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Invite Creative Genius Into Your Life – by Robert Bosnak

If you feel a desire to create value, to make a difference and foster change in this world, alchemy and Robert Bosnak can help you do so.

In order to have impact in our rapidly changing world one has to access creative imagination – yet we are constantly hampered by our ingrained habits of consciousness (a.k.a. ego). We are in the habit of recreating patterns of response that may have served us in the past but are no longer relevant ways of approaching the world.

Alchemy and dreaming have lots in common. Each dream is an act of genius creating an entire world in a flash. In this course you’ll learn from alchemy how to force a crack in routine consciousness so the light of creative genius can enter. You will become more versatile in an ever-changing world by allowing creativity from the unknown depths to enter our lives. Your soul will be more elastic and adaptive, bending lightly with the vicissitudes of contemporary life.

Robert Bosnak will teach us how to open up, how to be present to events in a mindset of ‘not-knowing’ as long as possible so truly original and creative responses can make themselves known to us. He will guide us into an unknown world of alchemical colors to form a background to our existence, like green innocence, black decomposition, the blues, silver reflections, yellow ferment and red dawn. In this way we learn the art of creation and unlock the box that keeps us captive.

As a result of this course you will learn how to:

  1. Shift perspective (breaking open the fixed patterns of habitual consciousness)
  2. Diminish the innate fear of true creativity and take away resistances
  3. Develop ‘negative capability’ (how to stay with uncertainty)
  4. Know which attitudes and states give access to fresh intelligence
  5. Invite a creative force to come into your life dispelling any sense of staleness

Bosnak will provide intimate examples from everyday life garnered over long years of professional psychotherapeutic practice and personal experience. Participants will be invited to present brief vignettes of their lives which will be seen from an alchemical color background leading to scintillating new viewpoints. Bosnak will explore the colorful alchemy of creative intelligence against a backdrop of some of the great minds of technology, invention and literature gleaned from the biographies of Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla and Maya Angelou,

Course outline

This course consists of 10 webinars. Participants may read the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and the autobiographies of Nikola Tesla and Maya Angelou to formulate questions about alchemical background features.

The presenter: Robert Bosnak has been a Zurich trained Jungian psychoanalyst for over 40 years and pioneered the Embodied Imagination® (EI) method. He is the author of several books translated into a wide variety of languages. He is Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and founder of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary. He divides his life between Santa Barbara, California and Sydney, Australia.

Course

10 classes of 90 minutes (you get the audio and video)

Tuition Fee: $175

You can pay by phone: +1-801-656-8806

Or send a check to:
Jung Platform
29 Layton Ave
Salt Lake City. UT. 84115

Price: $175.00

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Psychopaths: people with no conscience – by Dr. Aaron Kipnis

Psychopaths: How People With No Conscience Affect Our Lives & How to Deal With Them

This is a fascinating 6-class webinar course which will cover the many facets of the psychopathic personality. During the course we will explore how we might live better in a world where people with this condition seem to be gaining prominence.  As the presenter, Dr. Aaron Kipnis, puts it the aim of the course is to empower participants to find more sanity in what seems to be becoming an increasingly insane world.

In his book, Without Conscience, Robert Hare argues that we live in a camouflage society, in which some psychopathic traits – egocentricity, lack of concern for others, superficiality, style over substance, being “cool”, manipulativeness, and so forth – increasingly are tolerated and even valued. Cold-blooded and remorseless psychopaths who blend into all aspects of society have little difficulty infiltrating the domains of business, politics, law enforcement, government, academia and other social structures where they often have devastating impacts on people around them.

Topics each week 

Week 1: What is a Psychopath? 
The word psychopath, of course, is quite loaded.  All kinds of psychological traits and behavioral theories hitchhike on this human condition. We will discuss them. Here are a few quick terms to help orient webinar attendees:

  • Asocial Person: self-involved to the exclusion of others
  • Narcissistic Person: self-involved yet needs to be seen and admired by others
  • Antisocial Person: harmful to the welfare of others
  • Sociopath: aggressively anti-social
  • Psychopath (Malignant Narcissist): the most dangerous predators on earth, lacking in empathy and incapable of imagining the common good

We will discuss causes and conditions that may support the growth of psychopathy and explore various ways to identify people who have this condition in order to gain greater understanding of it.

