Austin IONS Presents Mary Mansfield

Posted on October 22, 2009 by


MaryMansfieldSeeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science – Mary Mansfield

Austin IONS Meeting – October 27th, 2009: Mary Mansfield, contemplative psychologist, will present on Seeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science.  Drawing from her own life experiences, she will share how she sought ways of creating a balance between her spiritual and physical worlds, especially in times of trials and tribulations.  In the gallery of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4600 Grover, south of 49th east of Burnet. the meeting is free and open to the public, at 6:30 PM for gathering, meeting at 7 PM.

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Mary Mansfield has lived many incarnations, coming to the realization that life gives you what you need, from the many realms of existence, in order grow and move forward.  Austin Texas “called” in 2003, and she moved from Boulder, Co, She currently works as the Executive Assistant to the Dean’s Office, College of natural Sciences, UT Austin.  Her love of wine has brought her to tasting of and writing for the Texas Food and wine Foundation’s publication, Plate and Vine.

And, Mary Mansfield’s first words where “ What’s that?” Her questions became deeper and by the age of 12, she began questioning her religious background in Catholicism. A synchronistic meeting with a family friend would steer Mary into the direction of Mythology, Eastern Philosophy, Astrology, Numerology, and The Power of Positive Thinking. After a near death experience, with the birth of her first son at 17, her thirst for spiritual knowledge deepened. She studied Mind Psi-Genics and Transcendental Meditation, which was her first introductions of the mind, body and spirit connections, and throughout 1970’s Mary acquired much of her knowledge reading the limited number of books available in her fields of interest. During this time she also began her 30-plus years of dream journaling and interest in symbolism.

Manly Hall, artist-scholar-philosopher of mythical symbolism said:

“Love rules the sphere of the wise. Those who have learned to love life in its deepest and most mystical senses have escaped from bondage of fear and dwell in peace with all things.”

10/27/09: Seeking the Balance