We tend to talk about sex
symbolically and spiritually in the Jungian community. These aspects
are, of course, invaluable components and worthy of discussion. But
what do we lose when we skirt around the nitty-gritty, the flesh and
blood of sex?
Jung repeatedly emphasized the role that sexuality plays in the
individuation process, claiming that a disturbed sexuality was at the
core of many complexes that hindered a person’s ability to
individuate or develop. He also recognized the difficulty of
addressing sexual phenomena because it often brings with it
forbidding moral dictates and challenging shadow material. However,
avoiding issues of sexuality means potentially missing the
opportunity to invite and deepen the vital energy it can bring.
In Friday night’s lecture, we will openly discuss the instinctual
aspects of sex to examine individual and collective attitudes toward
it, invite a deeper reflection of personal biases and experiences
with sex, and increase understanding of the potential role sexual
phenomena may play in individuation.
During Saturday’s workshop, we will use the myth of Eros and Psyche
to continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex: its
instinctual, animal nature; its desire for life as well as its
relation to death; its aggressive play of dominance and submission;
its confrontation with collective ideals or values; and its
insistence on a journey to the underworld and its conception and
birth of pleasure. Examples, film clips, participant experiences, and
group activities will help flesh out the vital significance sex has
in our lives.
Jacqueline Wright Lecture:
Friday, Jun 16
7 - 8:30pm
FREE FOR JUNG CENTER MEMBERS
1.5 CE Hours Workshop:
Saturday, Jun 17
10am - 4pm
$100 ($90 Jung Center Members)
4.5 CE Hours
No matter your mood, the healing
yogic breathing and movement exercises of Laughter Yoga will
strengthen your immune system, oxygenate both the brain and body,
reduce stress, and bring joy and forgiveness.
Wednesday, Jun 21
6:30 - 7:30pm
$15 ($10 Jung Center Members)
This is the
first comprehensive account of the personal and professional
collaboration between Toni Wolff and C. G. Jung. As the founder of
analytical psychology, Jung has been examined extensively, but little
is known about Toni Wolff, the woman he called his "other
wife." Brilliant, self-taught, and incisively intuitive, Wolff
intellectually complemented Jung and brought the feminine perspective
to his ideas. Indeed, Toni Wolff's influence on Jung is far greater
than previously recognized, as they quickly discovered that they could
accomplish more together than either of them could alone. Their
profound, yet poignant relationship during the early twentieth century
gave rise to a groundbreaking vision of the human psyche.
While Toni Wolff and C.G. Jung: A Collaboration is not available for
purchase online, it is available in The Jung Center's bookstore itself.
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Once a year, The
Jung Center showcases the artwork of its students, members,
instructors, volunteers, and staff. The artists work in a variety of
media to explore their own inner journeys and find meaning in everyday
Opening Night: The Opening Gallery Party for Visions will
be Saturday, June 10, between the hours of 5 - 8 p.m.
Image credit: Sky Hawk Sanctuary, Roy
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