The Essential Jung
Readings & Discussion of Some of Jung’s Essential Writings
SYMBOLS of TRANSFORMATION: FEAR and BOLDNESS
Sections of Part II, Chapter VII: The Dual Mother
Guided by Board members of the Center
October 23, 2020 – Friday
For some time, the Board has wanted for all of us to revisit some of Jung’s actual works. For our first event of the 2020-2021 Season, we are going to host a discussion of sections of one of Jung’s seminal chapters in what represents his clear break with Freud. It is the fifth volume of his Collected Works, Symbols of Transformation. A number of noted Jungian experts (among them, Edward Edinger and James Hollis) consider some of the paragraphs in this work’s chapter on The Dual Mother to be the essence of Jungian thought.
Guided by Board members affiliated with the Center, but with the aim of having a group discussion, participants will explore the fundamental transformation to which Jung refers in Symbols of Transformation, the divinity of instinct, the dangers of blindly following instinct, the necessity of bold deliverance from fear and instinct, the consequences to life’s meaning in the absence of this deliverance, the sacrifice necessitated by this deliverance, and the importance of assuming the sacrifice voluntarily and with conscious awareness of its profundity.
Participants will be asked to read the materials prior to this event. The readings are from portions of Part II, Chapter VII of Symbols of Transformation. While they may seem perplexing at first, participants are encouraged to absorb them several times during which the complexities will coalesce into meaningful reflections.
Here are the readings from portions of Part II, Chapter VII of Symbols of Transformation.
Note: there are five groupings. We recommend printing them out. Please contact us if you have any difficulties obtaining them.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
- What are three main points Jung is making that represent the essence of Jungian thought?
- What is the dynamic tension that exists at all times within the human psyche?
What is boldness? What is evil?
Following the completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the essential transformation to which Jung refers in Symbols of Transformation;
- Analyze fear, evil, and the meaningfulness of life; and
- Explain how the conscious assumption of sacrifice contrasts with destruction and the “transvaluation of values,” and compares with conservation and transformation.
DATE & TIME
FRIDAY, OCT 23, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 pm
We will send you a Zoom link a few days before the event. It’s recommended to download or update to the latest version of Zoom for best quality.
Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 5:00pm
MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS
Pamela Heider, Ph.D.
is a Jungian-oriented psychologist who has been licensed as a Mental Health Counselor since 1982. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on depth psychology. Depth Psychology recognizes the relationship between the conscious mind (ego) and the unconscious (complexes). Dr. Heider has been most influenced by Gestalt Therapy and the Analytical Psychology works of Carl Jung. She works with individuals, couples and families. She specializes in treating PTSD, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, a wide variety of addictions, and other psychological disturbances. Dr. Heider is the current President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Jungian Studies.
Brenda Astor, RN, DCN, FACW
is a pioneer in Holistic Nursing. She is an award-winning leader in innovative healing arts centers and a variety of modalities in healthcare settings. She designed, developed, and directed the first holistic community mental health center program in the United States, and the Center for the Healing Arts at Imperial Point Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Ms. Astor founded the Healing Arts Associates and Wise Woman Associates, co-founded the Integrative Nursing Institute, is a charter member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, and is listed in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She specializes in the program design and development of healing environments, community education, and business development, and is an experienced and highly effective addiction, recovery and behavioral health nurse. She is also a university and community group educator on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and on stress and pain management. Ms. Astor is the long-time Chair for the Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida.
Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D.
is a Jungian-oriented, licensed Psychologist with Ph.D.’s in Clinical Psychology and in Psychology-Jungian Studies (under James Hollis, Ph.D.). She is also an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and served as Research and Clinical Associate at Masters & Johnson Institute. She has been in private practice for over 30 years, specializing in sexual, intimacy, and relationship difficulties from cognitive-behavioral, systems-oriented, and depth psychological perspectives. Her book Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual was published in 2017. She has presented several times for the Center for Jungian Studies, most recently on James Hollis’s The Eden Project and on her dissertation topic, Sex, Jung, and Photographs: The Nature of Yearning. She is CJSSF’s Vice-President and Program Chair.
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