Imaginal Psychology and the Great Shift in Human Consciousness
Ecologically and spiritually we are in a transformative process on our planet, searching for a new myth, which must include nature, matter, and the whole of the cosmos, a new consciousness that reconnects us with the sacred. The context for this transformation is synchronicity, which opens to a new worldview in which Earth becomes 'Celestial Earth.' The new story focuses on the emergence of a subtle and imaginal realm coming back into prominence as psyche and matter reach out to each other to heal the split that has led to devaluation of soul and degradation of our Earth – seen, for example, in the collapse of the bees. Drawing on my book, Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century, we will see how synchronicities, crop circles, shamanic indigenous practices, and pilgrimage walking (to name some examples) help to reawaken us to the living spirit of nature and our broader connection to the cosmos.
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First chapter of her upcoming book Walking the Songlines of the Soul, about her pilgrimage walking experiences on the Camino paths in France.
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Veronica Goodchild, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she was a Core Faculty member for over 15 years. She taught courses on Jungian and Imaginal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dreamwork, Alchemy, The Grail Myth, Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics, Depth Psychology and the Sacred, Clinical Case Colloquia, and ‘Alchemical’ Research that includes unconscious processes, active imagination, and dreams.
She is an elected Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and has been a practicing Jungian psychotherapist for over 35 years. She is the author of two books: Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (2001, 2008), and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century (2012), Foreword by Thomas Moore.
Veronica studied at London University, and received her B.S. and M.S.W degrees from Columbia University in NYC, where she was also invited to Phi Beta Kappa membership. She received her PhD in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She collaborated with the late Dr. John Mack of Harvard for several years on the complexity and multi-dimensional depths of the UFO/ET experience.
In her travels, Veronica goes to places that appear first in her dream life: These include the Pyramids and Sacred Temple precincts of Egypt, Black Madonna and Mary Magdalene sites in France, and many others. She is also an apprentice in two shamanic traditions. The Path of Pollen/Way of the Melissae in the UK, and the Andean mystical path/Path of the Universal Shaman in the U.S. Veronica is currently writing up some of her pilgrimage walking experiences. She is planning ‘Alchemical Travel,’ Inner Journeys in the Outer World, for small groups next year.