45th Annual Jungian Conference

Awakening the Soul:

A Deep Response to a Troubled World


Presented by
Michael Meade, DHL


Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

[NOTE:  This program is on a Saturday, not Sunday]

We live in a time of overwhelming changes and seemingly impossible tasks when it comes to both nature and culture. Yet this is not the end of time, but a break in the rhythm of history that also creates openings to the realm of great imagination and the possibility of reconnecting to the Soul of the World. 
The storms and tragedies of contemporary life can be seen as a spiritual crisis where we must find a greater sense of self and soul or become more subject to increasing feelings of anxiety and helplessness. We are either on the way to a genuine transformation of life or on the road to greater tragedy.
What we learn from mythic stories and depth psychology is how an awakening of human nature can make us each a part of healing culture while helping to restore the vitality and abundance of the earth. No matter what threats and disasters occur at the surface of life, the underlying soul remains an endless resource and vital source of change and renewal.  Changes at the level of the individual soul can generate the collective energy needed to change the conditions of the world.

Learning objectives:  

  • Give examples of mythic stories that can help create a healing culture in individuals, the larger society, and even the earth.

  • Identify changes individuals can make that would contribute to generating the collective energy needed to change the conditions of the world.

  • Describe how overwhelmingly difficult times can create openings to the realm of great imagination and the possibility of reconnecting to the underlying soul.  

Michael Meade, DHL, is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today.
He is the author of Awakening the Soul; The Genius Myth; Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul; Why the World Doesn't End; The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; and editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.


  9 am - 10 am  Registration & social gathering

10 am -   5 pm  Lecture

Space may be limited.  Early arrival is recommended


St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

Huntington Beach, CA

Map and Directions


Pre-Paid Registration and Form

      $85 members

    $105 non-members

Pre-registration is strongly advised as space is limited and this program may sell out in advance. 


Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.

At the door:

    $105 members

    $125 non-members

Lunch is not included but will be provided from a local deli for those who wish to purchase them.  Order forms for lunch will be sent to pre-paid registrants and will also be available at the door. 


This course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs
$20 payable at the door.  CEU certificates will be awarded by mail upon full completion of the program.  For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CEU web page. 

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