Meets on the First Saturday of Every Month
The Gay-Centered Inner Work Club invites anyone interested to participate in helping cultivate depthful community that celebrates and explores the divine nature and potential of same-sex love through psychological work, for which where you don’t have to be personally gay to appreciate and better see your own unique vision of authentic becoming as revealed through this particular lens. This Club emphasizes the development in every person of a subjective relational attitude in self and with others through mutual exploration into relevant subjects like the evening’s topic with its related theory and practice, as well as any pertinent dreams, fantasies, memories, and especially feelings that may range valuationally all the way from unpleasant or unacceptable, such as fear, shame and anger, to the positive side, including joy, desire and love. Gay liberation is here approached psychologically in a Jungian sense as a subjectively experienced disentanglement and freeing of ego-Self relations from the clutches of unconscious complexes expressing destructive heterosexist parental dynamics and other early childhood traumas that cripple authentic self-realization.
A Uranian way of connecting with one another would be to start within your own gay psyche, where the deeply gratifying work of fey psychological alchemy, undertaken chiefly by productively engaging those complexes and other big feelings and issues in a relational way so as to mercurially transform the lead of what internalized homophobia has ruinously wrought into the phoenix gold of better soulful becoming, a challenging but deeply rewarding effort to grow more human and more spiritual as gay, a task usefully undertaken in supportive communion with like-minded others, and experience the Club is meant to supply. By persisting in this way, we can choose to work affectingly towards creating a world of genuineness, beauty and creative possibilities.
Don’t forget to have a notebook handy in which to write and draw!
The experience will be facilitated by Chris Kilbourne, long-time activist, and is sponsored by the nonprofit educational organization Treeroots.
$2-20 suggested, tax deductible donation is much appreciated.
For more information see Treeroots.org or call 323-252-8824