Welcome to the C.G. Jung Foundation
Five consecutive Tuesdays, 7.00–8:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA.
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD
Jung said "In each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves." A dream offers correction when we are off-center and suggests action we might take and the likely outcome of that action, all of which threatens our conscious ego that would like to believe that it already knows itself.
A dream is like an all-seeing x-ray. It shows where we are blocked and how we might release the block. But it reads in pictures like hieroglyphs or a poem. Dream analysis is both a science and an art and we will learn both aspects.
An interpretation succeeds when the class as a whole is convinced, when together we experience a deepening of consciousness. You can expect to enjoy this class and to participate actively. By working on dreams you will practice symbolic thinking, which is central to Jung's understanding of maturation. This class is suitable both for newcomers, and for those who have already taken the previous classes on dreams.
Upcoming Advanced Seminars
September 17 – December 17
Instructor:Ilona Melker, LCSW
In studying the Visions Seminars, we will encounter dreams, fantasies and paintings of a 28-year-old woman named Christiana Morgan, who analyzed with Jung from July 1926 to May 1927. During her work with Jung, she moved easily into "trancing" and produced an extraordinary series of written and painted visions. In these visions, we encounter the initiation of a contemporary woman into the powerful erotic, earthy side of the feminine.
In the seminars, we will hear Jung talking about many of his important concepts in a lively, accessible manner. Seminar members included Tony Wolff, Barbara Hannah, Esther Harding, Eleanor Bertine, Erich Neumann, Frances Wickes, and the Baynes.
January 28 – May 13
Instructor:Gary Trosclair, LCSW, DMA
Descriptions of alchemists and their processes show us that transformation requires our active engagement - dedicated work, in fact - to achieve the psychological growth that we hope for. Psychotherapy serves as the modern version of alchemy in its efforts to forge and create a personality that is, like gold, malleable but incorruptible.
This course will utilize contemporary research, timeless stories, and ancient images to explore the clinical dimensions of the client's role in psychotherapy. Both therapists and clients are invited to attend.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00 –7:40 pm
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
We will explore together the elements of Jungian psychology. We will also explore Jung's method of interpreting dreams, myths and fairy tales. There will be legends, fairy tales and other readings assigned for each class. There will be lively discussion with plenty of time for questions and each class is likely to be fun. These two semesters will be accessible for people who do not have a background in Jungian theory.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 –8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
Since Sigmund Freud's essay on Leonardo da Vinci, psychoanalysis has interpreted artists and their art. However, both forefathers of the field (Freud and Jung) approached the subject with superiority, as if psychoanalysts understood more about creative endeavors than the artists themselves. In addition they often treated artistic production as if it were neurotic or even psychotic material of their patients. Most contemporary psychoanalysts tend to see artistic creation as a re-creation of formal interactions of the infant-mother dyad. In this course we will critically look at how psychoanalysts have interpreted creative processes over time.
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 –8:40 pm
Instructor David Rottman, MA
C.G. Jung introduced to us the idea that the Self communicates to us not only in dreams and fantasies but also in the outer events of our lives. In this class, we will explore how the "thinking" of the Self is different from, and often opposed to, the ways we think with our conscious minds. Our goal will be to outline how we can learn to harmonize our conscious thinking with the goals, images and "calls to action" that come to us from the Self, and thus achieve a more fulfilling way of living.
2 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00 –8:30 pm
Instructor Rise Kaufmann, PhD
This class will articulate the crucial (usually misunderstood) roles of Eve, Lilith, Sarah, Rebecca and Mary. Most of the female Biblical figures function as changers of the world, disrupters of the masculine status quo, as bringers of what needs to be brought to pass, requiring the insight and courage to defy even God. This crucial aspect of the Feminine has earned it the characterization of "temptress," "trouble-making trickster," unstable, unreliable, weak, etc. The positive dimension of the feminine growing edge of the human psyche remains for us to explore and benefit from. These ideas will be examined through a close reading of the Biblical accounts.
5 Wednesdays, 6:00 –7:40 pm
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
See the Part 1 description (immediately above) of this course. If you wish to take Part 2 without taking Part 1 first, please email the instructor at email@example.com.
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 –8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
In this companion course, we will reverse our view and look at psychic creativity and psycho-logy through artistic spectacles. We will analyze how modern artists themselves understood creative processes. We will attempt to envision what artists' perspectives can teach us about the psyche. In particular, we will examine the process of artistic inspiration through the artist-model genre. Furthermore, our reflections will be enriched by examining how contemporary filmmakers portrayed artistic process.
