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January 2021

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

January 16, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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March 2022

Oedipus Revisited: The Hero as Initiate [Zoom Webinar]

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
$20 – $35

FRANCES HATFIELD, PHD, MFT By the time of Homer’s Odyssey, where we find the first mention of Oedipus, the myth was already ancient, reaching into prehistory. Sophocles’ play Oedipus Tyrannus was first performed in Athens shortly after the plague years of 430-426 BCE, in which more than a quarter of its inhabitants died, leading to its defeat by Sparta and ending its status as a superpower in Ancient Greece. The play opens with the inhabitants of Thebes begging King Oedipus…

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April 2022

From Toxic Masculinity to the Wounded Healer [Zoom webinar]

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

GUILFORD DUDLEY, PHD It was inevitable that someday a man in a highly visible leadership position would give flesh and blood to the cultural archetype of toxic masculinity lurking in the collective psyche as Donald Trump did. We have him to thank for the personification, mirroring back to us a distorted masculinity that thrives on aggression, domination of other humans, and dominion over the natural world. Cultural ideals and archetypes change and evolve, and we have the opportunity to embrace…

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