Programs

CAJP Program Schedule 2019 – 2020

Lectures:

The “Hole” in the Psyche:

Unconscious, Addiction, Relationship 

A Lecture by Angelyn Spignesi Kopylec Arden, Ph.D.

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30pm

St. James Episcopal Church

1018 Farmington Ave

West Hartford, CT 06107

Often called “emptiness”, “nothingness”, or “deadness”, what is this place (or anti‐place): the “hole” in the psyche? What is it’s feeling, landscape, sensation, intention? How does it relate to figures and landscapes we then are given through it such as St. Augustine’s Lady of Continence, St. Faustina’s four‐year dialogue with Jesus, St. Padre Pio’s demons, St. Therese’s healing vision of Mary, and St. Theresa’s Interior Castle? How does it relate to the Dark Night of the Soul? Most of our symptoms are attempts to escape from it or fuse with it. How is it the beginning of addiction for many and how are relationships both the onset and the negotiation of it?
Dr. Arden will explore three manifestations of this “hole” using the figures of the unconscious she has studied for decades, from her work on Jane Eyre: Reed, Brocklehurst, and Rochester.

Angelyn Spignesi Kopylec Arden, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, since 1981, and also Professor of Humanities at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She trained with James Hillman in the school of Archetypal Psychology and had a practice for 25+ years. She wrote Starving Women: A Psychology of Anorexia Nervosa (Spring Publications) and Lyrical‐Analysis: The Unconscious Through Jane Eyre (Chiron Publications) which were foundational for her next eight books exploring the figures, landscape and meaning of the unconscious. Besides her current teaching, she has taught at CAJP, a seminary, and a middle school.

Re-Imagining the Christian Archetype 

A Discussion Moderated by Ron Kittel, ThD.

Saturday, April 18, 1:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

679 Farmington Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06119

Ron Kittel, Th. D. will be moderating a discussion among participants about a timely issue which is gathering attention from philosophers, theologians, clergy and laity in many denominations and traditions, as well as mental health providers and social scientists. We are living in a time of social, political, economic and religious upheaval, and people are searching for ways of coping and understanding. Traditionally, religious and spiritual resources have sustained people in times of flux, and now these resources are in flux themselves. Depth psychology has a unique perspective on these issues, and has a lot to offer. There is much in the writings of C.G. Jung that address these concerns, we will be exploring some of his ideas.
The format of this discussion will engage participants, who are welcome to bring materials, questions, comments. Brainstormers and mystics welcome!

Attendee Fee: $15* ($8 Students). Fees are collected at the door.

Movement In Depth 

A Workshop by Heidi Ehrenreich

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm

St. James Episcopal Church

1018 Farmington Ave

West Hartford, CT 06107

The body holds the unconscious. Engaging the body through Authentic Movement allows sensation, image, moments of personal narrative and emotion to become available for
conscious reflection. Authentic Movement or Movement in Depth, is a form of Dance/Movement Therapy that emerged from Jungian tradition. It has been called active imagination in motion. It involves moving with closed eyes in the presence of a non‐judgmental witness. Just as the psyche is the writer of our dreams, our unconscious becomes the choreographer of our movement. The movement experience can be engaged through drawing or writing that may serve as a bridge to words.
This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the body’s essential role in the creative
and healing process through lecture and guided movement experientials.

Heidi Ehrenreich is a registered Dance/ Movement Psychotherapist whose career began in 1971. She was a
member of the first Authentic Movement Training in 1981 at the Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute with Janet Adler. She is adept in the language of the body as a result of 50 years of working with nonverbal children.
She studied “The Soul in the Body” with Marion Woodman and Edith Sullwold at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. She was on the faculty of the graduate Dance Therapy Program at Antioch New England Graduate Center for fifteen years and has a private therapy practice as well as leading Authentic Movement groups and advanced trainings. Heidi’s style is deeply wise, insightful and respectful. She is known for her love of metaphor, dance, and the deep feminine. She also has a tremendous sense of humor.

Analysis as Self Portraiture 

Self, Persona, and Truth: Self-portraiture as a Means of Profound Self Expression.

A Dialogue between Self and Persona: Self Portraiture

A Lecture by Margaret Klenck, MDiv, LP

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:30pm

St. James Episcopal Church

1018 Farmington Ave

West Hartford, CT 06107

Often people fall into depression or anxiety because their sense of self, their self‐image, no longer seems real, accurate or trustworthy. Their ‘self‐portraits’ no longer look like them; their personas feel brittle and their connections to Self are murky. We can see many of the communications in an analytic session as self‐portraits.

By placing the various pieces of these communications next to each other, over the course of an analysis, we gain a lived portrait of the whole. Analysis offers a mirror, a possibility to face oneself, and a model of the courage and willingness required to experience one’s Self anew, with the hope of true reflection both outwardly and inwardly.

We will look at many self‐portraits as art and also as icons of the profound experience of looking deeply at ones’ Self.

Margaret Klenck MDiv, LP, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City. Margaret has lectured and taught nationally and internationally. She is previous past President of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where she also teaches and supervises. She served as the JPA representative to the Executive Council of the IAAP from 2014‐2019. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent publications include Jung and the Academy and Beyond: the Fordham Lectures 100 Years Later, for which she served as co‐editor, and two books in which she is a featured interviewee: Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious by Christopher Hauke, and There’s a Mystery There, the Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak by Jonathan Cott. PBS viewers may remember her as a panelist in the popular series, The Question of God, C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.

Lecture Fee: $15 *($8 Students). Lecture Fees are collected at the door.

* Tax deductible donations above the standard Lecture fees are always appreciated. The CAJP depends on your
kind and ongoing support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to CAJP and mail to: CAJP, P.O. Box
134, Farmington, CT 06034. Attn: Diana Barbieri. Thank You!

Bees

A Lecture by Russell Holmes

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30pm

St. James Episcopal Church

1018 Farmington Ave

West Hartford, CT 06107

 

Lecture Fee: $15 *($8 Students). Lecture Fees are collected at the door.

* Tax deductible donations above the standard Lecture fees are always appreciated. The CAJP depends on your
kind and ongoing support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to CAJP and mail to: CAJP, P.O. Box
134, Farmington, CT 06034. Attn: Diana Barbieri. Thank You!

 

With recently published details of the bee “colony collapse disorder” we are more aware of the presence and function of the honey bee, and forced to a renewed interest in what most of us ignore or take for granted. We are told by experts that we are dependent on the pollinated activities of bees for one third of our food supply.

First off, the hive life of bees is both fascinating and a model for individuation—“they always go for the rose” (Jung). And more specifically, for our purposes, they are related, via honey, to alchemical Coagulatio, the process of getting life materialized and solidified.. Jung comments that honey is essential, the alluring sweetness that excited desire and lures us into life and reality—go for it! In the Odyssey there is a scene in a cave (“Cave of the Nymphs”) where bees deposit their honey and large stone jugs. The cave has two entrances. the first is for souls lured from heaven (caelum) to incarnation; The second is an entrance for souls lured from incarnation to immortal divine life (caelum). The sweetness of the honey excites the desire to both these realities…

From the beginning (100 million years) bees have been significant providers of honey, wax and symbolism in all cultures and religions . Mr. Holmes will discuss these, including references to unconscious material.

Russell Holmes, IAAP is a Jungian Analyst, a graduate of C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, and a member of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology. He is retired from private practice and resides in Webster, New Hampshire.

 

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Seminars:

A Study of C.G. Jung’s The Red Book

Spring Seminar 2020: March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 11, 18.

 Saturday Mornings: 9:30 — 12 Noon
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119
Seminar Fee: $275. Advance Registration Required; contact info@jungct.org or call 860-948-9445

 

From his Collective Works, we experience C.G. Jung primarily as a doctor, a physician, a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and last but not least a student of the human history of religious ideas. In The Red Book, we experience a different Jung.  Here we experience Jung as his own patient, as the person suffering under inexplicable and irrational forces originating from within himself, from the depths of his own psyche.  We  also witness his attempt to understand what these experiences were asking of him.  He faithfully recorded his conversations with Elijah, Salome, and Philemon – a threesome who were repeatedly critical of Jung with respect to his limited understanding of the nature of God and love. Jung consequently lost himself just as he previously had understood himself. But this confusion seemed to have a hidden goal for it resulted in Jung’s meeting the primitive giant Izdubar, who was  searching for the place on the earth where the sun lands when it goes down at night.  Of course there is no such “place.” But the love that developed between them as they attempted to bridge both the historical and intellectual eternities that separated them, became the stone at the center of Jung’s psychology and his Red Book. It is an image for the transcendent mystery within the human psyche that impels us, consciously or unconsciously, towards the mystery of wholeness.

James Scherer is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich, with a Diploma in Analytical Psychology.  He lives in Hartford where he has practiced as an analyst since 1986.  During these years he has offered continuing Saturday seminars and occasional lectures.

 

 

CAJP Program Schedule: Previous Years

 

For a list of previous years lectures, please click here.