Continuing Education Courses Spring 2004


Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Armin Wanner, STL
6 consecutive Mondays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Beginning February 23

In this course we will discuss the relevance of mythology in our lives based on the television series The Power of Myth. We will deepen and extend the concept presented in the television series and also critically evaluate Joseph Campbell’s contribution. Please note that this is a six-week course.

Utterances of the Soul: Bible Narratives Unlocked, Part 1
Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, CSW
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m.
Beginning March 1

In recent years, some have proclaimed that the Bible is dead, lacking the authority or energy to inspire any spiritual growth. This is unfortunate, as the Bible contains the crystallized truth of the unconscious. As Jung says, “the Holy Scriptures are also utterances of the soul.” With this in mind, we will look at the Old and New Testaments as myth, that is, as a vital and ultimately valid expression of the deep truths of western humanity.

This class will have three distinct goals. We will learn how to look at any narrative or image as the expression of the unconscious. In this case, our narrative expresses the collective unconscious. The next step is to apply this technique to the biblical narratives and to find out what they mean and imply in today’s language. Finally, each participant will apply these discoveries to his or her own life, grounding the narrative in experience. This course will be offered in two halves, the first looking at the Old Testament and the second looking at the New Testament. Although participation in both halves is not required, it is recommended.

The Way of the Image: Part 1:
Image and Psyche
Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Beginning March 3

All psychic activities produce images of themselves.
C.G. Jung, Spirit and Life

These courses will explore the relationship between psyche, image and culture. Jung’s opus is a testimony to the power and importance of images for human psyche and human culture. For Jung, psyche consists essentially of images which “have a quality of consciousness.” This first course will examine the development of Jung’s thinking about images from a feeling tone complex, through dream and fantasy images, primordial images, symbols, and archetypal images to imaginal aspects of alchemy. We will follow his personal engagement with images that lead to the development of active imagination.

Spring II: Classes begin week of April 12th unless otherwise indicated.

Utterances of the Soul: Bible Narratives Unlocked, Part 2
Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, CSW
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m.
Beginning April 12

This course continues with the themes of Part I, but we will focus on the New Testament. You can enroll for Part 2 without having attended Part 1.

The Way of the Image: Part 2:
Image and Culture
Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Beginning April 14

“We are in truth so wrapped about by psychic images that we cannot penetrate at all to the essence of things external to ourselves.” C.G. Jung, Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology, CW 8, p.353.

The second course will focus on Homo Imaginalis, and his cultural creations. We will explore expression and meaning of images in culture from the Cro-Magnon to the Internet. We will discuss the often-conflicting relationship between images and religion. We will examine the use of images in popular and consumer culture. Special attention will be given to artistic, poetic and musical images.

The Trickster
Royce Froehlich, MDiv, CSW
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Beginning April 14

The objective of this course is to explore trickster energy, an energy that sparks creativity, vitality, and change. Hermes and Mercurius, paragon trickster figures of Western culture, play a prominent role in Jung’s psychology. Through Jung, world religions and mythologies, 20th Century personalities, musicians and artists, we will identify and “play along” with trickster energy. Audio-visual presentations will augment each class.

Myth and Art in Hindu India
Timothy Gus Kiley
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Beginning April 15

This series of slide-illustrated lectures is designed to introduce the rich world of Hindu mythology by way of Indian sculpture, architecture, and miniature painting. Beginning with the grand setting-the Hindu cosmos and its creation-the course will examine the great god Vishnu and his primary avatars, the virtuous prince Rama and the alluring cowherd god Krishna, ponder the profound and paradoxical deity Siva, and explore the diverse and dynamic goddess traditions of India. While presenting basic themes and worldview, the course will also suggest the relevance of Hindu myth to psychological experience and understanding.

Karma and Archetype
Lee Robbins, Ph.D., CSW-R
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:40 p.m.
Beginning April 15

The Western idea of archetype and the Eastern idea of karma imply the existence of psychological life before birth and after death. In his autobiography, Jung writes, “What I feel to be the resultant of my ancestors’ lives or a karma acquired in a previous personal life, might perhaps equally well be an impersonal archetype which today presses hard on everyone and has taken a particular hold on me…”(MDR, 318). If archetypes are transmitted to us via our complexes, as Jung postulates, how does knowledge of these universal principles contribute to our individual well-being and that of the society?

Readings may include: CW 9.1 “On the Psychology of Rebirth, Psychology and the East,” and Harold Coward’s Jung and Eastern Thought, and Pali Cannon: selected sutras on karma.


Royce Froehlich, CSW, MA, MDiv, is an analyst-in-training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and a doctoral candidate in Communications at the European Graduate School, Sass Fee, Switzerland. He is in private practice in New York City and has worked at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Timothy Gus Kiley holds a master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard University, focusing on the study of world mythology. He has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston and has served as an editor at Parabola Magazine and on the advisory board of The Society for Myth and Tradition.

