The Divine WABA:
A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths
J. Marvin Spiegelman, Ph.D.
Friday, February 6th, 2004
It is clear that at the deepest level—that ground where matter and spirit are united—we are truly all alike. WABA is Dr. Spiegelman's mnemonic for the various manifestations of the experience of the divine: Within, Among, Between, and Around. Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Kabbalah exemplify the divine within; the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca illustrates the divine among; the Alchemical model exemplifies the divine between; and the numinous experiences we find in nature, art and synchronicity reveal the divine around us. Using his broad knowledge of symbolism and his desire for an ecumenical approach to religion, Dr. Spiegelman will illuminate the fascinating images of the world's major spiritual traditions and show how they relate to each other.
J. Marvin Spiegelman, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA and his analyst diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. His latest book is The Divine Waba (Within, Among, Between, Around): A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths. He is in private practice in Studio City, California.