Upcoming Programs for Fall 2018
Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences
The Tao of Elvis and the Tao of Jung: Tuesdays, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909
China is a rising star in the global firmament, and Taoism is one of the major wisdom traditions China offers to the world. This course explores key themes in Chinese history and how, by manifesting Taoist wisdom in their lives, both Carl Jung and Elvis Presley offer us inspiration and guidance for living more aligned with the truth of our being. The three texts for the course are The Tao Te Ching, The Tao of Jung and The Tao of Elvis. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Psychology and Mythology: Wednesdays, 9/5,12,19,26; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
An exploration of the meaning of mythology and the evolution of mythical thought from a psychological standpoint. Consideration will be given to mythology as a source of insights into various psychopathologies and archetypal complexes. The course will examine the relevance of myths in our daily lives, and the archetypal underpinnings of myth. 8 CEUs are available for therapists. Led by Sue Mehrtens
A Jungian Perspective on Women’s Health and Wholeness: Thursdays, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2; 7-9PM; $90; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Jung’s brand of psychology is especially popular with women, and many Jungian analysts are women. In this course we read nine books written by women analysts focused on the ways Jung’s psychology addresses the lives of women and their challenges. All the books for the course are provided to participants. 18 CEUs are available for therapists. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Exciting Ecological Endeavors: A Global Perspective: Saturday, 9/22; 7-9PM; free; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909
This Fall term we are privileged to have a global environmental activist, Nirmala Nair, staying with us on a writing retreat, and she has agreed to share her discoveries of individuals, groups and countries doing exciting things to save the planet. When she joins us in September, Nirmala (originally from Kerala, India) will have recently been in Bhutan, South Africa, France and Oregon. You won’t want to miss this interesting, inspiring evening.
Introduction to Alchemy, Wednesdays 10/3,10,17,24; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Most people think of the precursor of modern chemistry when they hear the word “alchemy,” but this course is true to Jungian philosophy in recognizing alchemy as the study of soul growth and patterns of change and transformation. Jung’s “Psychology of the Transference” and von Franz’s Alchemy are the major vehicles used to take students deep into the subject, supplemented by other essays by Jung and Edward Edinger’s Anatomy of the Psyche. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Note: This course is a prerequisite for the Edible Alchemy course which will run in the Spring 2019 term.
Ethics for the Aquarian Age, Wednesdays 10/31,11/7,14,28th ; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
We are living in a time when both political and social realities are challenging, even contravening, ethical standards. Jung had a lot to say about our collective evolution and its implications for ethics. This course examines what it means to live ethically and how our current situation provides a goad for us to develop morally and ethically, aligned with the emerging Aquarian consciousness. Readings, discussions and exercises are included.