5 Thursdays, 6:30 –8:10 pm
Instructor Barbara Barry
Jung was attuned to the place images play in the life of the psych telling us that "the psyche consists of essentially images…full of meaning and purpose." He began his own journal, The Red Book, with words but began adding images as well to deepen his exploration process. This class is instructive and experiential. Participants will learn techniques for eliciting images and learn how to give them visual expression using a simple painting approach in journal form. They will also learn ways to break through creative blocks and work in a spontaneous manner. No art experience or skill is necessary
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:30 –8:10 pm
Instructor Fanny Brewster, PhD
In the Spring, we explored and expressed our creative selves, through the reading and writing of Poetry. We found avenues to deepen the understanding of ourselves both as writers and individuals engaged with Jung's thoughts regarding creativity and Psyche. This Fall, we continue our creative expression with Poetry as the focus. Jung's work regarding the Imaginal provides exciting possibilities for exploration of the interior Self. The class is open to writers of all levels. New and returning writers are welcome.
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00 –8:40 pm
Instructor Harry W. Fogarty, PhD
We shall focus on the motif of the "Return of the Family/Collective" as it manifests in the treatment field. Recent dramatic and cinematic productions awaken again the presence of the family drama in us all, and in all treatments; in particular, the presence of what was "absent" and exiled and deemed inauthentic. As noted in Jung's The Psychology of the Transference, we work in an interactive field, so while attending to the "return of the (dead) family/collective" in the patient's narratives and behaviors, we shall also alert ourselves to our own experiences of the historically absent as present in us all.
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Nancy Furlotti, Kathryn Madden and Erel Shalit.
Join three Jungian Analysts as they discuss the new book The Dream and its Amplification (edited by two of the discussants), which shows how amplification may reveal deeper layers of meaning in some symbolic images.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Fanny Brewster
We read Jung’s Red Book for a deeper intimacy with the language of Soul and Jung’s journey of confrontation with the Unconscious.
We will focus on exploring our own love of the poetry of Soul, while reading selections by Jung, Rumi and Hafiz.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Kathryn Staley
How does a sister affect psychological growth and relationships with others? How does a sister complex impact your relationship to Self and to your own authority?
We will discuss one end of the spectrum of sister interactions—sisters who had a poor relationship with their mother and, as a result, became tightly entwined with each other.
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Donald R. Ferrell, PhD and
Joanna Mintzer, MA
Friedrich Nietzsche's 19th century declaration of the Death of God has had a profound influence on Western culture. The dominant God image of the three great monotheisms of the West was in decline. Jung understood that the spiritual lives of western peoples were in crisis.
This workshop will explore Jung's contribution to the quest for a spirituality. Through presentations and discussion we will ask: What can the divine and sacred mean for us today?
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Rosanne Shepler, LPC, LP
The dynamics of love and power play out in our personal relationships every day, for better or for worse. But be aware, the Garden of Eden eventually leads to the Gates of Hell. That very special person we fall in love with inevitably becomes a source of frustration and activates shadow and the darker side of power.
Knowing our wounds takes the burden from our partners to carry our unconscious processes and will allow us to become more whole in our lives and in our relationships.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Heide M. Kolb, LCSW, NCPsyA
We live in a culture that pathologizes the need for solitude while clinging to the belief that interpersonal relationships are indispensable for a fulfilled life. Loneliness remains a source of terrible suffering for many.
While this workshop can stand on its own, it is also a continuation of a previously offered seminar of the same title.
We will particularly focus on how to make sense and how to engage the often unbearable suffering of loneliness when all seems dead and lost and nothing and no one seems to be there. We will trace a path that might allow us to find soul "where we least expect it and so far have loathed to see it."
Upcoming Trip to India
January 9 –21, 2015
Tour of India with Guest Lecturer Ashok Bedi, MD
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York is proud to sponsor the ninth educational tour of India in February 2014. This trip is an opportunity to see India through the lens of analytical psychology. It will allow tour members to perceive the archetypal depths of life and psyche that Indians knew and expressed in their myth and art, and to understand how the experience and expression of these archetypal dimensions greatly influenced culture and civilization. We are honored to have once again as our guest lecturer Dr. Ashok Bedi.
Vol XLIV:2 Summer 2014
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