Michael Conforti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively is investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences.
His ground- breaking work has resulted in a new and growing arena, Archetypal Pattern Analysis™. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute- Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and has served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.
Bonnie Bright, M.A. holds Masters'degrees in Psychology and Depth Psychology and is the founder of Depth Psychology Alliance, the world's first comprehensive online community for depth psychology. She is the principle of Depth Insights, focused on creating depth psychology media and education, including podcasts and a scholarly e-zine of the same name. She recently launched DepthPsychologyList.com to find and list depth-oriented practitioners. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
The horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT has left us all grappling with the trauma of senseless acts of violence, in this case, violence perpetrated on the most helpless and innocent among us, our children. While we may never understand what it is that allows for such atrocities, we have to continue to search for meaning, a way to understand and perhaps, to stem the tide of this force.
Beyond Horror and Hope: The Archetypal Intersection of Innocence and Evil will be an exploratory conversation in response to the Sandy Hook Connecticut school shooting by Jungian Analyst Michael Conforti, Ph.D., moderated by Bonnie Bright, M.A.
We invite you to join us, as together we bear witness to this tragedy and search for a way through the darkness to a place of understanding.
What are the archetypal influences underpinning the horror of the Newtown, CT school shooting---and those of so many recent violent events perpetrated on innocents with legal firearms. Is evil a reality? Is it an age-old pattern that becomes constellated under certain conditions? How do we find hope in the horror when tragedy strikes?
The recent slaughter in Newtown, Ct has brought all of us to our knees. On our knees weeping for all those devastated by the slaughter of the innocents,on our knees in horror as we see the umbrage and utter violence still existing in psyche, continuing to decimate so many of us around the world, and on our knees, praying that perhaps one day, we may quiet those demonic voices within the psyche.
It was Jung who taught us not a only about the reality of the psyche but also offered up a courageous admission of the reality of evil. Building on Jung's discovery about the archetypes of evil, and Elie Wiesel's countless decades in writing about the Holocaust, we will address the issues emerging from this and other similar disasters from the perspective of an archetypal approach to psyche and life.
We will discuss what it is that our children need to know about life, and how to prepare them for a life lived in accordance with the depth of unconscious truth. So too, our discussions will move towards one of resilience and hope in the face of the reality of the psyche and how we can develop a therapy that addresses these profound individual and archetypal concerns.
Join us on Thursday for what is sure to be an engaging inquiry into the nature of archetypal evil and what happens when it intersects with innocence as the pattern in play begins to reveal it's secrets.
This event is free, but you must register to attend. To REGISTER, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-254-6220.
Can't Listen Live? No problem. Register to receive the link to the archived recording and listen at your convenience.
This event is co-sponsored by Assisi Institute and Depth Psychology Alliance.
Depth Psychology Alliance™ (www.depthpsychologyalliance.com), created by in 2010 by Bonnie Bright, is the first global online community for academic discussion, research, and development of depth psychology ideas and views, allowing interested individuals to connect with each other, share their work, find and promote professional events, and to learn.