Tuesday, May 27, 2014

‘Words and wishes of the gods’

Morbid Anatomy will continue its Death and the Occult in the Ancient World lecture series next month with another illustrated presentation. This one will be in Manhattan, rather than Observatory’s Brooklyn location. From the publicity:

Possession and Prophets
Illustrated Lecture
with Ava Forte Vitali
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424A Third Avenue (at Seventh Street)
$8 per person—click here

The new year festival of Opet.

On the ancient Mediterranean, the words and wishes of the gods were handed down through a number of different conduits – some human and some not. What were the vehicles for prophecy and how were they interpreted in ancient Egyptian society? From omens to offerings to the ancient equivalent of ‘phone a friend,’ the manner in which the living communicated with their deities varied, across economic levels and with the development of time. We often see instances of both godly and demonic possession, and will discuss the different vehicles through which the gods could speak, including statues, smells, wind, light, and humans and animals, briefly expanding our dialogue to include neighboring Greece and Rome.

Ava Forte Vitali
Ava Forte Vitali completed her Master’s Degree in Art History and Archaeology, with a specialization in the Egyptian and Classical World, at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her research interests include the interaction of the physical and spirit world in Ancient Egypt, archaeology of the household, and Ancient Egyptian domestic and ancestor cults, on which her Master’s focused. She has excavated at sites in Egypt and Turkey, and is a Collections Manager for Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum. She is currently writing a contribution on the Arts and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, for an upcoming textbook on the introduction to Art History.

Death and the Occult
in the Ancient World Series

Death and the Occult in the Ancient World is a new series of monthly lectures, workshops, and tours that aim to examine the way people along the ancient Mediterranean interacted with the unseen forces in the world. While many basic ancient myths and mortuary traditions are known to most people with a casual interest, often this barely scrapes the top of a rich wealth of information and long history of interesting, engaging, and surprisingly weird traditions and beliefs. Through illustrated lectures, guided tours, and occasional workshops, we will strive to understand the different approaches that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans had to explain the world around them and challenge popular misconceptions held by the public today.

Through this series we hope to bridge the gap that often exists between academic disciplines and the public audience, bringing the two together in an approachable forum. Led by a trained archaeologist and art historian Ava Forte Vitali of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this series will expand on topics including religion, art, archaeology, and texts, to further our understanding of both our world and theirs.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

‘Dead Sea Scrolls at Yeshiva’

Professor Lawrence Schiffman, of Dead Sea Scrolls, Yeshiva University, and NYU fame, announces YU will host its Second Annual Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar next month.

This will take place Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Kovno Room in the Center for Jewish Historys Yeshiva University Museum. 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan.

I always say, if you think the Essenes have something to do with your secret society, you owe it to yourself to learn about Qumran from true scholars. The truth is more interesting than fantasy.

The program:

1-1:05 Opening Remarks

Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Judaic Studies, Yeshiva University

1:05-1:45 “Creature of Clay: Humanity According to the Thanksgiving Hymns”

Jeffrey Garcia, Lecturer in Bible, Nyack College

1:45-2:25 “When Insiders Become Outsiders: The Fear of Deviance in the Community Rule”

Ari J. Mermelstein, Assistant Professor of Bible, Yeshiva University

2:25-2:35 Break

2:35-3:15 “Torah and Prayer as Replacements for the Temple: Qumran and the Rabbis”

Azzan Yadin-Israel, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics, Rutgers University

3:15-3:55 “Looking for ‘Literature’ in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Poetry of the War Scroll (1QM) from Qumran”

Moshe J. Bernstein, Professor of Bible and Jewish History and David A. and Fannie M. Denenberg Chair in Biblical Studies, Yeshiva University

3:55-4 p.m. Closing Remarks

Professor Schiffman

After the lectures, attendees are invited to tour the YU Museum exhibition Modeling the Synagogue: From Dura to Touro, featuring seven scale models of historic synagogues.

Friday, May 23, 2014

‘The coming week at Anthroposophy’

No fewer than three lectures to take place at the Anthroposophical Society in the coming week. That’s 138 West 15th Street in Manhattan.

