February 2018 newsletter

February 2018

Dear Friends,


Last year at this time–February 2017–we experienced what seemed like an early “mud season.” This year, we’re in what seems like the Arctic!–a good time for indoor activities like reading and learning. In that regard, we have three interesting programs running in February:


On Thursday, Feb. 1st, we will discuss Eleanor Flexner’s biography of Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous pioneer feminist and mother of Mary Shelley: 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $10/session; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909. This book is available (at a discount) at Bridgeside Books (tell them you are taking this class). I also have 4 copies I can lend out.


Creating the Future Out of the Future: A Visioneering Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 10th,; 10AM-12 Noon; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; free; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

An outgrowth of the lecture series that ran through the Fall term in 2017, this workshop brings together people interested in transforming the anxiety, negativity and turmoil in our collective life into positives. Learn how to apply Bernoulli’s principle (how sailboats sail and planes fly) to pull you into a wonderful future.


Gnosticism, Wednesdays, Feb. 14,21,28, Mar 7th (Mar 14th, snow day); 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

A millennia-old form of spirituality, Gnosticism has experienced a reflorescence in the last 70 years, as many ancient texts have been discovered in the Near East. This course uses both primary sources and modern commentary to present the key Gnostic teachings and the secret wisdom that lie at the heart of gnosis. Particular attention is given to Jung’s appreciation and use of Gnosticism in his work and thought.


Our Spring term Upcoming Course mailing will go out c. February 20th, to give you a month’s advanced notice. Spring courses begin on March 21st. Wrapping up our Spring program will be a very special event:


Save the Date–Special Program!


Coming this June (2nd & 3rd ) is “Jung and Music: An Introduction to Archetypal Music Psychotherapy” presented by Joel Kroeker, a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst specializing in AMP (Archetypal Music Therapy) from Victoria, British Columbia. Joel will be giving a lecture on Saturday evening, June 2nd, followed by a workshop “A Jungian Approach to Exploring Our Inner Landscape through Music and Sound,” on Sunday the 3rd. Some of the topics Joel will cover include: Jung’s relationship with music, musical dreams and non-rational creativity, applying Jungian approaches to working with music, musical active imagination and how archetypes, shadow and anima/animus images show up in sound. He 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!


I hope you will come, tell your friends and anyone you know who is interested in music, about this unusual opportunity to learn about the healing potential of sound.


Have a wonderful month!




link to February blog essay:

Jung on Neurosis Part II