Changing of the Gods: Weathering the Storm in an Archetypal Cosmos

Richard Tarnas

In their distinct and brilliant ways, both C. G. Jung and James Hillman broke free of limiting modern assumptions and recognized that psyche was not confined to the human, that it permeated all of nature, the cosmos itself. Both also recognized the extraordinary value of astrology in shining an unexpected light on the archetypal dynamics of human life in synchronistic correlation with planetary movements. Our moment in history clearly represents a threshold of of great consequence, and the current planetary alignments can provide us with valuable insights about the deeper impulses at work in the drama now facing the Earth community. What is the planetary situation now, what are the historical precedents, and how might our contemporary culture be transformed by the recognition that an intimate bond exists between the deep psyche and the cosmos? Join Richard Tarnas for a “state of the world report” on the archetypal context of our national and global moment. More details.

Saturday’s workshop will expand on Friday’s lecture and provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the complex archetypal dynamics at work in our time and place them in the larger context of history and humanity’s psychological evolution. There will also be a private advance screening of Episode 1 of Changing of the Gods.Friday Talk: Tarnas – Changing of the Gods More details.

Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., 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 is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods.