Dreams, Life, Death & the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds

Friday, April 09, 2021
  • April, 7-9pm

Dr. Monika Wikman

Dreams, Life, Death & the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds

Workshop: Friday, April 9, 2021, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

What do dreams, near-death experiences (NDE) and archetypal phenomena surrounding death tell us about the mysteries of life, death, and the beyond? How do dreams help prepare us for death—our own—and for the passing of loved ones? How do our worldviews alchemically change through these experiences? When someone we love is dying or when we come close to death ourselves, the boundaries between these worlds can become very thin, and mysteries of life, death, and the beyond can reveal themselves, opening us to life-changing understandings in the imaginal realms of reality. Find out how these experiences of the threshold between life and death can inform us and transform us.

This lecture and workshop explore experiences and questions we live with regarding death and the beyond. Drawing on years of doctoral research at UC San Diego Medical Center on dreams of the dying and decades of working with people in the dying process—as well as personal experiences on the edge of life and death—Dr. Wikman will help us investigate dreams, synchronicities, and experiences of archetypal phenomena surrounding death. This material portrays and intimates the multidimensional living mysteries of the subtle body realms that unite spirit and matter.

2 CEs available for Dr. Wikman’s lecture | $10 CE Broker Course #20-673234

4 CEs available for Dr. Wikman’s workshop | $20 CE Broker Course #20-673240

CEs For Dr. Wikman’s events are an additional cost and are paid separately to the Friendship Center for Aging Studies. Call 941.556.3263 to register.

CE COURSE OBJECTIVES for lecture and workshop: 1. Examine cultural attitudes and neuroses surrounding the reality of death. 2. Discern the role the avoidance and denial of death plays in the well-being of clients’ lives. 3. Identify processes whereby the psyche attempts to expand consciousness beyond one’s psychological defenses in experiences near death. 4. Analyze factors in dream research that illuminate psychological attitudes of well-being at death. 5. Identify psychological processes that assist the individual to discover peace at death.

Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, astrologer and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness. A graduate of the Jung-von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich, she is a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts. Her work with the dying led to a research project on Dreams of the Dying at UCSD Medical Center, leading to a current manuscript on the Alchemy of Life, Death and the Wedding Veil. She hosts The Center for Alchemical Studies in Tesuque, NM, a nonprofit project through Earthways.org. Interviews with Monika on topics such as the anima mundi and environmental issues of our time; and archetypal phenomenon surrounding death, dreams, active imagination and alchemy can be found at shrinkrapradio.com and SpeakingofJung.com.

EVENT PRICING: Lecture: $15 members/$25 nonmembers. Combination lecture and workshop tickets: $60 members/$80 nonmembers.