Integrating with Your Shadow

Conscious Living Workshop

Integrating with Your Shadow

Connecting with Your Guide

Friday, Apr 13, 2012, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Apr 15, 2012, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Ralph Metzner, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The shadow is the name given in Jungian psychology to a kind of psychic complex of unacceptable feelings and impulses that functions as an inner opponent, blocking growth and full expression of our true self. In this workshop we learn to use the alchemical divination methods – processes of structured intuitive inquiry – to recognize and integrate this elusive inner adversary. In doing so, we tap into unexpected reservoirs of self-knowledge and creativity, clearing space to connect with a true spirit guide (in human, animal, or hybrid form), who can aid us on the pathways to liberation and become an ongoing ally.

We will work with guided alchemical divinations, in which rhythmic rattling and drumming supports the process of concentration and tracking. Practices of light-fire yoga help to purify and clarify perceptions and dissolve energy-blockages. Chanting and drawing will be used for aural-vocal and visual-spatial integration and application. Practice in guiding others in dyads and triads give these methods immediate applicability in psychotherapy, relationships, creativity, and spiritual growth. 

Ralph Metzner, PhD, is a psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies and founder/president of the Green Earth Foundation. His books include The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Alchemical Divination, MindSpace and TimeStream and, with Ram Dass,Birth of a Psychedelic Culture.

Registration fees include program and meals. Onsite lodging is $75 per person per night for a shared room or $99 per night for a single room.

  • $295 EarlyBird Fee through March 19, 2012
  • $325 Regular Fee thereafter

Sign-ups within 72 hours of the workshop will be on a space-available basis and will incur a $30 Administration Fee, so please register early.

4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 1

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 2
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:45 PM Session 3
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 4

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 5
12:15 PM Evaluation
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 4 - 5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

CE Credits
13 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
  • Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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