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Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization

Synchronicity: Symbolic Guidance for Individuation

A webinar with Dr. Keiron Le Grice

Monday February 1, 2021, at 1pm PST

C.G. Jung’s theory of synchronicity, referring to the “meaningful coincidence” of an inner experience and an outer event, has radical implications not only for depth psychology, but also for our understanding of the nature of reality at large. At a personal level, synchronistic experiences can provide invaluable guidance for the individual’s life journey, serving as a form of symbolic revelation of the intentions and purposes of the Self in the course of individuation.

Join Dr Le Grice to learn more about synchronicity and the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica.

“In cases of synchronicity . . . it is as if the cosmos knows what we are thinking and feeling, that the cosmos itself is aware of our personal situation, and seeks, through a symbolic line of communication, to convey a message to us about our life. Consequently, synchronicities are often accompanied by a feeling of numinosity. Moments of synchronicity are pregnant with meaning and with mystery, evoking a sense of a barely conceivable order connecting the events of life. On encountering a synchronicity, the universe seems positively infused with meaning and one gets the sense that one’s own life, far from being inconsequential or random, is actually of tremendous importance. One feels at such times that the universe, or some organizing power behind the universe, cares about us, as it were, and that there is a greater purpose to what we are doing. For this reason synchronicities, on occasion, may come with the force of a spiritual revelation.”

––Keiron Le Grice, The Archetypal Cosmos

Learn more at: https://www.pacifica.edu/degree-program/jungian-psychology-archetypal-studies/


Keiron Le Grice is a professor of depth psychology and co-chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on archetypes, alchemy, synchronicity, individuation, and the history of depth psychology. He was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors, Philosophy and Psychology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion). Keiron is the author of several books, including The Archetypal Cosmos and The Rebirth of the Hero, co-editor of Jung on Astrology, and a founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology.





"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." —Carl Jung