Connecticut Association for Jungian Psychology

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A nonprofit organization since 1981, CAJP exists in order to provide an opportunity for lectures, study, and discussion of the work of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung. CAJP is dedicated to making the methods and insights of Jung more widely available to individuals and professional groups through a program of extended education.

Mar
3
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Mar
10
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 14 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Mar
17
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Mar
24
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Mar
31
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Apr
3
Fri
Lecture: Sky Mother and Earth Father: Ancient Egyptian Notions of Gender @ Smith College
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Karen Smyers: Sky Mother and Earth Father: Ancient Egyptian Notions of Gender

The ancient Egyptians lived in a world of consciously held oppositions that they attempted to keep in balance. In this lecture, we will explore how they constructed gender, examining sociological roles of women and men, as well as archetypal notions of masculine and feminine in the realm of the gods. Some of their conceptions are striking: the sky is feminine and active, and the earth is masculine and inert. We will consider how these notions might expand the Jungian notions of anima and animus and eros and logos for 21st century humans.

Karen A. Smyers, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) is a former Associate Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Wesleyan University and a graduate of ISAP-Zurich. She has a private practice in Northampton. 

Apr
4
Sat
A Study of C. G. Jung’s AION: Researches Into The Phenomenology Of The Self – Spring Seminar
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

“Only with Christ did a devil enter the world as the real counter part of God, and in early Jewish-Christian circles Satan…was regarded as Christ’s elder brother.” Aion, para. 113.

Scripture (Paul’s letters, 1John, Revelation) warned that there would be no resurrection until after the reign of this evil elder brother. If that apocalyptic imagery is translated into psychological language, it becomes the individual’s task of finding the meaning hidden in everything one has previously not valued – which indeed the evil brother represents. The great challenge of an “end of time” is to survive this adjustment. Jung takes up this difficulty in AION. Very carefully he describes the metaphysical ideas that made the birth of a God-man possible, and how the appearance of the Antichrist – anticipated very shortly after Christ’s death – became consistent with the aeon’s movement into the second fish in the symbol of Pisces. Jung explains how this development was anticipated within Gnostic circles before, during, and after Christ’s life, as well as in the ideas and visions of certain Christians. We are now ending the era of the second fish of Pisces, a time that has brought us face to face with a moral conflict suggested by the opposites of good and evil, of light and dark, in ways that were never thought possible. The final chapter in AION is titled, “The Structure And Dynamics Of The Self.” This is Jung’s vision in schematic form of the self, and we could also say of the creation, as spirit, psyche, animal, and matter. It is in its totality beyond assimilation by human consciousness, but the “end of time” is forcing each of us to take another step in that direction. Required texts: Jung’s AION and Edward Edinger’s The AION Lectures.

James R. Scherer holds a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is a member of the International Association For Analytical Psychology and the New England Association of Jungian Analysts. He lives with his wife in Hartford, where he has had an analytical practice for 30 years. Including occasional lectures, he has offered continual Saturday seminars on the psychology of C.G.Jung to the CAJP during these years.

Apr
6
Mon
Jungian Reading Seminar: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, CW vol 7. @ Temenos Institute, Westport, CT
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

For the Winter session, the Jungian Reading Group will continue reading Two Essays on Analytical Psychology,

CW vol 7. 

 

Joseph P. Wagenseller, D. Min., N.C. PsyA., L.P.C., L.P. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Westport, CT, having practiced for 37 years in Manhattan. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Temenos Institute, now celebrating its 38th year in Westport and is the past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. Currently he is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Board for the Accreditation of Psychoanalysis. Additionally, Dr. Wagenseller is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the author of “The Archetype of Vocation,” in Protestantism and Jungian Analysis, “Spiritual Renewal at the Midlife from a Jungian Perspective”, Journal of Religion and Health (Vol. 37, No 3) and “Individuation, Jung’s Psychological Equivalent of a Spiritual Journey” in the Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, ed. Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Oxford University Press, Inc., 2012.

Apr
7
Tue
The Weavings of Odysseus: A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: A 6 week series requiring pre-registration @ Church of Christ, Scientist Church of Christ, Scientist 49 Park Street - Guilford
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – May 12 @ 11:30 am
Homer’s Odyssey: The perils of the journey home
 
       The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must  re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war.
Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem.
In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.
Please pre-register by submitting this form and letting us know of your interest!:

Apr
10
Fri
LECTURE: SPIRITUAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL INFLUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNG’S WORK @ Temenos Institute
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

LECTURE: SPIRITUAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL INFLUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNG’S WORK

Royce Froelich, L.C.S.W., M.A., M. Div.

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00pm, $15.00

 

This multi-media presentation offers an overview of a number of the inspiring theorists and theologians who informed Jung’s work- tracing his thinking through Western philosophy and various religious traditions he encountered, along with gnostic and mystic predecessors. When combined with autobiographical accounts of his ancestral heritage and personal experiences of the numinous, we can enjoy and benefit from a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of Jung’s Analytical Psychology.

 

Royce Froelich, L.C.S.W., M.A., M. Div. is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in N.Y.C. A graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of N.Y., Columbia University’s School of

Social Work, Union Theological Seminary and the New School for Social Research, he is currently on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of N.Y.