ARCHETYPAL NATURE SERIES ONE
Welcome! On the second half of this page, you'll find all of the video sessions for the Archetypal Nature Series One Video Course and the course outline and instructions about how to best use this material.
Archetypal Nature carries on a partially lost Jungian tradition and traces its roots most directly to the deep psychological insight of Antonia "Toni" Wolff. Toni was a close companion of C. G. Jung and one of the earliest Jungian analysts. She was president of the Zurich Psychological Club from 1916 to 1945. In 1934, she gave a lecture entitled Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche that described the essential dichotomies that we carry forward in our work today (read it here). Others, including Tad and Noreen Guzie, have strongly influenced and contributed this work. For more on the origins and lineage of this work, please see our Roots page.
Gary S. Bobroff, M.A. is the developer and lead facilitator of Archetypal Nature. An international speaker, author and workshop leader, he presents in a visual, accessible and engaging form. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Canada and an M.A. in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. You can follow his soulful in-depth Jungian writing on modern questions at GSBobroff.com. Gary is available for private sessions online or on the phone - please see here for more info or to book.
For more on Archetypal Nature please check out: these articles: Shadows & Light: Understanding Our Archetypal Nature; Fascinated? Compelled? Think Archetype; The Archetypal Lebowski; and this audio interview on Shrink Rap Radio.
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"It's like you've discovered this big place, like Yosemite or Big Sur . . .
I'm stunned by how much it means to me." – Gavin Frye, MFT, Los Angeles, CA
"Illuminating, captivating, compelling." – Vancouver, BC
"You start to see the whole world differently." – Tracey Wideman, London, UK
"I put things together that I had struggled with–
I feel I can better navigate the ocean of personalities out there." – Berlin
"Incredibly insightful! Opens your eyes to your potential and blind spots." – London, UK
"I am still getting 'A-ha' moments weeks later." – Leah Taylor, Comox Valley Jung Society, Vancouver Island, BC
"Deep insight into your path and your understanding of other people's path." – Holland
"Clarifies the reasons behind the life we choose." – Berlin
"I'm delighted. I'm seeing clearly for the first time who I really am." – Marigrace Lonegran Gleason, Los Angeles
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In your email for the course, you should have received an Archetypal Nature Handbook, pre-workshop questionniare, an archetype chart, and both personal and impersonal archetype questionnaires. Before beginning the course, you may want to complete the pre-workshop questionnaire questionnaire and the personal archetype questionnaire. After session two, you may want to complete the impersonal archetype questionnaire. See the very bottom of this page for a key on how to score the questionnaires. Throughout the videos, you should keep a printed archetype chart handy and write down the names of those who come to mind in connection to a particular archetype. There are exercises for self-reflection throughout but especially in Session 5 (you may want to pause the video while you complete them).
To join with others in dialogue about the work, join the Facebook group here or the online private forum at: http://archetypal.freeforums.net - You can also join us for a live workshop or online event during the year.
If there is a presentation slide that is obscured on the video that you'd like to see, please email and I'll be happy to send one (or several to you). I also have multiple recordings covering the same material so if you'd like to see a different version of one of these sessions please ask. And most of all, please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions at ArchetypalNature@gmail.com
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- Introduction: History and lineage of the system (see more here)
- Personal Archetypes Part One: Mother / Father
- Personal Archetypes Part Two: Seeker / Companion
- Complete the Impersonal Archetype Questionnaire prior to session
- Impersonal Archetypes: Warrior / Amazon and Sage / Mediatrix
- Love & Relationships
- Cultural Tensions
- Honoring Missed Archetypes
WHAT IS ARCHETYPE?
Please print out a copy of this chart (there's one in the email you received as well) and fill it in
with your friends, family and whoever comes to mind as you advance through the course.
Before watching the Session One video you may want to complete the
Pre-Workshop Questionnaire and the Personal Archetype Questionnaire
Before watching the Session Three video you
may want to complete the Impersonal Archetype Questionnaire
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FOLLOW-UP WITH A PRIVATE SESSION
Gary is available for one-on-one consultation about Archetypal Nature - please see here to book.
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SCORING THE QUESTIONNAIRES:
Each side of the questionnaire represents a single archetype. On the Personal Questionnaire, answers on the left count toward Mother-Father and those on the right count toward Seeker-Companion. On the Impersonal Questionnaire, answers on the left count toward Warrior-Amazon and those on the right count toward Sage-Mediatrix. * A reminder that no test is equivalent with your inner nature and that understanding one's archetype is for many people a process that unfolds fruitfully over time. Do not place to much emphasis on the questionnaire, the primary importance belongs to your own self-understanding.