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In this Friday evening talk JoHanna McNamee will explore the relationships between DreamTending, Tending Psyche and the works of Carl Jung, James Hillman, and Robert Johnson. The important questions are “Who’s visiting?” and “What’s happening here?” The question is not “What does this mean?” The dream always has insights that can be brought forward into everyday life. This is the power of the dream. JoHanna will also provide examples of relevant DreamTendings she has explored with her clients.
In addition to dreams, we can tend situations in waking life such as relationship, work, and health issues. By using symbol and metaphor we can experience fresh insights and emotional responses to the stuck, resistant, as well as the painful places and chronic issues in our lives.
JoHanna McNammee, MA, earned a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University in California and completed advanced training in DreamTending with Dr. Steven Aizenstat at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. JoHanna also has training in Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Psychodrama and Addictions Counseling. She sees clients, facilitates groups, and offers Creativity & Depth Workshops in Sedona and Prescott, Arizona. In addition, JoHanna gives regular presentations to the graduate students at Prescott College.
This one-hour talk will focus on various archetypal figures, both feminine and masculine, that appear in the course of women’s individuation. Their roles in disempowering women for whom these archetypes remain unconscious will be contrasted with their more positive influence toward strengthening the female self when they are faced and integrated. Dr. Beebe will give examples of how the types of consciousness such archetypes are often carrying for women in less conscious ways can become available for conscious use.
John Beebe, MD, has deepened and illuminated international understanding of psychological type through his 8-function, 8-archetype model of the psyche. A past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and the author of Integrity in Depth, Dr. Beebe has been writing and teaching about Jungian typology, often combined with studies of classic and popular movies, for four decades. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is co-author, with Virginia Apperson, of The Presence of the Feminine in Film.
Friday Lecture-February 22, 2013
In this one-hour talk Dennis explores the relevant relationships that develop between the dominant mythology that fuels literary classics and the personal mythology of the reader. For the past forty years he has studied and lectured about the great works of western literature and through these majestic narratives he has engaged and developed his own individuation process. Dennis explores the value of psyche’s fictional “as if” basis and use both Dante’s Commedia and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick to illustrate his hunches.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., has been teaching for over forty years and has enjoyed the position as core faculty in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute for the past nine years. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 18 books as well as hundreds of articles on culture, literature, psyche, and mythos. His works include one novel with Charles Asher as well as four volumes of poetry. His current books include Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through Dante’s Commedia (2010); with Jennifer Selig he co-edited the following two collections: Reimagining Education: Essays on Revising the Soul of Learning (2009) and The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination (2012).
Friday Evening Talk – January 18, 2013
Marilia will introduce an archetypal perspective on the effectiveness of fairy tales and storytelling toward understanding the roundabout awakening process in committed couples. The 2000 year-old Apuleius tale of the marriage of Eros & Psyché, as retold by Robert Johnson in She, will be her point of departure. The focus of the talk, however, will be the essence of the 1700s French version of the story—La Belle & la Bête—as interpreted by filmmaker Jean Cocteau in post-war France (1946), and by the Walt Disney animated version, Beauty and the Beast (1991).
The fairytale Beauty and the Beast, as proposed by Jung, is about the awakening process in ourselves and in marriage. It is about human transformation and transcendence through self-knowledge, intentional dialogue, selflessness, and moral capacity. In essence, it is about the birth of Consciousness.
For couples interested in healthy relationships, awareness of this process invites psychological growth, synergy, integrity, and the ability “to see the Other.” For couples therapists, awareness of archetypal forces in couple-making might facilitate more precise, concise, and to-the-point clinical interventions. For Jungians, it is a delightful voyage into the depths of our most enduring archetypes.
Marilia would like to suggest the following resources to enjoy prior to attending the presentation and workshop.
- Robert Johnson’s She: Understanding Feminine Psychology (1989)
- Erich Neumann’s Amor and Psyché (Paperback Edition, 1971)
- Disney animated version of Beauty and the Beast (Special Edition, 2002)
- Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête (Criterion Collection, 2003), with English subtitles
Marilia Baker, MSW, is a multicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Keenly interested in Carl G. Jung’s teachings and depth psychology since 1961, Ms. Baker studied the Intensive Journal with Ira Progroff in Boston in the 1970s. Over the past 50 years she has sought knowledge and wisdom from Jungian luminaries, among them Jean Shinoda Bolen, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, James Hillman, James Hollis, Murray Stein, Jonathan Young, and Marion Woodman. These authors and many others have opened up meaningful psychological and spiritual pathways throughout her professional life.
In addition, Baker’s personal experiences throughout an international, transcultural 45-year marriage, contributed to her scientific interest in the meanderings of a dyad’s developmental journey, and on how couples are harnessed together by the force of archetypal energies.
Board Member of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, Ms. Baker is an International Consultant and Advisor to Centro Ericksoniano de Mexico, and Invited Faculty at the Milton H. Erickson Foundation international congresses on Ericksonian Approaches. Author of A Tribute to Elizabeth Moore Erickson: Colleague Extraordinaire, Wife, Mother and Companion (2004), also published in French, Portuguese and Spanish. Marilia Baker is an Advisor on Board of Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung.
