Fall 1990 Programming

September 14-15, 1990: John Giannini

Lecture and Workshop:   “Freud…interpereted the introverted type as an individual morbidly concerned with himself. But introspection and self-knowledge can just as well be of the greatest value and importance.”

“…emotional value (i.e. feeling) must be kept in mind and allowed for throught the whole intellectual process of dream interperetation”


Jung, Man and His Symbols


Using the typological system developed by C.G. Jung, we will examine the dilemma of the INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceptive) type living in a predominately ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensation, Thinking, Judgemental) masculine ethos. Typically, INFP persons experience similar problems and challenges in dreams and in life. Often misunderstood and mistreated, they may feel like strangers in a strange land. However, we must recognize that as we enter an Einsteinian-Aquarian age, this more “feminine,” childlike, communal, and interior orientation is actively needed.

The lecture will present a general perspective on Jung’s typology and how it fits into his overall psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of understanding types as a dynamic energy system, and not as a way of classifying people.

The workshop will explore the Psyche-Eros mytha as it relates to INFP development and individual dreams and experiences of the participants. The workshop will be of value to INFP personalities as well as to other types who seek individuation in the second half of life. Its centerpiece, introverted feeling, is necessary, as Jung shows, to connect with the self and others.


Reading: Eric Neumann Armor and Psyche; Robert Johnson, She; Jung “Two Stages of Life”; and Hirsh and Kummerow, Life Types


John Giannini, M. Div, M.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago, and a consultant to SAFER Foundation, a program for ex-offenders, where he developed and led an intensive counseling program. He also holds an M.B.A. in Industrial Relations from Stanford, an M.A. in Religion and Psychology from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, and an M. Div. in Philosophy and Theology from the Dominion Order’s St. Alber’s College in Oakland. He is currently working on two books; Jung and Creative Spirituality, and The Inner Child’s Journey in Myths and Dreams.

INFP: The Typological Counterculture

October 19-20, 1990: Peter Rutter

Lecture: When Men in Power Betray Women’s Trust

Dr. Rutter’s recently published book has challenged both professionals and their clients to confront the hidden epidemic of sexual contact between male professionals-therapists, doctors, clergy, lawyers, teachers, and mentors-and women under their care or tutelage, Dr. Rutter will elaborate on his Jungian understanding of the archetypal power emanating from the unconscious that can invest forbidden-zone relationships with overwhelming erotic allure. He will also discuss ways in which both men and women can develop healthier means of dealing with sexual boundary problems over which they may feel lack of control, ambivalence, or vulnerability to invasion.
Workshop: A Focal Point in the Struggle for Personal Transformation and Cultural Evolution

Dr. Rutter’s work on sexual exploitation does more than focus attention on seldom discussed areas of sexual boundary violation. He shows how forbidden-zone relationships, when ethically pursued, have immesurable value in providing us access to the deepest resources of self, which, in turn, can help us to explore and integrate personal shadow issues relating to power, to sexual fantasy and to the search for healing and wholeness. The workshop will allow discussion of the way these personal issues are linked in the forbidden zone to wider social issues such as our culture’s struggle to re-balance masculine and feminine power, and to re-value the inner life and the life of the unconscious.


Peter Rutter, M.D.,  is a psyciatrist and Jungian Analyst in practice in San Francisco. He is a faculty member and chair of the ethics committee oc the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and an Associate Clincal Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Medical School, San Francisco. He is the author of Sex in the Forbidden Zone: When Men in Power Betray Women’s Trust (Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., 1989). This book has also been published in Great Britain, and translated into Dutch, German, French, and Italian.

Sex in the Forbidden Zone

November 16-17, 1990: Janet O. Dallett

Lecture and Workshop: It is now the last day, the Saturday, of the twentieth century and the eon, and we are face to face with what Jung saw as the spiritual task of the new age: uniting the opposites of the human psyche-conscious and unconscious, light and dark, good and evil, ego and Self. To pretend to be good, light, true, and beautiful, denying what lives in the unsavory dark, is not an adequate adaptation to our present reality. Only by facing the shadow can we become equal to our awesome ethical burden, for we have stolen the power to destroy the planet from the gods.

Saturday’s Child, to be published in 1991, tackles these issues obliquely. By weaving a tapestry of her own and her patients’ dreams and daily experience against a backdrop of world events, the author makes the archetypal psyche visible in a personal and immediate way.

The lecture will introduce material from one or more chapters of the book, followed by a dialogue with the audience.

The workshop will afford an opportunity for deeper interaction. Additional material will be offered as time permits. It is desireable but not essential for workshop participants to attend the lecture.