Week 2: Psychopath Nation
Symptoms of psychopathology can be found throughout societies, particularly during periods of accelerated transition and socio-economic strain. At certain junctures in history, entire nations have been grabbed by the psychopathy of a single charismatic leader.  Psychopathic tyrants stay in power because most others are deterred from speaking the truth. Psychopathic epidemics can flare up in that silence. It is important for us to have a greater understanding than the social sciences have thus far provided about the power of psychopathy to move nations.  Some psychopathic nations gained infamy for their aggression on other states, others for the treatment of people inside their borders.  In most places, people knew what was happening but could or would not try to stop their nations tyranny.

Mohandas K. Gandhi considered these 7 traits to be most perilous to human society:

  1. Wealth without Work
  2. Pleasure without Conscience
  3. Science without Humanity
  4. Knowledge without Character
  5. Religion without Sacrifice
  6. Commerce without Morality
  7. Politics without Principle

His commentary depicts some of the essential conditions for a psychopathic nation to flourish and lays foundations for this week’s webinar.

Week 3:

Week 3 (1st half): Homopsychopathus – A Variant Species?  Are psychopaths a variant species? Do people who are incapable of developing a moral conscious conscience represent a specific strain or somewhat different variety of human being?  It is possibly so. Their behavioral characteristics, brain functioning, information, sensory and emotional processing, feeding habits, and moral playbooks are different from the rest of us. They inhabit human society as naturally as sharks dwell in the sea. And they are just as dangerous. From the dawn of recorded history we have images of monsters, which seem to embody psychopathy. We will explore contemporary mythologies to add insight to our ongoing attempt to understand this problem through our collective imagination.

Week 3 (2nd half): Psycho Killers, qu’est-ce que c’est ? Vampires, Mobsters, Blood-thirsty Aliens and Other Celebrities.
In the second part of Week 3, in light of Part 1, we will discuss the prevalence of psychopathic characters in film and other media and explore our cultural fascination with them.

Week 4:

Week 4 (1st half): Dangerous Liaisons – Sexual Predators and their Prey 
People whose lives are turned inside out by a psychopathic lover, mate or intimate acquaintance are often shocked when they realize the full extent of the damage done to them. Someone whom they felt to be trustworthy and witnessed their most intimate selves, betrayed them. Victims of psychopaths are not simply naïve. The best clinically trained professionals are often taken in. We will discuss how to clearly recognize a psychopathic lover and what to do when you find yourself in relationship with one.

Week 4 (2nd half): Caution – Psychopaths at Work 
Just as psychopathic personalities are more highly concentrated in the criminal underworld, they also occur more frequently in certain professions. Psychopathy affects people in all races and cultures and across the spectrum of economic and social status. Soulless, predatory people blend into all aspects of society often with devastating impacts on the institutions and the people around them. Some arenas attract psychopaths to places and positions where prey is more abundant.  In certain professions, such as litigation, the stock market, corrections, combat sports, politics or warfare, psychopaths can be more highly rewarded. We will discuss strategies for dealing with psychopaths in the work place.

Week 5: Psychopathic Healers And Saviors 
Something that has surprised me in recent years is how many of my clients and graduate students report having been violated by others who held a position of intimate trust in their lives.  These perpetrators were often professionals as such as clergy, therapists, financial consultants or other personal advisors. As with a child molested by an adult caretaker, when a person held in high regard betrays someone, it can leave a particularly severe wound in their psyche. In Freud’s era, the prevalence of incest was kept in the closet.  In a similar manner, abuse by priests and others who society holds to higher moral standards have often been suppressed by powerful organizations allied against victims’ best interests. Psychopathic healers are charismatic individuals who charm us only to exploit us. We will discuss cults and other spiritual and religious institutions to learn how to better identify psychopathic saviors and what to do when they are unmasked.

