March 16, 2018
Toko-pa Turner is a writer, teacher and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded
the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio and has a community of over 75,000 online readers. She is currently publishing a book on Belonging, which explores the themes of exile, embodiment and the search for belonging. Sometimes called a Midwife of the Psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating sacred grief and ritual practice
Dream Work and Living into Belonging
At the end of our lives, we will have spent almost 7 years dreaming. While we are asleep, complex symbols are narrated together in a sophisticated order to form our private myths. Yet every morning, we wake up with amnesia. This is not because we need an expert to interpret our dreams, but because we have forgotten our mother tongue; the language of symbols. In this evening talk, we will explore the mysterious world of Dreaming, how our psyche generates, grows through and is healed by images. We will explore how we came to be estranged from our dreams and, by following them, come out of the exile we feel into coherence. “Belonging spins itself out from the center of the Self in the form of dreams and synchronicity. These living images call the dreamer forward, step by step into an increasingly intimate conversation with our lives, and embodiment of the soul’s values until we find ourselves anchored in a meaningful life.
Wilderness Within–Wilderness Without
April 20, 2018
Jane Kepner, MDiv, PhD, trained as a Jungian Analyst at the CG Jung Institute, Zurich, and as a psychologist at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. . After having lived in US and European cities most of her life, she along with her musician husband, Gilbert, moved to a mountain wilderness.
Wilderness Within, Wilderness Without
In this lecture on the need to live in or close to wilderness Dr. Kepner uses the film “Into the Wild” to explore analytically one young man’s desperate attempt to heal a broken psyche through an experience of wilderness. Joseph Campbell’s themes of the archetypal heroic will be explored in light of current, changing conceptions of the archetype.
As wilderness disappears, what implications for Soul and psyche resound? How do we sustain our soulful connections to both inner and outer wilderness? What is an inner wilderness? How are inner and outer wilderness connected and in relationship to one another? Or not?
Comox Valley C.G. Jung Society:Our 2017-2018 Speaker Series continues into the Spring and features Jungian analysts, acclaimed authors, clinicians and musicians and is accessible to everyone. Come join us!
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”― C. G. Jung
The Comox Valley C.G. Jung Society
Start Time for All NIC evening lectures 7:00pm
Fees for Lectures
$15.00 for Members
$20.00 for Non-Members
Membership is now only $15 year (Sept to Jun)
Enrolment forms available at each lecture. Thank you for supporting the CV Jung Society!
*Location for all Lectures:
Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay BC
*unless otherwise announced.
Stan Hagen Theatre
North Island College
2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay BC V9N 8N6