Janet O. Dallett, Ph.D. practices Jungian Analysis on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State, and devotes much of her time to writing and inner work. She is the author of When the Spirits Come Back; Midnight’s Daughter: First Poems, and articles in a variety of publications including Whole Earth Review; Free Spirit; Voices: Psychosomatic Medicine; Jungian Analysis; and Carl Jung and Soul Psychology; and compiled and edited Max Zeller’s papers published as  The Dream: The Vision of the Night. She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles.

Saturday’s Child: A Down-to-Earth Look Into the Spiritual Problem of Our Time

December 7, 1990: Stephen A. Hoeller

Lecture: The Gnostic Gospels, discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, contain material that has a profound bearing on the psychology of C.G. Jung. Jug himself showed a deep interest in Gnosticism in general, and in the Nag Hammadi Gnostic writings in particular. The speaker will trace the origins of the Gnostic traditon from the heterodox Jewish tradition through early and later Christianity to its relevance to the psychological and cultural concerns of the present. 


Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller, author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead; and The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot, is Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. He was born in Hungary and attended schools in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. He is Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, a church of gnostic descent. 

Jung and the Lost Gnostic Gospels

December 8, 1990: Stephen Hoeller-Film Seminar

Film Seminar: A drama-documentary film made by Stephen Segaller, creator/producer of The Wisdom of the Dream. Gnostics was winner of the Gold Medal for religious programs at the 31st New York International Film and Television Festival, 1988. 


Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller will offer an independent point of view. He will introduce the series, provide commentary, and moderate discussion. 


Gnostics is a film in four parts. 

The knowledge of the heart which the gnostics sought went beyond dogma and faith to individual experience of spiritual realities. Long suppressed, the Gnostic pulse continued to beat until our era, when Carl Jung recognized the vital importance of its orientation and conclusions for the Self, for the feminine side of God, for the problem of evil and for the place of human beings in the cosmos. 

Part One documents the new light that has been cast on the early Gnostics following the 1945 discovery, by an Egyptian peasant, of the 2000 year old Nag Hammadi manuscripts. 

Author/scholar/filmmaker Stephan Segaller then focuses on the Cathars of twelfth-century southern France, who cast aside Church authority for a time and sought Gnosis in another form. 

In the third film, Segaller shows hermetic philosophy, alchemy, magic, and the Gnostic attitude coming to synthesis in Renaissance Italy at the time of the Medicis, and the later impact of the myserious magician John Dee, who may have inspred Shakespeare’s Prospero. Segaller also touches upon the modern-day use of hermetic principles. 

The last film deals with the Gnostic attitude towards tragedy, the appeal of Gnosticism to Jung and contemporary practitioners of Gnosticism. 

Featured scholars, therapists and actors include Nigel Harrison, Elaine Pagels, James Robinson, Gilles Quispel, Brian Blessed, C.A. Meier, Hans Jonas, Aniela Jaffe, June Singer, and Carl Jung. 


Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller, author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead; and The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot, is Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. He was born in Hungary and attended schools in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. He is Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, a church of gnostic descent. 

Gnostics: The Knowledge of the Heart

December 9 1990: Stephen A. Hoeller in Eugene

Lecture: Dr. Hoeller will explore Jung’s statements concerning the psychological development and future of the people of the United States. What are the psychological influences of the American Indian, African and European psyches in the development and present condition of American culture? Can Jungian pyschology facilitate the maturing of our collective psychology? 


Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller, author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead; and The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot, is Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. He was born in Hungary and attended schools in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. He is Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, a church of gnostic descent. 

Jung and the Psyche of America

December 16-17, 1990: Laurens vander Post: Remembering Jung

Film: The World Within

The World Within is a new film presenting C. G. Jung in rare footage discussing the nature of the psyche and the development of wholeness in the inidividual. Emphasis is on the reality of the inner life of man, “the stream of moving images” we find when we look inward. In Jung’s words; “The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them or a shrinking of ethical responsibility deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.”

In the film we are given a glimpse inside Jung’s Red Book, the diary in which he described his dreams and fantasies. A generous portion of the film is given to the amazing and complex images found in Jung’s own paintings and sculptures. The stone tower in Bollingen, a retreat he designed and build for creative introversion, is itself a representation of Jung’s imagination at work over a period of years, answering in its architecture and mood the changing needs of his soul. Images from cultures the world over are also presented in paintings, sculptures and film clips to illustrate Jung’s point that iti is a necessity for human beings to relate consciously to a living myth. Myths are symbolic expressions, like dreams which give a context of meaning to the individual connecting one to the past, to the future, and to the larger framework of human society. 

There is a feeling of intimacy, immediacy and warmth in this handsome film which brings Jung in his own wisdom closer to the viewer than the printed page can. 

Playing with The World Within is the short film: Laurens Van Der Post: Remembering Jung. 

The World Within: C.G. Jung in His Own Words and Images