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September 17, 2011 Workshop with Guilford Dudley, Ph.D.
The workshop will explore “wonder” as a double motif in one’s inner descent: wondering what are the fundamental truths and lies permeating one’s life, and wonder as in “the wondrous, ineffable nature of inner exploration,” often guided by dreams. Images and motifs from Alice in Wonderland include swimming across the sea of tears (working through grief), and the imagery of growing and shrinking in size (inflation and depression). The workshop will also focus on the inner figures that populate our unconscious, in both their personal and archetypal forms. Participants will be encouraged to contribute efforts to integrate inner parental, mentor, and lover figures, as well as to “wonder” what we will leave to our children and intimate friends who will have to integrate us as their inner figures after we die.
Guilford Dudley is a Jungian Analyst working in Northern New Mexico. He has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and three degrees from Yale University. Guil is completing a manuscript for a memoir entitled: “A Penny for Your Truth: Confessions of a Jungian Analyst,” in which he narrates his own journey through the dark, but often amusing, sides of an aristocratic family and its mythic claims to English royalty, along with the descent into his own nether realms while living in a remote cabin in the California mountains, accessible in the winter only by dogsled. He is a member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, and the author of two books on myth, and an unpublished manuscript on the apocalyptic imagination.