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Definitions and descriptions of some of the fundamental concepts found in Analytical Psychology as developed by C. G. Jung -A 20 page pdf download on concepts like persona, ego, and the unconscious.

LECTURE: We will look into the mythic patterns of Hermes, hubris and humor that reveal various ways for us humans to get along with the god of insight whose light shines along our paths of individuation. The psyche’s inexhaustible sense of humor about the shit we are in lightens the load, literally—what we suffer, “carry from below,” can become riddled with light via the humor Hermes inspires when we are agile enough to take in new perspectives about our predicaments we face daily. These predicaments psychologically involve our one-sidedness, our unknown shadow sides, our lack of development, our blind and deaf…

WORKSHOP:  To feel alive and not dead is as basic as our need for food, air, and water. Fear of this lies at the root of illness. In this workshop, we will explore the unconscious ways we make parts of ourselves dead and what spaces offer themselves for regeneration. : Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D. L.H.D,  is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a supervising analyst and faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute, New York City. She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Virginia Theological School…

LECTURE: In the opening years of our new century and under the shadow of terrorist attacks on American soil, these following questions have become urgent: What makes for our sense of aliveness and feeling real? What puts us in touch with our own voice? What confers a sense of finding and creating a path that is true for us? What kills it, making us feel deadness? The focus of this lecture will examine the space of aliveness, which is created between persons, between analysand and analyst, between ego and animus/a, in worship between ritual and repetition compulsion, and in imagination between…

WORKSHOP: Jung’s concept of synchronicity represents one of the most strenuous efforts of the twentieth century to construct a bridge across the chasm between spirit and matter, self and world, psyche and cosmos. Synchronistic phenomena have had a unique impact in the intellectual world, having been cited by physicists as posing a major challenge to the philosophical foundations of modern science, as well as by religious scholars as holding deep implications for the contemporary psychology of religion. In this day-long seminar, Richard Tarnas summarizes the origin and history of the concept in Jung’s work, discuss the experiential dimension of synchronistic events,…

LECTURE: We seem to be living at the end of an era. Old structures are cracking, the moment of creative chaos is upon us, and the drama of our age has become a great question: What new principles and structures will emerge to shape our future? So much is at stake. We are facing a threshold of fundamental collective transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place on the individual level in initiatory rites of passage, in near-death experiences, in spiritual crises, and in critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Join Richard Tarnas as he draws…

LECTURE: People have had experiences of the soul's transcendence since time immemorial. Yet we continue to wonder...What do these experiences prove? Do they offer a genuine vision of reality, or are they only products of human imagination? Are they rooted in human desire, in the wish for immortality, in projection? There are certain special moments in life, call them "openings to transcendence," when we confront a symbol and see reality as the unconscious, according to Jung, regards it all the time. In this lecture, Murray Stein invites the audience to reflect on such experiences of transcendence. These experiences can open us…

WORKSHOP: Murray Stein presents in this seminar the bare bones of the Jungian approach to psychotherapy. The four pillars, to be described and elucidated in the seminar, are: 1. Assessment and evaluation of the state of the psyche in the individuation process; 2. Understanding and using transference and countertransference dynamics in psychotherapy; 3. Interpreting dreams in psychotherapy; 4. Transforming psychic structure through active imagination. Each of these key elements will be described theoretically and illustrated using clinical case material and examples from practice. : Murray Stein, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in practice in the Chicago area. He is a training…

LECTURE: Drawing on the work of Jung, von Franz, Carotenuto, Young-Eisendrath, Harding and life experience, Martin discusses the re-discovery of feminine authority via relationship with the animus as center of inner psychic equilibrium. She explores the negative masculine as the key to transformation as he makes himself known through dream images, neuroses and stories. Finally, she describes the emergence of the positive masculine as source of power and bridge to wholeness. : Sharon Martin was born and grew up in the Deep South, where she developed an acute interest and sensitivity to the relationship between culture and gender. She received both…

LECTURE: What makes us happy? For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a gift of the gods. With the coming of Christianity it became a promise of the world to come. Today, we often think of happiness as a natural right, even an entitlement. We tend to look for something or someone on the outside to make us happy. This program will examine happiness from the perspectives of depth psychology, Buddhism, positive psychology, and recent neuro-affective research. Dr. Ruhl will suggest that unhappiness is rooted in anxiety which accompanies the sense of being an isolated ego (separate from others and nature as…

