C.G. Jung Society 1999 Lecture/Workshop CDs

view_cart.gif



Chris Aanstoos - Jung, Buddhism, and Phenomenology: Toward a Grand Synthesis

$14.00

LECTURE: Interesting convergences between phenomenology and Jungian thought have recently begun to be explored. But, in general, little cross-pollination has actually occurred. Partly this is due to the usual inertia of academic life: it is so difficult to master even one tradition that it is rare for a scholar to master three with enough depth to genuinely cross-fertilize each with the others. But, as we now reach the end of modernity's reign and face the utter, ecological necessity to transcend elementistic thinking, it is vital that we gather those voices of holism, and listen carefully to their integral essential core.

Chris Aanstoos received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University. His dissertation, under the mentorship of Amedeo Giorgi, examined the phenomenology of thinking and began his critical dialogue with cognitive psychology.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


Bernhard Kempler - A Psychological Exploration of Choosing and Deciding

$14.00

LECTURE: The need, opportunity, or necessity to make choices and decisions is an ever-present dimension of our everyday experience. In our present day society we are bombarded with both trivial and life changing options. Despite the importance of this existential constant in our lives, it has received relatively little psychological study. As we stand at important personal crossroads, at what level of consciousness do we make decisions? To what extent do we allow our feelings, intuitions, dreams, etc. to impact our decision making process? How does the ability to contain uncertainty and ambiguity impact on the quality of the decisions we make? Are there practices and processes that can help us make choices that are right for us? The objective for this lecture is to raise our consciousness about the complex issues involved in the process of choosing and deciding.

Bernhard Kempler, Ph.D. , ABPP, received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology at Clark University where he was strongly influenced by the developmental psychology of Heinz Werner. He spent 27 years on the clinical psychology faculty at Georgia State University, where he was also the Director of the psychology Clinic. Dr. Kempler has been a practicing psychologist in the humanistic-existential tradition for thirty-five years.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


Rafael Lopez-Pedraza - Picasso's Nekyia

$14.00

Rafael6.jpg

LECTURE: This lecture deals with Picasso’s descent into the psychic underworld in the year 1901, a few months after the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas. The psychological process of the Nekyia will be illustrated by slides of painting, self-portraits and sketches that Picasso produced at that time. The connection between Picasso and the Nekyia can be traced to Jung. After seeing a retrospective of Picasso’s work at the Zurich Kunsthaus in 1931, Jung wrote a commentary on the exhibition for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the main newspaper in Zurich. In the article, Jung drew a parallel between the Nekyia known to us from classical Greek texts and some paintings of Picasso’s Blue Period. (This commentary of Jung’s is reproduced in Vol. 15 of his Collected Works: The Spirit of Man, Art and Literature.)

Born in Cuba where he spent his early years, Raphael Lopez-Pedraza became a citizen of Venezuela in 1953. He pursued advanced studies in England, including work in analytical psychology with Irene Claremont de Castillijo who wrote Knowing Woman. He spent several years in Zurich as a psychotherapist at the Zurichberg Clinic and completed the diploma of the C.G Jung Institute. There he directed a series of seminars which became the matrix of what is now known as archetypal psychology.

add_to_cart.gif


Rafael Lopez-Pedraza - On Dionysos

$24.00

Rafael6.jpg

WORKSHOP: This workshop explores themes of Dionysos as the god of madness, women and wine. It includes Lopez-Pedraza’s psychological reading of passages of The Bacchae, which the Greek tragic poet Euripides wrote in his old age while in exile in Macedonia. Throughout Western history, Dionysos has been the most repressed god. The American scholar Ivan Linforth, says the body is Dionysiac. Thus with the repression of Dionysos the psychology of the body has also been repressed. The German scholar Walter Otto wrote that Dionysos was “the most psychiatric of the Greek gods,” the god most closely associated with extreme mental states.

Born in Cuba where he spent his early years, Raphael Lopez-Pedraza became a citizen of Venezuela in 1953. He pursued advanced studies in England, including work in analytical psychology with Irene Claremont de Castillijo who wrote Knowing Woman. He spent several years in Zurich as a psychotherapist at the Zurichberg Clinic and completed the diploma of the C.G Jung Institute. There he directed a series of seminars which became the matrix of what is now known as archetypal psychology.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


Tom Kirsh - C.G. Jung and His Psychology

$14.00

LECTURE: Jung and analytical psychology have undergone many changes over the past decades. He describes some of his own experiences in the world of analytical psychology, having been involved since 1955, the year he begin with, because that is the year Jung turned 80. Jung was featured in many articles and even had his picture on the cover of Time magazine. Then, as now, Jung was the subject of much controversy. Kirsch focuses on what has happened in the United States to Jungian psychology, but makes many references to its Swiss origins. Recent attacks on Jung are discussed.

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D. graduated from Reed College, 1957, and Yale Medical School, 1961. He completed his psychiatric residency at Stanford, and served as consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1965-67. Since then he has maintained a private practice and served on the Clinical Faculty, Dept. of Psychiatry, at Stanford University. The author of numerous papers on the biology and psychology of dreams, he co-edited the Jungian section of the International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, 1977. He has written a book on the history of analytical psychology called Jungians.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


Tom Kirsh - Dreams

$24.00

WORKSHOP: This workshop begins with a brief overview of the recent scientific findings in the study of dreams, and then moves to a discussion of Jung's view of dreams. Initial dreams will be taken as a starting point for the study, for it is there that we see the archetypal elements in some of their clearest manifestations. He works with a series of dreams of a patient.

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D. graduated from Reed College, 1957, and Yale Medical School, 1961. He completed his psychiatric residency at Stanford, and served as consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1965-67. Since then he has maintained a private practice and served on the Clinical Faculty, Dept. of Psychiatry, at Stanford University. The author of numerous papers on the biology and psychology of dreams, he co-edited the Jungian section of the International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, 1977. He has written a book on the history of analytical psychology called Jungians.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


Virginia Apperson - Holding on to Dear Life: Living in the Tension of the Opposites

$14.00

virginia.jpg

LECTURE: The tension of the opposites - a position that invites us to face a most excruciating challenge. Each "side" bears gifts. The difficulty lies in honoring both sides. In this lecture, she explores the quintessential opposites, the masculine and the feminine, with a belief that by suffering the inevitable tension between the two, we can achieve a respectful and fruitful side-by-side partnership.

Virginia Apperson is a practicing Jungian Analyst in Atlanta. In addition to wrestling with the tension of the opposites in her personal life, she has witnessed the complexities that it entails in various clinical settings, ranging from an inpatient adolescent chemical dependency unit, an outpatient eating disorders clinic, and the psychiatric consultation-liaison service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Virginia also leads dream groups.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif


William Willeford - The Trickster and His Persistence

$14.00

willeford.jpg

LECTURE: These tricksters share basic traits: both cunning and stupid, they betray their origin in a time when the creation of the ordered world is not yet complete. (For example, one mythical trickster has an enormously long penis which, although it will later be cut down to size, he carries rolled up in a box.) And they are responsible for such human necessities as the sun, which they must steal from the gods, and techniques of fire-making and the procurement of food. Such concerns might seem so "primitive" as to be remote from us, but tricksters dramatize dilemmas that are intractable, sometimes bafflingly subtle and so fundamentally human that we share them with people in earlier times.

William Willeford, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Atlanta. The first of his books, The Fool and His Scepter: A Study in Clowns and Jesters and Their Audience, is about fools and tricksters.

audio Hear audio clip

add_to_cart.gif