May 2018 newsletter

May 2018


Dear Friends,


Two apologies are in order: First, for the interruption in our Web site service. Several of you reported problems with the site–linkages not working, email sign-up hassles–which might have been caused by problems at the company hosting the site. Then I bit the bullet and replaced my iMAC (now twelve years old), which led to the entire site being taken out of service for several days. I am pleased to report that we are now back up and running, with a new hosting company and a new computer at our end–both of which promise much better service.

My second apology concerns the cancellation of the Music Therapy program scheduled for June 2 and 3rd, which the presenter decided to cancel. I know from reading Margaret Tilly’s account of her meeting with Jung, where she described her therapy-via-music, that we missed a very powerful and moving experience. If I hear of a similar offering in the future I shall try to make that available to our community.

Looking to the immediate future, we have one more course to offer before our Summer break. Beginning on May 10th:


Introduction to Dreamwork, Thursdays, 5/10,17,24,31st; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.

The Talmud regarded an uninterpreted dream like a letter from a friend that you fail to open. Dreams are full of guidance, wisdom and insights designed to heal us, help us and enrich daily reality. In this workshop we learn how to remember our dreams, handle their symbols, and interpret them so as to glean the messages they offer. Led by Sue Mehrtens


I am now working on course planning for the 2018-2019 year. If you have a course you would like to take, or one you would like to teach, please let me know. Here are some course ideas that have come up in conversations: Working with Mandalas, Developing Your High Sense Perception, Introduction to Alchemy (a pre-requisite for Edible Alchemy), Edible Alchemy, the Kitbag Workshop and Introduction to Meditation. I have created some new courses: Ethics for the Aquarian Age, A Jungian Perspective on Contemporary Issues, and The Tao of Elvis & the Tao of Jung (yes–that Elvis). Our program for the coming year promises to be interesting.

I hope you have a wonderful month of May and enjoy the beauties of Spring.





The blog essay for this month is Jung on Creativity, Part I. If I can figure out how to do a link in our new system, I will put it here.

“Speaking in Primordial Images” Part 1: Jung on Creativity and the Creative Process