On November 12th, 2020 at 5pm PST, the Myth Salon is very pleased to present Dr. Robert Hopcke speaking on Synchronicity and the Tension of Opposites.
Jung’s concept of synchronicity or meaningful chance is one of his most engaging and familiar to the general public, and yet the fundamentally psychological nature of the phenomenon, which was Jung’s original focus, is often lost or overlooked. In his salon with us, Rob will be going “back to basics,” and presenting the four aspects of synchronistic events that make up Jung’s thoughts on this phenomena in order to place this notion within the overall context of Jung’s theories on analytical psychology. Using his own research on synchronistic events within various areas of people’s lives–love, family, work, spirituality and dreams–Rob will be using these “stories of our lives” to show how synchronicity discloses the archetypal currents beneath our everyday experience.
Robert H. Hopcke has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Berkeley, California since 1986. Along with his numerous articles and reviews published throughout the world, he is the author of the national best-seller, There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives, which has been translated into over a dozen languages, most recently followed by his latest work, There are No Accidents in Love: Synchroncity and the Stories of Our Families. He has lectured and run workshops around the country on the concept of meaningful coinicidence for the past two decades, has appeared on Strange Universe and The Other Side, along with numerous other TV and radio interviews on the topic, and most recently he was featured in David Strabala’s documentary film, What is Synchronicity? released two years ago.
Beyond his work in the field of synchronicity, Rob’s other writings include some now standard scholarly reference works within the field of analytical psychology, including Jung, Jungians and Homosexuality; Men’s Dreams, Men’s Healing; A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung; and The Persona: Where Sacred Meets Profane, and for a number of years he taught on the faculty of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, now Sofia University, in Palo Alto, California, in the areas of Jungian psychology, human sexuality and spiritual direction.