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Upcoming Special Programs
Saturday, October 5th 2013: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
John R. Haule, Deirdre Bair, Royce Froehlich, Laurie Layton Schapira, David Rottman
In his keynote address, John Haule will show that C.G. Jung’s analytical vision of a century ago is remarkably supported by the 21st century sciences of evolution: Jung has something to offer science, and Jungian thought has much to gain by following up the implications of recent scientific discoveries.
Deirdre Bair will speak about the need to capture and preserve our analytic history and how we should undertake to assess the contributions of the important figures in its development.
Royce Froehlich will show that, in order to develop an integrated personality, we are well served by taking psyche seriously and attending to it religiously.
Laurie Schapira will explore Jung's legacy in contemporary culture.
David Rottman will begin the conference with opening remarks.
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.
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
September 12 –December 19, 2013 (excluding November 28). 14 weeks.
Instructor:Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv
Jung was a deeply religious man and believed that we are by nature homo religiosus. Fascinated by many of the world's sacred traditions, Jung found in them expressions of a natural tendency toward wholeness and psychic integration. Yet, in spite of this inherent drive, which he called "the individuation process," Jung saw a spiritual crisis in our time and addressed it through personal reflection and a lifetime's dedication to the study of the long history of what theologian Rudolph Otto called The Idea of the Holy.
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.
5 consecutive Mondays,
Instructor David Rottman, MA
The definition that we will use for a "path to the soul" in this course is a way of living in meaningful connection to something greater than our bounded sense of ourselves. We will explore what it means to find a higher purpose in work and in life, particularly by outgrowing problems, and we will ask: what are the best means for us to recognize and support creative opportunities for the development of our individual potential?
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
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.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
We will explore together the elements of Jungian psychology, including: archetype, collective unconscious, persona, shadow, anima and animus, self, consciousness, symbol, spirit, mother complex, father complex, typology, individuation, and inner marriage. We will also explore Jung’s method of interpreting dreams, myths and fairy tales.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 –8:10 pm
Instructor Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
December 12, 2013, will mark the one hundredth anniversary of Jung's foundational descent into the depths of his psyche, leading to the invention of a psychological technique that he would later call "active imagination." Active imagination together with amplification and dream interpretation constitute the three pillars of the Jungian psychoanalytic method of working with the psychological material. The Red Book offers an intimate look into how this technique developed. It portrays Jung as an evolving radical thinker of the soul, confronting the collective wisdom (the spirit of his time) and establishing the foundations of his own psychology project. We will critically examine the evolution of Jung's view of fantasy prior to The Red Book and its gradual leading to the development of active imagination.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00 –7:40 pm
Instructor Georgia Diakos, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Fairy tales have universal appeal. They are found in almost every culture and region of the world. Although the tones and plots may vary, they all include similar universal themes which resonate with our psyches. As a result, they are suited for all individuals regardless of their sociocultural background and previous psychological experience and/or knowledge. Fairy tales are enjoyable, intellectually stimulating, psychologically and emotionally satisfying.
6 Wednesdays, 7:00–– 8:40 pm (This is a six-week course)
Instructor Fanny Brewster, PhD
Joseph Campbell, following in the tradition of C.G. Jung, provided us with a contemporary perspective from which to view our lives, and deepen our life experiences through Mythology. This year is the 25th anniversary of the widely successful The Power of Myth, initially previewed to television audiences in June, 1988.
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor Jane Selinske, EdD
Often when we dream, we wake up with only a snatch of an image, a brief scene or a few words, and we are frustrated because we want more of the dream. We sense that if we could have captured the dream, it might have given us additional insight into our current unconscious. Jung in his wisdom recommended active imagination, which by definition is using techniques to dream the dream forward. Participants in this class will have an opportunity to learn a variety of creative ways to dream the dream forward and hopefully will experience what Jung valued in active imagination.
5 Mondays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW, LP, DMin (cand.)
In its long history, the Bible has been revered, reviled and everything in between. However it is rarely read as transformational symbolic material - so that’s what we'll do! Jung reminds us that all scripture is archaic symbolic truth; that is, it is the expression of the psyche itself, needing only an open mind and a way to translate it. If you bring an open mind, I'll bring a primer in the techniques of symbolic reading as well as an opportunity to plumb this ancient and powerful text for meaning at a collective as well as a personal level. We will explore the texts and themes of creation, of wisdom, of divine failure, sacrifice and rejuvenation to see what new light may emerge from the deep places of this foundational Western text. (Readings will include portions of Genesis, Exodus and the Gospel of John.)
5 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
See the Part 1 description of this course in Fall I semester. If you wish to take Part 2 without taking Part 1 first, please email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Thursdays, 7:00 –8:40 pm
Instructor Harry Fogarty, PhD
We shall read together sections of Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections, consider "death" as part of the Individuation process within life, as well as actual work with the dying, and place these reflections within the context of cultural approaches to death and contemporary understandings, such as "Proof of Heaven."
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, October 1, 2013, 12:30–1:30 pm
Speaker: Fanny Brewster, Ph.D.
Our understanding of Mythology has been deepened by the teaching and writings of Joseph Campbell. His ability to invite us into what appeared as just friendly conversations regarding archetypes and myths, has supported us in becoming mythological thinkers. Mythology matters to us in our every day lives. Growing as mythological thinkers, means developing a deeper way of seeing the world, as well as how we come to be in the world.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong program led by Dick Russell
James Hillman, is considered the founder of archetypal psychology, an important post-Jungian school of thought. With Hillman's authorization, Dick Russell has been working on his biography for more than seven years. Volume One of Russell's The Life and Ideas of James Hillman was published in June by Helios Press.
This workshop will include the personal story of Russell's relationship with Dr. Hillman, and he will read a number of excerpts from the book, with particular emphasis on some of the critical experiences that led Hillman to Zurich to study with Jung and on the evolution of Hillman's relationship to Jung.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
a daylong workshop led by Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW
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In C.G. Jung's conception, the personal and collective unconscious can be represented in art through the images and symbols expressed in drawings and other art forms. This workshop is didactic and experiential and will be an introduction to spontaneous drawing. It will help one better understand what is needed for the drawer's health and well being. We will explore: the organization of the drawing; the significance of the materials utilized to draw; color symbolism; distinguishing features of emotional and physical issues; projections; directionality and flow of the drawing; symbols and determining their meaning; subjective and objective reactions and feelings to the drawing; and how to work with what you see in the drawing.
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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