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The Call of Our Ancient Ancestors
October 12, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
In the Red Book, Jung writes: “When something long since passed . . . comes back again in a changed world, it is new. To give birth to the ancient in a new time is creation.” The ancient ancestors are now coming back into the world through dreams, bringing a new energy – a revitalization of the psyche both individually and collectively. Jung deeply valued the archaic levels of human consciousness and often encouraged his patients to make contact with the “the two-million-year-old” man or woman within. He believed that “most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old unforgotten wisdom stored up in us”. This presentation is an exploration of the dreams of modern Western-educated people in which ancient ancestral wisdom makes itself known. It will include a discussion of “big dreams”, an introduction to the levels of the unconscious as Jung sketched them, and an exploration of archetypal images that belong to this range of being, the wisdom of the primordial psyche.
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Marea Claassen is a Jungian Analyst and Diplomate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich. She has a long-term private practice and has worked creatively with both individuals and groups for over thirty years. Marea has developed a special expertise in working with dreams. She has also led sacred journeys and conferences invoking and exploring the divine feminine, the mysteries of the primal psyche, and the wisdom of indigenous cultures. In 1997, stirred by a collective dream of her true primordial ancestors, Marea led an extraordinary journey into a remote area of the Australian outback to engage in what emerged as a profound and life-changing experience of the “Aboriginal Dreamtime”.