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AUTUMN TERM 2018

Programme of Studies 2018 – 2019

Seminars are held at The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT

It is essential to book seminars in advance – at the latest by the weekend before the seminar.

All reading lists are supplied by the speaker.

1. KEY TEXTS - JUNG: TWO ESSAYS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Penny Boisset

Date Thursday 27 September

Time 7.30pm-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals, History of Neurosis

Volume 7 of the Collected Works is essential reading for a training in Analytical Psychology. We will explore some of the themes of this volume, notably Jung's concept of psychic energy.  Participants will be notified of specific readings in advance of the seminar.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 7

2. LIMINALITY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Svetlana Zdravkovic

Date Friday 28 September, Saturday 29 September

Time Friday 7.30-9.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Individuation, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

In the first half of the lecture, the notion of liminality will be approached from a theoretical point of view. Definitions of liminality, its manifestations, challenges and consequences will be discussed. A parallel will be made with anthropology and myth. Connections will be made with different psychological images, complexes and archetypal figures. The roles of active imagination and the transcendent function will be analysed. The second half will contain many examples from the presenter`s clinical practice. During the workshop with active imagination, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the notion of liminality through working with clay.

Reading:

Stein, M., In Midlife – A Jungian Perspective, Dallas, Texas: Spring Publications (1983), Chapters 3, 4 and 5

Stein, M., Practising Wholeness, New York: Chiron (1996), Chapter 10

Miller, J., The Transcendent Function, New York: State University of New York Press (2004), Chapter 4

Campbell, J., The Power of Myth, New York: Random House Inc. (1991), Chapter 1

3. APPROACHES TO THE SACRED – SYNCHRONICITY AND THE SACRED: ANALYSIS AND JUDAISM

Rabbi Jeffrey Newman and Bracha Newman

Date Thursday 25 October

Time 7.30-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Psychology and Religion, Alchemy, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

In The Undiscovered Self (1956) Jung emphasizes the importance of religion in times of political anxiety and upheaval. With the work of David Holt (1926-2002) providing a particular focus, the seminar will highlight Jung’s concept of ‘synchronicity’: its relationship with the sacred and with the evolution of Judaism. It will raise questions about metaphysics and understandings of the word ‘God’ and will hope to stimulate thinking on the relationship between analysis, religion, the social and political, and issues of responsibility.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 10, The Undiscovered Self, §§ 488-588

Holt, D., ‘Alchemy and Psychosis: Curiosity and the Metaphysics of Time’, Harvest (1998) http://davidholtonline.com/article/the-clermont-story/#p5

[David Holt’s writings are all available to be read or downloaded via the website http://davidholtonline.com]

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/05/demise-of-the-nation-state-rana-dasgupta

http://richardheinberg.com/museletter-308-post-carbon-music

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 11, Answer to Job, §§ 553-758

4. AN EXPERIENTIAL SEMINAR ON THE MOTHER ARCHETYPE AND COMPLEX

ffiona von Westhoven Perigrinor

Date Friday 26 October, Saturday 27 October

Time Friday 7.30-9.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Cost £105

Subjects Covered:

Fundamentals, Fairy-tale and Myth, Individuation, Developmental Models

Jung wrote of the Mother as 'one of the most moving and unforgettable memories of our lives, the mysterious root of all growth and change; the love that means homecoming, shelter and the long silence from which everything begins and in which everything ends.' And later as a 'frail and fallible human being, so deserving of love, indulgence, understanding and forgiveness.' (Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 9i, §172) That may seem a challenging statement. In this experiential seminar participants will have the opportunity to explore their memories, dreams and reflections of the Mother and also to make their own mother dolls.

Reading:

Harding, M.E., and Sharp, D., The Parental Image: Its Injury and Reconstruction, New York: Putnam (1965)

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 5, §§ 176-198

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 7, §§ 121-191

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 9i Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype, §§ 148-198

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 9ii, §§ 20-42

Neumann, E., The Great Mother, Princeton: Princeton University Press (1955)

5. APPROACHES TO THE SACRED – JUDAISM, ANALYSIS AND THE SACRED: THE PERSPECTIVE OF A WOMAN

Bracha Newman and Rabbi Jeffrey Newman

Date Thursday 22 November

Time 7.30 – 9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects Covered:

Psychology and Religion, Individuation, Culture and Diversity (Gender Issues)

Jung’s 1927 essay on Women in Europe closes with the words: 'The woman of today is faced with a tremendous cultural task - perhaps it will be the dawn of a new era.' On the basis of some interviews, personal life experience (including that of being a refugee), practice and reading, this seminar hopes to open questions as to the significance of the changes which have and have not taken place in the past 70 years, particularly for Jewish women. How, especially, might the theme ‘Approaches to the Sacred’ be understood? The aim of the seminar is to enable participants to clarify their own thinking and understanding.

Reading:

Aron, L., and Henik, L., (eds.), Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought, Brighton MA, USA: Academic Studies Press (2010)

Clay, C., Labyrinths: Emma Jung, her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis, London: Collins (2017)

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 10, Women in Europe, §§ 236-275

Newman, B., Growing into Womanhood: Becoming a Jewish Woman, Guild of Pastoral Psychology Lecture No 283

6. A PICTORIAL JOURNEY THROUGH JUNG’S RED BOOK, 1915-1928

Diane Finiello Zervas

Date Friday 23 November, Saturday 24 November

Time Friday 7.30-9.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals, Individuation, Psychology and Religion, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

This seminar provides a pictorial introduction to Jung’s Red Book, the calligraphic version of Liber Novus that he composed and illustrated between 1915-1928, together with other well-known paintings that he included which were not directly related to the text.

As with any illustrated book, the pictorial images for the Red Book tell a story. They illuminate the text, but also depict in noce many ideas that Jung later elaborated in his writings about Active Imagination, the Self, and Individuation. They thus provide a visual primer of symbolic motifs preceding Jung’s archetypal concepts such as the opposites, shadow, the hero, the new god image, typology, and the mandala, as well as subjects that interested Jung during this period, including alchemy, astrology, cosmology, cosmogony, Gnosticism, and Far Eastern religions.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., The Red Book: Liber Novus, Shamdasani, S. (ed.), New York and London: S.S. Norton (2009). (This is the facsimile edition containing all the images)

Jung, C. G., The Red Book: Liber Novus, A Reader’s Edition, Shamdasani, S, (ed.), New York and London: W.W. Norton (2009). (This edition has text only for Liber Novus)

Connolly, A., ‘Alchemy in the Red Book’, in Quaderni di Cultura Jungiana, 3, 3 (2014), 101-107. Available as a pdf online

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