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SUMMER TERM 2020

Programme of Studies 2019 – 2020

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.

13. THE GIRL IN THE TOWER

Janet Atkins

Date Thursday 23 April

Time 7.30pm-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Fairy Tale and Myth, Fundamentals

This seminar will focus mainly on the story of Rapunzel, the girl locked in a high tower by an old enchantress, as told in Grimms' fairy tales. As well as looking at what this story has to say about the relationship between the young feminine and the old woman or witch, it will consider the motifs of high and low, food, hunger and satiation and the senses and the sensual, which occur in other stories where the young girl encounters the old woman.

Reading:

Brothers Grimm, The Complete Grimms' Fairy Tales, London: Routledge 2nd Edition (2002)

14. A WINTER’S TALE

Robert Macdonald

Date Friday 24 April, Saturday 25 April

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

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Individuation, Alchemy, Dreams

A murderous, causeless jealousy operates at the heart of A Winter’s Tale, reiterating the theme of tragic vulnerability in the masculine psyche which threads through Shakespeare’s late work.

In spite of a sixteen-year isolation, his “saint-like sorrow”, and a most moving reconciliation between an estranged husband and his wife, a lack of humility in the hero remains. He laments, “I am ashamed – does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it.”

What is this unredeemable aspect? What place does the timeless presence of leaden nature have in the individuation process?

Rage, shame, time, solitude and grace will be considered, with reference to Jung, Alchemy and Gnosticism, in pursuit of the symbolic and religious significance of this play.

Reading:

Shakespeare, W., A Winter’s Tale

15. ARCHETYPAL AND PERSONAL DIMENSIONS IN CLINICAL WORK: SHOULD THEY BE REGARDED AS FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT, OR TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN?

Mark Saban

Date Thursday 28 May

Time 7.30-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals, Individuation, Transference/Countertransference, Post-Jungian Theory and Practice

The presenter will look at the theory and practice of Jungian analysis, with specific reference to the differentiation of archetypal dimensions from personal dimensions within clinical work. The starting point for this will be a close look at Jung’s own practice with clients and specifically with Christiana Morgan, whose active imaginations were utilised in Jung’s Visions Seminars. Jung’s way of working will be put into tension with his own concept of the Transcendent Function. The long-term influence of Jung’s approach will be examined within the context of post-Jungian theory and practice.

Reading:

Jung, C. G., Visions: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1930-1934, Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press (1997), pp. ix-xxxiii

Cohen, B., ‘Dr. Jung and His Patients’, Jung Journal 9/2 (2015): pp. 34–49

Williams, M., ‘The Indivisibility of the Personal and Collective Unconscious’, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 8/1 (1963) pp. 45–50

16. READING SEMINAR: JUNG: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY CW17

Jim Fitzgerald

Date Friday 29 May, Saturday 30 May

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

Cost £105

Subjects Covered:

Fundamentals, Individuation, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

The aim of this seminar is to provide a close reading of a key text of Jung, in which he discusses the concept of Personality. Delivered originally as a lecture in Vienna in 1932, at the time of the rise of Fascism in Europe, it explores the fundamental basis of individual identity. Jung was aware of the growing interest in the study of personality in the fields of psychology and education, particularly in the United States. Jung’s own work of 1920, Psychological Types, was a major contribution to the field, to which both Freud and Adler had added their contrasting input. Jung’s particular approach is founded on his theoretical understanding of the relationship of consciousness to the unconscious, with its archetypal base. His key insight, parallel with his theory of individuation, is that true personality stems from the personal experience of vocation.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol.17, The Development of Personality, §§ 284-323

17. BRENE BROWN

Gillian Kind

Date Thursday 25 June

Time 7.30-9.30pm

Cost £20

Subjects Covered:

Fundamentals (Shadow), Psychology and Religion, Individuation, Other Contemporary & Psychoanalytical Theory and Therapies

This seminar will provide a brief introduction to the work of Brene Brown, who is a psychological researcher, storyteller and teacher from Houston, USA. Shame, Vulnerability, Resilience, and Daring Greatly are themes in her work. She is also interested in spirituality and ethics, including encouraging people in business and leadership to be aware of their behaviour and relationships.

Her ideas are very complimentary to Jungian thought and useful when working with people who want to develop their consciousness, emotional intelligence and relationships.

Reading:

You Tube: TED talks: Brene Brown ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ & ‘Listening to Shame’

Brown, B., Power of Vulnerability, Audible Books (2013)

Brown, B., Daring Greatly, New York: Penguin Putnam Inc (2012)

Brown, B., I Thought it was Just Me, (but it isn’t), New York: Gotham Books (2008)

Brown, B., Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice, Audible Audiobooks (2017)

Brown, B., Dare to Lead, London: Vermilion (2018)

Brown, B., The Gifts of Imperfection, Center City MN: Hazelden Publishing (2010)

18. PSYCHE AND SOCIETY

Mariolina Graziosi

Date Friday 26 June, Saturday 27 June

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

Cost £105

Subjects covered:

Fundamentals, Individuation, Alchemy

With the concept of the collective unconscious, C.G. Jung recognized the deep link between psyche and society. Both share the same root: that of the archetypes. As the German philosopher, Theodor Adorno states in his book, Soziologische Schriften, to see society and the psyche as two separate entities means to have a paranoid view. The aim of these seminars is to analyse how, through the archetypes, psyche and society are united. The question of the nature of the psyche will also be addressed: does it have an ontological foundation or it is a cultural product, or both? Finally, the relationship between the archetypes and the concept of the soul, together with their link to culture, will be investigated.

Reading:

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 9i, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, §§ 1-72

Adorno, T., Soziologische Schriften, 1, (The first three essays), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag (1972). If the English version does not exist, it can be skipped, but it may be possible to find an English version in university libraries.

Gambini, R., Soul & Culture, Texas: A&M University Press, (2003) pp. xi-xiv and pp. 2-36

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