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 the problem of communication: the opening, that is to say, of one’s own truth and depth to the depth and truth of another in such a way as to establish an authentic community of existence.” Rose walked a fine line between the ineffable and conceivable, guiding us through Jung’s experience, what lead him to his theories, and how those reveal the personality through our existence. Bravo, Rose! 

Lenita Newberg on Recent Discoveries

October 24, 2014: Lenita Newberg gave a fascinating look at recent discoveries applicable to living in today’s world, including a psychoanalitic perspective on meditation, EMDR, and other techniques. Thank you Dr. Newberg!

Fall 2014 Study Groups

Fall, 2014: Study Groups are a valuable resource, continuing to enrich Society members as they plumb the depths of Jung’s psychology. The image below is from Rose Holt’s Red Book Study Group. One doesn’t need to be a professional to attend any of the Society’s events, just an interest and a desire to explore.

James Hollis

September 26-27, 2014: James Hollis presented with his usual, uncanny ability to convey his ideas of such breadth and depth, with warmth and focus, as to make them so intimately accessible to us all. We cherish every time our friend, Dr. Hollis, comes to our fair city!

20th Anniversary Dinner

August 2nd, 2014: Some things shared by various members of the Board upon reflecting on our 20th anniversary dinner: 
“I loved the darkness punctuated by candle flames, like vivid spots of consciousness surrounded by the deep.” 
“I enjoyed the stories and energy in the room.”
“A wonderful evening! I enjoyed it enormously–the Friends, the talks, the sharing, the food.”
Someone said “It takes a village…” and another responded “..and we have one”.
We are grateful to all past, present and future, who participate, contribute, and share through the Society. Thank you!

Summer 2014 Study Groups

Summer, 2014: The image below is of the study group facilitated by Rick Yakima, PhD, that studied Monika Wikman’s book, The Pregnant Darkness, a complex but pleasing work focused on the archetypal processes of descent, death, rebirth and transformation. Monika’s close acquaintance with “the spirit of the depths” was evident throughout.

Mary Dougherty on Shadow

May 30-31, 2014: In a lecture accompanied by stunning slides, Mary Dougherty shared her beautiful interpretation of how shadow manifests through relationship in the film “The Piano.” Under her gentle guidance, participants in the next day’s workshop opened themselves to greater awareness of their own shadow aspects through intense journaling and drawing with pastels. Thank you, Mary!

Ken James: ‘Luck, Fate, Hazard, and Consciousness’

Dr. Ken James presented a lecture and workshop April 25 and 26 which was greatly appreciated by the many attendees. He gave noteworthy clarity to some of Jung’s dense writings on ‘Luck, Fate, Hazard, and Consciousness’ with helpful good humor along with his excellent computer programming of audio/visual footage, clear outline summaries/diagrams and audio of speakers. The photos convey the great joy experienced.

Spring 2014 Study Groups

Spring, 2014. Study Groups are a valuable resource, continuing to enrich Society members as they plumb the depths of Jung’s psychology. The image below is from “A Study of Jung’s Aion, Volume 9, II of The Collected Works” presented by presented by Rose Holt, M.A. One doesn’t need to be a professional to attend any of the Society’s events, just an interest and a desire to explore. 

Mary Wells Barron on Alexander McQueen

March 14, 2014 – Mary Wells Barron, Jungian Analyst, gave her presentation and accompanying slide show on the art of Alexander McQueen. The questions and responses after the presentation further stimulated consciousness about artists and archetypes. Many people attended and expressed their appreciation for the evening.