Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mark Winborn teaching at C.G. Jung Institute Zurich-Kusnacht

Jungian analyst, psychologist, and Fisher King author Mark Winborn, PhD, NCPsyA - will be presenting two courses and a public presentation at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich-Kusnacht, Switzerland on February 20-21, 2014. The will be "Speaking with Complexes: The Art of Analytic Interpretation" and "The Compass of Hermes: Cultivating the Analytic Attitude." The public presentation will be based on his 2011 book "Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey."  Mark is the Training Coordinator for the Memphis-Atlanta Jungian Seminar.

Yes! Judge the Book By Its Cover

Review of two collections: The Dream and Its Amplification, edited by Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti, Fisher King Press. 2013. And Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way, edited by Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Fisher King Press 2012.

The ebullient cover art serves as the gateway to The Dream and Its Amplification. Howard Fox’s painting “A Giant Dream” draws us into a sumptuous, archetypal world of mountains, gargoyle-laden temples, to a bridge with a naked, giant sleeping with his head upon a fire truck. In the canal below, a man treads water as a mermaid speeds toward him in a motorboat.

Speculation abounds.  Who is the man in the water? Is the sleeping figure on the bridge a giant or a god? Who are the people lurking in the shadows of the temple – or is it a castle?
Surely this book cannot live up to such a cover. And yet, in essay after essay from Jungian analysts across the globe, it does, offering a hologram of perspectives, even as any given dream, if tended from different angles, can yield multiple meanings.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mark Winborn Discusses Deep Blues on Shrink Rap Radio

Dr. Dave Van Nuys interviews Fisher King Press author Mark Winborn, PhD about his book Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey on his podcast show Shrink Rap Radio. Dr. Dave interviews a wide range of therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts across a broad range of subjects. The interview can be listened to here: Winborn Interview or on ITunes.

In the interview, Dr. Winborn discusses the experiences that drew him to Jungian analytic work, his interest in the blues, various themes in the book, and a brief overview of the three main schools of Analytical Psychology.

Deep Blues explores the archetypal journey of the human psyche through an examination of the blues as a musical genre. The genesis, history, and thematic patterns of the blues are examined from an archetypal perspective and various analytic theories – especially the interaction between Erich Neumann’s concept of unitary reality and the blues experience. Mythological and shamanistic parallels are used to provide a deeper understanding of the role of the bluesman, the blues performance, and the innate healing potential of the music. Universal aspects of human experience and transcendence are revealed through the creative medium of the blues. The atmosphere of Deep Blues is enhanced by the black and white photographs of Tom Smith which capture striking blues performances in the Maxwell Street section of Chicago. Jungian analysts, therapists and psychoanalytic practitioners with an interest in the interaction between creative expression and human experience should find Deep Blues satisfying.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Art and the Psyche Webinar

Art and the Psyche: A Jungian Exploration
A webinar hosted by The Asheville Jung Center

Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2012 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Eastern US Time Zone)


Murray Stein, Ph.D., is former President and current training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZ) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Linda Carter MSN, CS, IAAP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Boston and in Providence, RI where she lives. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Yale universities and has been in practice for over 30 years seeing children, adolescents and adults.

Lucienne Marguerat lic, phil, has a private practice in Zürich, is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH and is co-director of the Counseling Service. She has given lectures and workshops about various subjects at the Antenne Romande in Lausanne, and at both the C.G. Institute, Zürich and ISAPZURICH

“At Home with Jung – the Zurich Series ”

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

On the Doorstep Premieres at the Copenhagen IAAP Congress

Attending the IAAP congress in Copenhagen?

On August 22, 2013 - 22:00
at the IAAP Congress Copenhagen
don't miss the premier of
On the Doorstep of the Castle
A play of Teresa of Avila and Alma de Leon
by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Book Publication Date coincides with the premier - August 22, 2013 - Advance Orders Welcomed.

