Path to the Soul: An Eastern and Jungian Perspective

A Workshop by Ashok Bedi, M.D.       
President – The Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts

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SATURDAY  3 September 2011, 10am - 4pm
VENUE: Theosophical Society, Brisbane Lodge
(An historic building overlooking the city at the top of Albert Street) 
355 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, (Spring Hill)
Members and concession $85; Non-members $100

In first half of life, we must establish our ground to survive in the outer world in the realm of Maya and in the process accumulate positive and negative Karma. In the second half of life, we have to rebalance our Karmic balance sheet guided by our soul’s whispers to attend to our Dharma or Purpose in this lifetime. Participants would be introduced to the integrative Hindu and Jungian perspective on establishing their path to their soul, by decoding the symbols of our soul that incarnate in our life. These symbols manifest as dreams, fantasies, complexes, synchronistic events, accidents, relationship tangles, and creative outputs, medical and psychiatric symptoms & Kundalini events. All these incarnations of the soul carry a potential symbol. These symbols have the potential to renew and rekindle the vitality and purposefulness of our life. Methods to decode and honor these soul symbols will be explored using case vignettes and film clips.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Lay out the Jungian & the Hindu path to the soul
  2. Discuss the concepts of Maya, Karma and Dharma
  3. Explore some of the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga
  4. Present a framework to engage the healing wisdom of the soul
  5. Formulate the workings of the archetypes of Ganesha & Aditi to demonstrate the universality of the ancestral wisdom on our path to the Soul

Suggested Readings

Path to the Soul by Ashok Bedi, Samuel Weiser Inc. Publishers 2000

Retire Your Family Karma by Ashok Bedi and Boris Matthews, Nicholas Hayes Inc. Publishers, 2003

Awakening the Slumbering Goddess- The Latent Code of the Hingu Goddess Archetypes by Ashok Bedi, M.D., Booksurge Publishers, 2007

To register for this workshop download the form, telephone (07) 3511 0167 or email

Morning tea will be provided. We suggest that you bring your own lunch. Attendance certificates will be issued.

 About Dr. Bedi

Ashok Bedi, M.D. is a Diplomat 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 the President-elect, a Training Analyst and a faculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a Psychiatrist at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Aurora HealthCare Network. He has been a psychiatric consultant to several agencies in Metro Milwaukee. Presently he is the consultant for the Sexual Assault treatment center at the Aurora Sinai Samaritan Hospital, Dewey Center at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital for treatment of Addictions and the Pastoral Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee.

Trained in India, Great Britain and the US, he is interested in the emerging frontiers of Spirituality and Healing and the synapses of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. He is author of the book, Path to the Soul, Weiser Books,2000, Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes, Booksurge Publishers, 2007 andthe coauthor of Retire Your Family Karma, Nicholas-Hays, Inc. 2003, These and his other upcoming presentations can be previewed at his website

Ashok Bedi has been in practice in Milwaukee for over twenty- five years and specializes in Adult Psychotherapy and Jungian Psychoanalysis. He regularly presents lectures and seminars in India, Great Britain, Ireland, USA & internationally on the topic of the Spiritual and analytic dimensions of treatment, healing and personal growth. Over the last several years, he has been the International Association of Analytical Psychologists liaison person 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 Mumbai, Ahmedabad &, Bangalore. He leads the annual “In the Footsteps of Carl Jung in India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation.

To register for this workshop download the form, telephone (07) 3511 0167 or email