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Annual Meeting

Pacha Mama: Reflections on Eros in Nature

Presented by
Bradley A. TePaske, PhD

Sunday,  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,  June 11th,  2017 

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A Gnostic account of Sophia's hand in fashioning this world, and an ancient Greek tale of erotic consciousness newly born, will introduce an exploration of our essential oneness with Nature.  Personal insights from a lifelong passion for birds, haunting visionary experience in tropical climes, spirits of place and synchronicities afield, will lead us to the figure of Pacha Mama, South America's "Mother Nature," as celebrated in the shamanic folk art of the Toaquiza family of Ecuador's Tigua Valley and the dazzling art of the Peruvian visionary, Pablo Amaringo.


Course objectives:

  • Give an example of cross-cultural issues from the perspective of archetypal theory and practice.

  • Give an example of how current issues in contemporary eco-psychology can manifest in a patient's clinical material.

  • Offer evidence of an intuitive perception of and response to specific geographic location in individual dreams. 



Bradley A. TePaske, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Pacific Palisades and Los Angeles.  Trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, he is also a religious historian versed in Gnosticism, Graeco-Roman Mystery Religions and Shamanism, the author of Sexuality and the Religious Imagination and an accomplished graphic artist.

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