C.G. Jung emphasized the deep link to the physical world that exists for the collective unconscious and its archetypes. Our dreams and symbols, as well as the patterns of our behavior, are shaped by the fact that we are creatures of a material universe. Michael Conforti’s research has been directed to understanding the nature of these links and patterns in the light of the new sciences-quantum theory, chaos theory, self-organization, and the new biology. Conforti’s book successfully integrates this material to offer a new, exciting challenge to psychotherapy. It demonstrates that the study of consciousness cannot neglect the insights of the sciences and in doing so promises a unified view of mind and matter.
Michael Conforti, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, is a practicing Jungian analyst. An international consultant and lecturer, he has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute – Zurich, as well as in Canada, Venezuela, the Caribbean, Denmark, and Italy. He works with individuals, organizations, and businesses, including the film industry, to identify and understand the role of the archetypal patterns underlying human behavior. Dr. Conforti is the Founder of the Assisi Institute for the Study of Archetypal Pattern Analysis, and in addition to Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature & Psyche, he is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings.