Welcome to the C.G. Jung Foundation
Five consecutive Tuesdays, 7.00–8:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA.
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD
Jung said "In each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves." A dream offers correction when we are off-center and suggests action we might take and the likely outcome of that action, all of which threatens our conscious ego that would like to believe that it already knows itself.
A dream is like an all-seeing x-ray. It shows where we are blocked and how we might release the block. But it reads in pictures like hieroglyphs or a poem. Dream analysis is both a science and an art and we will learn both aspects.
An interpretation succeeds when the class as a whole is convinced, when together we experience a deepening of consciousness. You can expect to enjoy this class and to participate actively. By working on dreams you will practice symbolic thinking, which is central to Jung’s understanding of maturation. This class is suitable both for newcomers, and for those who have already taken the previous classes on dreams.
Upcoming Advanced Seminars
January 29 –May 7, 2014 (excluding April 16). 14 weeks.
Instructor:Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC
Jung considered the psyche and dreams as expressions of unconscious processes. According to Jung, difficulties arise in the interpretation of dreams and images because of their unconscious nature. However, Jung determined that dreams are often structured like dramas, and the theater motif and dramatic presentation of the unconscious story can assist in understanding a dream. The dramatic structure of the dream, like that of a Greek drama consisting of a setting, theme, characters, development, crisis and outcome, all contribute to grasping the unconscious language being spoken by the psyche.
Beginning Feb 24th, 5 consecutive Mondays, 12.30-1.30 pm
Instructor Jane Selinske, EdD
An inner journey is undertaken when one listens to and reflects on his or her dreams. Dreams speak through image and symbol and are structured like dramas waiting to be experienced and interpreted. We will learn Jung's Map of the Psyche and will use this map to understand how dreams can be better understood. This class will be didactic and experiential and will provide participants with a variety of skills to interpret their dreams through a Jungian lens.
Beginning Feb 24th, 5 consecutive Mondays, 6.30-8.10 pm
Instructor Fanny Brewster, PhD
In The Spirit in Man, Art and Literature, Jung discusses the relationship between analytical psychology and poetry in consideration of the creative process. Jung's thoughts provide us with an opportunity to express ourselves as writers of poetry. In his discussion of creativity, Jung gives insights into how we are to approach and develop our creative selves, as reflections of the unconscious in its dynamic movements. Poetry as an expression of the Heart supports our interest in delving deeper into unconscious processes which includes our understanding of creativity as a life force energy.
Beginning Feb 25th, 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6.30-8.10 pm.
Instructor John Lundquist, MLS, PhD
This course will introduce students to brief overviews of the primary religious traditions of India, China, Tibet and Japan, and then present the major writings of C.G. Jung on these same religions. The text for the course will be the very accessible paperback, C.G. Jung, Psychology and the East, translated by R.F.C. Hull. This book consists of essays about and introductions to major studies of Eastern religions and to translations of Eastern religious texts written by Jung over many decades.
Beginning Feb 26th, 5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6.30-8.10 pm
Instructor Maxson McDowell PhD, LP
Everyone has some narcissistic injury, even if the effects are only temporary. Injury occurs whenever our self-esteem or sense of self is hurt. We show narcissistic behavior whenever we lose our temper, or seek attention too much, or take a criticism too personally. Narcissistic injuries hurt our relationships, our creativity and our career success, besides stealing our pleasure at achievements and good fortune. Fairy tales from around the world describe narcissistic injuries and hint at how they may be healed.
We regret that this class is fully enrolled. No more students can be accepted
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
Since his confrontation with the unconscious, Jung wrestled with the spirit of the times. Inspired by the spirit of the depths, Jung took upon himself to question the received collective wisdom, psychological and scientific knowledge, in an attempt to provide a critical platform from which to judge values, attitudes, and principles dominating the cultural environment of twentieth century Europe. Although his judgments regarding socio-political-cultural events of the times were sometimes wrong or terribly flawed, he was an engaged, public psychiatrist earnestly struggling to gauge the undercurrents of collective life, understand it psychologically, and provide direction for the healing of the soul. Jung has considered the spirit of the times "a prejudice so deeply rooted that until we give it proper consideration we cannot even approach the problem of the psyche."
5 consecutive Mondays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Beginning April 7
Instructor Jane Selinske, EdD
See the Part 1 description of this course in Spring I semester. Part I and Part 2 can be taken separately or as a continuation.
5 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:40 pm Beginning April 8
Instructor Irina Doctoroff, LMFT, MS
The Caretaker complex is a complex of identity which is formed early in childhood when a parent sees her child as an object she owns for her needs and forces the child to incarnate precariously into the mold of her expectations. Primarily, the mother expects the child to take care of her. As an adult, such a child continues to serve, take care of, and accommodate other people, often at her own expense. We often meet caretaker-identified people in healing and teaching professions. What brings them to therapy is their inability to have full access to their creativity, and to experience true happiness and pleasure.
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm Beginning April 8
Instructor Ilona Melker, LCSW
Sandplay is a non-verbal, non-rational, image-centered form of therapy. The theoretical foundation of sandplay therapy is based on Jungian depth psychology with an additional influence from Eastern philosophy, as its founder Dora Kalff was a practicing Buddhist. We will explore sandplay therapy by viewing images from sandplay processes, learning about its history, and experiencing it first hand as a group. The series is aimed at those who may consider using sandplay in their own work, or those who are interested in this modality for themselves as a way of healing and individuating.
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm, beginning April 9
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
In western culture, we are familiar with stories of a hero's journey. Examples include Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and Beowulf. In this class, we will analyze tales which show an equivalent journey for a woman. These tales from cultures around the world offer insights into a woman's development, showing ways in which that development may differ from a man's. At another level, the archetypal feminine is a part of both women and men's psychology and these tales show how our experience of that archetype may mature.
