Winter/Spring 2018


Lectures, Workshops, Author's Evenings

An Author's Evening with Leah Friedman:
The Unexpected Adventure of Growing Old

January 12, 2018, 7-9 PM

Rose Holt: Jung on His Own Dreams
Friday, Feb. 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Vlado Šolc: Dark Religion: Fanaticism from a Jungian Perspective
LECTURE: Friday, March 9, 7-9 pm
WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 10, 9am - 1pm

Lionel Corbett, M.D.: Psyche and the Sacred: Introduction to the Religious Function of the Psyche
LECTURE: Friday, May 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
SEMINAR OPTIONS: 
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (FULL)
Sunday May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


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Study Groups

Saunders: Spiritual Psychotherapy, A Jungian Perspective
8 Thursdays, 7-9 pm: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8
Sorry - this group is FULL

Barnes: Art Journaling from the Spirit

March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17
Sorry, this group has been CANCELLED

Holt: Reading Jung
 March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 - Sorry, this group is FULL
March 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29  - Sorry, this group is FULL

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Scholarships Available!
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 Lectures - Workshops - Author's Evenings 

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An Author's Evening with Leah Friedman:
The Unexpected Adventure of Growing Old

January 12, 2018, 7-9 PM
First Congregational Church UCC 
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6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105 
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No CEUs and no cost to attend, but donations are welcome!
There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion, and autographs (books available for purchase).

Jung says that we would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for our species. A discussion of the book The Unexpected Adventure of Growing Old will allow us to examine some of the negative attitudes toward aging in our society while offering a different perspective. Instead of seeing this phase of life as only a time of deprivation and loss, we can embrace our aging, adjust to its challenges, and focus on its advantages. Especially important is realistically facing end of life issues and acknowledging the mystery of life after death, thus providing unparalleled opportunities to strengthen our character and deepen our emotional and spiritual outlook.

Leah Friedman had an early career as an audiologist, then dedicated herself to marriage and family before becoming in midlife a still-life photographer exploring symbolic imagery of the unconscious. These images led to a deep interest in Jungian psychology. At age 69 she entered a doctoral program in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute and received her PhD at age 73. Leah’s experience in developing and conducting rituals is recounted in her book, The Power of Ritual.  She has also written a memoir, Leafings and Branchings.

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Jung on His Own Dreams
Presented by Rose F. Holt, M.A., Jungian Analyst

Friday, Feb. 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM  (2 CEUs)
First Congregational Church UCC 
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6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105 
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Fee: Pre-registration - Friends $15 / Students $2 / Others: $20
Fee: At the door -  Friends $20 / Students $7 / Others: $25

In his autobiographical work, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C. G. Jung (1875-1961) recounts pivotal dreams from his long life and discusses the meaning and direction he took from them. In this lecture Rose will use Jung’s work with his dreams to illustrate effective ways of approaching our own dreams. Everyone dreams. Jung, more than any other psychological theorist, helps us unpack the meaning and value to be found in dreams. For Jung, the dream is a part of nature, to be explored just as we would any other natural phenomenon. When we examine our own dream, we are exploring important elements of our own nature. Dreams emerge from an unconscious part of our personality. Exploration of the dream can reveal a great deal about parts usually opaque to our understanding but glaringly obvious to others. As with any topic, the more we understand, the deeper the meaning and value we are able to glean from it. When the topic is our own personality, the work can be both troubling and richly rewarding.

Rose F. Holt, M.A. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St. Louis and is a member of both the Chicago Association of Jungian Analysts and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago in 2001 where she is active in the Analyst Training Program. She served as Advisory Analyst to the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis for twelve years. Rose has lectured widely, taught numerous courses in all facets of Jungian Psychology, and has published articles and essays on the topic.


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Dark Religion: Fanaticism from a Jungian Perspective
Presented by
Vlado Šolc, MS, ICS, Jungian Analyst

"The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposing halves.” ~ Jung, in Aion, CW 9ii, § 126

LECTURE: Friday, March 9, 7-9 pm  (2 CEUs)
WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 10, 9am - 1pm
 (4 CEUs)
First Congregational Church UCC 
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6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105 
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LECTURE Fee: Pre-registration -  Friends $15 / Students $5 / Others: $20

LECTURE Fee: At the door -  Friends $20 / Students $10 / Others: $25

WORKSHOP Fee: Pre-registration - Friends $45 / Students $5 / Others: $55
WORKSHOP Fee: At the door - Friends $50 / Students $10 / Others: $60

What is the difference between spirituality and dark religion?

