Weathering the Storm in Our Unprecedented Times

Friday, January 29, 2021
  • 7pm - 9pm

Weathering the Storm in Our Unprecedented Times

Dr. Richard Tarnas – online Zoom lecture


January 29, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm








C. G. Jung broke free of limiting modern assumptions to recognize that psyche was not confined to the human—that it permeated all of nature, the cosmos itself. He also recognized the extraordinary value of astrology in shining an unexpected light on the archetypal dynamics of human life in synchronistic correlation with planetary movements. The evidence of consistent correlations between planetary alignments and world events, as seen through the lens of archetypal astrology, can provide us with a much needed context for our wildly dramatic time. What is the current planetary situation, what gods are now in motion, and what are the historical precedents? How might our contemporary culture be transformed by the recognition that an intimate bond exists between the deep psyche and the cosmos? Join us for a “state of the world report” on the archetypal astrological context of our national and global moment. There will also be a private advance screening of Episode 1 of Changing of the Gods, a documentary series based on Dr. Tarnas’ book Cosmos and Psyche.

In this evening lecture followed by a day-long seminar, Dr. Tarnas will summarize the origin and history of the concept in Jung’s work, discuss the experiential and transformative dimensions of synchronistic events, analyze the new understanding of causality they presuppose, and address their larger metaphysical and perhaps evolutionary implications.


About the Presenter

Richard Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He teaches courses in the history of ideas, archetypal studies, depth psychology, and religious evolution; frequently lectures at Pacifica Graduate Institute; and was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western worldview from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary series Changing of the Gods. He is the former president of the International Transpersonal Association, and served for many years on the Board of Governors of the Jung Institute of San Francisco.

The C. J. Jung Society of Sarasota