Lecture and Workshop: C.G. Jung wrote extensively on Christian themes during the last 20 years of his life. This lecture will look at what he said and why he said what he did. His writings on the Trinity, the Mass, and Alchemy will be examined in light of his thought about psychotherapy. The material will explore more deeply Dr. Jung’s therapeutic techniques as they bear on the issue of how Jung tood Christianity under his psychotherapeutic care. Were his efforts to heal Christianity useful or misguided? Can we glimpse his vision for a religious future in Western culture? Will following his vision lead us to abandon our own traditions?
Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in practice in the Chicago area. He earned his B.A. and M.Div. degrees at Yale University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. A diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, he is a member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the C.G. Jung Institute, Chicago. He is the author of Midlife and his latest work, Jung’s Treatment of Christianity was recently published by Chiron.
Jung’s Treatment of Christianity
Lecture: The Uses of Analytical Astrology in Analytical Psychology
This lecture will deal with the use of the chart as a guide to self-acceptance and the individuation process.
Workshop: The Joy of Wisdom, the Wisdom of Joy
Learning “how to suffer and not to suffer” is a profound challenge: to face pain by finding a place of strength within, finding an inner guide that will help us to transcend our suffering. Although often imaged as the “senex”, the Wise Old Man, the guide may appear in other forms.
This participatory seminar traces an almost forgotten archetype in the psyche, that of “Hagia Sophia”, Holy Wisdom. Rediscovering and redeeming her is not only to find a deep source of comfort, but is one of the most delightful tasks of the New Age.
Recommended Reading: Psychology and Religion, (CW 11), Jung
Alice Howell, A.F.A. has been an analytical astrologer for 44 years and a student of Jung’s work for 22 years. She has become widely known for her pioneering work demonstrating the value of the relationship between astrology and psychotherapy. She has taught at the C.G. Jung Institutes in both New York and Los Angeles. She has recently completed work on her book, Far In, Far Out: Letters from an Astrologer to a Jungian Analyst.
The Inner Cosmology of Experience
Lecture: The Way of the Snake
This lecture will focus on the use of dreams, visions and active imagination in analytical work. It will explore the myth and ritual of tribal people as an amplification of this process, and will center on the symbol of the snake as a powerful, transforming agent.
Workshop: Shamanic Symbolism
In this workshop, Dr. Sandner will further discuss the role of shamanic symbols and practices in the direct experience of the healing process.
He will explore the possibility that by the lowering of ego controls and the gentle induction of altered states of consciousness, the intellectutal practice of analytical psychology can be deepened and invigorated.
Donald Sandner received his training in Analytical Psychology through the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern California, an organization of which he is now president. He is also a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, the American Psyciatric Association, and the Northern Psychiatric Society. He has served for eight years as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, and is currently adjunct professor, Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities. He has been in private practice for 25 years in Analytical Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis.
Dr. Sandner is the author of Navaho Symbols of Healing and he has contributed to numerous journals and publications.
The Way of the Snake
Lecture and Workshop: Each of us has had our “time of weeping” and our “time of rejoicing”. While we know there is no growth without pain, we much prefer the “times of rejoicing”. How does one use pain creatively?
The subject introduced Friday night will be explored experientially. The participants should come prepared to write, model or draw (or not-at will). The morning will be for sharing personal materials and dreams. The afternoon will involive small group discussion of ideas that emerge from the previous talk and the morning’s work.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Gilda Franz earned her Masters of Arts, Psychology from Antioch University, Lost Angeles, and is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles where she is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a training analyst. She is an advisory member of the International Symposium on Grief and Bereavement and Secretary of the Executive Board of the National Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism.
She has spoken frequently in California and in November will take part in the Grief and Bereavement Symposium to be held in Jerusalem.
Individuation: Tears and Joy