A Time for Descent

Jung Winter Online Weekend with Michael Meade

January 20–21, 2022


In this troubled time on earth the need for healing involves the individual soul, collective humanity, and the earth itself. As accepted patterns dissolve and uncertainty grows, we become more vulnerable to feelings of insecurity and anxiety, fear and anger. As the ego and the rational mind reel from irrational blows and emotional storms, it becomes necessary to find deeper connections to our true sense of self and soul.

Wholeness and unity are the secret aims of trouble and conflict, but genuine transformation requires that we descend to the inner-underworld of soul. What most upsets us also troubles the waters of our souls where the vital energies of emotion can lead us to the inner work needed for us to individuate and grow more soul. 

Emotions are part of the life-giving water of the soul that allows us to shift states and respond authentically to the troubles of life. Emotions move us because they contain energizing, connecting and healing energies. Healthy anger can strengthen us, fear can protect as well as awaken us, and sorrow can lead to rejuvenation. In that sense, emotions have been called “divine influxes” and can also be understood as messages from our deep self and soul. 

Our psychic wounds and related emotions secretly connect us to the transcendent function of the deep self, as what wounds us can also initiate and transform us. Emotions are part of the natural dynamics of human life intended to keep us awake, connected to our own souls and to the Soul of the World.


Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 21  |  6:00–8:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, January 22  | 12:00–1:30 & 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Michael Meade, DHL, is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He is the author of Awakening the Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World; The Genius Myth; Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul; Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss; and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul. He is editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. He is also the creator of the Living Myth podcast. Meade is founder and Director of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.

View books by Michael Meade.

Program Details

Seminar Week
January 9-14, 2022

A weeklong seminar with Thomas Moore, Margaret Klenck, Joe Cambray, Lori Pye, Cynthia Anne Hale, and Richard Tarnas

Tuition: $345
(after December 28, 2021: $395)

Weekend Workshop
January 21–22, 2022

A Weekend with Michael Meade

Tuition: $125
(after December 28, 2021: $150)

Continuing Education Credits and Certificates of Attendance Available

CE credits are available for both programs at an additional cost of $60 per certificate: 16.5 CE credits for the weeklong seminar: Fear, Anger, and Discontent in Challenging Times and 5 CE credits for the A Time for Descent Weekend with Michael Meade.

Certificates of attendance are available at a cost of $10 per certificate for those who do not require Continuing Education Credits.

Find details here.

If you have questions feel free to email us anytime or call the office between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday: 845-256-0191.

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