WORKSHOP: Most of us believe that we’ll somehow achieve contentment just as soon as we get a better job, find a more satisfying relationship, buy a bigger house, retire, or attain some other outer goal. Our society conditions us to think this way. With this approach to life, contentment forever eludes us. We continually banish our contentment to another time, a different place, a better circumstance. Through myths, stories, and practical exercises, this workshop will show you how to move beyond the inevitable frustrations of the ego-centered approach to life and open to a deeper, richer layer of experience. We will…

LECTURE: How should we balance the inner and the outer, the masculine and the feminine, the eternal and the every day? In struggling with goals and duties, how do we also attend to the workings of destiny and the cosmos? Utilizing a mythic story from India, The Ramayana, as guide, this talk explores the Eastern genius for the development of consciousness. Each of the characters in this individuation tale represents a part of the human psyche—all of which must be dealt with during the journey of life. : Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a therapist, national speaker, and internationally known author…

WORKSHOP: Active imagination is a dialogue that you enter into with different aspects of yourself that are generally unconscious. Conscious participation transforms it from passive fantasy to active imagination. It is a dialogue, not a monologue, with energy systems that frequently show up in dreams, moods, symptoms, neurotic habits, and even illness. Example: I awake with a mood. Instead of letting it ruin my day, I can sit down and ask: What or who inside me is angry? Where in my body can I feel this, and what is it like? What is its image? By working actively with these powerful…

LECTURE: Experiences in early childhood that cause unbearable psychic pain or anxiety (trauma) can leave the personality and the human spirit threatened with destruction. To avoid this, a defensive splitting of the self occurs in which a "progressed" part of the self casts a spell over a "regressed" part and locks it up in an inner sanctum for safekeeping. This self-encapsulation is out pictured in dreams during the psychological process. In this lecture, using dream examples from the clinical situation and the fairy tale of Rapunzel, we will see how the wisdom of the psyche's archetypal defenses saves the imperishable personal…

WORKSHOP: Trauma survivors often report that their lives are a “living Hell.” This pathological situation is created by the psyche's archetypal defenses and their depressive power over what one psychoanalyst called “the lost heart of the self,” with its desire for love and intimate relationship. Dante's Divine Comedy gives us a beautiful literary example of such a companioned descent, as Virgil and Dante descend into the nether regions in order to heal the poet's mid-life depression. Dr. Kalsched shows how depth psychotherapy in conjunction with affective neuro-science, and the findings of attachment theory and relational theory all lead toward answers of…

WORKSHOP: Patients who have suffered severe early trauma often find themselves bewitched by dark tyrannical voices assaulting them from within, leading to intense anxiety and depression. In dream work with such patients, the dark inner voices reveal themselves as both archaic and typical--hence archetypal--personifications whose inner purpose seems to be the defense of a vulnerable core of selfhood to make sure it is never violated again. However, in defending the true self against further trauma, the archetypal defenses also persecute and demoralize it, cutting off all hope for life-in-relationship to others. Under these conditions, the positive side of the Self cannot…

LECTURE: Dr. Kalsched describes a series of dramatic moments in the psychotherapy of trauma survivors where a breakthrough occurred in the client's access to dissociated feelings. These moments usually occurred when “transitional space”—long since foreclosed by trauma—was re-opened between therapist and patient, and the psyche's mytho-poetic matrix re-potentiated. One sign of this “re-potentiation” is the vivid dreams that often occur at such moments—dreams in which a lost or abandoned “child” appears—often menaced by the psyche's oppressive powers. He shows the parallels between these dreams and those ancient myths that describe the birth and trials of the archetypal Hero—the one who always…

WORKSHOP: Our lives course with stories, stories that run through us from ancestors, stories we tell others and tell ourselves, and stories of which we are unaware and thereby tell us. We will reflect on the role these stories play in the shaping of our lives, and how they invite us to greater consciousness of what invisibly informs the visible world.: James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in Houston, Texas, Director of the Saybrook Graduate School Jungian Studies program in San Francisco, and author of thirteen books, the latest being What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

LECTURE: Our lives course with stories, stories that run through us from ancestors, stories we tell others and tell ourselves, and stories of which we are unaware and thereby tell us. We will reflect on the role these stories play in the shaping of our lives, and how they invite us to greater consciousness of what invisibly informs the visible world. James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in Houston, Texas, Director of the Saybrook Graduate School Jungian Studies program in San Francisco, and author of thirteen books, the latest being What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

WORKSHOP: What is our personal Shadow, and how may we bring into greater awareness that which troubles consciousness? This workshop will engage in discussion, exemplification, and questions designed to help participants gain a greater awareness of the personal Shadow. : 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 twelve books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding…