First Tuesday Lunch Forums
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, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, 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.
C. G. Jung Center
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
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Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
A Jungian Aesthetic: Art, Active Imagination, and the Creative Process
Speaker: Maria Taveras, LCSW
A hundred years ago, in 1913, when Jung invented active imagination, a female voice from the unconscious said to him that what he was doing was art. Jung disparaged this anima figure as "that aesthetic lady" and protested emphatically: "It is not art!"
In 20th century modern art, there was a famous Freudian aesthetic based on free association – surrealism. Now in the 21st century, especially after the publication of Jung's Red Book, we have an opportunity, for the first time, to develop a Jungian aesthetic based on active imagination. What exactly is the relation between art, active imagination, and the creative process?
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and an award-winning sculptor and painter of "Dream Art." Her website is www. Jungiantherapy.com.
The Story of the Snake in Jung’s Red Book
Speaker: Ami Ronnberg, MA
The snake appears in the very first illustration in Jung's Red Book and becomes a familiar image in many of the paintings that follow. Sometimes Jung comments on the snake-or snakes-and sometimes they are simply present. All the while, as we follow Jung's story, the image of the snake keeps changing.
In this talk, we will look at the snake as an evocative underground companion in our own creative efforts and personal transformation. Fascinating and feared, the snake guides us into the unavoidable depths and deaths of our own snakeskin-shedding times, from which we will (hopefully) return, reborn with our own glimpse of the eternal.
Ami Ronnberg, MA, is Curator of ARAS (The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism). She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, published by Taschen in 2010 as the third volume of the ARAS publication project. She teaches widely on art and symbols.
Information about further upcoming forums will be posted when available.
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