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Psychological and Spiritual Programs 
October 2017
Dear Jung Platformers,
There's still time to sign up for a five class course with the African shaman Malidoma Som é   on Gift and Purpose. Sign up now and receive the audio and video recordings of the previous class.

Join special guest speaker Andrew Harvey and Machiel Klerk in Salt Lake City for a two day workshop on  Finding Hope, Joy and Empowerment in Disturbing Times. Tickets and more information here.

The gifted dream worker Machiel Klerk will be in NYC on November 17th and 18th for a special lecture and workshop on Understanding Dreams: Five Basic Features of a Dream. Tickets and more information here
Machiel will also do individual dream work and divinations while in NYC. To schedule a session contact machielklerk@hotmail.com


Oct 3 - Malidoma SoméFive week course on Gift and Purpose. More information here or below.

Oct 28 & 29 - Andrew Harvey and Machiel Klerk: Finding Hope, Joy and Empowerment in Disturbing Times. More information here or below.

Nov 17 & 18 - Machiel Klerk:  Lecture and workshop in NYC on Understanding Dreams: Five Basic Features of a Dream. More information here or below.

Jung Platform Team

** Malidoma Som é

** Andrew Harvey and Machiel Klerk


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Machiel Klerk: 

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Gift and Purpose
with Malidoma Som é

A five class web seminar in discovery and implementation

There's still time to sign up for this great course here, and receive the audio and video recordings of the previous class.

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.

Class Dates: 
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). 

Finding Hope, Joy and Empowerment in Disturbing Times
with Andrew Harvey and Machiel Klerk

Sacred practices, shadow work, and dream work

In this weekend workshop, Andrew Harvey and Machiel Klerk will provide a vision of how sacred activism can help you align yourself with the divine energies and powers into your destiny and mission

In a vision of  rugged hope for these times, Andrew offers four major practices from four different major religions that can empower people. Andrew will give a vision of how to retur n to joy and cultivate joy as the main for living an engaged life. Machiel will show how engaging with the world of dreams and its inhabitants will provide guidance to find and implement your specific sacred work. 

This weekend is not about talk, but will give you tools to build a holy and divine future, to fortify your courage, to find your destiny and mission, and ways to organize yourself in order to encourage others. 

Saturday Oct 28 -  9:30am - 5:00pm (hour lunch on your own)
Sunday Oct 29 -  9:00am - 3:00pm (hour lunch on your own)

Cost: $175

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Understanding Dreams: Five Basic Features of a Dream
with Machiel Klerk

Friday evening lecture on dreams & mini-workshop on Saturday

Friday evening talk: Understanding Dreams - Five Basic Features of a Dream
In this lecture you will learn about five characteristics of dreams. This will help you understand the reality of dreams, and give you suggestions on how to work with your own dreams. One of these features includes how a dream is built up; namely the metaphoric, symbolic, non symbolic, and Other. You will learn how the world of dream is always present, and how to create a dream ritual to build and nurture a relationship with dreaming. These techniques and insights are based in Jungian psychology, lucid dreaming and many indigenous dream traditions around the world.

There will be some coffee and tea so that we can meet and mingle before and after the talk. That will be a fun time with the soulful and creative like-minded people from New York. 

Day: Friday evening Nov 17, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave #2, New York, NY 10003
Cost: $10 online and $15 at the door.
Sign up here:  http://understandingdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Saturday morning workshop: In this two hour workshop you will deepen your knowledge and experience of dreams. You will get a technique on how to work with dreams, that you can apply to your own dreams. This workshop will be a combination between theory and practically working with the dreams of the course participants and your own dreams. This will be fun, soulful and practical.

Day: Saturday Nov 18, 2017
Time: 9:15am - 11:15am
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 123 4th Ave #2, New York, NY 10003
Cost: $45 online and $50 at the door
Sign up here:  http://understandingdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Purchase both Friday evening and Saturday workshop for $50. 

Machiel will also do individual dream work and divinations while in NYC 
(Nov 9 - 19).  To schedule a session contact machiel@machielklerk.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 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. 

Sign up here:  http://understandingdreams.brownpapertickets.com/
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Enjoy 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 in a fascinating interview with Machiel Klerk 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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