Fall 1985 Season Program

Speaker: Murray Stein

Jung’s Treatment of Christianity

C.G. Jung wrote extensively on Christian themes during the last 20 years of his life. This lecture will look at what he said and why he said what he did. His writings on the Trinity, the Mass, and Alchemy will be examined in light of his thought about psychotherapy. The material will explore more deeply Dr. Jung’s therapeutic techniques as they bear on the issue of how Jung took Christianity under his psychotherapeutic care. Were his efforts to heal Christianity useful or misguided? Can we glimpse his vision for a religious future in Western culture? Will following his vision lead us to abandon our own traditions?

C.G. Jung wrote extensively on Christian themes during the last 20 years of his life. This lecture will look at what he said and why he said what he did. His writings on the Trinity, the Mass, and Alchemy will be examined in light of his thought about psychotherapy. The material will explore more deeply Dr. Jung’s therapeutic techniques as they bear on the issue of how Jung took Christianity under his psychotherapeutic care. Were his efforts to heal Christianity useful or misguided? Can we glimpse his vision for a religious future in Western culture? Will following his vision lead us to abandon our own traditions?

Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a training Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society for Jungian Analysts (USA) and the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology from 2001 to 2004. He has written several books, including Jung’s Treatment of Christianity, In MidLife, Transformation – Emergence of the Self, and Jung’s Map of the Soul. He is the editor of Jungian Analysis (Open Court), and a publisher (Chiron Publications), where he has edited the Chiron Clinical Series.

Speaker: Alice O. Howell

The Uses of Analytical Astrology in Analytical Psychology

This lecture will deal with the use of the chart as a guide to self-acceptance and the individuation process.

The Joy of Wisdom, the Wisdom of Joy

Learning “how to suffer and not to suffer” is a profound challenge: to face pain by finding a place of strength within, finding an inner guide that will help us to transcend our suffering. Although often imaged as the “senex”, the Wise Old Man, the guide may appear in other forms.

This participatory seminar traces an almost forgotten archetype in the psyche, that of “Hagia Sophia”, Holy Wisdom. Rediscovering and redeeming her is not only to find a deep source of comfort, but is one of the most delightful tasks of the New Age.

Recommended Reading: Psychology and Religion, (CW 11), Jung

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. She has recently completed work on her book, Far In, Far Out: Letters from an Astrologer to a Jungian Analyst. 

Speaker: Donald F. Sandner

The Way of the Snake

This lecture will focus on the use of dreams, visions and active imagination in analytical work. It will explore the myth and ritual of tribal people as an amplification of this process, and will center on the symbol of the snake as a powerful, transforming agent.

Shamanic Symbolism

In this workshop, Dr. Sandner will further discuss the role of shamanic symbols and practices in the direct experience of the healing process.

He will explore the possibility that by the lowering of ego controls and the gentle induction of altered states of consciousness, the intellectutal practice of analytical psychology can be deepened and invigorated.

DONALD F. SANDNER, M.D., has practiced as a Jungian Analyst in San Francisco for over thirty years, and he has been president and a continuing member of the teaching faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He has lectured in most of the Jungian training centers and has written more than 25 articles and book chapters on Jungian psychology and cross-cultural healing. His book, Navaho Symbols of Healing, is now in its second edition. Dr. Sandner is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine and had his residency in Psychiatry at Stanford University. He studied at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and was certified as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.

Speaker: Gilda Frantz

Individuation: Tears and Joy

Each of us has had our “time of weeping” and our “time of rejoicing”. While we know there is no growth without pain, we much prefer the “times of rejoicing”. How does one use pain creatively?

The subject introduced Friday night will be explored experientially. The participants should come prepared to write, model or draw (or not-at will). The morning will be for sharing personal materials and dreams. The afternoon will involive small group discussion of ideas that emerge from the previous talk and the morning’s work.

Wear comfortable clothes.

GILDA FRANTZ earned her Masters of Arts, Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles, where she is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a training analyst. She is an advisory member of the International Symposium on Grief and Bereavement and Secretary of the Executive Board of the National Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. She has spoken frequently in California and in November will take part in the Grief and Bereavement Symposium to be held in Jerusalem.