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Alchemical Ecopsychology

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

“If people would only take the trouble to turn up the actual writings of the ancient alchemists, they would find a deep treasure-trove of wisdom, much of which is perfectly applicable to the very events which are happening in the world today.” — C.G. Jung (1960)

Alchemical Ecopsychology recognizes the deep, subtle interconnectedness of psyche and matter by combining the sacred, psychological practices of alchemy with the discipline of ecopsychology. Through the union of these two subjects, one ancient the other relatively new, we discover a path to not only understanding how life interacts with the environment, but how life and environment are inherently sacred. A core concept within Alchemical Ecopsychology is that of cycles, in which processes both material and psychological manifest in the form of dynamic patterns. Alchemy is rich in images or patterns that stimulate our Imagination. In this presentation, we explore a number of Earth’s natural cycles as patterns and use alchemical imagery to open us to experiencing these cycles on a deeper level.

Related Workshop: Jung, Synchronicity and the New Sciences

Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and senior training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an adjunct faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, which provides a Jungian perspective on climate change. Jeffrey has presented on various Jungian topics at national and international conferences. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

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March 20
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.


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Friday Talk: Kiehl - Alchemical Ecopsychology$20.00