March 15-16, 2002: John Granrose

Lecture: Magic and Archetypes

After a brief explanation of C.G. Jung’s concept of archetypes, the topics of magic, magician, transformation and wonder will be explored. Examples used will include dreams, synchronistic events, symbols from the Tarot and from the arts, and passages from the works of Jung. Based on his research at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Dr. Granrose will compare the concept of the magician with those of the shaman, the trickster, and the fool. He will also examine some of the ways in which Jungian analysis incorporates elements that were once part of traditional magic.

Workshop: Finding Magic in Life

This workshop will offer experiential techniques for recovering the sense of "magic" in life that small children naturally enjoy but which most adults have lost. These techniques include active imagination, meditation, ritual, the use of music and drumming, and the learning of some simple magic tricks which illustrate ways of finding surprise and wonder in small things.

 

John Granrose, Ph.D., is a native of Miami, Florida, and received his B.A., cum laude, in philosophy and psychology from the University of Miami in 1961. After a year as a Fulbright Grantee in Germany, he attended the University of Michigan, where his received his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in philosophy. His doctoral dissertation examined the ethical implications of the theories of Freud, Piaget, and Skinner. He then taught for many years at the University of Georgia, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in 1993. After his long career in higher education, he earned his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C .G. Jung Institute in Zürich and entered private practice in Athens, Georgia. In 1998, he returned to Zürich as Director of Studies at the C. G. Jung Institute where he continues in that position.

Dr. Granrose has written numerous articles, chapters in books, and other publications on the topics of ethics, philosophy, teaching, theology and aesthetics. A partial list of these contributions, as well as his C. G. Jung Diploma Thesis: "The Archetype of the Magician", can be found on his web site, http://www.granrose.com/.

Magic and Archetypes