Institute of Pentecostal Psychology 


                                                                                                                                                       Ephesians 1:18



Clyde Glandon, DMin   Founder and Director

 Look into your soul to see whether you have found the true and good light.  For all the visible things of the senses are but a shadow of the true realities of the soul.  For there is another man within, beyond the sensible one. And there are other eyes within, and other ears.  And Jesus has come to make this inner man healthy.                                                                  Macarius, The Fifty Spiritual Homilies

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Truly the soul is incapable by itself of studying its own thoughts and discerning them. But with the divine lamp lit, the light dispels the darkness from the house. Then the person sees her own thoughts, for the soul had lost its image.

                                                                             Macarius, The Fifty Spiritual Homilies

Clyde Glandon, DMin, OK LPC

 Dr. Glandon is a retired Episcopal clergyman, and Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Supervisor in the State of Oklahoma. He served as rector of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Williamsville, NY, and Associate rector of Trinity Episcopal church in Tulsa, OK.

From 1993 to 2008 Dr. Glandon was the Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Education in Tulsa. From 2001 to 2014 he was a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

 He is a 1982 graduate of the School for Charismatic Spiritual Directors at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Monastery in Pecos New Mexico. The school’s spirituality combined Pentecostal life in the Holy Spirit, Jungian psychology, intentional community, and the classic schools of Christian spiritual direction.

 Dr. Glandon is the 2009 Co-Founder of the Fellowship of the Holy Name, an ecumenical community of men and women dedicated to practicing and teaching the Jesus Prayer, contemplative prayer, and the Pentecostal gifts. In 2016 he founded the Institute of Pentecostal Psychology.

 Clyde’s wife Shan is the Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction for the Jenks Public Schools. They have one son Andrew, and two granddaughters, Madison and Rylan.  

 BA      University of Kansas, History and Philosophy

MDiv  Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge Massachusetts

DMin  Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa Oklahoma

  I have come to realize I represent and bring a “school” or stream of Pentecostal life which appears to me to be largely unknown and untaught—often unrecognizable-- among Evangelical Christians and classical Pentecostals. As far as I know, no one teaches Pentecostal spiritual direction at ORU. With the qualified exception of the Roman Catholic efforts of the 70’s and 80’s, sacramental traditions, for their part, have very little Pentecostal culture in their midst, even though they are familiar with spiritual direction.  Abbot David Gereats, in his inspiration for a Pentecostal use of depth psychology, offered a pathway in sanctification which requires skilled spiritual direction, dream work, and a “monastic” Christian culture which remains foreign to many Christian traditions. David taught that evangelism is not complete until there is a baptism in the Holy Spirit. I add that there is no real Christian spiritual direction happening—or for that matter, Bible study—if there is not a baptism in the Holy Spirit. David’s integration of the classic disciplines of spiritual direction with Pentecostal life and community, provides a strategic corrective, as he knew at the time, both to the grievous misfires of the “Shepherding movement,” and to the highly privatized spirituality of much Protestant culture. I add that the social Gospel and social services—sometimes thought to get us out of private spirituality-- if they do not bring the Pentecostal gifts to people, remains, to use a controversial term from the Reformation, a “bare memorial.”   As Abbot David asks: Are we supposed to give a poor man a spade and tell him that’s Jesus?                                                    

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