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Doing any activity is energizing when it is imbued with a sense of purpose; when that purpose is informed with an accurately intuited sense of direction from one’s depths, the result is wise action. This presentation investigates “purpose” as an energetic phenomenon (presence) and as an energizing factor in human psychology and behavior. It also examines the qualitative differences between – and consequences of –pursuing ego-determined purposes, and those informed by a conscious effort to align one’s life with a deeper understanding of What Is.


Gary Raucher is a core faculty in the CIIS Drama Therapy Program and maintains a San Francisco based practice as a drama therapist and MFT. He is also a certified teacher of The Wisdom Foundation, an applied teaching of contemplative practice designed to help students bridge meditative techniques to practical goals of self-development, soul-alignment, and service to humanity.