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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Rose Holt: ‘An Approach to the Dream’

January 29, 2016: Rose Holt, Jungian Analyst, gave an illuminating lecture on ‘An approach to the Dream’ which included an insightful list of hypotheses to consider when approaching the Dream. The audience was captivated with her knowledge and experience while she presented the material, as well as providing wonderfully astute feedback to the many questions and personal experiences provided by those attending. She has posted the entire lecture including the points she compiled from her research and experience on her…

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Study Groups

Fall/Winter, 2015: Study Groups are a valuable resource, continuing to enrich Society members as they plumb the depths of Jung’s psychology. This photo is from Rose Holt’s group “Readings in Jung – Psychology and Religion”.

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2015 Jung in the Heartland Conference ‘Alter of the Earth’

September 10-13, 2015: From one of the participants, here is how the magic of the 4th conference happened: “First, there was the very subject of the retreat, THE ALTAR OF THE EARTH, which invites reverence and holding. Next, the opening exercises in the chapel brought us into sacred space. Asking each of us to identify ourselves and our reason for being there created a sense of community. Because of the smaller number of conferees, we were afforded many opportunities to converse…

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2015 Spring Study Groups

Spring, 2015: Study Groups are a valuable resource, continuing to enrich Society members as they plumb the depths of Jung’s psychology. These photos are from the last meeting of “Revising Your Life Story,” facilitated by Carol Haake. We are gathered around a fire pit in Nancy Kibben’s yard after have completed a fire ceremony.

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Dennis Slattery on Personal Myths

April 10-11, 2015: The concept of myth took on richly expanded meaning in Dr. Slattery’s lecture. In the next day’s workshop, he invited participants to four thirty minute “riting” exercises, which were deeply meaningful to everyone as the “riters” chose to share them. Thank you, Dennis, for creating the container in which participants were able to access and express parts of the personal myth within which their lives are unfolding.

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Stephen Aizenstat’s ‘Dream Tending’

March 20-21, 2015: Dr. Stephen Aizenstat discussed Dream Tending, his unique approach to dream work. He reminded us that the dream is alive and to notice “who is visiting.” In traditional Jungian dream work, one associates, amplifies, then animates. Dream Tending begins with animation, and on Saturday, we were treated to a demonstration.

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Donald Kalsched: ‘Trauma and the Soul’

February 13-15, 2015: Blending his roots in Edinger with body-awarness, Dr. Donald Kalsched gave a thoroughly fascinating look into Trauma and the Soul. We were so pleased to see many out-of-towners make their way to St. Louis for this wonderful weekend. Thank you, Dr. Kalsched! 

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Rose Holt: ‘A Jungian View of Wholeness’

Friday, December 05, 2014: Rose Holt did a masterful job of working through some of Jung’s more challenging concepts, bringing them to light in such a way that the group attended were inspired to ask wonderfully thought-provoking questions. A paraphrase of Heinrich Zimmer via Joseph Campbell speaks to the evening’s experience. “The best things cannot be told, the second best are misunderstood. After that comes civilized conversation; after that, mass indoctrination; after that, intercultural exchange. And so, proceeding, we come to…

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