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Imagination of Air & the Azure Vault with Robert Bosnak

About the course:  Imagination of Air & the Azure Vault

An in-depth course in Alchemical Psychology

With his remarkable chapter on air James Hillman devises a method to look at science and technology as a metaphor system. It shows how the spirits formerly seen in the alchemical process are now all around us in the technology we use. For our contemporaries it is essential to understand technology not just as the literal tools and inventions we employ, but as ways the creative autonomous imagination expresses itself technologically today and makes us into who we are. It teaches a radically new way of reflection. This chapter is essential for all dreamers who live in the here-and-now on our way to an uncertain future.

The Azure vault focuses on our ability to know the world by way of our sense of aesthetics. Alchemists tell us that each particle of matter is formed around its own creative spark called caelum, heaven. An eye trained in seeing the sparks in all matter by way of aesthetic recognition sees a world alive with creativity. Hillman teaches us to hone our skills of letting the world reveal itself as a living abode.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course follows the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters ‘Imagination of Air’ and ‘The Azure Vault’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course length: This is a 10 class course. In eight months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.

Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.

Imagination of Air – All audio recordings of past events included.
June 15,29
July 13, 27

Azure Vault
October 19
November 9

Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST Location: online / webinar

Cost: 10 Sessions: $150 (incl. copy of the audio recording).

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806
Check: You can also send a check to Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave. Salt Lake City. Utah. 84115. United States

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Care of the Soul in Daily life – A One Year Certification Training Program- with Thomas Moore

CARE OF THE SOUL IN DAILY LIFE
Thomas Moore

This year long certification course in ‘Care of the Soul in Daily Life’ is an introduction to the work of Thomas Moore and especially about living a life with soul and spirit. It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work.

Content of the course:

This intensive one year certification training program has four modules, and each module will be the topic of each of the in person long weekend workshops. In each month that there is no in person training weekend, there will be an online webinar. In between the classes you will get assignments and suggested reading material.

I.         SOUL IN EVERYDAY LIFE.  A soulful life is seriously engaged with the ordinary stuff of daily life: making a home, cultivating friendships, doing work you love, finding friendship, community and beauty.  It thrives on intimate connection, an appreciation for the past and full individual and emotional presence.

Philosophy teaches that the soul brings out our humanity and keeps us attached to people and places. Many people live soulful lives, but modern society generally has a different set of values. Contemporary spirituality also favors different values, such as detachment, meditative states and purity of lifestyle. So this course is an introduction to a soul-directed life that has its own pleasures and values.

II. IMAGINATION, POETICS AND NARRATIVE.  Imagination is the main power of the soul. Central to entering the domain of soul is an appreciation for a poetic style of expression and a sophisticated understanding of story. Again, we live in a world of facts and empirical studies. The soul orientation is more inspired by the arts and ideas.

This special approach to life gives the arts a central place in culture and in private life. It stresses the place of beauty and thoughtfulness at home, at work and in society. Soul is about depth and a layered appreciation for the stories we live. The arts teach us how to make a life and a life work that values family, community, land and the natural world. To cultivate this soul asks that we assess the values we have assumed to be important and refocus on those things that favor deep human connection.

 


III.     THE SOUL IN RELATIONSHIP.  Relationships, especially intimate ones, are unimaginably deep and full of mystery.  Since soul is more about deepening our humanity than perfecting our lives, imperfection has a place. The goal, if you can speak of one, in caring for the soul is not to improve, solve problems and get better, but to go deeper into who we are and what we are doing.

How can we approach relationship soulfully and heal the soul of a wounded relationship? Tending relationships is a fundamental aspect of care of the soul. We go deep into the mystery that has brought people together and into the mystery of each person’s story and destiny.

IV, SPIRITUALITY WITH SOUL.  Spirit moves in a different direction and needs soul for grounding and humanization. Soul keeps a focus on basic human needs, like family and home, emotion and eros. It keeps spirit from becoming too literal and critical. Spiritual practice tends toward perfection, while soul work allows a great deal of individual imperfection.

Spirituality without soul can be extreme in its demands. The soul keeps human ordinariness in the mix. In the soulful life there is plenty of room for pleasure, doubt, discussion, experiment and wonder. Add these qualities to any spiritual practice, and it will become richer and more enjoyable. It will have added dimension, heart and imagination.