Week 6: Radical Altruism – Care of the Soul of the World
This final webinar will examine a range of positive, pro-social, anti-psychopathy trends in our culture. It will focus on hope and underscore the opposite end of the psychopathic spectrum. This could be called something like: extreme altruism, radical philanthropy or conscious compassion.  Many people today are resisting despair and fear through creating powerful and inventive initiatives to counter the influence of others who are destroying the natural environment, unraveling the social fabric, undercutting the national economy and eroding our political trust.  This talk will examine the philosophy of leaders who are making contributions toward others feeling more empowered to improve the conditions of their individual, familial and community lives.

About the course presenter:

Dr. Aaron Kipnis is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of four acclaimed books, an international speaker, producer of an award winning documentary film and a produced playwright. Many of his past works address themes directly relevant to this webinar. Aaron has been an advisor to the Little Hover Commission on Youth Violence, Harvard Medical School, the California Youth Authority and many other organizations concerned with violence prevention. He lives with his family on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Course consists of:

6 classes of 60 minutes. (you will receive both the video as audio)

Study Guide

Cost: $125

You can pay by phone: +1-801-656-8806

Or send a check to:
Jung Platform
29 Layton Ave
Salt Lake City. UT. 84115

Price: $125.00

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Imagination of Air & the Azure Vault – with Robert Bosnak

About the course:  Imagination of Air & the Azure Vault

An in-depth course in Alchemical Psychology

With his remarkable chapter on air James Hillman devises a method to look at science and technology as a metaphor system. It shows how the spirits formerly seen in the alchemical process are now all around us in the technology we use. For our contemporaries it is essential to understand technology not just as the literal tools and inventions we employ, but as ways the creative autonomous imagination expresses itself technologically today and makes us into who we are. It teaches a radically new way of reflection. This chapter is essential for all dreamers who live in the here-and-now on our way to an uncertain future.

The Azure vault focuses on our ability to know the world by way of our sense of aesthetics. Alchemists tell us that each particle of matter is formed around its own creative spark called caelum, heaven. An eye trained in seeing the sparks in all matter by way of aesthetic recognition sees a world alive with creativity. Hillman teaches us to hone our skills of letting the world reveal itself as a living abode.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course follows the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters ‘Imagination of Air’ and ‘The Azure Vault’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Course presenter: Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course length: This is a 10 class course. 10 presentations of 1.5 hour.

Cost: 10 Sessions: $175 (incl. copy of the audio recording).

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806
Check: You can also send a check to Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave. Salt Lake City. Utah. 84115. United States

Price: $175.00

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Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning – Dennis P. Slattery

Personal Myth and the Quest for Meaning

Four class course by Dennis P. Slattery

“Thus it is that I have now undertaken, in my eighty-third year, to tell my personal myth. I can only make direct statements, only ‘tell stories.’ Whether or not the stores are ‘true’ is not the problem. The only question is whether what I tell is my fable, my truth.”

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams Reflections, pp. 3-4.

Course Overview: In this series of webinars, we will explore several angles on the complexity of personal mythology. Jung himself saw it as “the task of tasks” for anyone of us. Not knowing some of the contours of our personal mythology leaves us open to all forms of propaganda, abuse and misdirection, especially when we unknowingly or knowingly, begin to live out another’s personal myth, leaving our own gasping at the side of road, unacknowledged and unlived. We will engage the four arenas outlined below to come to a greater understanding of what myth is wanting to live us.

Class I. Personal Mythology. I will use sections from my own book, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story (2012) to engage some of the terms of a personal myth as I understand it. I will also invite you, between each session, to engage one or two “riting meditations” and ask that you write them out in cursive rather than use your lap top. In our next session I will invite some of you to read what you have written.

Class II. Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Call to/Refusal of The  Adventure. We will select several key passages from The Hero With a Thousand Faces to deepen our understanding of being called and, if one so chooses, refusing the call.

Class III. Living Myth and Mimesis. The ancient Greeks discovered what Aristotle was to call mimesis, which is a process by which we discover something in the outer world that has a connection to our inner world. Our creation of a personal myth is generated in part from such a connection. Mimesis also rests at the heart of stories, narratives that have particular resonance in our lives.

Class IV.  Psyche, Poetics and Mythic Analogies. Jung himself wrote that “analogy formation” is a law which to a large extent governs the psyche. We will ask how the power of analogy is operative in the creation of our personal mythology.

Presenter: Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor. See www.pacifica.edu  He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 25 volumes, including six volumes of poetry and one novel. His recent books include: Bridge-Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, and Psychology (2015), Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth (2015) and Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (2016). He offers Riting Personal Myth Retreats throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Ireland.

Number of classes: 4 (both video and audio)

Length of each class: 90 min

Tuition Fee: $99 (for audio and video classes)

You can also pay by phone: +1-801-656-8806

Or send a check to:
Jung Platform
29 Layton Ave
Salt Lake City. UT. 84115

Price: $99.00

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The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of MONEY

The Midas Complex: How Money Drives Us Crazy and What We Can Do About It.

With Dr. Aaron Kipnis

General description course

Money is much more than a piece of paper, a coin, plastic card or number in an account. It is also a psychological complex as powerful and multifaceted as any other in psychology. This Webinar is about the deep psychology of Money. We will discuss the various ways in which Money affects us, both individually and as an entire culture. The goal of the webinar is to become more aware of the ways in which Money can, often unconsciously, impact the major decisions and choices we make in life. What we can bring into consciousness has the potential to give us greater freedom and fulfillment in how we shape our lives.

Topic each class

Class 1: The Evolution of Money: What exactly is Money? Where did it come from? Why do we need it? We will unpack the phenomena of Money in all its myriad forms, as vast and complex as the Gods and Goddesses of cultures throughout time and place. We capitalize the word, because in many ways, Money has actually taken on the form of a God in many cultures today.

Class 2: The Deep Psychology of Money: Money is a powerful maker of human identity and culture. We will examine Money’s impacts on Psyche. How Money can affect our personal sense of worth, our relationships, our choices in life, work, education, family dynamics, mental, spiritual and physical health, intimate partnerships and more.

Class 3: The Psychopathologies of Money: Our title says: Money drives us crazy. How so? We will discuss the many ways in which individuals, families, communities and nations suffer due to their, often unconscious, relationships to money. We will detail the specific pathologies that can be directly attributed to crazy-making engagements with Money, and, opening toward week 4, begin to examine ways in which can liberate ourselves from Money as a force of possession in our psyches.

Class 4: Beyond Money: What might it be like to live with greater freedom and insight into Money’s influence on our lives? Depth psychology says: We become possessed by what we fail to commune with. We will consider what it means to have a conscious relationship to Money, to better assure that it stays in its proper place in our lives—as a tool—and does not possess and take us over—as a drug.

About the speaker:  Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  He is author of The Midas Complex: How Money Drives Us Crazy and What We Can Do About It (2013), Knights Without Armor (1991/2004) and Angry Young Men (1999); coauthor of What Women and Men Really Want (1995), and contributor to many anthologies. He is the producer of an award winning, documentary film, AWAKENING (2006), about how women in the poorest regions of Afghanistan and India are liberating their families from severe poverty. Aaron is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. He spends most of his time on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Enjoy this 4 minute video clip by Aaron Kipnis on Money.

Course details
Four classes
Length of each class : 75 min
Tuition Fee: $89

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Dreams, Complexes and the Self – by Dr. Michael Conforti

Dreams, Complexes and The Self
The Eclipse of God and the Creative

“Matter is Spirit moving Slowly enough to be seen” – De Chardin

General Overview: According to Conforti ‘The dream is a telling of the life we are meant to live, of a destiny awaiting our arrival, and of a union with something far greater than we could have ever imagined.  So too, the dream tells us when we arrived at some dead end roads, of those fits and starts that silence the call of Self, and confining us to an outdated and undeveloped life”. In this four week course Dr. Conforti will give us hints at how to understand these dream images.

Session 1     Dreams and the Objective Psyche
It was the brilliance of Jung to observe the presence of universal motifs in our dreams.   Images of the journey, the descent, the ascent, etc speaks to a series of portals that humanity has traversed since the beginning of time, and continue to shape the lives of each and every one of us. Following in the tradition of Jung and the sages and dreamers coming before him, we will address the nature and presence of  these archetypal images in our dreams.

