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.
- 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.
- To explain ways that astrology illuminates the relationship of the individual
psyche to archetypal principles.
- To strengthen symbolic perception.
- To identify astrological underpinnings of Jung’s thought.
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.
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