Alchemy: An Analytical, Neuroscientific & Eastern Perspective

6 hours 23 minutes
6 CEs Available



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.

This is a recording of a live webinar held on September 30, 2023.

PowerPoint: Slides are included in the video.

Audio: An audio mp3 of the recording is included for your convenience.


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.


Bedi, Ashok

Ashok Bedi, MD is a Diplomat Jungian psychoanalyst and a board certified psychiatrist, 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 Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the medical College of wisconsin in Milwaukee, a vaculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago and a Psychiatrist at the aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Aurora Health Care Network. He has been a psychiatric consultant to several agencies in Metro Milwaukee. Presently he is the consultant for the Sexual Assault treatment center at the Aurora Sinai Samaritan Hospital, The Residential Receovery Program at the Dewey Center at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Pastoral Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee. Trained in India, Great Britain and the US, he is interested in the emergine frontiers of spirituality and Healing and the synapses of the Mind, Body, Soul and spirit. He is author of the book, Path to the Soul, Weiser Books, 2000, Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes, Booksurge Publishers, 2007, and the coauthor of Retire your Family Karma, Nicholas-Hays, Inc. 2003. His activities can be previewed at his website Dr. Bedi has been in practice in Milwaukee for over thirty years and specializes in Adult Psychotherapy and Jungian Psychoanalysis. He regularly presents lectures and seminars in India, Great Britain, Ireland and USA on the topic of the Spiritual and analytic dimensions of treatment, healing and personal growth. Over the last several years, he has been the International Association of Analytical Psychologist’s liaison person 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 &, Bangalore. He leads the annual “In the Footsteps of Carl Jung in India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation. Contact 414.219.9039 In-Person/Telehealth: In-Person & Telehealth Main Office: 1220 Dewey Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Education DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (2000) CERTIFIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST: Medical College of Wisconsin and the Cognitive Therapy Institute of Milwaukee. (12/90) MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS OF GREAT BRITAIN: Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain. (12/75) DIPLOMAT IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England. (7/75) Professional Organizations C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago International Association for Analytical Psychology Medical College of Wisconsin Age Groups Adults Types of Treatment Individuals



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