Winter/Spring 2017


Plays, Lectures, and Workshops
 

Haake: Casting Shadows (PLAY)
February 17 & 18, 7:30 PM / February 19, 2:00 PM
(Sorry, all performances are SOLD OUT)


Meyer: The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Carl G. Jung (LECTURE)
Friday, March 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dougherty: A Lived Practice: The Symbolic Function of Film-making in the Life of the Maker (LECTURE)
Friday, April 7,
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dougherty: The Theory and Practice of Active Imagination (WORKSHOP)
Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 1:00 PM

Culver: The Heart of Jung: How The Red Book Challenges and Changes Jungian Work
Friday, June 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM


Study Groups

 Saunders: Archetypes of the Enneagram
(2nd Session) 6 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25
Sorry - this group is FULL

Tomlinson: Dreams and the Imaginal
6 Sunday Afternoons, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30
Sorry - this group is FULL

Ferrentelli: Griffin, Sabine, and Jung
5 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
Sorry - this group is FULL

NOTE: Second sessions for Dreams and the Imaginal
and Griffin, Sabine, and Jung will be offered if study groups sell out.

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 Plays - Lectures - Workshops  

Casting Shadows
A play by Carol Haake
Directed by Susie Bradley

February 17 & 18, 7:30 pm (Sorry, all performances are SOLD OUT)
February 19, 2:00 pm
The Chapel Theater

6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105

$10-$15 in advance; $15-$20 at the door

“Casting Shadows” depicts the Jungian process of individuation, the inner impulse in a person that can urge one on to a fuller, more creative existence.

The play is a fairy tale about an aging queen who is caught in cultural and family expectations about women, aging, and her role as queen. A tragedy sends her running away into the woods where she meets persons from her past, unremembered parts of herself, and other helpful characters. Her experiences help her to become comfortable with herself as a maturing woman and a ruler.

Carol Haake has a doctorate in education from the University of MissouriSt. Louis. She has been a member of the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis for several years and has served on the Board of Directors. She has been interested in Shamanism and ritual for more than 15 years and has studied Native American and Celtic Shamanism with Pat Tuholski, naturalist and member of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. She has studied Incan Shamanism for the past 3 yearswith Carl Greer, Jungian Analyst and Shamanic Healer.


(Sorry, all performances are SOLD OUT)

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The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Carl G. Jung
Presented by Ruth Meyer, LCSW

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
First Congregational Church UCC Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 631055 Map it!
Fee: FREE, Donations Accepted (2 CEUs)

Alcoholics Anonymous was birthed on June 10, 1935, by two hopeless drunks, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. In the delivery room were three presences: Dr. William Silkworth, Dr. C. G. Jung, and the Oxford Groups. Each contributed to what would become the Twelve Steps. In this lecture we will begin with a basic understanding of the 12 Steps. We will then delve into the synchronicity of the three influences on Wilson and Smith before the two men met each other. We will focus especially on C. G. Jung’s impact on Alcoholics Anonymous and his contribution to Step 2, “What is the solution?”



Ruth Meyer, LCSW, has dedicated her life to social justice including work in Georgia, New York City, Nicaragua, Chile and the St. Louis area. She has been a student of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, for three decades, and currently she leads “Big Book” retreats.

 

 
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A Lived Practice: The Symbolic Function of Film-making in the Life of the Maker
Lecture presented by Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA

Friday Evening Lecture:
Friday, April 7, 2017,  7:00 - 9:00 PM  (2 CEUs)
First Congregational Church UCC
Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105
Map it!
Pre-registration online: Friends $15 / Full Time Students $5 / Others: $20
[Add $5 for at-the-door fees]

The symbolic function of the art-making process in the life of the maker and the current cultural assumptions working against it has been an on going concern that continues to occupy me. My motivation in addressing this topic is partly inspired by my work with artists in analysis, who often face diffi culty in consciously engaging the symbolic signifi cance of their creative work. Artists frequently resist viewing their work through a psychological lens, not
because they fear the revelation of psychopathologies, but rather to protect the seriousness of their artistic pursuit by keeping it separate from any psychological or symbolic usefulness.

