"Paul invites us back to what most of us knew in life, but then over time forgot the joy and wonder that comes from accepting life’s impenetrable mystery.”
—Thom Allena, Professor of Peace Studies, University of New Mexico and co-author of Restorative Justice on the College Campus
Paul Dunion is a psychological healer and philosopher committed to promoting the understanding of life as a mysterious, insecure, and unpredictable journey. He offers individual and couples sessions, groups and workshops aimed at deepening a capacity to receive the mystery of life and accept ourselves as those who have chosen to travel such an odyssey.
Making Peace with Mystery
Making Peace with Mystery reflects the most pervasive initiatory process in all indigenous cultures. It is regularly referred to as the Initiation into the Mysterium Tremendum (Great Mystery). Once we can accept that we are on a deeply mysterious and insecure journey we can begin to step into a dynamic and creative dance between our personal wills and the power of Fate. Such a dance is aimed at yielding a destiny illuminated by both depth and meaning.
“Life is an extremely deep mystery.
Let yourself be touched by her and she may grant you a glimpse.”
About Wisdom – Apprenticing to the Unknown & Befriending Fate
Book Forthcoming, 2020
The work’s major theme is “You can’t get life right and if you allow, life may get you right”. Efforts to get life right including the Spiritual Bypass, the Intellectual Bypass, the Psychological Processing Bypass and the Trivia Bypass are debunked as alleged detours around life’s mystery, unpredictability and insecurity. The uniqueness of the work is that it is a developmental model describing how wisdom might evolve. A major theme is how we can arrive at allowing defeat to interrupt the ego’s claim to sovereignty, making us more ready to reconcile with life’s inevitable dominance.
Teaching & Training
Paul has facilitated over 200 workshops focused on topics pertaining to human potential and transformational development for over 30 years. He is an accomplished, dynamic and interactive presenter.
From 2013-2018 Paul created and facilitated The Croton Mystery School, intended to open the heart to deeper healing, to come to understand the mystery of union, to fiercely explore and speak truth, and to celebrate the beauty and challenge of participating in the human condition. Through Making Peace with Mystery, a central theme in Paul’s practice, hundreds of individuals have reclaimed their wholeness of self.
Paul offers trainings and speaks internationally for Mobius Executive Leadership as a Senior Expert. He participated in the 2019 Next Practice Institute’s Annual Gathering, leading a very special men-only immersive study track entitled Feeding the Hunger of the Masculine Soul.
The Gathering offers a rare setting in which to study the myriad arts needed to serve as a practitioner of adult development/coaching, team intervention, organizational development, large scale culture work and social entrepreneurship.
Paul also leads an ongoing Supervision Group for Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Trainers, Coaches and anyone facilitating Human Potential.
Latest Blog Entry
We all love hearing beliefs that are indistinguishable from our own. What can we make of this propensity to rejoice over conversations where the participants agree, confirm and even applaud our beliefs? The ego remains convinced that its current version of truth must be correct. It is often the ego’s tenacity about being right that…