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Psychological and Spiritual Programs 
August 2017
Dear Jung Platformers,
 
We're looking forward to the following exciting upcoming programs: the African shaman Malidoma Som é will do a series on Gift and Purpose. This starts with a free webinar on Aug 29 and then followed by a  five class course


A little later, on September 26th, together with SAAJA we host the magical story teller Michael Meade. This is a rare webinar opportunity to see Meade live! The title of this talk is: Touching the Soul of the World.

The gifted dream worker Machiel Klerk will be in NYC on August 18th and 19th for a special lecture and workshop on how to Live a Dream Life. These talks center around dream incubation. Machiel will also do individual dream work and divinations while in NYC. To schedule a session contact machielklerk@hotmail.com


FREE WEBINAR

Aug 29 - Malidoma Somé on Gift and Purpose. Free enrollment here


OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS / COURSES

starts Sept 14- Malidoma Somé: Five week course on Gift and Purpose. More information here or below.

Sept 26 -  Michael Meade:  Sept 26 - Touching the Soul of the World.  More information here or  below.

Aug 18/19 Machiel Klerk   Lecture and workshop in NYC on how to Live a Dream Life. More information here or  below.


Jung Platform Team

EVENTS 

** Michael Meade:

** Malidoma Som é

** Machiel Klerk: 


BLOGS

Malidoma Somé:
 

Machiel Klerk: 


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Gift and Purpose:
Discovery and Implementation 
with Malidoma Som é


Free webinar on August 29th
Free enrollment here

This is a free introduction webinar to a five class online webinar that starts September 2017. More info about the 5 class online course on JungPlatform.com or enroll here: giftandpurpose.brownpapertickets.com

Have you ever felt like you're here in this world to do something specific, good and big, but can't seem like you know what it is? Do you know that you have a gift and wonder how best to bring it into the world? Do you feel like a person of service who does not know what to serve? Are you trying to share the gifts you know you embody while feeling like all kinds of obstacles are blocking you from doing just that? Are you aware of your gift and purpose already; yet feeling inspired to deepen your relationship and experience with it? If any of the above rings a bell, you are invited to this online course.

Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 8:45pm EST / 5:00 - 5:45pm PST
Cost: Free
Sign up for the free webinar here.

If you can't make the live event, we will send you an audio and video recording of the event.

Free sign here:

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Gift and Purpose
with Malidoma Som é


A five class web seminar in discovery and implementation

Have you ever felt like you're here in this world to do something specific, good and big, but can't seem like you know what it is? Do you know that you have a gift and wonder how best to bring it into the world? Do you feel like a person of service who does not know what to serve? Are you trying to share the gifts you know you embody while feeling like all kinds of obstacles are blocking you from doing just that?  Are you aware of your gift and purpose already; yet feeling inspired to deepen your relationship and experience with it? If any of the above rings a bell, you are invited to this online course.

In indigenous Dagara culture each person comes into this world with, and as a gift. The purpose of life is to deliver the gift using a style that is personal to maximize elegance, ease and beauty. This means that gift makes life purposeful.

This course that comes with a study guide is intended to empower you as you bring forth your gift out into the world, to help you recognize and acknowledge it, and to embrace it in the style that is consistent with who you are. In our core, we all want to contribute that which defines us as people of service.

The introductory course will situate gift and purpose within cosmology and mythology with a mind to capture its concise definition to help everyone including those who already have an idea of their gift, but are not sure; as well as those who have no clue at all.

At the first official web class, we will dissect the notion of Gift within our existential state with a mind to examine the existence of various branches of it. We will lay out the tools with which to identify them. But more importantly, we will stress the danger of living outside of the Gift as well as identify the benefit of living with it.

At the second web class we will address the meaning of Purpose and the life events that inform it. We will define Purpose in relation to gift and steer your imagination toward becoming confident with it.

The third web class will focus on the interconnection between Gift and Purpose with a mind to highlight the ways in which the one informs the other. Knowing your Gift clarifies your Purpose; not always the other way around.

Once you know your gift and purpose, then the challenges of implementation become an unavoidable focus. This will be the topic of w eb class number four . The art of dealing with obstacles and adversity while sharpening your style of delivery is a must.

During the fifth and final web class , we will expand on the choreography of the gift with a better look at the destination of it. This will bring our focus on to community as the principal target recipient and the very reason why we come into this world with a gift.