October 26, 2012 Friday Evening Talk with Kathy Shimpock
Carl Jung began creating daily mandalas in 1916 during a particularly difficult time in his life. These were sketched in a small notebook, the imagery from which became a cryptogram of his own inner state. Jung viewed the mandalas as archetypes and later said, “I guarded them like precious pearls… It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation.” Kathy will explore Jung’s process for working with mandalas, as told in his writings and illuminated in The Red Book. She will discuss how his work made explicit in The Red Book has provided us with a detailed map leading to our own self-discovery.
Kathy Shimpock has 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, researcher and administrator. She is currently working as a transpersonal practitioner specializing in expressive arts, spiritual guidance and practice, hypnosis and energetic medicine. Kathy came to the holistic field by way of a career in law, working as a lawyer and as a law librarian in both the academic and private sectors. She has received a JD, MLL and MBA degrees. In 2008, Kathy became interested in learning hypnosis as a means of dealing with her chronic pain. Since then, she has become a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master Teacher and a certified spiritual guidance mentor (specializing in spiritual practice). She is currently an instructor at the Southwest Institute of Healing Art and president of Symbols of Soul. Kathy is also an approved facilitator for SoulCollage®, a creative process for personal and spiritual growth and development, based on the work of Seena Frost. Kathy is the author of two books and over 40 articles in the legal field.
Psyche’s Love Story – October 5, 2012
Friday Evening Talk with Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
In this Friday evening talk Susan will engage us to explore the many conscious and unconscious ingredients of love. Love is an instinct, an archetype, a movement of the spirit. It also has an amoral quality. Or, does it? We trace the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros as they wend their way through many obstacles to unite with each other. This story is one of, and beyond, gender while involving the age-old pattern of union and disunion and union again that occurs between people as intra and inter-psychic experiences. This involves beauty, envy, curiosity, and even the breaking of rules in order to find oneself anew through love. This is a part of the profound and immense journey that we embark upon, in many forms, throughout life.
Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst trained in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Paradise Valley, Arizona. For many years Susan has enjoyed giving workshops and presentations at various venues, and she lectures worldwide on Jungian analytical psychology. She is the author of several journal articles on daughters and fathers, Puella, Sylvia Plath in Plath Profiles, a chapter in the four editions of Counseling and Psychotherapy textbook and a chapter in Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture, 2009. She is a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts, the International Association of Analytical Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and Phoenix Friends of Jung. Click here for her website.
Friday Evening Talk with Lisa Whitlow, MA, D.Min.
Spotlight on the Shadow
February 17, 2012
Lisa Whitlow, MA, D.Min. lives and works in the Kansas City area. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Spiritual Studies. She has worked for over ten years as Jungian therapist, spiritual mentor, teacher and retreat leader. Lisa has received specialized training in expressive arts therapies, guided imagery and meditation, hypnotherapy, and energy therapy. She is an emeritus member of the Board of the Kansas City Friends of Jung and teaches classes for them on a regular basis. She has facilitated retreats in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Idaho, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Lecture with Stephen Kenneally, Jung’s Concept of Individuation
January 20, 2012
Individuation, the lifelong development of the personality, is central to Jung’s psychology. It is the process of becoming the person one is innately meant to be. While aspects of this concept have been embraced by popular culture, the true depth and scope of Jung’s theory requires a much closer examination. Rather than merely describing a simple version of self-improvement, individuation describes an intricate process of becoming a person who can relate deeply to his or her psyche.
Stephen Kenneally, MBA, MFT, is a Jungian psychotherapist and consultant in Santa Monica, CA. He teaches psychology and ethics at Antioch University and is the current Chair of the Opus Archives and Research Center (a research institute within Pacifica Graduate Institute that holds the archives of Joseph Campbell and other eminent scholars in depth psychology and mythology). Prior to becoming a psychotherapist Stephen worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan. He received a BS in economics from Harvard, an MBA from the Darden School of Business, and an MA in psychology counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is currently an analyst-in-training at the C. G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles, where he offers periodic lectures.
Lecture with Scott Haasarud, Ph.D. - Jung’s Contribution to Understanding Jesus
December 9, 2011
- Jung observed that human beings are meaning makers and that the nature of human understanding and meaning making is essentially mythic as well as rational. The purpose of this lecture is to use the archetypal and mythological insights of Jung to shed light on the meaning that the Gospel stories of Jesus have for our lives today. For example the birth of Jesus reminds us of the virgin birth of the hero and the mythic significance of the great mother goddess. Stories like the prodigal son are deeply related to the archetype of individuation. This lecture will use some of the basic ideas of the psychology of C.G. Jung as tools for interpreting myth, specifically the myths that were projected onto Jesus of Nazareth, the central events in his life, and the stories he told.
Scott Haasarud is an ordained Lutheran Minister in private practice as a spiritual director, Jungian oriented therapist and pastoral counselor. His doctoral degree is in Religion and Psychology and he studied for many years at the C.G Jung Institute in Los Angeles. He spent one year as a matriculated student at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. For questions about the workshop or lecture, you may contact Scott by email or call him at 602 265-2500.