Jung the Artist in Search
of the Mysterium Coniunctionis: Individuation, A New Myth

5 consecutive Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm. Eastern Time, USA via Zoom
Beginning March 2, 2022

Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW

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

This course will introduce a comparison and elaboration of C.G. Jung as Artist of the Red Book and Jung’s Analytical Psychology in relation to but not limited to 20th Century artists and their work in search of the spiritual, or the Mysterium Coniunctionis, summarily as Jung did.

A mysterious, unfathomable medium is where the creative process occurs in the Mysterium Coniunctionis, in the unconscious where the emergence of consciousness evolves over time. Jung gives a thorough account of the problems of philosophical alchemy, and in particular of its main endeavor-- the synthesis of opposites. He succeeds in showing that “the world of alchemical symbols does not belong to the rubbish heap of the past, but stands in a very real and living relationship to our most recent discoveries concerning the psychology of the unconscious.”

Using the works of modern artists and writers, we will discuss the structure of the psyche as outlined in Jung’s Analytical Psychology, including the concepts of Ego, The Shadow, Anima and Animus and The Self.  We will also discuss the components of the Conjunction and the meaning and functions of psychological processes of the Conscious, Unconscious and Individuation from a Jungian perspective.  We will aim for a fundamental understanding of the creative process of Individuation as amplified by the instructor’s own art, such as the painting above, Poseidon’s Ear, and that of 20th Century artists. Experiential class participation will include guided Active Imagination of participants’ own dream work.


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

  1. Discuss the Structure of Psyche based on C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology.
  2. Demonstrate a basic rudimentary understanding of the psychological dynamics of psyche.
  3. Demonstrate a basic rudimentary understanding of the components of the Conjunction.
  4. Explain the meaning and functions of the psychological processes of Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation from a Jungian perspective.
  5. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the creative process of Individuation based on the work of C.G. Jung.

FACULTY

Brother Damien Joseph, SSF, is a professed member of the Society of Saint Francis, an order of Franciscan Friars in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. He currently serves as Provincial Secretary for the American Province. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University and completed graduate study at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL (counseling and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA (theology and ministry). He worked in counseling and case management roles in crisis counseling, inpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and correctional counseling. He values his roles as a teacher, a mentor, an advocate and a servant leader.

Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP, is a senior Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  Former President of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also a longtime faculty member. He has taught courses in dream interpretation online and in person for over 25 years.  He has published numerous papers on dream interpretation, Jungian psychology, narcissistic injury, systems theory and autism.

David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is a member of the Jung Foundation’s Continuing Education Faculty. He is the author of The Career as a Path to the Soul. He teaches courses on Jungian psychology in the United States and internationally. He has a private practice and is based in New York.

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, is a Jungian-trained Psychoanalyst, Professor at NYU for 19 years, and a socially responsible design consultant based in NYC.  For over thirty years he has worked at the intersection of creativity, design, psychology, and spirituality. He was a Policy Fellow at the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, a Visiting Scholar at the US Library of Congress, has worked at Columbia University School of Business and General Electric R&D, and has reviewed and evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars in grant applications for the US Government. He was a member of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Visit http://drdavidwalczyk.com .

Program Information

PROGRAM COSTS

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

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

Jung the Artist in Search of the Mysterium Coniunctionis: Individuation, A New Myth

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


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2022 Spring Continuing Education