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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
January 29 –May 7, 2014 (excluding April 16). 14 weeks.
Instructor:Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC
Jung considered the psyche and dreams as expressions of unconscious processes. According to Jung, difficulties arise in the interpretation of dreams and images because of their unconscious nature. However, Jung determined that dreams are often structured like dramas, and the theater motif and dramatic presentation of the unconscious story can assist in understanding a dream. The dramatic structure of the dream, like that of a Greek drama consisting of a setting, theme, characters, development, crisis and outcome, all contribute to grasping the unconscious language being spoken by the psyche.
5 consecutive Mondays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Beginning April 7
Instructor Jane Selinske, EdD
See the Part 1 description of this course in Spring I semester. Part I and Part 2 can be taken separately or as a continuation.
5 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:40 pm Beginning April 8
Instructor Irina Doctoroff, LMFT, MS
The Caretaker complex is a complex of identity which is formed early in childhood when a parent sees her child as an object she owns for her needs and forces the child to incarnate precariously into the mold of her expectations. Primarily, the mother expects the child to take care of her. As an adult, such a child continues to serve, take care of, and accommodate other people, often at her own expense. We often meet caretaker-identified people in healing and teaching professions. What brings them to therapy is their inability to have full access to their creativity, and to experience true happiness and pleasure.
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm Beginning April 8
Instructor Ilona Melker, LCSW
Sandplay is a non-verbal, non-rational, image-centered form of therapy. The theoretical foundation of sandplay therapy is based on Jungian depth psychology with an additional influence from Eastern philosophy, as its founder Dora Kalff was a practicing Buddhist. We will explore sandplay therapy by viewing images from sandplay processes, learning about its history, and experiencing it first hand as a group. The series is aimed at those who may consider using sandplay in their own work, or those who are interested in this modality for themselves as a way of healing and individuating.
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm, beginning April 9
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
In western culture, we are familiar with stories of a hero's journey. Examples include Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and Beowulf. In this class, we will analyze tales which show an equivalent journey for a woman. These tales from cultures around the world offer insights into a woman's development, showing ways in which that development may differ from a man's. At another level, the archetypal feminine is a part of both women and men's psychology and these tales show how our experience of that archetype may mature.
Please complete the first reading (given on the instructor's website) before the first class.
We regret that this class is fully enrolled. No more students can be accepted
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
In this course, we will deeper our reflection by speculating about manifestations of the spirit depths in our subjective experiences and cultural phenomena. Paradoxically, The Red Book, a century-old text, offers some guidance. It provides a different, revitalizing perspective, which can serve as a timely compensation for our contemporary psychological Zeitgeist. Can we fathom and respond to the spiritual and soulful needs of our confusing, conflicted times? Jung noted that "the primordial images undergo ceaseless transformation and yet remain ever the same, but only in a new form can they be understood anew."
5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm Beginning April 10
Instructor Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv
Jung's 1928 commentary on the Chinese meditation treatise The Secret of the Golden Flower was his first essay devoted to the understanding of Eastern thought in relation to Western Psychology. It was a "missing link" that provided a bridge between his own insights on the nature of consciousness and already established psychological principles found in Taoist and Buddhist philosophies.
A special film presentation
The life and work of Dr. Anthony Stevens - Dr. Anthony Stevens at 80
On April 20, 2013, The C.G. Jung Foundation presented "The Jungian as Scientist and Humanist: A Special Day Honoring Anthony Stevens." Click on this link to view the 50-minute film about the life and work of Dr. Anthony Stevens, which was created in celebration of this occasion.
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Janice Gary
Our deepest fears are like dragons
Join author Janice Gary, author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, as she discusses her journey of unleashing the past and confronting her fears while walking with her own Cerberus - a one hundred pound Lab-Rottweiler named Barney.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Susan Tiberghien
Darkness gives birth to light
After an introduction to alchemy, we will look at the parallels that C.G. Jung saw between the alchemical procedure and individuation. We will see how the three steps of the alchemical operation – nigredo, albedo, rubedo – lead us to a deeper consciousness. Reading and appreciating excerpts from Jung's Red Book, and from several contemporary writers, we will become alchemists ourselves.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong workshop led by Julie Bondanza, PhD
We regret this workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
Jung writing about his building game: "Naturally, I thought about the significance of what I was doing, and asked myself, 'Now, really, what are you about?'...I had no answer to my question, only the inner certainty that I was on the way to discovering my own myth…This sort of thing has been consistent with me, and at any time in my later life when I came up against a blank wall, I painted a picture or hewed stone. Each such experience proved to be a 'rite d'entrée' for the ideas and works that followed hard upon it." Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong workshop led by Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA
At a time when social media claims to turn anyone into a friend with a computer click and a culture that wants us to believe that loneliness can best be remedied by adding more people to one's life, virtual or otherwise, loneliness, often borne shamefully in secrecy, remains one of the most common complaints and ailments.
In this workshop, we will explore the meaning and possible purpose of loneliness through a Jungian lens. We will reflect on its many different manifestations and qualities and differentiate between a debilitating and stagnating loneliness and the potentially transformational one. Included in our reflections will be the relationship between loneliness and grief and death and dying within life, in its literal as well as symbolical sense. We will focus on what kind of attitude the conscious mind needs to develop when encountering the emptiness where nothing and no one seems to be there.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Day of Jungian Thought in Words and Music, curated byRoyce Froehlich
C.G. Jung listened attentively to voices that spoke from the unconscious, and employed visual art to express his psychic experiences after periods of deep-silence. Curiously, he did not engage the potential in music to enhance his analytic theory. This workshop aims to offer music and sound a more significant place in the world of Jung's psychology.
Jungian themes will be examined in relation to live performances of music by Adam Rudolph based on his recordings Sonic Mandala, Both/And, and Dream Garden. Aural images realized by sound artist Johannes S. Sistermanns will guide interactive listening exercises and sound-creations where the audience becomes a living musical instrument. Workshop participants will also be invited to recount dreams and the Orchestra will create sonic images based on them.
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led byJulie Bondanza
What does it mean to be bewitched? Is it the same as to be enchanted? Does this state always reveal a complex, like the red shoes in the story or the movie of the same name, or the poor frog in The Frog Prince? Of bewitchment and enchantment: Were Tristan and Isolde bewitched? Were Guinevere and Lancelot? What about Merlin and Nimue?
This workshop explores the psychological meaning of bewitchment and the state and feeling of enchantment, using fairy tales and myths, as well as our own possessions and projections.
Upcoming Summer Studies
July 7– 11, 2014
In our first program, we will pay particular attention to our interior lives, starting with a simple letting go and centering. In turn, we will explore the art of expanding consciousness through creativity and Jung’s idea of individual and psychological wholeness. We will go deeper, examining our death consciousness and Jung’s notion of the 'returned dead' that he explores in The Red Book. We will conclude the week by discussing dream as a mirror of the soul and a possible route to our own transfiguration.
July 14 – 18, 2014
In our second program we heed Darth Vader's advice and see the power of the dark side! Betrayal, psychosis, trauma, narcissistic wounding, obsession and addiction: all these have much to teach us, all may further consciousness. We will examine them all for the suffering they bring and for their transformative possibilities.
Upcoming Trip to India
February 7 –18, 2014
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:1 Winter 2014
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