Intensive Program 2: The Shadow

July 15-19, 2019

In our second week we will explore aspects of the Shadow in mythology, social and political movements, individuation, and culture and media.  We begin this week with the story of Medusa and the healing aspect of the shadow. We will examine the masculine shadow in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and how this archetype can serve as an initiator for young men. On the third day we branch out to shadow elements in collective movements such as #MeToo, MAGA and Black Lives Matter as appeals to be heard rather than despised.  We then suggest ways to befriend the shadow and find soul. The week concludes with a look at “Utopia’s Shadow” and what Jung had to say about modern media and mass suggestion and “generalized media disorder.”


Monday, July 15
9:00– 10:00 am

Registration, Welcome and Orientation
10:00 am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:00 pm

Medusa, Shadow of the Victim

The story of Medusa, with its long history in film, psychology and mythological studies, has been seen as depicting feminine rage, the Nasty Woman, and a rape narrative.  For this class, we will examine the story of Medusa as a tale that depicts the making and healing of an aspect of shadow. We will explore the meaning of shadow and its effects on our lives, especially on the psyche of the unconscious victim. The Medusa myth proves particular instructive in that it demonstrates the etiology and trajectory towards healing.

Instructor: Julie Bondanza, PhD

Tuesday, July 16
10:00 am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:00 pm

The Archetype of the Chthonic Masculine Shadow
in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a poem, a romance, a fairytale for adults that was written down around 1400 in England by an unknown author. The two main protagonists in this story are the youthful rising star, Sir Gawain, nephew of King Arthur, and champion of Queen Guinevere.  The other is the Green Knight, a mysterious “marvel” from the Land of Fairie, the Otherworld.  He is the initiating dark god, and comes with transformative potential for this youthful knight.  Chthonic in nature, and originating from deep within the earth, he blows in like a mighty storm, and transforms life through shape shifting events. The Green Knight symbolizes masculine fertility and instinct.  He is the indestructible life force. At the celebration of Mid-Winter he boldly rides on horseback into the court carrying a holy branch in one hand, and an axe in the other.  From there he proceeds to challenge King Arthur to the “beheading game.”  Silence fills the halls, as Sir Gawain steps forward to champion his king.

When this generative force of the Green Knight erupts into life something extraordinary and earth shaking is going to happen—something instinctive. The order of things-as-they-are is about to be brought down, reshaped, and recreated for the man or woman who is in its path.  Gawain accepts the Fairie’s challenge.  Little does he realize that he has just opened the door to the dark night of the soul, the night sea journey.  From this point forward his identity and his assumptions about masculinity and manhood will be reshaped and transformed from the inside out.

What can we learn from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight about the chthonic masculine shadow as initiator and guide of men from youth into mature masculinity? Where do we find this fertilizing and generative archetype today? And once we have found it, how can we be creative and find ways to integrate it into our individual life and collective meaning system? During this workshop we use the trajectory of the story as our guide. In addition to this fairy tale we will work with other stories, dreams, current events, and personal experience to elaborate on this question.

Text:  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo, translation by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Instructor: Bonnie Damron, PhD, LCSW

Wednesday, July 17
10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 – 4:00 pm

The Disruptive as Dialogue Partner

Arising into contemporary awareness, many collective movements present as “Shadow” longing to be heard rather than despised or identified with - #MeToo, MAGA, Yellow Vests, Black Lives Matter, Sexual Abuse Victims, Displaced Persons, Asian “non-recognition,” and so forth. We shall draw upon Jung and other theoretical perspectives on the “Shadow” so that we may enter more fully into a necessary “intergroup dialogue.”  Location: TBA

Instructor: Harry W. Fogarty, PhD

Thursday, July 18
10:00 am – 12:30 pm, & 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Befriending the Shadow and Finding Soul

The drive to "know thyself" is hardwired into our very being. This journey with and to ourselves is what Jung called Individuation. Our life task is to confront ourselves as we explore our potentials, and our gifts, toward an experience of our soul. However, early life knocks us down with hurts and wounds block our way in this task. We hide parts or ourselves because it is safer.  We deem certain parts unacceptable and we push them away.  Part of our individuation journey to locate and recover these long-lost parts ourselves to rediscover life, and the experience of SOUL.