Each participant can take the course in his or her own direction. Therapists could focus on bringing soul into their practice, and anyone can make the course a more personal exploration. Still, this is an introductory course, a solid preparation for more focused courses to follow.

The teacher: Thomas Moore published his classic Care of the Soul in 1992 and has since written twenty books on spirituality, sexuality, myth, religion and depth psychology. His books have been translated into thirty languages. He has taught religious studies and psychology and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. He often speaks at C. G. Jung societies and has done special work consulting at major medical centers with the idea of bringing soul to medicine. He was a close friend and collaborator with James Hillman and published an anthology of Hillmans work with extensive introductions and commentaries. He writes fiction and music and has a special relationship with Ireland, the home of his ancestors. He lives in New England.

Dates: Four long weekends in person with Thomas Moore, expected to start in Sept 2017. In each month that there is no in person training weekend, there will be an online webinar. In between the classes you will get assignments and suggested reading material.

Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Cost: $4250, early bird discount $3900 before August 1 (payment in installments possible) Including a certification.

Enroll by emailing Machiel Klerk at machiel@jungplatform.com

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Four week course on Personal Myth

Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning

Four class course by Dennis P. Slattery

“Thus it is that I have now undertaken, in my eighty-third year, to tell my personal myth. I can only make direct statements, only ‘tell stories.’ Whether or not the stores are ‘true’ is not the problem. The only question is whether what I tell is my fable, my truth.”

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams Reflections, pp. 3-4.

Course Overview: In this series of webinars, we will explore several angles on the complexity of personal mythology. Jung himself saw it as “the task of tasks” for anyone of us. Not knowing some of the contours of our personal mythology leaves us open to all forms of propaganda, abuse and misdirection, especially when we unknowingly or knowingly, begin to live out another’s personal myth, leaving our own gasping at the side of road, unacknowledged and unlived. We will engage the four arenas outlined below to come to a greater understanding of what myth is wanting to live us.

Class I. Personal Mythology. I will use sections from my own book, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story (2012) to engage some of the terms of a personal myth as I understand it. I will also invite you, between each session, to engage one or two “riting meditations” and ask that you write them out in cursive rather than use your lap top. In our next session I will invite some of you to read what you have written.

Class II. Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Call to/Refusal of The  Adventure. We will select several key passages from The Hero With a Thousand Faces to deepen our understanding of being called and, if one so chooses, refusing the call.

Class III. Living Myth and Mimesis. The ancient Greeks discovered what Aristotle was to call mimesis, which is a process by which we discover something in the outer world that has a connection to our inner world. Our creation of a personal myth is generated in part from such a connection. Mimesis also rests at the heart of stories, narratives that have particular resonance in our lives.

Class IV.  Psyche, Poetics and Mythic Analogies. Jung himself wrote that “analogy formation” is a law which to a large extent governs the psyche. We will ask how the power of analogy is operative in the creation of our personal mythology.

Presenter: Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor. See www.pacifica.edu  He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 25 volumes, including six volumes of poetry and one novel. His recent books include: Bridge-Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, and Psychology (2015), Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth (2015) and Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (2016). He offers Riting Personal Myth Retreats throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Ireland.

 

 

Number of classes: 4

Length of each class: 90 min

 

Price: $89.00

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The Psychology of MONEY

The Psychology of MONEY

The Midas Complex: How Money Drives Us Crazy and What We Can Do About It.

General description course

Money is much more than a piece of paper, a coin, plastic card or number in an account. It is also a psychological complex as powerful and multifaceted as any other in psychology. This Webinar is about the deep psychology of Money. We will discuss the various ways in which Money affects us, both individually and as an entire culture. The goal of the webinar is to become more aware of the ways in which Money can, often unconsciously, impact the major decisions and choices we make in life. What we can bring into consciousness has the potential to give us greater freedom and fulfillment in how we shape our lives.

Topic each week

Class 1: The Evolution of Money: What exactly is Money? Where did it come from? Why do we need it? We will unpack the phenomena of Money in all its myriad forms, as vast and complex as the Gods and Goddesses of cultures throughout time and place. We capitalize the word, because in many ways, Money has actually taken on the form of a God in many cultures today.

