C.G. Jung Society 2009 Lecture/Workshop CDs

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Jerry Ruhl - The Hidden Gifts of Chaos and Confusion - Lecture

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LECTURE: Jung suggests that our most powerful and meaningful psychological and spiritual growth may emerge out of events we would never chooseóloss, trauma, chaos and confusion. Could it be that the chaos of our world, losing its way in breakdowns on all levels from the personal to the political to the geophysical, signals that moment of deadly peril in which collective consciousness seeks its own destruction? There are times in which we fall back into chaotic states: of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, meaninglessness. In moments of chaotic breakdown, of individual or collective nature, our familiar and cherished positions become unraveled. Or can the chaos be turned into something not ordered as the old paradigm would have it, but something else? When we rush too quickly, in a panic, to make order of the chaos, we also kill the Eros, the seed of the new spirit. Jung spoke of an evolving consciousness that can endure opposites, faces its shadows, and achieve a restitution of the original wholeness.

Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a therapist, national speaker, and internationally known author living in Houston, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he developed a new holistic model for coping with life changing accidents and illness. Jerry Ruhl has worked closely with Robert Johnson for many years, culminating in a collaboration of their book: Living Your Unlived Life. In addition to his analytical work with Robert, Jerry trained with Jean Carlson in Denver and Roland Evans in Boulder, Colorado. Recently he accepted a position as the executive director of the Houston Jung Center in Texas.

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Jerry Ruhl - The Hidden Gifts of Chaos and Confusion - Workshop

$24.00

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WORKSHOP: This workshop utilizes myth, poetry, and practical applications of research in general systems and chaos theory to explore the nature of consciousness. In the Saturday workshop experiential exercises help participants apply these ideas to daily life. We can develop daily practices to help reduce fear and anxiety and step into change "fatefully."

Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a therapist, national speaker, and internationally known author living in Houston, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he developed a new holistic model for coping with life changing accidents and illness. Jerry Ruhl has worked closely with Robert Johnson for many years, culminating in a collaboration of their book: Living Your Unlived Life. In addition to his analytical work with Robert, Jerry trained with Jean Carlson in Denver and Roland Evans in Boulder, Colorado. Recently he accepted a position as the executive director of the Houston Jung Center in Texas.

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James Hollis - What Matters Most - Lecture

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WORKSHOP: Apart from friends, family, and good work, what matters most in our lives? What values lead us to a freer, larger life, a more considered course? Together we will examine the crippling role fear management systems play in our choices, why we are called to choose ambiguity over familiarity, why the world is driven by verbs not nouns, how life is most meaningful in the face of mortality, and how genuine spirituality is a journey not an arrival. A more considered life asks more of us than may be comfortable, but we are rewarded with a more interesting story.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst with a private practice in Houston, Texas, where he is also the Director of the Jung Center/Saybrook Graduate School program in Jungian studies. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and twelve books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, Why Good People do Bad Things, and most recently, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

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What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life - Lecture

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James Hollis - What Matters Most - Workshop

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WORKSHOP: Apart from friends, family, and good work, what matters most in our lives? What values lead us to a freer, larger life, a more considered course? Together we will examine the crippling role fear management systems play in our choices, why we are called to choose ambiguity over familiarity, why the world is driven by verbs not nouns, how life is most meaningful in the face of mortality, and how genuine spirituality is a journey not an arrival. A more considered life asks more of us than may be comfortable, but we are rewarded with a more interesting story. we will consider the paradoxes that we encounter in the conduct of our brief transit on this earth. Leading a more conscious life brings us to choices which either enlarge or diminish. Our time together will bring a more considered reflectivity to our daily lives.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst with a private practice in Houston, Texas, where he is also the Director of the Jung Center/Saybrook Graduate School program in Jungian studies. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and twelve books, including On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, Why Good People do Bad Things, and most recently, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

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Alexander Escobar - The Creation of Awareness in the Collective

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LECTURE: One of Jung's most important contributions to the world of psychology was his idea of the Collective. Although he had much to say about the Collective he had little to say about its physical properties. Discoveries in modern neuroscience yield clues to how the unconscious connections we share manifest themselves. New insights from neurobiology are weaving together an understanding that is demanding that we reconsider what it means to be human.

Alexander Escobar, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and a Doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the University of California. He has published several scientific papers based on his research. It is Dr. Escobar's belief that religions and science offer descriptions of the same universe and that to truly understand the cosmos we must consider both.

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Sobonfu Somé - Intimacy: A Gift from Spirit

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LECTURE: Relationships are at the heart of being human; yet creating healthy ones can be a challenge. How do you create and sustain healthy connections? Do you how to allow spirit to be your guide? She explores these questions while focusing on the three levels of intimacy: intimacy with spirit; intimacy with the self and intimacy with loved ones.

Sobonfu Somé is a respected lecturer, activist and author. She is the founder of Wisdom Spring, Inc. an organization dedicated to the preservation, the sharing of indigenous wisdom as well as holding fundraisers for wells, schools and health project in Africa. She is one of the foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West, bringing insights and healing gifts from her west-African culture to this one. Her books includes: The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient Teachings In The Ways Of Relationships, and Falling Out Of Grace: Meditations On Loss, Healing And Wisdom.

