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The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


FORGIVENESS, The Unforgivable and Redemption:
A Clinical Perspective


From the personal to the global, we swim in a sea of archetypal influences, many of which remain unconscious throughout life. In fairy tales, legends, and spiritual stories, we often find the protagonist under a spell-- turned into a bird, taken over by demons, or (as in Beauty and the Beast and the myth of Narcissus), cursed by an inability to love. While these stories provide examples of the working of possessions, they also offer intimations about avenues to redemption. Redemption, the breaking of these spells, occurs through magic, differentiation, prayer, and always through a significant amount of inner work.

In this lecture, Dr. Conforti will present material from his forthcoming book; Hidden Presences: Spells, Possessions and the Complex and from his recent paper; Redemption and Healing. He will discuss experiences, states, and fields from which we need and seek redemption, and how eternal wisdom and Jungian psychology helps us work with these dynamics. He will discuss the power of fields as autonomous entities within the world psyche, affecting both personal and collective behavior.

Date:       Friday, April 13th, 2012

Place:     The Academy House (Terrace Level)
              1420 Locust Street
              Philadelphia, PA 19102

Time:     1:00pm-5:00pm (Registration & Light Lunch at 12:30)


Learning Objectives:

Upon Completion of this training, participants will be able:

  1. To gain an Archetypal perspective on Redemption

  2. To recognize personal and Archetypal experiences of Forgiveness

  3. To recognize those experiences which may in fact be Unforgivable

  4. To explore the relationship between Jung’s concept of the Complex and Forgiveness

Our Presenter: Michael Conforti, PhD, a Jungian Analyst, founder and director of the Assisi Institute, has been a faculty member at the CGJung Institute-Boston and the CGJung Foundation of N.Y and Antioch, New England. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, he is investigating archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented to national and international audiences, including the CGJung Institute- Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author Threshold Experience: the Archetype of Beginning and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche. His articles have appeared in Psychology Perspective, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Future: the Journal of General Evolution, and Spring. Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Vermont, where he serves as a state-appointed advisor to the Board of Psychoanalysts. A consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry, he recently served as script consultant on the film, Pride and Glory. He has applied field theory to the understanding and resolution of international border disputes and was selected by the Club of Budapest and University of Potsdam to be part of an international team to examine the role of informational fields. He is a recipient of the Vision Award from the Assoc.for the Advancement of Psychoanalysts

CE Credits
This activity is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits for Psychologists and Social Worker Board licensees..

FEES: $125 (Enrollment is limited.)
Participants requesting CE credits will be charged an additional $20 ($5 for each credit).

To register, go to http://www.thejungclub.com.  Print out registration form and mail with check to;

      PPS, c/o Dr. Marion Rudin Frank,

      250 S.17th Street, Suite 101,

      Phila.Pa. 19103.

      Or call 215-545-7800