Our setting is 16th century Spain. The Inquisition has expelled the Jews or forced them to convert. Teresa of Avila is igniting the imagination of the country as the nun who receives messages directly from God. Alma de Leon, a young Jewish converso, appears on Teresa’s doorstep, petitioning to become a novice in her care. Their complex relationship explores the feminine archetypes of the Amazon, and the Medial Woman, in a story that unveils the foundations of psyche’s movement toward wholeness: Kabbalah, and Christian rapture, in an oppressive yet luminous time.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jungian Webinar - Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil: Recovering the Feminine

A Global Webinar hosted by the Asheville Jung Center

Presenters: Jane Kamerling, LCSW and Fred Gustafson, D.Min, Members of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts, authors of Lifting the Veil.

The veil has emerged in the 21st century as an international symbol that holds a variety of meanings. The veil can able understood as merely the customary dress of Arab women, a religious expression, or a political statement. For some women donning the veil represents male dominance enforced by the threat of beatings or death, for other, the veil signifies self-determination and independence in reaction to the threat of western ideology impacting Islamic culture. The veil powerfully holds the polarity of attitudes and beliefs and invites the projections of the psychological complexes in both western and Islamic societies. These negative shadow projections fuel external and internal conflict between and within each culture. The veil is not just a female garment to hide, protect or humble Muslim women, but the curtain behind which resides the feminine principle, repressed in both east and west. Beneath the veil resides the unconsciousness of both cultures that become manifested in the politics of today. Lifting the Veil (the book) is a timely exploration of the symbolic attractor that the veil has become within and outside the Muslim world.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mark Winborn - Bringing the Blues to the C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette, Louisiana

Fisher King Press author Mark Winborn, PhD will be presenting material from his book Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey to the Jung Society of Lafayette on Sunday June 9th from 2 - 4 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camelia Blvd., Lafayette in the Community Room.
The presentation will explore the archetypal journey of the human psyche through an examination of the blues as a musical genre. The genesis, history, and thematic patterns of the blues are examined from an archetypal perspective and various analytic theories – especially the interaction between Erich Neumann’s concept of unitary reality and the blues experience.  Mythological and shamanistic parallels are used to provide a deeper understanding of the role of the bluesman, the blues performance, and the innate healing potential of the music.  Universal aspects of human experience and transcendence are revealed through the creative medium of the blues.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Henchwomen of the Conventional

from The Motherline by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

Women who are out of touch with their Motherlines are lost souls, hungry ghosts inhabiting bodies they do not own, because for them the feminine ground is a foreign place. Often they suffer because their personal mothers or grandmothers are so negative, depressed, or uninspiring that they have no access through them to the Motherline.

In my psychotherapy practice I see many women who feel isolated, abandoned, and self-estranged. Many feel barred from access to their own true natures by a mother’s punitive attitude, neglect, or abuse. Some grandmothers provide a sanctuary for their granddaughters, a haven from the mother-daughter storms.

But some are not so helpful. There are negative grandmothers who bind and abuse their daughters’ souls. In turn the daughters bind and abuse their daughters’ souls. In turn the daughters bind and abuse their daughters. Often I sit with a woman and experience a telescopic experience of generations of pain.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pennington & Staples on Righteousness & Guilt

Article by Nancy Carter Pennington and Lawrence H. Staples

Guilt’s necessary and important role in the creation and maintenance of consciousness is in itself a sufficient argument to demonstrate the absurdity of an exclusive pursuit of righteousness. Even if that weren’t the case, however, there would be ample reasons to be suspicious of a one-sided effort to be righteous.

The case for righteousness has many authors; the case for sin has few. Perhaps, that is how it should be. We can almost all agree that goodness is a good thing. It doesn’t take much persuasion to convince us that sensible conformity to the ethical and moral standards of the community, and attention to appropriate behavior and manners, not only contributes to one’s personal success but also to the success of the community. It also contributes to the avoidance of painful guilt; its opposite, non-conformity, produces guilt and threatens the attainment of success, as measured by fame, fortune, and other outer symbols of reward and recognition. When it comes to success, one can, at the least, argue that the appearance of goodness is usually extremely helpful.

