Programme of Events 

2020 September to June 2021 

 Our Autumn Plenaries will All be Live Online Zoom Events

We will review this again in the New Year

 

Friday 18th SEPT 2020 (7.30-9pm BST) 

International Zoom Event San Francisco USA

HILDEGARD ILLUMINATIONS, JUNG & THE RED BOOK

Kayleen Asbo,  Passionate Scholar: a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves myth, music, psychology, history and art with experiential learning. 

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Carl Jung and Hildegard of Bingen were both powerful mystics whose connection to transpersonal forces led them to boldly embrace unconventional lives of healing and wholeness. Jung's visionary experiences  in the 20th century became the basis for his celebrated Red Book from  which all of his later theories on depth psychology emerged. 900 years before, the Benedictine Abbess Hildegard of Bingen had a midlife awakening that opened the floodgates of inspiration, leading her to become a  theologian, playwright, composer and pioneer of natural medicine as well as a spiritual director and artist. In this visually rich presentation, cultural historian and mythologist Dr. Kayleen Asbo will  share the parallel processes of these two extraordinary geniuses, and reveal how the artistic process can become the seed for our own  illumination.

Friday 16 OCT 2020 

International Zoom Event from Essex UK

SYNCHRONICITY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Professor Roderick Main,  University of Essex

Jung developed the concept of synchronicity as part of his critique of the cultural condition of his day, which he saw as characterised by excessive rationalism in science, loss of a sense of the sacred, and social mass-mindedness—a condition that could be aptly described in terms of Weber’s notion of disenchantment.  In this talk we consider whether synchronicity, as a holistic principle of acausal connection through meaning, might also have anything to contribute towards addressing the many social, political, and environmental crises that beset our contemporary world.

Friday 20th                                          NOV 2020

International Zoom Event from London UK

TOWARDS AN ECOPSYCHOTHERAPY

Mary-Jayne Rust, Jungian Analyst,

Ecopsychologist

In this talk I will share some stories from the consulting room of deep love, attachment and loss in our relationships with the nonhuman world. As ecological and social crises worsen, many are experiencing a range of emotional responses including eco-grief or eco-anxiety, part of what some call ‘separation sickness’, a cultural trauma passed down through many generations. As we re-member our deep bonds with the whole earth community, and struggle to come to terms with ourselves as animals, we may find our way into an experience of living inside a conscious, sacred matrix. This way of being in the world is ancient, as Jung has often described. This shift in perspective can often be supported by taking therapy outdoors as well as through the dream world. These issues are central to the work of ecopsychotherapy.

Friday 15th JANUARY 2021

International Zoom Event NYC  USA

7.30-9pm British Standard Time

THE RACIAL COMPLEX

Fanny Brewster

Jungian Analyst

and Author

Dr Brewster is the author of three books: The Racial Complex (2019), Archetypal Grief (2018), and African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (2017)

 

Dr Brewster will discuss the subject of her latest book.

In The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, Dr Brewster revisits and examines Jung’s classical writing on the theory of complexes, relating it directly to race in modern society.  In this groundbreaking exploration, Brewster explores how racial complexes influence personality development, cultural behaviour and social and political status, and how they impact contemporary black & white, American racial relations.

 

She also investigates aspects of the racial complex including archetypal shadow as core, constellations and their expression, and cultural trauma in the African diaspora. Analysing Jung’s work with a renewed lens, Brewster extends Jung’s work to become more inclusive of culture and ethnicity, The book concludes with a discussion of racial complexes as a continuous psychological state and how to move towards personal, cultural and collective healing.

DR FANNY BREWSTER - Jungian Analyst & Author

20% DISCOUNT ON HER BOOKS - Use code “FLR40”

The Racial Complex

www.routledge.com/9780367177706

Archetypal Grief

www.routledge.com/9780415789066

African Americans and Jungian Psychology

www.routledge.com/9781138952768

Friday 19th FEB 2021 

EMBODIED ACTIVE IMAGINATION:

PORTAL TO THE SOUL

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi,

Jungian Analyst, IGAP

Body Psychotherapist

This will be a Weaving in of Jungian Psychology with Authentic Movement, which is rooted in Jung’s Active Imagination. Clinical work will be included, regarding Trauma and the Body (the per- sonal and the collective body). Trauma in the body is also a mir- ror reflection of the way we traumatise our planet Earth, and the depletion of her resources is a destruction of our immune system.

