To those of you who are familiar with Roger Woolger and his work, you may be interested to know that there is a thanksgiving service to celebrate his life and work as therapist and author on Thursday 23rd February, 12.30, at St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL (the venue for ‘Alternatives’).
Below is a short notice (circulated by Jane May) after Roger’s death in November.
All the very best,
A Calm Sea, and a Peaceful Voyage
After a recent serious illness, Roger Woolger made the final physical transition into the Bardo realms on Friday 18th November 2011. Roger was initially cared for by close friends in the UK, finally returning to the US to receive the loving care of his family, in the place where he felt most at home.
Roger`s academic background included degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion from Oxford and London Universities. Trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, he created a unique form of spiritual psychotherapy known as Deep Memory Process and was internationally recognised for his pioneering work in past life regression.
In addition to his work as a therapist and author (Other Lives, Other Selves; The Goddess Within; Healing your Past Lives: The Eternal Return, he was a life-long student and teacher of the perennial philosophy and the Christian mystical tradition. Roger continued his extensive teaching programme until the end of his life, throughout Europe and the Americas, and for many years led study-tours in France and elsewhere.
Roger was a lover of life and all the arts, a bon-viveur, the life and soul of any party, and a distributor of dubious jokes and limerics with a weakness for the “oeuvre” of Monty Python.
Last, but no means least, however, through his considerable public persona and the powerful influence of his intelligence and scholarship, he made immediate and long-lasting connections with his audiences and students, nonetheless retaining to the end a humble attitude to his own considerable gifts.
Roger Woolger, Ph.D 1944 – 2011
Inspirational teacher, ground-breaking therapist, author, traveller and Grail-seeker