Spring 2002 Season Program

Speaker: James L. Jarrett

Ways of Being Inferior

When Jung published in 1920 the first edition of Psychological Types, he wrote in his Foreword: “This book is the fruit of twenty years’ work in the domain of practical psychology.” This dating places the inception of the work near the beginning of his long career, and though later editions would include an Appendix of four short essays on the subject, they do not add to the original work. He had had his say on this complex topic, and was not influenced by a very large body of commentary on his theory.

The work has evoked a wide range of responses, including several attempts to develop tests by which a person can be “typed” as Introverted/Thinking/Sensation/Judging or Extroverted/Feeling/ Intuitive/Perceptive – and so on. (“Judging” and “Perceptive” were additions by Myers and Briggs to the original scheme.) These tests have introduced Jungian thought to a much larger public than has been reached by his other works, and devout Jungians have varied widely in their estimation of this part of his collective opus.

This lecture will focus upon negative aspects of each of the types, as Jung himself tended to do, asking the question: If one is, say, an Introverted Intuitive, what is the price one must pay for this fate? Hence: Ways of Being Inferior.

After a quick review of the essentials of Jung’s typology, we will look at his emphasis upon the opposites and his insistence upon the inevitability of our strongest function being directly opposed to our weakest function. This workshop will be a getting down to “cases,” both Dr. Jarrett’s and those of participants, confessing to those more interesting but somewhat regrettable traits in ourselves and others, in order to see whether these traits can be accommodated within the Jungian personality theory.

James L. Jarrett, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, began his teaching career in Utah as a high school English teacher. In addition to his long tenure at U.C. Berkeley, he also taught at Columbia University, Colorado College, and Western Washington College (now University), where he served as president for five years. On Fulbright and other leaves he taught briefly in Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Utah and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, always concentrating on philosophy with particular attention paid to aesthetics. His publications include Language and Informal Logic, The Humanities and Humanistic Education, The Quest for Beauty, and The Teaching of Values: Caring and Appreciation. For the last forty years he has published many works in Jungian journals and lectured on Jungian topics in cities across the United States, including Little Rock (his birthplace), and often in London and Küsnacht-Zürich. He recently edited both the two-volume and abridged versions of Jung’s seminar on Nietzsche’s ZARATHUSTRA for Princeton University Press.

Speaker: Jean Shinoda Bolen

The Millionth Circle: Transforming Ourselves and the World

The archetype of the sacred circle, as well as feminism, Jungian psychology, and Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field Theory come together in Dr. Bolen’s current book The Millionth Circle. Drawing on the story of “the hundredth monkey” which inspired anti-nuclear activists, “the millionth circle” depends upon a simple hypothesis: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also. In this talk, she will describe her concept of a Zen of Circle Maintenance and the Jungian analytic vessel, the connection between morphic fields and the collective unconscious, and the connection between the Grail Legend, the feminine principle, and a shift in planetary consciousness.

Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes and Juicy Crones

Around age fifty, women pass over a threshold into the third phase of their lives. Knowing which archetypes are stirring empowers women to be authentic and self-accepting in this crone phase. Based on the work in her new book, Goddesses in Older Women, Dr. Bolen will introduce us to archetypes of wisdom, spirituality, decisive action, healing laughter and compassion that are inherent potentials in post- menopausal women. As crones, 45 million American women over fifty whose lives were changed by the women’s movement may once again transform society by tapping into many archetypal energies, such as Hestia, as well as the archetype which is a circle of wisewomen or clan mothers.

In addition to potential energies for the older woman, the crone archetypes are potential sources of wisdom and compassion in younger women and in men as well. In this workshop, through stories and a guided meditation, men and women will tap into the archetypal layer of the psyche to encounter personal symbols and inner figures.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s "Pioneers in Arts, Sciences, and the Soul of Healing Award". She is a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is the author of The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine and Urgent Message From Mother.

Speaker: John Granrose

Magic and Archetypes

After a brief explanation of C.G. Jung’s concept of archetypes, the topics of magic, magician, transformation and wonder will be explored. Examples used will include dreams, synchronistic events, symbols from the Tarot and from the arts, and passages from the works of Jung. Based on his research at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Dr. Granrose will compare the concept of the magician with those of the shaman, the trickster, and the fool. He will also examine some of the ways in which Jungian analysis incorporates elements that were once part of traditional magic.

