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Can Astrology unlock the secrets of the COSMOS?  


Greetings Murray 

Where were you during the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Did you find that something in your life changed? I was at a cottage north of Toronto with my special glasses. I was expecting something darker. However, at 65%, I felt it viscerally - something that could be described as definitely eerie.  Events in the world since the eclipse support the hypothesis that eclipses have the potential to initiate big changes and to bring to light what needs to be addressed.
 
Since before I trained to become a Jungian Analyst, I have believed that a deeper understanding of astrology can help us navigate our times of greatest challenge and point the way to hidden resources.
 
I want to let you know of two events.  The first is a free online event. The second is a workshop that I will be giving in October for Astrology Toronto. 
 
Is Archetypal Astrology the Rosetta Stone of the Human Psyche? Illuminating Your Depths, Navigating Our Times -  September 16, 2017 FREE - Online event 
 
Rarely do I suggest checking out events. However, I have been a fan of RIchard Tarnas for a long time and I believe that he has insight into how we can understand the world that we are living in. Richard Tarnas is joining forces with Stanislav Grof, the founder of transpersonal psychology, to offer a unique and precise way to explore the depths of our psyche and the patterns that govern our world.
 
On Saturday, September 16, these two renowned intellects will show you how to harness the power of archetypal astrology to deeply understand yourself AND make meaning of our times during their FREE online event. You can register here: 
 
Their work goes beyond “sun-sign” pop astrology to address the larger tectonic forces at the depths of the psyche, a subject that C. G. Jung also explored in depth.  Richard Tarnas repeated says that astrology is archetypally predictive not concretely predictive.
 
During this free online hour, Grof and Tarnas will share:
  • How archetypal astrology shifts us beyond linear causation to a more synchronistic view compatible with an interconnected, meaningful, and intelligent universe
     
  • Why history seems to repeat itself; for instance, why is the United States in such a state of political tumult right now and how does it connect to other times of tumult such as the 1960s?
     
  • How astrology can give you a deeper sense of the meaning behind times of real challenges such as spiritual emergencies and “dark nights of the soul”… and how to tap into the wisdom of astrology to navigate through them
     
  • Why astrology is an invaluable tool to support your deepest explorations with non-ordinary states of consciousness
     
It is an opportunity to see how astrology can help shift your perception of the universe from random and capricious to intelligent and orderly, leaving you feeling blessed instead of stressed!
 
So do join these two celebrated intellectuals as they lead you into a deeper understanding of life, new awareness of the underlying forces at work in our depths, and a healing recognition that we live in an “ensouled” universe.

You can RSVP for free here:
 
If you can’t join in live, a  downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event. But you do need to register to get the recording.  


Personality as Path:  Using the astrological chart to enhance our individuation journey.

On October 28, 2017, I am presenting an afternoon workshop for Astrology Toronto.  I am going to spend some time talk about how I use astrology in combination with my dreams, other symbolic material and outer events as the central tools of my individuation process.  

I have never presented this before. There is an amazing synergy between the symbolic life of the SOUL that was described by Carl Jung, and our understanding of the natal chart.  I am excited by the opportunity.  I hope to see you there. 

Warm regards 
Christina

P.S. Don’t miss your chance to join Stanislav Grof and Rick Tarnas to discover how the wisdom of archetypal astrology can help you deeply understand yourself and the nature of reality.


 
Copyright © 2017 Christina Becker - Jungian Analyst, All rights reserved. 

 



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We're looking forward to sharing our upcoming programs with you, including a new Alchemy course with Robert Bosnak! 


Join us this Thursday April 13th for a new 10-week alchemy course with Robert Bosnak on the Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault.



OTHER UPCOMING COURSES


Sept 2017 * Thomas Moore: One year certification program - Care of the Soul in Daily Life. More information here or below.


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Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault


An in-depth course in Alchemical Psychology


with Robert Bosnak

Starts April 13th, 2017


Enroll here.

