Continuing Education Courses — Fall 2005
The C.G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education courses are five-week and ten-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.
Fall I: Classes begin week of September 26, 2005
10 consecutive Mondays, 6:30 – 8:10 p.m. (excluding October 3, 2005) Beginning September 26, 2005
Instructor: Morgan Stebbins, M.Div., C.S.W.
This course will look at some of the models of transformation set out in Jung's work and compare them to representations of other transformational processes, both historical and present-day. Jung's most famous model is known as the way of the hero, but this is by no means the only one. Gnostic ascendance, Buddhist concepts of enlightenment, and different kinds of religious conversion will all be considered. Mythic narrative can be seen as the collective representation of personal psychic processes, so we will explore a number of heroic and non-so-heroic images of transformation from East and West, but focusing on the Jung's vocabulary of individuation and the various Buddhist descriptions of enlightenment. We are in a period of psychic and political expansion and upheaval, and understanding the confluence of unconscious influences can help orient us and give more options for personal understanding.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:40 p.m. (excluding October 12, 2005)
Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D.
Jung viewed culture as the externalization of the psyche. Since Jung's day, the social-cultural landscape has changed dramatically. Globalization, information technologies and digital environments have generated rapid, ongoing shifts in our experience of everyday phenomena. The global Zeitgeist dis-orients not only individuals, institutions and entire societies, but has altered the very notion of “reality” itself, which now needs an adjective: “actual,” to distinguish it from “virtual” reality. We will explore the significance of these phenomena for Jung’s notion of “culture” as the manifestation of the psyche. We will draw on ideas of C.G. Jung, James Hillman, Raphael Lopez-Pedraza, Wolfgang Giegerich, Jean Baudrillard, Martin Heidegger, among others.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. (excluding October 12, 2005)
Instructor: Armin Wanner, S.T.L.
This course will introduce the basic principles of the psychology of C.G. Jung: consciousness, the personal unconscious, symbols, dreams, archetype, ego, persona, shadow, anima/animus, the Self, and individuation. Readings, lectures, and group discussion will lead participants toward an understanding of these concepts.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:40 p.m. (excluding October 13, 2005)
Instructor: Maxon J. McDowell, Ph.D., C.S.W.
Jung observed that “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.” The source of our dreams seems to look at us objectively. It offers corrections when we are off-center. It suggests action we might take and its likely outcome. Dream analysis requires not only a structure of logic but also symbolic thought. We will explore both aspects in this class. Dream analysis is a complicated skill that can only be learned slowly: this class will be appropriate for all, whether or not you have taken other classes on the subject. We will not analyze participants’ own dreams: participants will be asked to bring dreams (with permission) from friends or family.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. (excluding October 13, 2005)
Instructor: Ami Ronnberg, M.A.
In this seminar we will look at astrology as a symbolic system by using the wealth of images in ARAS. We will focus on the twelve signs of the zodiac — and the gods that rule them — as expressions of archetypal forces, indicating how we process experience. Astrology has been called the earliest form of psychology and presents a unique map of the individuation process. No previous knowledge about astrology is necessary.
Fall II: Classes begin week of November 7, 2005
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:40 p.m. (excluding November 23, 2005)
Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D.
We are estranged from what is the most familiar — Heraclitus
Throughout history, monsters have had a terrible press in human culture. They have served as imaginal [and now increasingly virtual] training grounds for the killing practice of heroes-to-be — although to be fair, the monsters made the heroes and their dismembered bodies made the world. Not bad for such universally [Chinese dragons notwithstanding] feared and despised creatures. Down with the heroes! We need a monster liberation movement! These days they have become endangered species: hiding under kids’ beds and threatened by Disney-ification. It is high time that the monsters’ contribution to imagination and psyche be thoroughly re-evaluated. In this course, we will give the credit where the credit is due. We will look at the familiar heroic narratives and examine them with an eye on the monster. In our efforts we will be assisted by writings of Michael Vannoy Adams, James Hillman, C.G. Jung, Donald Kaltched, Alfred Ribi, and others.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. (excluding November 23, 2005)
Instructor: Armin Wanner, S.T.L.
This course is a continuation of Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology. Through lecture and discussion, participants will gain a deeper understanding of selected principles first introduced in the basic course, as well as explore concepts not yet covered, such as synchronicity, alchemy, and active imagination.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:40 p.m. (excluding November 24, 2005)
Instructor: John M. Lundquist, M.L.S., Ph.D.
One could argue that it is Taoism, of all the Asian religions that Jung studied, that had the greatest impact on him and on his thinking. His collaboration with the Sinologist Richard Wilhelm, with their first joint publications appearing in 1928, was one of the most fruitful of his life. The primary publication that demonstrates the depth of this influence is Jung’s “Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower,” the translation of a Taoist text by Wilhelm. Jung’s Commentary is one of the richest sources of information and knowledge on his views of the Mandala and of Alchemy. In fact, within the structure of the The Collected Works of C.G. Jung, this Commentary is reprinted in the volume on Alchemical Studies. In this course, we will study the Commentary in depth, relating it to a broader understanding of Taoism, and letting the text guide us into a deeper understanding of some of the central issues in Jung’s work, such as the mandala, alchemy, consciousness, the unconscious, the anima and the animus.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. (excluding November 24, 2005)
Instructor: Tobi Zausner, Ph.D.
Through lecture and slide presentation, this course will explore concepts such as the archetypal symbolism in art of the collective unconscious, archetypes of transformation (the underworld, chaos, and creativity), inspiration (the anima, the animus, and the self), and the power of archetypal images (religious, mythological, and political art).
John M. Lundquist, M.L.S., Ph.D., is the Susan and Douglas Dillon Chief Librarian of the Asian and Middle Eastern Division of the New York Public Library. He has taught at Pace University and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Institution, among others. His works include The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth. [class description]
Maxson J. McDowell, Ph.D., C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan. President of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also on the board of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. He is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. [class description]
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. [class description]
Ami Ronnberg, M.A., is Curator and Managing Editor of the ARAS Publication Project. She is presently working on A Dictionary of Symbolic Images. She lectures widely on images and symbols. [class description]
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. He is on the faculty and is a former board member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. [ Class description: Session 1; Session 2 ]
Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association and a graduate of the New School for Social Research and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. [ Class description: Session 1; Session 2 ]
Tobi Zausner, Ph.D., has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Art and Psychology and is also an award-winning painter who has exhibited in major museums. She writes and speaks worldwide on the psychology of art and is Chair of Art/Art History in the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences. [class description]
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 10-week Models of Transformation course is $220 for members and $250 for the general public.
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.
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