Albedo: the way of Illumination
discover the secret language of the soul
12 Week Online Course.
Course starts 14 May 2018. Registration now closed.
Engage in a dialogue between the conscious ego and the soul.
Uncover and engage your most deeply held desires.
Identify your personal and archetypal symbols.
Learn the practical techniques of increasing consciousness.
Understand and practice Jungian dream interpretation.
Apply the technique of active imagination.
Carl Gustav Jung realized that many of his patients experienced symptoms of dissatisfaction, depression and feeling stuck. They felt this way not because they suffered from any mental illness, but because they were trapped in a reality where the ego driven goals of career, family and status had become meaningless and suffocating.
Working with this feedback from his patients and a lifetime of research and reflection on this question of meaning, he developed the system of Jungian, (Analytical) Psychology. A theorem designed to reconnect the individual with their essential self. His system promotes psychological health by virtue of the individual being able to re-imagine their ego personality and revitalise their personal identity. The inspiration for this process and infusion of libido comes from the archetypal energy and symbolism latent in the unconscious psyche.
“The state of imperfect transformation, merely hoped for and waited for, does not seem to be one of torment only, but of positive, if hidden, happiness. It is the state of someone who, in his wanderings among the mazes of his psychic transformation, comes upon a secret happiness which reconciles him to his apparent loneliness. In communing with himself he finds not deadly boredom and melancholy but an inner partner; more than that, a relationship that seems like the happiness of a secret love, or like a hidden spring-time, when the green seed sprouts from the barren earth, holding out the promise of future harvests.” – C. G. Jung.
Jung realized that only through communication with the unconscious can we bring meaning, life and feeling back into our lives. This communication is activated during symbol work, active imagination and dream interpretation. This dialogue with the unconscious is achieved through engaging with what is typically unseen and yet has a profound impact on living a life with purpose and meaning.
The goal of Jungian work is not to change yourself, to become perfect, to overcome who you are or better adapt. It is rather, the realisation of authenticity and wholeness. This process is called individuation – a movement towards yourself. This journey is towards truly accepting yourself, recognizing and learning to appreciate your unique individuality. A journey towards meaning, purpose and joy in what makes you unique, simply, what makes “you” you.
Albedo will introduce and teach you the key elements involved in working with symbols and teach you the skills and tools that you will need to engage and work with your own unconscious.
This programme is open to all, regardless of previous experience with Jungian or psychodynamic theory. This is an excellent introduction to the key concepts in Applied Jungian Psychology. These concepts are approached and engaged with, using a creative and reflective perspective. The course is designed to facilitate the development of a more holistic perspective on yourself and the world around you. The focus is on individuation, meaning and consciousness.
Module 1: Consciousness: The essential anchor for the journey into the unconscious. Learn the method and practice of internal dialogue. Identify and engage with your most deeply felt desires.
Modules 2 & 3: Symbols: Discover the secret language of the soul. How to identify personal and archetypal symbols and use them for healing, transformation, creativity and inspiration.
Modules 4 & 5: Dreams and Active Imagination: The royal road to the unconscious. Learn the method of active imagination and Jungian dream interpretation. Apply this technique for increased understanding, meaning, self-awareness and transformation.
Module 6: Ego: Reaping the rewards of the journey, amplifying, fertilizing, and re-imagining conscious identity. Understanding the role of the ego, they mythological hero, on the journey to individuation.
The course is a facilitated, self-study, online programme that is supported by mentors and a community on a private Facebook group. The group is managed by two facilitators who are on hand to answer questions, offer guidance and provide support.
Albedo consists of six modules. Each module is explored over a two week period. The learning material is delivered to your email in the form of a link to a podcast and a transcript. The link and transcript are also posted on the private Facebook group. Each module is explored over the two week period. There are discussions on the Facebook group page on each topic as well as guidance on the various applications and exercises.
The focus of the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies is on the application of these psychodynamic concepts. It is through reflection and personal application that these ideas are made conscious and transmutation is achieved.
The goal of this course is to allow you to engage yourself with interest, compassion and kindness. To allow yourself the wonder of finding out who you really are and the space to engage yourself on a deep and profound level.
Albedo will guide you and empower you to uncover what moves you, what inspires you and your unconscious belief systems that drive you. The movement is inwards, to discover the wonder of who you are and re-enchanting your relationship with the world around you and with yourself.
Albedo will introduce you to a world of magic and wonder that you are currently unaware of. The course will teach you the methods of identifying symbols, how to uncover the meaning of these symbols and allow you to uncover the hidden projections which are filled with potential for growth and self awareness.
Engaging with symbols, their meaning and their power for transformation is a process that is reflective and liberating. Symbols in dreams will help you uncover the hidden messages from your unconscious. Join this course and learn the skills and tools for ongoing personal transformation. Learn the language of the soul and engage the innermost essence of yourself in order to bring a new level of understanding and access to a layered, complex and fascinating personal reality.
