What we're about
Hosted by The Temenos Center for Jungian and Archetypal Studies, this meetup group is an educational, discussion, and experiential group engaging the concepts of the collective unconscious and archetypes, as found in the depth psychologies of C.G. Jung and James Hillman. Both Jung and Hillman felt that psychology should not be limited to the therapy room, that it is in fact the true basis of being human and should be a part of daily living in all spheres of the human experience. This meetup is one way that this goal can be pursued and is intended as an avenue for the exploration of and bringing into our daily lives the concepts of Jungian and Archetypal psychology. Many topics will be explored, such as working with the archetypes and the world soul, engaging the unconscious through myth, dreams and active imagination, expression of the archetypes through art and creativity, and more—the psyche is multidimensional, and so too is this group; anything dealing with depth psychology will be engaged in the meetups. Bring your suggestions for topics! There will be general discussion groups, fellowship with like minds, invited speakers, and other things that the group might decide upon. Most of the meetups will be free, but paid events from the Temenos Center will also be announced. Times and Place We strive to have meetups at regular times. We will usually meet at the Temenos Center for Jungian and Archetypal Studies in the Blackport Building at 959 Lake Dr., Suite 208 in the East Hills section of Grand Rapids. The Blackport Bldg. is at the intersection of Lake Dr. and Diamond Ave., with an entrance on both sides. There is a parking lot on the Diamond Ave., side of the building. But carpooling and/or the use of public transportation is encouraged. About The Temenos Center The purpose of the Temenos Center for Jungian and Archetypal Studies is to assist and empower a deeper and more meaningful life in harmony with the psyche, soul, and world by providing a space apart from daily life in which one can safely engage with their deeper self and psychological and spiritual journey. Firmly rooted in the depth psychology of C.G. Jung, the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, and the mythological foundation of the hero’s journey as described by Joseph Campbell, The Temenos Center for Jungian and Archetypal Studies strives to encourage and nurture soulful living on many levels—in the relationship with self, the natural world, with spirituality, and with others. We do this by offering workshops, seminars, and retreats with respected teachers, scholars, and practitioners working broadly within the archetypal, mythological, humanities, and spiritual traditions of depth psychology. In addition to these events, we also provide personalized consulting and engaged group experiences in the same areas We are committed to providing a safe space and avenue for bringing the wisdom of depth psychology into the world in whatever small way we can. Within this tradition we work with all aspects of the human experience, from arts and culture to environmental concerns to dreams and synchronicity to spirituality in all (or none) traditions. These are only a few of the areas with which the Temenos Center works.