Jungian Psychology For Everyday Life 2023

Jungian Psychology for Everyday Life
This course is a study of key concepts in analytical psychology developed by C. G. Jung and expanded on by post-Jungians. The course is designed for members of the community interested in a concentrated study of Jungian thought and practice and is open to people on a personal soul-guided path towards individuation.
OCTOBER 2023 - MAY 2024
1 - 4PM
Tuition: $725 
there are no CEUs for this event
Jungian Psychology for Everyday Life is a year-long study of key concepts in Analytical Psychology as developed by C. G. Jung and expanded on by post-Jungians. 
In this third year, we will extend our explorations of depth-oriented Jungian approaches to life striving for personal transformation, establishing a dialogue between consciousness and the unconscious, authentic expression, increasing self-knowledge, and deepening of meaning in the service of psychological growth. 
This course is designed for members of the community interested in a study of Jungian thought and practice. Individuals on a personal soul-guided path towards individuation are encouraged to join. This is not a clinically oriented course although it may inform one’s personal analysis, depth-oriented psychotherapy, psycho-spiritual practice, or creative process.

Programs will be three hours in length and will be held, unless otherwise noted, in the afternoons on the first Sunday of the months of October 2023 through May 2024.
We perceive this course as an ongoing series where in future years additional Jungian concepts and their personal application will be explored.
Images from the Spirit
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Masamichi Adachi,  John Beebe, MD,  
Wen-Yu Cheng, PsyD, Manasa K. S.
A cross-cultural inquiry into active imagination, meditation, and contemplation. Although Jung himself practiced yoga in the process of developing the method of active imagination, he generally regarded eastern meditation practices as methods having benefit toward “increasing concentration and consolidation of consciousness, but no significance as regards to effecting a synthesis of the personality” (CW 14. 1955, ¶ 498). This panel will compare active imagination with Eastern meditation and contemplation traditions in search of the similarities, differences, and potentials they have to cross-fertilize the dialogue with the unconscious in all parts of the world.

Jazz Music: A Shared Symbolic Process
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Sandford Pepper, MD
Jazz music as a shared expression of symbolic process can be experienced as an expression of the Self through inner awakening. Jung wrote: “Music expresses in sounds,  what fantasies and visions express in visual images…I can only draw your attention to the fact that music represents movement, development, and transformation of motifs of the collective unconscious.
Together, we will explore how the aesthetics of the jazz experience are related to the collective unconscious and how the archetype of the Self is manifested through the complexity inherent in the harmonic and melodic structure, play of the opposites, ambiguity, and freedom which permeates jazz improvisation.
The Cassandra-Apollo Complex: 
What Happens When We Refuse To Listen
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Naomi Azriel, MFT
Cassandra was the princess of Troy cursed by the god Apollo so her fate was to foresee the future but not be believed. She foresaw the fall of Troy and warned her people not to bring the Trojan horse within the city walls. They famously ignored her warnings.  
We will also look at the other side of the bi-polar complex; the insistence of groups on holding on to “Apollonian” values such as rationality, harmony and protection of the status quo. We will look at modern movements as examples for these dynamics on the individual, national and global levels.

Integrity in Political Depth
Sunday, January 7, 2024
John Beebe, MD
In The Political Psyche (1993), Jungian analyst Andrew Samuels identified “the political development of the person” as an aspect of what people in analytical psychotherapy are more and more seeking from an engagement with their hopes and fears. The idea of the mature personality’s ability to create, out of the tension between self and other, the unifying perspective of the unus mundus, a Latin phrase that we can translate as “one world,” was formulated by Jung, but has become central to analytical psychology only in the 21st century. John Beebe, calls this level of concern “integrity in depth.”

Sunday, February 4, 2024
Rob Tyminski, DMH
Immigration has become a core socio-political issue in the culture. We will explore many sides of immigration, immigrant mental health, acculturative stress, xenophobia, and the psychological implications of immigrating to a new place. 
We will address stories that immigrants tell. One such ancient story is the mythical tale of The Aeneid, that describes the wanderings of the Trojans, who fled after Greek armies had sacked their city. Their story is interesting because of its archetypal components that relate to any migration, such as tremendous efforts, heroic feats, multiple detours, a variety of losses, fights, acceptance, and rejection. 
Fate, Destiny, and Spiritual Democracy: Emily Dickinson and C. G. Jung
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Steven Herrmann, PhD
Fate and destiny are notions that have appeared across the centuries in the myths and philosophies of all nations. Both Emily Dickinson and C. G. Jung had a great deal to say about these complementary concepts in everyday life. Dickinson embodied the power of transformation to overcome the slings and arrows of her fate and rose to a truly post-heroic destiny during an era of spiritual democracy. Spiritual democracy was Dickinson’s central path to wholeness and healing. For Dickinson, such healing was Nature-oriented and equalizing and her love affair with Mother Nature finally led her to become superior to fate. 

Modern Day Alchemy: Images, Art Making, and Transformation
Sunday, April 7, 2024 
Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT
When an image arrives in a dream or reverie, it is often covered in a veil of mystery. It’s vitally might be palpable, but its meaning illusive. To explore the image, we can follow the practices of the alchemist: Spend time with the image, observe its properties, experiment, listen, refine and observe, inside and out. What has been sensed but not known can emerge into the light of awareness, be integrated into being, aiding the seeker the path of individuation. Through attention to emotion, sensation, and reverie, the makers can work to birth and explore images.  

Synchronicity and Modern Physics:
C. G. Jung and Wolfgang Pauli
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Peter Holland, MD
Jung’s groundbreaking work on synchronicity was published in 1952 along with an essay by his former analysand and long-time correspondent, the physicist Wolfgang Pauli. Jung’s new idea on the relation of nature and psyche, with its revolutionary interpretation of time, chance and causality, was influenced by, and has fascinating parallels with, developments in 20th-century quantum theory and relativity. This presentation will examine the exchange between the two men and explore the overlap between the fields of analytical psychology and physical science.

Date: Oct 1, 2023 01:00 PM - May 5, 2024 04:00 PM



Activity Type

Extended Education


Registration closes on Sep 28, 2023 at 01:00 AM

Registration Closed  

Date: 10/01/23
Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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