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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 has graduate degrees in Bible, Theology and Jungian Psychology and Mythology. He has taught classical texts from many religious traditions and is a very effective teacher of psychological and spiritual ideas and practices. He is currently a part time adjunct professor of World Religions at Central Texas College located on a campus at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Base in Tacoma, WA. He teaches regularly at the Seattle Unity Church and the Seattle Center for Spiritual Living. He holds a weekly online Zoom class covering a variety of often neglected and controversial topics regarding psycho-spiritual development.


He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has a proven ability to inform and inspire students ranging from the informal beginner to the serious scholar. Students and audience members frequently comment on his depth of scholarship, personal down to earth approach and sense of humor. 


In addition to formal education, Michael has also worked construction and still remodels houses part time. Thus, his approach to spirituality and teaching is from a full-life experience and he can relate to a wide range of people. He has a way of communicating to those at the top of their game and those ready to quit. Life is educational in this terrific and traumatic world; each morning presents an opportunity to participate in the school of soulmaking.

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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