Who is not touched by the sight of an infant in their mother’s arms? We melt and are brought to our knees with joy and we remember. We remember our own childhood, the gifts and the curses of what we have lived. We remember our extended families. We remember our own children and our unimaginable love for them.
What is it in such experiences that brings us to our knees? The work of Carl Jung helped us understand that we are touched by the experience of the numinous and touched by an angel. The veil separating temporal reality from the eternal is eclipsed by the emergence of a domain which has existed since the beginning of time. We enter the domain of the archetypal.
This presentation will look at innate, archetypal dynamics of life, and ways to live in relationship to the spiritual. We learn, for instance, how to age with dignity while not succumbing to the flirtatious beckoning of an extended adolescence. So too, we will discuss ways to discern when our personal challenges have estranged us from a life in relationship to our deepest Self.
Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He is a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute, New York; Jung Institute, Boston; 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. Dr. Conforti is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche, which have been translated into Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
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Touched by an Angel
Dr. Michael Conforti
Founder and Director of the Assisi Institute
Monday, September 14, 2020
7:30 - 9:00 pm on Zoom
September 14, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Touched by an Angel
October 3 (Rain date Oct 10) 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
October 19 and 26 + November 2,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Silent Prayer –
Tuesday and Friday mornings, 8:00 – 8:30
1st and 3rd Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00
2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00
Group Spiritual Direction –
Each group meets once a month