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Fri, May 28 | Virtual Conference

FCRP 2021

This year's theme is: The Alchemy of an Extraordinary Year and Its Potential for Personal Transformation

Time & Location

May 28, 7:00 PM EDT – May 30, 2:00 PM EDT
Virtual Conference

About the Event

The  Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology is an 80-year-old  nonprofit Quaker organization which explores spiritual growth and the  journey to wholeness through in-depth psychology, specifically Jungian  psychology, and other body-soul integration work. The Washington Friends  Conference on Religion and Psychology is FCRP’s sister offspring, a  smaller conference that began in 1977 and meets over President’s Day  weekend in February.

Both  FCRP and WFCRP endeavor to discern how the inner landscape of the  spirit can be enriched by a better understanding of the unconscious and  our emotional makeup.  The work, we hope, can contribute to a more  focused and well-grounded spiritual and embodied path in our everyday  lives.

The Alchemy of an Extraordinary Year and Its Potential for Personal Transformation is the theme of FCRP’s May conference.

The  Planning Committee met many times virtually in the last twelve months  to consider how we might help Friends sort through the pain, fear,  uncertainty, and trauma of this exceptional year in which we all lost  something, including a sense of safety.  Taking guidance from George Fox  and the words of C.G. Jung, with this conference we are endeavoring “to  kindle a light of meaning in the darkness.”

Our  speakers this year are Marian Dunlea and Monika Wikman, well-known  Jungian analysts and authors, whose lives and work are testaments to the  Jungian principle that the greatest treasures are found in the darkest  corners. Both understand that the chemistry of the body is not altered  through thinking alone, that authentic transformation happens at the  cellular level.  Whether we are trapped by default neural  pathways, or by our inability to see beyond the ego “I” to the greater  universe—the dark in which we find ourselves can be fertile ground for  alchemical reconstitution. For the schedule of events, please click here:

Marian Dunlea’s Plenary Talks

  • BodyDreaming: The Universe of the Nervous System, Alchemy for Our Time
  • BodyDreaming:  At Home in Our Matter--Attunement and Titration Uncover the Numen of the Living Body

Monika Wikman’s Plenary Talks

  • The Alchemical Journey Through the Underworld
  • Discovering the Soul’s True Aim in Chaos

Marian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, is  a Jungian analyst and somatics practitioner who has led international  workshops on integrating body, mind, and soul for 25 years. She is head  of training for BodySoul Europe, part of the Marion Woodman Foundation.   Her new book, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma:  An Embodied Therapeutic Approach (Routledge, 2019), received both the National Association for the  Advancement of Psychoanalysis Gradiva Award and the International  Association for Jungian Studies Best Book Award in 2019. Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and astrologer and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness (Nicolas Hays, 2004). She has lectured and conducted workshops  nationally and internationally, including at the Center for Alchemical  Studies, her non-profit project under org, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A  graduate of the Jung–Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich,  Dr. Wikman has done research on dreams of the dying at the University of  California San Diego Medical Center and taught at California State  University, Los Angeles.  To read more about our speakers and conference topics, click here. To see the full schedule of events, click here. To visit our website, click fcrp.quaker.org. Conference Fees The  price for the three days of events which include four plenary lectures,  and three meetings with the interest group of your choice, as well as  TWO bonus deep relaxation modules, is $85. For  participants on fixed incomes or students to whom this amount presents a  burden, you can also register for $65 OR $45. If for some reason, you  cannot afford $45, we have scholarship help THANKS TO THE GENEROUS  CONTRIBUTIONS OF SEVERAL MEMBERS. If you need to take advantage of our  scholarship fund, your fee is just $10. The Friends  Conference on Religion and Psychology is an all-volunteer  organization.  Your donations help us keep the cost affordable to all,  including our long-standing scholarship program.

You can donate here: https://www.fcrp-quaker.org/contribute

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