There is a primitive aspect that fears the abyss; this finds expression in sacred literature and in various myths of ancient cultures. The failure to acknowledge the notion of annihilation may result in acting out these themes in aberrant ways
Retalhuleu Region, Guatemala (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
Archeologists recently announced the discovery of the oldest Mayan tomb. Located in Western Guatemala, the tomb offers clues about the decline of the Olmec culture and the early ascendancy of the Mayan civilization. Using a miniature, sophisticated remote control camera, archeologists are exploring the interior of the tomb. As the date prophesied by the Mayan calendar's end approaches in December, curiosity around this recent discovery may surge. The Asheville Jung Center along with innerQuest presents "The End of the World" conference that will explore the interior landscape of the Maya Prohecy.
The prospect that the world will end in December is capturing increasing attention. The cover story for the current issue of Archeology examines the Maya Sense of Time. Dr. Richard Tarnas, professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and author of “The Passion of the Western Mind” and” Cosmos and Psyche”, integrated depth astrology and depth psychology in a recent conference. " In our times, it happens that the major alignment or dynamic aspect that is shaping the underlying Gestalt of the collective psyche is the Uranus - Pluto alignment, a square between Uranus and Pluto.” This dynamic alignment is associated with great upheaval, change, sudden awakening, and breakthroughs. His presentation at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco can be viewed on the WEB at http://ashevillejungcenter.org/webinars/w7/registration/
People are looking for clues that can help decipher the meaning and implications of the Mayan prophecies. The impression that the world may come to some cataclysmic end is deeply etched into the human psyche and appears as a recurring motif. The Asheville Jung Center is at the leading edge of exploring the significance of the Mayan Prophecy. “There is an aspect of the primitive part of our brain that fears the abyss; this finds expression in sacred literature and in various myths and rituals of ancient cultures, and the failure to acknowledge this notion of annihilation may result in acting out these themes in aberrant ways." says Dr. Steven Buser, co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. Dr. Len Cruz, also of the Asheville Jung Center, offered several examples of aberrant patterns evident in current events ”…the denial of the evidence concerning environmental degradation, the paralysis in dealing with the impending fiscal crisis in the US and elsewhere, and the psychic numbing as described by the psychiatrist, Robert J. Lifton in association with the threat of nuclear destruction that was initially identified in survivors of Hiroshima.”
The Asheville Jung Center will host a worldwide conference "The End of the World" on November 29, 2012 (viewable on the WEB) that brings together Jungian psychoanalysts from Zurich, the Netherlands, and Los Angeles including Nancy Furlotti, MA who has extensively studied the Mayan Calendar will be among the presenters. http://ashevillejungcenter.org/video-seminars/end-of-world/
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