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Unique Messages from the Self:

Hexagrams from the I Ching

Appearing in Dreams


Presented by
Dennis Merritt, LCSW, PhD 


Sunday, January 21, 2024, 3:00 - 6:00 pm PST (UTC -8)

(note 3-hour time period)

This program will be recorded and made available publicly on our YouTube channel  

link to video


The Self communicates to us via dreams, symptoms and synchronicities and this program examines unique messaging from the Self through the Chinese book of wisdom - the I Ching. A western male professor in his third round of analysis had a powerful series of dreams over an 18-month period while he was focusing on his anima. Twice at crucial points in his analysis he was told in his dreams to consult the I Ching and at other times was given hexagrams in the dreams. The very sequential dream series culminated in his anima generating a hexagram in a dream!


The presentation will focus on the dreams and explore the profound dimensions of the Self necessary to encompass the symbolic realities demonstrated in the dreams. Participants are encouraged to read Dennis's published article, “Use of the I Ching in the Analytic Setting”; view the video of his previous lecture to our Club, “The I Ching—Oracle and Book of Wisdom”; and read his "Tips on Dream Interpretation," a list that Dennis has developed over his 40 years of practicing as a Jungian analyst, pointers that will help in understanding the dreams.


Dennis Merritt, LCSW, PhD, has a PhD from Berkeley in insect pathology and microbial control of insect pests; an MA in Humanistic Psychology from Sonoma State; and is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He practices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is the author of the four volumes of The Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe - Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology. He began studying and using the I Ching in 1975 and his 1983 Jung Institute thesis was titled “Synchronicity Experiments With the I Ching and Their relevance to the Theory of Evolution.” His published article “Use of the I Ching in the Analytic Setting” has been translated into Chinese.

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Learning objectives: 


  • Describe the deep, structural level in the psyche as revealed by dreams in relation to typology, directionality, and archetypal themes.

  • Explain how hexagrams from the I Ching are related to the deep structural level in the psyche.

  • Identify three ways that the I Ching can be used for psychological development and in the psychoanalytic process.




Pre-registration is free but REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have pre-registered.  Use this link to pre-register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Continuing Education (CE)

This course meets the qualifications for 3 CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


  • Use the CE Registration Form to pay $20 and register to be awarded 3 CE hours for this program.  

  • Attend the entire program (Zoom records the attendance times of attendees).

  • A Certificate of Completion will then be emailed within ten days.

For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CE web page.

If you are not satisfied with a program, please email us your grievance.

Photo "Sensual male with dramatic black body art:"  Ivan Siarbolin

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