“The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. So it is really one and the same thing.” (C.G. Jung, Zarathustra Seminar.)
Lecture: Jung, Spirituality, and the Body
The individuation process demands that we return to our personal unconscious and our archetypal roots. Jung invites us to honor and understand archetypal forces that push into consciousness from the somatic unconscious. This lecture will investigate the importance of witnessing and working with archetypal energies when they emerge through embodiment. These experiences are often pathologized, although they have been experienced, observed, and discussed since the beginning of human history. How can we have a creative relationship with them?
Lecture venue: Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Workshop: The Body as Shadow: Listening to the Somatic Unconscious
Jung observed repeatedly that transformation can only take place “if we are in our bodies, otherwise it is like the wind blowing in the desert.” The body is often regarded as mechanical and unimportant; although there is now renewed interest in sensori-motor research, the imaginal, and the body-psyche connection. In this experiential workshop, we will learn to listen to the somatic unconscious through non-directed, mindful oriented movement. Movement, image, memory and sensation will guide us to a healthy dialogue with the shadow. Drawing, writing, and sharing will help to anchor our experience in consciousness where our truth can be honored and not interpreted.
No prior experience with this method is required to participate. Please where comfortable clothes for moving and a pillow or backjack to sit on and your lunch.
Saturday workshop attendance is limited to 30 participants and scrip will not be permitted for use.
Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a training analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston where she sits on the Training Board. She is president of the Western Massachusetts Jung Center, was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England School of Professional Psychology and is presently teaching a Springfield College, Springfield MA. Since the 1980’s she has presented lectures and workshops throughout the US and Canada.