First Tuesday Lunch Forums
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch — coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.
C. G. Jung Center
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
For more information, call 212-697-6430, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
The Dream and its Amplification
A lively discussion with Nancy Furlotti, Kathryn Madden and Erel Shalit. Join us in celebrating the publication of this important book.
The Dream and its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams. We all dream at least 4–6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean.
Through amplification, C.G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.
Erel Shalit, Ph.D.,is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology. He is Founding Director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University, and past Director of the Shamai Davidson Clinic, at the Shalvata Psychiatric Centre in Israel. His books include The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey; Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return; and Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path. Entries, chapters and articles of his appear in several books and journals. He wrote the chapter on Jerusalem in Tom Singer (ed.), Psyche and the City, and "Silence is the Center of Feeling" appeared in Rob and Janet Henderson, Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts. For more information about Dr. Shalit's work and publications, see www.erelshalit.com and www.eshalit.com.
Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D.,is a Jungian Analyst in California and Colorado. She is a past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Philemon Foundation. As an active member of the IRSJA and the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, Nancy is also Chair of the Film Archive Committee that oversees the Remembering Jung Video Series and the films, A Matter of Heart and The World Within. She is a longstanding board member of ARAS. Her publications include "The Archetypal Drama in Puccini’s Opera Madam Butterfly", "Tracing a Red Thread: Synchronicity and Jung's Red Book" (Psychological Perspectives), "Angels and Idols: Los Angeles, A City of Contrasts," in Tom Singer (ed.) Psyche and the City. Her psychological amplification of the Maya Popol Vuh creation myth is forthcoming in 2014. Her interests include Mesoamerican mythology, initiation rites, and our relationship to nature.
Kathryn Madden, Ph.D.,is a Licensed Psychoanalyst of Jungian and psychodynamic focus in private practice in NYC. For ten years, she has served as the Editor in Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation. Kathryn is on the Adjunct Faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Lecturer at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. In addition to her contribution to The Dream and its Amplification, her publications include Dark Light of the Soul, the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, which she co-edited with Stanton Marlan and David Leeming and numerous articles. She guest lectures and offers speaking engagements in the US and abroad.
Poetics and Soul in The Red Book
Speaker: Fanny Brewster, PhD.
My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life.
Each reading of Jung’s Red Book provides a deeper intimacy with the language of Soul and Jung’s journey of confrontation with the Unconscious. The words describing his visions and dreams oftentimes read like poetry.
Our discussion will focus on exploring our own love of the poetry of Soul, while reading selections by Jung, Rumi and Hafiz.
Fanny Brewster, PhD, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and is a New York State Certified School Psychologist.
Entwined Sisters: Understanding the Impact of a Sister Complex
Speaker: Kathryn Staley, LP, MA, MBA.
Almost any woman with a sister has a strong reaction to the topic—a reaction that signals the heat of a complex, an emotional hotspot. 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? Formidable defenses, buried emotions, and rigid life rules—all are the potential consequences of an entwined sister relationship.
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. This extreme example sheds light on other aspects of the spectrum of sister relationships.
Kathryn Staley, LP, MA, MBA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. The impact of sibling relationships on psyche is a topic she continues to explore in her practice and research.
Information about further upcoming forums will be posted when available.
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