Class 2: The Deep Psychology of Money: Money is a powerful maker of human identity and culture. We will examine Money’s impacts on Psyche. How Money can affect our personal sense of worth, our relationships, our choices in life, work, education, family dynamics, mental, spiritual and physical health, intimate partnerships and more.

Class 3: The Psychopathologies of Money: Our title says: Money drives us crazy. How so? We will discuss the many ways in which individuals, families, communities and nations suffer due to their, often unconscious, relationships to money. We will detail the specific pathologies that can be directly attributed to crazy-making engagements with Money, and, opening toward week 4, begin to examine ways in which can liberate ourselves from Money as a force of possession in our psyches.

Class 4: Beyond Money: What might it be like to live with greater freedom and insight into Money’s influence on our lives? Depth psychology says: We become possessed by what we fail to commune with. We will consider what it means to have a conscious relationship to Money, to better assure that it stays in its proper place in our lives—as a tool—and does not possess and take us over—as a drug.

About the speaker:  Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  He is author of The Midas Complex: How Money Drives Us Crazy and What We Can Do About It (2013), Knights Without Armor (1991/2004) and Angry Young Men (1999); coauthor of What Women and Men Really Want (1995), and contributor to many anthologies. He is the producer of an award winning, documentary film, AWAKENING (2006), about how women in the poorest regions of Afghanistan and India are liberating their families from severe poverty. Aaron is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. He spends most of his time on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Enjoy this 4 minute video clip by Aaron Kipnis on Money.

Four class course

Length of each class : 75 min

Price: $89.00

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Dreams, Complexes and the Self, four week course, with Dr. Michael Conforti

Dreams, Complexes and The Self
The Eclipse of God and the Creative

“Matter is Spirit moving Slowly enough to be seen” – De Chardin

General Overview: According to Conforti ‘The dream is a telling of the life we are meant to live, of a destiny awaiting our arrival, and of a union with something far greater than we could have ever imagined.  So too, the dream tells us when we arrived at some dead end roads, of those fits and starts that silence the call of Self, and confining us to an outdated and undeveloped life”. In this four week course Dr. Conforti will give us hints at how to understand these dream images.

Session 1     Dreams and the Objective Psyche
It was the brilliance of Jung to observe the presence of universal motifs in our dreams.   Images of the journey, the descent, the ascent, etc speaks to a series of portals that humanity has traversed since the beginning of time, and continue to shape the lives of each and every one of us. Following in the tradition of Jung and the sages and dreamers coming before him, we will address the nature and presence of  these archetypal images in our dreams.

One of the ways we will investigate the objective, archetypal nature of dreams is to look at the image of the president/king.   In my 35 years of clinician practice I have never seen so many dreams addressing the issue of the presidency as I have within this past year.   Clearly this is a national and international issue of great importance. However equally important is the  archetypal meaning of this president/king which represents the  current executive function of the personality.  In light of this, we will look at the meaning of this image in current dreams.

Session II     Dreams and the Eclipse of God: The  Relationship between Personal Complexes and the Archetypal Meaning of a Dream:
Building on the previous session, we now turn our attention to the dreamers personal reaction to the dream. Here the meaning we give to a dream often reveals more about a complex activated by the dream,  than it does about the inherent meaning of the dream itself.  To  focus solely on our reactions to dream images may occlude the archetypal and non-personal meaning of the dream. It is this relationship and difference between personal complexes and the archetypal nature of dreams that is the central focus of this session.

Session III    Identifying Archetypal Patterns in Dreams:
Be it images of the new king, queen, marriage, or  some other aspect of life’s journey, each image and experience speaks to a archetypal reality present in our psyche. Our work is to understand and bring to life the nature of the image and in seeing its expression in myth, fable and literature, we may arrive at an understanding of its meaning.

Session IV    Translation of the Dreams Archetypal Meaning

It was the great Talmudic scholar, Saul Liberman who like Jung, taught us to approach the dream and sacred texts free of bias, and conjecture. As each contains their own wisdom, traditions and language, they asks us to know something of their world. Our task in this session is to learn the language and world of the dream images and to translate, this archetypal and sacred meaning into our daily life.

