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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…

WORKSHOP: This workshop continues the discussion of the lecture topic. You will be challenged to discern your own values, be accountable for them, and summoned to the courage to live them. James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. He is Director Emeritus of the Jung Center of Houston and the Philemon Foundation. He is a Professor for the Saybrook University Jungian Studies program, offered in Houston, and author of fourteen books, most recently What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

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…

WORKSHOP: We can never be free to create our lives if we are in service to fixed, internalized, and largely unconscious ideas. We will engage questions which stir, sift, and raise the consciousness of those deeply ingrained ideas that create or repeat patterns in our lives, for with consciousness comes the power to choose more freely. Please bring a note pad and pen for journaling. : <b>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 Passage:…

WORKSHOP: 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. His…

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…

WORKSHOP: "We can never be free to create our lives if we are in service to fixed, internalized, and largely unconscious ideas. We will engage questions which stir, sift, and raise the consciousness of those deeply ingrained ideas which create or repeat patterns in our lives, for with consciousness comes the power to choose more freely." 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 executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas.

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…

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…

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…

WORKSHOP: Susceptibility to emotional states and archetypal possessions is an all too human experience. From the individual and personal to the collective and global, we find ourselves swimming in a sea of archetypal influences; many of which we remain unaware of throughout our life. He discusses those experiences, states, and fields from which we need and seek redemption. Virtually everyone has either committed or been the recipient of some form of moral transgressions of innate moral codes, and each in their own way shackles and yokes the individual to the wheel of seemingly endless repetitions. From the lives of trauma victims…

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…

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…

WORKSHOP: Myths of descent into the underworld illuminate the nature of the spiritual journey. The disasters and unexpected epiphanies of everyday life can bring us to what we know at a soul level, or yearning to be authentic. Jung's emphasis on individuation and Joseph Campbell's challenge to us to find our personal myth depends on making choices that ring deeply true for us. In her perennial classics Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman and now in Goddesses in Older Women (about archetypes in women over fifty), Jean Shinoda Bolen brings our archetypes to life and enables us to recognize them…

WORKSHOP: This workshop will draw upon poetic metaphor and myth to illuminate the path we are traveling. Each of us is an unfinished work in process that is shaped by large and small choices we make with intended and unintended consequences. Major unexpected and difficult changes occur in relationships, finances, and health. Once we realize that dreams, physical symptoms, moods, addictions, joy, contentment, gratitude and creativity are all indications about how we are doing, we can check in with ourselves and get our bearings. The call to choose a path with soul is a heart choice, it may begin as an…

WORKSHOP: Everyone has an ego that wishes, and wills, and fears. But Jung tells us that we also have a Self that has the ability to cancel our wishes, frustrate our wills, and intensify our fears, all in the service of a mysterious project: individuation. How do we recognize the Self? Jung found evidence of the Self in dreams. But how does the Self speak to us in dreams? Using examples from a variety of sources, Dr. Beebe will demonstrate how we can identify the Self and how the Self emerges in dreams as a dynamic presence, organizing a new psychological…

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…

WORKSHOP:  Three additional central themes in Jung’s Red Book for our concentration are: the role of the inferior function; Jung’s experience of God-images and God; Eros-Logos and Jung’s notion of anima/animus. Ann Belford Ulanov Ph.D., L.H.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Memorial Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytical Association; author of numerous books and articles, including, with her late husband Barry Ulanov, Cinderella and her Sisters: The Envying and the Envied, and by herself The Unshuttered Heart: Opening to Aliveness…

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…