Fall 1987 Programming

January 15-16, 1988: June Matthews

Lecture:  The Child’s Quest for Meaning


Though they don’t often verbalize these things, young children seem to be searching for answers to the same questions with which adults are often concerned: What is the meaning of my life? Where is the meaning of my life?


Too often the making of meaning out of the external world with its over-emphasis on rationality, cause-and-effect, structuring and ordering which should be only one part of a child’s life-half a child’s developmental task, makes for a kind of denial of the inner world’s need for experiencing meaning. This experiencing of meaning when it is not being honored and allowed for in children can lead to psychic imbalance.


Sand play slides of children of many ages will be shown in this talk which will address this issue.


Workshop: The First Year: Infant Integration and the Primal Self; The Second Year: The Archetype of Separation



 


June Matthews, M.A. began her Jungian training in Zurich, later becoming a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. While in Zurich she studied extensively with Dora Kalf. She has studied with Michael Fordham in the Infant Observation Program of the London S.A.P. and in the Tavistock Clinic in London Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Research and Therapy. She is in private practice with children and adults in Palo Alto and is on the teaching faculty of the Jung Institute, San Francisco.

The Child’s Quest for Meaning

September 18-19, 1987: Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D.

Lecture: The Early Life and Work of C.G. Jung

This lecture will deal with material from the Zofinga lectures given while Jung was still a medical student. It will touch on his early dreams as well as his relationship with Freud.

Workshop: Inner and Outer Factors of the Psyche

Dr. Kirsch will lead a clinically oriented workshop on this topic. Time permitting, there will be presentation of some case material and exploration of the use of dreams.  

 

Dr. Kirsch received his B.A. degree from Reed College in 1957. A graduate of Yale School of Medicine, he took his Psychiatric Residency at Stanford, later joining the faculty there as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry. A Jungian analyst, he is in private practice in Palo Alto. He is also past president of the Jung Institute, San Francisco and is presently first Vice President of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. His interest in dreams and in the life of C.G. Jung has led to the publication of numerous papers on these subjects.

The Early Life and Work of C.G. Jung

October 16-17, 1987: Linda Leonard

Lecture: Addiction and Creativity

In this lecture Dr. Leonard will explore the spiritual fire of addictions and the archetype of the Demon-the Demon Lover behind addictions which possess us and the creative Daimon which inspires us to new states of being.

Workshop: Dialogue among participants will focus on such archetypes as the Money-Lender, Underground Man, Gambler, Romantic, Trickster, and on dreams, stories and other symbolic material and personal experiences which lead to the Turning Point.

 

Dr. Leonard earned her Ph.D. degree at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. She is a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. A founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she is in private practice in San Francisco. She is the author of The Wounded Woman and On the Way to the Wedding. Archetypal images in Addiction and Creativity form the core of her work-in-progress, to be published in 1988 by Shambhala.

Addiction and Creativity

October 18, 1987: Linda Leonard in Eugene

Workshop: Dialogue among participants will focus on such archetypes as the Money-Lender, Underground Man, Gambler, Romantic, Trickster, and on dreams, stories and other symbolic material and personal experiences which lead to the Turning Point.

 

Dr. Leonard earned her Ph.D. degree at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. She is a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. A founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she is in private practice in San Francisco. She is the author of The Wounded Woman and On the Way to the Wedding. Archetypal images in Addiction and Creativity form the core of her work-in-progress, to be published in 1988 by Shambhala.

Addiction and Creativity

November 20-21, 1987: Robert Johnson

Lecture: The Wounded Feeling Function

Thinking brings information, sensation brings contact with the physical world, intuition brings possibilities; but it is the feeling function that brings value, worth, meaning. If this function is wounded, as it is in our Modern Western World, we are left with a way of life deficient in meaning, worth, values. This lecture will examine how the feeling process was wounded and some ways of restoring it to strength and health.

Workshop: Man as Hero, Woman as Hero

An early defenition of a Hero indicates that it is someone who defends the cultural patterns of a society. Man makes this defense by keeping safe the form, structure, law, order, defenition of a society. A woman makes an equally valuable and unique defense of a culture by safeguarding love and relationship. We hope to explore these two cultural values, find their paralells and differences. The word Heroine has not been used purposefully so as to avoid the Hollywood connotations of sentimentality so often associated with that word. If the two paths are of equal dignity they must have equally powerful terms.

 

Robert Johnson. The well known author of He, She, We and Inner Work, Robert Johnson is a native Portlander and one of our favorite speakers. He was educated at Oregon State University, Stanford University and the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. He has lectured throughout the United States, in England, Japan, and India. He delfights in picturing paralells among the teachings of C.G. Jung, India, and Christianity.

The Wounded Feeling Function

December 11-12, 1987: Terrill L. Gibson, Ph.D.

Lecture: Jung as Mystic

Jung once commented on the rich and unusual spiritual heritage we have on this continent as inheritors of European, Black, and Native American psyche. As a clergyperson, analyst, and student of Native American spirituality, Dr. Gibson will suggest something of the centrality of a recovered and invigorated mystical spirituality for our era.

Through personal reflection, clinical anecdote and case study slides, this lecture will present an overview of Jung’s mystical worldview. Jung’s borrowing from and unique integration of, especially, mystical methodologies from the Judeo-Christian West will be featured in the light of the work of significant living Judeo-Christian mystics such as Matthew Fox.

Workshop: Analysis as Guided Mystical Experience

In this workshop there will be a deepening of the model presented Friday night, with personal appreciation for this mystical presence in analytical experience and the unique contributions, opportunities and dangers perceived in Jung’s insights into working in these spiritual depths. Case examples and organic regional mysticisms (living Native American traditions) will provide the main channels for working through the theme.

 

 

Terrill L. Gibson is a Jungian analyst and pastoral counselor in Tacoma, Washington where he co-directs a pastoral counseling agency, coordinating a two-year Master in Education in Pastoral Counseling program in cooperation with the University of Puget Sound. A regular contributor to professional journals in the area of the integration of psychotherapy and theology, he is also a frequent presenter on Jungian themes in the Northwest with the special interest in the accomadation of Jungian psychology to Judeo-Christian care of souls traditions.

The Mystic Jung: Toward the Recovery of “Lived” Religious Experience