Self, Selves, No-Self: What’s Inside This Bag of Bones?


Service Leaders: Andrew Hidas, Eric Fischer, Mary Chapot
Music by: Various UUCSR vocalists

Both depth psychology and every pop psychology book ever published focus on the notion of a “Self.” But is that Self one or many? What is it made of? On the religious side, Christianity extols an immortal Self that will someday be reunited with its Creator, while the Asian traditions regard Self as the ultimate delusion. Sociology alludes to many selves, filling various roles. Where do we come down on this matter as UUs? What, in the end, is inside this bag of bones?

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