The film-making process of Peter Thompson challenges this separation and holds the promise of bridging the divide between achieving both aesthetic signifi cance and symbolic meaning. In this presentation, we will view clips from a taped interview of Peter Thompson by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as well as view clips from his fi lms “Two Portraits” and “Universal Hotel” in order to experience both his approach to fi lm-making as well as how his fi lms function symbolically, both in his life and ours.

Finally, our examination of Peter’s film making process will reference Jung’s “practice of the image” as embodied in The Red Book, and his subsequent formulation of the symbolcreating function of the psyche and the development of the process active imagination as a means of coming to terms with the unconscious.

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The Theory and Practice of Active Imagination
Workshop presented by Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA

Saturday Workshop
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
First Congregational Church UCC Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105 Map it!
Fee: Pre-Registration - Friends $55 / Full Time Students $20 / Others $65
[Add $5 for at-the-door fees]
Drinks and continental breakfast items will be provided
All participants will need a journal and a pen.

Active imagination is a process in which one intentionally engages images, fi gures, and emotions in order
to establish a dialogue with the unconscious.

It is an active attempt to come to terms with aspects of our selves beyond our conscious ego identity. The
capacity for imaginal perception depends on the quality of attention and the willingness to participate with
unconscious contents.

This seminar will explore the theoretical and experiential aspects of active imagination in order to increase
one’s capacity to recognize and to be in relationship to unconscious contents. Participants will make use
of journal writing and image-making exercises as the means through which to engage active imagination.

Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is the former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and former Director of Training. She teaches in the Analyst Training Program in Chicago and elsewhere, and has numerous articles published on analytical psychology. She lectures on the clinical uses of fi lm as active imagination and the impact of Jung’s thought upon creative development and artistic production. As a printmaker and performance artist she exhibited nationally and internationally, with venues including The George Eastman House, NY; Franklin Furnace, NYC; University of Chicago; Museo Contemporaneo, Sao Paolo. In 2001, she was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement in the Arts” award by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for the Arts.

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The Heart of Jung: How The Red Book Challenges and Changes Jungian Work
Lecture presented by Sheldon Culver, D.D., M.Div.

Friday Evening Lecture:
Friday, June 9, 2017,  7:00 - 9:00 PM  (2 CEUs)
First Congregational Church UCC
Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105
Map it!
Pre-registration online: Friends $15 / Full Time Students $5 / Others: $20
[Add $5 for at-the-door fees]

Carl Jung pursued his work on The Red Book for 16 years, from 1914 to 1930, and then he ceased writing the text in the middle of a sentence.  This work was at the heart of all the rest of his exploration of psyche.  According to Jung historian, Sonu Shamdasani, in 1957Jung said “The years of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this…My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me…the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.”  

The problem is that this opus reflecting on those crucial, creative years was not available to the public until The Red Book (Liber Novus) was published in 2009. What Jung claimed to be central to his life work, undergirding all that he wrote and taught, only now begins to inform how we understand Jungian theory and practice.  

In this lecture, we will explore the origins and energies of The Red Book, look at what else Jung was doing with his life during those years, the books and articles he was publishing, and what influenced his decision to stop working on The Red Book. The focal point of this talk will be on how publication of RB offers new insight into Jung, and sheds a different light on Jungian work today, how the RB challenges and changes our understanding of both theory and practice, and where the work may go from here.

Sheldon Culver, D.D., M.Div., is a Jungian Analyst with an active, soul-healing practice in St Louis, MO. She is a graduate of Washington University and Eden Theological Seminary, both in St. Louis. She is a Diplomate with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, graduating from this North American training program in 1996. She is an active member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and The International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

Sheldon’s analytic work focuses on dreams and how they serve to guide soul’s journey. She is particularly interested in the specificity of dream images and the dynamics within the dream. She has done extensive study on “home” and belonging, on difference and the process of individuation, on women’s spiritual and psychological journeys, and on “the Fool” as a compelling and liberating archetypal image. She has a deep love for poetry, classical music and fine arts.

Sheldon is also an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. Having served congregations and middle judicatory ministries in Missouri and Illinois since 1974, she is now recently retired from this realm of service. Sheldon was born and raised in Massachusetts, one mile from Waldon Pond, and in the heart of “transcendental” New England. She credits the woods, fields and swamps of her childhood with the spiritual grounding of her life.

