|Lecture: Archetypal Dimensions of Child-Raising
The archetypal dimensions of child-raising appear in many activities. From the actual raising of our children, to improving childish aspects of our own personalities, to developing our society’s potential for new ways of living, to improving the adaptability of the human race, the dynamics are the same. In this lecture Dr. Van Eenwyk will break new ground to provide a conceptual framework for taking Jung’s formulations on archetypes into this crucial dimension of our lives.
Workshop: Operation of the Archetypes in the Stages of Child Development
The lessons of child-raising apply to many different areas of psychological development. Archetypal child-raising seeks to describe those patterns of dynamics that are common to all of these arenas. Whether we focus on the child without or the child within, or deal with issues of how we were raised or how we raise our children, this workshop will be an exploration of what seems to work and what doesn’t. The overarching concern is with the play between archetype and instinct in the individuation process during the different stages of development.
John Van Eenwyck, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing in Olympia, WA. He is also an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church of America. He has extensive experience both as a clinical practitioner and a teacher in the mental health field, and has authored numerous articles on a diverse array of topics in psychoanalytical journals. His latest book is entitled: Chaos and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols, published by Inner City Books, Toronto, 1997.
Archetypal Theory and Child-Raising
|Lecture: Feminine Mysteries in the Myth of Orpheus
Why did Orpheus lose his bride on the day they were to be married? Are the reasons similar to those which cause failure in relationships today? Orpheus was unwilling to accept this loss, and he became the only mortal in Greek mythology to risk his own life by descending into the underworld to retrieve his beloved. His gift for music rivaled that of the gods, enabling him to charm the King and Queen of Hades into releasing his newly deceased bride. Orpheus was recognized as the most important poet in Greek mythology. This lecture will include images from the myth of Orpheus to illuminate the contemporary problem between men and women, and between the human species and nature.
Workshop: Healing the Splits Between Us
The potential for healing these splits is implicit in the words of the French philosopher Jacques Maritain as he reports the ancient definition of poetry: "that intercommunication between the inner being of things and inner being of the human self…" The workshop will include monologue, poetry, music, visual image, reflection, and discussion of the voices presented in myths to better understand everyday relationships.
Janice Conklyn Taylor, M.A., Ed.S., is a Jungian analyst practicing in Washington, D.C. She frequently lectures, teaches, and consults in the areas of analytical, developmental, and feminine psychology in the U.S. and abroad. Also a nationally certified school psychologist, she is active in applying depth psychology to help teachers, administrators, and parents provide a healthier environment for children.
|Notes from the weekend: The music played by Janice Conklyn Taylor during the workshop were the following CDs:
Secular Music of Greek Antiquity
Sacred Music of Greek Antiquity
7 Knossou Sta.
Distributed by FM Records SA
The CD and the citation are several years old.
Myth of Orpheus and Healing the Splits Between us
|Lecture: Vampires, Eroticism, & the Lure of the Unconscious
While many contemporary works of fiction expand on the legends of vampires, it is an ancient theme. Symbolically, we can imagine vampires as unconscious energy that preys on our feelings of desire, preys on the desire to connect to life itself. What is the meaning of these dark forces that can rob us of our libidinal connections to life? And how might the hand of the Self be working through this dark mythology? In this lecture Nancy will use Ann Rice’s novel The Witching Hour to focus on the sensual lure to remain unconscious, and the kind of courage that is needed to face individuation.
Workshop: Animal Body, Animal Soul
Native people have always looked to animals as important teachers and appreciated their soulful qualities. Whether predator or prey, bird, reptile, mammal, or amphibian, knowing the nature and habits of the animals inhabiting our dreams can lead us into greater integration, authenticity, embodiment. Attending to these animals can assist us in developing an authentic libidinized life. Through the experience of play, interaction with animal images, and active imagination, this workshop will explore the instinctual aspects of the psyche.
Nancy Dougherty, A.C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Birmingham, Michigan. Recent publications include Snow White: Death, Desire, and Transformation in Psyche Speaks, Volume 3; andVampires, Eroticism, & the Lure of the Unconscious in The Soul of Popular Culture.
Vampires, Eroticism, & the Lure of the Unconscious and Animal Body, Animal Soul
|Lecture: A Textbook of Integrity: A Contemporary Commentary on the I Ching
The I Ching is an oracular book which has been used for divination in China for at least 3000 years. Although it has shamanic roots and Taoist content, the I Ching is one of the foundations of Confucian philosophy, which places emphasis on the correct handling of situations. In the West, students of C.G. Jung’s psychology have turned to the I Ching when an archetypal issue demands an ethical standpoint. In this lecture, Dr. Beebe will relate the philosophy underlying this ancient text to the psychology of integrity that has been developing for Jungian analysis.
Workshop: Living with the I Ching
C.G. Jung used the I Ching to anticipate the dynamics of the Self in problematical situations. His many inquiries of the traditional Chinese oracle convinced him of its reliability as an analytical method. What can we learn about human dilemmas by following the way of the I Ching? How can we determine when it is appropriate to consult it? What would a life look like if lived in accordance with its guidance? In this workshop Dr. Beebe will work interactively with participants to explore these questions.
John Beebe, M.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing in San Francisco. He is the U.S. editor of The Journal of Analytical Psychology. An internationally recognized Jungian lecturer, he is the founding editor of the The San Francisco Jung Institute Library and author of Integrity in Depth.
Integrity and the I Ching
Michael Hagmeier and Ed Drury: Didjeridu and assorted instruments