Friday MARCH 12th (SECOND FRIDAY) 2021  

THE ANCESTORS

Melanie Rein, Jungian Analyst, IGAP

Image:   Israhel van Meckenem  -  Ornament with the Tree of Jesse, 1480–90

With kind permission of The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

This talk will consider the unconscious patterns which run through families and generations of families, as one generation inherits, responds and reacts to the complexes and archetypal energies of the previous generation – and even of the generation before that – parents, grandparents and in some cases, great-grandparents. Melanie Rein will draw on the symbolic nature of the genogram, or psychological genealogy tree, exploring its connection to the Tree of Life and its value as a visual image for eliciting, revealing and deepening insights into family and ancestral patterning. 

 

Melanie Rein (PhD) is a training analyst and accredited supervisor with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) and a member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP).

Friday 16th APRIL 2021

LILITH: CULTURE and DIVERSITY

Edna Shahaf,

Jungian Analyst, IGAP

Educator

Eric Neumann has famously written about the "fear of the feminine"' But "fear of" is not something usually associated with the feminine, which has been and still is regarded as inferior and lacking authority in most cultures.

Masculine spirit, and its capacity to order and rule, has been the highest value: "the devaluation of the feminine is to be understood as an attempt at overcoming the fear of the feminine and its dangerous aspect as the Great Mother and as anima"... (Neumann, The Fear of the Feminine", Princeton 1994). The Figure of Lilth tells the story of what happened to the devalued Feminine in its exile: of its suffering, its rage and its come back, with all the terrible consequences associated with it.

The Speaker will aim to reflect on the significance of the figure of Lilith and the "fear of the feminine" with regards to both current collective trends and patients in their clinical analytical practice.

Friday 21st MAY 2021 

MYTHICAL BEASTS: 

Imagination in Dreams 

& Transformation

Through the Imaginal,

Healing Alchemy of Nature

Philippa Campbell,

 Jungian Analyst, IGAP

Image from: 

The image of the labyrinth gives us a path to follow when complexes are activated, when the dream offers guidance and when the imagination heals. It is a left handed path that leads through helplessness towards knowledge. It is also a path where love threads it’s way beside us, Ariadne’s clue as we shall see is fundamental to the process. 

With the help of the Myth of the Labyrinth this talk will explore our journeying from helplessness to hopefulness.

As Jung has written:

 

Without such a vision (the Liverpool dream ) I might perhaps have lost my orientation and been compelled to abandon my understanding. But here the meaning had been made clear. When I parted from Freud, I knew I was plunging into the 

unknown. Beyond Freud, after all, I knew nothing; but I had taken the step into darkness. When that happens, and then such a dream comes, one feels it is an act of grace ( Jung CW9, p. 199).

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

05 September 2020 -  Was Outdoors

Experiential with social distancing

May Workshop 2021 - Indoors 

May possibly be Zoom depending on where we all are in the Spring

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOP 5 SEPT 2020 - OUTDOORS

ECOPSYCHOLOGY: EXPLORING THE SELF IN NATURE

12.30 - 4.30pm 

 

Participant numbers

limited to 10

 Location:

A lovely huge Wildlife Meadow in North Cambridge

Gillian Brown: CJC Chair, MA, SOPH, BRCP, 

Chair CJC, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist & EcoPsychologist

This workshop will guide participants on an enquiry into their own nature through being in nature. We will walk out in nature, and look at how we exist symbolically and relationally within the environment, how therapy might work outside the therapy room and how an understanding of our place in the natural world may help address the urgent ecological challenges of our times.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

SAT 22 MAY 2021

PHILEMON, KA, AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JUNG'S RED BOOK AND ART 1919-1923; SOME REFLECTIONS

Diane Finiello Zervas, Jungian Training Analyst, IGAP, Educator (Red Book Seminars), Author, Private Practice, London

Author of Imitations of Individuation: Jung's Mandala Paintings in the Red Book, 1915-20

 

Diane is currently interested in Jung’s visual imagery in The Red Book, and is one of the leaders of the London Liber Novus reading seminars organised by The Circle of Analytical Psychology. Her essay on Jung’s mandala sketches, “Intimations of the Self”, was published by Norton in The Art of C.G. Jung, 2019.

 

Thanks to the publication of The Red Book (2009) and The Art of C.G. Jung (2019), we now have a substantial corpus of the visual images that Jung created whilst he was concurrently developing analytical psychology between 1913 and 1923.

 

In my workshop/seminar, I will identify several previously unrecognised representations of two of Jung’s most important personifications, the ‘dominant fathers’ Philemon and Ka. With their identities revealed, it becomes possible to trace their roles in some of Jung’s artistic works that include the image of the cross-quartered circle and sphere (which Jung called the quadratura circuli), his prime example of the reconciling symbol of the creation of the new god, and of individuation. Powerpoint images will be included and there will be ample time for discussion.

There are no Plenaries or Workshops in July, August or December

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