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A KAIROS MOMENT IN AN ARCHETYPAL COSMOS
Sun, April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Our civilization, and indeed the Earth community itself, seems to be facing a threshold of fundamental transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place on the individual level in the initiatory rites of passage, near-death experiences, spiritual crises, and critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Can we find a place of equilibrium, and eye in the storm, from which we can engage this time of intense polarization and radical change? And in such an era of transition, what is the role of "heroic" communities, like the Friends of the Institute, which carry principles and perspectives that run counter to the mainstream modern world view?
To help us navigate this threshold of transformation, we need multiple perspectives and sources of insight. Join Richard Tarnas this afternoon as he draws on depth psychology and archetypal astrology, philosophy, religion, and cultural history as we seek together a larger context for both understanding and action.
Richard Tarnas, PhD is a professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He has also taught archetypal studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and served on the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco board of governors for six years. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of Western thought from the ancient Greek to the postmodern, and Cosmos and Psyche, which will be the basis for the upcoming documentary film, Changing of the Gods, hosted by John Cleese.