April 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We have a busy schedule in April. In addition to the ongoing Current Events course, meeting in April on 6th, 7-9PM, discussing Stephen Griffin’s Broken Trust and Thomas Linzey’s Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability, we have the following courses coming up:

Introduction to Dreamwork, 4/4,11,25,5/2; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.

Using a wide array of psychological theories that underpin the study of dreams, this course explores the methods, experiences, and applications of dream work, drawing upon our historical and cultural heritage. Students are required to maintain a dream journal, and to attempt analysis of their own dreams and those of their classmates. Hands-on experience in dream interpretation is stressed. Led by Sue Mehrtens

Jung on the Father, Wednesdays, 4/12,19,26 & 5/3; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

A parallel course to “Jung on the Mother,” this course considers The Father archetype, another of the powerful archetypes, which colors how we move through life, the careers we choose or refuse, how we define success, and how we relate to men and our own inner masculine energy. Readings are drawn from Jung and a variety of his students, and the format of the course includes discussions and exercises. Led by Sue Mehrtens.

Synchronicity Workshop: Saturday & Sunday, 4/29 &30; 9AM to 5PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $75; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

Jung loved to laugh and regarded a good sense of humor as crucial to mental health. Medical doctor that he was, Jung felt a daily “laughsitive” was crucial. In this rendition of the course we join synchronicity with laughter to provide insights into personal problems and current life situations, so as to strength trust in both our inner guidance and the sympatheia of the Universe. Students should come to this course with specific questions about which they want insight and guidance. Readings by Jung and other important Jungians (e.g. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marie-Louise von Franz, Robert Hopcke) provide students with different perspectives on synchronicity and how to use it. Lunch & snacks provided both days. Led by Sue Mehrtens

I’m looking forward to each of these, hoping you’ll join me. The blog essay for April is “A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Jung,” and the link to it is below, assuming I can get the computer to work!

Happy Spring!