C.G. Jung Society, Seattle

Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

The Spiritual Mandates of an Inspired Life

Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m. (Note day of week.)
Good Shepherd Center, Downstairs Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Conforti photoWhy is it that despite the fact that the Self presents us with a gift and a destiny, of a potential waiting to be expressed, that we often neglect to attend to all that is needed to bring this aspect of the Transcendent to fruition? To turn away from one's gift and destiny is also a turning away from Self and soul, and especially for this reason, we need a richer understanding of this issue.

An essential mandate in life requires that we come to know the nature of our gifts and destiny. So too, it is essential to develop a profound spiritual and courageous commitment to this aspect of the transcendent, and in turn, create a life which allows us to bring this destiny to fruition in both the internal and external world. Jung's Red Book is such a story of living out his own gift and an acceptance of the Self's mandates to live a creative life.

In this Thursday evening lecture, we will discuss ancient and modern wisdom stories, and examples from clinical practice to help us understand the personal and archetypal mandates that come with a creative and spiritual approach to life.

Learning Objectives

1.To help participants understand the issue of career and spiritual callings in their life.
2. Learning to identify the literal and symbolic expressions of destiny within an individual life.
3. Helping participants to understand the relationship between a calling and the mandates and
responsibilities attendant with that calling.
4. Learning to recognize the specific mandates required to live out one's calling.

Michael Conforti, Ph.D, is a Jungian psychoanalyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as 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 has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute - Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007)
and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche. His articles have appeared in
Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The
Journal of General Evolution
, and Spring.

This program has been approved for CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 2 units for Thursday lecture $10.

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Updated: 3 September, 2012