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Alchemy – An Analytical, Neuroscientific and an Eastern Perspective Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Analyst-CSJA Saturday September 30, 2023, A LIVE and ONLINE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION IN MILWAUKEE 8:30 AM – 4 PM, CST

September 30, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Alchemy – An Analytical, Neuroscientific and an Eastern Perspective

Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Analyst-CSJA


8:30 AM – 4 PM, CST

324 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Street Parking) -Ring the doorbell to enter – Not Handicap Accessible.

6 Hours of CE credits


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In Person $ 145 (includes lunch, snacks and beverages)-choose, Chicken or Vegetarian

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In Person $ 85 (includes lunch, snacks and beverages)- choose, Chicken or Vegetarian

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Alchemy is a window into the structure and the workings of the unconscious. Jung’s Analytical Psychology offers a unique view of the dynamics of the unconscious and a method to dialogue with it using the vast treasure trove of world Alchemic literature. This presentation will explore the history and the core concepts of Alchemy. It will describe the Alchemic themes in the Individual dream symbolism and the collective unconscious. It will amplify the alchemic perspective on human relationships in general and therapeutic relationships in particular using the text of Rosarium Philosophorum. It will conclude with the Alchemy of the Individuation process chronicled in Jung’s final opus, Mysterium Coniunctionis.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the history development of the Alchemic approach in Jung’s Analytical Psychology
  2. Identify the core Alchemic concepts and symbols.
  3. Apply the Alchemic principles to decode the individual dream symbolism.
  4. Discuss the workings of the collective unconscious using Wolfgang Pauli’s dream series discussed by Jung.
  5. Apply the Alchemic paradigm to unpack the therapeutic relationship using the images of the Rosarium Philosophorum.
  6. Analyze the Individuation process using the Alchemic framework in Jung’s Mysterium Coniunctionis.
  7. Critique the Neuroscience perspectives on Alchemy.
  8. Demonstrate the Alchemic principles in Ayurvedic Medicine.


Ashok Bedi MD – Jungian Analyst

1220 Dewey Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

PH: (414) 219 9039

Email: ashokbedi@tulawellnessllc.com

Ashok Bedi, M.D. is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His books include In the Eye of the Storm- Staying Centered in Personal and Collective Crisis, The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction, Crossing the Healing Zone, Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes, Retire Your Family Karma: Decode Your Family Pattern and Find Your Soul Path and Path to the Soul. He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India and travels annually to India to teach, train the consult with the Jungian Developing groups at several centers in India including Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He leads the annual “A Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation and the Carl Jung Institute of Chicago. His publications and upcoming programs may be previewed at www.pathtothesoul.com 



Suggested Readings


(Edinger, 1985, 1990; Franz, 1980; Jung & Jaffé, 1983; Lü, Wilhelm, Jung, & Liu, 1962; Pauli et al., 2001; Richard Wilhelm  (Translator), 1962) (Edinger, 1985, pp. 1-15; Franz, 1980, pp. 13-38; Jung, 1966, pp. 163-323; 1968a, pp. 1-56, 191-250; 1968b; 1970, pp. xiii-xvii, 457-556; Jung & Jaffé, 1963, p ; Siegel, 2010; Sonu, 2012)



Edinger, E. F. (1985). Anatomy of the psyche : alchemical symbolism in psychotherapy. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court.

Edinger, E. F. (1990). Goethe’s Faust : notes for a Jungian commentary. Toronto: Inner City Books.

Franz, M.-L. v. (1980). Alchemy : an introduction to the symbolism and the psychology. Toronto: Inner City Books.

Jung, C. G. (1966). The practice of psychotherapy: essays on the psychology of the transference and other subjects, Volume 16 (2d — ed. Vol. 20). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Jung, C. G. (1968a). Alchemical studies, Volume 13 (Vol. 20). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Jung, C. G. (1968b). Psychology and alchemy, Volume 12 (2 ed. Vol. 12). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul ; Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press.

Jung, C. G. (1970). Mysterium coniunctionis: an inquiry into the separation and synthesis of psychic opposites in alchemy, Volume 14 (2d — ed. Vol. 20). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Jung, C. G., & Jaffé, A. (1963). Memories, dreams, reflections. London: Collins and Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Jung, C. G., & Jaffé, A. (1983). C.G. Jung, word and image (Vol. XCVII, 2). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Lü, D., Wilhelm, R., Jung, C. G., & Liu, H. (1962). The secret of the golden flower : a Chinese book of life (New, rev. and augm. ed.). London: Routledge & K. Paul.

Pauli, W., Jung, C. G., Meier, C. A., Enz, C. P., Fierz, M., Roscoe, D., & Zabriskie, B. (2001). Atom and archetype : the Pauli/Jung letters, 1932-1958. London: Routledge.

Richard Wilhelm  (Translator), C. G. J. C. (1962). The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life (R. Wilhelm, Trans. New, Revised and Augmented edition (January 1, 1962) ed.). San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich;.

Siegel, D. J. (2010). Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Reprint edition ed.). USA: Bantam.

Sonu, S. (2012). C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books Hardcover – Illustrated. London, New York: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition.



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