Tomorrow night, Eugene Schwartz will complete his four-part series titled “In the Midst of Life:
Understanding Death in Our Time.” 7 p.m. $20 admission. From the publicity:

Eugene Schwartz at his lecture
last month.
In these talks, Eugene Schwartz has been exploring Rudolf Steiner’s often surprising and sometimes counter-intuitive indications about life after death and the dead, and how they may help us face the challenges of modern life.

Lecture 4: Heaven Can Wait. The presentation of death in today’s world—literary and lowbrow alike—may give us insight into the strange and subtle ways that light from “across the threshold” is shining into the darkness of our century. We will explore some manifestations of this light as they appear in popular culture, and witness the surprising ways in which we are coming to understand death in our time.

Eugene Schwartz has been a Waldorf school teacher,
an educator of teachers, and an educational consultant for 33 years. He has given nearly 2,000 lectures on Waldorf education and Anthroposophy. His articles, podcasts, and videos are here.

On Monday, Memorial Day, at 7 p.m., 
László Böszörményi will present “A Meditative Experience: Becoming Silent Inwardly.” No admission fee, but donations are welcome. From the publicity:

When I sit in an attitude of inner silence, I expect heaven to open up and to behold Jacob’s Ladder reaching to heaven, the angels of God ascending and descending. That would happen if I were healthy. Instead, my consciousness is overwhelmed by magnified images of my egoistic everyday obsessions. Becoming inwardly silent has to be learned; opening myself to heaven, earned. In our meditation together we will learn exercises that help us to become silent. In preparation, take the following meditation from Georg Kühlewind: “What in the visible is light, in the hearable is stillness.”

László Böszörményi
László Böszörményi, a friend of Georg Kühlewind and a founder of the Kühlewind Foundation in Budapest, is head of the Institute of Information Technology and Research Group Distributed Multimedia Systems, Alpen-Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Mr. Böszörményi will return to the podium next Thursday, the 26th, to present “The Limits of Science and the Limitlessness of the Human Spirit” at 7 p.m. $20 admission.

Our science is as good as our way of knowing is. Modern science was born from the revolutionary changes in the Renaissance, following the medieval scholastic way of knowing. The new way of knowing is based in the almost perfect separation of thinking, perceiving, and feeling, which frees knowing for a science which can deal with the dead and past world in an amazingly efficient and creative way. On the other side, this science is not able to deal adequately with life and human beings. László Böszörményi will bring examples of limits of modern science and of this way of knowing. The main part of the talk then deals with extending the borders of consciousness in full wakefulness, without illusions. A new science can be based on new ways of knowing that we develop in ourselves. Such a science strives to read the signs of nature and people, not to analyze and measure them. Such a science is, in a way, science, art, and religion in one. This would bring a new revolution, gentle and self-aware—not damaging anything, but recreating everything.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

‘A Saturday Satie memory’

For some reason—I don’t know why, and I’m not necessarily proud of it—many of my earliest memories are of things seen on television. Bill Jorgensen with that day’s Vietnam body count on the Ten O’Clock News. Nixon’s resignation speech. Munich. A snippet of some cartoon showing anthropomorphized vegetables (e.g. an ill-tempered tomato) splashing down inside a stomach, or maybe a garbage can, and bickering among themselves about it.
One day at age three or four—definitely before kindergarten—I squeezed in a full morning of Sesame Street and other such programming before it was time for a nap. I abandoned the television in the master bedroom, but left it turned on, and walked a straight line of no more than twenty feet to my bed. Sacking out for a while and still able to hear the TV, I held still as haunting music reached my ears. A melody so laden with pathos that it made me afraid and sad. My eyes began tearing. I listened for maybe a minute more, feeling very uneasy, before venturing back to my parents’ room to see whatever trouble the program was. It showed wild animals, in slow motion, running through the grass and trees of some jungle-like setting. Which animals I do not remember; the music stayed with me for life.

Erik Satie
It was Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1, as I would learn some 35 years later, in an arrangement—if I really can recall correctly—for guitar.

