Visiting the Land of Oz: A Study of the Archetypes of an American Myth

 Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:00am– 3:00pm Eastern Time, USA

A Daylong Zoom Seminar Led by: Jeanne Creekmore, PhD, ATR-BC

Contact hours: 4 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

When the movie The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, it was already well known to four generations of children who had read the original series of books by Frank L. Baum. The iconic songs and imagery of this MGM classic have inspired subsequent adaptations in books, plays, and movies, suggesting that this story still contains relevant issues for our time. 

Since Dorothy’s experience in Oz resembles a dream, we will use Jung’s method of dream analysis to understand the meanings of this myth. We will identify the archetypal motifs embodied in the characters of this story as they set out on their journey to Oz with particular attention paid to the orphan archetype and positive and negative aspects of the mother archetype. Seminar participants will be asked to share dreams, active imaginations, or creative work that relates to an image or character in this story in order to deepen our understanding of these archetypes (see assignment below).

Assignment:  Identify a character or symbol in the movie that resonates with you. Then engage this character (or object) by doing an active imagination or some kind of creative work: write a poem about it, create a dance or a piece of art based on this character. Please email a photo of your work to drjcreekmore@comcast.net one week before we meet.

Required Readings:
1. Jung, C.G. (1959). The Psychological aspects of the mother archetype.
(Trans. R.F. C. Hull). In C. G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious: Vol 9i (pp.
75-110). USA: Princeton University Press.  (Original work published 1938).

2. Jung, C. G. (1960). On the Nature of Dream Analysis. (Trans. R. F. C. Hull).
In C. G.Jung, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche: Vol 8 (2nd Ed.) (pp. 281 – 295).
(Original work published 1945)

Supplemental Readings:
1. Baum, L. F. (1982).  The Wonderful World of Oz. New York: Holdt, Rinehart, & Winston.
(Original work was published in 1900 as The Wizard of Oz).

2. Pearson, C. S. (1998). The Hero Within: Six archetypes we live by. New York:
Harper Collins. Read chapter 2 on the Orphan archetype (pp. 33 – 63).

Film:  
LeRoy, M. (Producer), & Fleming, V. (Director). (1939). The Wizard of Oz (Motion Picture). United States: M-G-M.

Jeanne Creekmore, PhD, ATR-BC, is a Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Washington, DC, area. She is also a registered and board certified art therapist. She is a graduate of the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and holds a doctorate from the Clinical Psychology program of the Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, the American Art Therapy Association, and the Potomac Art Therapy Association.  She is also co-Director of the Philadelphia Jung Seminar sponsored by the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.


 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. To explain the grand patterns of human evolution that has been seen in the large collective cycle.
  2. To discuss the archetypal themes embedded in the COVID-19 pandemic both in the imagery and in the astrology of its spread.
  3. To explore what might lie ahead in terms of the evolution of human consciousness that speaks to the age of Aquarius.
  4. Apply the concepts presented to explore personal shifts in thinking and values as a result of the pandemic.

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.

Program Information

PROGRAM COSTS

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

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Contact hours: Four CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0350.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0015.

C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.


LOCATION

Saturday, December 4, 2021: 10:00am–3:00pm
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


TUITION

Visiting the Land of Oz:
A Study of the Archetypes of an American Myth

Members/Students, $90  | General Public, $100


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