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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 07, 2006

What would we do without the NCR classifieds? Under the rubric "Spiritual Coaching" we are directed to Whitehawk Spirit Coaching, LLC. Your Head Coach is Gavin Young. Got your ankles taped?

Gavin Young has a M.A. in Systematic & Historical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. A second M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from The Franciscan School of Theology, also in Berkeley. His undergraduate work was in German, with a minor in English. Gavin is a certified Life Coach through the Coach Training Alliance.

Mr. Young has worked at Christie's and Doyle New York in New York City as an appraiser and specialist in 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts, and taught at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, CA, prior to earning his certification as a Life Coach. He has published several short stories and is currently working on a book about praying the Psalms.

Mr. Young's spiritual path has been rich and varied leading him from the Presbyterianism in which he was raised, through agnosticism, New Age spiritualities with Wiccan and Pagan influences, and back to Christianity through Roman Catholicism with strong Quaker leanings. He's identified most firmly as a progressive Christian humanist and ecumenist, who attempts to promote "critical thinking and intellectual honesty."

Gavin is a 29 degree Taurus with Cancer Rising and an Aries Moon. His Meyers-Briggs rating is either INFJ or ISFJ and he is a Two (The Helper) on the Enneagram. His soul and personality card in the Tarot deck is the Hierophant V.


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  • Posted by: - Sep. 08, 2006 5:31 PM ET USA

    The California Province Jesuits were generally on stable theological turf until they closed Alma and moved to Berkeley to study with other denominations. That might explain more than just this young man's situation. UUUMMMM!

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 08, 2006 3:15 PM ET USA

    Hey, how did Gavin get past Cardinal Mahony? I mean, wassup with that? The Archdiocese L.A.'s vocation director must have been asleep at his post. This guy would have made a great cathedral rector for Cardinal Mahony.

  • Posted by: Clorox - Sep. 08, 2006 8:55 AM ET USA

    What's his T-cell count?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Sep. 07, 2006 10:50 PM ET USA

    "He's identified most firmly as a progressive Christian humanist and ecumenist, who attempts to promote "critical thinking and intellectual honesty."" He's not identified most firmly as a Catholic?

  • Posted by: Italiana - Sep. 07, 2006 8:28 PM ET USA

    I thought my capacity to reason and think was gone until I realized Yoko Ono wrote that long poem. Now I feel more confident that I'm a normal person because I didn't know what she was saying.

  • Posted by: major - Sep. 07, 2006 5:44 PM ET USA

    Someone check his meds!

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Sep. 07, 2006 12:24 PM ET USA

    What and he is not a S.J, O. P. or O.F.M.?

  • Posted by: Venerable Aussie - Sep. 07, 2006 11:30 AM ET USA

    Cancer rising? See a doctor, quick! (& if I had a 29 degree Taurus I'd be taking it straight back to Ford) I'm disturbed over those hawk and dove images on his website. Perhaps an unfortunate clash?: (& scroll down for the kill) Maybe a really big hawk could tackle that other spooky image on the Whitehawk site - the death-warmed-up dove-like sleepwalker. Finally, under "contact me", how kind of CS Lewis to provide a posthumous "testimonial".

  • Posted by: - Sep. 07, 2006 11:27 AM ET USA

    Did you do it on purpose? The picture is of Bucs head coach John Gruden. Far from the "kumbia" coach Gavin, Coach Gruden is an in-your-face, my-way-or-the-highway type. Oh, If we had more Bishops taking seminars with coach Gruden! btw, picture Coach Gavin leading the Bucs. The cheerleaders would be quarterbacks because they feel the calling. Of course, they would need to bring back the orange jerseys.

  • Posted by: Laity1 - Sep. 07, 2006 11:09 AM ET USA

    Roman Catholic with Quaker leanings? not only is the CV quite a hoot, the testimonial is equally hilarious and, don't forget the poem by Yoko Ono very funny stuff

  • Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs - Sep. 07, 2006 11:09 AM ET USA

    No kidding, when I read the part about him being "a 29 degree taurus..."I seriously believed this was another one of Diogenes clever postings but it's for real. And what does a chimera Catholic/Quaker creed look like? Is the life coach certification available on-line? I bet he's got a great following in Rochester, NY.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 07, 2006 10:43 AM ET USA

    Young gained his most relevant work experience as an assistant to Head Coach Lucifer.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Sep. 07, 2006 9:19 AM ET USA

    I must say that I was extremely dubious about this man's, I mean person's credentials until the following description: "Gavin is a 29 degree Taurus with Cancer Rising and an Aries Moon. His Meyers-Briggs rating is either INFJ or ISFJ and he is a Two (The Helper) on the Enneagram. His soul and personality card in the Tarot deck is the Hierophant V." It made me realize that this is truly someone who is a harbinger of end times for humanity Truly the Second Coming is at hand! .

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Sep. 07, 2006 9:12 AM ET USA

    "My goal for each of my clients is to enhance their lives and rectify compartmentalization by guiding them to a focal point of spiritual integration in every area of their lives." snippet off. My goal is to send a US Special Forces team to his website to convince him, with the help of a stun grenade, to stop torturing the English language and free his gerunds from emancipation.

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