LECTURE: How should we balance the inner and the outer, the masculine and the feminine, the eternal and the every day? In struggling with goals and duties, how do we also attend to the workings of destiny and the cosmos? Utilizing a mythic story from India, The Ramayana, as guide, this talk explores the Eastern genius for the development of consciousness. Each of the characters in this individuation tale represents a part of the human psyche—all of which must be dealt with during the journey of life. : Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a therapist, national speaker, and internationally known author living in Houston, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he developed a new holistic model for coping with life changing accidents and illness. Jerry Ruhl has worked closely with Robert Johnson for many years, culminating in a collaboration of their book: Living Your Unlived Life. In addition to his analytical work with Robert, Jerry trained with Jean Carlson in Denver and Roland Evans in Boulder, Colorado. Recently he accepted a position as the executive director of the Houston Jung Center in Texas.