We regret that this class is fully enrolled. No more students can be accepted
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
In this course, we will deeper our reflection by speculating about manifestations of the spirit depths in our subjective experiences and cultural phenomena. Paradoxically, The Red Book, a century-old text, offers some guidance. It provides a different, revitalizing perspective, which can serve as a timely compensation for our contemporary psychological Zeitgeist. Can we fathom and respond to the spiritual and soulful needs of our confusing, conflicted times? Jung noted that "the primordial images undergo ceaseless transformation and yet remain ever the same, but only in a new form can they be understood anew."
5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm Beginning April 10
Instructor Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv
Jung's 1928 commentary on the Chinese meditation treatise The Secret of the Golden Flower was his first essay devoted to the understanding of Eastern thought in relation to Western Psychology. It was a "missing link" that provided a bridge between his own insights on the nature of consciousness and already established psychological principles found in Taoist and Buddhist philosophies.
A special film presentation
The life and work of Dr. Anthony Stevens - Dr. Anthony Stevens at 80
On April 20, 2013, The C.G. Jung Foundation presented "The Jungian as Scientist and Humanist: A Special Day Honoring Anthony Stevens." Click on this link to view the 50-minute film about the life and work of Dr. Anthony Stevens, which was created in celebration of this occasion.
Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Tuesday, Postponed till March 11, 2014, 12:30–1:30 pm
Speaker: Charles Hall
In Modern Man in Search of a Soul, C.G. Jung made the following statement in a chapter titled, Psychotherapist or the Clergy: "It is no easy matter to live a life that is modeled on Christ's, but it is unspeakably harder to live one's own life as truly as Christ lived his."
If this is the case, then who best to help us uncover and hopefully surmount those blocks that get in our way and wreak havoc in our lives?
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
A First Tuesday Lunch Forum presented by Janice Gary
Our deepest fears are like dragons
Join author Janice Gary, author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, as she discusses her journey of unleashing the past and confronting her fears while walking with her own Cerberus - a one hundred pound Lab-Rottweiler named Barney.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong workshop led by Julie Bondanza, PhD
We regret this workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
Jung writing about his building game: "Naturally, I thought about the significance of what I was doing, and asked myself, 'Now, really, what are you about?'...I had no answer to my question, only the inner certainty that I was on the way to discovering my own myth…This sort of thing has been consistent with me, and at any time in my later life when I came up against a blank wall, I painted a picture or hewed stone. Each such experience proved to be a 'rite d'entrée' for the ideas and works that followed hard upon it." Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong workshop led by Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA
At a time when social media claims to turn anyone into a friend with a computer click and a culture that wants us to believe that loneliness can best be remedied by adding more people to one's life, virtual or otherwise, loneliness, often borne shamefully in secrecy, remains one of the most common complaints and ailments.
In this workshop, we will explore the meaning and possible purpose of loneliness through a Jungian lens. We will reflect on its many different manifestations and qualities and differentiate between a debilitating and stagnating loneliness and the potentially transformational one. Included in our reflections will be the relationship between loneliness and grief and death and dying within life, in its literal as well as symbolical sense. We will focus on what kind of attitude the conscious mind needs to develop when encountering the emptiness where nothing and no one seems to be there.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Day of Jungian Thought in Words and Music, curated byRoyce Froehlich
C.G. Jung listened attentively to voices that spoke from the unconscious, and employed visual art to express his psychic experiences after periods of deep-silence. Curiously, he did not engage the potential in music to enhance his analytic theory. This workshop aims to offer music and sound a more significant place in the world of Jung's psychology.
Jungian themes will be examined in relation to live performances of music by Adam Rudolph based on his recordings Sonic Mandala, Both/And, and Dream Garden. Aural images realized by sound artist Johannes S. Sistermanns will guide interactive listening exercises and sound-creations where the audience becomes a living musical instrument. Workshop participants will also be invited to recount dreams and the Orchestra will create sonic images based on them.
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day-long workshop led byJulie Bondanza
What does it mean to be bewitched? Is it the same as to be enchanted? Does this state always reveal a complex, like the red shoes in the story or the movie of the same name, or the poor frog in The Frog Prince? Of bewitchment and enchantment: Were Tristan and Isolde bewitched? Were Guinevere and Lancelot? What about Merlin and Nimue?
This workshop explores the psychological meaning of bewitchment and the state and feeling of enchantment, using fairy tales and myths, as well as our own possessions and projections.
Upcoming Trip to India
February 7 –18, 2014
Tour of India with Guest Lecturer Ashok Bedi, MD
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York is proud to sponsor the ninth educational tour of India in February 2014. This trip is an opportunity to see India through the lens of analytical psychology. It will allow tour members to perceive the archetypal depths of life and psyche that Indians knew and expressed in their myth and art, and to understand how the experience and expression of these archetypal dimensions greatly influenced culture and civilization. We are honored to have once again as our guest lecturer Dr. Ashok Bedi.
Vol XLIII:2 Summer 2013
From the Editor
— Kathryn Madden
Dream Art: Sculpting the Psyche
— Maria Taveras
The Quicksilver Path
— Claire Keller
The Individuation Project: Implications of a New Myth
— Kiley Q. Laughlin
Mythologies in Relationships and Relationships in Mythologies
— Mary Ellen O'Hare–Lavin and Thomas Patrick Lavin
— Beth Darlington, Review Editor
In Memoriam: Jane White Lewis (1937–2013)
— A personal reflection by Deirdre Barrett
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