C.G. Jung in South India
January 5 – 19, 2007
Guest Lecturer: Ashok Bedi, M.D.,
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York is proud to co-sponsor, with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), a second educational tour of India in January 2007. This educational program is intended both for the general public and for professionals. This trip is an opportunity to see the South of India through the lens of analytical psychology, tracing the steps of C.G. Jung on his journey in the 1930’s. 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.
Ashok Bedi, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Educated and trained in India, Great Britain, and the United States, he is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin; a senior member of the Milwaukee Psychiatric Physicians and a faculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is presently helping several psychiatric groups in India establish the "India Jung Center" in affiliation with the International Association for Analytical Psychology.
Trained in Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in India, Great Britain and the United States, he is interested in the emerging frontiers of Spirituality and Healing and the synapes of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. He is author of the book, Path to the Soul, (Weiser Books, 2000), and the coauthor of Retire Your Family Karma, (Nicholas-Hays, Inc. 2003). These and his other upcoming publications can be previewed at his website: www.pathtothesoul.com
The focus of this educational tour will be a further exploration of the role of myth in psychology as a living experience, and the mythology, psychology, art and architecture of India. Throughout the trip there will be group meetings with Dr. Bedi and scheduled times to discuss and assimilate these experiences. The itinerary is rich and varied, including, among the many sites, the city of Chennai (formerly Madras), the home of the ancient Dravidian civilization, the city of Madurai, the cultural “Athens of the East,” and the town of Thekkady, where magnificent wildlife bring to life its archetypal roots. The itinerary has been planned to close your journey either in the historic city of Cochin or to extend your journey to Bangalore, where you can explore at your leisure one of Asia’s fastest growing cities.
This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
20 continuing education credits are offered for the 12 days of instruction.
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This trip is being coordinated through Mindful Journeys, Inc. Contact information for Mindful Journeys is listed following the itinerary. If you wish to visit the Mindful Journeys website, it is: www.mindfuljourneys.com. Please note that the size of the group will be limited, so please register early in order to secure space for yourself and your friends.
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January 5-6, 2007
Tal Fisherman's Cove Hotel: www.tajhotels.com
January 7, 2007
A leisurely, late breakfast, followed by an initial meeting with Dr. Bedi who will provide an introduction to our Jungian Journey. Afternoon excursion to Mahabalipuram, located 20 km from the hotel. Return early evening to your hotel for dinner.
After breakfast and meeting with Dr. Bedi, visit the newly excavated Buddhist site, 20 km from the city. Continue your visit of the sights of Chennai: St. Thome Cathedral, originally built in 1504 and rebuilt in 1893 is said to house the remainder of St. Thomas the Apostle, Fort St. George and the Government Museum, with its fine collection of Chola bronzes. Return to the Taj Fisherman’s Cove hotel for dinner.
January 9, 2007
After breakfast and morning meeting drive to Chennai Airport to fly to Madurai where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Taj Garden Retreat. Afternoon visit of the Meenakshi Temple. Dinner at Taj Garden Retreat.
January 10, 2007
After breakfast meeting with Dr. Bedi, followed by city visit of Madurai A four hour afternoon drive through the southern countryside of Tamil Nadu takes you to Thekkady. Dinner at your hotel Shalimar Spice Resort.
January 11, 2007
After morning lecture, time at leisure to enjoy an ayurvedic massage and a swim in the lovely pool. Late afternoon private boat ride on Lake Periyar. Return for dinner to Shalimar Spice Garden.
January 12, 2007
Morning lecture with Dr. Bedi. Late afternoon visit to a spice and tea plantation. Dinner at Shalimar Spice Garden.
January 13, 2007
After breakfast and meeting, drive to Kumarakom. On the way lunch at a Plantation Bungalow where you enjoy a delicious Kerala home cooked feast and meet the owners of the plantation. After lunch view a rubber plant extraction demonstration, then continue the drive to Kumarakom. Check-in at your hotel, the Coconut Lagoon for a three night stay. (www.cghearth.com).
January 14, 2007
Morning lecture. Rest of the morning at leisure to enjoy a yoga class, an ayurvedic massage and a swim in the beautiful pool overlooking lake Vembanad. Late afternoon visit to the Old Mosque and Church outside Kottayam by auto-rickshaws. Evening boat cruise to watch a glorious sunset over Lake Vembanad with a sitar and tabla player.
January 15, 2007
After breakfast and morning meeting, drive to Philipkutty’s Farm, a traditional Syrian Christian home located in the backwaters for an exquisite home cooked lunch. After lunch enjoy a backwater cruise on a traditional rice barge that takes you through the colorful canals and across Lake Vembanad. Return to your hotel early evening.
January 16, 2007
After breakfast and the morning meeting, leave to drive to Cochin and check into your hotel, Taj Malabar Hotel. (www.tajhotels.com) In the evening witness the make-up session that is demonstrated before a Kathakali dance performance, the popular art form of Kerala, referred to as the first theatre imagination of the world, owing to its elaborate costumes, ornaments and facial make-up.
January 17, 2007
After breakfast and the morning meeting, visit the Dutch Palace Museum, St. Francis Church and walk through the Jewish Town visiting the Synagogue. Bargain in the lovely antique shops in the old part of the town. At sunset, enjoy a cruise on Cochin Harbor, passing through Wellington Island, Bolgatty Islands, and fishing boats and ending up at the Chinese Fishing Nets. These huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast. Erected here between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles.
January 18, 2007
Breakfast and concluding morning meeting. Afternoon transfer to Cochin Airport for your flight to Bangalore where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the International Terminal for your flight home.
January 19, 2007
Depart shortly after midnight for your flight home. Arrive in the U.S. the same day in the afternoon.
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