The C.G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education courses are five-week courses designed to be informative and stimulating both to the general public and to professionals. Our program offers you the opportunity to study and explore analytical psychology, the works of C.G. Jung, and fields of related interest.
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That Which Crosses Me: The Psychological Function of Astrological Saturn
3 consecutive Saturdays, 1:30–4:15 pm
Dates: November 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP
7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists
Astrological Saturn in the natal chart symbolizes the experience in which we are forced by necessity to bring our divine nature down to earth to manifest as our most fully incarnated self. In this class, we will consider the evolution of this archetypal principle in human symbolism in order to understand its psychological roots in our personal experience. Using the astrological chart, we will envision how the force of this archetypal energy defines and sculpts our sense of self as it paradoxically curtails, constricts and denies our most cherished ideals and unconscious assumptions.
The class will take an archetypal, psychological approach to astrology, and is intended to broaden our understanding of Jung’s archetypal theory, increase our capacity for symbolic thinking, and to offer new perspectives on the relationship between ego and archetype or the objective psyche.
We will cover fundamental meanings of the astrological symbols as needed, but if you are unfamiliar with the basic symbolism of the zodiac and planets, or would like a review from a Jungian perspective, I recommend Clare Martin’s Mapping of the Psyche, An Introduction to Psychological Astrology, Vols.1 & 2.
Location: 145 East 29th Street, 1A. Please note that this class has a limited enrollment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the range of an archetypal principle.
- Use astrology to define Jung’s theory of synchronicity.
- Articulate the relevance of astrology as a language of symbolic thinking.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between ego and archetype on a personal level.
- Describe the correspondence between historical formation of a symbol and its psychological function.
Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Cold Spring, NY. She is a teacher and supervisor, and has presented papers on art and astrology at psychoanalytic training colloquia and international conferences. She has previously taught for the C.G. Jung Foundation on the relationship between Jung’s archetypal theory and astrology, and continues with her research into how astrology illuminates key facets of Jung’s theory and the symbolic attitude.
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