April 2018 newsletter

April 2018


Dear Friends,


Signs of Spring here are few and far between, but the Sun is higher and the days get longer, so the promise of a warmer season is realistic. Regardless of the weather, we are looking forward to new experiences in our course offerings for April. And don’t forget to put Joel Kroeker’s special musicale on your calendar for June 2nd and 3rd.

I look forward to sharing these wonderful events with many of you!




Our April blog link is:

Jung on Our Opioid Crisis


Women’s Biography, Thursdays, April 5th & May 3rd; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $10/session; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

Our biography for April is Oprah, Kitty Kelly. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2011, and for May, My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor. New York: Vintage Books, 2013. These books can be purchased (for a discount for our class) at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury.


The Spiritual Adventure of Our Time, Wednesdays, 4/18,25, 5/2,9,16, & 23rd; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $75; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

In his 1936 Terry Lectures at Yale University, Jung spoke of “the spiritual adventure of our time.” This course explores what Jung meant by this, including an overview of Jung’s own spiritual biography, the sources he drew upon in formulating his own religious viewpoint, and how he distinguished “creeds” (which he had no use for) from religio, which he regarded as an instinct innate in all human beings. Also included are discussions of some of the components of the spiritual adventure (e.g. spiritual literacy, symbology, the numinosum and meaning in life). The course is built around The Spiritual Adventure of Our Time, which will be provided to all participants. Led by Sue Mehrtens and Susan Ackerman.


Save the Dates–Special Program!


Jung and Music: An Introduction to Archetypal Music Psychotherapy, Saturday, June 2nd, 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $25; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909

A lecture introducing some of the features and principles of archetypal music psychotherapy, by Joel Kroeker, a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst specializing in AMP (Archetypal Music Therapy), coming to us from Victoria, British Columbia; a useful prelude to the workshop Joel will give the following day.


A Jungian Approach to Exploring Our Inner Landscape through Music and Sound, Sunday, June 3rd, 10AM-4PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $90 (includes snacks and lunch); to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

Participants will learn about Jung’s relationship with music, musical dreams and non-rational creativity, how to apply Jungian approaches to working with sound and music, musical active imagination, and how archetypes, shadow and anima/animus images show up in sound. Joel will also offer clinical examples of how the transcendent function operates through “musical mandalas.” This is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss! Led by Joel Kroeker.


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