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The “Spiritualized Earth” and the Birth of the New Consciousness

March 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT


A continuation of Friday’s lecture, we will learn how both Jung and Steiner came to Goethe, as well as more fully discuss principles common to both: the law of polarity, the law of diversity, and the importance of boundaries, whether those boundaries be in the human psyche, of a farm, or in the consulting room. Practical applications of the concepts will be given both in farming and analytic work. This will include a description of the biodynamic preparations, stirring, and Patricia’s use of the preparations and why. We will experiment with a technique of Goethe’s to gather information: a method that develops relatedness, facilitating an openness to what is present, whether that be the psyche, another human being, or the not-human.

We will also explore the old Jewish Legend of what happened to the Tree of Paradise after the Fall, considering the questions: What consciousness might be born in the temenos offered in both Jung’s analytical psychology and Steiner’s farming techniques? What are the implications for our relationship with the environment? We will discuss dominion over and being in relation to, whether that be with inner figures, other humans, or not-humans. Please bring writing and drawing materials.

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Patricia Damery, M.A., M.F.T., is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in private practice in Napa, California, where she and her husband  farm a Biodynamic organic ranch. She has published numerous articles, as well as a book detailing her analytic training and simultaneous entry into Biodynamic farming: Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. Her novel, Snakes, the story about the demise of the family farm and the impact on one family, told through the mythology of the snake, was published by Fisher King Press in March 2011. Her forthcoming novel Goatsong, a story of the resilience of love, is to be published 2012, and she is co-editing an anthology, Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way, to be published March 2012, Fisher King Press. She maintains two blogs: patriciadamery.com and harmsfarmlog.com.


March 17, 2012
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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Audubon Society – Heron Room
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