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Myth Salon: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra with Ashok Bedi, M.D.

On Thursday, September 17th at 5:00pm Pacific Time, we are ecstatic to bring you a Myth Salon about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra with Ashok Bedi, M.D.– Member, Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts.

The timeless wisdom of Patanjali’s 196 prescriptions forms the prima Materia from which every Hindu intuitively constructs a Tantra – a practice to achieve individuation, transcendence to Brahman awareness and Moksha. This brief presentation will give a broad overview of this Hindu ancient text and its underlying Sankhya theme of Hindu creation cosmogony. Time permitting, a few strands of the Yoga Sutra will be amplified from an Analytical, Hindu and Neuroscience perspectives.

Ashok Bedi, M.D. is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His books include The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction, Crossing the Healing Zone, Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes, Retire Your Family Karma: Decode Your Family Pattern and Find Your Soul Path and Path to the Soul. He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India and travels annually to India to teach, train the consult with the Jungian Developing groups at several centers in India including Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He leads the annual “A Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation. His publications and upcoming programs may be previewed at


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