 

With his remarkable chapter on air James Hillman devises a method to look at science and technology as a metaphor system. It shows how the spirits formerly seen in the alchemical process are now all around us in the technology we use. For our contemporaries it is essential to understand technology not just as the literal tools and inventions we employ, but as ways the creative autonomous imagination expresses itself technologically today and makes us into who we are. It teaches a radically new way of reflection. This chapter is essential for all dreamers who live in the here-and-now on our way to an uncertain future.

The Azure vault focuses on our ability to know the world by way of our sense of aesthetics. Alchemists tell us that each particle of matter is formed around its own creative spark called caelum, heaven. An eye trained in seeing the sparks in all matter by way of aesthetic recognition sees a world alive with creativity. Hillman teaches us to hone our skills of letting the world reveal itself as a living abode.


James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.


James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.


This course follows the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.


In the course we will go through the chapters 'Imagination of Air' and 'The Azure Vault' page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you're open to it.


Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller A Little Course In Dreams.


Course length: This is a 10 class course. In eight months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.


Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.


Imagination of Air 

April 13

May 4, 18

June 1,15,29 

July 13, 27 


Azure Vault

October 19 

November 9 


Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST 


Location: online / webinar


Cost: 10 Sessions: $150 (incl. copy of the audio recording). Early bird discount until March 20th, only $135


Enroll HERE


Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806


You can also send a check to:

Jung Platform

29 West Layton Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

 

Pay via PayPal to info@jungplatform.com


 

ENROLL HERE

One Year Certification Training Program:

Care of the Soul in Daily Life

with Thomas Moore

Starts Sept 2017


This year long course in Care of the Soul is an introduction to the work of Thomas Moore and especially about living a life with soul and spirit. It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work.


I. SOUL IN EVERYDAY LIFE.  A soulful life is seriously engaged with the ordinary stuff of daily life: making a home, cultivating friendships, doing work you love, finding friendship, community and beauty.  It thrives on intimate connection, an appreciation for the past and full individual and emotional presence.

II. IMAGINATION, POETICS AND NARRATIVE.  Imagination is the main power of the soul. Central to entering the domain of soul is an appreciation for a poetic style of expression and a sophisticated understanding of story. Again, we live in a world of facts and empirical studies. The soul orientation is more inspired by the arts and ideas.

III. THE SOUL IN RELATIONSHIP.  Relationships, especially intimate ones, are unimaginably deep and full of mystery. Since soul is more about deepening our humanity than perfecting our lives, imperfection has a place. The goal, if you can speak of one, in caring for the soul is not to improve, solve problems and get better, but to go deeper into who we are and what we are doing.

IV. SPIRITUALITY WITH SOUL.  Spirit moves in a different direction and needs soul for grounding and humanization. Soul keeps a focus on basic human needs, like family and home, emotion and eros. It keeps spirit from becoming too literal and critical. Spiritual practice tends toward perfection, while soul work allows a great deal of individual imperfection.

Each participant can take the course in his or her own direction. Therapists could focus on bringing soul into their practice, and anyone can make the course a more personal exploration. Still, this is an introductory course, a solid preparation for more focused courses to follow.

Dates: to be announced. The course is expected to start in September

Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Cost: $4250, early bird discount $3900 before May 1st (payment in installments possible). Includes a certification.


Enroll by emailing Machiel Klerk at machiel@jungplatform.com

Calling All Lucid Dreamers!


The Spring Issue of LDE is now available! 


Click here for some fascinating articles, reader submitted lucid dreams and more!


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Read Robert Bosnak's thoughts on love and work here.


"I agree with Freud that all that matters are love and work. Love, touch wood, I have aplenty, with a family full of warmth and riches, closely knit into a quilt of care. My photographer expands my boundaries each time I look at her. But work in all this happiness is suffering. If I want to complete the tasks this life has put before me I will need to work hard and steady!"


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