Welcome to the Jung Platform
Psychological and Spiritual Programs 
May 2017
Dear Jung Platformers,
We're excited to share our current and upcoming programs with you, including a new Alchemy course with Robert Bosnak and a one year certification on Care of the Soul in Daily Life with Thomas Moore.

Plus, learn how divination can guide you to your true destiny! Read a great blog post about cowry shell divinations with Machiel Klerk, and sign up for a divination here. sign up for a divination reading before May 19th and get $50 off. 

There's still time to join us this for a 10-week alchemy course with Robert Bosnak on the Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault. Join now and get the recordings of the two previous sessions.


Thomas Moore:   One year certification program - Care of the Soul in Daily Life. More information  here   or below.

Jung Platform Team

** Robert Bosnak: 
April 13 - Alchemy course:  
the Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault

** Thomas Moore: 
One Year Certification: Care of the Soul in Daily Life


Divinations with Machiel Klerk: The World Needs Your Gift 

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Cowry Shell Divination with Machiel Klerk

Machiel has spent the last two years learning the art of cowry shell divination.
You can sign up here for a cowry shell divination with Machiel Klerk. The first five people to sign up will receive a special discount. 

Machiel is a gifted diviner who embraces the spiritual healing tradition of his country of birth, South Africa. Several years ago the African shaman Malidoma Somé recognized him as a diviner, and since then Machiel has been in an apprenticeship with him.

The cowry shell divination is a multi-faceted and adaptable modality and can address any number of sought inquiries that may be of present concern, such as relationships, occupation, health... anything that is relevant to your present interests.

Validating personal gifts, it sheds light on how best to navigate your current path, both practical and inspirational, and helps to clarify an increased awareness of the internal and external obstacles and how best to approach the challenges you face.

The way in which the modality is applied and carried out invites an open, creative, and honest dialogue of inquiry and evokes curiosity that can circumvent worn out thought patterns and beliefs we can get stuck in over time, unlike other forms of inquiry that can inhibit the unconscious mind.

Learn more about this method of divination here

For further inquiry visit  http://machielklerk.com/wp/divinations  or you can contact Machiel at: machiel@machielklerk.com  or call him at +1-801-656-8806.
Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault
An in-depth course in Alchemical Psychology
with Robert Bosnak

There's still time to enroll  here
With his remarkable chapter on air James Hillman devises a method to look at science and technology as a metaphor system. It shows how the spirits formerly seen in the alchemical process are now all around us in the technology we use. For our contemporaries it is essential to understand technology not just as the literal tools and inventions we employ, but as ways the creative autonomous imagination expresses itself technologically today and makes us into who we are. It teaches a radically new way of reflection. This chapter is essential for all dreamers who live in the here-and-now on our way to an uncertain future.
The Azure vault focuses on our ability to know the world by way of our sense of aesthetics. Alchemists tell us that each particle of matter is formed around its own creative spark called caelum , heaven. An eye trained in seeing the sparks in all matter by way of aesthetic recognition sees a world alive with creativity. Hillman teaches us to hone our skills of letting the world reveal itself as a living abode.

James Hillman  was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course follows the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters 'Imagination of Air' and 'The Azure Vault' page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you're open to it.

Robert Bosnak, PsyA  is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller A Little Course In Dreams.

Course length:  This is a 10 class course. In eight months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.

Dates:  live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.

Imagination of Air
May 18
June 1, 15, 29
July 13, 27

Azure Vault
October 19
November 9

Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST 

Location: online / webinar

Cost: 10 Sessions: $150 (incl. copy of the audio recording)

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806 

You can also send a check to
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Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Pay via PayPal to info@jungplatform.com

One Year Certification Training Program:
Care of the Soul in Daily Life
with Thomas Moore
Starts: tbd 

This year long course in Care of the Soul is an introduction to the work of Thomas Moore and especially about living a life with soul and spirit. It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work.

I. SOUL IN EVERYDAY LIFE.  A soulful life is seriously engaged with the ordinary stuff of daily life: making a home, cultivating friendships, doing work you love, finding friendship, community and beauty.  It thrives on intimate connection, an appreciation for the past and full individual and emotional presence.
II. IMAGINATION, POETICS AND NARRATIVE.  Imagination is the main power of the soul. Central to entering the domain of soul is an appreciation for a poetic style of expression and a sophisticated understanding of story. Again, we live in a world of facts and empirical studies. The soul orientation is more inspired by the arts and ideas.
III. THE SOUL IN RELATIONSHIP.  Relationships, especially intimate ones, are unimaginably deep and full of mystery. Since soul is more about deepening our humanity than perfecting our lives, imperfection has a place. The goal, if you can speak of one, in caring for the soul is not to improve, solve problems and get better, but to go deeper into who we are and what we are doing.
IV. SPIRITUALITY WITH SOUL.  Spirit moves in a different direction and needs soul for grounding and humanization. Soul keeps a focus on basic human needs, like family and home, emotion and eros. It keeps spirit from becoming too literal and critical. Spiritual practice tends toward perfection, while soul work allows a great deal of individual imperfection.
Each participant can take the course in his or her own direction. Therapists could focus on bringing soul into their practice, and anyone can make the course a more personal exploration. Still, this is an introductory course, a solid preparation for more focused courses to follow.
Dates: to be announced. 
Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Cost: $4250, early bird discount $3900 (payment in installments possible). Includes a certification.

Enroll by emailing Machiel Klerk at machiel@jungplatform.com
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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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