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DISCERNING THE CURRENTS OF DESTINY: Personal and Archetypal Influences that Direct a Life

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Friday, April 15th

DISCERNING THE CURRENTS OF DESTINY: Personal and Archetypal Influences in a Person's Life

An Evening With...

Michael Conforti 

We are all born with a certain calling, a destiny in potentia. However, the currents of life run strong, and often times we are plunged head first in a direction that we would never have chosen for ourselves, or by virtue of sheer exhaustion, we can no longer resist the inexorable pull of the currents of conformity and so we settle for a path that is “good enough.” It is only with the help of some form of navigational aid, that we are able to make choices about this life we are meant to live- and here we sense the presence of grace.

In this Friday evening “fireside meeting” we will discuss the difference between fate and destiny and ways to have an intimation of this destined life.

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/ director of the Assisi Institute. His work has resulted notonly in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also in the development of a new discipline: Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He lectures nationally and internationally and applies his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. Dr. Conforti served as script consultant on the recently released film, Pride and Glory, and is the author of Field, Form, and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature & Psyche, Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings, and the forth-coming Hidden Presence: Complexes, Possessions, and Redemption. In addition to his work here in the States, he is actively involved in training professionals in this field of Archetypal Pattern Analysis in Bogota, Columbia; Russia, Italy, and Australia.


The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

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