Lee Robbins, Ph.D., CSW-R, is a psychotherapist in New York City. She is on the Faculty of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, where she teaches interdisciplinary seminars in the History of Depth Psychology. She has been a student of Theravada Buddhism for ten years and teaches courses on Jung and Buddhism at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Morgan Stebbins, M.Div., C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He has led seminars at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University.

Armin Wanner, S.T.L., earned his degree from the Institute Catholique de Paris and is a practicing Jungian analyst in New York. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and is on the faculty and board of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of the New School for Social Research and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

General Information


All programs are held at the C.G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, New York City, unless otherwise indicated on the tickets and individual program announcements.


All 5-week courses are $110 for members and $125 for the general public, unless otherwise specified.


The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may register by mail, by telephone or fax with your MasterCard or Visa, or in person at the C.G. Jung Foundation, Monday–Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. FAX # 212-953-3989. Seating is limited and early purchase of tickets 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.

First Tuesday Lunch Forum

Tuesdays: February 3, March 2, April 6 or 13, May 4: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, the effects of September 11th, AIDS, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch – coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.

February 3
Armin Wanner, STL, In Search of Soul

March 2
Gary Trosclair, DMA, Special Mardi Gras Report:
Dionysus is Alive and Well and Living in New Orleans

Jung said that the Gods and archetypes were not just age-old textbook relics, but alive and with us today. One of the most visceral examples of this happens when Dionysus manifests in New Orleans each year for the winter rites known as Mardi Gras. His appearance has relevance and meaning even for those of us far away from New Orleans. This presentation will explore the significance of the Dionysian archetype of ecstasy, liberation, and renewal, tracing his wanderings and visitations through history up to present day Mardi Gras. Dr. Trosclair’s presentation will include slides and music of Dionysus in action in myth, and at Mardi Gras.

Gary Trosclair, CSW, Doctor of Musical Arts, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan and Westchester County. He has taught at the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, the City University of New York, and the State University of New York.

April 6 or 13

May 4
Susan Scott, Ph.D., Healing with Nature (booksigning)

Dr. Scott will speak about her new book, which shows how the simple act of walking in nature can be a profound healing process available to everyone.

Continuing Education Course – Special Series

The C. G. Jung Foundation
for Analytical Psychology
The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Power, Passion, and Redemption

Jungian Perspectives on
Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung
and Parsifal

A Series of Four Thursday evening lectures,
March 4, 11, 18, and 24, 2004
beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m.

Jung and Wagner: Transformation and Musical Symbolism in the Ring
March 4, 2004, Gary Trosclair, CSW, DMA

Jung and Wagner shared an interest in the importance of bringing the unconscious part of human nature into consciousness through the use of myth and symbols. They also shared an interest in the transformation of character. This talk will suggest how Jung might have interpreted Wagner’s actual music. It will explore Jung’s understanding of symbolism and its role in transformation through the text, music, and motifs of The Ring of the Nibelung, focusing on primarily on Rhinegold.

The Valkyries: Brunnhilde and Her Relationship to the Masculine-The Sins of the Father Visited Upon the Daughter
March 11, 2004, Alane Sauder MacGuire, MBA, CSW

Brunnhilde is arguably the ultimate hero of The Ring. In The Valkyries, she defies her powerful father and collective morality by choosing to defend Siegmund. In Jung’s language, she individuates by moving from an identity of father’s daughter to the suffering of a deeper moral imperative. This lecture will explore Wagner’s development of the marvelous Brunnhilde.

Gotterdammerung . . . Apocalypse Now?
March 18, 2004, Laurie Layton Schapira, RN, MSN

The Twilight of the Gods, Ragnarok, Armageddon, The End of Days…call it what you will. Gotterdammerung is the fourth and final opera comprising Wagner&rsquo:s The Ring. It depicts the culmination of the conflict between love and power, a cycle of misdeeds and revenge, which ends in the destruction of the world. The Ring is Wagner&rsquo:s retelling of Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythology that has largely informed Western Civilization. What insights can this epic tale offer us in our own troubled times?

Parsifal: Spiritual Opera of Redemption
March 24, 2004, Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD

In response to the deeply felt crisis of Western spirit, Richard Wagner composed his opus ultimum-Parsifal. Fifty years later, influenced by the Parsifal myth, C.G. Jung embarked on the project of renewal of Christianity. We will place Wagner’s vision of spiritual salvation on the background of rich Parsifal mythology and development of the Western culture. Using Jung&rsquo:s symbolic approach, we will explore meaning of the symbols in Wagner&rsquo:s opera in the context of individuation.


Alane Sauder MacGuire, M.B.A., C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan. She is on the faculty and board of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and is a graduate of Columbia University, New York University, the Temenos Institute, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

Laurie Layton Schapira, R.N., M.S.N., is a filmmaker as well as a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. She is Admissions Coordinator and a member of the faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she teaches Norse Mythology and the psychology of the feminine. She is the author of The Cassandra Complex, a Jungian perspective on hysteria.

Gary Trosclair, C.S.W., D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts), is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. He teaches at the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and has taught music at the State University of New York and the City University of New York.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. He is a graduate of the New School for Social Research and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education program and is a workshop leader.