Fall 1987 Season Program

Speaker: Thomas B. Kirsch

The Early Life and Work of C.G. Jung

This lecture will deal with material from the Zofinga lectures given while Jung was still a medical student. It will touch on his early dreams as well as his relationship with Freud.

Inner and Outer Factors of the Psyche

Dr. Kirsch will lead a clinically oriented workshop on this topic. Time permitting, there will be presentation of some case material and exploration of the use of dreams.

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., born in London, raised in Los Angeles, is a graduate of Reed College, Yale Medical School with Psychiatric Residency at Stanford, and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is past president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a member of the Academy of Psychoanalysis. He has been in private practice since 1967 and is the author of numerous papers on the biology and psychology of dreams. He is the author of The Jungians: A Social and Historical Perspectivepublished by Routledge in 2000.

Speaker: Linda Schierse Leonard

Addiction and Creativity

In this lecture Dr. Leonard will explore the spiritual fire of addictions and the archetype of the Demon-the Demon Lover behind addictions which possess us and the creative Daimon which inspires us to new states of being.

Dialogue among participants will focus on such archetypes as the Money-Lender, Underground Man, Gambler, Romantic, Trickster, and on dreams, stories and other symbolic material and personal experiences which lead to the Turning Point.

Dialogue among participants will focus on such archetypes as the Money-Lender, Underground Man, Gambler, Romantic, Trickster, and on dreams, stories and other symbolic material and personal experiences which lead to the Turning Point.

LINDA SCHIERSE LEONARD, PH.D., is the author of The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship; On The Way to the Wedding: Transforming the Love Relationship; Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction; and her newest book, Meeting the Madwoman: An Inner Challenge for Feminine Spirit. She is a Jungian analyst. trained at the C.G. Institute, Zurich, and is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Speaker: Martin Kalff

Film: Sandplay: Interview with Dora Kalff

The Emergence of the Feminine in Buddhism and Jungian Psychology

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Speaker: Robert Johnson

The Wounded Feeling Function

Thinking brings information, sensation brings contact with the physical world, intuition brings possibilities; but it is the feeling function that brings value, worth, meaning. If this function is wounded, as it is in our Modern Western World, we are left with a way of life deficient in meaning, worth, values. This lecture will examine how the feeling process was wounded and some ways of restoring it to strength and health.

Man as Hero, Woman as Hero

An early definition of a Hero indicates that it is someone who defends the cultural patterns of a society. Man makes this defense by keeping safe the form, structure, law, order, definition of a society. A woman makes an equally valuable and unique defense of a culture by safeguarding love and relationship. We hope to explore these two cultural values, find their parallels and differences. The word Heroine has not been used purposefully so as to avoid the Hollywood connotations of sentimentality so often associated with that word. If the two paths are of equal dignity they must have equally powerful terms.

ROBERT JOHNSON. The well known author of He, She, We and Inner Work, Robert Johnson is a native Portlander and one of our favorite speakers. He was educated at Oregon State University, Stanford University and the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. He has lectured throughout the United States, in England, Japan, and India. He delights in picturing parallels among the teachings of C.G. Jung, India, and Christianity.

Speaker: Terrill Gibson

The Mystic Jung: Toward the Recovery of “Lived” Religious Experience

Jung once commented on the rich and unusual spiritual heritage we have on this continent as inheritors of European, Black, and Native American psyche. As a clergyperson, analyst, and student of Native American spirituality, Dr. Gibson will suggest something of the centrality of a recovered and invigorated mystical spirituality for our era.

Through personal reflection, clinical anecdote and case study slides, this lecture will present an overview of Jung’s mystical worldview. Jung’s borrowing from and unique integration of, especially, mystical methodologies from the Judeo-Christian West will be featured in the light of the work of significant living Judeo-Christian mystics such as Matthew Fox.

Analysis as Guided Mystical Experience

In this workshop there will be a deepening of the model presented Friday night, with personal appreciation for this mystical presence in analytical experience and the unique contributions, opportunities and dangers perceived in Jung’s insights into working in these spiritual depths. Case examples and organic regional mysticisms (living Native American traditions) will provide the main channels for working through the theme.

Terrill L. Gibson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Gibson practices individual and family therapy with Pastoral Therapy Associates in Tacoma. He lectures and writes widely on the basic theme of the integration of psychotherapy and spirituality. He has been a frequent consultant, faculty, supervisor, and facilitator for a variety of Pacific Northwest universities, social service agencies, corporations and religious congregations.