Fall 1990 Season Program

Speaker: John Giannini

INFP: The Typological Counterculture

“Freud…interpreted the introverted type as an individual morbidly concerned with himself. But introspection and self-knowledge can just as well be of the greatest value and importance.”
“…emotional value (i.e. feeling) must be kept in mind and allowed for throughout the whole intellectual process of dream interpretation”
Jung, Man and His Symbols

Using the typological system developed by C.G. Jung, we will examine the dilemma of the INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceptive) type living in a predominately ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensation, Thinking, Judgemental) masculine ethos. Typically, INFP persons experience similar problems and challenges in dreams and in life. Often misunderstood and mistreated, they may feel like strangers in a strange land. However, we must recognize that as we enter an Einsteinian-Aquarian age, this more “feminine,” childlike, communal, and interior orientation is actively needed.

The lecture will present a general perspective on Jung’s typology and how it fits into his overall psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of understanding types as a dynamic energy system, and not as a way of classifying people.

The workshop will explore the Psyche-Eros myth as it relates to INFP development and individual dreams and experiences of the participants. The workshop will be of value to INFP personalities as well as to other types who seek individuation in the second half of life. Its centerpiece, introverted feeling, is necessary, as Jung shows, to connect with the self and others.

Reading: Eric Neumann Armor and Psyche; Robert Johnson, She; Jung “Two Stages of Life”; and Hirsh and Kummerow, Life Types

John Giannini, M.Div., M.A., M.B.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. He holds an M.Div. in Religion and Psychology from St. Albert’s College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. John has published articles and lectures widely throughout the U.S. and Canada on the wounded child and narcissistic/addictive behavior. He is the author of Compass of the Soul (forthcoming from the Center for the Application of Psychological Type).

Speaker: Peter Rutter

Sex in the Forbidden Zone: When Men in Power Betray Women’s Trust

Dr. Rutter’s recently published book has challenged both professionals and their clients to confront the hidden epidemic of sexual contact between male professionals-therapists, doctors, clergy, lawyers, teachers, and mentors-and women under their care or tutelage, Dr. Rutter will elaborate on his Jungian understanding of the archetypal power emanating from the unconscious that can invest forbidden-zone relationships with overwhelming erotic allure. He will also discuss ways in which both men and women can develop healthier means of dealing with sexual boundary problems over which they may feel lack of control, ambivalence, or vulnerability to invasion.

Dr. Rutter’s work on sexual exploitation does more than focus attention on seldom discussed areas of sexual boundary violation. He shows how forbidden-zone relationships, when ethically pursued, have immeasurable value in providing us access to the deepest resources of self, which, in turn, can help us to explore and integrate personal shadow issues relating to power, to sexual fantasy and to the search for healing and wholeness. The workshop will allow discussion of the way these personal issues are linked in the forbidden zone to wider social issues such as our culture’s struggle to re-balance masculine and feminine power, and to re-value the inner life and the life of the unconscious.

PETER RUTTER, M.D.,  is a psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst in practice in San Francisco. He is a faculty member and chair of the ethics committee of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Medical School, San Francisco. He is the author of Sex in the Forbidden Zone: When Men in Power Betray Women’s Trust (Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., 1989). This book has also been published in Great Britain, and translated into Dutch, German, French, and Italian.

Speaker: Janet O. Dallett

Saturday’s Child: a Down-to-Earth Look into the Spiritual Problem of Our Time

It is now the last day, the Saturday, of the twentieth century and the eon, and we are face to face with what Jung saw as the spiritual task of the new age: uniting the opposites of the human psyche-conscious and unconscious, light and dark, good and evil, ego and Self. To pretend to be good, light, true, and beautiful, denying what lives in the unsavory dark, is not an adequate adaptation to our present reality. Only by facing the shadow can we become equal to our awesome ethical burden, for we have stolen the power to destroy the planet from the gods.

Saturday’s Child, to be published in 1991, tackles these issues obliquely. By weaving a tapestry of her own and her patients’ dreams and daily experience against a backdrop of world events, the author makes the archetypal psyche visible in a personal and immediate way.

The lecture will introduce material from one or more chapters of the book, followed by a dialogue with the audience.

It is now the last day, the Saturday, of the twentieth century and the eon, and we are face to face with what Jung saw as the spiritual task of the new age: uniting the opposites of the human psyche-conscious and unconscious, light and dark, good and evil, ego and Self. To pretend to be good, light, true, and beautiful, denying what lives in the unsavory dark, is not an adequate adaptation to our present reality. Only by facing the shadow can we become equal to our awesome ethical burden, for we have stolen the power to destroy the planet from the gods.

Saturday’s Child, to be published in 1991, tackles these issues obliquely. By weaving a tapestry of her own and her patients’ dreams and daily experience against a backdrop of world events, the author makes the archetypal psyche visible in a personal and immediate way.

The workshop will afford an opportunity for deeper interaction. Additional material will be offered as time permits. It is desireable but not essential for workshop participants to attend the lecture.

JANET O. DALLETT, PH.D. practices Jungian Analysis on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State, and devotes much of her time to writing and inner work. She is the author of When the Spirits Come Back; Midnight’s Daughter: First Poems, and articles in a variety of publications including Whole Earth Review; Free Spirit; Voices: Psychosomatic Medicine; Jungian Analysis; and Carl Jung and Soul Psychology; and compiled and edited Max Zeller’s papers published as The Dream: The Vision of the Night. She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles.

Speaker: Stephan A. Hoeller

Jung and the Lost Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels, discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, contain material that has a profound bearing on the psychology of C.G. Jung. Jug himself showed a deep interest in Gnosticism in general, and in the Nag Hammadi Gnostic writings in particular. The speaker will trace the origins of the Gnostic traditon from the heterodox Jewish tradition through early and later Christianity to its relevance to the psychological and cultural concerns of the present.

Gnostics: The Knowledge of the Heart: A Film Seminar

A drama-documentary film made by Stephen Segaller, creator/producer of The Wisdom of the Dream. Gnostics was winner of the Gold Medal for religious programs at the 31st New York International Film and Television Festival, 1988. Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller will offer an independent point of view. He will introduce the series, provide commentary, and moderate … Continue reading Gnostics: The Knowledge of the Heart: A Film Seminar

Jung and the Psyche of America

Dr. Hoeller will explore Jung’s statements concerning the psychological development and future of the people of the United States. What are the psychological influences of the American Indian, African and European psyches in the development and present condition of American culture? Can Jungian pyschology facilitate the maturing of our collective psychology?

DR. STEPHAN A. HOELLER, author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead; and The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot, is Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. He was born in Hungary and attended schools in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. He is Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, a church of gnostic descent.