Magic, Archetypes, and the Renewal of Wonder: Finding Magic in Life

This workshop will offer experiential techniques for recovering the sense of “magic” in life that small children naturally enjoy but which most adults have lost. These techniques include active imagination, meditation, ritual, the use of music and drumming, and the learning of some simple magic tricks which illustrate ways of finding surprise and wonder in small things.

John Granrose, Ph.D., is a native of Miami, Florida, and received his B.A., cum laude, in philosophy and psychology from the University of Miami in 1961. After a year as a Fulbright Grantee in Germany, he attended the University of Michigan, where his received his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in philosophy. His doctoral dissertation examined the ethical implications of the theories of Freud, Piaget, and Skinner. He then taught for many years at the University of Georgia, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in 1993. After his long career in higher education, he earned his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C .G. Jung Institute in Zürich and entered private practice in Athens, Georgia. In 1998, he returned to Zürich as Director of Studies at the C. G. Jung Institute where he continues in that position. Dr. Granrose has written numerous articles, chapters in books, and other publications on the topics of ethics, philosophy, teaching, theology and aesthetics. A partial list of these contributions, as well as his C. G. Jung Diploma Thesis: "The Archetype of the Magician", can be found on his web site, http://www.granrose.com/.

Speaker: Claire Dunne

Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

“The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous…(which) is the real therapy.” C.G. Jung in a letter to P.W. Martin.

In this lecture, Claire Dunne will present a human spiritual portrait of Jung and the core of his work, with some emphasis on the late years of his deepest flowering, and amplified by symbolic images from her book, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul. Jung’s work, powered by a vision that is essentially evolutionary in spirit, points to a breadth and depth of life that is prophetic for our time and is inextricably linked with the unfolding nature of man himself.

How Jung are You?

In this exploratory workshop, we will be guided through a journey into our individuating, creative, psychic and spiritual selves. Using themes from Dunne’s recent book as points of departure for inner seeking, this participatory workshop will draw on music and slides to deepen each person’s self-exploration and creative expression. Bring materials to amplify a dream, story, painting, poem or thought.

Claire Dunne, Irish author, lecturer, broadcaster, and producer has had a diverse career in radio, television, film, and educational media. As a resident of Australia, she was the Foundation Director of the country’s first two multicultural radio stations and was awarded the Order of Australia Honor (OAM) for her contributions to multiculturalism, Celtic culture, and ethnic broadcasting. She has lectured widely on many subjects. Her first book, People under the Skin, is based on her experiences in Aboriginal Australia and her audio/biography, Mary MacKillop: No Plaster Saint, is about Australia’s controversial first saint. Her current book, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul, published by Parabola in New York, 2000, was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as receiving praise from Jungian analysts, scholars and authors. Since this publication, Ms. Dunne has been lecturing across the United States, the U.K. and Australia on the subject of Jung.

Speaker: David Rosen

Haiku, Zen and Jung’s Psychology

Haiku is a treasure Japan has given the world. These short poems offer us extraordinary moments of insight about ordinary things. Haiku, linked to Zen, embodies egolessness, aloneness, acceptance, universality, humor, silence, awakening, love and death. Haiku usually concerns nature and an image created out of a few words. Haiku ( a form of Jung’s active imagination) is a spiritual art form that promotes healing. As the poet W. H. Auden said (quoting his father who was a physician), “Healing is the intuitive art of wooing nature.”

East Meets West: Haiku as Active Imagination

After a brief introduction to haiku and how to write haiku, there will be a meditation exercise to promote relaxation. Following meditation, participants will engage in an active imagination process prior to writing. The meaning, spirit and healing value of the created haiku will be discussed.

This workshop will be held in a peaceful, natural setting conducive to haiku writing. Please dress accordingly, bring writing materials and a sack lunch.

David Rosen, M.D., trained as a psychiatrist at the Langley Porter Institute in San Francisco and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. As a Professor of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A & M University, his research interests include analytical psychology, the psychology of religion, depression, suicidology, healing, creativity, and the psychosocial, psychiatric, and human aspects of medicine. Among his eight published books areTransforming Depression: A Jungian Approach Using the Creative Arts, The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity and his newest book, The Healing Spirit of Haiku, co-authored with Joel Weishaus in 2004.