—C.G. Jung (from a 1939 letter)
Caught up in the demands of everyday life, we often do not pay enough attention to messages from our Unconscious — the deeper level of our psyche which Jung has pointed out can be a guide towards our authentic Self — a pathway to Individuation and the ultimate goal for each of us.
Being in touch with the world of symbols — in effect learning the language of the soul — has the potential of generating something new and creative within us. It helps expand and transform our consciousness. In some cultures, this is seen as a creative act parallel to the creation of the universe as it brings to life something new in the world.
The ability to look inward and to pay attention to our inner life and the messages that come from dreams and synchronistic events, is key to one’s emotional health and the individuation process. Jung points out that these messages from the unconscious occur spontaneously, similar to the visions of such mystics and Saints as Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and Jewish Kabbalists and mystics such as Moses de Leon, author of the Zohar (key book of the Kabbalah).
Finally, paying attention to our dreams and synchronistic events, and utilizing active imagination and the creative arts can help us tap into Jung’s concept of the “symbolic life.” By working with the symbol as it manifests itself in our lives, we may discover a new path in life towards our own individuation — a road that will lead to hope and healing, infusing our life with meaning.
We invite you to join us in Madrid to experience an exciting itinerary that combines a schedule of in-depth seminar sessions with tours of outstanding historical and cultural sites. Presentations and panel discussion with our superb faculty — including Earl Collins, Ann Belford Ulanov, and Monika Wikman — will be balanced with day trips to Avila and Toledo, historic walled cities with rich histories. In Madrid we will also visit the world famous Prado with its comprehensive collection of Spanish and European art. And for a special treat there will be an option to attend an evening of Flamenco music and dance.
Extend your visit. We are offering a special opportunity to extend your seminar stay when you book our five-day tour to Cordoba, Granada, and Seville.