Michael Eselun’s JPCP Article
Like so many of my spiritual care colleagues, I freely use such language with confidence—terms like “magic.” These are experiences I crave, experiences I’ve had—experiences that have filled my life and my work with meaning. Those of us who provide spiritual care will often fashion our conversations around what is so often the ineffable in life—sometimes offering only approximations at best, given the limitations of language. We think we know what we mean when we use words like—Love. Grace. Oneness. Faith. Divine. Sacred. Mystery. Spirituality. Magic. Big concepts, to be sure, and even bigger ideas to embody—or at least to taste every now and then.Eselun, Michael. “It’s Magic.” Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, vol. 73, no. 3, Sept. 2019, pp. 185–186, doi:10.1177/1542305019862749.
The above is an excerpt from Michael Eselun’s article titled “It’s Magic”. This article was published in the September 2019 Issue (Volume 73, Issue 3) of the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (JPCP). It is an honor to be published in this prestigious journal – we are so proud of the impact that Michael continues to have in our UCLA community and beyond through his work.
To read the full article, visit It’s Magic by Michael Eselun | Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling | Volume 73, Issue 3, September 2019
The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (JPC&C) began in 1947 as The Journal of Pastoral Care. The JPC&C is a peer-reviewed journal that advances theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research. JPC&C is co-published with Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc. (JPCP) and all material submitted for publication must reflect the ethical standards of the organizations that are Member Associations of JPCP.