Christian Mysticism and the Secret of Knowing God

5 Wednesdays
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA
Beginning November 10, 2021 (excluding November 24)

Instructor: Brother Damien Joseph, SSF

There are no CE’s offered for this course


Recent years have seen a renewal of interest in mysticism of various kinds, including the mystical tradition within Christianity.

It’s easy to think of Christianity as a set of doctrines and beliefs, as a systematic theology of right and wrong ideas, and as a way of knowing about God. But throughout the church’s history, another way has always persisted —sometimes dominant, sometimes neglected or mistrusted, or even actively suppressed. This is the tradition of the mystics, whose pursuit is not solely or primarily to know about God, but rather to know God, in a personal and experiential way. 

Our goal will be to become familiar with some of the basic concepts and imagery of mysticism, and to encounter a few examples of mystical writing in hopes of enriching our own spiritual lives and practice, and as a challenge to approach God not merely through knowledge but also through experience. While the course content focuses on mystical theology itself, opportunity will be provided to discuss intersections and applications to Jungian thought. 

We will approach this goal with a broad introductory session followed by four sessions looking at examples from individual mystical writers, in this case, all from the Franciscan tradition: Clare of Assisi, Ramon Llull, Bonaventure, and Angela of Foligno.


Session 1: Ascensio - the soul’s ascent into God
What is mysticism?  In this introduction to mystical thought, we’ll take a brief look at the definitions, history, and major themes of mysticism as a movement in Western Christianity. We’ll also identify examples of major mystical thinkers for further reading and study.

Session 2: Contemplatio - fixing the mind on God
We will consider a mystical approach to contemplation using brief selections from letters of Clare of Assisi, her imagery of “the Mirror of Eternity,” and her instructions to a Sister on her method of contemplative prayer.

Session 3: Dilectio - the delights of God’s love
We will sample the rich (and historically often controversial) theme of romantic and even erotic love as an image for knowing God, specifically through selections from Ramon Llull’s Book of the Lover and the Beloved. We’ll also briefly touch on this theme’s roots in the Biblical Song of Songs.

Session 4: Passio - knowing God in suffering
The cross, suffering, and death of Christ may seem an unlikely ground for a way of contemplation often associated with “raptures” and “ecstasy,” but it is in fact central to the mystical vision. We’ll look at excerpts of Bonaventure’s reflections on the Cross and Passion of Christ, and on Francis of Assisi as an example of mystical union with Christ.

Session 5: Ablatio - the way of negation and unknowing
The pinnacle of experiencing God, according to virtually all of the great mystics, is the entry into a state of unknowing, beyond conceiving or describing. In this session, we’ll use selections from Angela of Foligno’s Memorial to approach the mystical via negativa (“way of negation”) and the compelling, if counter-intuitive idea of the “darkness of God.”

 


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LOCATION

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REGISTRATION

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.comThe Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.


For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
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Jungian Dream Interpretation

CLOSED

5 consecutive Fridays
6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Time, USA
Beginning October 8, 2021

Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

We don’t know where dreams come from but, from experience, we know their purpose. They show us the next possible step in our developing consciousness. They warn us if we are going astray, encourage us if we need it and offer penetrating insights into our confusion. To interpret dreams we have to be disciplined and logical but also emotional, feeling, imaginative and sensate. Using Jung’s concepts as our guide, we will combine our insights to explore each dream and feel success when the class as a whole recognizes an answer and experiences a deepening of consciousness. We will not work with class members’ dreams. Please bring a dream, with permission, from a family member or friend.

Please look at the suggested readings at this address in advance of the start of this class: www.jungny.com/jungian-dream-interpretation-readings


Learning Objectives
On completion of this class, you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between associations, explanations, and amplifications to a dream image.
  2. Distinguish between Freud's and Jung's use of associations to dream images.
  3. Identify which part of a dream gives the current psychological situation.
  4. Recognize the dream's setting and its importance.
  5. Practice using both logic and imagination in dream analysis.
  6. Identify some physiological reactions of the dreamer which demonstrate a useful interpretation.
  7. Describe the relationship between a dream and the dreamer's psychological progress.
  8. Recognize when a dream may (or may not) be helpful in clinical work.
  9. Recognize what Jung meant by a "true symbol."

Program Information

PROGRAM COSTS

$150 per single-day program registration.
There are no scholarships available for this program.

