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Four Tuesdays in June:
A COURSE BY JAMES HOLLIS:
SOPHIA AS MUSE:
Four Philosophical Questions Addressed by Poets
The purpose of art is art, not to produce argument or analysis. Nonetheless, poets who are humans first also wonder about the large questions of life. This course will address four philosophical questions and illustrate some responses poets have embodied in their work. The questions are: why are we here; what is our obligation to the natural order, does the universe make sense and how are we to best conduct our lives?
THE JUNG MEMORIAL LECTURE/WORKSHOP
June 2nd and 3rd
Presenting DR. ANN ULANOV:
The Lecture: What makes Jung's work last, even marking the 142nd anniversary of his birth, so that his ideas continue to inspire clinicians and people seeking their deepest selves? We will focus on the 'something more' that imbues Jung's writing that expresses our desire to connect with meaning that exists beyond human effort, and conveys a sense of belonging from finding the emotional purpose of our lives. Such focus takes us to the site where transforming occurs, to facing the least developed parts of ourselves where "evil stares at us coldly" (The Red Book) and we discover our particular contributions.
The Workshop: In these turbulent times, projecting our inward affects and thoughts onto other people and other groups increases divisions among us, and saps energy from within us. Yet projecting is a natural psychic function. Return to its basic meanings can soften added stress and contribute positive expansion of our freedom of feeling and thought and of communication with neighbors near and far. We will explore six types of projection and relate each to the something more we reach in finding our personal path and contributing to life with others and to the life that lives itself through us.
Ann Belford Ulanov, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in New York City, Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Religion Union Theological Seminary and author of twenty-two books.
Lecture, from 7:30- 9:30 p.m.
Workshop (limited space), from 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.
Both programs are in the Butler Boardroom of the American University
Jungian Analyst and Executive Director of the Jung Society, James Hollis, on the nature of Depth Psychology. See more of his videos here.
COMPLEXITY, CREATIVITY AND ACTION: CONFERENCE
by The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies and the Jung Society of Washington,
June 22nd- June 25th 2017
We invite you to participate in a multidisciplinary gathering of scholars exploring complexity, creativity, and action in the context of Jungian and post-Jungian concepts. The conference will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, Thursday evening June 22 – Sunday evening, June 25, 2017. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Joe Cambray, Ph.D.
In recent years, major advances in the development of complexity and dynamical systems theory have provided new perspectives for understanding Jung’s model of psyche. The papers in this conference will address perspectives of complexity in systems ranging from clinical practice and social action to visual art, film, dance, and literature. A major theme of the conference, “Myth in Our Time,” will explore complexity, creativity, and action in the context of the contemporary state of the political system.
Details will be forthcoming through the JSSS website:www.jungiansociety.org.
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