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(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street, Brunswick, ME
Lecture: Friday, April 28, 7 - 9 pm [FOR WORKSHOP INFORMATION CLICK HERE] MEMBERS $20, NON-MEMBERS $30 | [dt_button link="https://www.mainejungcenter.org/register-for-jung-center-events/" target_blank="false" button_alignment="default" animation="fadeIn" size="medium" style="light" text_color_style="context" text_hover_color_style="accent" icon="fa fa-chevron-circle-right"
Lecture: Friday, April 28, 7 – 9 pm
[FOR WORKSHOP INFORMATION CLICK HERE]
MEMBERS $20, NON-MEMBERS $30 | REGISTER HERE
In line with our theme of the year, Bearing the Opposites, Transcendence in Trying Times, we have invited Zurich-based Jungian analyst Bernard Sartorius to come to Maine to help us make sense of the dynamics of extremism.
Discontent, dissension, and conflict have swept many countries around the world, including our own. Some of this takes the form of religious extremism, polarization between political parties, populist movements, and outright violence.
Humanity seems to be under the spell of a world-wide paradigm shift that has no clear destination. Bernard Sartorius will guide us through a study of this shift as viewed through the lens of depth psychology and through his expertise in
religious extremism. Our study might include such questions as:
- What psychological, archetypal, and transcultural forces have erupted in our time to expose the dark underbelly of humanity to such an extreme?
- How do we recognize, name, and integrate the polarities within ourselves that we have projected into the outside world?
- How does our disowned shadow contribute to these conflicts?
Until we gain an understanding of the polarities and divisions around and within us, we will continue to suffer from its extremes.
Saturday’s workshop will delve more extensively into paths we may take to reduce this suffering, utilizing myth, fairy tale, or story to amplify the theme of polarity and our journey towards healing this divisiveness.
Bernard Sartorius, lic. theol. received his degree in Theology from Geneva University in 1965 and graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, 1974. He is a Training Analyst with the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP), and specializes in the study of religious extremism and its rise in the use of violence as a means to foster extreme ideology. In addition, Sartorius uses fairy tale, folk tale, and myth to amplify the themes he seeks to convey.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
183 PARK ROW, BRUNSWICK, MAINE
Event postponed due to snow. New date will be announced soon! Saturday, April May 6, 10 - 3 pm Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick MEMBERS $40, NON-MEMBERS
Event postponed due to snow. New date will be announced soon!
Saturday, April May 6, 10 – 3 pm
Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick
MEMBERS $40, NON-MEMBERS 50 | REGISTER HERE
What about demons?
Most Americans believe in demons and the devil. What about you?
How are we to think about and work with energies that might be termed ‘demons’ in our therapeutic or spiritual practices, in our creative endeavors, and is our everyday lives?
What does neuroscience say about the experience of demons or rituals used to deal with them?
In this all-day workshop, we will review Buddhist and other spiritual approaches to working with energies that might be termed ‘ghosts’ or ‘demons’. The workshop will include two active imagination exercises. The first will pertain to ‘ghosts’ that may arise in the psyche’s response to a troubling or traumatic death of a loved one. The second will work with a ‘demon’ that obstructs one’s capacity to be centered in one’s potential for spiritual and creative practice and social justice action.
James Harrod first began to conceptualize this demonology during a month-long pilgrimage to Nepal, Bhutan and India, where he was challenged to understand the methods for coping with demons portrayed in the Buddhist Tshechu cham dances, originally scripted by Padmasambhava.
The workshop will be an opportunity to share experiences from pilgrimage, dreams, psychotherapy, shamanic, yogic and meditative practices.
James Harrod, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Portland, Maine. He has an M.A. in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Ph.D. in comparative mythology. He is a certified practitioner of shamanic trance postures and meditates in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He also researches the origins of art and religion in evolution (academia.edu, researchgate.net) and has participated in rock art explorations in Europe, India, Israel, Kenya and Australia. He has taught prehistory of art at Maine College of Art and has published articles on chimpanzee religion, a trans-species definition of religion, and origins of art in the East African Oldowan two million years ago.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME
Lecture: Friday, June 2, 7 - 9 pm MEMBERS $25, NON-MEMBERS $30 | Our civilization, and indeed
Lecture: Friday, June 2, 7 – 9 pm
MEMBERS $25, NON-MEMBERS $30 | REGISTER HERE
Our civilization, and indeed the Earth community itself, seems to be facing a threshold of fundamental transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place on the individual level in initiatory rites of passage, near-death experiences, spiritual crises, and critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Can we find a place of equilibrium, an eye in the storm, from which we can engage this time of intense polarization and radical change? And in such an era of transition, what is the role of “heroic” communities, such as Jungian associations, which carry principles and perspectives that run counter to much of the mainstream modern world view?
To help us navigate this threshold of transformation, we need multiple perspectives and sources of insight. This evening’s lecture will draw on depth psychology and archetypal astrology, philosophy, religion, and cultural history in an effort to glimpse a larger context for both understanding and action.
Richard Tarnas is a professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He frequently lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods. He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served for many years on the Board of Governors for the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.