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.
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
9:15-9:30am – Welcome
9:30-10:15am – 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.
10:30-11:45pm – Alchemy and Active Imagination part II wth Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D.
12:00-1:30pm – Lunch – on your own, off-site
1:45-3pm – When the Going Gets Rough: a look at the psychological experience of the opposites working in harmony through desperate times part I with Jungian Analyst Lara Newton, M.A. In this presentation and discussion, Lara will introduce a short fairy tale in which a dilemma is faced with the cooperation of masculine and feminine figures. We will look at the dynamics of the opposites functioning in a harmonious relationship, as distinguished from the feeling of conflict that we often experience between them. There will be an emphasis on examining how these figures and energies are experienced in our lives, both in big transformational times and in the day to day of overcoming obstacles that arise in our paths. Participants are encouraged to bring dreams that personify the opposites, as well as life experiences in which conflict has been overcome. There will be opportunity for this kind of sharing in the latter portion of our time together.
3:15-4:30pm – When the Going Gets Rough: a look at the psychological experience of the opposites working in harmony through desperate times part II with Jungian Analyst Lara Newton, M.A.
4:30-4:45pm – 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.