Archive for archetype
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.
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.
TYPOLOGY AS THE BASIS OF A LIFE JOURNEY
Saturday Workshop: April 2, 2011
Giannini will lead participants, with their constant input, in a life journey, based on the four couplings and aided by Erik Erikson’s eight life ages, as well as Jung’s overarching two stages of life, which are discussed in Jung’s mid-life crisis, as now so amazingly described in his Red Book. Our journey with the couplings begins with an SF parental phase, followed by an ST competitive phase, then a typical mid-life crisis, a plunge into an NF creative phase of new discoveries with memories, dreams and reflections, and finally an expanded NT philosophical/spiritual phase. Giannini will seek participant input throughout.
Finally, in the NF and NT phases, Giannini will demonstrate that the intuitive function here not only embraces the other types, but also is found in the essence of every archetype, every synchronicity experience, and finally constitutes the basic structure of the synchronicity principle, which Jung described as the “universal substratum in the environment,” and so of psyche.
Expectations and Preparations:
That the instructor will be open to full participation and dialogue.
That each participant will know his/her typology.
That each participant will have read the assigned material that the instructor will send or, if so desired, read Chapters 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 of Compass of the Soul.
JOHN GIANNINI, MA, MBA, MDiv is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. He holds an MDiv in Religion and Psychology from St. Albert’s College, an MA in Psychology and Religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an MBA from Stanford University, and an LCPC certification with the State of Illinois. John has published articles and lectures widely throughout the U.S. and Canada on the wounded child within, and narcissistic/addictive behavior. He is the author of Compass of the Soul, an updated understanding of typology. He is now completing a book entitled The Sacred Secret: The Maternal Principle and Her Love in Persons and Nature.