The Assisi Institute is an educational center dedicated to the study and application of Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Founded in 1989 by Michael Conforti, Ph.D., the Institute has become an international focal point for leading thinkers and groundbreaking conversation on the relationship between psyche and matter, the work of C.G. Jung, discoveries in the new sciences, as well as eternal truth of the world's great wisdom traditions. Located in the picturesque town of Brattleboro, Vermont, we also sponsor a series of public programs in Assisi, Italy and Portland, Oregon.
Central to this work is our Archetypal Pattern Analyst Training Program, which presents an in-depth understanding of the workings of archetypes and the self-organizing tendencies inherent within the human psyche. What sets this program apart is the creative and intellectual range of its faculty and students.
Our faculty consists of pioneers from disciplines as diverse as Jungian psychology, biophysics, theology, government, education, cinema, and the arts. This prolific group has published more than 3,000 books and articles, and continues to hold academic and governmental positions around the world. Participants' backgrounds are likewise varied, and our program thrives on this richness of experience.
Our non-profit Assisi Foundation was founded in 2003 to foster greater awareness of archetypal patterns underlying our cultural, social and global systems. Through public programs, research projects, and publications, the Foundation examines the evolving application of archetypal pattern analysis in the fields of psychology, medicine, business, and law, to name just a few. We strive to promote creative dialogue, share the profound potential of this work, and explore its greatest reach and relevance in contemporary culture.
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After giving a lecture where I discussed the Holocaust, an elderly man approached me. I could see a genuine kindness and compassion in his face, and also sensed that his soul had seen far too much in his lifetime. He wanted me to re-consider my comment that we could never understand what created the Holocaust and ongoing acts of genocide.
Gently, yet firmly he explained that when we stop trying to understand, we open the door open for future occurrences. I immediately realized that I… Continue
Posted on January 28, 2013 at 3:28pm
Elie Wiesel once commented that the true hero cares more about the spiritual welfare of their community than for their own needs. So how… Continue