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The Spiritual Dimensions of War, Wounding and Healing

With Dr. Ed Tick

Sunday, December 13, 4-6 p.m.

New Seven Pillars Series at the Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
Bayt al-Hikma (House of Wisdom), Sunday Afternoon Talks 2009

For as long as societies have had warriors, they have experienced the wounding to mind, body, heart and soul that we now call Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  PTSD is a new name for an ancient condition, made overwhelmingly more pervasive and destructive by the conditions of modern technological warfare. Together we will understand how modern war wounds the soul and war’s moral and spiritual dimensions.  We will explore how the four areas of Seven Pillars -- cosmology, mysticism, chivalry and revelation -- unfold during combat and can be awakened and mobilized for war healing for individuals and entire nations. Spirituality has been used throughout time to tend the pain of warriors.  We will explore the essential conditions necessary for the spiritual healing of troops and veterans and how best to serve their spiritual distress both in the combat zone and upon return.

Dr. Tick is a leading expert on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and nationally recognized authority on the psychological, spiritual, historical and cultural aspects of war and the healing of PTSD.  He specializes in the transformational work with war veterans, survivors of severe trauma, and all who need psycho-spiritual healing. He's award winning book WAR AND THE SOUL prompted his founding of Soldier's Heart, a national not for profit, whose mission is to address the spiritual and emotional needs of veterans, their families and communities. He and his partner, Kate Dahlstedt, also lead healing journeys to Viet Nam and Greece.

$15, $10/Abodians and Young Adults; Scholarships Available

Please RSVP by either emailing or calling 518-794-8777. This program will take place in the Abode of the Message's Meditation Hall.

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