Then - It is an important time to share our dreams. I want to hear what you are dreaming, especially as it might pertain to the current emergencies. Remember: in dream language, an emergency is also an emergence. Please email me with any dreams you are willing to share anonymously. I see a project forming, but need mroe dreams before I see where it needs to go.
Also - For those of you who dream rarely, I'll begin posting frequently some things you can "borrow'" and treat as your own dreams. These will be fairy tales, illustrated childrens' stories, as well as poems and some dreams. Let me know how this is going - like everything else in the world right now, it's an evolving situation.
Thank you for participating!
Also of interest: Natural Spirituality Regional Gathering, Feb. 7-9 at Camp Mikell near Toccoa, GA. This is a wonderful annual event in the mountains of north Georgia. Lots to learn and such a delightful group of dreamers! Learn more at www.naturalspiritualityregionalgathering.com. Deadline for registration is Jan. 10. Jump on it! (And check the weather. Tales to tell about driving over the mountains in unexpected snow.....)
Winter Dream ConferenceFeb. 28-March 1 at The Gray Center near Canton, Mississippi. Featured speaker is Alice Robb, author of Why We Dream. Learn more from Karen Bonner: email@example.com.
Jung Circle Spring Weekend with Dr. Richard Tarnas Friday night, April 24th Saturday morning, April 25th
Please make plans to join us in April to hear Internationally-known writer and scholar Dr. Richard Tarnas speak on topics of current relevance, outlined below. Information on location, times, and online registration will be announced in the coming weeks.
Friday evening lecture "Humanity’s Rite of Passage " Richard Tarnas Introduction by Rodney Crowell “We are living in what the Greeks called the kairos--the right moment--for a ‘metamorphosis of the gods,’ of the fundamental principles and symbols.” C. G. Jung Depth psychology has long made us aware of the importance of understanding our personal histories. We have sought ever deeper insight into our individual biographies, seeking to render conscious those unconscious forces and complexes, rooted in our personal histories, that shape our lives. Many now recognize that same task as critical for our entire society. In the collective consciousness of a civilization, history itself is the great unconscious to be explored and integrated.
Our time is pervaded by a great paradox. On the one hand, we see signs of an unprecedented level of engaged global awareness, moral sensitivity to the human and non-human community, psychological self-awareness, and spiritually informed philosophical pluralism. On the other hand, we confront the most critical, and in important respects catastrophic, state of the Earth in human history. Both these conditions have emerged directly from the modern age, whose light and shadow consequences now affect every part of the planet.
We seem to be living at the end of an era. The past and the future are converging in our time with extraordinary force. Old structures are cracking, the moment of creative chaos is upon us, and the drama of our age has become a great question: What new principles, what new structures—social, political, economic, ecological, psychological, spiritual—will emerge to shape our future? So much is at stake. We are facing a threshold of fundamental collective transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place on the individual level in initiatory rites of passage, in near-death experiences, in spiritual crises, and in critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Can we find a place of equilibrium, an eye in the storm, from which we can engage this time of intense polarization and radical change? And in such an era of transition, what is the role of "heroic" communities like that of Jungian associations which carry principles and perspectives that run counter to the mainstream modern world view?
Join philosopher and cultural historian Richard Tarnas this evening as he speaks about our age of transformation and discusses the challenges and possibilities of this dramatic time for which Jung used the term kairos, the pivotal moment for a fundamental spiritual and cultural change in human experience. *** Saturday workshop "Gimme Shelter : Weathering the Storm in an Archetypal Cosmos" Richard Tarnas C. G. Jung broke free of limiting modern assumptions to recognize that psyche was not confined to the human, that it permeated all of nature, the cosmos itself. He also recognized the extraordinary value of astrology in shining an unexpected light on the archetypal dynamics of human life in synchronistic correlation with planetary movements. The evidence of consistent correlations between planetary alignments and world events, as seen through the lens of archetypal astrology, can provide us with a much needed context for our wildly dramatic time. What is the current planetary situation, what gods are now in motion, and what are the historical precedents? How might our contemporary culture be transformed by the recognition that an intimate bond exists between the deep psyche and the cosmos? Join Richard Tarnas for a "state of the world report" on the archetypal astrological context of our national and global moment. There will also be a private advance screening of Episode 1 of Changing of the Gods, a documentary series based on the book Cosmos and Psyche.
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He frequently lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods. He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served for many years on the Board of Governors for the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.