Dr. Joseph Cambray, President & CEO
Friday, 30 November 2018
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Syncretism, Synchronicity and Beyond
November 30th, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free for EFJ members; $15 non-members; Free for students
The Secret Gifts of Embracing Uncertainty
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Trauma Healing Project (New Location!), 1100 Charnelton Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401
$60 for members; $75 for non-members; $50 students with student i.d.
The discovery of the unconscious, primarily through psychological symptoms was a blow to waking consciousness of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yet, once the shock of the realization of the power of this previously unknown realm was partially overcome, as the founders of depth psychology realized, a dimension of the psyche was revealed that also had the potential to bring us closer to the roots of creativity and healing. Unlike the certainties of the sciences of this period, which served as an ideal to be refined, examination of the qualities of unconscious life cast doubt and uncertainty over any naïve understanding of our thoughts, decision and actions. Knowledge began to have fuzzy margins. This intensified as new physics of both the microscopic and large scale aspects of our universe undercut the old static cosmology of certainty. Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory introduced uncertainty into the fundamental structures of perceived reality. Now after more than a centuries of such understandings how have we learned to work with uncertainty, what new secrets does it point us towards? In this presentation we will look at the evolving impact of including uncertainty in our worldview, and how this actually enhances our capacity to explore the complexity of our world. In doing so, we also are expanding our tools for healing interventions and creative expression.
Joe Cambray, Ph.D. is President/CEO and Provost at Pacifica Graduate Institute; he is Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; has served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology and is on various editorial boards. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; and former President of the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston. Dr. Cambray is also a Jungian analyst now living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include the book based on his Fay Lectures: Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe, a newly edited volume, with Leslie Sawin, Research in Analytical Psychology: Applications from Scientific, Historical, and (Cross)-Cultural Research and a volume edited with Linda Carter, Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology. He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.