'DREAMS, COMPLEXES, AND THE SELF'
'THE ECLIPSE OF GOD AND THE CREATIVE'
Michael Conforti, Ph.D.
Friday, August 25, 2017 Lecture: Dreams, Complexes, and the Self
In his Friday night lecture, Dr. Conforti addressed the archetypal dimension of the dream and how that objective
dimension can get lost within the realm of one’s personal complexes. According to Dr. Conforti, “The dream is
a telling of the life we are meant to live, of a destiny awaiting our arrival, and of a union with something far greater
than we could have ever imagined; so, too the dream tells us when we have arrived at some dead end roads, those fits
and starts that silence the call of the Self and confine us to an outdated and undeveloped Self. " He lectured that the
dream, replete with symbols, images, and metaphors, can bring us to full attention and into relationship with the
archetypal realm and that the early pioneers of psyche spent many years studying images, fairy tales, alchemy, and
religion as ways to understand the language and contents of the Self because they understood that while the dream
affects us personally, its source is trans-personal.
Dr. Conforti says that often our inner demons and complexes distort the eternal and archetypal dream images
and we miss the inherent archetypal story containedwithin it. In working with dreams throughout the weekend, the
participants took an in-depth look at the profundity of the dream messages to understand the content contained
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Seminar: The Eclipse of God and the Creative
In this seminar, Dr. Conforti offered an understanding of what it means to work with the Objective Psyche, the
realm of the trans-personal and non-personally acquired contents of the Psyche. He focused on the relationship and
difference between the Objective, archetypal meaning of images and the dreamer’s personal complexes. An important
aspect of this seminar was for participants to learn ways to translate the meaning of dreams in a way that is under-
standable to the individual, allowing them to bring wisdom of Psyche into their lives.
Note: Photos of these events were taken with the keeping of audience confidentiality in mind..
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Michael Conforti, Ph. D.
Dr. Michael Confortiis a Jungian analyst and founder of the Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the
C. G. Jung Institute in Boston, the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years a Senior Associate faculty
member in the Doctoral and Master’s Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England. A pioneer in the field
of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship
between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He is the author oftwo books, Threshold Experiences: The Arche-
type of Beginnings' and 'Field, Form, and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature, and Psyche.' He is currently working on a
new book, 'Hidden Presence: Archetypes, Spells, Possessions, and the Complex.' Dr. Michael Conforti maintains
a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Expressing
thanks and appreciation to Dr. Conforti
for an excellent lecture and seminar event.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Dr. Conforti at his seminar lecturing on, "The Eclipse of God and the Creative."
Friday, August 25, 2017 --
Introducing Dr. Michael Conforti
to the audience.
Friday night, August 25, 2017 - Dr. Conforti presenting his lecture on, "Dreams, Complexes, and the Self"
Friday, August 25, 2017 - Jung Board Member
and Speaker Coordinator welcoming Dr. Michael
Conforti to Lafayette, Louisiana..
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Dr. Conforti with several of the Jung Board Members.
Friday, August 25, 2017 -- Rregistration table.