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Charles Raison - Foundations of Emotional and Physical Well-Being

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LECTURE: This talk provides an overview of what recent discoveries in Mind-Body Medicine tell us about how to live an optimal human life. Depression and related syndromes arise in response to stress and sickness because these conditions areóat their baseómanifestations of dysregulation in pathways that evolved to help us cope with adversity. Moreover, these systems underlie not just depression but all the major modern "wear and tear" illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. It includes a discussion of how to promote the physiology of emotional and physical well-being.

Charles Raison, M.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where he also holds the position of Director of the Behavioral Immunology Clinic. He lectures widely on topics related to mood disorders and inflammation, as well as the clinical treatment of interferon-alpha induced neuropsychiatric side effects. Dr. Raison has also been a leading contributor Emory's emerging focus on issues at the interface of science and religion.

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Nonnie Cullipher - Making a Case for Typology

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LECTURE: When Jung wrote his classic book, Psychological Types, he was in many respects struggling in the dark. Is this why typological theory seems to be the Red-Headed Stepchild of the Jungian community? This talk explores the deeper meaning behind Jung´s theory and urges participants to reconsider their preconceived notions about Jungian Psychological Type. Typology not only offers remarkably helpful insights into understanding Self and relating to other people, but also contains many spiritual implications that can assist us on the path of becoming our true selves.

Nonnie Cullipher was the final Executive Director of Journey into Wholeness and serves on the Atlanta Jung Society´s Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from St. Johnís College and a M.A. in Education from The University of New Mexico. She is a certified Typology Consultant and had a private counseling practice working with individuals and couples during her tenure at Journey into Wholeness. Nonnie facilitated the typology portion of the Introduction to Jung seminars offered by John and Carolyn Martin.

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Jerry Wright - Celtic Spirituality and Jungian Psychology

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LECTURE: In the face of religious institutions which are losing much of their relevance for a growing number of people, many are turning away from traditional religious institutions, interpretations, and practices; others are seeking new paradigms to breath new life into old theological interpretations; others have turned to various forms of fundamentalism to shore up their fears; still others have given up on finding meaning in the modern religious world and have turned to rationalism, materialism, and other "isms" to fill their inner void. Addressing the current religious dilemma, and the divisions which threaten us and our world, Dr. Wright will weave together the insights of of the ancient Celts and the modern science of Jungian Psychology as two possible sources for sustenance for the modern soul. Attention will be given to the emerging images from the deep unconscious which may offer us a way through the conflicts and dangers we face, individually and collectively.

Jerry Wright is trained as a Jungian Analyst, Pastoral Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his analytical training from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is particularly interested in the convergence of analytical psychology and theology and how the two disciplines and their symbols inform the processes of analysis, spiritual development, and individuation.

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David Rosen - Tranforming Depression

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WORKSHOP: The workshop covers: understanding depression and the quest for meaning, knowing suicide and its creative potential, and egocide and transformation (an innovative Jungian humanistic therapeutic paradigm). Egocide and transformation entails healing depressive and suicidal states through the creative technique of active imagination. In other words, the symbolic death of the destructive ego (shadow) and false self as well as subsequent creative expressions lead to the birth of the true self.

David H. Rosen, M.D., a Jungian Analyst, is the holder of the McMillan Professorship in Analytical Psychology, Professor of Humanities in Medicine, and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Texas A&M University. He is the author of over ninety scholarly articles and eight books including The Healing Spirit of Haiku, co-authored with Joel Weishaus; Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul Through Creativity; Evolution of the Psyche, co-authored with Michael Luebbert; The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity. His website is http://people.tamu.edu/~David-Rosen/

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Susan Olson - By Grief Transformed

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LECTURE: In her first year of training at the C.G. Jung Institute (Zurich), Susan Olson suffered the loss of her college-age daughter in a hit-and-run auto accident. By Grief Transformed describes her journey through mourning, guided by a series of vivid and startling dreams. Jung's definition of the dream as "a harbinger of fate, a portent and comforter, the messenger of the gods" evolves from academic theory into embodied insight in this chronicle of one woman's encounter with the transforming power of grief. From personal story, this book expands to include premonitory and grief dreams of other mourners, dreams cited in Jung's memoirs, and selections from mythology and literature. Classical and contemporary writers provide their unique perspectives, and illustrations from ancient and modern art enhance the text. On the archetypal level, the Greek myth of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone evokes the universal and timeless experience of loss and renewal in the crucible of grief. The dreams and stories recounted in this book, together with some provocative hints from Jung's work, suggest that death may usher us through the open door into a world beyond time and space. Dreams of the dead comfort the bereaved, offer tantalizing glimpses of the "hereafter," and deepen our reverence for the eternal mystery of death and rebirth.

Susan Olson, L.C.S.W., a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, has practiced as a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst for over thirty years. A member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian analysts, she is a founding member of the Georgia Society of Jungian Analysts and is on the faculty of the Memphis Jungian Seminar. In addition to her private practice, she lectures and leads seminars on several topics. Dreams and the mourning process, the hero's journey in The Lord of the Rings, feminine and masculine individuation in The Phantom of the Opera, and our soulful companionship with animals are among her favorites.

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