Jan 13

The Mystery of Personal Identity-CIIS Lecture

The Mystery of Personal Identity

CIIS Lecture, sponsored by Coniunctio

with Michael Mayer, Ph.D,

If you missed the lecture that Dr. Mayer did at the California Institute of Integral Studies on his book, The Mystery of Personal Identity, you can listen to it for free. Click here.

Location: California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, SF, CA.,94103. Room # 212.

When: Tuesday night, February 5, 7:30- 9:30 pm.

Donations: Gladly accepted

Description: Dr Michael Mayer's research began in exploring the ancient question “Who am I and what does my life mean?” in terms of Native American and other ancient and modern traditions of identity formation. His findings reveal how astrological metaphor can function as a tool in depth psychotherapy, and he illuminates distinctions between a causal, synchronistic, and phenomenological viewpoint on astrology. He continues to believe “the meaning reorganization orientation point of view” for astrology can make astrology palatable even to sceptics. His writing re-visions astrology into an astro-poetic language so that the essence of astrology can be used in psychotherapy without speaking a word of astrological language. Michael will speak from his books The Mystery of Personal Identity, and The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician.

Bio: Michael Mayer, Ph.D. was a co-founding member of the Transpersonal Psychology Program at John F. Kennedy University where he trained therapists for 12 years. He taught there the first accredited university course in the integration of astrology and psychotherapy. Dr Mayer has also taught at CIIS in EWP and PsyD. He is the author of twenty publications on bodymind healing including six books. His book The Mystery of Personal Identity (initially written as his doctoral dissertation, and re-issued 2012) won a prize from the Astrological Association of Great Britain for being the most valuable contribution to Astrology in 1979. His latest book, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times (2012) speaks to the importance of a holistic spiritual philosophy in our current times of the great unraveling. It incorporates both spiritual and soulful pathways, and draws upon mythology, depth psychology, bodymind healing methods, a non-deterministic approach to astrology, and a multi-dimensional approach to the political sphere.

For questions contact: Coniunctio.CIIS@gmail.comhttp://www.ciisstudentalliance.com/student-events-calendar/

Start Date: 2013-02-05
Start Time: 19:30
End Date: 21:30

Jan 13

Ongoing Classes/Groups/Trainings

• Bodymind Healing Qigong Classes on Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Orinda, CA

For more info, click here.


• Integral Living Group Ongoing, Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM, beginning Feb 5, or decided by group, Lafayette, CA,

For more info, click here.

Registration and questions, 510-849-2878, 925-623-3540, e-mail: drmichael@bodymindhealing.com.


• Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy Training/Case Consultation Group, beginning Feb. 7th, 2013, Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Orinda, CA

For more info click here.

Click here for some of the Methods you'll learn in the Training/Case Consulation Group.

* On-line anytime: Alliant International University's Online Continuing Education program.  I'm very pleased that Alliant University has made it possible for you to take the on-line course, Bodymind Healing and Qigong in Psychotherapy, and receive 7 CEUs. This is a 7 hour  workshop, and a great way for health professionals to to get CEUs, or anyone to learn self-healing methods for physical/mental health. For information, click here.

Jan 13

Book signing: The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician

Book signing and Lecture: The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician

Location: The Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco

Date: March 10, 2:00-5:00

Click here for more information.

Limited seating. Contact Dr. Mayer in advance for invitation to be invited as a guest.$10 fee.