Here and Now:

a conscious emergence(y)

Thank you all for your participation to this wonderful event!

10-13 October 2019

Asilomar, California

49th Annual Jean Gebser Society Conference

The singular event connecting the insights of Jean Gebser and Carl Jung in order to advance our understanding of the patterns of accelerating changes, in personal and world life.

Dealing with a world in transformation:


Unconscious processes

Jung described psychological patterns that we may be almost totally unaware of, yet these archetypal energies operate in and through all our lives. What can happen, individually and collectively, if we become more aware of these patterns?


Aperspectival awareness

For Gebser, consciousness is structured by our limited perspectives, both personal and social. Yet it is possible, with transparency, to experience the aperspectival awareness that can free us from prisons of one-sidedness.


For future generations

Gebser's descriptions of integral consciousness and Jung's mapping of the individuation process offer powerful tools for engaging planetary changes that are now happening. Together, Jung and Gebser address "the spirit of the depths" and "the spirit of the times."



For Jung and Gebser the integration of the polarities--such as order and chaos, making-things-happen and letting-things-happen--engenders wholeness. How do we live out this process in the immediacy of everyday life on Earth?


Eco-psychological emergenc(e/y)

How do Gebser and Jung enable us to engage the realities of climate change and to participate in the transformation of Psyche and Anima Mundi, the World Soul?


Structures of consciousness

Learn about Gebser's structures of consciousness--the Archaic, Magical, Mythical, Mental, and Integral--and their efficient and deficient modes.


All events are in the Surf & Sand Room unless otherwise noted

3:00pm—5:00pm Primers on Gebser and Jung, Patio, Main Lodge

4:00pm—Check-in time at Asilomar

5:00pm—6:00pm Convening, Fireplace, Main Lodge

6:00pm—7:00pm Dinner, Dining Hall

7:30pm—8:00pm Blessing by Mary Anne Carbone                                            

8:00 pm—8:30 pm Jeremy Johnson, Illuminating the Anthropocene: Gebser and Jung in the Time Between Times

7:30am—9:00am Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:00am—9:15am Convening

9:15am—10:00am Steven M. Rosen (tele), Facing the Unfaceable: The Challenge of the Apeiron

10:15am—10:45am Royce Froelich, The Spirit in the Net: Jean Gebser & C.G. Jung on the effects of technology upon the psyche

11:00am—11:15am Break

11:15 am—11:45am S. David Zuckerman, The Illusion of Deficient Synchronicity in the Perspectival Hall of Mirrors

12:00pm—1:00pm Lunch, Dining Hall

1:00pm—1:30pm Brandt Stickley, Apparitions of the Aperspectival World: Integral Sophiology, Synchronicity & Time Freedom

1:45pm—2:15pm Robin V. Robinson, In the Liminal on Earth: Art from the Unconscious

2:30pm—3:00pm Michael Purdy, Synchronicity as Cosmic Serendipity: Jung, Gebser and the ProcessMind Field

3:15pm—3:30pm Break

3:30pm—4:00m Robert Mitchell, Gebser-Jung and the Education of the Child

4:15pm—4:45pm Eva Rider, Jung, Alchemy and the Tree of Life—Squaring the Circle, Reanimating Spirit in Matter

6:00pm—7:00pm Dinner, Dining Hall

7:15pm—8:15pm Glen Aparicio Parry, Donald Trump and His Unwitting Role as Catalyst for the Emergence of Integral Consciousness 

7:30am—9:00am Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:00am—9:15am Convening

9:15am—9:45am Sean Kelly, Jung, Gebser, and the Fullness of Time

10:00am—10:30am Jeffrey Kiehl, Climate Disruption, Time Irruption

10:45am—11:00am Break

11:00am—11:30am Robert W. “Doc” Hall, The Psychology of the End of the World

12:00pm —1:30pm Lunch, Dining Hall

1:30pm—1:45pm Grégory Brun, Where? The Hidden Third and Atemporal Photography

2:00pm—2:30pm Matthew T. Segall (tele), Uncovering the Unconscious: Toward an Integral Psychology

2:45pm—3:15pm Lisa Maroski, For Integral Consciousness, Words Are Not Enough: Novel Signifiers for Expressing Wholeness

3:30pm—3:45pm Break

3:45pm—4:15pm Rick Muller, Body as Soil; Body as Terroir

4:30pm—5:15pm Daniel Joseph Polikoff, A New World Naked: Gebser, Jung, Hillman, and the American Mythos

5:30pm—6:00pm Jessie Shaw, Illuminating the Lingshu—Numinous Pivot Through the Gaze of Gebser and Jung

6:00pm—7:00pm Dinner, Dining Hall

7:30am—9:00am Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:00am—9:15am Convening

9:15am—9:45am Jerome Bernstein (tele), Dominion, Reciprocity and Ecocide

10:00am—10:30am John Dotson, Whirling Through the Shadows of America’s God

10:45am—11:15am Mark Dean, Image as Living Nature: Jung’s Notion of the Soul, and Gebser’s Pluralistic Vision of Consciousness

12:00pm—1:00pm Lunch, Dining Hall

1:00pm—4:00pm Geoff Ainscow, Depart from Patio, Main Lodge

The Deep Time Walk

Staying at Asilomar

The conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.  Asilomar sits within 107 acres of ocean-swept dunes of Asilomar State Beach.

Jean Gebser

Jean Gebser (1905-1973) was a German poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness. He is best known for his magisterial opus, The Ever-Present Origin(1949-1953), in which he articulates the structures and mutations of consciousness underpinning the pivotal shifts in human civilisation. Gebser’s key insight was that as consciousness mutates toward its innate integrality, it drastically restructures human ontology and with it civilisation as a whole.


Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) founded Analytical Psychology. The overarching goal of Jung’s work was the reconciliation of the life of the individual with the world of the supra-personal archetypes. He came to see the individual’s encounter with the unconscious as central to this process. The human experiences the unconscious through symbols encountered in all aspects of life: in dreams, art, religion, and the symbolic dramas we enact in our relationships and life pursuits. 

The conference

Life on Earth is transforming at scales of magnitude and in dimensions that cannot be mental-rationally prehended. The planetary emergence/emergency is now real and present. We can recognize and describe archetypal patterns of accelerating changes, efficient and deficient, in personal and world life.
As a philosopher of consciousness, Gebser describes ever-present structures of awaring— archaic, magic, mythic, mental, and integral. His central concern is the mutation of consciousness that is now occurring—“our conscious participation in the construction of a new reality.”
For Jung the individual is the center of transformation, and he emphasizes that his work concerns primarily the suffering of individuals. Still, Jung is deeply concerned with “the spirit of the times” as well as “the spirit of the depths.” Gebser writes of “an increasingly intense luminescence of the spiritual” and Jung of “the numinosum of divine experience.”
The work of this conference is to distinguish/synthesize the ideas of Gebser and Jung, and others. Our immediate aim is to connect their important and useful insights in order to advance our understanding of what is happening to us and through us, now.

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