Archetypes & Imagination: 2017 Speaking Engagements

This year is turning out to be full of exciting opportunities for travel and speaking engagements. In two weeks’ time I will be going to the Northwest Astrology Conference in Washington state, and giving my first presentation at a regional astrology conference. The title and description of my talk is below:

Calling the Generations: Participating in Outer Planetary Alignments
During major outer-planetary cycles, entire generations are born carrying the archetypal signature of that time. When these same outer planets realign in new configurations there is an archetypal resonance between the generations born with those alignments and the needs of that time. Each planetary combination offers unique gifts, and in our current era of social, ecological, and spiritual crisis each may have its significant role to play in creating a life-enhancing future.

For those in the Bay Area who may be interested in this topic, I will be presenting a longer version of this talk at the end of the year on December 14 with the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Prior to this engagement I have a few more events coming up. In August, in alignment with the total Solar eclipse taking place on August 21, I will be co-presenting with my father, Richard Tarnas, at the Oregon Eclipse Symbiosis Gathering. In honor of the eclipse we will be speaking in dialogue about the archetypal meaning of the Sun and the Moon, and the significance of their powerful conjunction during the eclipse. This is a conversation I have wanted to have for many years, and I am delighted that we will be able to conduct it in alignment with such a dynamic cosmological event. The title and description of our dialogue is below:

Solar and Lunar, Feminine and Masculine 
A total Solar eclipse, the exact alignment of the Sun and Moon, has often been described as a cosmic enactment of the sacred marriage, king and queen, ruler of the day and ruler of the night. Many cultures have considered the Solar as symbolizing the masculine, and the Lunar as the feminine. But can we speak of “the feminine” in ways that don’t fall into the trap of a cultural stereotype, and same with “the masculine”? How can we liberate these categories in a way that would do justice to the diverse ways we have of being male and female, and of being human? Perhaps the ancient archetypal symbols of the Sun and Moon can help open up our understanding of the deep mysteries of the feminine and masculine so we can better articulate the great social and psychological transformation of gender roles and identities in our time.

Finally, I am honored to be presenting at the International Transpersonal Conference in Prague at the end of September this year. I will be speaking on my dissertation research on the two Red Books of C. G. Jung and J. R. R. Tolkien, focusing particularly on the imagination as a realm of participatory creativity. A number of professors, alumni, and students from the California Institute of Integral Studies will be speaking at the conference.

All of my upcoming events are posted with relevant details on my Calendar of Events, which I update regularly. There are also several confirmed engagements for 2018 which are listed there as well.

Deepest thanks to the many people who have offered their support and interest over the years, and who are helping me bring forward my scholarly and creative work from the cocoon of graduate school out into the wider world.

Butterfly Emerging

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9 Comments

  1. Very exciting! I love your title and description for your NORWAC talk, and am glad I’ll get to hear it later in the year.
    Love, Dad

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  2. Congratulations, Becca! In the soulless wasteland of modern abstractions astrology, your brilliant, soulful mythic, imaging contributions are most needed, and will hopefully be much appreciated by everyone at NORWAC.

    “Break a lip!”,
    Dale
    Eugene, Oregon

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    • Thank you for the encouragement Dale! I hope I can bring forward a worthy presentation at NORWAC. It is my first entrance into the larger world of astrological practitioners and scholars, and I’m very excited.

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  3. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    Reposting this for anyone in Washington, Oregon, the Bay Area and/or Prague. I’ve seen Becca’s fascinating talks on YouTube. This promises to be an interesting and soul enriching opportunity for anyone interested in astrology, Divine Masculine/Divine Feminine, Tolkien and Jung. Best of luck with your travels and talks, Becca!

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  4. Fernanda

     /  May 22, 2017

    Congratulations, I’m sure you’re going to do an amazing presentation. Much love, ♡♡♡

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  5. Hi Becca, I am delighted to see that you are still with song and passion for this wondrous work you do! Love & light, Jason

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