Four Week Teleseminar Series!
Each teleseminar is recorded for your convenience.

July 7, 2015
8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)
Archetypes of Patriarchal Oppression
Katrina Messenger

We will use the tools of Archetypal Pattern Analysis to examine the myths of Uranus and Cronus to uncover patterns of patriarchal oppression. I believe through a deep analysis of these myths, we can identify not only the patterns, but how the field of oppression limits its own awareness via projection and how it obscures reality in its attempt to distract us from seeing its true nature.

In particular, we will  delve into how these archaic fields are playing out in the current unrest across the nation and around the world.

Katrina Messenger has over forty years' experience as a grassroots activist and community organizer. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Katrina has also studied mythology, esoteric sciences and human development for over twenty five years and currently focuses on myths, folktales, dreams, and ritual. She is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. 

Katrina is the author of Descent: A Journey for Women and Dark Beauty. She is currently editing her next book, Elemental Psychology.

July 14, 2015
Archetypal Dissonance: Identifying and Healing Invisible Wounds within our Military Members and Public Safety Providers through Archetypal Pattern Analysis.
Hank Brightman
8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

Using the objective approaches of Archetypal Pattern Analysis and hypothesis falsification, this presentation will explore historical leverage points in the United States during which the warrior archetype began to erode and moral wounds were cultivated. Over-identification by law enforcement officials with the warrior archetype's closest analog, the protector, will be also discussed. Lastly, this presentation will discuss the rise of obstacle course races as a viable path towards individuation for both the warrior and protector archetypes. 

Hank Brightman, Ph.D, is currently a full professor and the Director of Applied Research & Analysis at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He also served as an assistant professor and tenured associate professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Peter's College from 2000-2008. Hank previously spent fifteen years in a variety of law enforcement, investigative, and intelligence analysis positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the United States Secret Service. He is well published in the areas of white-collar criminality, corruption control, and the psychology of offending.

July 21, 2015
Staying Sane in a Crazy Time:  An Archetypal Narrative Intelligence Toolbox.
Carol Pearson
8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

Viewing archetypal patterns as interlocking realities within nature and the psyche of groups and individuals, Carol S. Pearson will explore the fine art of dancing with uncertainty and change so needed today.   The trick is to give up the illusion of control and allow the Dark Goddess of continual birthing, living, and dying to lead the dance, while we gracefully follow with lightness and ease.  To do this, we need to recognize the dance we are in as the larger archetypal patterns at work and to gain facility with the steps (archetypal patterns we live) that transform what could be a chaotic mess into artful beauty. In doing this, Carol will be integrating concepts with a variety of her previous publications including Awakening the Heroes Within and  The Transforming Leader, as well as a sneak preview into Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (a new book forthcoming October 2015), which can speak to the heroine within you,  whether you are male, female, comfortably androgynous, or as yet undecided. She will also continue to explore archetypes currently morphing, the danger of those being expressed today in anachronistic ways or in the wrong context, and emerging archetypal patterns that can lead us into greater harmony within ourselves and with one another.  

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min., is an internationally known authority on archetypes and their application to everyday life and work, best-known for books such as The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, and The Hero and the Outlaw as well as for archetypal assessments instruments, such as the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator.™  Her forthcoming book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, which, with a Oct 13 release date, can be preordered now. A respected scholar and higher education administrator, Dr. Pearson served most recently as Executive Vice President/Provost and then President of Pacifica Graduate Institute.  

July 28, 2015
When the Gods Have Lost Their Bearings
Michael Conforti
8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

  It was in the Red Book that  Jung commented that even gods may grow old and no longer have the ability to  cultivate a good and just world.  It takes but a look at the world today to see and feel that we have lost our bearings and that the dark archetypal forces of the psyche have eclipsed the gods of justice, kindness and fairness.  When the gods and kings begin to care more about their own prowess and welfare than for their people, the world is thrown into desperate conditions.

  It was Elie Wiesel  who  saw the cultural hero as one who cared more for the soul of the community than for their own needs.  Where have these heroes and values gone and what has eclipsed these benevolent gods of psyche and the world?

 In this discussion Dr Conforti will discuss these issues from an archetypal perspective.

Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  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.

He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.

Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.  He is a Senior Fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. He is currently working on a new book, Hidden Presence: Archetypes, Spells, Possessions and the Complex.

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Dear Friends of The Dorian Centre,

Music and Sound will be ringing through the spaces of The Dorian Centre this month! We are featuring two events in this regard: Firstly, we are pleased to introduce our first Chanting and Meditation evening with two very special musicians who have been leading and performing chants on three different continents for many years. We are also introducing a Monthly Sound Healing Circle featuring the voice. Details below...

Check out our website - - for listings of our many therapies available on an on-going basis. And please note the address where all events take place:

The Dorian Centre for the Healing Arts 
Queen Elizabeth Health Complex - 6th floor 
2100 Marlowe (enter on 2111 Northcliffe for weekend evening programs) 
Montreal (N.D.G.) H4A 3lA

We hope to see you soon!

Shelley Snow 

An Evening of Chanting and Meditation


Join us for a special evening of Kirtan chanting and meditation with our guests, Roselyn Journeaux and Charles Deschênes. Kirtan (from the Sanskrit word meaning “to sing”) is a folk form arising from the Bhakti movement in 15th century India. The Bhaktis wrote ecstatic love poems to the divine, and these poems were then sung in call and response fashion. Known as Kirtans, this form of chanting has been re-discovered in modern times *. Combining group singing with harmonium and drum, Roselyn and Charles create a heart opening atmosphere, giving space for inner discoveries, voice development and more.

▪ History of Kirtan courtesy of Dave Stringer, at

Roselyn Journeaux, recording artist since 16 years old is a warm and heartfelt singer with 20+ years experience in varied music styles, including, opera, jazz and Kirtan. Born in Australia, she trained in the United Kingdom and Canada, and has performed in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Charles Deschênes first went to India in a spiritual quest more than 30 years ago. Over the years he experienced and developed the art of chanting (kirtan), as well as the science of tablas and other Indian musical instruments. The refined musicality of his drum playing enhances the participant's experience of devotion and brings them to new unexpected heights.

Both Rosalyn and Charles have played at ashrams, meditation and yoga centres in Europe, India, the United States and Canada.

Date: Saturday November 22nd 
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $20

To reserve your place: or call: (514) 679-0398

Monthly Sound Healing Circle


Sound Healing is the use of sound as a form of vibration that can favorably impact our bodies and minds in many ways. In this monthly group, the focus will be on developing and using the voice to engage in making sound in many forms. Our intention will be to bring balance, harmony, insight, spiritual connection, mental calm and more, into our lives. Group 'toning', in which open vowel sounds are vocalized on the length of the elongated breath, will be a major vehicle for this work. An aesthetically beautiful and powerful experience, group toning truly demonstrates the enormous potential of sound as an important tool for mind-body health and well-being.

Shelley Snow, Ph.D., M.T.A., is a psychotherapist, music therapist and the founder and director of The Dorian Centre. She conducted the first major study by a music therapist on sound healing for her doctoral research in 2011. She has been exploring this field for many years, has led workshops on sound internationally, and is currently collaborating with neuroscientists at McGill University on a study of toning. She has incorporated work with sound into her Music Psychotherapy work and conducts Sound Therapy at the Centre.

Date of 1st group: Sunday, November 30th 
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm 
Cost: $20

For more information or to reserve your place, please or call (514) 679-0398.

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