As I write this (still in February) the winds are blowing so hard outside that one would think it is March! The gusts reminded me that the new month will be here soon, and sent me to the computer to compose the newsletter. Our Spring term courses are listed below. In addition to these, the 9-month Women’s Health & Healing course continues (March 7th, discussing Marion Woodman’s Conscious Femininity) and the 4-month Critical Thinking course also continues, with Tuesday the 5th being its meeting in March.
A special opportunity is available to someone who meets the requirements: The Assistive Technology program run by the State of Vermont is looking for volunteers who: 1) use assistive technology (devices to assist in coping with disabilities), 2) can get to the State campus in Waterbury, and 3) are able to meet on Wednesdays from 10AM to Noon. If you are interested and meet these 3 requirements, contact Graham Dewyea at 1-800-750-6355.
Let’s hope Spring comes early and we won’t need to postpone classes due to weather!
A Jungian Perspective on Contemporary Issues: Wednesdays, 3/20, 27; 4/3, 10; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909
Although Carl Jung died over 50 years ago, his intuition transcends time and makes his writing as pertinent now as it was half-a-century ago. We can draw on his wisdom as we grapple with ecological challenges, new technologies, political dysfunction, economic and financial issues, and the challenges posed by the rise of China and the “Silk Road” countries. C.G. Jung’s Wisdom for Our Time is the text for this course.
Edible Alchemy: Saturdays, 4/13,20 &27th; 9AM-2PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $75; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
A hands-on workshop that applies the terms, concepts and principles of alchemy to the activities we do in our domestic alchemical realm: the kitchen. Students will not only experience various forms of alchemical transition, but will also have the opportunity to eat the results of alchemical transformations. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Alchemy. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Archetypes for Everyone: Wednesdays, 4/17,24, 5/1 & 8; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (8020 244-7909
An experiential course training both analysts and anyone interested is becoming more self-aware to think archetypally by exposing them to myths, legends and the powerful symbolism of the personal chart. Students will work with their own charts, as well as the charts of famous people (e.g. Trump, JFK, Marilyn Monroe etc.), to see how archetypes operate in individual lives. No prior background in astrology is required. This course comes with 8 CEUs for therapists.
Making Your Kitbag Workshop: Saturday, 5/18; 10AM-12 Noon; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $35; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909
In “Aion” Jung warned his students that “… anyone who is destined to descend into a deep pit had better set about it with all the necessary precautions rather than risk falling into the hole backwards. (Collected Works, 9ii, ¶125). This workshop helps students take those “precautions” by identifying those items, ideas and pieces of information that can support them in times of spiritual crisis. An invaluable adjunct to the spiritual journey and useful for anyone who works with his or her dreams.