Study day/Workshop Cultural and Environmental Dimension of Synchronicity: Towards Re-enchantment

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Social Sciences
Room 2B17 Frenchay
Four hours (13:00-17:00)
In-person (Wednesday 11 October 2023)
Course Director
Dr Miltos Hadjiosif

Specialist workshop by Professor Joseph Cambray

Page last updated 28 September 2023


Please note that delegates who books a place on this event will also gain free entry to the Re-visioning synchronicity: Complexity and the psychoid imagination lecture (link in the How to Apply section below).

Beginning with the articulation of "the disenchantment of the world" by Max Weber in 1917, this specialist workshop by Professor Joseph Cambray will look at the effort to recover from the sense of soullessness that has increasingly pervaded western culture for the last several hundred years.

The archetypal psychology initiated by C G Jung provides a potential alternative for the disenchanted, restoring our capacities for wonder and awe. In conjunction with this, recent research on ecological systems described in terms of complexity offers an additional link to synchronicity and psychoid phenomena, including a new way to "listen" to nature. 

Similarly, recent reconsideration of oracular traditions by classicists, placed in the context of contemporary exploration of altered/non-ordinary states of consciousness may provide another pathway towards re-enchantment. This project is oriented not solely to our current, collective difficulties, but also to the shape of our future.

Speaker biography

Professor Joe Cambray is the past President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; he has served as the US Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and The Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche. He has been a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; and past President-CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr Cambray is a Jungian analyst in Santa Barbara, CA. His numerous publications include the book based on his Fay Lectures: Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe and a volume edited with Linda Carter, Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology. Some of his recent papers include: "Cosmos and Culture in the Play of Synchronicity," Spring Journal, Jungian Odyssey Series, 4, 133-147, 2012; "Jung, science, and his legacy," in International Journal of Jungian Studies, 3:2, 110-124, 2011; and "Moments of complexity and enigmatic action: a Jungian view of the therapeutic field," in Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56 (2) 296-309, 2011. Courses taught in the Jungian and Archetypal Psychology Specialization: Synchronicity and the New Science; Introduction to Depth Psychology; Jungian Psychology and Contemporary Healing II: Engaging Complexity and Diversity.

Entry requirements

This workshop is open to therapeutic practitioners with a background/interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and the unconscious. Trainees are very welcome.



Experiential workshop with facilitation. Lunch is not provided but there are outlets close by for tea, coffee, and snacks. Please feel free to bring your own.


Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£80 per attendee.


Wednesday 11 October 2023; 13:00-17:00.

How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply online.

Please note that delegates who books a place on this event will also gain free entry to the Re-visioning synchronicity: Complexity and the psychoid imagination lecture.

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