Erik-Alfred-Leslie Satie, says Encyclopædia Britannica, was a French composer “whose spare, unconventional, often witty style exerted a major influence on 20th-century music, particularly in France.” If you’re a fan of John Cage, you are acquainted with the sparse composition style and unconventional harmonies that are Satie’s legacy.

My proper introduction to M. Satie came courtesy of the Rose Circle Research Foundation, specifically Trevor Stewart’s lecture at our first conference, held in April 2006. Trevor spoke at length on the Salon de la Rose + Croix movement, led by Joseph Péladan in fin de siècle Paris. In short, it was an artistic movement wed to Péladan’s self-styled Rosicrucianism, a highly idiomatic esoteric Christianity indeed. (Now that is a subject any Rosicrucian ought to explore for personal edification.) The goal of the annual art salons was to restore the expression of spirituality to the Paris art scene, which at the time was devoted almost entirely to Realism. The art itself expressed themes from mythologies, mysticism, dreams, and other such intuitive inspirations. We can tell these paintings were generations ahead of their time because today they are merely awesome. A hundred and twenty years ago they were explosive.

Armand Point's poster promoting the 1895 Salon de la Rose Croix depicts Greek mythical hero Perseus, slayer of Medusa the Gorgon, holding up decapitated Emile Zola. 

In the liner notes of the CD Musique de la Rose-Croix (LTMCD 2469), James Nice summarizes Satie’s involvement with this arts movement:

A Templar Knight Rose Croix meets
Leonardo da Vinci in this Salon poster.
For a short period Erik Satie was appointed official composer for the esoteric Ordre de la Rose-Croix Catholique du Temple et du Graal, founded in Paris by the flamboyant mystic ‘Sar’ Joséphin Péladan. The first Salon de la Rose-Croix was held in March 1892, at which Satie’s solemn Trois Sonneries de la Rose + Croix were performed for the first time. Satie also composed music for Péladan’s play Le Fils des Étoiles (Son of the Stars), as well as two preludes for a chivalric play, Le Nazaréen. Satie subsequently broke from the Order in August 1892.

It would be too wonderful a coincidence for the sublime melody that upset me in a moment of early childhood to be among the composer’s Rosicrucian works I enjoy in middle age, and that is not the case, but I am delighted—très content—to connect the pieces and enjoy them. Erik Satie was born on this date in 1866, and when today settles down enough so I may sneak off with some tobacco and a glass of whiskey, I surely will toast his memory.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

‘Rosicrucian Summer in the City’

Five wonderful events (and I suspect more will be announced) are scheduled for the Rosicrucian Cultural Center in New York City in the coming months. Remember, one need not be a member of either the Rosicrucian Order or the Traditional Martinist Order to enjoy these Rosicrucian and Martinist workshops and programs, although one of them is bound to get you thinking about partaking in these philosophies and practices.

The Rosicrucian Cultural Center is located at 2303 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in New York City.

The Way of the Heart:
The Sophia Tradition

Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20
Nightly from 6:30 to 7:30

One of the central pillars of the Western Esoteric Tradition is the Sophia Tradition, or the Path of Divine Wisdom. Essential in Martinism, it is strongly present in mystical Judaism, Christianity. and Islam as well, and is connected to similar paths in many world spiritualities.

With its feminine imagery for the Divine, the Sophia Tradition leads us into the very core of our being, where the soul is united to its Divine Source in a Mystical Marriage. According to Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin:

“The only initiation I advocate and search for with all the ardor of my soul is the one through which we can enter into the heart of God and make God’s heart enter our own, there to make an indissoluble marriage which makes us friend, brother, and spouse of our Divine Repairer.”

This workshop will explore some of the major figures in this ancient manifestation of the Primordial Tradition, and its themes and spirituality. Included will be practical suggestions for learning more about Sophia, and entering into the practice of the Tradition.

The facilitator of this workshop, Steven A. Armstrong, M.A. Hum., M.A., M.Div., is a professional historian, philosopher, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay area. He currently serves at the Grand Lodge (San Jose) in Membership Services. He is an active member of both the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC and the Traditional Martinist Order, and has served as an officer in both Orders.