One of the ways we will investigate the objective, archetypal nature of dreams is to look at the image of the president/king.   In my 35 years of clinician practice I have never seen so many dreams addressing the issue of the presidency as I have within this past year.   Clearly this is a national and international issue of great importance. However equally important is the  archetypal meaning of this president/king which represents the  current executive function of the personality.  In light of this, we will look at the meaning of this image in current dreams.

Session II     Dreams and the Eclipse of God: The  Relationship between Personal Complexes and the Archetypal Meaning of a Dream:
Building on the previous session, we now turn our attention to the dreamers personal reaction to the dream. Here the meaning we give to a dream often reveals more about a complex activated by the dream,  than it does about the inherent meaning of the dream itself.  To  focus solely on our reactions to dream images may occlude the archetypal and non-personal meaning of the dream. It is this relationship and difference between personal complexes and the archetypal nature of dreams that is the central focus of this session.

Session III    Identifying Archetypal Patterns in Dreams:
Be it images of the new king, queen, marriage, or  some other aspect of life’s journey, each image and experience speaks to a archetypal reality present in our psyche. Our work is to understand and bring to life the nature of the image and in seeing its expression in myth, fable and literature, we may arrive at an understanding of its meaning.

Session IV    Translation of the Dreams Archetypal Meaning

It was the great Talmudic scholar, Saul Liberman who like Jung, taught us to approach the dream and sacred texts free of bias, and conjecture. As each contains their own wisdom, traditions and language, they asks us to know something of their world. Our task in this session is to learn the language and world of the dream images and to translate, this archetypal and sacred meaning into our daily life.

About the speaker: Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute – Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy, Bogota Columbia, Russia and Canada.

He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2013). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.

Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.  He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry.

Length: Four class course: 4 times a 60 minute class. (incl. an audio recording)

Cost: $99

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Dream Incubation Course – with Machiel Klerk

Dream Incubation Course – with Machiel Klerk

How Dream Incubation can help you live a Dream Life

 

Course description: In this four class course you will learn how to connect with the world of dream, and get help and suggestions on how to realize your goals. Dreaming can help you with health, relationships, inventions, vocation, creativity and to explore the nature of reality.

You will learn about this ancient and world wide tradition of asking help from the dream. We will explore some of the historical roots, especially in the Asclepian tradition. It will be very exciting to learn what kind of questions you can ask, and how best to phrase these questions. You will get some insight on how to be with the dream answers, and how to follow up on the dreams with a ritual. You will learn an invaluable tool that you can use for the rest of your life!

About the speaker: Machiel Klerk is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has studied for 20 years Jungian Psychology. He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, and has a Master’s degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Plus he has finished an additional 3 year training in depth psychology and dreamwork with Robert Bosnak. Machiel developed his own style of working with dreams called Dream Dialogue. He has published articles, gives workshops and lectures in Europe, Africa and North America. Machiel is also the founding president of the Jung Society of Utah. Machiel has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in 4 continents for a year or more.

 Class topics

Class 1-  Introduction to Dream Incubation.

Class 2 – How to phrase the Dream Question

Class 3 – How to be with the Dream Answer

Class 4 – How to live a dream life?

 

 Learning objectives:

  • *Learn how to use dream incubation – to achieve your goals, get more healthy or explore the nature of reality.
  • *Learn about dream incubation history, the Asclepian dream tradition, what types of questions you can ask, the pitfalls, how to ask the right question and how to be with the dream answer
  • *Dream work is ritual
  • *Practical work with dreams

 

Length: 4 times a 60 minute class.

Tuition Fee: $99 – incl. audio recording.

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Four important life topics- with James Hollis

Jung Platform and South African Association of Jungian Analysts present:

A course on four important life topics

with Jungian Analysts James Hollis.

 

Each class is 60 minutes + 30 minutes bonus discussion between Hollis and the Cape Town participants.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Class 1: On the Psychology of Men.

