A Sacred Life by Sheri Kling
I’m currently a doctoral student in Religion: Process Studies at Claremont Lincoln University, affiliated with the Claremont School of Theology and I’m especially interested in the resonances between process theology (based on the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead) and the psychology of C.G. Jung. I believe that a spiritual practice of Jungian dream work and examination of synchronicities when combined with an appropriate practical theology can be transformative, and that creative and integrative work is my life’s passion.
I’m basically interested in anything that helps us see life as sacred and our own lives as part of a larger process, and a grander unity, than modern life leads us to believe. I’m interested in the connections between humans and the rest of creation, and between all of creation and God. I believe that each one of us can have a dynamic, living relationship with a divine and loving Presence that will transform our lives and our hearts if we let it. And I think we can connect with that Presence through our dreams, through our relationships, and through all of Nature.
Other things I’m interested in include: interreligious studies, Christology, ecofeminism, the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Wisdom theology, and spirituality, mysticism and transformative practices of all faiths. I earned a master of theological studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and I’m a member of the American Academy of Religion, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and the American Teilhard Association. I was a member of the leadership committee of the Mythic Imagination Institute and senior producer for the 2004 and 2006 Mythic Journeys conferences in Atlanta.