Following one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history, the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, and in the midst of the “dark winter” of the Covid-19 pandemic, Harvard-educated cultural historian and California Institute of Integral Studies professor of philosophy and psychology Dr. Richard Tarnas will speak on the topic of “Weathering the Storm in Our Unprecedented Times”during a live Zoom event airing Friday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota, this online presentation is open to the public, will include a question and answer period, and will also premiere an episode of Changing of the Gods, a 10-part documentary series to be released Spring/2021 based on Dr. Tarnas’ 2006 award-winning book Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View. Advance online registration is required via https://cgjungsarasota.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 941.952.8188. Tickets are $25 ($15 Jung Society members).
In his discussion, Dr. Tarnas will provide a state-of-the-world report referencing the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis, and societal upheaval using an archetypal astrological perspective. Drawing on the work of Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, Dr. Tarnas will offer context for extraordinary recent events by examining the rare convergence of planetary alignments involving Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto, explaining what archetypal powers are now in motion, and sharing historical precedents.
“It is often during major crises that we recognize our need for a larger orienting perspective,” said Dr. Tarnas. “On the personal level, there is nothing like an encounter with death to reconfigure one’s moral values. Similarly for the collective, our civilization today has more of an opportunity to go through a profound transformation than it ever has before.”
“It’s important to understand that the planets themselves don’t make things happen, as if through some force like gravity or electromagnetic radiation,” explained Dr. Tarnas. “Rather, the movements of the planets have an ongoing correlation with the archetypal patterns and movements of human experience.”
The Jung Society of Sarasota will also present a Jan. 30 workshop led by Dr. Tarnas—“Synchronicity and Its Implications,” via Zoom from 1-5 p.m. More information and registration is available at cgjungsarasota.org.
The C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 to encourage personal growth and raise the consciousness of individuals of all ages by offering lectures, workshops, and small group meetings inspired by the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Learn more at cgjungsarasota.org, or contact Executive Director Lisa Cedrone at 941.952.8188 or JungSarasota@yahoo.com.