Alchemy: An Analytical, Neuroscientific and an Eastern Perspective (Live Course)

In-Person & Online
Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian Analyst
September 30, 2023 | 8:30am-4pm
324 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 & via Zoom
6 CEs Available (Purchase Separately HERE)



If you plan to attend in-person, you must select In-Person when adding this course to your cart, so that lunch can be provided for you. All registrants will receive the Zoom link after registration, so if you plan to attend in-person, Zoom can be a backup option.

CEs: CEs are available whether you attend in-person or online. CEs must be purchased separately HERE.

Recording: This course will be recorded and available for purchase at a later date.

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, 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



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