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"Call the world the school of soul-making. Then you will find out the use of this world."

      ~ John Keats





Michael Bogar is an adjunct instructor in World Religions at Central Texas College on the Lewis-McChord Base in Tacoma, WA. He teaches regularly at the Seattle Center for Spiritual Living, the Seattle Unity Church, and various other venues.

He has written various articles for journals focusing on myth and depth psychology. You can find some of his work at the Published Articles link on the header. He has also published poetry in the Pacifica Graduate Institute publication, Between. He has facilitated several Men’s Retreats, and assisted churches in drafting a concise, relevant Vision Statement. He also does Soul-making Coaching.

Michael has spoken at various venues, including the Seattle Rotary Club, the King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association and various other places. He is a regular guest on Mantz and Mitchell, Alternative Talk Radio at KKNW 1150 AM. Michael lives in the Greater Seattle area and conducts seminars, classes and workshops on spirituality and psychology, combining scholarship, humor and practical wisdom in his presentations. His work underscores Soul-making as a dynamic process that values both positive and negative emotions as normal and necessary. There is no wasted moment in a soul-making life. He is available for guest speaking, teaching classes, and one-on-one counseling and mentoring.

The Program Chair of the Seattle Rotary Club of Seattle said, “Michael Bogar is a wonderfully thoughtful and incisive thinker and speaker. He spoke to our Seattle Downtown Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in the world, with a talk that combined practical scholarship and humor. I heartily recommend him.”

His extensive blog site can be found at Blogs and Essays on Soul-Making and Spiritual Cliche’ Busting.

To subscribe to Michael’s monthly electronic newsletter, request at:

Phone: 206-459-4474


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