April 6th - 9th, 2017

The Regents Center

3185 NE Regents Drive

Portland, OR

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We hope you will join us!


In the film "Clash of the Titans," we hear the king's attempt to dismantle and distance himself and his people from the realm of the Gods. It is this sense of hubris and inflation that takes center stage in so many of our myths and legends where we find humanity expressing its desire to overcome those transpersonal influences which, since the beginning of time, have shaped and created much of what we know about life, love, and culture.

   It was Jung and the early Jungians who discovered the workings of these transpersonal/non-personal influences in life - the archetypes. He taught us that humanity has followed an invisible thread throughout our journey into life, and the reality of these transpersonal influences are found in the secular and spiritual rites and traditions commemorating and instructing us about these thresholds.  Here we are given a glimpse of the transpersonal, which is forever more, etched by Psyche and Soul, into our hearts and souls.


 Jung teaches that neurosis is a life lived out of accord with the Self.   Here the egos of men and woman, kings and queens are often consumed by these archetypal influences, and they begin to believe they are the embodiment of these eternal forces. History, and our myths and legends offer a painful yet sage reminder of the reality of such an inflation, describing the ensuing sense of individual and cultural decay, strife and lack of compassion and soul which follows in the wake of such conditions. Now, ours is a global village and the consequences of a life lived out of tune with the ways of the Self are far too costly, and we must remember that it will be our sons and daughters who will pay the price perhaps with own their  life, for these transgressions of spirit.

   It was  King Priam in the story of Troy whose love and kindness towards his people  set him apart from many of the other world leaders.   Where are our benevolent kings and queens today?  Where are our wise ones;  Elie  Wiesel, Maya Angelou,  Thomas Merton,  Nelson Mandela, and Sojourner Truth, whose understanding of the natural rhythms of life was coupled  with a  deep and painful awareness of  humanities transgressions  against spirit.  This wisdom of the numinous, of the spiritual and archetypal, brings an understanding of a way of life that still lives in our souls, and experienced through our complexes our dreams.


   Through presentations of our faculty of world renowned  and deeply committed analysts, clinicians artists and theologians,  we  will speak of this world of archetypes, of dreams and of complexes, and  together view this work as  an homage  not only to Jung,  to von Franz, to Hillman, and to M.Woodman,  but to a way of  life  awaiting us, promising so much more than what we have, unfortunately, grown accustomed to.

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Keynote Presenters:

Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002).

Rick Tarnas, Ph.D.

Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View.

Assisi Institute | Mystic, CT | 860-415-5004| assisi@together.net | www.assisiinstitute.com

Assisi Institute
The International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patternss
Psyche and Soul in the Aging Process
Assisi Italy
July 11th - 18th 2017

As you journey towards Assisi, you pass by seemingly endless fields of Sunflowers.  Girasole, the name for sunflower in Italian, means to turn to the sun.   As you watch the daily sojourn of these wondrous flowers, they literally turn throughout the day to face the sun. So too, as we age, psyche seeks to turn us, to orient us to a new understanding of our lives and of the path now in front of us.  

  In aging we face eternal, and spiritual questions about life such as:  Are we living the life and destiny that was meant for us? Do we deeply love our children, spouse,and friends? Have we found a way to live with our transgressions, and create a rich tapestry of a life?   While there is an archetype of aging, there is no map which captures how we should live and age. This has to be discovered through what Hollis calls, "This Journey that is our Life." In Italian the word scordare, refers to forgetting. It also means to be out of tune. Here we see the implicit relationship between forgetting and being out of tune, and by contrast to the relationship between remembering, and being "in tune" and attuned in the aging process to the ways of Psyche, Soul and Self.

I hope you will join us and a truly incredible faculty for this week of conferencing in one of the most beautiful and sacred sites in the world- Assisi, Italy. 

Conference Location: Tres Esse - The Country House, in Assisi, Italy 
Conference Faculty

Jim Hollis, Ph.D. - Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality

Joan Chodorow, Ph.D. - Moving Active Creative Imagination and Aging

Michael Conforti, Ph.D. - Time of the Forgotten, A Time of Remembrance, Reflections on Aging

Ursula Wirtz, Ph.D. - The Soul's Wisdom: Transcending and Embracing the Limitations of Aging

Assisi Institute | 860-415-5004 | assisi@together.net|www.assisiinstitute.com

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New York Center for Jungian Studies

Have Jung, Will Travel!

17th Annual


Aging with Panache: Later Life is Now

March 31—April 7, 2017

Join us in Galway this Spring and enjoy a unique learning vacation in Ireland. A combination of many workshops to choose from and superb accommodations on Galway Bay insure an experience not to be missed. Our outstanding and distinguished faculty includes 
Jean Bolen, Erik Goodwyn, Alan Guggenbuhl, Christine Mulvey, Nóirín Ní Riain, and Monika Wikman, among others.

Travel and Study Tour


Kabbalah and the Western Mystical Tradition

November 5–12, 2017

jofisher@nyjungcenter.orgExplore some of the great mystical paradigms of the West — from the Kabbalah to Christian and Islamic mysticism — with an outstanding faculty, including Dr. Ann Belford Ulanov and Professor Raymond Scheindlin. Visit splendid museums and experience firsthand some of Northern Spain’s striking architecture and landscape.

Online registration for is open for the Ireland program. For the Barcelona tour please write or call for information or registration. We welcome you to contact us directly about any of our programs. Contact us by phone 845.256.0191 or via email (jofisher@nyjungcenter.org).
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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 - www.centredoriancentre.com - 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: info@centredoriancentre.com 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 emailinfo@centredoriancentre.com or call (514) 679-0398.