation, you are not alone. Carol Gilligan wondered, too. After working with Lawrence Kohlberg (as his research assistant) and Erik Erikson at Harvard, Gilligan began to ask how these stages applied to women. In her book In a Different Voice, she argued that women and men think differently at different stages, especially in terms of moral problems, and these differences are the result of women’s views of relationships and care instead of Kohlberg’s justice and morality. An important voice in second-wave feminism, Gilligan made forceful and compelling arguments that human development theory to that point had ignored women and their unique stages along life’s way. Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion of how women become who they are.

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Special Gallery Hours today! We'll be open (along with the bookstore) from 5-7pm for the TWIN PEAKS event. As always, gallery admission is free. Come check out @davidorrart 's cool and gorgeous Bhagavad Gita from the #ILLUMINED show. #universityofphilosophicalresearch #philosophicalresearchsociety #hansellgallery #bhagavadgita #rarebooks #losangeles #losfeliz #art #artistsoninstagram #artgallery

For today’s gallery goddess challenge I’m veiled Isis with Francis Bacon. #illumined #philosophicalresearchsociety #hanselgallery #francisbacon #scientificmethod @okfinecheese @davidorrart @upr_prs

Tonight! Join us for our President's Class, 7-8:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. RSVP at www.uprs.edu.
Stages Along Life's Way: From Intuition to Insight - James Fowler

Freud saw religion as an illusion, even a kind of neurosis, but Kierkegaard and others saw religion as a way to understand ourselves and our pathways to full self-awareness. James Fowler took Kierkegaard’s notion of stages along life’s way and adapted it in a book he called Stages of Faith. Instead of neuroses, cognition, morality, or crises, Fowler sees “faith” as a “universal quality of human meaning making,” and he sees it at every stage along life’s way. It is almost as if Fowler took Freud, Erikson, and Kohlberg, and substituted “faith” for their central thesis. As you can imagine, that produces a profound and problematic scenario for how we become who we are. Join us as we explore what a uniquely religious vision of human development looks like.

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A new pattern series I started working on this weekend. Inspired by a sound bath I attending at the #philosophicalresearchsociety last Friday night.
Images courtesy of @society6
Link to full blog post in bio: www.laurenh.art 🌀
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Some books I kept #manlyphall #philosophicalresearchsociety #carljung #theredbook #eikohhosoe #yukiomishima #danielburen #eyeofthestorm (Image description: large books in a box with images of pages from each)

Join us for our next President's Class this Tuesday 5/22, 7-8:30pm! Suggested $10 donation / RSVP at www.uprs.edu.
Stages Along Life's Way: From Hope to Wisdom - Erik Erikson

If you’ve ever felt like life is a series of conflicts, then you might enjoy hearing about Erik Erikson’s theory of human development. Drawing directly upon Freud, Erikson expands Freud’s stages and what moves us through them (hint: it’s not sex). Further, he centers human development in our ability to manage and learn from crises. Like Jung, Erikson sees human development in deeper, richer, and more positive terms, and his understanding of how we become who we are is quite detailed and recognizable. Join us as we explore the stages along life’s way in terms of our common crises and resolutions.

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So in D&D terms stage 6 is chaotic good, or am I interpreting both systems as flattering to myself by my own standard of measure, which lines up anyway, right? #gygax #kohlberg #philosophicalresearchsociety

Join us for our next President's Class this Tuesday 5/15, 7-8:30pm! Suggested $10 donation. RSVP at www.uprs.edu.
Stages Along Life's Way: From Punishment to Principle - Lawrence Kohlberg

Lawrence Kohlberg based his own understanding of human development on cognitive theorist Jean Piaget, who studied children’s ways of thinking. Kohlberg wanted to know more about children’s moral development and how it continued into adulthood. He came to some interesting and controversial conclusions about where we begin and end in our moral development. Still, like the others we have studied, Kohlberg offers unique insights about the stages along life’s way and the moral element involved in becoming who we are. Join us for a fun and interesting—and perhaps surprising—discussion of morality and human development.
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Esoterically, the Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven by a single thread. Wisdom, not death, is the reward for this voluntary sacrifice during which the human soul, suspended above the world of illusion, and meditating upon its unreality, is rewarded by the achievement of self-realization.

Manly P. Hall

If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing.
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Manly P. Hall

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