FCRP GENERAL INFORMATION
The Conference is divided into plenary sessions and interest groups. Each year the FCRP Planning Committee plans future conferences and considers potential speakers on topics related to Quaker and Jungian thought, new trends in psychology, and the intersection of mysticism and the personal journey of individuation. As Quakers we see self-growth, psychological insight, and silent worship as a means to foster peace in the world.
The Plenary Speaker presents four talks on the conference theme. Past keynote speakers have included: Joseph Campbell, Bill Plotkin, Donald Kalsched, Joanna Macy, Marion Woodman, Robert Bly, D.T. Suzuki, Ira Progoff, Lionel Corbett, Mathew Fox, Mary Caroline Richards, and many, many others. You can see a complete list of past FCRP plenary speakers here.
Evening diversion traditionally provides "late" evening fun. In the past, we have offered dancing, singing, storytelling, and games and the “No Talent” Talent Show, in which anyone who wishes to present five minutes of inspired performance in the form a a reading, a song, a skit, dance, or joke telling, is welcomed to the stage.
Interest groups are integral to our conference. These small group meetings offer a chance to discuss and integrate material from the plenary talks. The process that unfolds within these small "growth" group—with its ups and downs and insights—is an important part of the FCRP experience. Interest groups are not intended as therapy.
Groups are limited in size and assigned on a first-come basis.
Interest groups vary from year to year but have included: meditative writing; intuitive poetry; family constellation work; body work; Tai Chi, Quigong, journal writing and drawing, and discussion. Interest groups will meet three times during the 2021 weekend.