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December 10-11, 1999: Michael Conforti

Nowhere is the confluence of the relationship between matter and psyche more clearly expressed than in the formation of patterns. Existing within both the internal world of psyche and the outer natural world, archetypal patterns are expressions of an innate ordering process which gives matter its specific form and design. We find these deeply textured patterns present within the world of fairy tales, myths, and dreams. We can see similar archetypal patterns expressed in our architectural designs, cities, cultures, and even on a personal level in our choice of spouse, employee, or therapist. In fact, with a discerning eye, we can often intuit the expression of the destiny that is suggested by the patterns established within our lives.

In this lecture and workshop Dr. Conforti will discuss the formation of patterns and their relationship to archetypes. Much attention will be given to the work of what he terms "Archetypal Pattern Recognition", and its application with the therapeutic, personal, corporate and global arenas.


Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and founder and Director of the Assisi Conferences. He is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute in Boston, the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Masters Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch, New England. He is also a visiting lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has conducted workshops for many Jungian organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South America. He is the author of Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (Spring Publications, Dallas, 1999).

Patterning in the Psyche and the Natural World
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