FREE ONLINE EVENT
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 4-6 pm PDT (UTC -7)
REGISTRATION with your email address is required. After registering, you will receive an email containing the Zoom link as well as a link for purchasing Michael Gellert’s signed book from the C.G. Jung Insitute of Los Angeles with a 10% discount..
This program will be recorded and made available for free to anyone, along with a transcript, via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.
This event will consist of readings by Michael Gellert from his new book, Far From This Land, interspersed by questions and answers and open discussion. Michael Gellert’s new book is inspired by the author’s dreams and visionary experiences in response to brain surgery. Unfolding as a dialogue between different parts of his personality, its story is told from the perspective of an alter ego, a skeptical part of him that could not believe and accept these astonishing dreams and visions. Throughout his story he is resistant to accepting his near-death experience (NDE)—an extraordinary one by most standards. He has to fight his way to embracing, reluctantly, the implications this experience has for his personal development as well as his understanding of human evolution. The book explores such topics as the workings of the unconscious mind (dreams, visions, and paranormal phenomena); the evolution of consciousness and of our planet; and the psychological and spiritual dimension of climate change. It presents a portrait of the afterlife that is compatible with most NDE accounts, but also offers a unique viewpoint that has profound implications for our everyday lives.
Michael Gellert, MA, LCSW is a Jungian analyst practicing in Los Angeles. He was formerly Director of Training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine. He has lived in Japan, where he trained with a Zen master. The author of Modern Mysticism, The Way of the Small, America’s Identity Crisis, and The Divine Mind (the latter two of which each won a Nautilus Book Award), he lectures widely on psychology, religion, and contemporary culture.
Visit Michael’s website.
THE C.G. JUNG CLUB OF ORANGE COUNTY
The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian Psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology. The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion. We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.
For information about obtaining CEs for this program visit our Continuing Education page
For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club's website