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September 2020

Finding Hope in Troubled Times: The Language of Rebirth in an American Cultural Complex

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Zoom Online Lecture: Finding Hope in Troubled Times: the Longing for Rebirth in an American Cultural Complex KAITRYN WERTZ, L.P.C. This presentation first considers the early American experience of rebirth in a new land and its accompanying mythology of violence, conquest and scapegoating. This is contrasted with an emerging theme of rebirth through relatedness, visible in recent children’s films and in the dreams of individuals. The image of the frontiersman, the European colonists’ earliest hero, contrasts with that of a…

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October 2020

Spiritual Democracy, Jung, and the American Psyche

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Zoom Online Lecture: Spiritual Democracy, Jung, and the American Psyche STEVEN HERRMANN, Ph.D., MFT Jung described active imagination as a technique for discovering the mythopoetic images hidden in the emotions. Jung modeled this method in his Red Book. A related technique is what Walt Whitman called Vocalism. Poets who have used this method have helped to articulate what our national myth is in the United States. One of our central myths is “Spiritual Democracy.” Spiritual Democracy is a way to…

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November 2020


November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
Country in Crisis

Zoom Online Panel and Public Forum: Our Country in Crisis Each November for the past few years, the panelists - Jacqueline, Jerome, and Don - have presented their current reflections about the state of our nation, followed by a group discussion. Given the ongoing intensification of radical and rapid shifts in our nation with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic and national demonstrations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, it is once again impossible, until November arrives, to closely identify…

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January 2021

Violence in Fairy Tales: A Symbolic Key to Violence in our Culture and its Possible Transformation

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
william blake

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED DONALD KALSHED, Ph.D. When Bruno Bettelheim published The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales in 1989, controversies erupted about how all the violence in the Grimm’s tales might traumatize our children or provoke them to violent behavior. Bettelheim said this was nonsense—that violence was part of life and that children were actually helped by having imagery for violence that placed it in the context of the human imagination and…

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February 2021

Psyche and the Given Earth

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
pacha mama

BRADLEY A. TEPASKE, Ph.D. Dr. TePaske’s presentation offers four segments on our depth psychological relationship with our planetary environment. The focus of tonight’s lecture is “Pacha Mama: Reflections of Eros in Nature.” While Pacha Mama is indigenous to the Andes and Amazonia, an initial sense of her nature is conveyed in biblical passages such as Wisdom in the 8th Chapter of Proverbs who fashions the world and in the Apocryphal book, Wisdom, where she possesses knowledge of solstices, the nature…

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March 2021

Archetypal Nonviolence: King, Jung and Culture through the Eyes of Selma

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

RENEE CUNNINGHAM, M.A., M.F.T. The lecture will focus exclusively on the March from Selma to Montgomery and the development of culture through the implementation of the eightfold path of nonviolence. The concepts of individuation, the Ego/Self Axis, the cultural unconscious and cultural complex will be demonstrated and amplified as key components of development within the individual and culture. Archetypal nonviolence will be defined and amplified utilizing Gandhi’s concepts of Satyagraha and Ahimsa, and King’s six tenets of nonviolence. The group…

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April 2021

Archetypal Manifestations in the World of Warcraft: The Gamers’ World in Jungian Analysis

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT

SHERYL CORCHNOY, M.A., LMFT Well before the Covid-19 Pandemic there were half a billion gamers in the world. Since the global movement to 'shelter in place', the games industry has reported record numbers, as millions more have turned to online gaming for related contact and entertainment from home. The most highly populated Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) today? World of Warcraft (WoW) —but it isn’t just a game. It’s a virtual environment—a derivative story wherein world mythologies are…

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September 2021

Introducing The Collected Works of Marie Louise von Franz: Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$20 – $35

STEVEN BUSER, M.D. At the age of eighteen, while still in high school, Marie-Louise von Franz met Carl Jung at his Bollingen Tower. She later described this as the most decisive encounter of her life. She entered into analysis with him months later, completed her doctorate in classical philology and began seeing her first analysands soon after. She was wholeheartedly dedicated to the unconscious, both in her own life and that of her analysands. She developed a far-reaching expertise in…

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October 2021

Behind the Seen: Contemplating the Relationship Between the Persona and the Self

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$20 – $35

SUSAN CLEMENTS NEGLEY, MA, LPC According to Jung, the Persona is an image—a social mask—that helps us meet the universal need for relationship to the outer world. This presentation will explore the necessity and usefulness of the Persona but also the conditions under which the Persona becomes a problem. We will use a series of charming and intimate cartoons created by Texas artist Mark Smith to explore Jung’s theory of the Persona. Jung’s theory of the personal Shadow stands on…

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November 2021

Our Country in Crisis

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
$20 – $35
william blake

DONALD KALSCHED, Ph.D., JEROME BERNSTEIN, M.A.P.C., NCPsyA., and JACQUELINE WEST, Ph.D. For the past few years, each November, a group of panelists—Jerome, Jacqueline, and Don—have each presented their current reflections about the dynamic state of our country. This year we will address how the past months have presented each of us, personally, and socially, with a world that is bearing remarkable changes that are intensified by the profound threats of climate change compounded with the COVID 19 pandemic. These forces…

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