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The purpose of our programs is to bring light to the inner world.

Seminars at Four Springs draw on the psychological insights of C. G. Jung and Fritz Kunkel, religious wisdom from Jesus and from other traditions, poetry, art and experiential education.

Seminar texts are explored with questions and placed in dialogue with our own experience and with wisdom from a variety of traditions to support individual inquiry and discovery.

The Guild for Psychological Studies also offers seminars at Four Springs. For dates and information, please see

Forget What You Know

September 20-22, 2023

“It is only when we forget all of our learning that we begin to know.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.”

– Claude Monet

What lives beyond our strategies and labels? Each of our senses discerns a small slice of a broad spectrum. Our thinking is similarly bounded, yet may seem a totality.

How can we right-size our rational mind, helpful in its own way, but missing much of the magic of being alive? 

“Seeking first the Kingdom of God” is one way to imagine a more expansive reality, and a step toward experiencing it.

We will work with parables, poetry and meditative exercises to support each other in this quest.

Facilitator for this seminar is Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Executive Director of Four Springs Seminars and pastoral psychotherapist.

Call (888) 428-5189 to register or for more information, or email

This program will begin at 7:30 Friday evening and conclude by 1:00 on Sunday afternoon.  The fee of $300 includes lodging and (marvelous) meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

An earlybird discount of $15 will be applied to registrations received by September 12, 2023.  Need based financial assistance is available. 



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