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

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016
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  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students with ID

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Saturday, April 16th

A Day With...

Michael Conforti 

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself.         

- C.G. Jung.

If you sit by the ocean long enough you will see the ebbs and flows of the tides.  It may begin with low tide, where the water is moving out into the sea.  And then slack tide comes when the water seems to stand still, but this is just a prelude to high tide when the ocean comes rushing back into shore.  Each carries its own rhythms, patterns, and needs, and often takes anything in its path in and out with it.  


So, too, with a life that may have seen far too many tragedies and losses.   We know only too well the deeply etched, unconsciously patterned responses emerging from such experiences.  Accompanying even the most unimaginable losses is our destiny – a life waiting for us to breath into it ­– the life that is meant for us to experience.   This destiny factor exists for us in potentia, and carries with it the deep feeling that there is a life that we are meant to live.  The inability to live into this life carries a great sadness.

In this day-long seminar, we will discuss how we can recognize a life that is being carried along by these experiences and tides, and ways for  transitioning from a fated life to one  enriched by our own unique and destined future.

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/ director of the Assisi Institute. His work has resulted not only 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 United States, he is actively involved in training professionals in the field of Archetypal Pattern Analysis, in Bogota, Columbia; Russia, Italy, and Australia.


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Washington, DC 20016


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