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Five consecutive Tuesdays, 7.00–8:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA.
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD
When a woman has a crush on a man, she is partly fascinated by her own unconscious masculine potential (animus). A man may likewise be fascinated by his own unconscious feminine potential (anima). This fascination may draw a couple into relationship, but the animus and anima tend to remain unconscious. As long as each is unconscious, each tends to be destructive.
With a struggle, we can become more conscious of our own animus or anima. Consciousness leads to an inner relationship (with the animus or anima) which is the source of creativity. That inner relationship also makes it easier to have relationships in the outer world.
We will read five fairy tales, each about the animus or anima, and analyze them together. We will see that apparently simple fairy tales may contain astute psychological insight. You can expect to gain some new consciousness of your own relationship to that part of the psyche which has characteristics of the opposite gender. This will also give you practice in symbolic thought, which is necessary for analyzing dreams. 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 Mondays, 7:00–8:40 pm
Instructor David Rottman, MA
What does Jung have to say about self-expression, rewarding relationships, fulfilling work, and living with a sense of meaning and purpose in life? These harmonious dimensions of human experience have an archetypal basis just as much as anything else. In this course, we will explore what depth psychology has to say about how we can augment the free energy of our consciousness, to create a more abundant and vital life.
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Ilona Melker, LCSW
We will begin our exploration of archetypes of the Feminine with images from the Neolithic period, followed by a look at the Phyrgian Cybele, who emerges as Demeter in ancient Greece and Magna Mater in Rome. Then we will turn our attention to Mesopotamia and the myths concerning the Goddess Inanna. Finally, we will consider her struggles and confrontation with the emerging hero archetype as it is told in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6.00–7:40 pm
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
Active imagination helps us to talk with the unconscious: it requires a confrontation between two distinct agents in the psyche. The unconscious produces images; consciousness responds to these images with feeling and tries to understand their meaning. Painting allows us to express vivid, unconscious images. We will read Jung and von Franz on active imagination and then work with paints and explore the resulting images. If you have never used paints since grade school, so much the better!
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
Since his confrontation with the unconscious in The Red Book, Jung worked ceaselessly to develop psychology rooted in the soul. "Modern man in search for the soul," is essentially a quest to notice spontaneously emerging images, express and value them, and dialogue with and otherwise engage them. The encounter with non-ego images as persons is transformative to the ego, which increasingly becomes aware of itself as an image. In this course, we will engage Jung's explorations —as well as Jungian and Post-Jungian ideas—of the image.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Fanny Brewster, PhD
Carl Jung's autobiography is an inspiring example of searching within one's self to find that which is of most significance. It is a deeply personal account of Jung's life from his childhood, to the later years of travel, and reflection on spirituality. We will read Memories, Dreams, Reflections with a natural curiosity towards learning more about Jung's life, but also with an active interest and experience in writing our own Memoir material with Jung as model.
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Gary Brown, LCSW, LP
Analytical Psychology has deeply cautioned us about romantic and erotic love. From Jung onward, Jungian writers have called this love a projection to be handled with care and suspicion. In this course, we will explore the various ideas, practices, teachings and writings on how to relate to this most basic of human drives, both from the Jungian and the Buddhist perspectives. Using our post-modern and Western psychological tools of Jungian psychology, we will seek an understanding of how we might come to find liberation and enlightenment powered by the very energy which confounds and mires us.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Kathryn Staley, LP, MA, MBA
We will discuss a variety of sister interactions using fairy tales and myths to explore the range of emotions we feel towards our sisters. Case examples and well as class participation will ground the archetypal material in the personal component of the sister complex. A thoughtful sister relationship can shape our encounters and improve our ability to form caring relationships in all the groups we live in. The great risk for us is that we remain trapped in the childish kingdom of fear and envy and continue to live in old ways.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
As Jung was developing his technique of active imagination, modern artists were experimenting with various forms of "psychic automatism." Breton believed that by releasing control over the expression of the image, the production of the image will be guided by the unconscious. During the First World War, Zurich was a refuge to the artistic avant-garde, who, shocked by the atrocities of civilized Europeans, sought to develop new forms of artistic and spiritual expressions to renew the culture.
In this course, we will explore the artistic and psychological roots of image through the work of painters, sculptors, poets and Jungians.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Barbara Barry
Many individuals who strive for a greater self-knowledge keep journals. Most often these journals are recorded in the written language. However, Jung was particularly 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."
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. No art experience or skill is necessary, only the desire to explore how a journal beyond words can enrich one's life.
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Maria Taveras
Transcendence and creativity are supremely important archetypes in Jungian psychology. In order to create we have to transcend. We must surpass the limits of the ordinary in order to experience the extraordinary. We will discuss examples of these archetypes in life and art, and we will have an opportunity to share personal experiences of transcendence and creativity.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Gary Brown
Most people today want to fall in love. Many have. Some regret it! Desire was declared the major cause of suffering by the Buddha. But Padmasambhava, considered a Buddha in 7th century CE Tibet, declared: "Now is the time to become clear that every obstacle, every blockage, every obscuring energy must be made a stepping stone on the Path."
How the mighty energy of the erotic might work for us, we will examine from a Jungian perspective, which is itself conflicted on this topic.
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Richard Kradin, MD
While esoteric symbolism of the Kabbalistic texts is difficult to penetrate; it is abundantly clear that the aim of the Kabbalists was to revivify the soul and to recreate personal connection with the divine, by focusing on a re-visioning of the one's daily efforts and meditations.
In this workshop, we will review the history, symbolism, and practices of the Kabbalists with emphasis on how their approach pertains to the restoration the ego-Self axis. Dream imagery and active imagination will be adopted for the purpose of illustrating how Kabbalah and Jungian analysis are in fact parallel traditions.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP
In his Collected Works Volume 8, Jung wrote, "The Stages of Life," in which he put forth the psychological transition that occurred in midlife. In the second half of life Jung emphasized the importance of consciousness and attainment of spiritual value, meaning and purpose.
In Finding Spiritual Gold in the Second Half of Life, participants will be assisted to understand what it means to find a new or deeper spiritual outlook on life. Dependence upon the ego in the first half of life needs to be replaced by a relationship to the Self and a living out of an awareness of one's potential through the individuation process. Ultimately, by tapping into the wisdom of Jung's second half of life stage, attendees will join with the secret our ancestors knew: that as the body declines, the presence of soul rises into consciousness.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led by Melanie Starr Costello, PhD
This workshop places the contextual and narrative elements of night-dreams within the larger framework of Jung's psychology of the Self. Through case examples, we will differentiate defining features of the "personal dream" (tending to day-to-day psychic balance) from those of the "big dream" (addressing universal human dilemmas).
An emphasis will be placed upon cosmological, environmental, and theological themes as we celebrate the work of the big dream in bridging the psycho-spiritual development of the individual to emerging streams of consciousness in the collective psyche.
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led byJulie Bondanza, PhD
What does it mean to betray one's own development toward individuation? Does it mean that we try to please others, conforming to their expectations? Does it mean that we ignore the demands of the Self? Does it mean that we ignore our dreams, our instincts, our own desires? Did Oedipus betray himself; did Lear or Othello?
In this workshop, we will explore these questions about what it means to betray our selves and what the consequences are. We will also examine the psychological processes leading to reparation and forgiveness for these betrayals.
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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