Weekend Symposium—Ars Alchemica: The Art and Alchemy of Transformation

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Weekend Symposium—Ars Alchemica: The Art and Alchemy of Transformation

Time: August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Campus
Street: 801 Ladera Lane
City/Town: Santa Barbara, CA
Website or Map: https://retreat.pacifica.edu/…
Phone: 805-969-3626
Event Type: weekend symposium
Organized By: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Latest Activity: Jul 10

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The ancient art of alchemy – the transformation of base materials into a nobler form – continues to captivate the imaginations of artists, poets, scholars, seekers – and depth psychologists. 

One of the earliest material technologies found throughout the world, many alchemical traditions over time developed into highly elaborate esoteric systems until nearly being eclipsed at the dawn of the modern scientific era.  In the late 1920s, after undergoing his profound Red Book experience, C.G. Jung was synchronistically introduced to Daoist alchemy through Richard Wilhelm’s translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower. 

This encounter catapulted Jung away from his inner exploration of the Red Book images, and into the world of alchemy, capturing his imagination and profoundly influencing his scholarly output for the remainder of his life.

This weekend symposium draws upon the rich influence of Jung’s alchemical psychology, while expanding it for a new generation of scholars, seekers, and practitioners.

Scholars of alchemy and Jungian analysts of international renown join to offer diverse perspectives of cross-cultural alchemical systems and their implications for analytical practice and personal growth and transformation. 

Join us at Pacifica for this inter-disciplinary odyssey into the rich and diverse worlds of alchemy and depth psychology as they are brought into creative dialogue.

Multiple pre-conference workshops take place Friday. Conference officially begins at 7pm Friday evening with a plenary address, Divine Darkness and Divine Light: Alchemical Illumination and the Mystical Play between Knowing and Unknowing, by Jungian Analyst and author of The Black Sun, Stanton Marlan.

Featured presenters include:

Patricia Berry

Robert Bosnak

Joseph Cambray

Stanton Marlan

Kwame Scruggs

Dominic Steavu

Tina Stromsted

Michael Sipiora

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