These seminars include a discussion of personal spiritual experiences, dream work and lectures on topics such as a depth psychological approach to suffering and evil, the religious function of the psyche, the psychology of forgiveness, and the Enneagram as a path to self-understanding and self-inquiry.
The depth psychological approach to the sacred focuses on revelation by means of dreams, synchronistic events, creativity, relationships, the earth, the body, sacred places, and attention to our complexes. The program is facilitated by Dr. Lionel Corbett, a Jungian analyst, and author.
The current seminars will be hosted virtually and limited to sixteen (16) participants. In this intimate sanctuary, participants will have an opportunity to explore the individual's experience of the sacred and his or her personal spirituality in the context of depth psychology.
These seminars are not intended to be a psychotherapy program and are not designed for emotionally vulnerable individuals. The cost of the small group seminars includes Friday evening lectures.
When suffering strikes, it is helpful to find a framework through which we may understand it, rather than seeing suffering as a random or meaningless event in one's life. A purely clinical approach is of limited help because there are many forms of suffering that are normal, given the circumstances of the person's life. As well, even in the presence of emotional disorder, people with the same diagnosis suffer in unique ways and require a personalized approach. Traditional religions all offer explanations for suffering and the reasons for it, and we will consider some of these, but depth psychology has its unique approaches.
This talk will describe some of the ways in which we may search for meaning in suffering. We will discuss suffering as an experience of liminality and initiation into a new level of consciousness, using as an example a depth psychological exploration of the Book of Job. We will also discuss an approach to suffering based on radical acceptance. The lecture will also describe different forms of hope and different views about the value of hope and describe some approaches to despair and hopelessness.
Participants will meet Friday evening for the lecture from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PDT)
Participants will meet Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 am (PDT) with a lunch break mid-day and breaks will be spaced throughout the day
Owing to time limitations, 8 Presenting participants will work on their material, while 8 Witnessing participants will witness this process and join in the discussion, but will not work on their material. Because of the value of the collective in holding and working such numinous material, the fees are the same for those who will present their material and those who witness and discuss this material.
This ticket includes Friday lecture and grants the opportunity to share one dream / numinous experience during the seminar to be worked on and discussed. The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
This ticket includes Friday lecture and participation in dream discussion during the seminar, for people who will NOT be sharing a dream / numinous experience. The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
Registration to the lecture includes Friday lecture ONLY.
This ticket includes the Friday lecture. The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
Please email Registration@psycheandthesacred.org with a request to cancel.
For the seminar, email no later than seven (7) days before first day of the event. The cost of the seminar minus $50 processing fee will be refunded.
For the lecture, email no later than four (4) days before the day of the event. The cost of the lecture minus a $15 processing fee will be refunded.
No refunds will be issued after these dates.
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