Listen to my interview: Exploring Archetypal Patterns with Jungian Analyst Michael Conforti

Michael Conforti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He has been a faculty member at the 

C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.

A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche. His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring.

 Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Vermont, For many years, he served as state-appointed advisor to the Board of Psychoanalysts. He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. He has served as script consultant on the recently released film, Pride and Glory. He has also been asked to consult on the application of field theory to the understanding and resolution of international border disputes. He was selected by The Club of Budapest and the University of Potsdam to be part of a 20 member international team of physicists, biologists, and dynamical systems theorists to examine the role and influence of informational fields. He is a recipient of the Vision Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. In addition he has been selected as a Soci onorari by l’Istituto Mediterraneo di Psicologia Archetipica, in Catania Sicily.


Dr. Conforti is a Senior Fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. He is currently working on a new book: When the Gods Are Silent: Awakening to Meaning and Healing.

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David Van Nuys PhD

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  • Hi David - it's working just fine now - thank you.  Regards Linda

    • Hi David - I was able to listen to a few minutes and then, it ceased for me again.  Any additional suggestions?  Regards Linda

  • Good morning David - I clicked on above to listen to the interview and it said the webpage could not be found.  Any suggestions?  Thanks + regards Linda

    • Thanks for calling this to my attention!  I did an update to the newest version of Wordpress yesterday and it broke my site.  However you can still listen to this interview.  I've changed the link. Click on it again and it will take you to my site and you'll be able to use the audio player there.  But, other than that, don't try clicking around the site just now.


      • Good morning David - I tried to listen using the audio player on your site - it started with your introduction of Dr. Conforti and stopped.  I will wait.  Regards Linda

        • Yikes!  I thought it was fixed.  I don't know what happened but I believe it is working now.  Please let me know.  Thanks!


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    Thanks so much for this opportunity, Dr. Dave. What a wonderful pleasure to speak with you and play a part in the good work you're doing. Grazie!

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