Three Maine Jung Center members travelled to Europe this summer to study about Jung and we
have invited them to come to the Center to share their experiences with Center
community members. We will share photos, stories and refreshments. More details to come.
Are you a Center member with an experience to share? We would love to talk with you about it.
Please call or email with your ideas. Thanks!
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The C. G. Jung Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs on topics related to analytical psychology. Our community of around 200 members includes people from all walks of life who are drawn together to deepen their understanding of Jungian thought, practice and experience. The Center relies on the support of its members’ annual fees and donations to keep our programs strong and our fees accessible to all. We invite you to join our vibrant community.
As a member, you will receive:
- A hard copy of the Centers newsletter
- An invitation to Members Eve each September (information below - please join us.)
- Borrowing privileges for the Center’s Library of books, tapes, CD’s and videos
- Member discounts on all programs
- E-mail reminders of upcoming events
- Free access Discussion Groups at the Center
Continuing Discussion Group for Members:
Fairy Tales Discussion Group, Facilitated by Jen Stanbro
This group is intended for members who are interested in using a Jungian lens to explore the themes and images found in a variety of fairy tales. We will read and discuss one fairy tale each month. Jennifer Stanbro will facilitate the discussion and choose the first tale. After the first session, the group will select the readings for the following meetings. Our method of entry will be to experience the images of the stories as innocently as possible, letting them do their work as we amplify their meaning. Then our discussion will slowly move towards interpretation, referencing Marie Louise Von Franz’s chapter on method in The Interpretation of Fairytales. No preparation is required to participate, but reading the Von Franz chapter is suggested.
Location: The Center, 9:30-11:30 am
Meeting dates: To be determined. Members interested in the group should feel free to drop in. Each meeting we read and discuss one or two fairytales. Our method of entry is to first experience the images of the story. Then we begin to amplify their meaning, gently moving towards interpretation. No preparation is required,but a sense of play is encouraged.
Gaia Theory and Symbiotic Evolution Discussion Group, Facilitated by Jeffrey Pinnette
This discussion group will explore Gaia theory and the related topic of symbiotic evolutionary mechanisms. We will seek to deepen our understanding of concepts of the self and consciousness. Neo-Darwinist theory focused on the “selfish gene” may be effective in describing population dynamics, but is wholly incapable of explaining the major evolutionary changes such as the changes from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cell forms and multi-cellular life form, or the origins of life. Symbiotic mechanisms are needed to explain significant evolutionary changes, and to provide a more meaningful basis for exploring the development of self and consciousness. The Gaia theory shows how emergent feedback loops keep the earth’s atmosphere in balance for life. While symbiotic mechanisms and the Gaia theory have been well documented, they are not well known because they are contrary to the current standard scientific model led by the neo-Darwinists.
We will consider the writings of two leading renegade scientists of our times, Lyn Margulis and James Lovelock. James Lovelock is the originator of the Gaia theory, and their joint essay in Co-Evolution Quarterly is the classic exposé on Gaia theory. All material will be read during the meeting time, with no assigned reading. Readings will be taken from Dazzle Gradually, a collection of essays by Lyn Margulis and her son Dorian Sagan (son of Carl Sagan), and The Vanishing Face of Gaia by James Lovelock.
Location: The Center, 3 - 5 pm
Meeting dates: To be determined. Send an email to info@mainejungcenter if you have interest in joining this group.
Members' Evening 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM
RSVP by Friday, Sept. 10 • 729-0300. We hope you can come! Following a hearty meal we will enjoy a presentation of Cupid and Psyche.
More information available in the newsletter. 2015 Fall Newsletter