Depth psychological pioneers from William James and Frederick Myers, to Sandor Ferenczi and C.G. Jung have described the intimate relationship among spiritual, paranormal, or otherwise revelatory encounters, and the psychological fragmentation caused by trauma and dissociation. Join us at Pacifica Graduate Institute for an immersive weekend symposium featuring internationally renowned scholars and analysts in dialogue at the intersection of trauma and transcendence.
“If there are supernormal powers, it is through the cracked and fragmented self that they enter.”
~ William James, Lowell Lectures
“Mineralogists tell us that if you want to understand the basic structure of a crystal, you should examine the places where it is broken.”
~ Donald Kalsched, Trauma and the Soul
Join us for a post-conference workshop on trauma, spirituality, and synchronicity featuring Donald Kalsched and Joseph Cambray, Sunday, June 24, 2018
“Whether a divine being really exists or not, the psychological fact remains that we tend to experience traumatic events as if they were in some sense divine. Just as God has been described as transcendent and unknowable, a trauma is an event which transcends our capacity to experience or reckon with it. Compared to the finite nature of the traumatized soul, the traumatic event seems infinite, all-powerful, and wholly other.”
~ Greg Mogenson, A Most Accursed Religion
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