Friday night’s lecture will explore the archetypal and ego-centric dynamics of what makes religion dark. What can make religion so dark a religious fanatic takes his or her own life and the lives of hundreds of unwilling, unaware fellow humans? How does a religious devotee become a fanatic projecting extreme judgment onto people, institutions, and countries?

Saturday’s workshop will continue to explore aspects of religion that is ego-centric and based on projections of shadow. Based on what happens when the ego becomes possessed by the “dark” energies of the Self, we will discuss different psychological phenomena and undercurrents at the core of religious extremism and fundamentalism. Mythological and clinical parallels will be considered, and we will explore our own feelings when confronted with dark religion.

For those participating in both the lecture and the workshop, the following learning objectives are intended:
1. Identify the difference between spirituality and dark religion
2. Describe the basic idea of numinosum in Jungian psychology
3. Explore phenomena of possessions and identification
4. Recognize basic characteristics of “dark religion”
5. Understand where conspiracism and creed overlap

Vlado Šolc is a psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst practicing in Glendale, Wisconsin who lives in constant awe about the miracle of existence. Vlado received training from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago and Charles University in Prague. He is author of four depth psychology-oriented books published in the Czech Republic: Psyche, Matric, Reality; The Father Archetype; In the Name of God—Fanaticism from the Perspective of Depth Psychology, and Dark Religion co-authored with George Didier soon to be released. Vlado’s website is www.TherapyVlado.com.

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Psyche and the Sacred:
Introduction to the Religious Function of the Psyche

Presented by Lionel Corbett, M.D.

LECTURE: Friday, May 18 7:00-9:00 pm (2 CEUs) NOTE:To receive any CEU’s, you must attend both the lecture and a seminar.
LECTURE Fee: Pre-registration - Friends $20 / Others: $25 / Full time students with ID: $2.50
LECTURE Fee: At the door - Friends $25 / Others: $30 / Full time students with ID: $5
Registration fee for the seminar (see further below) includes fee for the lecture, so do not pay for both!
LOCATION: First Congregational Church UCC Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105 
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In this lecture, Dr. Corbett will review and describe Jung’s notion that the psyche has an innate religious function, meaning that it spontaneously produces numinous experiences, or experiences of the sacred. For Jung, these are the result of connection to the transpersonal or archetypal level of the psyche. The lecture will demonstrate a variety of these experiences in dreams and visions, and describe the ways in which they were helpful to the experiencer.

Learning objectives:
Participants will compare traditional approaches to spirituality with approaches based on depth psychology.
Participants will utilize depth psychological approaches to spirituality in their clinical practice.
Participants will recognize the differences between authentic numinous experiences and psychopathological experiences.


SMALL GROUP SEMINAR: (6 CEUs) NOTE:To receive any CEU’s, you must attend both the lecture and a seminar.
Choose one of three options:
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (Sorry, this seminar is FULL)
Sunday May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SEMINAR Fee: Friends $225 / Others: $250
Registration fee for the seminar includes fee for the lecture, so do not pay for both!


Lecture attendance is required to participate in a full day small group seminar.
You must pre-register to participate in a seminar.
Each seminar will be held in a private home, location to be announced.
Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Limited to 10 participants, each intensive seminar will provide participants an opportunity to explore personal experiences of the sacred and their particular spirituality in the context of depth psychology. Dr. Corbett will facilitate the sharing of numinous material experienced through dreams, visions, image, synchronicities, creativity, relationships, the earth, the body, sacred places, and attention to complexes.

If you would like to participate in a second small group seminar, we will put your name on a list, and if the group does not fill, you will be able to participate in that group as well. The cost for the second group will be $205 for Friends and $225 for others. Please email us at cgjungstl@yahoo.com if you are interested in this option.

Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of numerous professional papers and five books: Psyche and the Sacred, The Religious Function of the Psyche, The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering, and Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapist’s Guide.

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 - Study Groups -

Spiritual Psychotherapy, A Jungian Perspective
Presented by Dr. Toni Saunders
Sorry - this group is FULL

8 Thursdays, 7-9 pm
January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8
Registration fee:   Friends $210 / Others: $225 (16 CEUs)
Maximum number of participants: 10
Location: The Webster Groves area (Specific location address emailed after registration)
Required Text: The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice by Lionel Corbett, M.D.
Available in paperback from Amazon.com. A reminder: Use this link to access our Amazon Smile page so that a small fraction of your payment comes to the Society!

