Elders & Dreams Speaker Series - "Dying to Live: The Alchemy of Mortifactio" - 02/15/2017

  • Presented By: All Things Soul! - A Jung Outpost
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Douglas Cann, PhD, C. Psych, Jungian Analyst
  • Topic Area: Individual Growth and Development, Spirituality & Faith

  • Start Date: 02/15/2017
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Daily Schedule: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Registration Deadline: Register by Feb 14, 2017 - see below for more details

  • Location: please call for information London, Ontario, N6C 2E7
  • Fee Info: $25 per person. 15 spaces only.
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals, General Public, Other (see description)

  • Contact Information: Registration with Helen Butlin at 519-933-5239 or email: helen@helenbutlin.com.

Dying to Live: The Alchemy of Mortifactio

The journey of death finds us all. However the role that dying plays in our lives as we live is frequently misunderstood or missed altogether. The Alchemical process of Mortifactio will be explored in words and images in order to take in its meaning and value in life. Skeletons, illness, abandonment, exile, defeat, slaying, sacrifice, frustration and more are all necessary aspects of transformation and renewal in our lives.


About Douglas Cann

Born in Montréal, Douglas grew up in Boston, Port Credit and Kitchener/Waterloo. He spent his summers in “God’s Country” on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River and learned to live in nature and work the land with the farmers of Québec. Half way through an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo, he met the Psyche in a vision that transformed his life. He switched to psychology and subsequently completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University in 1979. There he discovered Jung’s works and realized that mainstream psychology was dead, insofar as it pertained to the human soul. While working as a clinical psychologist at the University Hospital in London, he entered analysis with Marion Woodman and Fraser Boa and then trained as a Jungian analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. After graduation in 1986, he moved into private practice and joined the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). Over the past 30 years, he has served as Vice-president (18 years), President (7 years), Registrar (12 years) and Ethics Chair (14 years) for OAJA and Douglas was seminal to the creation of the first Jungian training programme in Canada. Now...he is primarily interested in serving the life and journey of the individual human soul.