About the speaker: Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute – Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy, Bogota Columbia, Russia and Canada.

He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2013). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.

Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.  He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry.

Length: Four class course: 4 times a 60 minute class. (incl. an audio recording)

Time zone Friendly: by making the recorded video available till one week after the course expires.

Cost: $89

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Four week – Dream Incubation Course – with Machiel Klerk

Dream Incubation Course – with Machiel Klerk

How Dream Incubation can help you live a Dream Life

 

Course description: In this four week course you will learn how to connect with the world of dream, and get help and suggestions on how to realize your goals. Dreaming can help you with health, relationships, inventions, vocation, creativity and to explore the nature of reality.

You will learn about this ancient and world wide tradition of asking help from the dream. We will explore some of the historical roots, especially in the Asclepian tradition. It will be very exciting to learn what kind of questions you can ask, and how best to phrase these questions. You will get some insight on how to be with the dream answers, and how to follow up on the dreams with a ritual. You will learn an invaluable tool that you can use for the rest of your life!

About the speaker: Machiel Klerk is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has studied for 20 years Jungian Psychology. He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, and has a Master’s degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Plus he has finished an additional 3 year training in depth psychology and dreamwork with Robert Bosnak. Machiel developed his own style of working with dreams called Dream Dialogue. He has published articles, gives workshops and lectures in Europe, Africa and North America. Machiel is also the founding president of the Jung Society of Utah. Machiel has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in 4 continents for a year or more.

 Class topics

Class 1-  Introduction to Dream Incubation.

Class 2 – How to phrase the Dream Question

Class 3 – How to be with the Dream Answer

Class 4 – How to live a dream life?

 

 Learning objectives:

  • *Learn how to use dream incubation – to achieve your goals, get more healthy or explore the nature of reality.
  • *Learn about dream incubation history, the Asclepian dream tradition, what types of questions you can ask, the pitfalls, how to ask the right question and how to be with the dream answer
  • *Dream work is ritual
  • *Practical work with dreams

 

Length: 4 times a 60 minute class.

Cost: $89 – incl. audio recording.

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A course with James Hollis

Jung Platform and SAAJA present: A course with James Hollis.

Internationally acclaimed Jungian Analyst, teacher and author James Hollis presents this course on four important life topics.

Each class is 60 minutes + 30 minutes bonus discussion between Hollis and the Cape Town participants.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Class 1: On the Psychology of Men.

Women have courageously examined their roles and the limitations placed upon their souls.  Men similarly need to examine the presuppositions and limitations which govern their lives.   This program will explore the range of male definitions, the often unconscious relationship to mother and father, and the role which fear plays in mens lives.   Only a frank discussion of these secrets breaks the conspiracy of silence which estranges them not only from women but even more from themselves. (This program is as much for women as it is for men).

Class 2: On The Psychology of the Second Half of Life.

Finding meaning in the second half of life requires asking larger questions of ourselves, and challenging our values.  To ask these questions three things are requisite:  that we recover a sense of personal authority, that we strike a better balance between obligation to others and obligation to self, and that we construct a more mature spirituality. How do we recover our lives, grow as persons, and become increasingly at home with the person we are becoming?

Class 3: On the Psychodynamics of Relationships.

No theme seems more to preoccupy us than the desire for relationship, yet everywhere we see broken relationships. Why?   Is it that relationships are too important, but how could that be? The relationship between self and Other carries always the imprint of first relationships.  In any present relationship we are inevitably enmeshed in the psychological mechanisms of projection and transference of our earliest images of self and Other. This lecture will explore our projection/transference dynamics, the desire to merge with the other which our hidden agenda embodies, and the search for the Magical Other.

Class 4: The Personal Myth in Turbulent Times.

Just over a century ago, Jung asked himself, “What is my myth?” He concluded he could not answer that question, and thus launched a sustained effort to address the matter. Can we answer it? In order to begin, we first have to understand what is meant by myth. Then, we need to consider what the question itself means. Why we even have to ask this question is yet another question. What is the cultural context in which we raise these questions? How do our personal journeys intersect with the climate of our time?  How does one go about the construction of, or the identification of the “personal myth,” and how does that very personal work affect our relationship to others?

