C.G. Jung Society, Seattle

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Archetypes of Place and Planet

Jungian Ideas for Exploring the Depths Around Us

Lecture: Friday, March 6, 2015, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, Seattle  98103 (driving directions)
$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Chalquist photoDo archetypes and myths live only in human heads, or do they glimmer in the world around us as well? Join us for a slideshow presentation on how to get to know cities, landscapes, and even Earth as altars of archetypal stories playing out all around us, stories that intimately connect with our own. The presentation will include a glance at the soul of Seattle as glimpsed through its recurring images and motifs and will tend Joseph Campbell's idea of Earthrise as the mythic image of our time

Why Are You Here? Place and Personal Myth

Workshop: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
$50 members, $70 nonmembers

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In this workshop, we will explore Jung’s idea of the personal myth (in his case Faust, as he admitted in a letter): that we come in with a particular story. We will look at the origins of our names to get a sense of this story then compare it to the story of where we grew up and why we live where we do. This kind of work deepens self-knowledge by linking one’s inner history to the larger terrestrial story of one’s path through the ensouled world place by place.

Workshop Prework:
1. Look up the etymology of your names. (If you do this online, try behindthename.com or meaning-of-names.com for starters.)
2. If you can, find out what the person who named you held as a fantasy for why you should have your names.
3. Look up the etymology of the city or place where you were born. Glance at its history, founding, and local geology for prominent features and outstanding themes.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the importance for self-knowledge of knowing your personal myth.
2. Discovery and develop the storied motifs and potentials inherent in your names.
3. Uncover personally meaningful connections between personal stories and place stories.

Depth psychologist Craig Chalquist, Ph.D., is department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at John F. Kennedy University. He is the author of several books, including Storied Lives: Discovering and Deepening Your Personal Myth and Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place. He manages the Deep Educator Network at LinkedIn, and his website is Chalquist.com.

Programs presented by the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle (unless otherwise noted) have approved 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.

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