Gilgamesh, Akhnaten: The King Heroes and a Call for a New Ecological Consciousness

Continuing Education: Spring 2020

5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Beginning March 3
Instructor: Ilona Melker, LCSW

Gilgamesh and Akhnaten are two king heroes whose stories from the ancient world inform us about the development of the heroic ego successfully separating from Mother and becoming victorious over Mother Nature. They are both important stories for the development of human consciousness and spirituality.  In this course we will discuss the Epic of Gilgamesh as well as Akhnaten’s contribution to individuation, consciousness and spirituality. We will also look at what happens in the process of individuation when the hero separates from Mother Nature and the ego becomes inflated while cutting down the cedar forest and rejecting, subduing the goddess. We will explore Akhnaten’s story of monotheism and why worshipping the Sun Ra was a one-sided exultation of solar consciousness. We will consider what Jung meant when he stated that, “Nature must not win but she must not lose either.”  In this era of climate change, artificial intelligence, and automation, might we need to invite the Goddess back into our consciousness, uniting the masculine and feminine for the sake of a new consciousness in our collective development? 

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

 

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.

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.

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Tuition

All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members, unless otherwise specified.
There is an additional $25 materials fee for the Art and Psyche: Dreams and Art course.

$150 (MEMBERS)  
$175 (GENERAL PUBLIC)

General Information

Location

Programs are held at the C.G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, New York City, unless otherwise indicated on this announcement. 


Registration

The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may by mail or fax (use registration form, below), or by telephone: pay with your MasterCard or Visa. Or you can register in person at the C.G. Jung Foundation, Monday–Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 p.m. FAX # 212-953-3989. Seating is limited and early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.

Registration Form (required for mail-in or fax registrations only)

Refunds

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.


Continuing Education Spring 2020