James Hollis Second Half of Life


LECTURE: Finding meaning in the second half of life requires our recovering a sense of personal authority, striking a balance between obligation to others and duty to self, and constructing a mature spirituality. How do we recover the parts left behind? What are the ways in which we can grow as persons throughout this journey, and find ourselves increasingly at home with the person we are becoming? James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and eleven books, including The Middle [...]

James Hollis Second Half of Life2021-09-23T01:04:02-04:00

James Hollis Psychospiritual Dilemma Lecture


LECTURE: What are the sources of guidance for a thoughtful person in our country amid political fractionation, animosity, divisive ideologies, and numbing distractions—a time in which the individual has an enormous summons to social, psychological, and spiritual integrity? This presentation will challenge the audience to assume responsibility for a thoughtful, discerned, and experientially verified authority, one which bases itself on respect for others, but also embodies a willingness to show up, to be different, and to stand for something real.: James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. He is Director Emeritus of the Jung Center [...]

James Hollis Psychospiritual Dilemma Lecture2021-09-23T01:05:03-04:00

James Hollis What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life – Lecture


LECTURE: Apart from friends, family, and good work, what matters most in our lives? What values lead us to a freer, larger life, a more considered course? Together we will examine the crippling role fear management systems play in our choices, why we are called to choose ambiguity over-familiarity, why the world is driven by verbs not nouns, how life is most meaningful in the face of mortality, and how genuine spirituality is a journey, not an arrival. A more considered life asks more of us than may be comfortable, but we are rewarded with a more interesting story. : James [...]

James Hollis What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life – Lecture2021-09-23T01:06:34-04:00

James Hollis Creating a Life – Lecture


LECTURE: Can we create our lives, or does life create us? How is it that we are free but choose such repetitive, self-defeating patterns? How does fate collide with destiny and catch us in between? What are the sources of those replications, and what the insights we need to maximize such freedom as we may have? These are the questions which haunt the modern who, wishing freedom, creates repetitions, yet longs for an authentic journey.: James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, author of nine books, most recently Creating a Life and On This Journey We Call Our Life, and [...]

James Hollis Creating a Life – Lecture2021-09-23T01:07:37-04:00

James Hollis Hauntings


LECTURE: Our ancestors believed in ghosts, and perhaps they were not far off the mark as so much of daily life is driven by invisible psychic forces, archaic agendas, and imperious admonitions and prohibitions, all the more powerful because they operate unconsciously. What are the features of such “hauntings,” and how might we gain some further foothold on a more conscious conduct of life? The lecture will explore the concept of personal hauntings. The role of the unconscious in the conduct of daily life will be examined. The significance of “complex” theory as a useful tool for self-examination and psychotherapy will [...]

James Hollis Hauntings2021-09-23T01:08:21-04:00

James Hollis Dark Selves: Why Good People Do Bad Things


LECTURE: One of the richest of Jung's contributions to our understanding of psyche is the idea of the Shadow, those parts of our own being which are threatening to our ego, and which so often act independently of our wills. The Shadow is not evil, as such, though it may bring great harm to self and others, and it may also bring healing energies to bear. Shadow work is not only an invitation to further integration of our split off components but brings our greatest contribution to our families and our society.: James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and [...]

James Hollis Dark Selves: Why Good People Do Bad Things2021-09-23T01:09:00-04:00

Michael Conforti The Spiritual Mandates of an Inspired Life


LECTURE: Why is it that despite the fact that the Self presents us with a gift and a destiny, of a potential waiting to be expressed, that we often neglect to attend to all that is needed to bring this aspect of the Transcendent to fruition? To turn away from a life proffered by the Psyche, is to turn away from Self and soul. As there are profound psychological, spiritual and physical consequences for such an unlived life, we need a richer understanding of humanities experiences of confronting and running away from what Self asks of us, and how we have [...]

Michael Conforti The Spiritual Mandates of an Inspired Life2021-09-23T01:10:37-04:00

Jean Bolen Transforming Ourselves and the World


LECTURE:  The archetype of the sacred circle, feminism, Jungian psychology, and Rupert Sheldrake's Morphic Field Theory come together in Jean Shinoda Bolen's visionary and practical work on women's circles and their transformative potential. Drawing on the story of  "The Hundredth Monkey," which inspired anti-nuclear activists, "the millionth circle" depends upon a simple hypothesis: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also, and a post-patriarchal era will begin. In this talk, she describes the Grail Legend as a planetary story and discusses the parallels between the analytical container and the qualities that make the [...]

Jean Bolen Transforming Ourselves and the World2021-09-23T01:11:04-04:00

John Beebe The Purpose of Nightmares


LECTURE: Frightening or upsetting dreams come to all of us sooner or later. It is sometimes hard to understand what they intend. Using clips of dream sequences from classic films that show both the horror and the humor of nightmares, Dr. Beebe will help us to see the positive, adaptive meanings of negative or disruptive dream experiences. John Beebe, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in San Francisco, where, in addition to editing and writing articles and books in the field of analytical psychology, he practices and teaches analytical psychotherapy. He is the Founding Editor of The San Francisco Jung [...]

John Beebe The Purpose of Nightmares2021-09-23T01:13:00-04:00

Ann Ulanov The Red Book and our Unlived Life Lecture


LECTURE: Early in The Red Book Jung says, "You live your life fully if you also live what you have not yet lived. This is knowledge of the heart" you can attain...only by living your life to the full." This means facing the dead. The dead are what we should have lived and have not, and irreparable losses we have suffered. To live these, because my life wants itself whole, also means to approach the border between personal and impersonal psyche, to create personal meaning in the impersonal events that happen to us, and to yield personal strivings to the Well-Being [...]

Ann Ulanov The Red Book and our Unlived Life Lecture2021-09-23T01:13:27-04:00

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