This Lent I will be taking an online “course” titled “God, Self and Ego” by Philip St. Romain of the Heartland Center for Spirituality. According to the course description:
“This series will feature 9 written presentations on the meaning and experience of God, Self and Ego. Based on the earlier work by Philip for his doctoral project, God and I takes a more experiential approach, enabling participants to experience for themselves the different types of possible interactions: Ego-Self, Ego-God, Self-God, and Ego-Self-God. Special attention is also given to how early childhood woundings contribute to a “false self system” of programming that biases our Ego functioning and creates inner disharmony.”
St. Romain’s doctoral project was based on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas and can be purchased here. An outline of the online course can be found here.
I am excited about taking this course as it appears to explore on a practical level the intersection of traditional Catholic theology and modern psychology. After all this blog is dedicated to the intersection of faith and science :-). St. Romain is especially interesting as he has written over 20 books on Catholic theology and spirituality. He has a traditional Thomistic philosophical background but his book topics including medical sciences, spiritual direction and psychology.
Sounds as if it will be interesting.
It sounds consistent with your expertise in the intersection of psychology and spirituality. I am a neophyte at both so I am trying to learn something :-). I hope you have a wonderful day!
May this course take you through a beautiful journey 🙂