Field Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature, and Psyche

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Michael Conforti, Ph.D., considered a pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, is a Jungian Analyst practicing in Brattleboro, Vermont. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, he is a consultant and lecturer both in the United States and abroad, including the C. G. Jung Institute-Zurich, Canada, the Caribbean, Denmark, Italy, and Venezuela. He founded the Assisi Conferences and Seminars in 1989 and continues to serve as its Director. He is also the Founder and Director of the Assisi Foundation.

"C. G. Jung emphasized the deep link to the physical world that exists for the collective unconscious and its archetypes. Our dreams and symbols, as well as the patterns of our behavior, are shaped by the fact that we are creatures of a material universe. Michael Conforti's research has been directed to understanding the nature of these links and patterns in the light of the new sciences - quantum theory, chaos theory, self-organization, and the new biology. Conforti's book successfully integrates this material to offer a new, exciting challenge to psychotherapy. It demonstrates that the study of consciousness cannot neglect the insights of the sciences and in doing so promises a unified view of mind and matter."
- F. David Peat, Physicist
Author of Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind and Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm

"Building on Jung's understanding of archetypal patterning in the psyche, Michael Conforti takes his reader into the evolving consciousness which opens Jung's psychology into interdisciplinary studies: theology, the new sciences, archaeology, microbiology, and modern medicine. Anyone interested in the relationship between psyche and matter will turn to this book."
- Marion Woodman, Jungian Analyst, Author of Bone

"Conforti's compelling work about the confluence of matter and psyche is a ground-breaking continuation of Jung's discoveries of the 'Objective Psyche' and its archetypal structure. With many examples from psychotherapeutic practice, it speaks also to clinicians and can broaden their view extensively."
- Mario Jacoby, Jungian Analyst
Author of Individuation and Narcissism: The Psychology of the Self in Jung and Kohut

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882670406
  • Publisher: Spring Journal
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 730,321
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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MICHAEL CONFORTI, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of Matter-Psyche studies, is a Jungian analyst practicing in Brattleboro, Vermont. He lectures and consults to a wide range of national and international audiences. In 1989, he founded the Assisi Institute, and continues to serve as its Director. He is also the Founding Director of the Assisi Foundation.
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