It is likely that far fewer would openly assert that badness can also be good, both for the individual and society. Let us, therefore, try to correct this deficiency by taking the side of sin with all its ill repute. It seems that this rejected orphan deserves some respect along with acknowledgment of its valuable qualities too, if all God’s children are to be honored. We are, of course, speaking of sin in the broader definition noted earlier in this book.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Art of Lament and Redemption: Lowinsky's Muse

Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ph.D
Lecture & Workshop

Self Portrait With Ghost: The Art of Lament and Redemption

Presented by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky and hosted by Jung Cleveland and Braden & Associates

Date: 5/17/13 - Download Registration Form
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd.,
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

Lecture Description:

"Let us build the bond of community so that the living and the dead image will become one and the past will live on in the present…" — C.G. Jung

"Often I have such a great longing for myself. I know that the path ahead still stretches far; but in my best dreams I see the day when I shall stand and greet myself." — Rainer Maria Rilke

When you lose three children, your home and your country, how do you go on? If you are Emma Hoffman, a gifted painter in the impressionist tradition, you paint. Those paintings continue to speak of the redemptive power of art to Hoffman’s granddaughter, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky. Years ago, when she was in analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, Lowinsky had a dream in which she was told, "On your way to Jung’s house, you must first stop at your grandmother’s house and gather some of her paintings.” Lowinsky was the first child born in the New World to a family of German-Jewish refugees from the Shoah. She had a special tie with her only surviving grandparent, whom she knew as Oma. Oma taught her that making art can be a way to transmute grief and bear the unbearable.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Opening the Unseen Heart

Book Review of Kenneth A. Kimmel’s Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism. Fisher King Press, 2011

By Elizabeth Clark-Stern

What a feast for the mind, to encounter Kenneth Kimmel’s timely book. I was in the airport a couple of years ago, and saw the cover of Newsweek. A quite innocent-looking baby pig stared out at the camera. The title: What Makes Men Act Like Pigs. I bought the issue, and kicked myself when the contents provided no substantive analysis. I was hungry for an exploration beyond a re-cap of the public behaviors of famous men. I also wanted a narrative that offered a larger vision of the historic human malady of the narcissistic male.

Eros and the Shattering Gaze is that book.

Kimmel takes us on a sumptuous journey, using the vibrant medium of myth, movies, clinical vignettes, and contemporary portraits of such luminaries as Carl Jung and Bill Clinton, both of whom struggled with their own narcissism. Down, down we go into the shattered self that begins at the doorstep of the wounded mother-son relationship.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

IAAP Congress in Copenhagen

Welcome to the 2013 IAAP Congress in Copenhagen

by Joe Cambray, President, IAAP

In recognition of and honoring the pioneering psychological transformations, which C. G. Jung underwent beginning in the year 1913. These experiences were to make him into the figure we know as "Jung," and are documented in his Red Book. Further, we will look to how we as an evolving community have developed from these insights to become the Analytical Psychology of the 21st Century.

The IAAP’s triennial Congresses are unique, wonderful events, when our global community has the opportunity to come together for nearly a week of intense engagements, personally and professionally. Old friends are reunited and new friendships are forged in a convivial atmosphere. It is an affirmation of our vocational choices and a chance to celebrate our vision of the psyche.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Archetype and Character

Archetype and Character
Power, Eros, Spirit, and Matter Personality Types

Introducing a new typology based on Power, Eros, Matter and Spirit as the motivations that define human attitudes and behavior, the book outlines eight personality types based on the extraverted and introverted deployment of the four drives and applies these typological categories to Freud, Adler and Jung.

V. WALTER ODAJNYK serves as Core Faculty member of the Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, USA. He is a former Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, USA,and the author of Marxism and Existentialism, Jung and Politics and Gathering the Light: A Jungian View of Meditation. A diplomat of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, he is licensed as a Research Psychoanalyst by the Medical Board of California and a member of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230364012
ISBN-13: 978-0230364011