Francesca Ferrentelli “Texting and Sexting: Hermes Trumps Aphrodite”

November 19th, 2010 – Francesca Ferrentelli eloquently revealed the current state of electronic communication today, as seen through the archetypes of Hermes and Aphrodite.  She re-told the story of Hermes in way that was fresh and exciting, as well as providing movie clips to reinforce points on the qualities of these archetypes.  Many were engaged to bring questions and offered other great ideas to the discussion.  “Texting and Sexting: Hermes Trumps Aphrodite” was obviously a topic of great interest. Thank you, Dr.…

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Jenny Yates on The Red Book

May 14th – 15th, 2010 – Jenny Yates returned to present on The Red Book.  With her related presence, astute knowledge of the material and great sense of humor, she guided us through many of the images in Jung’s most recently published work.  She associated not only what period of time he produced a given piece of artwork, but what was happening in his life at each “snapshot” so that we had an idea of what may have prompted him to…

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Jan Bauer on Money

April 16th – 17th, 2010 – Jan Bauer gave an insightful lecture Friday night on the mysteries of money in our lives.  Her experience of living in Montreal, Quebec lent an interesting contrast to American perceptions of money; how it is perceived, used and psychologically processed.  Lively discussion was fueled by attendees, curious in both individual and collective aspects of the ideas she presented so clearly.  Saturday, in an intense day-long workshop, she challenged the participants with a series of intriguing exercises. Each…

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The Legacies of Freud and Jung

February 19th – 20th, 2010 – Joseph Callahan, M.D., Cheryl Lawler, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Lenita Newberg, M.S.W. Sheldon Culver, M. Div., Rose Holt, M.A. presented on “The Legacies of Freud and Jung”.  Our presentations this weekend inaugurated an exciting St. Louis dialogue between the Jungians and the Freudians. A large audience enjoyed comparative psychoanalytic (post-Freudian) and analytic psychology (post-Jungian) reviews of the movie “The Soloist”, looking at relationship, projection, and dynamics of the unconscious as they revealed themselves in the two main characters. …

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2010 Friend’s Meeting

January 22nd, 2010 – Our annual Friend’s Meeting brought warmth and camaraderie on an otherwise cold winter night.  Rose Holt led us through an introductory lesson, and a casting of the I Ching which brought us to contemplate the direction of our Society.  Good food, great conversation and fresh ideas were to be had.  We are thankful to everyone who participated!

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2009 Fall Study Group

Fall, 2009 – For many, Study Groups continue to be a tremendously enjoyable source for studying Jung’s ideas.  The image below is from Rose Holt’s “Scripture, Alchemy, and Personality Development” group this past fall.  Please know that you don’t need to be a professional to attend any of our events, just an interest and a desire to explore!  Check our Study Groups as they come available…

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Jung in the Heartland: Portals to the Sacred

November 19th – 22nd, 2009 – Lionel Corbett, M.D., Carl Greer, Ph.D., Psy.D., James Hollis, Ph.D., and Sylvia Brinton Perera, M.A., led us to, and though, many Portals to the Sacred.  Several participants stated that our inaugural Jung in the Heartland conference was one of the best conferences they had ever attended! We as a Board were moved by these kind words and felt privileged to share the experiences of this event with so many, who we now feel akin to. …

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Deborah Stutsman Moving Forward

August 11th, 2009 – We honored Deborah Stutsman for her contributions to the Society with a gift of a colorful Peacock, seen in the images below.  As she leaves the position of President from our Society she will take on a new challenging adventure in beginning training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago to become an analyst.  We have been grateful for her focused leadership and the generosity of her time and energy.  We are happy announce that she will continue to…

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Leah Friedman: Archetypal Guides in Late Life

July 17th-18th, 2009 – Leah Friedman presented an enlightening lecture on “Hestia, Hekate, and Hermes as Archetypal Guides to Late Life.” She recounted the mythological stories of each and and described how they can serve as resources during our journey into late life experience. Growing into old age is a rich process filled with gifts and challenges; and we are in good company when we call on the gods and goddesses as guides. She also presented a workshop the next day…

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