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.