The Jungian Advanced Seminars Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
These seminars are presented jointly by the
The Mandala, The Red Book, and Jung’s
These advanced seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.
All class sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Seminar #1: Fall 2009: 14 weeks
. . . I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate, and it became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation.
— C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
The Red Book of C.G. Jung will be available to the public in the fall of 2009 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. This red leather-bound monumental text was the source of Jung’s major theories, such as the archetypes, the collective unconscious and his process of individuation. Jung developed these theories through the drawing of individual mandalas and sketches which first appeared as preliminary works in Jung’s Black Book.
The Red Book contains Jung’s attempt at organizing and translating the images, symbols, fantasies and dreams that he encountered during the period after his break with Freud. His emergence from this period of introspection and graphic proclivity provided the world with a greater understanding of how one can encounter the Self. Jung believed the integrative art form of the mandala was a tool for the individuation process.
This course is didactic and experiential and will train participants to explore the dynamics of the mandala through a Jungian lens. The class will have an optional visit to the Rubin Museum of Art on October 16th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. to view the Red and Black Books and the additional exhibit entitled Mandala: The Perfect Circle. Throughout the semester, the class will examine the components and theories that Jung developed in his Red Book. In addition, the class will have opportunities to draw and sketch in order to encounter the mandala and their own individuation path to the Self.
Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP
Alchemy, the Ancient Art of Transformation
“the aim (of alchemy) can never be what we want for ourselves but what, through the most labyrinthine paths, the psyche wants for itself.”
— Julian David, Jungian analyst
One of C.G. Jung’s great accomplishments is his translation of alchemical processes into psychological dynamics. In this course we will take an in-depth look into this centerpiece of Jung’s psychological work. Both the alchemists and Jung looked upon their work as a way of life, albeit one that requires dedication and sincerity of intention.
Via alchemical imagery, we will explore Jungian key concepts such as the Self, Active Imagination and the transcendent function. Our exploration of alchemy will lead us to understand more of the spiritual nature of Jung’s analytical psychology.
Together we will study images and selected readings on the subject and also discuss alchemical motifs in film and literature.
This course will assist all psychotherapists, practitioners of the healing arts and individual seekers who are interested in the process of growth and realization of the psyche. Our aim is to gain insight into the nature of the lived and felt experiences that form the path of individuation.
Instructor: Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA
The Jungian Advanced Seminars
Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA, is a practicing Jungian analyst in New York City. She is a current faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the C.G. Jung Foundation and a former faculty member of the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute.
Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, NCPsyA-LP, MT-BC, is a licensed Jungian analyst, a certified teacher and trainer of Mandala Assessment through the Association of Teachers of Mandala Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is currently practicing in New Jersey.
Tuition for each 14-week seminar is $475. Students registering for both seminars will pay a discounted $800.
These seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals. This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
* 21 continuing education credits are offered for the 14-week seminar.
Please note that credit is granted separately for each of the seminars. The program is subject to change without notice.
For further credit information and related administrative processing fee, please call the C. G. Jung Foundation offices at 212-697-6430.
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