" . . . the archetype as an image of instinct is a spiritual goal toward which the whole nature of man strives; it is the sea to which all rivers wend their way, the prize which the hero wrests from the fight with the dragon. "
Carl Jung, Collected Works 8, Paragraph 414
Artigiano - the way of the artisan
Jung and von Franz spent their entire lives pursuing their passion and their craft. This is the way of the "artigiano." The way of the artisan is a soulful discipline of mastery and elegant beauty. It involved an apprenticeship of learning from those who had spent a lifetime developing their craft in an atmosphere of deep respect and honoring of both the tradition and the artistry. Like a musician or artist who daily practices their craft, so too does the study of depth psychology and archetypal patterning call for a disciplined and soulful engagement.
The Assisi Institute is committed to offering you an experience of the "artigiano" with programs which recognize the importance of innovative scholarship, personal engagement, soulful awareness, and deep insight. It is this confluence of passion and genuine love for this work with psyche offered within a community much like the Italian family table of old where great food, wine, warmth and laughter nourished the soul as well as the body, which offers students a learning experience unlike any others.
Assisi Institute is an international community whose deep sense of calling and commitment to this work has made vital contributions to the field of depth psychology. We'd love to talk with you about joining us at this table and in this work.
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