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TUITION


Full Week Registration
$650

Individual Days
$150 per day


MONDAY CLOSED

Tuesday
The Mother: Archetypal, Spiritual
Personal Goddess
Wednesday
Mystical Themes in the Francis
of Assisi’s Canticle
of Brother Sun and Sister Moon 
Thursday
C.G. Jung’s Quest
to Know the Unknowable
Friday
C.G. Jung and Religion
after the Death of God

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Jungian Dream Interpretation  

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LOCATION

These are all online courses, given through the program Zoom.
Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us


REGISTRATION

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.comThe Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.


For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
Email: cgjungny@aol.com
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A New Face of the Divine

5 consecutive Mondays
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA
Beginning November 8, 2021

Instructor: Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

In traditional astrology, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter every 20 years is referred to as the Great Conjunction or the King Maker. After approximately 200 years of conjunctions in earth signs, their ‘mutation’ conjunction in December of 2020 in the air sign, Aquarius, marked a new era. The ‘ruler’ or highest value of collective consciousness is shifting from material consolidation and security (earth) to new ideas and systems of communication (air).

The class will explore these two archetypes, looking at astronomical history, astrology, and the father/son Kronos and Zeus in Greek mythology, to understand how these energies can be experienced both collectively and individually. We will use the Medieval notion of correspondia as a lens to understand symbolic perception of the phenomena of planetary movement and its relationship to Jung’s idea of the archetypal field and Hillman’s notion, “archetypal seeing through” the levels of inner and outer experience. We will consider how Saturn in Aquarius in Jung’s natal chart corresponds to his psychology, to his work, and to its relevance to this time. We will also draw connections to this configuration in the charts of other individuals.

Taking an archetypal, psychological approach to astrology, the class is intended to broaden our understanding of Jung’s archetypal theory and increase our capacity for symbolic thinking. We will cover fundamental meanings of the astrological symbols as needed, but if you have no knowledge of astrology, I recommend Clare Martin’s Mapping the Psyche: An Introduction to Psychological Astrology, Volumes 1 and 2.

 


Learning Objectives

  1. To discuss Jung’s archetypal theory and theory of synchronicity
    through the symbolic linking of the narrative of astronomical phenomena, the
    astrological symbols, and Greek mythology.
  2. To explain ways that astrology illuminates the relationship of the individual
    psyche to archetypal principles.
  3. To strengthen symbolic perception.
  4. To identify astrological underpinnings of Jung’s thought.

FACULTY

William Baker, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is currently on the faculty at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and serves as a member of the editorial staff at the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. 

Ilona Melker, LCSW, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist.  She has taught and lectured at the C.G. Jung Foundation and at national conferences.  She has contributed to professional journals.  She is in private practice in Manhattan and Princeton, New Jersey.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art.  She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.  Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.  

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City.  He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research.


TUITION

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.

A New Face of the Divine

General Public
Members/Students

LOCATION

These are all online courses, given through the program Zoom.
Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us


REGISTRATION

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.comThe Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.


For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
Email: cgjungny@aol.com
Web address: www.cgjungny.org
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How Do We Strengthen Our Consciousness to Deal with Inner and Outer Challenges?

5 consecutive Mondays
7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern Time, USA
Beginning November 8, 2021

Instructor: David Rottman, MA

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

Jung famously said that a person should not try to haul in a fish that’s larger than his boat.

Exactly how do we strengthen and enlarge the capacity of our ego-consciousness (our “boat”) to deal with powerful negative emotions such as discouragement and anxiety, and powerful positive emotions such as inspiration and love?

In this course we will discuss how Jung’s discoveries about the human psyche can help us in our experience of our inner world, and also how a strengthened consciousness helps us to relate to others at work, in the family, and in close relationships. We will also explore Jung’s ideas about how we deal with changes in the outer environment.

While Jung is most often identified with concepts such as the archetypes of the collective unconscious, he said his focus with his patients was on helping to them to relate to the realities of their daily living—through the individual process of augmenting conscious awareness. We will focus both on how strengthening and enlarging consciousness involves differentiating and separating from factors that interfere with living creatively, and how integrating and assimilating new ideas and attitudes builds up the lived experience of “what it means to be me.”

Readings will consist of weekly handouts of quotations from Jung’s work and the work of his pupil Marie-Louse Von Franz.

