"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted: A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance:" (Ecclesiates 3: 1-3)
These words so beautifully capture the cycle of life, the unfolding of an archetypal journey. Since the beginning of time, this has been humanities story, and continues on as our story. Jung speaks of neurosis as being out of step with the in-born archetypal journey of life. The stages of life exist as Hermes stones, standing as sentinels at the gate of each and every new threshold.
Michael Conforti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new
discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis.