When Carl Jung began his work at the turn of the 20th century, the Western world was at a crossroads. Scholarship and scientific inquiry had separated the physical world from the spiritual, the unconscious from the conscious. This split was critical for human development because throughout most of history, the two were indistinguishable. Appreciating their differences was critical for unleashing the powers of rationality from instinctuality. Nonetheless, by the beginning of the 20th century, there was the emerging sense that perhaps the separation had gone too far, and that human kind was suffering from a failure of meaning as a result. There was a thirst for their reintegration, albeit in some new form.
Sigmund Freud brought rational analysis to the unconscious processes, but he did not reintegrate them. The ego served as a nervous Nelly frantically running in regressive fashion between the two, and there was little room for concerns of meaning. It remained for Carl Jung to realign consciousness and unconsciousness by recognizing the power of the symbol to act as the bridge connecting consciousness and unconsciousness, physicality and spirituality. The conscious ego now became a purposive energy in service to the unconscious, symbolic world, and a new appreciation for the spirit of meaningfulness was born.
“This is not the old, mindless unity…but a felt reunion; not empty unity, but full unity; not the oneness of indifference, but the oneness attained through differentiation.” ~ Karl Joël as cited in Jung, CW5, para. 500n ~
The Theme for the 28th, 2015-2016 Season: Take Some R & R: Resilience & Redemption in Jungian Psychology
“The divine dynamism of the Self”
~ Jung, CW13, para. 372n ~
Come join us as we explore Jung’s message that we contain within ourselves the vitality to cope with and heal through our adversities… all within a supportive, welcoming community of mental health professionals and others actively seeking personal awareness, exploration, and growth.
JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL EVENT OF THE SEASON
“THE 28TH ANNUAL EVENT:
THE PRESENT HEART AND THE SELF-ESTEEM TRAP“
FILM INTERVIEWS with POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH, Ph.D., Analyst
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Film, Discussion, Dinner, & Annual Meeting $75,
3 CEUs $9 ($3 each),
Film et al. + 3 CEUs $84
At The Signature Grand,
6900 W State Rd 84, Davie, FL 33317
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., who will be our featured presenter during the 2016-2017 season, is a well-known Jungian Analyst, psychologist, writer, and mindfulness speaker who has published 15 books including The Self-Esteem Trap, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and Women and Desire. Her most recent book, The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery, is a meditation on the healing power of love that attempts to answer the question “What is love, anyway?” She is optimistic about the gradual emergence of a fresh view of the human mind from the dialogue between psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Please join us for our final event of the year as we explore Dr. Young-Eisendrath’s work through several interviews that have been conducted with her. A discussion with the audience follows the interviews, facilitated by Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., Jungian-oriented Clinical Psychologist and CJSSF Board Member. An elegant dinner will complete the annual meeting. (3 CEUs)
The Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida is a Not-For-Profit organization that serves the wider community by presenting lectures, workshops, and discussions to address psychological, social and spiritual issues and provide a forum for personal reflection and growth inspired by C.G. Jung's Analytical Psychology.
The Center for Jungian Studies
c/o Patrick Parham
P.O. Box 669
Hallandale FL 33008