Supplementary Texts:
The Way of the Image, Yoram Kaufmann
The Symbolic Quest, Edward C. Whitmont


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the principles of assimilation, integration, and differentiation from a Jungian perspective.
  2. Define the elements of a “psychological attitude” and its likely positive and negative consequences.
  3. Identify the presence of the “transcendent function” in daily life.
  4. Summarize the role of the unconscious in presenting images that offer revitalization to consciousness.

TUITION

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.

How Do We Strengthen Our Consciousness to Deal
with Inner and Outer Challenges?

General Public
Members/Students

LOCATION

These are all online courses, given through the program Zoom.
Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us


REGISTRATION

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.comThe Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.


For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
Email: cgjungny@aol.com
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Active Imagination in Dream Art

5 consecutive Wednesdays
6:00 – 7:30 pm. Eastern Time, USA
Beginning October 6, 2021

Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

Join us in a five-week Dream Art workshop and sculpt, draw, paint, dance, write, or compose music from the depths of psyche.  Jungian analyst and two-time Gradiva Award winner Maria Taveras will conduct this workshop using the Zoom platform.  Participants will translate an image from one of their own dreams or spontaneous images in any expressive form they feel conveys the intrinsic meaning of the image and learn the creative process that C.G. Jung calls “active imagination.”  Taveras will guide participants with psyche’s expressions individually. This intimate experience will be a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the hidden knowledge that is possessed by the unconscious as sources of creativity that broadens and deepens their relationship with their inner life.

Maria Taveras describes the Dream Art process in her own art as a sculptor in this way:
My approach is drawn exclusively from my dreams and active imagination.  My attention is focused on rendering the dream image in its likeness as it begins to develop in manifold ways while noting the emotions, voices, visions, moods, and gestures of the dream image that come up spontaneously or in an evolving mental picture of it. This gradually leads to a visual and verbal dialogue that takes place throughout the creative process, in the studio or not, while sculpting the dream image. This visual and verbal dialogue is a constant reverie of questions and reflections, in conversation with the image.  The sculpture is, as it were, a “living symbol.”

This creative process opens the imagination and the heart to experience the channeling of divergent currents pulsing through the emotions. The challenge is psychic in nature – as the content that is being worked out progresses toward the final, formal manifestation of its essential destiny.  The creative process slowly begins to bring into consciousness the experience of it as it metamorphoses in a deep and powerful way.  At this point, it is difficult to know “who” or “what” is leading me or the sculpture, for the creative process takes on a life of its own. The visual and verbal dialogue is continuous all through the process. When the sculpted image is completed and externalized, my relationship to it shifts. The image is now a formal sculptural form endowed with the experiences of feeling my way through the image. The dream image has become a part of me consciously, and I begin to relate to it as a profoundly vital aspect of my own personality. I understand my sculpted dream images to be the pantheon of my psyche.


Learning Objectives:

  1.  Explain the importance of dreams in Jungian psychoanalysis: Jung’s methods of dream interpretation:  The Creative Process of Form and Content in Active Imagination, Amplification, Individual Symbol Formation, and Individuation Process
  2. State the difference between ancient religious and mythological notions about the source and purpose of dreams and modern psychological theories.
  3. Discuss how dreaming has been depicted historically in art as a prophetic verbal and visual revelation from another dimension, which psychoanalysis now calls the unconscious.
  4. Explain how artists over the centuries have rendered in impressively profound images the phenomenon of dreaming as an activity essential to the transformation and expansion of consciousness.
  5. By painting dreams of their own in class, participants will directly embody the relation between art and psyche and then have an opportunity to share with other participants their uniquely personal experience of the creative process.

FACULTY

William Baker, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is currently on the faculty at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and serves as a member of the editorial staff at the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. 

Ilona Melker, LCSW, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist.  She has taught and lectured at the C.G. Jung Foundation and at national conferences.  She has contributed to professional journals.  She is in private practice in Manhattan and Princeton, New Jersey.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art.  She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.  Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.  

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City.  He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research.

Program Information

PROGRAM COSTS

$150 per single-day program registration.
There are no scholarships available for this program.

YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. HERE IS HOW TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD:
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TUITION

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.

Active Imagination in Dream Art 

General Public
Members/Students

LOCATION

These are all online courses, given through the program Zoom.
Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us


REGISTRATION

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.comThe Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.


For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
Email: cgjungny@aol.com
Web address: www.cgjungny.org
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