The Tree is one of humankind’s most universal symbols, of growth, renewal and transformation. It appears in religious traditions, myth, ritual, legend, alchemy, shamanic initiation, aboriginal lore, sacred literature, art and poetry, as well as in the dreams and visions of ancient and contemporary seekers and seers. This lecture explores the tree as a symbol of the sacred and a guiding archetype for our times.
What returns a sense of soul to the world? This seminar-retreat weekend in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges of Victoria engages this question. We will explore perspectives and ideas that revitalize the connection between inner life, the patterns of the earth and the rhythms of the universe. The fields of depth psychology, ecopsychology, mythology and cosmology will provide our maps of exploration and paths of inspiration.
An educational retreat presented by Dr Glen Slater and Dr Safron Rossi (Santa Barbara, USA)
Imaginal mind, indigenous Self: Activating deep relationships with nature through dreams, poetry & pilgrimage
Climate change is a wakeup call for the human psyche to reconnect with its archetypal roots in the natural world. Drawing on Jung’s ideas of synchronicity and the psychoid archetype, this experiential lecture-workshop weekend engages participants in ideas, conversations, practices and rituals which open a numinous doorway towards healing our broken connections with the nature. You are invited to bring your own dreams, poetry and experiences with which to work and share in conversation.
A lecture-workshop weekend presented by Veronica Goodchild and Robert Romanyshyn, Professors Emeriti, Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA).
In clinical practice, we learn that it is the future generations who reap the benefits but must also retire the karmic debt of their grandparents and ancestors. This seminar integrates the ancient wisdom of the Hindu traditions with the latest insights psychology and psychoanalysis offer in understanding the dynamic of family karma and how to resolve it. Examine the authenticity of your career choices and how your family karma impacts these. Details and registration now open.
Presented by Ashok Bedi MD, psychiatrist & Jungian analyst (USA)
This workshop incorporates wisdom stories and myths from a variety of cultural traditions as we seek to rebalance the 'masculine' and 'feminine' aspects of ourselves and transform our communities and culture. We need to move away from actions/systems of domination and control, and towards actions/systems that incorporate partnerships and authentic collaboration. What does that movement mean and require from each of us? What are our unique gifts that may be hidden treasures? October Special - Registration now open!
Presented by Dr Cynthia King, mythologist and organisation/communication consultant (USA).
Cultivating an awareness of where and how archetypal patterns appear in life provides a means by which we may join individual calling and the larger meanings of human existence. Through engagement with imagination, metaphor and myth, and discussion of films and contemporary events, this seminar explores the language of the archetypal world. Program, Details and LAST MINUTE SPECIALS here!
Presented by Drs Glen Slater and Safron Rossi, Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA).
Vocation arises by attuning to the liminal space between matter and spirit, and is lived on the edge between self and world. This innovative and timely seminar will explore ideas from ecopsychology, spiritual and indigenous traditions, and look at what these may teach us about the nature of vocation and calling, at the individual and collective levels. Register now for FINAL places.
Presented by Professor David Tacey and Dr Suzanne Cremen.
Who among us does not think (or fret) about money? Yet money is one of the most neglected issues psychologically. Money is not just a rational medium of exchange. It can fill us with compelling desire, anxiety, envy and greed. This fascinating lecture explores depth psychological and mythological perspectives on the paradoxical nature of money, as both a motivator and a complex.
Presented by Dr Suzanne Cremen. Click here for details.
Presented by Dr Jennifer Leigh Selig and Suzanne Cremen Davidson from Pacifica Graduate Institute (Santa Barbara, USA) and the Life Artistry Centre (Melbourne). Join us for this three-day country retreat where we will look within to discover, uncover, even recover the meaning and purpose of the afternoon of our vocational lives.
Depth psychologist CG Jung wrote, “The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only its meaning and purpose are different… What youth found and must find outside, the man [and woman] of life’s afternoon must find within". The afternoon of life refers to a stage of maturity where we feel like this time has passed or must pass, and a new time is beginning - rather than one's chronological age.
Limited to 12, the retreat is tailored towards participants' interests and needs. Be rejuvenated in an environment that's good for body and soul!
How can we align our creativity more with our character and calling? Join Dr Jennifer Selig from Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA) to explore the imaginative ideas offered by archetypal psychologist James Hillman and the metaphoric insights of poets such as Mary Oliver, Gregory Orr and Jorge Luis Borges, around how we are born coded with a calling and given the specific character to live out that calling.
The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne. Tuesday 28 June 2016, 6.30pm AND 7:30pm
Due to popular demand, a SECOND lecture has now been scheduled at 7.30pm - tickets available here!
Could your sensitivities, wounds and preoccupations – your complexes – hold the missing key to your vocation? A complex is an impulse, pattern of behaviour, recurring mode of imagination, obsessive thought or particular fantasy which keeps you in its grip. Drawing on fascinating life stories, Suzanne Cremen Davidson explores how a more conscious understanding of your complexes can be revelatory for the discovery and conduct of your vocation.
Suzanne Cremen Davidson looks at how depth psychology can extend our thinking about work, careers and callings in more creative, fulfilling and ecologically responsive directions, drawing on the beautiful NZ film Whale Rider.
Friday 6 May 7.30-9.30pm
The Quaker House, 10 Hampson Street
Kelvin Grove. Queensland
How can we engage the mythic imagination to uncover a path of meaning and a sense of soul?
Dr Safron Rossi from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and Opus Archives (USA) discusses Joseph Campbell’s mythological hero’s journey and the task of the hero to surrender to a deeper call—the mythic twin of the union of the unconscious and conscious aspects of our being. We will explore Campbell’s work on the hero’s journey, look at hero myths both ancient and modern, and discuss how this archetypal pattern provides a map for the discovery of one’s own calling. Click here for full details and registration
A sense of calling is generated deep in the psyche and comes to us via imagination and unexpected experiences. It occurs alongside the feeling of living a story that is unique to us and, at the same time, part of some larger significance.
Dr Glen Slater from the Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA) presents the first of two fascinating seminars aimed at discerning and nurturing this sense of calling by engaging archetypal patterns and figures that are most relevant to the discovery of deeper purpose. Click here for full details and registration