Saturday, April 07, 2007

Somewhere in the Wierd With the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus hall of Brookfield will be hosting an event. The nature of the event, in juxtaposition with the KofC is what has me wondering a bit.

Here's the notice: (scroll down a bit)

The Milwaukee chapter of the Association for Research and Enlightenment is sponsoring "Journey to Discover Your Sacred Contract," a presentation by Sister Susan Ann Adrians, a licensed counselor and archetype consultant trained by Caroline Myss, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 in the Brookfield Knights of Columbus Hall, 4700 N. 145th St., Brookfield. The $35 fee includes lunch.

Here's what we find about Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment:

The Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.) is the international headquarters for the work of Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), who is considered the best-documented psychic of the Twentieth Century. Founded in 1931, the A.R.E. consists of people from all walks of life and spiritual traditions.

The mentor of Sr. Adrians can be found in Wikipedia:

Caroline Myss (pronounced mace) is an American medical intuitive and mystic as well as the author of numerous books and audio tapes, including national bestsellers.[citation needed] Myss holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, and a master's degree in theology from Mundelein College. She also claims to hold a Ph.D in "intuition and energy medicine", but the degree was granted by Greenwich University, a now-defunct correspondence school that was never accredited to deliver higher education awards by any recognized government accreditation authority. She has collaborated extensively with Dr. Norman Shealy, an M.D. schooled at Harvard.[1] She tours internationally as a speaker on spirituality and lives in Chicago.

And, of course, we have "Dr." Cayce, the originator of this stuff:

Cayce's methods involved lying down and entering into what appeared to be a trance or sleep state, usually at the request of a subject who was seeking help with health or other personal problems (subjects were not usually present). The subject's questions would then be given to Cayce, and Cayce would proceed with a reading. At first these readings dealt primarily with the physical health of the individual (physical readings); later readings on past lives, business advice, dream interpretation, and mental or spiritual health were also given.

Seems to me that the KofC have ventured into some interesting territory. I don't know how Sr. Adrians reconciles "Dr." Cayce, "Dr." Myss, and Roman Catholic teachings on Original Sin or human nature (fallen.)

But I'm sure that it's interesting. Maybe even wierd.

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