Women have courageously examined their roles and the limitations placed upon their souls.  Men similarly need to examine the presuppositions and limitations which govern their lives.   This program will explore the range of male definitions, the often unconscious relationship to mother and father, and the role which fear plays in mens lives.   Only a frank discussion of these secrets breaks the conspiracy of silence which estranges them not only from women but even more from themselves. (This program is as much for women as it is for men).

Class 2: On The Psychology of the Second Half of Life.

Finding meaning in the second half of life requires asking larger questions of ourselves, and challenging our values.  To ask these questions three things are requisite:  that we recover a sense of personal authority, that we strike a better balance between obligation to others and obligation to self, and that we construct a more mature spirituality. How do we recover our lives, grow as persons, and become increasingly at home with the person we are becoming?

Class 3: On the Psychodynamics of Relationships.

No theme seems more to preoccupy us than the desire for relationship, yet everywhere we see broken relationships. Why?   Is it that relationships are too important, but how could that be? The relationship between self and Other carries always the imprint of first relationships.  In any present relationship we are inevitably enmeshed in the psychological mechanisms of projection and transference of our earliest images of self and Other. This lecture will explore our projection/transference dynamics, the desire to merge with the other which our hidden agenda embodies, and the search for the Magical Other.

Class 4: The Personal Myth in Turbulent Times.

Just over a century ago, Jung asked himself, “What is my myth?” He concluded he could not answer that question, and thus launched a sustained effort to address the matter. Can we answer it? In order to begin, we first have to understand what is meant by myth. Then, we need to consider what the question itself means. Why we even have to ask this question is yet another question. What is the cultural context in which we raise these questions? How do our personal journeys intersect with the climate of our time?  How does one go about the construction of, or the identification of the “personal myth,” and how does that very personal work affect our relationship to others?

Course presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He has written a total of fifteen books and over fifty articles. The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, and Czech.

Structure of each class:
50 minute lecture
10 min general Q&A
30 min Q&A with SAAJA only

Tuition fee: $99

You can also pay by phone: +1-801-656-8806

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Price: $99.00

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Alchemy Course: James Hillman’s Yellowing and the Stone. By Robert Bosnak

About the course: Yellowing and the Stone: Fermentation and the Goal of the Opus

Yellowing is about the way the images ferment in the body and bring about the dawning of a fresh sense that life matters profoundly. After innocence growth and greening having gone through a destructive nigredo black, the sadness of the blues and the lunatic reflection of silver, now the material goes unconscious again and becomes a seed to ferment for the whole body. Here the image becomes fully embodied.

In ‘Concerning the Stone’, Hillman investigates the goals of alchemy and deconstructs the notions of ‘goal’ in general.

Here is a fascinating progression of alchemical thought as we move along the tortures, transmutations and ecstasies of the work that poisons us and gives us the profoundest of remedies, exceeding even the notion of health.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters ‘Yellow’ and ‘The Stone’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Course presenter: Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course length: This is a 11 class course. Each class is 1.5 hour.

Tuition Fee: 11 audio Sessions: $175

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806
Check: You can also send a check to Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave. Salt Lake City. Utah. 84115. United States

Price: $175.00

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Alchemy Course: Silver and the White Earth (James Hillman’s essay) – By Robert Bosnak

An In-depth Course on Alchemy

Embodying James Hillman’s Alchemical Psychology
on Silver and the White Earth

By Robert Bosnak

About the course:  Silver and the White Earth

This chapter is Hillman’s masterpiece of alchemical psychology. All the previous chapters have led up to this white jewel. It guides us to the very heart of the art of reflection and to the essence of the Queen of creative imagination: the Moon, Luna.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapter ‘Silver and the White Earth’ page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.

Here is a sample of the questions and reading suggestions before each class. 

Audio clip of Robert Bosnak for 30 seconds on ‘Alchemy is about love’.

Course presenter: Robert Bosnak, PsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.

Course: This is a 12 class course. Each presentations is 1.5 hour.

Tuition Fee: 12 Sessions: $175

You can also send a check to Jung Platform, 29 Layton Ave. Salt Lake City. Utah. 84115

Pay over the phone: +1-801-656-8806

 

Price: $175.00

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