In this day-long interactive workshop, we will dive into the shadow and befriending the parts of ourselves that we have lost.  In the honest and courage task of working with ourselves, we find life energy and our destiny. We will engage in practical exercises that will deepen student’s awareness of themselves and individuation journey.  Students will be able to incorporate the material into their daily lives afterwards to live more authentic and compassionate lives.

Instructor: Christina Becker, MBA, RP

Student Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm:

Friday July 19
10:00 am – 12:30 pm, & 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Utopia’s Shadow, Inside the Wall and onto the Net:
Jung and the Mediated Spirit of Our Time

Jung was wary of “the most modern media of mass suggestion” because of his doubt about our inability to handle their effects: “We are the danger, psyche is the great danger!” With a concern for the eventual breakdown of the individual in our “society of the spectacle,” this class will explore Jung’s critique of “modern man,” and review psychotherapeutic treatment skills for the symptomatology of “generalized media disorder.”
Instructor:  Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R


Summer Study 2019 Faculty

Mary Y. Ayers, PhD, LCSW-C, is the author of Mother-Infant Attachment and Psychoanalysis: The Eyes of Shame, winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Gradiva Award (2004) and Masculine Shame: From Succubus to the Eternal Feminine. She currently works in private practice in Maryland.

Christina Becker, MBA, Dip Analy Psych, is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in private practice in Toronto, Canada, and the author of The Heart of the Matter: Individuation as an Ethical Process. She is a member of the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts, the Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists, and the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists.

Julie Bondanza, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She is Vice President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of NY and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Bonnie L. Damron, PhD, LCSW, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Falls Church, VA. She is a clinician, cultural anthropologist, artist, and storyteller. She has a Masters of Social Work from Catholic University, a Doctorate Degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, and a certificate as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst from the Assisi Institute in Mystic, Connecticut.

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.

Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where he is a supervisor and training analyst. He holds a doctorate in media studies, and masters’ degrees in theology and social work.

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and diplomate Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, PA. Her writings have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, Quillette, and Areo. Along with two colleagues, Lisa produces the weekly podcast This Jungian Life, which examines a range of issues from a depth psychological perspective. She is currently working on a book about motherhood as a depth initiation.

David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. He is the author of the book The Career as a Path to the Soul. He is a longtime member of the Foundation faculty and has a private practice in New York City.

Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is President of the Board of the Jung Foundation and a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Institute for Expressive Analysis of New York.


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There are no scholarships or auditor or work-study positions available for these programs and there is no single-course registration.

Program is subject to change without notice.

For those registrants who require lodging, please call the C.G. Jung Foundation at (212) 697-6430 for more information.

The above cost will include:

  • All seminars and workshops
  • Use of C.G. Jung Center facilities
  • Foundation membership for one year
  • Continental breakfast provided daily
  • Student Dinner, restaurant TBA
  • Certificate of Completion for NYS licensed social workers and psychoanalysts

Costs will not include:

  • Air and ground transportation
  • Meals (except as noted above)
  • Individual sightseeing, individual expenses or any item not listed as inclusive with the program
  • Hotel fees

Tax Deductions

Seminars of this type usually meet the requirements for IRS tax deduction, but each individual must consult with a professional tax advisor prior to registration to ascertain eligibility.

Program Registration

Detach and return the registration form with your deposit check of $350 per person per session made payable to the C.G. Jung Foundation or credit card information. Your deposit will be considered an entry of payment toward the total program cost.

The balance of your payment is due no later than July 5, 2019. The right is reserved by the sponsoring organization to cancel the program with refund of applicable program cost.

Cancellation of Registration

There will be a cancellation fee of $200 per person on all cancellations received on or before July 5, 2018.No refunds after July 5, 2018. Only cancellations made in writing will be deemed valid.

Disclaimer of Responsibility

By registering for this program, the seminar member specifically waives any and all claims of action against the C.G. Jung Foundation and its staff for damages, loss, injury, accident, or death due to negligence on the part of any organization or employee providing services included in this Summer Study Program.

Program Information

For more information, call or write:
Janet M. Careswell, PhM, 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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