C.G. Jung Society 2005 Lecture/Workshop CDs

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Michael Meade - Inner Life, Outer Work

$24.00

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LECTURE: As the fear and uncertainty in the world increases, the danger of withdrawing from life and becoming numb also grows. This can lead to a loss of soul just when the deepening, healing view from the soul is most needed.Despite the chaos of the times, the soul longs for a life fully lived, one that makes a meaningful mark in the world, work that adds to the continuance of things and artful ways of serving something beyond oneself. Each person owes a debt to their inner nature—that it be discovered and awakened. Each owes a debt to the world that can only be paid from one's natural gifts. The awakened condition requires that a person find and make a path which includes certain arts and practices. So each wanders in the forest of imagination seeking the realization of the soul's way, moving deeper within and working artfully outwards in the lifelong work of becoming. In finding "one's way," the debt to the world shifts and the soul cracks the time-bound spells to touch again eternal things where spirit and soul converse and the sacred keeps reforming and weaving threads that hold culture and nature together. To be part of that, fully alive, growing the soul, weaving the world, becoming lost in order to find the way, and incarnating fully in order to transcend is the only thing that satisfies the longings seeded in the garden of the soul.

Michael Meade has studied myth, anthropology, history of religion, and cross-cultural rituals for over 35 years. His hypnotic and fiery storytelling, street savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths and symbols are highly relevant to current culture. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom, while connecting them to the stories of people today. He is the author of Men and the Water of Life; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is Founder/Director of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a network of artists, teachers and activists that fosters community healing and development efforts.

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Bernhard Kempler - The Psychic Costs of Absolute Truths and the Treasures of not Knowing

$14.00

LECTURE: After tasting of the fruit of the tree of knowledge human beings were plunged into a life of perpetual uncertainty. What is real, what is true, what is right, how shall we live? In this lecture and participatory experience Dr. Kempler will outline the thesis that we live in a self constructed reality that we strive diligently to keep constant, secure, and reliable. This is a daunting and anxiety ridden challenge for most of us. Many of us are tempted by the promises of absolute and objective reality, and divinely ordained absolute truths and moral standards. What are the costs to us of falling under this spell? And is it possible that living with paradoxes, uncertainties, and “not knowing” could be a creative path of discovery, aliveness, and growth. What strengths are required to live the life of “not knowing”?

Bernhard Kempler Ph.D., Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Psychology, is currently in full time private practice with the Pine River Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta. His interest in humanistic psychology was sparked by Abraham Maslow at Brandeis University, where Dr. Kempler received his BA in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology at Clark University in Worcester. Mass., then taught in the graduate programs of Emory University and Georgia State University for over thirty years. Dr. Kempler has written and lecture widely on such topics as experiential psychotherapy, human resilience, the psychology of play, fairy tales, imagery, and guided fantasy. He sees his work in psychotherapy as his spiritual practice.

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James Hollis - Second Half of Life - Lecture

$14.00

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LECTURE: Finding meaning in the second half of life requires our recovering a sense of personal authority, striking a balance between obligation to others and duty to self, and constructing a mature spirituality. How do we recover the parts left behind? What are the ways in which we can grow as persons throughout this journey, and find ourselves increasingly at home with the person we are becoming?

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and eleven books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, and most recently, On This Journey We Call Our Life."

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James Hollis
Second Half of Life

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James Hollis - The Personal Myth - Workshop

$24.00

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WORKSHOP: We can never be free to create our lives if we are in service to fixed, internalized, and largely unconscious ideas. We will engage questions which stir, sift, and raise consciousness of those deeply ingrained ideas which create or repeat patterns in our lives, for with consciousness comes the power to choose more freely. Please bring a note pad and pen for journaling.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and eleven books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, and most recently, On This Journey We Call Our Life."

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The Personal Myth

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Robert Bosnak - Embodied Dream Imagery in Therapy, Medicine, and the Creative Process

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LECTURE & GUIDED EXERCISE: Embodied dream imagery uses techniques based on the ubiquitous spontaneous ability of memory to flashback into previous events. During a flashback, the experienced environment is viscerally and tangibly present. Such events occur naturally post trauma, and can be artificially engendered by way of a methodology which will be demonstrated in part during the lecture and more fully in the workshop. Once a dreamer has flashed back into the dreaming environment, the experienced events can be slowed down dramatically. This forces the dream states into the body, where they manifest as embodied states. Using sense memory techniques gleaned from acting, it becomes possible to experience a variety of embodied states simultaneously. This creates a network. These networked embodied states lead to moments of heightened creativity, while at the same time giving the opportunity for emotional and physical healing.

Robert Bosnak, a Dutch, Zurich trained Jungian analyst, is especially interested in the classical relationship between dreaming, incubation and physical health, and is involved in several research programs into dreaming and medicine. Author of several books including: A Little Course in Dreams; Christopher’s Dreams; Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming, and the forthcoming Embodied Imagination; in Medicine, Art and Travel, he is past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and co-founder of www.cyberdreamwork.com.

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Maureen Murdock - Making Meaning from Myth and Memoir: A Workshop

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WORKSHOP: Memoirists are our contemporary mythmakers. The popularity of memoir in our culture today reflects the universal desire to find meaning in the mystery of our lives and to understand our unconscious choices, actions, and dreams. Myth owes its longevity to its power to express typical human emotions that have been experienced throughout successive generations. Memoir owes its popularity to its ability to portray these same enduring feelings in a contemporary individual’s life. Both myth and memoir arise from the human need for connection. Myths use symbols and gods and goddesses to explore such themes as heroism, betrayal, the search for the mother/father and the beloved. Memoirs explore the very same themes in the stories of our every day lives. This workshop includes discussion of:

  • The elements of memoir writing
  • Mythic themes
  • Readings of contemporary memoirists
  • Writing exercises to begin the process of writing memoir

Maureen Murdock is a depth psychologist and past Chair of the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. She teaches in the Depth Psychology Program at Sonoma State University and has taught in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for the past 14 years, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995. She has written a memoir about her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's--Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory--which is also a reflection on the nature of memoir writing. She is the author of three international published books: The Heroine's Journey, Fathers' Daughters, and Spinning Inward.

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