James Hollis has taught on Jungian Psychology all over the world and hardly needs introduction to South African audiences where he is well known for his books which include: The Middle Passage (1993), Under Saturns Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men (1994), Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places (1996), The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other (1998), What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life (2008) and Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts who run our lives (2013).

Structure of each class:
50 minute lecture
10 min general Q&A
30 min Q&A with SAAJA only

Cost: $89

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Yellowing and the Stone: Fermentation and the Goal of the Opus

About the course: Yellowing and the Stone: Fermentation and the Goal of the Opus

Yellowing is about the way the images ferment in the body and bring about the dawning of a fresh sense that life matters profoundly. After innocence growth and greening having gone through a destructive nigredo black, the sadness of the blues and the lunatic reflection of silver, now the material goes unconscious again and becomes a seed to ferment for the whole body. Here the image becomes fully embodied.

In ‘Concerning the Stone’, Hillman investigates the goals of alchemy and deconstructs the notions of ‘goal’ in general.

Here is a fascinating progression of alchemical thought as we move along the tortures, transmutations and ecstasies of the work that poisons us and gives us the profoundest of remedies, exceeding even the notion of health.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters ‘Yellow’ and ‘The Stone’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course length: This is a 10 class course. In six months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.

Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.

There have been several live events, and when you join now you will get the audio recording of those events.
December 8, 15 ,2016
January 26 ,2017
February 2, 9, 23 ,2017

Cost: 10 Sessions: $150 (incl. copy of the audio recording).

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806
Check: You can also send a check to Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave. Salt Lake City. Utah. 84115. United States

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Alchemy Course on Silver and the White Earth

An In-depth Course on Alchemy

Embodying James Hillman’s Alchemical Psychology
on Silver and the White Earth

By Robert Bosnak

Developed by Cyberdreamwork.com and Jung Platform

About the course:  Silver and the White Earth

This chapter is Hillman’s masterpiece of alchemical psychology. All the previous chapters have led up to this white jewel.

It guides us to the very heart of the art of reflection and to the essence of the Queen of creative imagination: the Moon, Luna.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapter ‘Silver and the White Earth’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Here is a sample of the questions and reading suggestions that will be send to you before each class. Here are the reading suggestions and musings by Robert Bosnak for a previous alchemy course class.

Audio clip of Robert Bosnak for 30 seconds on ‘Alchemy is about love’.

Robert Bosnak, PsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course: This is a 10 class course. In six months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.

Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.

Cost:
10 Sessions: $150

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The Frankenstein Prophecies: Jungian-Archetypal Reflections on Ecological Crises and the God Wars

A 10 class audio course

The Frankenstein Prophecies:
Jungian-Archetypal Reflections on Ecological Crises and the God Wars

Robert Romanyshyn, Ph.D.

Course description: Based on a close reading of Mary Shelley’s novel this webinar series explores multiple ways her story is a re-telling of the mythic tale of Prometheus and the Christian story of creation within the context of science and technology. As such Shelley’s story haunts our time as a prophetic unfolding of the origins of technological power. Using a Jungian-Archetypal approach, this series takes up these prophetic amplifications as a collective symptom that calls us to remember what we have forgotten regarding our place within nature and the cosmos.

Speaker: Robert Romanyshyn, Ph.D., is an Affiliate Member of the
Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and an emeritus professor of psychology in the Clinical and Depth Psychotherapy Programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has authored six books, has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes, and published essays and reviews in many professional journals. In addition to lectures and workshops presented in the U.S., he has taught and lectured in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and parts of Africa.

Brief Description of the 10 sessions

# Lecture 1: A presentation of seven prophetic themes in Mary Shelley’s original story.

# Lecture 2: Introduction: Technology as Cultural Symptom and Collective Dream

# Lecture 3: Stealing Fire from the Gods: Titanic Hubris

# Lecture 4: Conceived by Man, not Born of Woman

# Lecture 5: Flight from Death

# Lecture 6: The Eichmann Complex

# Lecture 7: The Last Generation?

# Lecture 8:The Orphan

# Lecture 9: Fire and Ice

# Lecture 10: What are Poets for in a destitute time?

Length: 60 minutes per lecture

Cost: $150 for 10 audio lectures.

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