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Glenda Taylor, in the 78 years of her amazing life, has led workshops and retreats and has lectured widely to diverse groups on topics ranging in scope from history to poetry, from spirituality to psychology, from current events to cross-cultural mythology, from cultural traditions to individual creativity. During that time she has created and collected a large body of wisdom that is being digitized onto this website. Glenda is also Director of the Fellowship of Comparative Religion and Earthsprings Retreat Center.
Latest Posting: Watercourse and Wonder
Today I noticed two things that stopped me in my tracks. As much as I attempt to practice the “Watercourse Way” (see my online course on Taoism ), today’s separate events caused me to marvel at the wonderful and mysterious ways that “going with the flow” actually may work.
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The Current Podcast, “Exploring the Tension in Us Between Individualism and the Need for Connection” contains a few comments by Glenda Taylor as well as a reading of a series of excerpts by famous fiction writers that relate to this subject. The words of D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Wolfe, Carson McCullers and others pose the dilemna that we as humans experience as we feel, on the one hand, our need for love and connection with others, and on the other hand, our need to live our lives expressing our own uniqueness and individuality. Befuddled as we may be by this tension, we deal with it as best we can. But many our our heartaches arise from our failure to find wholenss in this regard, as some of these readings reveal.
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West
From the Archive: Quotations from Carl Jung on “Archetypes”
“An archetype is like an old watercourse along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it has flowed in this channel the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return to its old bed.” From Civilization in Transition, Paragraph 395, The Collected Works of C.G. Jung
“The hypothesis of a collective unconscious belongs to the class of ideas that people at first find strange but soon come to possess and use as familiar conceptions. This has been the case with the concept of the unconscious in general…A more or less superficial layer of the unconscious is undoubtedly personal. I call it the personal unconscious. But this personal unconscious rests upon a deeper layer, which does not derive from personal experience and is not a personal acquisition but is inborn…
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A look at gendercide, the worldwide loss of females through a variety of causes, with significant consequences for the world at large. Images from an exhibit at the Toronto Parliament of World Religions, 2018.
“Glenda Taylor is gifted as a discerning scholar and an engaging teacher, sharing the wisdom found within humanity’s ancient and modern spiritual traditions and making them applicable in today’s evolving world.” Dawn Warren, Spiritual Retreat Leader, Educator
“Glenda Taylor’s teachings opened my eyes to the depth, beauty, and truth in all spiritual practices. Seeing the world as interconnected and multifaceted, with the richness of differing perspectives, has become the foundation of how I view the world and my place in it.” Jean Friedman, Educator
“It has been my good fortune to have known Glenda Taylor for almost 30 years. A world class teacher and writer, her vast knowledge and gentle demeanor are a gift to all. She is truly one of a kind.” Carol Henderson, Art Dealer, Writer, Ranch Owner
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