Hello, and welcome to Methods, an exploration in guided prayer and meditation.
These short segments, are going to consist of a conversation, followed by our guest leading us through their preferred method of prayer, meditation, or other form of practice.
Today we talk with Alexander John Shaia. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Alexander grew up as part of a large extended family that had emigrated from Lebanon a generation previously. He grew up with the ancient traditions of Maronite Catholicism and was expected to become a priest, a family tradition since the year 1300. Alexander was led otherwise.
He attended the University of Notre Dame and received a degree in Cultural Anthropology, a Master's in Counseling Education and Religious Education, a graduate certificate in Pastoral Psychotherapy, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His training includes time in Switzerland with Jungian analyst, and founder of Sandplay Psychotherapy, Dora M. Kalff.
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