The Call of Our Ancient Ancestors: Wisdom of the Primordial Psyche

“A human life is nothing in itself: it is part of a family tree. We are continuously living the ancestral life, back for centuries, we are satisfying the appetites of unknown ancestors.”
– C.G. Jung, Dream Analysis: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1928-1930, ed. William McGuire, p. 320.

Eugene Friends of Jung Presents

Marea Claassen

The Call of Our Ancient Ancestors

Presented by Marea Claassen

Lecture: 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday, January 6, 2012

Wisdom of the Primordial Psyche

Presented by Marea Claassen

Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

HEDCO Education Building
Main Entrance, 1655 Alder Street, 2nd Floor
Free Parking in Front Lot


Presented by Marea Claassen
Lecture: 7:00-9:00pm, Friday, January 6, 2012
HEDCO Education Building, Main Entrance, 1655 Alder Street, 2nd Floor – Free Parking in Front Lot

In the Red Book, Jung writes, “When something long since passed . . . comes back again in a changed world, it is new. To give birth to the ancient in a new time is creation.” The ancient ancestors are now coming back into the world through dreams, bringing a new energy – a revitalization of the psyche both individually and collectively. Jung deeply valued the archaic levels of human consciousness and often encouraged his patients to make contact with “the two-million-year-old” man or woman within. He believed that “most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old unforgotten wisdom stored up in us.” This presentation is an exploration of the dreams of modern Western-educated people in which ancient ancestral wisdom makes itself known. It will include a discussion of “big dreams,” an introduction to the levels of the unconscious as Jung sketched them, and an exploration of archetypal images that belong to this range of being, the wisdom of the primordial psyche.


Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, January 7, 2012
HEDCO Education Building, Main Entrance, 1655 Alder Street, 2nd Floor – Free Parking in Front Lot

This workshop is an opportunity to expand and deepen our exploration of the ancient ancestors at work in the contemporary psyche. We will further examine dreams and the archetypal images that emerge from these deeper levels of psyche. We will experientially touch into the ranges of the primal psyche through image, sound, guided visualization and dream work. Workshop participants are invited to bring their own dreams relating to this material – to the living reality of our primal ancestors and their ancient wisdom.


Marea Claassen is a Jungian Analyst and Diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. She has a long-term private practice and has worked creatively with both individuals and groups for over thirty years. Marea has developed a special expertise in working with dreams. She has also led sacred journeys and conferences invoking and exploring the divine feminine, the mysteries of the primal psyche, and the wisdom of indigenous cultures. In 1997, stirred by a collective dream of her true primordial ancestors, Marea led an extraordinary journey into a remote area of the Australian outback to engage in what emerged as a profound and life-changing experience of the “Aboriginal Dreamtime.”


For our planning purposes, please register for the Saturday seminar by mail as soon as possible.  Please arrive by 8:45am if you plan to register on the day of the seminar.  Registration for both events opens one-half hour prior to presentation.

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