Mary Dougherty on the Creative Process

Mary Dougherty, Jungian Analyst, and faculty member at the Chicago Jung Institute presented a lecture Friday, April 7 and a workshop Saturday, April 8. Her lecture focused on the impetus for creativity. She used “Universal Hotel,” a film created by her late husband, Peter Thompson, to illustrate how dreams, images, active imagination, synchronicity, and the process of individuation operate consciously and unconsciously in the creative process. She presented a short lecture, showed the film and then led a discussion.  In…

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Ruth Meyer on AA

March 10, 2017 – Ruth Meyer, LCSW, former Jung Board Member and longtime Jung Society member gave an impressive presentation to a full house on the history of AA and the development of the 12 Steps along with the contribution of Dr. Carl Jung. She presented the history with many details of names and dates adding the ‘synchronicity’ instrumental in the development of AA and the twelve steps. She spoke of the significant contribution of Dr. Carl Jung who was in…

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Carol Haake’s Play “Casting Shadows”

February 17-19, 2017 – The St. Louis Jung Society was proud to sponsor the sold out premier performances of the play “Casting Shadows”, Feb. 17-19, 2017, written by former Board member and longtime Society member, Carol Haake. Many people worked diligently to accomplish this success. Rose Holt, Jungian Analyst and former Board Advisor was a dedicated mentor to Carol Haake and the Premier performance of the Play.  The following quote from Rose, included in a report to the Board, beautifully conveys…

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Avis Clendenen on Hildegard and Jung

Avis Clendenen, Ph.D. gave impressive media presentions and lectures at her events Friday and Saturday Oct. 14 & 15, 2016. She overviewed her extensive research and ideas from her book on Hildegard of Bingen and Dr. Carl Jung. Although their lives were centuries apart, she outlined interesting parallels in their lives and experiences. Dr. Clendenen is well known for her multisensory media presentations of her research along with her lectures inspiring thought provoking ideas and discussions. Part of our St. Louis…

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Deborah Stutsman Graduation

September 10, 2016: Celebrating Deborah Stutsman’s graduation from the Chicago Jung Institute Analyst Training Program. Deborah was President of the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis from 2003 until 2009. Deborah Stutsman receives her Diploma from Steve Martz, President of the Chicago Association of Jungian Analysts, and Arlo Compaan, Director of the Analyst Training Program.

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Pam Behnen: Atticus Finch from an Archetypal Perspective

September 9, 2016: Through film clips, photos, and a bit of music, Pam Behnen gave a well attended and appreciated lecture on our relationships with the Atticus Finch of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, looking at him as an archetypal image in the collective consciousness, and how that image served to motivate change. She gave us questions to ponder on what the shattering of Atticus’ image in the 2015 book ‘Go Set a Watchman’ might mean to us as readers, as students…

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Gary Sparks: “Where does your Flower Grow?”

On July 15-16, 2016, Gary Sparks, Jungian Analyst presented a thought provoking Friday lecture and Saturday workshop further illuminating his research including involving attendees analyzing dreams and discussing with whole group. His programs’ title: “Where does your Flower Grow?” presented his research on the patterns in History profiled in Toynbee and Jung works with timely questions to examine.

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Play Committee Meeting at the Chapel Theater

On Thursday, June 29, 2016, Wilson West, coordinator for The Chapel Theater hosted some of the group preparing for production of Carol Haake’s play, “Casting Shadows,” at the Chapel Theater next February. Group members attending were: Sandy Cooper, president of the C.G. Jung Society; Society board members, Julie Schulte, Peter van Arsdale, and Rose Holt; the playwright, Carol Haake; the play director, Susie Bradley; and Don Weseman, director for set design. The theater is a warm and welcoming place, just…

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Kay Tomlinson on the ‘Imaginal’

April 8, 2016, Dr. Kay Tomlinson presented on the ‘Imaginal’, and captivated a large audience for her event. Her stories and illustrations with her varied experiences and research on the ‘Imaginal’ provided an in depth understanding of the topic. She provided interesting examples of exploring the ‘imaginal’ with notebooks and dreams comparing experiences Jung illuminated with the ‘Red Book’. Many attendees expressed interest in her offering a study group on the topic in the future.

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Christine Downing: ‘Sisters: Outer and Inner, Mythic and Archetype’

March 11-12, 2016 The Martha Sue (Spreitler) Boaz Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Christine Downing on ‘Sisters: Outer and Inner, Mythic and Archetype’ on Mar. 11 followed by a Saturday, Mar. 12 workshop was well attended by our community. Dr. Downing gave an illuminating lecture on ‘Sisters’ Friday night. The Saturday workshop was spent working with personal reflective writing on questions posed by Dr. Downing with voluntary sharing with the group for further discussion. it was a deep appreciative meaningful experience for many…

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