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Following a Light Through the Darkness: Working with Symbols – Session 1

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

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A Winter Seminar with PNSJA Analysts

Pain and suffering, of whatever degree, can leave us in the dark, forcing us to look past conscious problem-solving to the hidden light of symbols for meaning and direction. Jung emphasized the importance of symbols as a spontaneous self-portrayal of the situation in one’s unconscious. Skillfully engaging the symbols that beckon to us just beyond the grasp of everyday consciousness can be essential for developing depth, meaning, and direction in our lives. Almost anything can be symbolic. In this seminar we’ll develop skills in experiencing, associating, amplifying and reflecting on symbols which arise in our dreams, forms of active imagination, drawings, body symptoms, day to day encounters, and in Sandplay. All levels of experience are welcome.

  • Six 2-hour sessions on Sundays, beginning February 3 to March 24 (excludes OFJ Program weekend Sundays)
  • Time:  1 – 3 pm
  • Location:  OFJ Library:  811 NW 20th Ave. Portland,  97209
  • Cost: $195,  $185 for OFJ members
  • Limited to 12 participants
  • Up to 12 hours of CEUs available

Mark Girard will lead February 3, February 10, February 24

Bonnie McLean will lead March 3, March 10, and March 24

Suggested Reading

  • Dreams, C.G. Jung,   Princeton University Press, 1974:
    • ” The Analysis of Dreams” pp. 3– 14
    • “General Aspects of Dream Psychology”, pp. 23 – 66
    • “On the Nature of Dreams”, pp. 67 – 84
    • “The Practical Use of Dream Analysis”, pp It’s. 85 – 110.
    • These articles are  collected together in a separate version of the Collected Works on “Dreams”.
  •  Jung on Active Imagination, edited by Joan Chodorow,  Princeton University Press, 1997.
    • All the articles in the book are informative. Each article taken from the collected works offers helpful information regarding the nature and use of Jung’s view of active imagination.
  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung,  Random House, 1963.
  • Dreams, A Portal To The Source, Edward Whitmont and Sylvia Perera, Routledge, 1990

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February 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST


OFJ Library
811 NW 20th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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