Seminar #1: Fall 2013: 14 Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
September 12 – December 19
(excluding November 28)
Holy Longing: Spirituality and Religious Attitude in the Psychology of C.G. Jung
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.
In this 14-week course, we will delve into some of the major themes in Jung's writing on matters of religion, soul, and spirit that are meant to inform and inspire us to lead more of a psychologically balanced, individuated life. Grounded first by a discussion of Jung's model of the psyche-our "inner cosmology"- each class will follow the trajectory of Jung's development of his theory of wholeness informed by readings from the Collected Works and other writers on religions East and West, his own spiritual crisis as described in The Red Book and Memories Dreams, Reflections, and his interest in what he called "certain rare states of consciousness." Each class will be augmented by multimedia presentations of images and recordings to enliven and enhance the learning experience.
Instructor: Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv
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Seminar #2: Spring 2014: 14 Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
January 29 – May 7
(excluding April 16)
Dreams and Imaginal Techniques
as Guides for Personal and Psychological Growth
"The dream is a theater in which the dreamer is himself the scene, the player, the prompter, the producer, the author, the public, and the critic."
— C.G. Jung, CW 8, para. 509
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.
The unconscious language of dreams speaks through image and symbol. So, in addition to learning to interpret the dramatic structure of a dream, one will learn the language of symbols, images and archetypes. In dream interpretation, Jung also gave prominence to symbol amplification, personal association to dream images, and stressed the objective nature of the psyche. All of these elements of dream analysis will be woven together while engaging dreams through imaginal techniques.
This course is didactic and experiential and will teach participants to interpret dreams through a Jungian lens. We will delve into selected readings on the subject of dreams and symbols and different approaches to dream imagery, such as active imagination, music, fairy tales and stories in dreams, will be explored. The course will enable individuals and psychotherapists to analyze dreams and will give participants different imaginal techniques to actively engage the dream.
The course is open to all who have a beginning or more seasoned experience with dream analysis.
Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC
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The Jungian Advanced Seminars
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Montclair, NJ and NYC, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment, and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York and the Jung Foundation.
Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.
Tuition for 14-week seminar is $475.
Students registering for both seminars will pay a discounted $800.
There is an additional $10 materials fee for the Fall seminar.
There will be a processing fee charged for those students requesting credit. Refunds for Advanced Seminars courses, less $25 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun.
Advanced Seminars Reservation Form
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