Don't miss our May 5th event on embodiment

Join us in June for our Season Finale with Malidoma Some

Dear Jung Society of Utah guest,
On May 5th  we host our local speakers Erin Geesaman Rabke and Carl Rabke to the Jung Society on May 5th. Join us to learn  how embodiment can deepen presence. See the second text block for more details, and read a Jung Society blog post about embodiment in the "Notes of Interest" section.

We initially had scheduled for May 5th the Psychopath Nation with Aaron Kipnis, however this event has been postponed to later this year or early next year.

Be sure to plan ahead for the exciting Season Finale with African shaman Malidoma Some, scheduled for June 24-26.

Check out the latest courses from Jung Platform on Cowry Shell Divination with Malidoma Some and Alchemy with Robert Bosnak! Here's a short clip  of Robert Bosnak discussing "Alchemy and Love." 

We also need some volunteers to help us with: the website management, membership management, book sales at the event, CEs, and bookkeeping. If you are interested in one of these tasks and want to learn more about it, then contact Machiel Klerk at

The Jung Society of Utah Team 

Learn how embodiment can deepen presence
Distinct from the approach of living and healing that is based primarily in intellect and language, the living territory of embodiment, as beautiful, wild, unpredictable and vibrantly alive as the wilderness, offers vast untapped wisdom that can benefit not only individual healing and evolution but that of our world. As we re-center ourselves in the living experience of embodied aliveness, new possibilities emerge, along with an empowering way of knowing, being, and moving in the world. 

Erin Geesaman Rabke and Carl Rabke have each steeped in wisdom traditions and embodied practices for more than 20 years. Trained as Embodied Life Teachers, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners, yoga instructors, tai chi players, and long-time meditators; Carl also works as a Structural Integrator.  They bring a wealth of embodied knowledge and teaching experience which they are dedicated to sharing with others.

Visit   for a free download of an embodiment practice called "Somatic Gateways to Ease."
Click HERE to read a blog post from Erin on "What Should I Do With My Belly?"

Click  HERE to read more from Carl on wilderness and the body.

The Wisdom in the Wilderness of Your Body

Date: May 5th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Downtown Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City

Join us for our exciting Season Finale with Malidoma Some!

We're excited to welcome Malidoma Some back to Salt Lake City in June! Check out a short YouTube  clip of Malidoma Some discussing trouble.

African Spirituality

Lecture:  June 24th, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Publik Coffee shop 

Workshop:  June 25th/26th, 2016
Location (same as two years ago)--stay tuned for details!

Notes of Interest      


The Body as a Gateway to Presence
The Art of Cowry Shell Divination with Malidoma Some 
Yellowing and the Stone: Fermentation and the Goal of the Opus
Erin Geesaman Rabke and Carl Rabke met in their early 20s when they both worked at the Oasis Cafe. In their first conversation they discovered that they had both been walking very similar paths-including practicing in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and studying Tai Chi and Yoga. After a few years of being close friends, they got together as a couple. Their love of embodied practices has been a shared passion all throughout their 20 year connection. They answer some questions below about embodiment and why it matters.

What is embodiment?

Embodiment invites a different relationship with our bodies-a rich one, indeed, where the body is no longer regarded as an object, but an intimate, living process. The body offers us a gateway to presence, as long as we're alive.

Embodiment includes awareness of sensation, feelings, thoughts, and environment in a not-purely-mental way. Being embodied doesn't preclude conceptual thought, but offers a grounded infrastructure through which we can have a different relationship with our thoughts. Embodiment is mindfulness not as a mental practice, but as a lived experience. "I'm here. I'm resonating with what is, and I'm aware of it."

Read more HERE.

Conversation with the Other World: 
Indigenous Counseling Therapy

Starts November 2016

This is a very special opportunity to enroll in a one year educational program with Malidoma Some.

For whom is this education?
Are you intuitive? Do you trust your instincts? Do you have vivid dreams that sometimes wake you up in the middle of the night? Do you sometimes feel the energy of people around you? An affirmative to any of these questions signal a diviner in you. 

Teacher: Malidoma Patrice Some is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. In his native language, Malidoma means "be friends with the stranger". A gifted medicine man of the Dagara tribe, he holds three master's degrees and two doctorates, from the Sorbonne and Brandeis. He is the author of Of Water and the Spirit. He is a spokesperson and storyteller of the African Wisdom tradition.

Weekend Training Course Dates: 
November 19-20, 2016
March 18-19, 2017
June 24-25, 2017
October 19-22, 2017
Time: Saturdays  9-6pm
         Sunday  8am-12/ noon

Location: Orlando
Cost: $4,000

More information HERE.

The next Alchemical Psychology course with Robert Bosnak begins September 15, 2016.

Especially for Jung Society guests during the month of April: 
Check out the video of Robert Bosnak's previous lecture with the Jung Society of Utah HERE.

In this 10 class course, Robert Bosnak will alchemically explore the chapters Yellow and The Stone from James Hillman's book on Alchemical Psychology.
Click HERE to learn more about this fascinating and informative course.
Teacher: 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, and has written several books, including the worldwide bestseller,  A Little Course In Dreams .

There are 10 live webinar presentations of 1.5 hour, which will be held on the following dates:
September 15th, 2016
October 13, 2016
November 3, 17, 2016
December 8, 15, 2016
January 26, 2017
February 2, 16, 23, 2017 

Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST

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

Sign up before April 30th to receive a special 15% discount and pay only $127.50.

Enroll HERE.


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Teaching and Public Talk by Khenchen Tsultrim Lodrö Rinpoche

Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche  is recognized as the foremost disciple of one of the greatest masters of the century, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche. 

He currently presides over the Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Academy (Larung Gar) in the Eastern Tibet region of Serta.

He will present a public talk on: 

Buddhism, Mental Health and Contemporary Values

Friday, April 29th, 2016
7pm - 9pm at Rowland Hall Larimer Center
843 South Lincoln Street
in Salt Lake City.
Suggested Donation: $15 
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

He will also present a weekend teaching on:
Nectar of the Heart - A Song of Realization
Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm both days
University of Utah 
Guesthouse Ballroom 
Suggested Donation: $50 to $75 per day
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Registration and more information HERE.

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