His current areas of interest include how the Primordial Tradition permeates all world traditions, and the way in which the Rosicrucian and Martinist paths provide a unique and unifying viewpoint on those traditions.

The Prayer of the Heart Practicum

Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27
Nightly from 6:30 to 7:30

Deep, heart-centered prayer is at the core of the mystical practice of Martinism, as well as many world spiritual traditions. It is a practical and real way to actualize the Sophia Tradition and the Way of the Heart. This work allows practitioners to realize the union of their heart with the Divine Heart, beating with the rhythm of the Cosmos. As Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin puts it:

“There is no other mystery to arrive at this holy initiation than to go more and more down into the depths of our being, and not let go till we can bring forth the living vivifying root, because then all the fruit which we ought to bear, according to our kind, will be produced within and without us naturally, as we see occurs with our earthly trees, because they are attached to their particular root, and do not cease to draw up its sap.”

This five-day practicum will assist participants in meditation practices, leading up to and including the Prayer of the Heart. The exercises are non-sectarian, as the Prayer of the Heart is found virtually in all world spiritualities.

The facilitator of this workshop will be Steven A. Armstrong.

Learn Rosicrucian Healing Techniques

Tuesday, July 8 through Thursday, July 10
Nightly from 6:30 to 8

This experiential workshop will guide participants in learning how to use many Rosicrucian techniques to create radiant physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

The facilitator of this workshop will be Julie Scott, Grand Master of the Rosicrucian Order.

Tarot: A Rosicrucian Approach

Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22
Nightly from 6:30 to 7:30

The Tarot is of perennial interest to students of esotericism. Its compact symbolism and connections to other Mystical Paths continue to intrigue us.

In this workshop, we will consider the Major and Minor Arcana of the Tarot from a Rosicrucian perspective, seeing how they connect with Kabbalah, Alchemy and meditation. After having taken a look at the history of Tarot, workshop participants will then have a chance to consider the symbolism of the Trumps and Suits, and to begin to develop a personal numerology, which comes from their own experience, as well as from the Primordial Tradition.

The facilitator of this workshop will be Steven A. Armstrong.

Mystics for Moderns

Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29
Nightly from 6:30 to 7:30

Mysticism, according to the Rosicrucian approach, is not only for those on mountaintops and in monasteries. It is a real and vibrant practice available to all women and men in the modern world.

This participatory workshop will introduce / re-familiarize participants with some of the greatest mystics and their writings from our Rosicrucian lineage, across time and cultures. A brief historical introduction to each will then be complemented with meditative exercises utilizing their mystical writings and approaches.

Among the goals of the workshop is to assist us in growing in our ability to see the world and our lives as mystics—a holographic view which keeps the reality of “As Above, So Below” in our awareness.

The facilitator of this workshop will be Steven A. Armstrong.

Monday, May 12, 2014

‘Full Moon Meditation Wednesday’

The Phases of the Moon by Galileo
“You whose eyes were made to see what all other eyes would not see, due glory you rendered saying, ‘I render infinite thanks to God for being so kind as to make me the first observer of marvels kept hidden from all previous times.’


One need not be a member of the Rosicrucian Order to take part in its cyclical Full Moon Meditations, but doing so may cause you to wonder if the Order just might offer an appealing method of organizing the mind. (If you’re into that kind of thing.)

Full Moon Meditation
Wednesday, May 14
8:45 p.m.

Rosicrucian Cultural Center
2303 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
New York City

The group gathers in the downstairs meeting room of the RCC for a period of mindfulness exercise before heading over to a nearby park.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

‘Paths of Consciousness & Dark Forces of the Psyche’

The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York has announced its Summer Study Programs. Ten days in July are divided into two intensive programs that delve into Jungian psychology and philosophy.

From the publicity:

For half a century, the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York has been conducting educational programs for both professionals and the general public. It is the publisher of online Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation and runs a book service offering a wide selection of books by and about C.G. Jung and the field of analytical psychology.

The Foundation’s Summer Study Program is a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the United States and the world who share a common interest in Jung and his ideas. Past summer participants hailed from such diverse locations as Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Australia, Ireland, Venezuela, and the Pacific Northwest. Both of the Intensive programs have been carefully designed to be informative and stimulating for professionals in the field and the general public. We encourage participants from a wide range of backgrounds to attend either or both sessions of our summer program.

This Summer Study program is your chance to spend time studying at the C.G. Jung Center of New York, a lovely brownstone in midtown Manhattan, conveniently located near many of New York City’s most famous attractions. The Jung Center includes the Jung Foundation’s Book Store, the Kristine Mann Library and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, an extensive image library. Additionally, our staff will help provide those of you from out of town with any information that you might need regarding individual exploration of New York City during your time here.
Register early! Enrollment will be limited. We look forward to meeting you in July.

Intensive Program 1
Paths of Consciousness
July 7 to 11

In our first program, we will pay particular attention to our interior lives, starting with a simple letting go and centering. In turn, we will explore the art of expanding consciousness through creativity and Jung’s idea of individual and psychological wholeness. We will go deeper, examining our death consciousness and Jung’s notion of the ‘returned dead’ that he explores in The Red Book. We will conclude the week by discussing dream as a mirror of the soul and a possible route to our own transfiguration.

Monday, July 7
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration, Welcome and Orientation

10 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The act of concentration is a purposeful gathering together of oneself. We will look at the idea of centering as it is reflected in Jung’s work—through his theories of libido, compulsions, fear, and the religious attitude—while asking what it is that we find ourselves circling around, what de–centers us, and how come it does?

Instructor: Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv

Tuesday, July 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Awakening to Presence:
Exploring Consciousness Through Creativity

How we are present in each moment, with ourselves, with others and with the world around us, holds endless possibilities for understanding and experience. There are many doors and pathways to awakening, to experiencing consciousness. Today we will explore opportunities for connecting with presence through art, poetry, writing and simple movement.

Instructor: Wendi R. Kaplan, MSW, CPT-M/S, LCSW

Wednesday, July 9
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Paths of Consciousness:
Jungian Analysis and the Individuation Process

C.G. Jung began his descent into the unconscious after his break with Freud and emerged with a new approach to psychological engagement based on the individual journey with the ego and the Self, expressed through active imagination and mandala imagery. Jung called it Jungian Analysis and the Individuation Process to differentiate it from Freud’s methodology. Both are connected with the discovery of meaning and encompass the fullness of the individual’s teleological destiny along with one’s relationship to oneself and to the world. Participants will revisit the origin and meaning of Jung’s analytic individuation process and will learn and experience active imagination and mandala drawing.

Instructor: Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP, MT-BC

Thursday, July 10
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Death as a Path into
and Through Consciousness

We will explore Jung’s view of death as a path into and through consciousness. We will also examine Jung’s own “descent” into death in The Red Book—Jung's Book of the Dead—and explore the questions that are posed by the “returned dead” who we encounter through ritual, imagination and art. Jung also frequently opens up the territory of life as only being “life” as it is “life and death.” We will circumambulate this motif from the awakening into a conscious journey that death is for Gilgamesh, to contemporary clinical and personal reflections.

Friday, July 11
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
The Soul’s Mirror:
Awakening Under the Dreammaker’s Gaze

By exposing us to infinite varieties of experience, our night dreams can enlarge our range of awareness and help us transfigure our sense of self and world. In this workshop, we will treat the dream as the soul’s mirror and entertain ways to enter into a dialectical relationship with the dreammaker—that mysterious, omniscient architect of the dream.

Instructor: Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D.

Intensive Program 2
Dark Forces of the Psyche
July 14 to 18

Monday, July 14
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration, Welcome and Orientation

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
From Betrayal to Transformation

“God and the Creation were not enough
for Adam; Eve was required, which means
that betrayal was required.”

James Hillman

In the hero myths, a betrayer is often the catalyst for transformation. Think of Judas and Jesus; Siegfried and Hagen; Caesar and Brutus. We will explore how one deals with betrayal, whether that betrayal is an infidelity, one born of envy or, most significantly, betrayal of oneself.

Instructor: Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.

Tuesday, July 15
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
When Darkness Falls:
The Anatomy of Psychosis

The psyche is sturdy, resilient and creative, except when it is fragile, splintered and profoundly barren of light and hope. Psychosis attacks the integrity of the personality like a splitting tool driven into a piece of wood tears the fibers apart and leaves a deep division where there had been a seeming unity. Psychosis is dark and destructive of soul, except when it comes as a perverse invitation by the gods to a new mode of being. We will explore both wings of this archetypal polarity.

Instructor: Alden Josey, Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Encounters with Monsters:
Images of Trauma in the Psyche

The secret story is often unresolved trauma, which may appear in dreams as images of strange or monstrous creatures alive with meaning and feeling. Mutants, aliens and insects are some of the secret creatures that live inside and rampage around in the psyche wreaking havoc as “symptoms” until they are met and suffered into consciousness. Some of these monsters live primarily in the personal unconscious, and others are powerfully fueled by energy from the collective unconscious. How can they be engaged and humanized? Both a healing relationship with another and an archetypal perspective are required to integrate monstrous affects and facilitate greater freedom to live into wholeness.

Through theory, fairy tales, film, and case material we will discover how psyche’s darkest creatures can open a road to healing and transformation. This didactic and experiential workshop is intended for anyone who wishes to develop a deeper and symbolic understanding of trauma.

Instructors: Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA and Deborah Stewart, LCSW-R, PsyA

Thursday, July 17
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Wounded Narcissism, Evil, and Self-knowledge

Narcissistic personality disorder is an extreme condition caused by severe early injury to healthy self-love or self-esteem. Less severe narcissistic injury is ubiquitous. It may hurt our relationships, our creativity or our career success, and may steal our pleasure at our achievements and our good fortune.

If we are not responsible for our own injured narcissism, the result is evil. Hence Jahweh inflicts evil when his pride is offended. We will explore injured narcissism in Virginia Wolf’s fiction and in a Polynesian story of cannibalism. By what force can we withstand narcissistic attacks? Can we face our own narcissistic injury?

Instructor: Maxson McDowell, Ph.D.

Friday, July 18
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Obsession, Addiction,
and Job’s Answer to Jung

We will examine the history of obsessive-compulsive behaviors together with its developmental and archetypal underpinnings. We will use the biblical Book of Job as a symbolic path into how to approach these difficult patients in a Jungian analysis.
Instructor: Richard Kradin, M.D.

Summer Study 2014 Faculty

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She is a member of the faculty and board of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, historian, and Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. She earned her doctorate in the History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University. A former Assistant Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Costello has taught and published on the topics of psychology and religion, medieval spirituality, aging, and clinical practice. Her study of the link between illness and insight, titled Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge press.

Harry W. Fogarty, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary and a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.

Wendi R. Kaplan, MSW, CPT-M/S, LCSW, a psychotherapist with more than twenty-five years experience, specializes in relational and biblio/poetry therapies with a holistic perspective. She has a private practice in Alexandria, Virginia, and provides consultation to mental health providers, physicians and other healing professionals. Ms. Kaplan is a mentor/supervisor for, and the director of, the Institute of Poetry Therapy, where she teaches the theory and process of biblio/poetry therapy, journaling and other word arts. She is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. As a mediator since 1974, she incorporates meditative and mindfulness practices into all of her work.

Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

Alden Josey, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst trained in Zurich who practices in Wilmington, Delaware. He is past-President, Director of Training and of Admissions in the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, where he now holds emeritus status.

Richard Kradin, M.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard Medical School, who practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is the author pg Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface, The Placebo Response, and The Herald Dream. He is the recipient of the Gravida Prize for his paper, “The Psychosomatic Symptom: a Siren’s Song,” published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA, is a clinical social worker and a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She is currently working on a book that uses fairy tales to explore how motherhood can be an opportunity for psychological growth.

Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is Vice-President and faculty member of The C.G. Jung Foundation and training analyst for both the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Institute for Expressive Analysis of New York and has a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey and New York City.

Maxson J. McDowell, Ph.D., LMSW, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. A former president of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also a faculty member.

Deborah Stewart, LCSW-R, PsyA, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of both the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is on the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia and the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod.

For registration information, click here.