Conference Information


Below is information on our presenters for our 2nd Jung Midnight Sun conference held in June 2018.

Our 2018 2nd Jung Midnight conference will feature Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D. as
our keynote speaker and presenter.  Dr. Raff has been in private practice in Denver since 1976, is a graduate of the Jung Institute of Zurich. A highly acclaimed author and Jungian analyst, he is the former president of the Jung Institute of Colorado, where he is currently a training analyst. Dr. Raff has been studying alchemy as well as the esoteric spiritual tradition for over 50 years. In addition to lecturing all over the country, he is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, The Wedding of Sophia, and The Practice of Ally Work

Joining Dr. Raff as a presenter will be Lara Newton, M.A.,   Lara is a Jungian Analyst, Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and president of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado. She has M.A.’s in English Literature and psychology.
Her Jungian interest began in the early 1970’s, and she studied at the Jung Institut-Zurich and theInter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Lara’s book is Brothers and Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship. Her recent studies have focused on Jung’s work with alchemy, Maria Prophetissa, Celtic Mythology and fairy tale interpretation. She is currently working on a book of interpretations focusing on the relationship between the opposites.

The following information provides you with an outline of the conference schedule and presentation descriptions. The conference begins at 6:30pm on June 15, 2018 and concludes on June 17, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Conference schedule

June 15, 2018 at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge (1850 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709)

6:30-7:15pm – Registration/Social/Welcome
7:30-9:00pm – The Alchemy of Imagination presentation with Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D. Throughout the history of alchemy, stretching over two thousand years, imagination has been of central concern to those practicing spiritual alchemy.  This is especially true of the school of Paracelsus in 16th century Europe.  Alchemists of this school believed imagination could heal the sick, transform lead into gold, and reveal deep secrets of the Divine.  In this lecture I will examine the main points of the alchemical view of imagination for their relevance today in the work of individuation and spiritual discovery.


June 16, 2018 at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge (1850 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709)
8:45-9:15am – Registration/social/welcome; light snacks available
9:15-10:30am – Alchemy and Active Imagination part I with Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D. Building on the concepts discussed Friday evening we will apply alchemical insights about the imagination to the practice of active imagination.  We will discuss the relevance of the imagination for individuation and spiritual growth and will have the opportunity to engage in active imagination and discuss ways to deepen our own practices.  No prior experience in active imagination is required.
10:30-10:45pm Break
10:45-12:00pm – Alchemy and Active Imagination part II with Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D.
12:00-1:30pm – Lunch – on your own
1:30-2:45pm – Jungian Dream Interpretation: How this work has Shaped and Informed My Life part I with Jungian Analyst Lara Newton, M.A. In this presentation and discussion, Lara will present individual reflections about some of the powerful and pivotal experiences that have come to her through dream work, both personally and professionally. Sharing with participants how these experiences have impacted her and ultimately helped form her approach to working with dreams. During the discussion time, she will invite others to share their own experiences as well.  
3:00-4:15pm – Jungian Dream Interpretation: How this work has Shaped and Informed My Life part II with Jungian Analyst Lara Newton, M.A.
4:15-4:30pm – Closing

June 17, 2018 – Stone Sanctuary – 1030 Meadow Mouse Road
10:00-10:30am – Light snacks
10:30-11:30am –  Roundtable discussion
11:30-12pm – Closing/End of conference

Attending from another city within Alaska or out-of-state?  Please visit our General Information section to learn about discounted rates available from our conference hotel and rental car company.