Spring 1987 Season Program

Speaker: James A. Hall

The Unnecessary War: Neurosis and Inner Conflict

Neurosis is a war within the personality, a conflict which distorts the normal functioning of the anima/animus, places undue emphasis on the persona, and maintains an unreal “self”. Although the activity of the Archetypal Self works to repair the neurotic mistake, it requires the consciousness and activity of the ego for success. This discussion will also include suggestions for the self-treatment of neurotic patterns.

Workshop: The Jungian Dream: A Workshop on Theory and Practice

Jungian Dream theory will be discussed in detail, with examples. The several forms of compensatory dreams will be clarified, together with the nature of symbols and the structure of complexes. Participants should achieve a basic knowledge of the Jungian approach to dreams. Suggested reading Jungian Dream Interpretation, published by Inner City Books.

JAMES A. HALL, M.D. is a psychiatrist and diplomate of the C.G. Institute in Zurich. He was a founding member and first president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is the author of Jungian Dream Interpretation and Clinical Uses of Dreams. Dr. Hall is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas; he is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychoanalysis. Those who saw The Way of the Dream will remember Dr. Hall for his contributions as commentator and master of ceremonies.

Speaker: Linda Sussman, Susan Strauss and Lynn Vanderkamp

The Mythic Journey

This weaving of stories, slides and commentary will provide an experience of the symbolic realms as well as information about them as a way to find meaning in our lives.

“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.” C.G. Jung

This program was first sponsored by the Oregon Committee for the Humanities and was part of the Chautauqua ’86 program offered through the State of Oregon. We appreciate their willingness to present it for the Oregon Friends of C.G. Jung.

LINDA SUSSMAN is a psychotherapist, educator, and scholar whose quest is to find the connection between storytelling and healing (personal transformation). Her training in psychotherapy, with a mainly Jungian emphasis, has been augmented by workshops with the finest storytellers, including Robert Bly and Laura Simms. She currently lives in Portland where she teaches a class in storytelling and personal myth-making.

SUSAN STRAUSS has been telling stories since 1979 in museums, schools, and outdoor festivals across the United States and Europe. She has created special programs for the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and Audubon Society and Horniman Museum in London, England. She has produced a book of native American stories entitled “Oh That Coyote” as well as several audio storytelling tapes. In Oregon she teaches and performs through Artists in the Schools and Young Audiences programs.

LYNN VANDERKAMP has been telling stories since 1977, first as a children’s librarian and later performing as a professional puppeteer with Tears of Joy Puppet Theater. She has been a recipient of two grants from the Metropolitan Arts Commission for the programs “Energy Wise Guys” and “Yiddish Folk Tales”. Besides working with Susan Strauss in ‘Tandem’, Lynn tells stories accompanied by a musician with the group “Noteworthy Journeys”. She currently works as Explainer Coordinator at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Speaker: Nathan Schwartz-Salant

The Healing Edge of Madness in the Borderline Personality

The weekend will be devoted to exploring ways in which imagery is clinically useful for containing and understanding states of mind.

Borderline States of Mind as Reflected Through Alchemical Imagery

The workshop will be an application an extension of Jung’s study, “The Psychology of the Transference” (C.W. 16). The twenty slides from the alchemical work, The Rosarium Philosophorum will be used. Special attention will be given to the discovery and transformation of the unconscious couple that can strongly determine the patterns of interaction between people. The material covered will be focused upon clinical issues but these will readily apply to the everyday life of couples.

NATHAN SCHWARTZ-SALANT, PH.D. is a Jungian analyst trained in Zurich, and in practice in New York City. He is a member of the C.G. Jung Training Board and teaches in that program and others in New York. He has published widely and has lectured in many cities in America and abroad. He is the author of Narcissism and Character Transformation (Inner City Books); a book about borderline personality is forthcoming in 1987 (Chiron Productions). He is an editor of Chiron: A Review of Jungian Analysis.

Speaker: David L. Hart

The Passive-Aggressive Male

This lecture will attempt to expose and analyze the phenomenon, bringing in examples and case studies, looking at some of the social and historical contexts, and exploring avenues of therapeutic treatment, Jungian and otherwise.

Male Competitiveness: The Passive-Aggressive Male and the Illusion of Deprivation

The workshop will examine the subject in more psychological depth, with the help of a very revealing fairy tale, “Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful” from the Complete Edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Our examination will also throw additional light on the possibilities of a solution to the problem. Participants are invited to share as deeply as they care to go on this important topic.

DAVID L. HART, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, of Zurich, with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Zurich. He practiced for many years in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and has recently moved to the Boston area. Over the years his abiding interest has been in the spiritual and psychological significance of fairy tales. He has been a frequent speaker for Centerpoint conferences, most recently at Harvest, 1986.

Speaker: Joan Chodorow and Louis H. Stewart

The Emotions: Psyche’s Body:The Archetypal Effects

“On the one hand, emotion is the chemical fire whose warmth brings everything into existence and whose heat burns all superfluities to ashes… But on the other hand, emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.”

C.G. Jung

For Jung, the emotions are the foundation of the psyche. They are central to the development of consciousness, as well as being the bridge between body and psyche. Updating Jung, Louis Stewart will present a hypothesis as to the nature and relation to other functions of the psyche. Joan Chodorow will introduce the evening.

Active imagination is intricately woven with the expression and transformation of the emotions. Similar to the symbolic play of childhood, it can lead us directly through the emotionally charged experiences of our lives. Joan Chodorow will trace the development of active imagination, with particular attention to dance/movement as one of its forms. Louis Stewart will introduce the morning.

Please Note: The Saturday lecture and workshop will build on material presented Friday evening. Anyone who wishes to participate in the workshop but cannot attend Friday evening may wish to read in advance Louis Stewart’s “Work In Progress” in The Body in Analysis (Chiron, 1986).

Joan Chodorow, Ph.D. is an analyst and faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.  Publications include Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology - The Moving Imagination (Routledge 1991), C. G. Jung on Active Imagination (Princeton University Press, 1997), and the forthcoming Active Imagination:  Healing from Within (TAMU Press).  She lectures and teaches internationally as well as closer to home.

LOUIS H. STEWART, PH.D., is a founding member, former president and training analyst of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He practices in Berkeley and in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and is professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and clinical professor of medical psychology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is author of ” Sandplay Therapy: Jungian Technique” in International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurology; “Sandplay and Jungian Analysis” in Jungian Analysis; “Work in Progress: Affect and Archetype” in The Body In Analysis.