October 27—November 3, 2021
Program cost: $3980* for registration by May 3, 2021.
Cost after May 3, 2021: $4150
- seven nights’ accommodations
- full breakfast daily
- all coffee and tea breaks
- three lunches and two dinners
- entrance fees to all museums and sites on our itinerary
- group transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned coach
*Per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available at $650. Gratuities ($145) additional.
To reserve your place, please complete the registration form and submit with a deposit of $600 per person. Balance due in full by June 15, 2021.
Register online or contact the office: 845-256-0191.
This past year has been a challenging time for us all. We have had to learn to live with ambiguity, with the unknown, and with the danger of the Coronavirus all around us. Most of us have had time, willingly or not, to think deeply about the uncertainty of what lies ahead, reflect on our lives and re-evaluate our priorities and our values. For many, it has been a time to explore new interests or revisit activities that we used to enjoy. Most of all, it has provided an opportunity to contemplate our mortality, to value the importance of friends and family, and to imagine what the meaning of this time may hold for us — individually, and collectively.
In this context, however, one thing is certain; the world as we knew it has changed. Between the pandemic that has engulfed the world, economic instability, and the racial wound of our country now wide open to a depth we have not seen since the civil unrest of the 60’s, there has been a significant cultural and archetypal shift. Everything we depended on until now is in upheaval, and both the collective and personal realms have been deeply affected.
During the course of our week together, in dialogue and discussion with a thoughtful and outstanding faculty, we will explore the nuances and meaning inherent in the changes that have taken place on both the collective and personal level. We invite you to join us in Portugal as we combine meaningful presentations with outings to historic and sacred sites, including the famed Black Madonna of Nazaré. Along the way, we will enjoy some of the country’s splendid scenery — from the dramatic hill town of Sintra, to the harbor town of Cascais, where we will enjoy lunch along the sea.
—Aryeh Maidenbaum and Diana Rubin
Co-Directors, New York Center for Jungian Studies
Continuing Education credits are available for this program. Read the details.
Tentative Daily Schedule*
Wednesday, October 27
Check in to the five star, deluxe Portobay Liberdade Hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Lisbon. Afternoon free to rest and relax.
5:00 p.m.: Opening remarks and Overview of program by Aryeh Maidenbaum and Diana Rubin, followed by orientation, reception, and an opportunity to get to know one another.
7:00 p.m. Opening dinner at our hotel (included).
Thursday, October 28
Morning presentation by Ann Belford Ulanov, followed by a break for coffee and tea (included) and a presentation by Earl Collins.
Lunch (included) at our hotel before departing for a guided tour of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum — a world famous, private art collection which was amassed over a period of 40 years by oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, one of the 20th century's wealthiest men.
Evening: Free, dinner on our own at one of Lisbon’s many picturesque restaurants.
Friday, October 29
Early morning departure for a day trip to Sintra — less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon. Situated in a mountainous, stunning setting in an area known as the Portuguese Riviera, and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Sintra is renowned for its 19th century Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, gardens, and numerous royal palaces and castles. In Sintra, we will enjoy a guided tour of the National Palace and have time on our own to browse through one of its many shops featuring Portuguese ceramics. From Sintra, we will drive to the seaside town of Cascais for a late lunch (included) along the sea before returning to Lisbon.
Evening: Presentation by Monika Wikman, followed by dinner on our own.
Saturday, October 30
This morning, we will tour Lisbon’s Old City, including a visit to Castelo de São Jorge, a hilltop castle dating back to at least the 8th century BCE. Since the 12th century, the castle has variously served as a royal palace, a military barracks, and, at present, a national monument and museum.
Lunch on our own before a guided tour of the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. The museum is one of the most important of Portugal’s national museums and is known for its impressive collection of Azulejo (tiles). The museum’s unique collection takes visitors through a journey of the history of tiles from the 15th century to present day Portugal.
Evening: Presentation by Ann Ulanov followed by dinner on our own.
Sunday, October 31
Morning presentation by Earl Collins before departing our hotel for the Bélem Tower — a 16th-century fortress located in the Bélem district of Lisbon. The Belem Tower, distinguishing landmark of Lisbon, served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers as well as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. From Belem, we will continue on to the Jerónimos Monastery — symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery when Portugal was among the world’s leading naval powers. King Manuel I built the Monastery in 1502 on the site of a hermitage founded by Prince Henry the Navigator and where Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal before setting sail for India.