You will receive the following when you register:
- A questionnaire to complete which will allow you to gauge your own progress on the course
- Every second week you will receive a podcast and a transcript, containing the lecture and applications for the following two week period.
- Applications and exercises with which to integrate and assimilate the concepts
- A comprehensive lecture on each of the concepts
- A list of reading material and YouTube videos
- Free access to a private Facebook group which supports this course
- A team of facilitators who will answer your questions and offer guidance
Registration is now closed.
Albedo will start on the 14th of May 2018.
I’m grateful for this course being available online, so that I can access it wherever I am and whenever I am available. I am grateful that I sat with archetypes long enough to uncover the pervasive influence of the archetypal will to pleasure in my family, and in me. Wow. I never knew that was there. I am grateful that this work brought it into my awareness. I am grateful that since shining light on this I’ve been able to make different behavioural choices. My head feels clearer. Where I stumble, there lies my treasure.
Deep gratitude for everything. I needed to tend to my life in the transforming rushing rapids. I grew, grow, love, learn. Thank you all for this touching shared 2017 journey.
I am grateful to have had this experience as it has opened my eyes to many of the roadblocks I have constructed for myself during my life and how I may change them going forward. I thank each and every one of you for this experience and wish everyone the very best in their journey. I hope to meet everyone on a dream beach, sipping your choice of liquid refreshment, and discussing the whys and why nots of life. Until we meet again! May love light our way.
The reason I choose to take this course was to introduce myself to Jung (concept, not the man) and Jungian psychology. I have very much enjoyed this course and I have gained some more understanding of Jungian psychology and it’s philosophy. This is a great tool for individuation.
This has been a remarkable course. Sharing the unconscious process as it unfolds with others has been a joyous, at times disconcerting revelry. Waking each morning with images imprinted and exploring associations has been a treasure /trauma quest continuum.I was concerned that I was not “getting it”…whatever it is…but just accepted that being within the flow of this phenomena would suffice.This morning at the close of the course, I had a “waking dream” of this type of mandala below which shifted its form to that of a eucharist, which I ingested…. ????..you kinda can’t make this schmoozle up! love it.. The course has been an affirmation of the beauty in human spirit,sharing reflections of the inner world has been so enriching, and I am beginning to catch glimpses of the integrated human potential in this.I am sad that it is ending..but maybe in the internal realm an energy of synergy has a base.This experience opens potential for so much more. Thank you Anja, and everyone who has shared this time. We heard the call and we did!,..commune❤️in the “noosphere”.I do believe that such an experiment helps anchor a template for human evolvement.With love and deep gratitude.
This has been a brilliant course for me. I have quite a few dreams and synchronous experiences where I have felt more whole and now feel in greater contact with what I see as the sun in my shadow which values my own inner world and private space and is the protector. It is the part I always throw away but is my most precious part and it brings light on me and then on the world. I need to treasure it and bring it out more and more by writing. Thanks a lot
Thank you for this course. It came at a time that I really needed healing. It has shown me how much more there is to understand about Jung, and given me a taste for wanting more. However I find the need to explore my characters in more depth with someone. The richness of the meditations and the astounding way they worked on my psyche was beyond description. I feel a lot more peaceful, as if the characters have worked subliminally towards resolution. Thank you to all the special people I have tapped into on this site, I feel privileged to have been able to follow your journeys and walk alongside you for a while.
I have gained incredible insight through these past few weeks. The course and group discussions have enriched my life tremendously. The side lectures and readings we have all been doing added to the learning and transformation process. Deeply grateful!
I am feeling heaps of gratitude and this electrical excitement after having connected more to my Myth, previously expressed, and what the Telos more clearly is for each archetype. I am thrilled at the understanding of my life I am receiving now! How incredible that just the initial application has opened up my understanding of myself so tremendously. I feel really empowered and compassionate towards so much of what I have experienced in my life up until now. I am sooooo nourished on so many levels learning about archetypes and Jung’s work!!
Thanks so much for the lessons and teaching. It truly has been life changing.
It’s hard to believe that this course is coming to a close. I recall that at the end of 2016 I was feeling quite lost and somewhat lonely and tossing up between doing a writer’s retreat, a zen meditation retreat or another kind of less demanding spiritual retreat. Then I saw a promo for this course and I signed up for it with barely a second thought. What a brilliant decision it turned out to be! The Nigredo and Albedo stages were the most intense and through them I was able to release ghosts of my past that had been haunting me for much of my life. To try and summarise briefly what this means to me would be very difficult but suffice to say that I feel like I have been released from the curses of both witches and ogres. How can I possibly express the gratitude I feel? It seems impossible but my hope (and also my confidence) is that the healing I have done personally and that we have done collectively here has the ability to positively affect the whole in ways that we cannot comprehend. There is no doubt in my mind of the importance of the work being done at the CAJS and all who participate in what is offered, so thank you Stephen, Anja, Max and all participants from the bottom of my heart.