Ashok Bedi, M.D.

Enigma: Decoding the Mysterious language of the Soul

September 20, Friday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: $20; non-members $25; students $10

There is a constant dance between our Ego and our Soul. Both must maintain their autonomy and purposefulness. Our Ego and Persona is directed to adaptation to the outer world while the Soul must keep us aligned with our inner life and our teleological destiny. Ego and Persona must help us navigate the Spirit of the Time while the Soul must keep us aligned with the Spirit of the Depth. Each is one the two legs that we stand on in the present time and eternal time. Their task is to maintain alignment with their respective purpose yet coordinate to optimize one’s terrestrial Self our Celestial Self. To undertake the Magnum Opus of Individuation, we need their partnership without being intrusive into each other’s domain. How these entities maintain this Complexio Oppositorium is an Enigma. Over eons, these Dioscuri twins have evolved a Mysterious language of the Soul. The decoding of this Enigma is mediated by the archetype of the Divine Tricksters: Hermes and Krishna. This Enigma to decode the Mysterious language of the Soul will be explored from a Neuroscience and Analytical perspectives.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the Enigma of the Jung’s Transcendent Function
  • Describe the Analytical process to navigate the Persona, Ego-Self alignment
  • Explain he clinical paradigms to explore the mysterious language of the Soul
  • Demonstrate ways to navigate the Eastern path to decode the mystery of the Soul
  • Discuss the emerging frontiers of Neuroscince research to decode the Enigma of the language of the Soul

Interpretation of Dreams: A Jungian Perspective

September 21, Saturday Workshop 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
members: $60; non-members $70; students $50
CEUs $25

Dreams are a portal to the soul. They have been consulted since antiquity to guide us. There is reference to the use of dreams in the Old Testament. Sigmund Freud put the use of dreams in the analysis of the unconscious in his classic work—The Interpretation of Dreams. Carl Jung took the interpretation of Dreams to a whole new threshold, not just to unlock the past but the guide the future course of our lives—The Teleologic dimension of dreams. He emphasized the subjective, objective, diagnostic, prognostic, the Teleologic and the great significance of the Initial and other Big dreams in guiding the course of the therapeutic work and the individuation process. When beginning to interpret a dream, Jung suggested that we ask the question: what conscious attitude does the dream compensate? Jung believed that dreams are “to be regarded with due seriousness as an actuality that has to be fitted into the conscious attitude as a codetermining factor” (Jung, CW 16). This seminar on Analytic Technique will pursue this and other questions concerning the use of dreams in clinical and personal practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Present the Freudian basics of Dream interpretation
  • To understand and be able to describe the Jungian approach to dreams.
  • To recognize and value archetypal motifs in dreams and how they relate to the psychic processes of the dreamer.
  • To learn the process of translating dream language into an interpretation that is relevant to the conscious situation of the dreamer.
  • The initial stages of working with dreams noting the position of the dream ego in relationship to the other dream figures.
  • The methods of association and amplification within the dream field.
  • The compensatory nature of dreams in relation to both outer and inner adaptation.
  • Illustrate the use of Dreams in clinical with case examples
  • Demonstrate the Jungian process of Dream interpretation using a case example from the audience

Ashok BediAshok Bedi, M.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is in private practice in Milwaukee and is the author of several books. Crossing the Healing Zone is Dr. Bedi’s fourth book, following Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes, Retire Your Family Karma: Decode Your Family Pattern and Find Your Soul Path , and Path to the Soul.  He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India and travels annually to India to teach, train the consult with the Jungian Developing groups at several centers in India including Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He leads the annual “A Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation. His website is www.pathtothesoul.com

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Enigma: Decoding the Mysterious Language of the Soul
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Interpretation of Dreams: A Jungian Perspective
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