Upcoming Events

The Heartbeat of Mother Earth, Global Online Summit, February 6-20, 2017

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Mother Earth is our creator, the source of life itself. She holds the potential for all creativity, fertility, birth, and renewal.

Humans are inextricably tied to Mother Earth: Physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

We are born from her body. We eat the food that she provides, plants and animals which, like us, spring from her fertility. When we die, we return to her loving embrace.

With the Earth under siege from exploitative human activities, we as human beings are deeply affected on a physical as well as a soul level.

How can we even begin to heal the wound of Her suffering which we feel in our own hearts?

The answer is clear: We must reconnect with Her. Return to Nature. Listen for Her voice.

When you register for the Heartbeat of Mother Earth Summit, you will immediately be joined in a community of like-minded people who care deeply about the environment, about future generations, about the Great Mother who gives us all life.

From February 6 through 20, 2017, you will have the unprecedented opportunity to listen to 36 brilliant expert speakers (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, and more) share their own experiences, as well as decades of scientific research, related to our resonance with Mother Earth.

I will be speaking on the Summit as well on Friday, February 17, 2017.

The title of my talk is: The Magdalene Mysteries and the Path of the Blue Rose.


Learn how you can hear Her voice in your own life.

Be inspired with new ideas for how you can respond, both individually using your own unique talents, and in community with others who are creating change for the future of our planet.

Learn new spiritual practices and connect with your intuition. Take leaps forward on your journey of self-discovery. For when you connect with Mother Earth, you will undoubtedly be led to connect more deeply with yourself, and you will gain insights on how YOU are meant to change the world.

Register today to ensure you won’t miss out on this life-changing, global conversation.

Here are some of the topics we will cover:

Accessing your intuition, shamanic tools & practices, Jungian psychology, the Dreamtime, nature-based rituals, astrology, planetary ascension, Sacred Feminine consciousness, connecting with water & the ocean for healing, the physics of the new consciousness, plant & tree medicines, embodying the Sacred Masculine, crystal healing, the Vision Quest, Goddess spirituality, and many more!

Join me and this life-affirming movement of visionary experts. Click here to learn more & register today.

Past Events

The Interplay of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science: Illuminating Our Path for the Future

July 11 – July 22, 2016.

My interview is available to watch free of charge on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/Q9DvWhRYlk0

Maine Friends of Jung, October 3-4, 2014

Robert Romanyshyn, PhD
Veronica Goodchild, PhD

For more information visit: http://www.mainejungcenter.org

Inner Journeys in the Outer World

“At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons.” – C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Kresge Auditorium
, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 

Friday evening lecture, 7-9pm:
Robert Romanyshyn, PhD Free
 “Antarctica: The Melting Polar Ice
”

In November 2009 I returned from a journey to the Antarctic, which began with a dream more than thirty years prior to that trip. Amidst the towering crystal cathedrals of ice, I felt the living soul of nature enfolding me, and awakening in me a deep spiritual sense and a hunger for a restored connection with nature. Beginning with a DVD I made of this journey, I will suggest in my presentation that such inner journeys in the outer world are an essential part of Jung’s idea of individuation.  In the silence and solitude, the simplicity and splendor, the serenity and sorrow of that landscape, this journey in the outer world became a journey of homecoming, guided by the Archetypal figure of the Orphan in the deepest layers of the psyche. Through the DVD I will invite us to wonder if our collective psychological ‘homework’ is to recover the erotic and aesthetic ties that bind psyche and nature together.”

Saturday Workshop, 9 – 4 pm: 
Fellowship Hall, Pilgrim House
9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, ME
Members, $80; Non-members, $100

Saturday morning Lecture:  Veronica Goodchild, PhD

Walking the Songlines of the Soul: Reflections on a Pilgrimage on the Santiago de Compostella in France.

“Emboldened by my experiences of crop circles but overwhelmed by the magnitude of our environmental crisis, I undertook something on a smaller and more human scale. Living at the foot of Mt. Ste. Victoire near Aix during the summer of 2013 and hiking daily on her slopes, I decided to make a pilgrimage on part of the Camino de Santiago in France. My talk, accompanied by images of the landscapes and sacred sites I visited, offers reflections on this inner journey in the outer world. Grounding my presentation in Jung’s studies on synchronicity that open the door to the subtle world, I show how such contemplative journeys re-awaken us to the living spirit of nature and our broader connection to the cosmos.”

Saturday Afternoon Workshop:
Veronica Goodchild and Robert Romanyshyn: 

After Veronica’s talk, participants will be invited to reflect on their own experiences of inner journeys in the outer world in relationship to the speakers’ presentations.  We will then gather together, and Robert and Veronica will host a telling of stories, and facilitate a conversation on the mysteries of the relationship of psyche and nature.

