A Psychological Perspectives Conference: The Shamanic and Magical Realms

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A Psychological Perspectives Conference: The Shamanic and Magical Realms

Time: July 19, 2014 all day
Location: Goethe Institute, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Street: 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA 90036
Website or Map: http://www.junginla.org/t/pub…
Event Type: fundraiser, for, psychological, perspectives
Organized By: C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2014

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Event Description

Shamanism, the oldest form of therapy, becomes the father and prototype from which the other forms of healing are derived. Jung perceived this and made it the basis of his theory of healing." —C. J. Groesbeck

Conference Schedule
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:15 Shamanic Healing
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 The Serpent in Human Evolution
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:30 Experiential Workshop
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Panel Discussion

Robin Robertson

Shamanic Healing 
Robin Robertson, Ph.D.
Mircea Eliade's description of shamans as "specialists of the sacred", emphasizes their relationship to the unconscious. Once considered "medicine men" (and women), they share many commonalities with psychotherapists and even psychics.  In this presentation we will examine a variety of shamans from different cultures, focusing on similarities in beliefs, methods of treatment, and healing practices


Patricia Damery

The Serpent Mind in Human Evolution
Patricia Damery, M.A.

In Genesis, humankind was evicted from Paradise for succumbing to the serpent's temptation to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.  This fall from an unconscious union with God led to man becoming increasingly more separated from the Divine in nature, including developing an intellect which often stifles sensitivities to the subtle energies of a more intuitive and magical realm.  In this presentation, we will explore some of the aspects of the serpent mind, and how we might integrate this older, non-rational way of knowing both in analytic work and in our development towards consciousness.


Amanda FoulgerMiguel Rivera

Experiential Workshop

Amanda Foulger & Miguel Rivera
Amanda Foulger and Miguel Rivera have been each participating and leading earth based rituals and working with individuals and groups for over 30 years. They will give background information on their experiences and lead a ritual for the community attending the workshop based on their practices. Please bring a stone, no larger and no smaller than your fist for the ritual. Extra stones will be provided on site.

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