Dreams, Life, Death, and the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds

February 22, 2019
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February 22, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232
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Unlock Your Potential: The C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota lecture and workshop series.
Unlock Your Potential: The C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota lecture and workshop series.
What do dreams, near-death experiences (NDE) and archetypal phenomena surrounding death tell us about the mysteries of life, death, and the beyond? How do dreams help prepare us for death—our own and for the passing of loved ones? How do our worldviews alchemically change through these experiences? When someone we love is dying or when we come close to death ourselves, the boundaries between these worlds can become very thin, and mysteries of life, death, and the beyond can reveal themselves, opening us to life-changing understandings in the imaginal realms of reality. Find out how these experiences of the threshold between life and death can inform us and transform us. This lecture and workshop with Dr. Monika Wikman explore experiences and questions we live with regarding death and the beyond. Drawing on years of doctoral research at UC San Diego Medical Center on dreams of the dying and decades of working with people in the dying process—as well as personal experiences on the edge of life and death—Dr. Wikman will help us investigate dreams, synchronicities, and experiences of archetypal phenomena surrounding death. This material portrays and intimates the multidimensional living mysteries of the subtle body realms that unite spirit and matter. Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, astrologer, and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness. A graduate of the Jung-von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich, she is a member of the Northern New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-Regional Society. Wikman's work with the dying culminated in a research project on Dreams of the Dying at UC San Diego Medical Center, which is the foundation of her current manuscript, Alchemy of Life, Death and the Wedding Veil. EVENT PRICING: Lecture: $15 members/$25 nonmembers. Workshop: $55 members/$65 nonmembers. Combination lecture and workshop tickets: $60 members/$80 nonmembers. Continuing Education (CE) is available for both the lecture and the workshop but must be paid separately to the Friendship Center for Aging Studies. To register for CE credits, please call 941.556.3263. The C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to encourage personal growth and raise the consciousness of individuals of all ages. The Society’s lectures, workshops and small group meetings are inspired by the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), whose theories on archetypes, synchronicity and the collective unconscious have profoundly influenced how society understands and relates to the arts and cultural disciplines, as well as providing a widely accepted framework for individual exploration of the human psyche. Learn more at cgjungsarasota.org, or contact Executive Director Lisa Cedrone at 941.952.8188 or [email protected] C. G. Jung, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, profoundly influenced all aspects of our modern culture, including medicine, religion, philosophy, literature and art. In the field of psychoanalysis, Jung developed his own system of analytical psychology. Through his pioneering theories of personality and the unconscious, Jung is responsible for many terms now considered common: the archetype and the collective unconscious, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, synchronicity and individuation, even New Age spirituality. Over the years, Jung’s ideas about dream interpretation, the integration of the psyche as the goal of personal development, and the common roots of all human mythologies have achieved world recognition.