C. G. Jung Society, Seattle, October 10-11, 2014

Veronica Goodchild, PhD
Good Shepherd Center

For more information visit: http://www.jungseattle.org

Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century

This offering is based on Veronica’s new book. She will present an overview of the themes of her book, outlining the signatures of a new worldview. This new story focuses on the emergence of the subtle and imaginal realms coming back into prominence as spirit and matter reach out to each other to heal the fractures of a split that has led to a devaluation of the feminine, the repression of the shadow, and the degradation of our Earth. Beginning with synchronicity and the psyche-matter mysteries that lie at its heart, Veronica goes on to explore the collective synchronicities of UFO, Crop Circle, and Near-death Experiences. These signatures of a new worldview point to a psychophysical reality that Jung calls the unus mundus. They identify the resources of wisdom and the unfolding of an eros consciousness which arises with these extra-ordinary events.  Such experiences balance our cultural focus on logos and symbolic thinking with direct experiences of an Other world.

In her lecture (Friday evening 7-9pm), Veronica will focus on synchronicities and their historical background; in the workshop (Saturday 10am-4pm), she will focus on collective examples of synchronicity, and include strategies for engagement with the subtle world, practices founded on ancient healing temple sanctuaries and shamanic traditions, European spa culture, walking as pilgrimage, and sacred site visits. In these practices we will try to listen in to how the Earth/psyche is speaking to us at this time of course correction on our planet, and what our vocation both individually and collectively might be at this time.

Lecture Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • Jung’s synchronicity hypothesis
  • The historical background to synchronicity
  • Expressions of collective synchronicities as signatures of a new worldview
  • Workshop Learning Objectives: Participants will learn about:
  • Strategies for engagement with the subtle and imaginal worlds opened by Jung’s synchronicity hypothesis
  • Shamanic divinatory exercises
  • Walking as pilgrimage and opening to guidance from the subtle imaginal worlds

Salt Lake City, Dec 5-6, 2014

Robert Romanyshyn, PhD
Veronica Goodchild, PhD

Inner Journeys in the Outer World

Friday evening lecture:  Robert Romanyshyn, PhD
“Stories of encounters with the animals in the South African Bush”

In 1990 I was invited to join a small group of five psychologists in a trek into the iMfolozi wilderness in KwaZulu Natal. Accompanied by two rangers, we walked a few miles each day and camped around a small fire each evening. Taking my turn each night to tend the fire while the others slept, the boundary between perception and imagination would become a porous membrane. Five years later I returned with my wife for a week-long stay in other wilderness areas of South Africa.
What draws one to the wilderness areas of the earth? In the Antarctic I discovered the deep yearning of a desire to connect again with the animated spirit of nature. In the South African bush it was the desire to restore the broken bond between the human and the animal. It is something of an unexpected surprise to discover that the two desires awakened in these two different landscapes are two sides of one coin.

Through stories of my encounters with the animals in the wild, I will riff on the poet Rilke to support an image that has haunted me for a long time as a reply to my question: ‘In the early morning of the world the Angel and the Panther were one.’

Saturday morning lecture:  Veronica Goodchild, PhD
Walking the Songlines of the Soul: Reflections on a Pilgrimage on the Santiago de Compostella in France

Emboldened by my experiences of crop circles but overwhelmed by the magnitude of our environmental crisis, I undertook something on a smaller and more human scale. Living at the foot of Mt. Ste. Victoire near Aix during the summer of 2013, and hiking daily on her slopes, I decided to make a pilgrimage on part of the Camino de Santiago in France. My talk, accompanied by images of the landscapes and sacred sites I visited, offers reflections on this inner journey in the outer world. Grounding my presentation in Jung’s studies on synchronicity that open the door to the subtle world, I show how such contemplative journeys re-awaken us to the living spirit of nature and our broader connection to the cosmos.

Saturday Workshop: After Veronica’s talk, participants will be invited to spend some time alone reflecting on their own experiences of inner journeys in the outer world in relationship to the speakers’ lectures. We will then gather together, and Robert and Veronica will host a telling of stories, and facilitate a conversation on the mysteries of the relationship of psyche and nature.

Veronica Goodchild, PhD, is a Core Faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been a Jungian psychotherapist for over 30 years and is an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is the author of two books: Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love, and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century which will provide the basis for her talks.


Robert D. Romanyshyn, PhD, is a Core Faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Author of six books and numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, he has just completed his book Leaning toward the Poet, which revisits his life long interest in the relationship between language and soul.