It is intended that all of our lectures, workshops,  and discussions can be followed by those with a limited background in Jungian Psychology, and are at the same time of value to those with professional psychological training and interests. Friends of Jung Study Program lays emphasis on fundamentals in core concepts, advanced reading seminar, dreams and  fairy tales.  The courses are taught by our Local analysts.

 

BOOK CLUB

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary we are offering to Friends of Jung members an exploration of Carl Jung’s seminal work, Memories, Dreams Reflections this Fall in the form of a bookclub.

 Jung declined to write his autobiography and instead he agreed to share his recollections to be put into book form.  He recounted his experiences to his secretary Aniela Jaffe who recorded and edited them. Reading this book one will get an overview of Jung’s life.  His formative experiences in childhood, his time with Freud, his mid-life crisis, his travels and his thoughts at the time of the recording on time, death and immortality.

The New York Times said this about Memories, Dreams and Reflections;  this book of memoir will continue to be read with fascination by future generations when some of his more formal works are respectfully interred in psychological libraries.”

Following the conclusion of the book club local analyst Peggy Voth will lead the group in the spirit of Jung’s recollections into their own lives.

Jung says in MDR;  “Naturally, I thought about the significance of what I was doing, and asked myself, “now, really, what are you about?  You are building a small town, and doing it as if it were a rite’.  I had no answer to my question, only the inner certainty that I was on the way to discovering my own myth.”  The intention of the day is to help you identify threads in your own life history, follow the points where strands intersect and contemplate the emerging braid/weave and its possible meaning.  This one day workshop (Sunday)  will follow and short Friday evening talk with Peggy where homework for the Sunday work shop will be assigned.

The group will meet the first Monday of the month beginning October 3, 2016 thru until March.    A workshop Date will be set for April, 2017 with Peggy Voth once the club begins.
Monday’s 7 to 9pm
at 213, 908 17th Ave SW
October 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, 2016  
Jan 9, Feb 6, March 6, 2017

DREAM CLASS

Monday evenings

January 2017

7:30 to 9:30 pm

Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 20

“In each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude-the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.” – C.G. Jung, Civilization in Transition This 5 weeks seminar will create a community of dreamers. Participants will be invited to share dreams, we will practice Jungian approach and relate to the dreams together. This seminar is mainly experiential with emphasis on how to tend to dream material. Also there will be an introduction to Jungian theory associated with dreamwork. Registration is limited to 12 people to provide opportunity for deeper exploration.

MOVIE NIGHT

Friday Feb 17, 2016

7PM

 The World Within:
C.G. Jung in his own Words

“. . . the images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man.  Failure to understand them or a shrinking of ethical responsibility deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.”
In the World Within, this idea is explored as we are given a glimpse inside Jung’s Red Book, the diary in which he described his dreams and fantasies.  In addition, he recorded these unconscious with colourful paintings which appear throughout the film, along with his reflections upon their possible meaning.  These are the creations, as Jung comments, ‘which have carried me out of time into seclusion, out of the present into timelessness.
Also included in the World Within is rarely seen footage of Jung himself interviewed in Switzerland.  He talks at length about his work on dreams, memory, archetypal figures and the importance of ritual and fantasy.
Location:  Parkdale United Church 7PM

FAIRYTALE 

Workshops

March 31st and April 1st

10:00am – 3:30pm

The trials that befall heroes/heroines in fairytales set forth the difficulties and dangers handed to us by nature. Through these characters, fairytales inform us, in a simple and concise manner, about archetypes – those forces that guide, interfere with, and shape our lives. In each day-long gathering, we will study our oh-so-human challenges by reading and combing through a fairytale. Our explorations will include amplification, discussion and giving expression to our feeling-responses through drawing/journaling. Please bring your own lunch. Registration for this workshop is open to Friends of Jung members only.   Please bring a journal to write in, and a bag lunch. Light snacks and supplies for drawing will be provided. Taught by Local Analyst Mae Stolte

CARL’S CAFE

Post lecture/workshop discussion group

Wednesday evenings  7:00 to 9:30 pm

Suite 315 908-17th Ave SW til end of 2016

2017 location TBA

 October 5th, 2016 – The Beast that has Never Actually Been

 Nov 23rd, 2016 – Living a Coherent Life

Mar 29th  , 2017 –The In-between Space: Being in a World of Becoming

April 26th, 2017 – Inviting the Muse: Inspiration and Creativity

 May 17th, 2017 – Singing Flesh Onto the Bones: The Inuit tale of Skeleton Woman