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February 2017 


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Dear Jung Platformers,
We are looking forward to sharing several exciting programs with you. 

On Tuesday, February 14th we have a free webinar in which we're looking forward to a fascinating exploration into Personal Myth with Dennis Slattery. 

Register here for the free webinar, and enroll here for your discount on the four week course on Personal Myth with Dennis Slattery, beginning March 14th. 

Also, enjoy a blog post by Dennis Slattery about 'Personal Myth'  here.


Feb 14th - FREE Webinar on: Personal Myth Our speaker will be Dennis Slattery. 
Enroll for free here (incl. an audio and video recording of the live event).

Mar 14th * Dennis Slattery: a four week webinar on 'Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning'. Get your early bird discount / more info here.

May 4th * Robert Bosnak: One year certified training - Embodied Imagination Dream Work®. More information  here or below.

June 2017 * Thomas Moore: One year certification program - Care of the Soul in Daily Life. More information here or below.

Aug 2017 * Take a dream journey to Amsterdam and enjoy an in-depth, local experience of this beautiful city. More info below or click here.
Join a free 30 minute online presentation on Feb 16th. 

Jung Platform Team

Personal Myth
by Dennis Patrick Slattery
February 14th at 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

FREE Enroll here 

Personal Myth
by Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D.

In this free webinar Dennis Slattery will take you on a journey to explore the idea of one's personal myth.   

"Thus it is that I have now undertaken, in my eighty-third year, to tell my personal myth. I can only make direct statements, only 'tell stories.' Whether or not the stores are 'true' is not the problem. The only question is whether what I tell is my fable, my truth."
C.G.  Jung, Memories, Dreams Reflections, pp. 3-4.
Overview: Jung himself saw it as "the task of tasks" for anyone of us. Not knowing some of the contours of our personal mythology leaves us open to all forms of propaganda, abuse and misdirection, especially when we unknowingly or knowingly, begin to live out another's personal myth, leaving our own gasping at the side of road, unacknowledged and unlived.
About the speaker: Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D, is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 25 volumes, including six volumes of poetry and one novel. His recent books include:  Bridge-Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, and Psychology (2015),  Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth (2015) and  Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (2016). He offers Riting Personal Myth Retreats throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Ireland.

Date: Tuesday, February 14th.

Time live webinar: 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

Length: 50 min.

Cost: free + a free copy of the audio recording and access to the video recording 

Time zone friendly: by making the recorded video available till the end of February. 

Get your 10% discount for the four week course on Personal Myth here.

Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning
by Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D.
Four week course begins
March 14, 2017

Get your early bird discount here

Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning
Four week course by Dennis P. Slattery
"Thus it is that I have now undertaken, in my eighty-third year, to tell my personal myth. I can only make direct statements, only 'tell stories.' Whether or not the stores are 'true' is not the problem. The only question is whether what I tell is my fable, my truth."
C.G.  Jung, Memories, Dreams Reflections, pp. 3-4.
Course Overview: In this series of webinars, we will explore several angles on the complexity of personal mythology. Jung himself saw it as "the task of tasks" for anyone of us. Not knowing some of the contours of our personal mythology leaves us open to all forms of propaganda, abuse and misdirection, especially when we unknowingly or knowingly, begin to live out another's personal myth, leaving our own gasping at the side of road, unacknowledged and unlived. We will engage the four arenas outlined below to come to a greater understanding of what myth is wanting to live us.
Class I. Personal Mythology. I will use sections from my own book,  Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story (2012) to engage some of the terms of a personal myth as I understand it. I will also invite you, between each session, to engage one or two "riting meditations" and ask that you write them out in cursive rather than use your lap top. In our next session I will invite some of you to read what you have written.
Class II. Joseph Campbell and The Hero's Call to/Refusal of The  Adventure. We will select several key passages from  The Hero With a Thousand Faces to deepen our understanding of being called and, if one so chooses, refusing the call.
Class III. Living Myth and Mimesis. The ancient Greeks discovered what Aristotle was to call mimesis, which is a process by which we discover something in the outer world that has a connection to our inner world. Our creation of a personal myth is generated in part from such a connection. Mimesis also rests at the heart of stories, narratives that have particular resonance in our lives.
Class IV.  Psyche, Poetics and Mythic Analogies. Jung himself wrote that "analogy formation" is a law which to a large extent governs the psyche. We will ask how the power of analogy is operative in the creation of our personal mythology.

Dates: Tuesday, March 14, 28; April 11, 18

Time live webinar: 1:00pm CST

Length: Four week course, 50 - 60 minute lecture and 30 minutes Q&A (incl. an audio and video recording)

Cost: $89 - yet till Feb 21st only $79 (incl. audio recording and access to video).

No-risk Cancellation Policy : Cancel your enrollment at any time up to the official start of the workshop for a full refund. You can also withdraw from the workshop at any time during the first week if you are not satisfied for any reason, and still receive a full refund.

