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

March 16, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


“the psychological problem of today is a spiritual problem, a religious problem…” —C. G. Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interview and Encounters, “Does the World stand on the Verge of Spiritual Rebirth?”

Suffering the trials of her individuation process and initiation as a Jungian analyst as well as those of a concurrent farming crisis, Patricia Damery found answers through a series of unconventional teachers and through her relationship to the psyche and the land, answers that are surprising deeply intertwined. These answers involved spiritual tools that addressed what Jung called “the living substance” of ourselves and others.


In this lecture Patricia will describe the common, definitive root of some of these teachings in the writings and scientific studies of Goethe. Both C. G. Jung and Rudolf Steiner, father of Biodynamic farming, were deeply influenced by Goethe’s work, a perspective denigrated since the days of Descartes. What supports the “living substance” in ourselves and the other, even the not-human? What undermines its liveliness? Practical applications in the dynamics of “being in relationship with” and “having dominion over” will be given, whether in analysis, farming, or our relationship to the environment.

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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: and


March 16, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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First United Methodist Church, Sanctuary
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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