J.L. Moreno and Meister Eckhart: A Not So Unlikely Couple

Abstract: Presents two people, Jacob Levy Moreno (1889-1974) and the Dominican priest-mystic, Meister Eckhart (c.1260-c.1329), who lived centuries apart and led different lives and vocations. Yet they shared a similar belief that all humans are co-creators with the divine. Moreno believed in the importance of spontaneity and its relationship to creation. Both Moreno and Eckhart believed in co-creation and the potential for healing in every human being. Understanding Moreno's spiritual world can assist us as producers and directors to think of ourselves as co-creators when working with groups. Moreno's writing can be somewhat cryptic and confusing and may be illuminated by an understanding of Eckhart.

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