Free introduction webinar on August 29th at 8:00pm to the online course. Register for this free introduction here. 

Class Dates: 
Thursday, September 14th
Tuesday, October 3rd
Wednesday, October 18th
Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, November 8th

Times: 8:00 - 9:00pm EST (5:00 - 6:00pm PST)

Cost: $125 (including audio and video access of the live event + Study Guide). 
Early bird discount for only $99 if you sign up before September 5th.  

Touching the Soul of the World 
with Michael Meade


A unique online webinar on September 26th

Description: We live in a radical time, amidst severe climate changes, the expansion of human tragedy and the growth of collective fear and anxiety. Yet, the great crises of the world do not take place outside the human soul. Rather, history is made in the struggle of the individual soul to survive and make sense of the world no matter how dark things may become.

When everything seems about to fall apart, something deep in the soul of humanity responds. This inner inheritance includes both deep instincts for survival and surprising capacities for renewal. In mythic terms, each soul is connected to the Soul of the World and each person is pregnant with meaning and an innate genius waiting to express itself.

In the struggle for meaning and truth it becomes necessary to call upon the array of genius, talents, and abilities hidden in people of all ages. Only then can we help balance nature and heal culture.

Michael Meade, D.H.L. , is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today

He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.

Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 19:30pm Cape Town Time / 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST
Length: 90 minutes. 60 minutes talk and 30 min Q&A with SAAJA in Cape Town
Cost: $17.50 (incl. audio copy of the live event).

Purchase HERE

Live a Dream Life

by proactively asking your dream a question before you go to sleep


Friday evening talk: Dream Incubation: How to Engage With Your Dreams to Live a Fulfilling Life.
In this evening talk, Machiel Klerk will explore the ancient technique of dream incubation. This is a way of proactively asking your dream a question before you go to bed for help with anything in your life. Whether you would like to have an answer to a health, vocational or love question, or if you wish to explore the nature of reality, Machiel will explain how asking the right question can trigger a dream that allows for a transformation of consciousness. Machiel is very practical; he offers many examples while teaching you how you can easily do this yourself.

Day: Friday evening August 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave #2, New York, NY 10003
Cost: $10 online and $15 at the door.

Saturday morning workshop : In this three hour workshop you will deepen your knowledge and experience of dream incubation. You will work on the dreams that you have incubated from the evening before. You will learn some techniques for working with your dreams and also how to develop, formulate and ask the right incubation question. This will be fun, soulful and practical.

Day: Saturday August 18, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave #2, New York, NY 10003
Cost: $45 online and $50 at the door

Purchase both Friday evening and Saturday workshop for $50.

Machiel will also do individual dream work and divinations while in NYC. To schedule a session contact machielklerk@hotmail.com

About the speaker:  Machiel Klerk is a licensed mental health therapist, dream worker, international speaker, gifted diviner, and social entrepreneur.
He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a Master's degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California USA. He has finished an additional three year training in Embodied Imagination (dreamwork) by Robert Bosnak. Machiel has published articles on depth psychology and released a CD on dreams. He was mentioned as one of the 100 most influential cultural figures in Utah. He gives workshops and lectures in Europe, North America and Africa. Machiel is also the founding president of the Jung Society of Utah and of the premier online educational depth psychology organization Jung Platform.
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Read Malidoma Som é's insights on gift and purpose  here.

"Purpose and gift are one and the same. Each of us came into this world with a gift. The gift is our profession, the thing we are most qualified to do in this lifetime. In indigenous thinking, there is no way one can arrive in this world without one. So the larger issue in the modern world is to quickly find out what that gift is in order to radiate and live it. This is what initiation in indigenous culture takes care of. Initiation allows the individual to become aware of, and to see their gift directly from the other world. Seeing the gift is seeing the light. It bursts open the floodgate of emotion and commitment and anchors a person's life in it."

Learn about divination and destiny  here.

"Throughout time and culture, humans have found and explored profoundly creative ways-through both formal and organic inquiry-to address the deeper aspects of who we are; not only as temporary corporeal beings, but also as spiritual souls.
In this way, the Dagara tribe of West African people have ancient traditions and methods of ritual and divination that have served their people as a useful modality to understand individual gifts and purpose. In a spirit of creative imploration, they seek out the help and guidance from the Otherworld through a method called cowry shell divination. In this useful modality, they have found ways to dissolve the normal boundaries of the tangible, mundane world and travel into the spiritual realms of their ancestors."
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