Lecture: Friday, April 13, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, Seattle 98103 (driving directions)
$15 members, $25 nonmembers
Repetitions of familial complexes influence who we are today - whether these complexes are conscious or not. Unhealed trauma and unfinished business, com-mitments and decisions, secrets and information with-held can have a profound impact on our psychological and spiritual well being. These legacies remain in the ‘ancestral’ or ‘family’ field in the form of ancestral complexes and belief systems that get passes down through generation after generation. Using active imagination, Traditional ceremony, story, and dreams, we can learn to avoid the traps that these complexes have played in our lives. In this lecture we will discuss the ancestral world in both Algonquin First Nations Traditions and Jungian psychology. We will explore ways to open to the 'ancestral field' and bring con-sciousness to some of the ancestral constellations.
Workshop: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
$50 members, $70 nonmembers
Advance registration for workshops is encouraged. You can mail your registration and payment to our office using this registration form or buy tickets in advance at brownpapertickets.com.
If possible, Saturday seminar participants can dress in ceremonial regalia if they have it, ancestral clothing (dad's sweater, grandma's scarf, etc.) if they have it, or a meaningful broach or necklace, etc. Pictures or mementos for an ancestors' altar will be welcome.
Together we will experience some of the ancestral field and welcome both the avowed and disavowed ancestors through Ceremony. We will remember and honour loved ones and lost ones in the family tree, and welcome those whose names and faces we do not know. We will explore how to work with ancestral complexes and come to increased clarity and understanding of how to carry and be carried by our dead. A ceremonial protocol will be shared with registration.
1. An overview of multicultural beliefs on the death and dying process and how some cultures honour their dead.
2. An exploration of how death trauma causes Soul fragmentation and how to increase consciousness of these lost parts still constellating in the 'ancestral field.'
3. How to scan the subtle body and tune into ancestral memory and the 'ancestral field.'
4. Integration techniques and Traditional Ceremony for working with and honouring the 'ancestral field.'
Muriel McMahon is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and indigenous elder in the Algonkin/Kipawa Tradition. She is currently in private practice in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, lectures internationally, co-creates ceremony, and works closely with indigenous teachers and healers from many traditions. Sourcing and sourced by Jungian psychology and Traditional teachings from her maternal heritage, Muriel is deeply interested in the culture of the Dead and the ancestral field. Traditional teachings grounded in and articulated through sound psychological approaches have enabled Muriel to bridge the worlds of her contemporary psychological culture and her ancient wisdom traditions. See website http://murielmcmahon.com for more information.
This program has been approved for CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Work-ers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Fami-ly Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: Total of 7 units for lecture and work-shop, $15. 2 units for Friday lecture, $10; 5 units for workshop, $10.
Updated: 31 March, 2012