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Joe Cambray – Recovering Wonder: Drawing Upon Ecological & Artistic Intuitions

The capacity for wonder can easily fade from our awareness with all of the demands of our complex world, yet it remains, often buried in memories from childhood.

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021
10am – 2pm MST

In this workshop we will explore ways to recover openness to experience of wonder and how these experiences can be deepened by a Jungian approach. Participants will have opportunities to explore and discuss their own experiences of wonder to enrich personal comprehension of these ideas. Then we will look at a number of examples from the history of culture where artisans or artists were able to represent profound knowledge of highly complex natural phenomena well ahead of any scientific understanding. These will guide us towards the articulation of the soul-like imagination. Audio-visual materials will aid participants in entering these experiences.

During this workshop we will explore marvelous hidden visions emerging from two areas: ecological studies pointing to the interconnectedness of all things, and artistic intuitions revealed in far-reaching insights into nature.

From an ecological approach to a forest system, the underground of interconnected Rhizomatic structures will assist us in making visible what has been hidden and barely hinted at, until recently. Afterwards, you will not walk in nature as you have previously without these tools.

In parallel with this we will delve into the creations of various artists and artistic traditions, seeing how they exhibited a profound grasp of principle of nature represented in their artistic productions long before scientific understanding of these principles existed. Waking up these potentials in ourselves can help us discover ways of knowing (gnosis) largely lost to the modern world.

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Joe Cambray
Joe Cambray, Ph.D. is President/CEO of 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.

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