Fall 1984 Programming

September 21, 1984: Robin Jaqua

Lecture: Participants will have an opportunity to work with mandala imagery, while Dr. Jaqua shares slides of the forms used in her Diploma Thesis, “An Integrated View of Psychology Based on Mandala Symbolism”. Special emphasis will be given to the Tai Chi Tu design with its internal yang-yin duality and to the quaternity of Jung’s typology compass. These illustrate how mandalas manifest the symbolic meanings of unity, totality, wholeness, and completion.


Robin Jaqua has recently completed her work as diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1975, worked in therapy with emotionally disturbed children and their families, and in private practice before leaving for Zurich. She is in private practice in Eugene, and we welcome her as the third Jungian analyst in Oregon and the opening speaker of our fall tenth anniversary program.

Experiencing Mandala Symbolism

October 19-20, 1984: Marion O. Woodman

Lecture: Addiction to Perfection

Perfection can be a tragic personality trait. This lecture will analyze the positive and negative poles set up in the over-conscientious personality, focusing on case studies and dreams dealing with obsessive neuroses, particularly eating disorders and alcoholism. New attitudes, grounded in the feminine consciousness will be explored as the possible means of healing

Workshop: Feminine Consciousness as Healer of Perfectionism

The seminar will deal in depth with the ideas presented in the lecture. Attention will be given to the psychological meaning of food and drinking rituals, the transfer of energy from food to sexuality, and from food to spirituality. She will suggest simple exercises through which the participants may experience how the feminine ego may be grounded in the feminine body. Come comfortably dressed.


Marion Woodman is a Jungian Analyst practicing in Toronto. A diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, she is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts of North America, and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is the author of The Owl Was A Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Repressed Feminine; and Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride.

Addiction to Perfection

November 9-10, 1984: Joseph Campbell

Lecture: Mythological Beginnings 

This will be a slide-illustrated lecture reviewing the earliest signs of development of ritual and myth out of the powers, needs, and expectations of the maturing human body in its two aspects, female and male. The evening will open with a glance at the first signs of an evolving human (as distinct from animal) species. The primary stages of an expanding realization of the potentialities of human experience and fulfillment will then be illustrated by the art of the Paleolithic caves. The lecture will conclude with an example of the symbolic forms of a living mythology (the Navaho) to the healing and harmonization of disordered lives.

Workshop: The Hero Journey, 1984

In a world oriented rather to immediate economic and social interests than to our biologically-based potentialities of holistic enlightenment and fulfillment, the first task of the individual must be to recognize, appreciate, and follow the instructing voice from within his or her own nature. This is the adventure symbolized in the universally known myth and associated ceremonials of THE HERO JOURNEY. A consideration and open discussion of the understanding and application of those symbols today, in the United States will be the topic of this seminar. What has become of the language of symbols? How can you or I find or recover through that language our own truth?


Joseph Campbell, internationally known scholar/author/lecturer in mythology was educated at Columbia University, the University of Paris and the University of Munich. He is Professor Emeritus of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College where he was a member of the Literature Department from 1934 to 1972. He has been awarded the Hofstra Distinguished Scholar Award (1973) and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Pratt Institute (1976). He is currently writing volume two of Historical Atlas of World Mythology. Volume One of the series was published in the fall of 1983-The Way of the Animal Powers.

Mythological Beginnings

December 7-8, 1984: Thomas Moore

Lecture: Jackal and Hide: On Splits, Oppositions, Compensations, Schizophrenias, Divided Selves, and So Forth

Since one side of the spirit is usually highly visible and troublesome, the temptation is to add a generous dose of its opposite. A more therapeutic approach is to cultivate, strengthen and articulate the troubling split-off fantas, while at the same time attending its tandem. The valuable treasures in a split pattern are often hiding within the symptoms. To get rid of the symptoms is to lose the treasure.

“Man has come to be man’s worst enemy. It is a clash between man and God, in which man’s Luciferan genius has produced in the H-bomb the power to destroy more effectively than any ancient god could. We must begin to learn about man until every Jekyll can see his Hyde.”

C.G. Jung, The London Daily Mail, 1955

Workshop: Opposites and Coupled Fantasies 

This workshop will be a true “working” of the problem of opposites in daily life, in therapy, and in society. We will look closely at dreams presented by participants for signs of splits and compensations. We will consider some further literary and mythological images of opposites. We wil browse through the daily newspaper for concrete instances of schizoid thought and behavior. A workshop is a shop where the participants work on the issues presented; so it will be a genuine group activity. A workshop is also, alchemically, the place where the Opus is carried out-the Work of ensoulling life and thought.


Thomas W. Moore, a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, was educated at DePaul University (music theory and composition), University of Michigan (musicology), the University of Windsor, Ontario (theology), and earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in religion and psychology. He has published in Spring, Parabola, Journal of Education. He has also written The Planets Within: Ficino’s Astrological Psychology, Burknell University Press, and Rituals of the Imagination, The Pegasus Foundation. He is in private practice in Dallas.

Jackal and Hide: On Splits, Oppositions, Compensations, Schizophrenias, Divided Selves, and So Forth