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SPRING TERM 2019

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.

7. DESCENT INTO HELL, MAGIC AND TRANSFORMATION IN THE LIBER NOVUS

Katerina Sarafidou

Date Thursday 24 January

Time 7.30pm-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Individuation, Psychology and Religion, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

This talk examines Jung’s notion of the descent into hell as it appears in the Red Book, as an initiatory process, central to the idea of transformation. It links Jung’s cosmological vision and man’s place within that with the philosophical, literary, religious and magical traditions on which it stands. It explores the implications of Jung’s idea of individuation, as it emerges through the Red Book, for the practice of analytical psychology.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., Liber Novus, New York: Norton (2009), Editor’s Introduction pp. 15–63

Jung, C. G., Liber Novus, New York: Norton (2009), Chapters I–VIII

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 7, The Effects of the Unconscious Upon Consciousness, §§ 202-265

Astrachan, G., ‘Analysis as Mourning’, The International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5, 3 (2013)

Extra Reading:

Ulanov, Ann, ‘Jung and Religion: The Opposing Self’, in Young-Eisendrath, P. & Dawson, T. (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Jung, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1971)

8. AN EXPLORATION AND DISCUSSION OF ACTIVE IMAGINATION USING JUNG’S TEXTS

Gill Kind and Gail Collins-Webb

Date Friday 25 January, Saturday 26 January

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

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Psychopathology, Fundamentals, Individuation, Other Contemporary and Psychoanalytical Theory and Therapies

Active Imagination is one of the most useful tools we have as therapists and goes back to Jung’s Red Book and his creative way of working with patients. The lecture seminars will endeavor to convey the immense resource this can provide. Practical examples will be given and experiential opportunities created in order to illustrate the way in which Active Imagination can help the therapeutic process as well as individuation and personality development. This seminar may be useful to practising analysts, psychotherapists and interested members of the public who would better like to understand how to make use of this technique. The following reading list is for reference after the seminar, and constitutes a useful resource on writings about Active Imagination.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 14, §§ 189-213, 706

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 18, §§ 390-406

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 8, §§ 131-193

Jung, C.G., Chodorow, J. (ed.), Jung on Active Imagination, New Jersey USA: Princeton University Press (1997)

Johnson, R., Inner Work: using dreams and active imagination for personal growth, London: HarperOne (2009)

Hannah, B., Encounters with the Soul: Active Imagination as developed by C G Jung, Santa Monica USA: Sigo Press (1981)

Hannah, B., The Inner Journey, Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books (2000)

von Franz, M-L., Alchemical Active Imagination, Zurich and Dallas: Spring Publications (1979)

von Franz, M-L., Psychotherapy, Boston & London: Shambala (1993)

Edinger, E., The Mysterium Lectures, Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books (1995), pp. 124-126

9. CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: A SYMBOLIC AND ARCHETYPAL APPROACH

Jim Fitzgerald

Date Thursday 21 February

Time 7.30-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals, Individuation, Development Models, Post Jungian Theory and Practice, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

This talk looks at the developments of the first stages of life from a Jungian perspective. The course of the life cycle is considered. Reference is made to literary sources in order to emphasize the symbolic and numinous quality of childhood and teenage years. The significance of adolescence as the initiation process of young people into adulthood is also discussed.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol.17, Child Development and Education, §§ 98-126

Jung, C.G., Children’s Dreams, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press (2008)

Neumann, E., The Child: Structure and Dynamics of the Nascent Personality, USA: Karnac (1988)

Van Gennep. A., The Rites of Passage, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1960)

Extra Reading:

Erikson, E., Identity and the Life Cycle, London: Norton (1994)

Stevens, A., On Jung, London: Routledge (1990)

Kalsched, D., The Inner World of Trauma, London: Routledge (1996)

McGlashan, A., The Savage and Beautiful Country, Einsiedeln, Switzerland: Daimon Verlag (1988)

10. IN THE COMPANY OF TREES: THE ARBOREAL SELF IN DREAM, MYTH, FAIRY TALES AND BIOLOGY

Sarah Halford

Date Friday 22 February, Saturday 23 February

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

Cost £105

Subjects Covered:

Fairy Tale and Myth, Dreams, Individuation, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology, Ecopsychology

For millennia, humanity depended upon trees for the basics of life including shelter, food, heat, tools, transportation, medicine, language and even the oxygen necessary for life. In spite of the industrial use of trees, and the reduction of forest diversity to monocultures, trees continue to be the company we keep in dreams, stories, rituals, and in childhood play. These seminars will explore the symbolic and transformative quality of the presence of trees and their ecology, and the integral connection of tree symbolism with the possibility of a creative and meaningful life. Participants are asked to bring a personal “tree story”.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 13, The Philosophical Tree, §§ 304-482

Haskell, D.G., The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors, New York: Viking (2017)

Wohleben, P., The Hidden Life of Trees, London: William Collins (2017)

Website: www.spiritoftrees.org for stories, especially Grimm’s “The Juniper Tree”

Extra Reading:

Altman, N., Sacred Trees: Spirituality, Wisdom and Well-Being, New York: Sterling (2000)

Hageneder, F., The Spirit of Trees: Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration, New York: Continuum (2001)

Logan, W.B., Oak: The Frame of Civilization, New York: W.W. Norton (2005)

11. LOGOS AND THE HIDDEN GOD IN LIBER NOVUS

Katerina Sarafidou

Date Thursday 28 March

Time 7.30–9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects Covered:

Individuation, Psychology and Religion, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

This talk explores the visionary experiences described in Jung’s Red Book and places them within a consistent thread of an aesthetic, cosmological principle grounded in pre-Socratic philosophy, Hermeticism, Judaism and early Christian thought, through to early modern and romantic philosophy. It refers to a principle transcendent of ethics and mediating between the divine and the human in a way that penetrates the web of oppositions separating the 'hidden God' from the individual. It demands the melding together of reason and unreason, chaos and order, meaning and meaninglessness and reshapes fundamental human concerns around truth, freedom and redemption.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., Liber Novus – A Reader’s Edition, New York: Norton (2009), Liber Secundus, Chapters IV–VI, Chapters XII–XIV

Jung, C. G., Liber Novus – A Reader’s Edition, New York: Norton (2009), Scrutinies

Fertel, R., Jung’s Red Book, Improvisation, and the Mētic Spirit, The International Journal of Jungian Studies, (2017)

Black, D., Preverbal Experience and the Intuition of the Sacred, Wright, K. (ed.), Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century, London: Routledge (2006)

Extra Reading:

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 6, The Type Problem in Poetry, §§ 275-460

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 7, The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious, §§ 202-246

Bright, G., ‘Synchronicity as a Basis of Analytic Attitude’, The Journal of Analytical Psychology (1997)

Dourley, J., ‘Jung's Equation of the Ground of Being with the Ground of Psyche’, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56, 4 (2011)

Roeslerr, C., ‘A Narratological Methodology for Identifying Archetypal Story Patterns in Autobiographical Narratives’, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 51, 4 (2006)

*Bollas, C., ‘The Aesthetic Moment and the Search for Transformation’, The Annual of Psychoanalysis,6, pp. 385-394 (1978)

* Optional

12. KEY TEXTS - RETURNING TO ROOTS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE 1925 SEMINARS

Ailish O’Driscoll

Date Friday 29 March, Saturday 30 March

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

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals and Individuation

The aim of this seminar is to consider a series of sixteen lectures given by Jung to a small group of people in 1925. The purpose he said was: ‘...to give (you) a brief sketch of the development of my conceptions from the time I first became interested in problems of the unconscious’. (p.3)

The text, created from notes taken at the time, was not available to the general public until 1989. It is valuable as a record of that original oral experience. Working with this text provides an opportunity to explore basic concepts of analytical psychology, and to engage with Jung’s vision of psyche and its dynamics afresh.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., Introduction to Jungian Psychology: notes of the seminar on Analytical Psychology given in 1925 by C. G. Jung, Shamdasani, S. (ed.), Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press (2012)

Jung, C. G., Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Jaffe, A. (ed.), USA: Vintage Books (1989)

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