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Learning Objectives for Summer Study Programs 2017
Ancient Myths for Modern Times - July 10-14, 2017
Monday, July 10: Homer's Penelope: Walking the Path of the First Heroine in the Western Canon
1. Discuss Homer's Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope and her worldview, with particular focus on Book I and Books XIX-XXIII.
2. Apply the analytical theories and methods of C.G. Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Michael Conforti, Yoram Kauffman, and narrative theory to articulate the archetypal background that shapes Penelope's story.
3. Enter the story and engage the Muse through techniques of creative imagination and deep play, such as active listening, story telling, active imagination, voice dialogue, writing, drawing, and movement.
4. Identify core archetypal patterns and qualities in Penelope's personality, such as herois (heroine), Sacred Queen, master weaver, periphron (wide-seeing, wily-minded), arete (virtue, excellence), empadon/empados (steadfastness), metis (wisdom), and one who is loyal to that which she loves.
5. Discuss major components in Penelope's legend, such as her family background, the circumstances through which she became the first heroine, and the first single working mother in the Western Canon, and how she received the name "Penelope."
6. Identify the primary goddesses that constellate in Penelope's world, and describe how they function in that world, for example, Athene, Goddess of Wisdom and Weaving; Artemis, Hunter and Protector Goddess; Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty and Love; Hestia, the Mother Fire, and Goddess of Home and Hearth; and Hera, Goddess and guardian of the Sacred Marriage.
7. Use mythic frames of reference and imagery a therapeutic context.
8. Discuss several situations where Penelope's story and goddess archetypes are active in the today's world.
Tuesday, July 11: Trauma, Temenos and Transformation: Alchemy, Myth and Human Development
1. To apply the study of myth to the life and work of the participant
2. Describe the "Biological Plan" and list impediments to the development of the psyche
3. Explain the basis and importance of Temenos, identifying a personal temenos
4. Compare and contrast situations in a myth to actual life situations
5. Apply myth as a tool for understanding the vicissitudes of life.
Wednesday, July 12: Narcissistic Injury in Polynesian and Inuit Myths
1. Discuss healthy narcissism and its effects upon ambition, relationship with others, and creativity.
2. Discuss injury to narcissism, what may cause it, and how we defend against it.
3. Understand grandiosity, its constructive value and its destructive potential.
4. Discuss envy and its relationship to narcissistic injury.
5. Understand how some of these psychological issues are exemplified in curent american politics.
6. Practice psychological interpretation of symbolic images in myths (and dreams).
Thursday, July 13: The Odyssey: Masculine Individuation and the Anima
1. Describe and understand the process of individuation
2. Better understand incorporation of the anima/animus in the psyche.
3. Explain how these psychological concepts articulated in the modern world were also understood in the ancient world using a different vocabulary and images.
Friday July 14: The Tragic Hero in Modern Times
1. Identify the nature of ego inflation and describe its effect on the creation of difficulties in a person's life.
2. Identify the nature of ego deflation and describe its effect on the creation of difficulties in a person's life.
3. Explain how the inability to recognize his or her shadow can lead to the creation of difficulties in a person's life.
4. Discuss the importance of holding the opposites in the individuation process.
Cosmos from Chaos: Living Consciously in a Troubled World - July 17-21, 2017
Monday, July 17: Living Consciously in a Troubled World
1. Identify three coping strategies used by people in a world gone awry.
2. Describe the importance of holding the opposites as it can help one to cope with external chaos.
3. Discuss how owning one's own shadow can help one deal with external chaos.
4. Describe how being "the other" in society's view can help or hinder one's individuation.
Tuesday, July 18: The Union of Jungian Psychology and Spirituality: A Compass for Conscious Living
1. To learn the history and influences of C.G. Jung's religious family background and his search for a religious function in the psyche.
2. To learn the mystic's that influenced C.G. Jung's thinking on the numinous and the divine-human relationship.
3. To learn C.G. Jung's Map of the Psyche and its basis for understanding the archetypal level of the psyche as the origin of the numinous and the heart of the individuation process.
4. To understand how C. G. Jung's psychoanalytic approach to spirituality can contribute to the creation or destruction of the world and how it is a compass for conscious living.
5. To learn different Jungian Psychoanalytic therapeutic approaches to consciousness.
6. To discuss C.G. Jung's quote: 'Everything now depends on man.' Jung 1969d: 459
7. To distribute a bibliography to participants that can enhance student's further study/research on the seminar topic.
Wednesday, July 19: The Magic of the Other
1. Identify three Jungian Psychology theories: Shadow, Opposites and Complexes and their relationship to the Jungian concept of Other.
2. Integrate new knowledge that supports the exploration of personal self-identified complexes.
3. Recognize, label and discuss at least three American cultural complexes that have led to intergenerational Collective societal problems.
Thursday, July 20: The Shadow Unmasked
1. Gain greater awareness and insight into the effects of inner psychological material related to the Cosmos and relationships with others.
2. Increase knowledge of the concept of Shadow in Jungian psychology and its use in clinical practice of personal transformation and development.
3. Broaden depth of understanding of how Jung developed the concept of the Shadow.
4. Gain expertise in recognizing and using this basic Jungian concept in their lives and in the cultural collective.
Friday, July 21: Falling Apart and Coming Together: Living consciously through times of upheaval and uncertainty
1. To gain understanding of Jung's map of the psyche.
2. To appreciate the unique role of projection in regards to the evolution of consciousness.
3. To understand symptomatic mood states as cultural phenomena.
4. To devise strategies and attitudes to engage difficult affects in a life affirming way.
5. To learn about the Tarot and its symbolic meaning within the context of Jungian psychology.
6. To encourage the use of the imagination in the service of psychological growth.
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