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 - Study Groups -

Archetypes of the Enneagram
Led by Toni Saunders, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist & Spiritual Director
Sorry - this group is FULL

(2nd session)  Tuesdays evenings 7 - 8:30 PM: March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25
$100 Friends, $120 Others (9 CEUs)
Limit of 6 participants.
The group will meet at a location in Webster Groves.

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for individuation and spiritual transformation. It presents us with 9 ways of being in the world, each associated with a family of archetypes and mythic themes. The group is designed for people interested in self exploration and spiritual transformation. Participants will be expected to share their insights and experiences. Participants will also be asked to purchase Archetypes of the Enneagram by Susan Rhodes.

Toni Saunders, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with children and adults for the last 40 years. After teaching at the Illinois Medical School, in 1980 she founded and directed the Capable Kid Counseling Centers. In 1998 Dr. Saunders trained in Spiritual Direction at the Institute for Spiritual Companionship. She was founder and co-director of Transformations: the Institute for Psychological and Spiritual Development. Dr. Saunders has been a student of the Enneagram for the past 16 years. She was co-president of the Midwest Enneagram Association from 2012-2014.

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Dreams and the Imaginal
Presented by Kay L Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Sorry - this group is FULL

6 Sunday Afternoons, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30
Limited to 8 participants.
Location: An office in Maplewood.
Fee: Friends $115, Others $135 (6 CEUs)

The imaginal world interpenetrates our waking reality, and its infl uence can be detected in dreams, synchronicities, and inner knowings. What is needed is a framework for understanding these non-rational encounters. We will continue our investigations into the workings of the imaginal by focusing on dreams and how they intersect with synchronicities, alchemy, and other imaginal manifestations to move us along our path to individuation. Along the way we will begin to develop a personal symbol system to help us better understand our dreams and waking-world events. Some of the work will be experiential, and there will be weekly reading/viewing assignments.

Kay L. Tomlinson, PhD, holds a degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation, “Working with the Imaginal: Art-Making and Dialogue with Figures of Soul,” explored the effect on the female psyche of the patriarchal silencing of women’s voices. Her research was performed from within a collaborative fi eld between the waking and imaginal worlds, taking place amid ordinary activities of everyday life. Kay’s current practice explores equine-guided learning from an imaginal perspective. Kay may be contacted at 636-448-2522, or by email at kay_tomlinson@msn.com.

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Griffin, Sabine, andJung
Presented by
Francesca Ferrentelli, Ph.D.
Sorry - this group is FULL

5 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
Limited to 12 participants.
Location: Private home in Tower Grove.
Fee: Friends $75; Others $95 (10 CEUs)

Griffin Moss is an unhappy, lonely (but unconsciously so) postcard artist living in London, whose life is forever changed when he receives a cryptic postcard from Sabine Stroheman, a woman he has never met. She is an island dweller, an artist of postage stamps, and strangely appealing to Griffin. They begin a strange and wonderful correspondence. Who is Sabine? What does she want of Griffin, and why does he become suspicious of her and her motives? Over the course of the trilogy, Griffin and Sabine, Sabine’s Notebook, and The Golden Mean, their relationship becomes more complicated, and Griffi n learns a great deal about himself. When Griffi n wants to end things completely, Sabine insists that she will not be cast aside so lightly. In this study group we will examine the relationship of Griffin and Sabine, the characters themselves, and explore the many Jungian concepts held within this captivating story.

Francesca Ferrentelli, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Coach. Dr. Ferrentelli is in private practice in Clayton, MO and works part-time for SSM. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Psychology from Lindenwood University in 1993 and her Doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2003.

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Scholarships 

The Jung Society Board has decided to make a limited number of scholarships available for attendance to our lectures and workshops.  Our aim is to make Jungian ideas more available and accessible. The Board feels comfortable with allotting some budget to a scholarship fund.  However, to make more scholarships available, we are appealing to the community to help with funding through donations to the Society.  Please donate by using PayPal on this website or mail your check to the Jung Society of St. Louis, P.O. Box 11724, St. Louis, MO 63105.  Scholarship Application Form

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