Understanding Archetypal Patterns in Times of Conflict and Crisis
Four Week Teleseminar Series! Each teleseminar is recorded for your convenience
July 7, 2015 Archetypes of Patriarchal Oppression Katrina Messenger 8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)
We will use the tools of Archetypal Pattern Analysis to examine the myths of Uranus and Cronus to uncover patterns of patriarchal oppression. I believe through a deep analysis of these myths, we can identify not only the patterns, but how the field of oppression limits its own awareness via projection and how it obscures reality in its attempt to distract us from seeing its true nature.
In particular, we will delve into how these archaic fields are playing out in the current unrest across the nation and around the world.
Katrina Messenger has over forty years’ experience as a grassroots activist and community organizer. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Katrina has also studied mythology, esoteric sciences and human development for over twenty five years and currently focuses on myths, folktales, dreams, and ritual. She is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst.
Katrina is the author of Descent: A Journey for Women and Dark Beauty. She is currently editing her next book, Elemental Psychology.
July 14, 2015 Archetypal Dissonance: Identifying and Healing Invisible Wounds within our Military Members and Public Safety Providers through Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Hank Brightman 8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)
Using the objective approaches of Archetypal Pattern Analysis and hypothesis falsification, this presentation will explore historical leverage points in the United States during which the warrior archetype began to erode and moral wounds were cultivated. Over-identification by law enforcement officials with the warrior archetype’s closest analog, the protector, will be also discussed. Lastly, this presentation will discuss the rise of obstacle course races as a viable path towards individuation for both the warrior and protector archetypes.
Hank Brightman, Ph.D, is currently a full professor and the Director of Applied Research & Analysis at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He also served as an assistant professor and tenured associate professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Peter’s College from 2000-2008. Hank previously spent fifteen years in a variety of law enforcement, investigative, and intelligence analysis positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the United States Secret Service. He is well published in the areas of white-collar criminality, corruption control, and the psychology of offending.
Hank received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University, two master’s degrees from Salve Regina University (a MA in Holistic Counseling and a MA in Holistic Leadership), and two certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in Counseling-Applications in the Expressive & Creative Arts from Salve Regina University and Mental Health. Hank also possesses a Doctorate in Educational Administration & Leadership (EdD) from Seton Hall University. He is a certified clinical trauma professional, holds a certificate in Jungian Dream Translation from the Assisi Institute, and is a graduate of the Assisi Institute Archetypal Pattern Analyst Program where he is now a faculty member.
Hank volunteers as a trauma counselor at a local area substance abuse facility, and facilitates a monthly support group for veterans with PTSD at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is currently studying the efficacy of Parnell’s modified protocol for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), along with Jungian, gestalt, and narrative approaches to resolving complex trauma.
"Dr. Brightman's participation does not serve as an official endorsement of the Assisi Institute or any other group. The views presented do not represent those of the United States Naval War College, U.S. Navy, or United States Government."
July 21, 2015 Staying Sane in a Crazy Time: An Archetypal Narrative Intelligence Toolbox. Carol Pearson 8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)
Viewing archetypal patterns as interlocking realities within nature and the psyche of groups and individuals, Carol S. Pearson will explore the fine art of dancing with uncertainty and change so needed today. The trick is to give up the illusion of control and allow the Dark Goddess of continual birthing, living, and dying to lead the dance, while we gracefully follow with lightness and ease. To do this, we need to recognize the dance we are in as the larger archetypal patterns at work and to gain facility with the steps (archetypal patterns we live) that transform what could be a chaotic mess into artful beauty. In doing this, Carol will be integrating concepts with a variety of her previous publications including Awakening the Heroes Within and The Transforming Leader, as well as a sneak preview into Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (a new book forthcoming October 2015), which can speak to the heroine within you, whether you are male, female, comfortably androgynous, or as yet undecided. She will also continue to explore archetypes currently morphing, the danger of those being expressed today in anachronistic ways or in the wrong context, and emerging archetypal patterns that can lead us into greater harmony within ourselves and with one another.
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min., is an internationally known authority on archetypes and their application to everyday life and work, best-known for books such as The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, and The Hero and the Outlaw as well as for archetypal assessments instruments, such as the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator.™ Her forthcoming book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, which, with a Oct 13 release date, can be preordered now. A respected scholar and higher education administrator, Dr. Pearson served most recently as Executive Vice President/Provost and then President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Previously, she was Professor of Leadership Studies in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and the Director of the Burns Academy of Leadership. During her tenure, the Academy was the incubator of the International Leadership Association (ILA), and Dr. Pearson was a member of ILA’s Board of Directors. Currently, she is an author, speaker, workshop leader, and consultant in private practice. In the later role, she works primarily with leadership teams in the not-for-profit, educational, and governmental sectors on areas such as archetypal branding and message and leadership development. Website: www.herowithin.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.
July 28, 2015 When the Gods Have Lost Their Bearings Michael Conforti 8:00 - 9:30 PM (EDT)
It was in the Red Book that Jung commented that even gods may grow old and no longer have the ability to cultivate a good and just world. It takes but a look at the world today to see and feel that we have lost our bearings and that the dark archetypal forces of the psyche have eclipsed the gods of justice, kindness and fairness. When the gods and kings begin to care more about their own prowess and welfare than for their people, the world is thrown into desperate conditions.
It was Elie Wiesel who saw the cultural hero as one who cared more for the soul of the community than for their own needs. Where have these heroes and values gone and what has eclipsed these benevolent gods of psyche and the world?
In this discussion Dr Conforti will discuss these issues from an archetypal perspective.
Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.
A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute - Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada.
He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.
Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world. He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. He has served as script consultant on the films Pride and Glory and Elvis Anabelle and is currently working on a script for a new TV series. He has also been asked to consult on the application of field theory to the understanding and resolution of international border disputes. He was selected by The Club of Budapest and the University of Potsdam to be part of a 20 member international team of physicists, biologists, and dynamical systems theorists to examine the role and influence of informational fields. He is a recipient of the Vision Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Conforti is a Senior Fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. He is currently working on a new book, Hidden Presence: Archetypes, Spells, Possessions and the Complex.
$25 per 90 Minute Teleseminar or just $69 for the entire series!