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.