Dreams and the Eclipse of God:

How Personal Complexes and Personal Meaning Often Silence the Archetypal

                            Message in Dreams and Life

A lecture by Michael Conforti, Ph.D. of Mystic, Connecticut


Friday, October 2

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m

The John Molson School of Business

Room MB 3.270

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

Members $12

Non-Members $15

Students/Senior Members $8


 To pray is to dream in league with God. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
We long for and are terrified to hear the voice of God. This voice provides such an honest commentary and reflection on how we are living and an intimation of a destiny waiting in potentia. So, too, is there an all-too-human need to silence this voice.
    In God’s warning to not make “graven images” and Rabbi Heschel’s frustration with our attempts to build a religion out of our personal preferences, we see an archetypal tendency to look away from God and the Self and to totemize personal needs and conscious biases.
    The dream reveals a truth about life and an inherent meaning not to be muted by individual perception and consciousness. Often the dream’s a priori, archetypal meaning is eclipsed by our personal complexes and reactions to it, thus rendering what is sacred and eternal to the secular and profane.

Dreams and the Eclipse of God

A workshop with Michael Conforti

    Saturday, October 3

    9:30 a.m-3:00 p.m.

    Note revised schedule: earlier start, short lunch, earlier finish  

    The John Molson School of Business

    Room MB 2.265

    1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

    Members $70

    Non-Members $90

    Students/Senior Members $50

Since dreams evoke a reality far greater than what we are aware of, we ought to temporarily move beyond our own comfort level to engage with their inherent, a priori, archetypal meaning.
    Spirituality is a moving beyond one’s self in order to access that which exists outside of our awareness. In this workshop we will work with dreams from historical figures and clinical practice so as to return to the archetypal reality taught  by Jung, von Franz and the first generation of Jungians. 

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He lectures nationally and internationally and is the author of Field, Form, and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche and the forth-coming Hidden Presence: Complexes, Possessions, and Redemption.