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Welcome to our 2017-2018 Season!



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Lectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 to $20
Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 to $30



The Power of Myth
Dr. Jan Peppler

November 3-4, 2017
Friday Lecture, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday Workshop, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett St, Boise, ID 83714

The Friday lecture will explore the nature of myth and its relationship to Jung’s idea of the archetype. Joseph Campbell said, “Myths are roadmaps for how to live.” Explore the four functions of myth and discover how Campbell’s connection of C.G. Jung’s ideas about archetypes and the collective unconscious reveal myth as allegory for our own personal experiences. Discussion will follow.

The Saturday workshop will dive into Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero and the hero’s journey. Illustrated through popular stories and examples, and accentuated with various exercises, participants will explore their own personal journeys and discover insight into where they’ve been and where they’re going. Discover what Campbell meant was he said, “Follow your bliss” and be prepared to experience your life in a new way!

Dr. Peppler, a dynamic speaker and college professor, received her Ph.D. in  Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, home to Joseph Campbell’s personal library and the Opus Archives.


Analytical Psychology and the Edge of Chaos
Dr. LoriLee Critchfield

April 21st, 2017
Friday Lecture, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett St, Boise, ID 83714

Jung proposed that the natural dynamic of the psyche is always accompanied by a degree of chaos. Framing or finding patterns within this chaos was an essential part of his therapeutic technique. He asked: “Can some kind of order be hidden deep within chaotic systems?” This presentation will show how nonlinear approaches to analyzing chaotic systems reveals an otherwise hidden key for understanding the natural complexity of human life and change.


Dr. Critchfield is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice for the past 20 years in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her practice includes Clinical and Neurological Psychology. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.


Jung, Alchemy and the Tree of Life - Keys to Bringing Spirit into Matter
Eva Rider, LMFT

March 24-25, 2017
Friday Lecture, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday Workshop, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett St, Boise, ID 83714

The glyph of the Hermetic Tree of Life is an ancient blueprint depicting Matter, Psyche and Spirit and their interwoven connections. It remains to this day, among the most comprehensive maps of the journey through consciousness towards what Jung called Individuation.

On Friday evening, we will examine how Jung's understanding of Psyche is embedded in this ancient glyph and explore the 3 fold alchemical processes that link Body, Soul and Spirit,

On Saturday, we will enter into the imaginal realm through Tarot's Pictorial Major Arana on the Tree of Life following the Archetypal Fool as our guide through the 22 pathways depicting the Initiatory stages on the road to Individuation.

Eva is a Jungian depth psychotherapist, workshop leader and lecturer whose work encompasses unveiling the dream and its relationship to myth, fairy tale and alchemy in creative process. She is a graduate of The Marion Woodman Body-Soul Leadership Training and is an Administrative Board Member on the online Depth Psychology Alliance.


Birthing a New Vision
Michael Ryan

March 4th, 2017
Saturday Workshop, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Recommended donation: $15 at the door
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (North entrance), 6200 N Garrett St, Boise, ID 83714

With the election of Donald Trump, many of us feel disoriented and confused. Perhaps, in some way, we are experiencing what Jung referred to in The Undiscovered Self as a Kairos, “the right moment for a metamorphosis of the Gods,” a tumultuous time of transformation. Such periods in history are often heralded by a breakdown of existing structures. Maybe, in some way we can’t yet see, we are at that propitious moment when an opening exists for creating a more sustainable and just world for all. How are we to respond to this apparent breakdown of the old order without a clear and compelling vision for the future? And how could such a vision emerge out of the profound divisions that currently exist in our country?

Please join us to engage in a spirited exploration of what’s possible when the old paradigm falls apart.The workshop will be led by Michael Ryan who works with individuals and organizations to help them discover and fulfill their higher purpose. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and has trained and worked in the fields of family therapy, mediation and coaching for over 30 years. His mission is to create communities of purpose by bringing people together in their hearts.


Archetypal Panpsychism: Whitehead, Jung, and Hillman
Matthew David Segall, PhD, & Becca Tarnas, ABD

January 20-21, 2017
Friday Lecture, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday Workshop, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett St, Boise, ID 83714

Matthew and Becca will explore the convergence of two streams of thought: the panpsychist cosmology of Alfred North Whitehead and the archetypal psychology of Carl Gustav Jung and James Hillman. In doing this they will make the case that a Whiteheadian cosmology is not only compatible with archetypal psychology, but provides a metaphysical foundation for many of Jung’s key concepts. Matthew and Becca believe that those inspired by Jung will also find spiritual and intellectual nourishment from Whitehead’s philosophy.

Becca is a writer, artist, and doctoral candidate in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is writing her Ph.D. dissertation on the synchronicity between the Red Books of C. G. Jung and J. R. R. Tolkien. Becca is an editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. Her research interests include ecology, imagination, philosophy, and depth psychology. Becca posts regularly on her website BeccaTarnas.com, which houses her current writings, paintings, and lectures.

Matthew is a lecturer in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His dissertation argues that the process philosophies of A. N. Whitehead and F. W. J. Schelling show the way beyond the transcendentalism of Kant. He is the author of several essay and books including Physics of the World Soul: The Relevance of Alfred North Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism to Contemporary Scientific Cosmology (2016).