Programme of Events
2021 January to June 2021
Plenaries will All be Live Online Zoom Events
We will review this again through the Year
Contact Events Secretary: Lorna McNeur
Friday MARCH 12th (SECOND FRIDAY) 2021
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
Jungian Analyst, IGAP
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
Imagination in Dreams
Through the Imaginal,
Healing Alchemy of Nature
Jungian Analyst, IGAP
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).
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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
Zoom Workshop will be limited to 25 participants
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.
PREVIOUS PLENARIES this year 2020-21
There are no Plenaries or Workshops in July, August or December