Alchemy Then and Now: The Alchemical Mystery of Greening – Synchronistic Intersections between Spirit and Matter via Depth Psychology, Patterns in Biology, Physics, and Indigenous World Views
May 31 to June 3, 2018
MONIKA WIKMAN, Ph.D. and THOMAS ELSNER, J.D., M.A. and special guest PAUL ZOLBROD, Ph.D.
An alchemical weekend workshop with special attention to the greening function in alchemy, new discoveries in the inherent intelligence in cell biology, Jung’s work on synchronicity, and the spirit in matter contributing to the constellation of a new world view. Exploring alchemical and Indigenous myths on greening, with active imagination and writing time, the experiential component will be rich. And it will include a trek to the Tesuque Pueblo for their Blessing of the Fields, Corn Dance on Saturday morning. Paul Zolbrod will bring his expertise on depth perspectives into the alchemical mythos in Navajo Weaving.
May 31st to June 3, 2018: Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm (lunches included); Saturday potluck dinner 6:30 to 8:30pm, Sunday 9:30am-12noon. Fee: $550. 21 CEUs will be awarded. Contact Susan Steffy, 505-469-0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness:Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has also contributed chapters, articles and poems to various books and journals. Monika enjoys guiding retreats locally and abroad and her podcast interviews can be found at shrinkrapradio.com.
Thomas Elsner, J.D., M.A., a certified Jungian Analyst, is on the faculty at Pacifica GraduateInstitute, a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, and member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. His book on Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the New Myth of our Time will be published by Texas A&M in 2017.
Paul Zolbrod, Ph.D., taught for many years at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, focusing initially on drama and then more intensely on Native American oral culture. He is best known for his translation of the Navajo Creation Story, The Dine Bahane, and has authored several other books. He retired from Allegheny College in 1996 to move to New Mexico and become part of the Navajo educational system.