All programs are ZOOM events unless otherwise specified
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:30am-11am eastern
Presented by: Diane Croft. Ed.M
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:30am-11am eastern
Presented by: Diane Croft. Ed.M
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:30am-12 noon eastern*
Presented by: Russell Holmes, IAAP
* Location TBD- check CAJP website 1 month prior to event
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:30am-12 noon eastern
Presented by: Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN, IAAP
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:30am - 11:30am eastern
Presented by: Cynthia Swartz, MM, MD
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Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:30am-11am eastern - PART 1
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:30am-11am eastern - PART 2
(a ZOOM Online Presentation)
For Jung, God was not a belief but a fully realized, living presence: I don't need to believe, I know." His experiences of God were so powerful, so potentially destructive that he felt grateful "to have escaped from death."
The two-part lecture will explore Jung's belief that the psyche, is by nature, religious. "Religion", write Jung, "in the sense of conscientious regard for the irrational factors of the psyche and of individual fate." Diane Croft will share the religious symbolism that emerged, unexpectedly, during her own three-year encounter with a numinous Presence that felt both otherworldly and intimate. She will use examples from the Old and New Testaments as reflections of inner processes of transformation. "It is not time," wrote Jung in The Undiscovered Self, "that the Christian mythology, instead of being wiped out, was understood symbolically for once."
Diane Croft, Ed.M., is a graduate of Wittenberg and Harvard University. She spent most of her career as a vice president at National Braille Press in Boston. For three years, Diane had access to an individual archetypal realm, which she describes in her book The Unseen Partner: Love & Longing in the Unconscious, winner of five national book awards. A review in Quadrant: Journal for Analytical Psychology described it as "an extraordinary book, comparable in many ways to the Red Book of C.G. Jung."
The Lord Answered Job out of the Whirlwind - William Blake, 1825
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:30 am-12:00pm eastern
(* check CAJP website for further updates one month prior to event;currently a ZOOM Online Presentation)
Dante addresses the holy muses to ask that poetry "rise up" from the dead-dead poetry (la morta poesi). And suddenly there is the word "dolce"- sweet, tender, all that is to be desired in that word in Italian. With these words W.S. Merwin describes Dante's crawl upward from Hell through the tunnel of another birth to arrive utterly undone at the sight of the Morning Star 'lo bel pianeta che d'amar conforta,' (the beautiful planet that to love inclines us).
The psyche does not rest in war time-in cultural, social, religious and economic midnights; with earth shattering emotion it displays its unvarnished savagery and ruthlessness. Jung in reference to Job's defeat, observes that ego defeats have the potential to penetrate out vitals transforming blindness into broader visions of mind and soul because for the psyche, the Morning Star never fades.
In his lecture, Holmes will discuss his choices of modern-some ancient-examples of creative expressions depicting the Visions and Revelations of the raw wounds of battered humanity and its Lamentations, calling to mind Nietzsche's attributing to the Greeks the genius of translating tragedy into an art form. Also included will be heroic models of the recreational arm of the psyche favoring Goethe's "eternal mind's eternal recreation". Among others, the stars of this presentation will include: Jung, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jeremiah, the Prophet, Martha Graham, the Gershwins & Co, Rolling Stones, F.D.R., Flannery O'Connor, Pablo Picasso, Alvin Ailey and Igor Stravinsky.
Russell Holmes, IAAP, a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich (1979), and a member of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts. Now retired from his analytical practice, he resides in Webster, NH. He has long been associated with the CAJP as a presenter and friend through his connection with Jim Scherer, a training classmate in Switzerland.
Composition Study for GUERNIA -
Pablo Picasso, 1937
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:30 am-12:00 pm eastern
(a ZOOM Online Workshop)
The pandemic has so altered life as we thought we knew it. Looking at our situation through the lens of dreams, may provide a useful orientation into the strangeness of our shared catastrophe
~ Paul Lippmann,2020
Dreams are the universal language of the soul. In the first part of this workshop, participants will be guided to re-enter the landscape of dreams using a method called Embodied Imagination®. By slowly and carefully exploring the images from a variety of perspectives, (with a focus on the sensations and affective states elicited in the body), this work has been known to lead to an increased depth of the creative imagination and a profound sense of one’s own humanity.
In the second part of this workshop the principles of embodied imagination will involve experiential demonstrations with participants. Participants will learn how to work in a hypnagogic state and leave routine consciousness behind. A special focus will concentrate on shifts of viewpoint from self to non-self perspectives that embody new information. In this work, the body is the centerpiece.
By allowing dreams to speak to us in their own manner, at the core of the stresses and fears that haunt us most, an agent of change can be found that transforms our daytime problems and brings about a different sense of being alive.
Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN, IAAP, is a Jungian analyst and a board certified, advanced nurse practitioner. With over fifty years of clinical experience, she has a private practice in Norwich, Conn., is President of the Board of Directors and is a training and supervising analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New England. Jill has taught and presented papers related to Embodied Imagination® worldwide, and is the Director of Clinical Services at the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuary: www.santabarbarahealingsanctuary.com
In 1997, Jill became a founding member of www.cyberdreamwork.com the premier voice program on the Internet for interactive work on dreams and imagery. As the site's webmaster, she leads several dream groups in both live and virtual reality and along with Robert Bosnak, co-leads training programs in Embodied Imagination.
Jill is a Lecturer/Preceptor in the Yale University School of Nursing GEPN Program and co-wrote with Judy White, PhD the section on Embodied Imagination® in Barrett, Diedre and McNamara, Patrick, editors. Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber, Greenwood, 2012.
Pandemic - Dreaming
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:30 am-11:30am eastern
(a ZOOM Online Presentation)
JUNG'S SYMBOLS OF TRANSFORMATION
Jung’s Symbols of Transformation is a whirlwind of interconnected imagery and psychic facts urgently pressing the reality of their purposeful dynamism on the reader. Jung himself says he wrote the original version in a “white heat”, and the intensity of the creative psychic energy driving Jung to be its mouthpiece is palpable. Essential to understanding current world events and of individual suffering is Jung’s discovery of the unconscious as a creative dynamism that cannot fully be explained in a causal, reductive way. In this volume he shows thru historical and clinical examples the much broader and deeper understanding of the collective dynamic psyche. In this talk I will highlight those aspects of the book where he specifically argues against the incomplete understanding of the unconscious in personalistic and causal terms, highlight some practical clinical insights that Jung gives, and attempt to further elucidate the theme of the Hero archetype – the central theme of this volume – in its various stages of development through examples of current-day material.
Cynthia Swartz, MM, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice and also is a psychiatric consultant in rural health clinics in northern Vermont. Prior to going to medical school she attended the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston, and has continued her independent study of Jungian psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University School of Music and currently studies and teaches violin and plays in local orchestras.
Marduk fighting Tiamat (Assyrian cylinder seal), Ninth-century B.C.