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Divining the Thar Desert: the search for the creative wellspring A Jungian roadmap into the Soul of ancient Indian Civilization Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and the Chicago C. G. Jung Institute Guest Faculty – Ashok Bedi M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst February 14 – 26, 2025

February 14, 2025

 

Divining the Thar Desert: the search for the creative wellspring 

A Jungian roadmap into the Soul of ancient Indian Civilization

Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York

and the Chicago C. G. Jung Institute

Guest Faculty – Ashok Bedi M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst

February 14 – 26, 2025

 

 

 

 

The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago are proud to sponsor the 18th educational tour of India in February 2025. This trip is an opportunity to see India through the lens of analytical psychology. Join us in this Jungian passage to the dream like, archetypal landscape of India, including a luxury tented retreat in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, a World Heritage Site and part of the Silk Road, Jodhpur with its majestic Mehrangarh Fort, a flourishing trading town in its heyday. At the end we gather with Dr. Bedi  at the beautiful Chhatrasagar retreat , a magical hideaway in the Rajasthani countryside, exploring rural life and the amazing bird sanctuary.

 

Individuation implies becoming whole and the personal best version of ourselves. It is a journey around the world and in the deepest recesses of our Psyche, it is about wandering without getting lost. At some point in this soul journey, one must encounter the desert, both literally and in our psychic landscape. Jung encountered the desert in his dark night of the soul as chronicled in his Red Book. The wisdom of our depths speaks to us in the desert. The soul of a culture is archived in the myths, stories, songs, folklore and customs of its desert. The wellspring of the desert holds the memories of a civilization’s triumphs and tragedies. The Indian desert of Rajasthan is one such vessel of the archetypal soul of India with its guidance and cautions. We hope to engage its spirit in our journey through the several cultural oasis in this timeless desert.

Together, we will explore India and its timeless desert  spirit with the unique Jungian lens of Analytical psychology under the guidance of the quaternity of Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian analyst, Ami Bedi LPC NCC, trauma specialist and psychotherapist, Usha Bedi retired chef of Dancing Ganesha and cultural guide, and Regine Oesch-Aiyer, head navigator and Indophile with her unique blend of her Swiss precision amid the perpetual Indian chaos.

 

 

This journey offers 15 CEUs relevant to the theme of our journey and may be tax-deductible for mental health professionals to the extent the law allows. For more information or to reserve your space please write to regine@mindfuljourneys.com

 

 

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Date:
February 14, 2025