Sunday, September 15, 2013

‘Coming soon to the C.G. Jung Foundation’

The fall season at the C.G. Jung Foundation is scheduled to begin in a few weeks, and I should highlight a few events that may interest Magpie readers.

Saturday, October 5 is date of a full-day conference of discussions titled C.G. Jung in the 21st Century: His Impact on Science, Religion and Culture. Dr. John R. Haule will deliver the keynote address, discussing how “Jung’s doctrine of the archetypes anticipated Evolutionary Psychology by some 70 years, and is much better nuanced,” according to the conference announcement. “The complexes have been largely ‘explained’ by neuro-psychology, and brain science supports all of Jung’s claims about dreaming.”

In addition, Royce Froehlich, a faculty member at the Foundation, will present Jung and the Religious Spirit in the 21st Century, explaining “Jung’s ideas for maintaining a balanced attitude by adopting and adapting, creatively modifying homo sapiens’ innate religious function, part of the transformational process of evolving consciousness.”

Also on the agenda is Laurie Layton Schapira, president of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, who will discuss the many ways Jung’s “psychological terms and constructs—shadow, archetype, collective unconscious, synchronicity, introvert/extravert—have even entered into the common parlance” since Jung’s death in 1961.

There is more on the schedule. Click here.

The cost per person is $60 for Foundation members, and $75 for the public.

Magpie file photo

This conference is independent of the fall course schedule, which will include a number of interesting classes, including:

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth
6 Wednesdays, 7 to 8:40 p.m.
Beginning November 6 (excluding November 27)

Instructor Fanny Brewster, Ph.D.

Joseph Campbell, following in the tradition of C.G. Jung, provided us with a contemporary perspective from which to view our lives, and deepen our life experiences through mythology. This year is the 25th anniversary of the widely successful The Power of Myth, initially previewed to television audiences in June, 1988. In this course, we will view the six episodes of the documentary, followed by a discussion of Joseph Campbell’s views on mythology, and how we can use our knowledge of it to live full, wonderfully powerful lives.


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