Institute for Philosophy & the Arts'
Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life

Carol Soucek King
[Photography by Nathaniel Taylor]

THE SALON ON THE SPIRITUALLY CREATIVE LIFE

Our 25th Year Continues!

Please join Carol Soucek King virtually on
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Via Zoom

To discuss the fourth theme in her book
Under the Bridges at Arroyo del Rey

HUMOR

 

9:30 am – Zoom Room Arrivals and
Himalayan Singing Bowls by Healing Arts Practitioner
Janet Martorello

 

10 am until noon – Program

 

Meditation
with

Nan Rae

Artist/Teacher/Author



Joy and Laughter in the Life
of Jason Haskell Stillman
by his mother Suzanne Jaffe Stillman

 

Opening Song and Comments

"Circle of Life"
Dean LeGrand Carlston, DDS

Singer/Guitarist

 

Salute to Birthdays
with
Graham Lance Richardson

 


"We Laugh and God Smiles"
Presented by David Bender
Author/Storyteller/Hypnotherapist

 

Interspersed with Discussion

Getting us started with comments on "Humor"
will be James "Jim" Vitale, Louise Wannier,
Sandy Bleifer, and Cynthia Biret with Arlette Baronian.

All are invited to participate - just "raise your hand"
so that Curtis McElhinney will call on you.

 

Highlighted with Song
“Gubo” ጉቦ *
Alula Yohanes Tzadik
Singer/Songwriter

*Amharic, national language in Ethiopia,
for "bribing and corrupting"

 

Finale
"Tomorrow"
Susie Katharine Shaw

Actress/Vocalist

 

And then Susie will lead us in Richard King's favorite
Native American Prayer

 


About Our Speaker
David Bender

David BenderHow to Find Meaning in Life

Without Love, you have no reason
Without Commitment, there is no safety
Without Vows, you have no direction
Without Work, you have only withered dreams and
Without Humor, you will miss God's loving smile.
~ David Bender

David Bender as a ChildAs a child, author, storyteller, hypnotherapist David Bender had troubles reading and speaking so instead he developed his empathetic skills. He had a natural a gift for being able to analyze things and solve problems. For example, when he moved to Israel in his teens, he discovered that he could not learn languages by ear so he developed a system for learning to speak them in four-days, which later allowed him to manage in Greek, French, Italian and Spanish when he visited those countries.

David Bender’s approach to the world was significantly broadened by his very diverse life experiences. He has lived in several countries including Canada, Israel and England. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he also studied Psychology and advanced Hypnotherapy. Later he moved to England where he lived with a master astrologer, visited Wiccan covens and spent time with people from India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

His friends, acquaintances and clients introduced him to a very big and multidimensional world -- musicians, mathematicians, artists, actors, educators, poets, doctors, shamans and healers, Arabs, Jews, theologians, Kabbalists and mystics. He has been friends with and learned from each.

David Bender as a BusinessmanHe has run several businesses including photo-restorations, home renovations, steel-fitting and financial advisor. He has coordinated and run Jewish summer retreats, storytelling and Torah study – for, in addition to his study of psychotherapy, David studied Jewish theosophy as well as storytelling.

David intended to retire - but God laughed. Instead, today David teaches investing and trading to individuals. He also does Hypnosis Assisted Education, where he uses hypnosis to help students to focus, quiet their mind and improve their memory.

Fortunately for all of his followers, David Bender’s path also has led to his mission to now include his being an author. His first book (still unpublished) is called Magical Marriage by the SACRED Path -- a guide book to building and mending damaged relationships. And currently David is working on two other books. One is called The Five Secret Languages of Women -- it helps men understand women and helps women appreciate and reclaim their natural gifts. The third book is called The Dark Side of Sex -- an explanation of why people lust after non-marital sex as well as what is behind most addictions. It points the way to change and outgrowing those things.


For the time being, the Salon will continue to meet on Zoom. When appropriate, we will meet in person once again at Arroyo del Rey.


For access to the Salon on Zoom:

This meeting is being hosted by Zoom.
There is no charge to use this service.

Before the Salon on Sunday:
You will need to either go to the Zoom website, www.zoom.us, and register for a free account to access this meeting through your web browser or download and install the Zoom application on your device.

If you download the application to your device, you do NOT need to register for a free account. To download the Zoom application, click on this link... https://zoom.us/download

For any questions or assistance,
email Curtis McElhinney at Curtis@curtisvision.com


 

“Circle of Life”
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John

FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVE ON THE PLANET,
AND BLINKING STEP INTO THE SUN
THERE IS MORE TO BE SEEN THAN CAN EVER BE SEEN,
MORE TO DO THAN CAN EVER BE DONE
SOME SAY EAT OR BE EATEN,
SOME SAY LIVE AND LET LIVE
BUT ALL ARE AGREED AS WE JOIN THE STAMPEDE,
WE SHOULD NEVER TAKE MORE THAN WE GIVE

IN THE CIRCLE OF LIFE,
IT’S THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE,
IT’S A LEAP OF FAITH,
IT’S A BAND OF HOPE
TIL WE FIND OUR PLACE ON THE PATH UNWINDING,
IN THE CIRCLE, THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

SOME OF US FALL BY THE WAYSIDE,
AND SOME OF US SOAR TO THE STARS
AND SOME OF US SAIL THROUGH OUR TROUBLES,
AND SOME OF US MUST DEAL WITH THE SCARS
THERE’S FAR TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN HERE,
MORE TO FIND THAN CAN EVER BE FOUND
BUT THE SUN ROLLING HIGH IN THE SAPPHIRE SKY KEEPS
THE GREAT AND SMALL ON THE ENDLESS ROUND

IN THE CIRCLE OF LIFE,
IT’S A WHEEL OF FORTUNE,
IT’S A LEAP OF FAITH,
IT’S A BAND OF HOPE
TIL WE FIND OUR PLACE ON THE PATH UNWINDING,
IN THE CIRCLE, THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

 

"Gubo ጉቦ"
[Amharic, national language in Ethiopia,
for "bribing and corrupting"]
Written, arranged, performed, directed, produced and choreographed by Alula Yohanes Tzadik.

We adults tell the children
don't do this, don't do that
don't lie and don't steal
it is bad, it is wrong, it is sin
to do these kinds of things
We tell the children
not to do wrong things
while we as adult
lie, steal, cheat, kill, dress in fine clothing -- like with neck ties, three-piece suits -
we lie, we steal, we bribe, we corrupt the systems, the companies, the governments,
We even try to bribe God, if we could.

[the banners of the people in Ethiopia in video say]
we are hungry
we are homeless
you took our home
you took our food
we are hungry
because of the corrupt things you do
now what it means --

All over the world
Poor Ethiopia having a civil war

 

"Tomorrow"
Music by Martin Charnin/Charles Strouse

The sun'll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun
Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
'Til there's none
When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say, oh
The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away
When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say, oh
The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away


 

All 2021 Salon dates and themes

STABILITY
Sunday, January 10, 2021

GROWTH
Sunday, February 14, 2021

POSSIBILITY
Sunday, March 14, 2021

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday, April 11, 2021

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday, May 9, 2021

HUMOR
Sunday, June 13, 2021

UNDERSTANDING
Sunday, July 11, 2021

KINDNESS
Sunday, August 8, 2021

HARMONY
Sunday, September 12, 2021

LOVE
Sunday, October 10, 2021

HEALING
Sunday, November 14, 2021

SPIRITUALITY
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Please let us know which salons you can attend by calling (626) 449-1238.


With all loving thoughts and hoping to see you soon!

Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph. D.
Email: KingCarol@aol.com  
 


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