Evening: free… OR, for those who have made arrangements in advance, a night of authentic Fado music and dinner. Fado, meaning destiny, is a unique music genre most closely connected with Portugal.
Monday, November 1
Depart our hotel for Obidos — a fascinating, perfectly preserved, 13th century walled town with whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets. From Obidos, we will travel to The Hermitage of Our Lady of Nazaré, overlooking the town of Nazaré, to view a “Black Madonna” which is considered one the of the oldest Black Madonnas in Europe. A symbol of healing, she is believed to have miraculous powers — with pilgrims coming from all over Portugal to visit and pray to her each year.
Following lunch (included), we will visit Tomar and tour the Convent of Christ, once a stronghold of the Knights Templar. The convent and castle complex, founded in 1118, is a historic and cultural monument and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Return to Lisbon in time for dinner on our own.
Tuesday, November 2
Morning: Closing presentation by Monika Wikman, with a break for coffee and tea (included) followed by faculty/participant discussion and a review of the week.
Afternoon: Free to rest and relax or explore sites of interest in Lisbon on our own.
Evening: Festive, closing dinner (included).
Wednesday, November 3
Depart for home.
*Please Note: schedule subject to change
Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div, Ph.D. is an internationally known and practicing Jungian analyst in New York City; Professor Emerita of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; and lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of many books and articles, including Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work; The Female Ancestors of Christ; The Living God and our Living Psyche; The Unshuttered Heart: Opening to Aliveness and Deadness in the Self; Madness & Creativity; and The Psychoid, Soul and Psyche: Piercing Space/Time Barriers. Additionally, with her late husband, Barry Ulanov, she authored The Healing Imagination, and Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus.
Monika Wikman, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has contributed chapters, articles and poems to numerous journals, and lectures and leads workshops internationally on mythology, Active Imagination, dreams, wellness, alchemy, and creativity. Dr. Wikman, with a degree in Clinical Psychology and a graduate of the Jung–Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zürich, has taught in the graduate department at California State University, Los Angeles, lives and has a private practice in Tesuque, New Mexico and Gaviota, California and, along with her partner, Tom Elsner, hosts a non-profit project, The Center for Alchemical Studies.
Earl Collins, PhD, is a native of Belfast, where he studied philosophy and Byzantine Studies. For many years a Benedictine monk in Ireland, and for five years Abbot of the Dormitian Abbey in Jerusalem, and has lectured widely in Europe and the United States. A priest of the Church of England (currently Vicar of St John’s, Hove, and Officer for Clergy Development in the Diocese of Chichester), he is co-producer of The Glenstal Book of Prayer, and author of The Glenstal Book of Icons, and Meeting Christ in His Mysteries. Dr. Collins, who studied for two years at the Jung Institute in Zurich, is fascinated by the relationship between mysticism and Jungian psychology.
Aryeh Maidenbaum, PhD, Jungian analyst, is co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. His publications include the articles The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology; Sounds of Silence; Psychological Types, Job Change, and Personal Growth, Anti-Semitism: the Jungian Dilemma, as well as being the editor of, and contributor to, the book Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism. Additionally, Dr. Maidenbaum, in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, organizes and leads Jewish Heritage Travel programs throughout the world.
Diana Rubin, LCSW, co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, has organized and led Jungian Seminars and Study Tours for over 25 years. She currently has a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and New Paltz, New York, where she works with individuals and groups. A former staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Institute for the Performing Artist, her special interest is in the interface of psychotherapy and the creative process.
Portobay Liberdade Hotel
Our base for the week, and site of all presentations and meetings, will be the Portobay Liberdade Hotel — a five-star, deluxe hotel considered among the finest in Lisbon. The hotel is situated on Rua Rosa Araújo, and within walking distance of Avenida de Liberdade — perhaps the most elegant avenue in Lisbon. With beautifully appointed rooms, restaurant with gourmet food, and located in the city center, this boutique style hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and exercise room with natural lighting, a spa with treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish steam bath, patio, terrace and balconies in many rooms.