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INTIMATIONS IN THE NIGHT: The Soul's Call to Return Home, A Day with Michael Conforti

  • Saturday, April 07, 2018
  • 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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A Day with...

In these later stages of life we are faced with a reality so foreign  and disturbing that we often turn our back on it,  retreating to the life we have lived and known for so long. However,  Psyche's voice will not be silenced at this profound moment in life, when we are asked to not only face our  mortality, but  the destiny  often  unacknowledged, yet still waiting in -potentia for us. Now we have arrived at that threshold where we either accept  the destiny that is ours, or  reject it, causing us to linger in a barren wasteland, where we are no longer young, or accepting the stage we  have arrived at. 

In this seminar we will seek to understand the Self's mandates in the aging process by looking at a series of dreams. These will help us to discern the  workings  of outdated youthful complexes, as well as learning to recognize and understand those messages from The Self calling us to a  new life. We will also delve into Hemingway's novel, The Old Man and the Sea, to  understand  the challenges of  moving beyond  outdated attitudes and  the consequences of  not responding to what is being asked us. 

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and founder of the Assisi Institute.   He has been a faculty member at the C. G. Jung Institute in Boston, the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master’s Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.  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 is the author of two books, Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings and Field, Form, and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature, and Psyche.  He is currently working on a new book,  Hidden Presence: Archetypes, Spells,  Possessions, and the Complex.  Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT, and consults with individuals and corporations around the world. 


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. 

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
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