Early bird discount here

-  send a check to: Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84115
- pay over the phone: +1-801-656-8806
- pay by paypal, use email info@jungplatform.com

Sign up  here for a free webinar on Personal Myth with Dennis Slattery, February 14, 2017.

One Year Ce rtified Training Program: Embodied Imagination® Dream Work
with Robert Bosnak
Starts May 2017

Enroll here
The  objective of this course  is to train therapists, coaches, other professionals, and interested individuals in the Embodied Imagination® Dream Work method. This is the original method for working with dreams, memories, and the creative imagination that Robert Bosnak has pioneered since the 1970s. This program leads to the Level 1 Embodied Imagination Dream Work Course certificate of completion. After this one year training you will be able to apply this dream work method to your own dreams and to the dreams of others.
Weekend 1: Basic Dream Work Techniques
Weekend 2: Advanced Dream Work Techniques
Weekend 3: Body Awareness and Dream Work

Weekend 4: Finals

Weekend Training Course Dates:
Thursday, May 4 - 7, 2017
Friday, Nov 10 - 12, 2017
Friday, Feb 23 - 25, 2018
Thursday, May 3 - 6, 2018

Please note weekends 1 and 4 are longer weekends, and weekends 2 and 3 are regular weekends.
Weekends 1 and 4 start Thursday evening, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Weekends 2 and 3 start Friday evening, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: New Orleans
Process of enrollment: As this is a special educational training program, you will be asked to send in your application via email. In your application we ask you to describe yourself in one or two paragraphs and write one or two paragraphs describing why you want to participate in this course. Please send your application to: machiel@jungplatform.com
Cost: $4,250 for the one year training program, including Level 1 Embodied Imagination® Dream Work Course certificate of completion. You can also pay in three installments of $1800 upfront and then $1300 before each next class. If you apply and pay in full  before February 28th , it is only $3900.
The tuition needs to be paid a month after the student has been accepted and before the first course date. This is a non-refundable tuition fee.
The check can be sent to:
Jung Platform
29 West Layton Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Pay via PayPal to info@jungplatform.com

More info: contact Machiel Klerk at  machiel@jungplatform.com or call +1-801-656-8806


One Year Certification Training Program:
Care of the Soul in Daily Life
with Thomas Moore
Starts June 2017

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: June / Oct / March /June
Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Cost: $4250, early bird discount $3900 before March 15th (payment in installments possible) Including a certification.

Enroll by emailing Machiel Klerk at machiel@jungplatform.com

Amsterdam Dream Journey 
An in-depth local experience of Amsterdam
with Machiel Klerk
Aug 2017

We are having an  online video presentation on Feb 16th at 6pm EST / 3pm PST. This session will be recorded and you can attend the live event and / or get the presentation in your inbox by  signing up for free here.
Get a true local experience of Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. This promises to be a dream journey to the city that was founded in the 13th century, with UNESCO world heritage city center canal ring, and some of the greatest museums in the world.

Travel local style in a small group and learn a lot about the culture of The Netherlands and Amsterdam with your Dutch guide Machiel Klerk. He grew up in the Netherlands and Amsterdam is his "other home." 

Machiel will tell you about the history of Amsterdam, show you the fun places and provide talks and lectures to give you a real idea of the Dutch and Amsterdam cultural mentality. At the same time you will have time to do an inner journey by engaging in several dream groups and do some one on one inner work with Machiel.

Of course, we've also planned lots of time to enjoy modern Amsterdam's markets, pubs, and the arts as theatre, concerts and festivals too. You'll come away with a deep and rich understanding of what makes this country tick, and you might have fallen in love with this place.

Learn more about this exciting journey HERE.

Free 30 min online presentation on Feb 16th, enroll here

Recommended Blogs of the Month

Learn about personal myth with Dennis Slattery here.

" Years ago I remember reading a response by famed mythologist Joseph Campbell when he was asked: "What is a myth?" He shot back, "other people's religion," which I believe he meant to be both witty and true. I have for years been offering Riting Retreats on Personal Mythology in several countries because I became satisfied with the idea that myths are stories, or 
just  stories. Yes, they are, but what is behind the stories we tell, read, watch on film, listen to of others? I believe there are vast archetypal energy fields that help to shape, form, organize, mute and privilege some parts of our histories while they coax us to embellish others."

Read Robert Bosnak's thoughts on love and creativity here.

"I agree with Freud that all that matters are love and work. Love, touch wood, I have aplenty, with a family full of warmth and riches, closely knit into a quilt of care. My photographer expands my boundaries each time I look at her. But work in all this happiness is suffering. If I want to complete the tasks this life has put before me I will need to work hard and steady ! "

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Free Webinar:
Feb 14 - Personal Myth  with Dennis Slattery. 
Free enroll here 
** Robert Bosnak: 
May 2017 - One Year Training: Dream Work Course

** Thomas Moore: 
June 2017 - One Year Certification: Care of the Soul in Daily Life

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