Varieties of Archetypal Experience – Dr Tim Read


The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon presents:

Varieties of Archetypal Experience

Dr Tim Read

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL

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Entry £7 /£5 Concessions, Arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm Start – Wine available

What exactly are archetypes and how can we understand the extraordinary range and variety of archetypal experience? How indeed can we harness their power to promote our human potential?If archetypes involve a deeper layer of mind organised around meaning, then opening to archetypal psyche can lead to numinous experience – which may be beautiful or terrifying, sacred or dread filled. These states of increased archetypal penetrance are associated with both crisis and accelerated growth. Tim will discuss some of the key concepts of archetypal psychology drawing on Plato, Jung and Grof, while concentrating on the elements of archetypal experience that have most relevance for the psychonaut. How can we best manage and integrate this archetypal materiel for therapeutic use and for psycho spiritual development?

Tim Read is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in London. He was consultant psychiatrist at the Royal London Hospital for 20 years heading the services for psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention. He has degrees in neuroscience and medicine and completed trainings in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (IGA) and transpersonal psychology (GTT). He is a certified facilitator of holotropic breathwork. Tim is the co-founder and commissioning editor of Muswell Hill Press and his book Walking Shadows: Archetype and Psyche in Crisis and Growth was published in 2014.

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