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Jung’s Red Book and Active Imagination

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST


PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held live in-person at Unity of Portland (4525 SE Stark). The only way to attend the program live is to attend in person. A video recording of the event will be created and sent out after the event to all members and to all who purchase single tickets, to accommodate those not able or not comfortable to attend in person. There will be no Zoom for this program.

In this workshop, participants will dive deeply into exploring the meaning of certain key visions and fantasies in C.G. Jung’s Red Book, interpreting the text and images in communal dialogue. The core of the workshop will be a guided group practice of active imagination, followed by a writing and drawing exercise that will allow participants to come into an objective relationship with the images that arise during the practice.

Related Lecture: The Synchronicity of the Two Red Books: Jung, Tolkien, and the Imaginal Realm

Becca Tarnas, Ph.D., is a scholar, artist, and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C. G. Jung and J. R. R. Tolkien. Her research interests include depth psychology, archetypal studies, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination. She teaches at both Pacifica Graduate Institute and CIIS, and is the author of the book Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader’s Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.


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November 12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $10 for 4 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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