- February 5, 2021
- 6:00 pm
- Online (U. S. Pacific Time)
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This live online talk was recorded on our CIIS Public Programs YouTube Channel. It is also available on our podcast. We also have a new live, online talk with Richard February 18, 2022. Register at our event web page.
We all recognize we are living in the midst of a major threshold of transformation, a profound drama facing the Earth community with tremendous consequences at stake. The evidence of consistent correlations between planetary alignments and world events, as seen through the lens of archetypal astrology, can provide us with a much-needed context for our time. Understanding the cyclical patterns and historical trends that preceded this moment can help us engage with greater consciousness and skillful intelligence the powerful forces now active in the world. In this sense, astrology can be seen as a kind of cosmic extension of the depth psychology project initiated by Jung and other pioneers over a century ago: helping us become more conscious of the deep unconscious, less like puppets and more like cocreative participants in relation to the archetypal powers within and around us.
What are the deeper stirrings in the collective psyche today? What is the current planetary situation, and which gods are now in dynamic motion? Join CIIS professor and cultural historian Richard Tarnas as he presents a state of the world report on the archetypal context of our national and global moment.
This event is being offered in response to requests for a sequel to Professor Tarnas’s talk in spring 2020, which has now been watched by over one hundred thousand people worldwide.
Please note that this talk will be hosted live online. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS. He was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute and is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His subsequent book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary series Changing of the Gods. He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served for many years on the Board of Governors for the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.