Lecture: Sports as a Reflection of the Psyche
What psychic or spiritual energy is at the root of the fascination and enthusiasm which caused more than 1 billion persons to watch some portion of the 1984 Olympics? What is the nature and excitement which makes a World Series or Super Bowl better attended than church or synagogue?
This lecture will explore the historical and sacred roots of the game or contest as a foundation for our contemporary understanding. The archetypal dynamisms in the game continue to exert tremendous influence upon our individual and collective lives even thought the context of modern sports is no longer sacred but secular. Attention will be given to the symbolic material of dreams and fantasies of individuals to discover the impulse hidden in the archetype but largely misunderstood and undervalued in our time.
Workshop: Satan and Psyche
The workshop will explore the images of evil and the satanic from both an historical and depth psychological perspective. Drawing on materials from the Bible, the medieval witchcraft period, the legends and lore of the devil, as well as contemporary film and literature, an examination will be made ofr the primary characteristics of images and patterns of the Satanic. Attention will then be directed to contemporary analytic therapy and the ways in which similar images and patterns are revealed in the unconscious material of analytic patients. In what ways is the devil an inevitable and necessary presence in the process of transformation? What response is called for when the individual encounters the dark powers of the shadow?
Thayer Greene is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. He is the author of Modern Man in Search of Manhood. He is a member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. Among his various credetials are those of being a lifelong sports fan and an aging but active athelete. He is also a past president of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology and is on the faculty of the New York Training Institute.
The Archetype of the Game
Lecture: Animals have capture the piritual/psychological imagination of the human species since the dawn of time. Perspectives gained from the work of C.G. Jung, fairy tales, stone age art and spirituality, parables from fiction, and dreams with clinical vignettes will be presented. This will help deepen awareness of and sensitivity to the “animal soul”. The animal has always been and is still a potential mediator and healer for the human psyche.
Ladson Hinton is in private practice in Palo Alto, California since 1969. A graduate of the C.G. Jung institute of San Francisco, 1975, he also received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Arkansas and an M.D. from Washington University. He interned at Georgetown and completed psychiatric training at Stanford Medical Center.
He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford, a founder of the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and a faculty member at the C.G. Jung institute of San Francisco. He has given seminars on fairy tales, the mother archetype and animal symbolism; he has lectured and published on the psychology of humor, the fool archetype and analytical approaches to mid-life. Dr. Hinton will be relocating to Seattle in the spring of 1990 and will continue his practice of analysis and supervision.
Reflections on the Animal Soul
Film: In this newly released, four-hour film series, Joseph Campbell weaves together a vivid compendium of insights into both myth and modern life-including his own-as he responds to Jungian analyst Fraser Boa’s off-screen questions. The PBS series, The Power of Myth, gave us a dynamic dialogue between explorer of contemporary ideas, Moyers, and scholar of perennial mythology, Campbell. This film is more psychologically oriented, both in content and its portrait of Joseph Campbell, the lively conversationalist and passionate teacher, who with mind and hands dances through the enormous body of knowledge that was his life’s work.
The Business of the Gods: Joseph Campbell in conversation with Fraser Boa
Lecture: Homeopathy: The Soul in the Inner and Outer World
In this lecture we shall explore homeopathy as a process of soul-making, a creative aligning of the soul of the outer world with the inner soul. Through a careful description of this system of therapeutics brought into relation with the psychology of C.G. Jung, we shall find that homeopathy re-discovers for our time the secret of the Alchemical art: that psyche is the inner essence of outer things. Archetypal images in the mineral, plant, and animal worlds are presented along with a description of the freeing of the soul qualities from the material aspect of these realms through dilution and potentialization. Then, the suggestion that psychological healing is complete only when the capacity to perceive the soul in the outer world is explored. The aim is to show that soul work is a homeopathic art.
Workshop: The Soul of Healing
This seminar will present slides and encourage discussion relating the manifestation of soul in the mineral, plant, and animal worlds to the expression of soul in bodily, emotional, and psychic/spiritual afflictions. The conversations will focus on stimulating the homeopathic imagination bringing about the realization that attending to soul is at the same time a healing of body, spirit, and world.
Robert Sardello, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Dallas and Director of the Spiritual and Cultural Psychology Program at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Spring, is the author of Money and the Soul of the World, and co-editor and contributor to Stirrings of Culture and A Gathering of Angels. He has published over 75 articles on depth psychology in relation to medicine, education, economics, architecture, nuclear threat, ecology, and spiritual traditions.
Homeopathy: The Soul in the Inner and Outer World
Lecture: Jungian Synchronicity in Astrological Signs and Ages
Workshop: The Feminine Aspect of Wisdom: The Dove and the Stone
Alice O Howell, A.F.A is a former faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Jung Foundation of New York. She has become widely known for her pioneering work demonstrating the value of the relationship between astrology and psychotherapy, and has been active in the field of transpersonal psychology.
Jungian Synchronicity in Astrological Signs and Ages