Mythic view of anger is topic at benefit for local author
What was to be a book reading by the author has turned into a benefit for him. Nevada City psychologist Richard McCutchan was seriously hurt when he fell from the roof of his house April 29. He was scheduled to do a reading of his just released book, “Awakening the Spirit of Osiris: The Transformative Power of Anger,” so now the Mowen Solinsky gallery and some of McCutchan’s friends are doing it for him.
The reception starts at 6 p.m. Friday; at 6:30, Dr. Max Vogt, who wrote the forward to Dr. McCutchan’s book, will make an unusual public appearance to read and speak about the inspiration for this mythic view of anger. Vogt is widely recognized for his dream interpretation work and has recently published a course guide for the nonprofessional on understanding dreams.
In his book, McCutchan explores the raging turbulence as well as the transformative potentials of anger by using the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris as a window into the unconscious, and how, in an odd twist of psychological life, the very fear of the destructive forces of anger keep us from experiencing our full human potential.
A drawing with prizes will be held as part of this fundraiser for the McCutchan family. Call 265-4682 for more information. The gallery is located at 225 Broad St., Nevada City.
According to gallery co-owner Steve Solinsky, McCutchan, who has lived in the county since 1978, is expected to recover.
WHAT: Benefit reading for Dr. Richard McCutchan and his new book about the transformative power of anger
WHEN: Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mowen Solinsky Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City
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