This course is designed around the book The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice by Lionel Corbett, M.D., a Jungian analyst. His thesis is that “psychotherapy is a valuable resource for addressing the spiritual questions that are likely to emerge when we suffer…in the widest sense, one’s spirituality may be one’s personal way of dealing with life’s ultimate questions…finding meaning, depth, significance and purpose in life" (2-3).

Toni Saunders, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, who has been working with children and adults for the past 45 years. After teaching at the Illinois Medical School, she founded and directed the Capable Kid Counseling Centers in 1982. 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. After training in spiritual direction, Dr. Saunders integrated spirituality into her clinical practice. She has been practicing spiritual psychotherapy for 17 years.

 

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Art Journaling from the Spirit
Presented by
Kathleen Barnes
Sorry, this group has been CANCELLED

8 Alternating Sundays, 7-9 pm
March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17
Registration fee: Friends $175 / Others: $190 (16 CEUs)
Maximum number of participants: 15
Location: Pottery Hollow, 116 Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood

Together, we will explore the possibilities of searching out particular archetypes through the process of mixed media collage and painting combined with guided imagery and assignments. Art journaling is a hands-on process. It is a journey that creates a visual history of personal explorations and creates space for creativity to expand and deepen on many levels, including and beyond art-making. No prior art experience is required.

Greetings. I’ve been an artist since the age of nine, when I won my first art contest. This, plus a pair of grandmothers grounded in the mystical, led me to see the connection between art and the inner life. This was supported during my college years by a professor/mentor who was a passionate Jungian and fed me a regular diet of books on archetypes and Jungian philosophy. My art has evolved many times, just as I as an individual have evolved. It is evolving still. Painting is a natural form of expression for me and sharing with others how they can create that expression is also natural.

Art journaling has proven to be an exciting form of exploring my inner life using an outer, visual method. It really has nothing to do with being an artist, but more like listening deeply and allowing that listening to become a creative expression. You can see more of my work at www.kathleenbarnesartist.com.

 

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Reading Jung
Presented by Rose F. Holt, M.A. Jungian Analyst
Sorry - this group is FULL

FIRST GROUP (FULL): Days & Times: Six Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. Dates: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
CEU’s
: 12 with an additional $15 fee due April 18
Registration fee: $125 for Friends, $140 for all others

SECOND GROUP (FULL): Days & Times: Six Sundays, 2-4 pm. Dates: March 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29
CEU’s: 12 with an additional $15 fee due April 29
Registration fee: $125 for Friends, $140 for all others

Maximum number of participants: 10 per group
Location: Office in University City
Required Text: Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung, available in paperback from Amazon.
A reminder: Use this link to access our Amazon Smile page so that a small fraction of our purchase benefits the Society!

We will read and discuss Jung’s autobiographical work, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, the most approachable and personal of his works. In it, Jung provides copious insights into his own development, his understanding of personality in general, and dynamics of his inner life as well as his late-in-life thoughts about old age and life after death.

Rose F. Holt, M.A. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St. Louis and is a member of both the Chicago Association of Jungian Analysts and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago in 2001 where she is active in the Analyst Training Program. She served as Advisory Analyst to the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis for twelve years. Rose has lectured widely, taught numerous courses in all facets of Jungian Psychology, and has published articles and essays on the topic.

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            Substantial discounts are now available for all lectures and workshops!  Students must be "full-time" and will only be allowed to enter the event at the discounted rate upon showing your valid student ID at the event. Review each event description for the discount offered.

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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

Again; please note:   These scholarships are for attending Jung Society events only.

We are deeply grateful for all the help and support from the larger community.

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Where to Purchase Texts

Texts for the study groups may be purchased or ordered from your local bookseller. 

Another source is the Houston Jung Center at (713) 524-8253, Ext. 18, or www.cgjunghouston.org./bookstore/default.htm

Of course, Amazon is a great place to purchase books, and if you do, please use our Amazon Smile link to support the society!

   

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Continuing Education Units
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            The C.G. Jung Center of Chicago grants CEUs to participants in our programs where both the program presenter and the program material meet their criteria.  Credits will be for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Chaplains and other professionals.  Each local program presenter is responsible for obtaining course approval, collecting a $15 fee, and sending it to the Chicago Center, and for all communications with program participants regarding CEUs.  The Center will mail CEU verification notices directly to participants. The St. Louis Society will make different arrangements regarding the presentations of speakers from out of town.
            Please request, sign up and pay for CEUs the first day you attend the program.   If you are paying by check it must be made out to the Chicago Jung Center.  You must fill out and submit an evaluation form upon completing the program.

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