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"When you are not quite at home with yourself . . . you are approaching a neurotic condition.” -C.G. Jung, CW 18, p. 383.
While we all long for a wonderful life of love, friendships, meaning, and the feeling that we are living the life that we are meant to live, we are nevertheless often led astray. At times the allure turns out to be of fools’ gold, or the workings of a complex that keeps us shackled to an endless series of Sisyphean endeavors; yet, these frustrations make us ever-more aware and hungering for the life that is destined for us.
Even through the inevitable fog of complexes, confusion, and missed opportunities, the patterns of benevolence, redemption, and of the Self never fade but continue to beckon, calling us to live the life awaiting in potentia.
In this workshop we will speak about the ability to recognize the patterns of individual and collective life. Through illustrations from clinical practice, to stories from literature and cinema, we will together observe the patterns emerging within the inner and outer worlds and ways to sense the archetypal meaning of each.
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 anew book, Hidden Presence: Archetypes, Spells, Possessions, and the Complex. Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, Connecticut, and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.