“Dr. Chalquist’s transformative ideas are nothing short of brilliant. His work and teachings are critical to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. He has always had a profound impact on his students. I highly recommend his books and any opportunity to attend his workshops or classes.” 
– Rebecca Elliott MA, Executive Coach and Consultant

Reenchantment of Psychology
Webinar Series

 

 

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July 2020

Reconsidering Hope

What is there to hope for as everything melts and chaos spreads? Quite a lot, actually. Hope is often mistaken for denial or self-delusion, but at a deeper level, hope can found itself on inspiration and foster new visions of better futures, locally or globally. Join us to see images of hope at work and move forward together into the ways of practical dreaming.


11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

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September 2020

Living Among Symbols:
The Inner Life of Current Events

What is the thread of meaning that can pull together what seem like chaotic random events? Where might we find it, and how might we add to its weave? What is the hidden order in what looks to be falling apart? What could it mean to live a symbolic life?


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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November 2020

Healing and Nature

Perhaps you’ve heard news of studies linking nature reconnection to enhanced health and wellness: calmness, pleasant mood, stable blood pressure, mental clarity… Fortunately, you don’t have to journey far away to receive these beneficial effects. Find out how nature is everywhere, how simple methods can realign you with it, and how to give back to the world that holds and heals you.

 


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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January 2021

Introduction to Terrapsychology: Everything Converses

Terrapsychology is an extension of psychology that studies how to deepen and reenchant our relations with the things around us. How do they show up not just as dead objects outside us, but as animate presences inside? The field includes studies, ideas, and practices for reimagining and restorying how deeply and intimately our psychological life is involved with our surroundings (human or other than human). Join us to learn how to tend how the world gets into the heart and how the heart reflects the world.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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March 2021

What’s In a Name (and a Place)?

We tend to think the names we receive are bestowed only by tradition, accident, or whim. But when we explore the roots of our names, we enter a realm of amazing connections and meanings, heralds of a deeper story awaiting discovery behind our biography. The same is true for the names of the places where we originate and live in; often, their stories are tangled with ours in interesting and magical ways.


11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

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May 2021

Archetypal Family Systems

Families are complex beings held together through time by persistent threads of story, motif, and recurring image and theme. Learn how to detect these threads and make creative use of them in telling (and recreating) the story of You.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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July 2021

The World Shows Up In Your Dreams

Those of us who work a lot with dreams are used to seeing their characters and settings as aspects of ourselves: parts of the mind saying hello at night. But very often dreams reflect events at large in the world as well, even when their content does not feature recognizable news or collective happenings. Join us for examples of this and tools for discovering and working with the presence of what’s outside as it lands in your dreams.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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September 2021

You Have the Right to Be Enchanted

Enchantivism describes the many ways we make lasting change by telling reenchanting stories about our relations with ourselves, each other, or our ailing but still-beautiful planet. We then share our reflections and invite each other’s on the relevance of these stories, letting them impel creative and thoughtful responses to how things are. The stories can be narratives, displays of imagery, humor, even dance and ritual. Join us for a look at how enchantivism works and at the importance of moving in story from rupture to inspiration to action.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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November 2021

The Return of the Hermetic

The Hermetic tradition runs far back into Egyptian prehistory. Taking many forms, including the Way of Thoth (and later, Hermes), Gnosticism, alchemy, and depth psychology, this cross-cultural tradition concentrates on how going into the depths of consciousness and imagination opens out into a life of profound spiritual insight. Join us for a discussion of the various modes of Hermetism and its creative uses and offerings for today.


11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

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January 2022

The Hidden Life of Things

Does it ever seem to you that some of your possessions show a malicious glee in getting lost? That devices malfunction at the worst possible times? Or, on the other hand, that being thoughtful with the objects in your life somehow seems to make them more cooperative? Join us for a look at the psychology of wayward things and hear some examples of how to get on better terms with them as necessary presences in your life.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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March 2022

Alchemical California and the Transgressive Aliveness of Place

Did you ever wonder why your personality is a better fit with some places to live or work in but not with others? Why you instinctively seek out one locale for quiet reflection and another for unchained creativity? Do some sites make you sleepy, and others make you want to dance? Using examples from ever-active California, we will inquire into what a “psychoanalysis of place” might be like.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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May 2022

Nature, Psyche, and Story

Encoded into traditional tales found around the world are examples of how to live in right relation to the natural world. These tales often include warnings about what can happen when we get out of ecological balance. Hear examples of such folklore, including myths (sacred tales), folktales, and fairytales usually dismissed as children’s stories but often containing crucially important gems of insight.


11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

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