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Awakening the Genie Within:
Our Undiscovered Self, A Seminar
March 30—April 6, 2020
County Kerry, Ireland

Everything living dreams of Individuation, for everything strives towards its own wholeness. —C.G. Jung

There is an energy source within us capable of removing obstacles to our individual growth as well as opening new, inspiring paths in our lives. We can tap into that source—the Genie Within, who can help us discover an authentic dimension of who we are inwardly and enable us to become that individual. The Undiscovered Self, a core principle of C.G. Jung’s work, is where the Genie resides, a transcendent and unrealized aspect of our psyche.

Finding this Undiscovered Self will reveal the unconscious parts of our psyche that we have lost touch with — a neglected potential waiting to be tapped. The goal of this seminar is to help us get in touch with the powerful forces within. These forces will enhance our personal as well as professional lives.

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of being, is the only end in life. —Robert Louis Stevenson

What and who is this Genie within that helps us discover the true Self? The Genie is the alchemist within that turns lead into gold and helps us discover the parts of ourselves — our souls — that have always been there, hidden, neglected, or undeveloped.

We might call this Genie a transcendent part of the psyche that can overcome complexes and conflicts to create a new, individuated entity that holds our opposites. When we can find the courage to trust the inner Self, our unconscious, to listen to our dreams and pay attention to our daydreams, the Genie will emerge. When we knock on those doors, the Genie answers. We begin to trust that long-neglected voice to carve out a new, emerging sense of Self. Our dreams, complexes, fears, relationships, and aspirations are among the many paths to explore as we set out on this road.

How can we rid ourselves of the constant voices around us and listen to our true, authentic voice? How can we summon the Genie? How do we carefully and constructively ignite the energy needed to evolve untapped potential so that we can live more rewarding, fulfilling lives?

“Awakening the Genie Within” will explore this compelling, life-changing theme through presentations, group discussions, and workshops. Participants will gain insights into how to begin and sustain the Self-discovery path. While it is a lifelong mission to nurture a relationship with the hidden Self, that mission begins with an understanding of the process.


Ireland - mystical, magical and home to over 3 million sheep
In Ireland we weave the island’s stunning scenery with Jungian themes to explore the relationship between the landscape, myths, music, and our own psychological journeys.


Welcome to Killarney, County Kerry

A favorite destination of Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria, Killarney is surrounded by a beautiful, unspoiled verdant landscape of lakes, forests, and mountains, including Killarney National Park—with 25,000 acres of forest and trails. Additionally, a short distance from this picturesque town is the famed Muckross House and the
Ross Castle. Our schedule will allow ample time to explore Killarney’s many shops and to also enjoy its vibrant pub scene where one can enjoy traditional Irish music.

Accommodations & Seminar Site
The Killarney Park is a deluxe, family-owned, five-star hotel. With each spacious room overlooking the hotel gardens, the historic town of Killarney, or the mountains beyond, it is superbly located at the edge of town and within easy walking distance to both the town center and Killarney National Park. Amenities at the Killarney Park Hotel include outstanding cuisine, complimentary Internet access, an indoor swimming pool, and a luxurious spa. It is considered one of the finest hotels in County Kerry.

Meals will be wonderful times to get to know one another and interact with presenters. Every day will begin with a hearty, full Irish breakfast, complemented by a wide selection of fresh fruit, local Irish cheeses, and fresh breads. Those who have been with us before know what a treat is in store with gourmet meals and outstanding Irish service at the Killarney Park Hotel.Our breaks will feature coffee, traditional Irish and herbal teas, and freshly baked scones. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will lunch together at the elegant Killarney Park Hotel, where we will also enjoy festive gourmet opening and closing dinners. For meals on your own, Killarney has a multitude of charming restaurants, pubs, and cafés.

Program in Brief

Monday, March 30

Arrive at the Killarney Park Hotel. Check in with time to relax, enjoy the hotel’s amenities, or stroll about Killarney
4:00 p.m. Orientation and an opportunity to get to know one another
7:30 p.m. Welcoming dinner (included)

Tuesday, March 31

7:00 a.m. Full Irish breakfast served daily
9:15 a.m. Aryeh Maidenbaum and Diana Rubin, brief remarks
9:30 a.m. Ashok Bedi, Discover Your Inner Divine Twin
11:00 Break for coffee, tea, and scones
11:30 a.m. Sylvia Perera, Dark Places of Wisdom That Release the Genie Within
1:00 p.m. Break for lunch (included)
2:30 p.m. Workshops I
Veronica Goodchild, Pilgrimage as Renewal and Self Discovery
Erik Goodwyn, Listening to Our Inner Voices
Margaret Klenck, Encounters with the Celtic Imagination
Dennis Slattery, Pathways into Our Unlived Life: A Retrieval of Something Left Along the Road
Evening: Free; dinner on your own

Wednesday, April 1

9:30 a.m. Erik Goodwyn, The Inner Alchemical Process in Our Everyday Lives
11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones
11:30 a.m. Workshops II
Ashok Bedi, An Objective Path to the Soul: The Outer Path
Margaret Klenck, Finding Your Three Questions for the Wish Granter
Lyn Mather and Mathew Mather, Synchronicity and the Undiscovered Self
Sylvia Perera, Working with Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 15 participants)
1:00 p.m. Break for lunch (included)
2:30 p.m. Workshops III
Veronica Goodchild, Finding Our Inner Guide to Authenticity Between Our Personal Psyche
and World
Erik Goodwyn, Listening to Our Inner Voices
Lyn Mather and Mathew Mather, Dreams, Images, and the Transcendent Function
Dennis Slattery, Excavating the Truth of our Undiscovered Self Through Deep Creativity
Evening: Free; dinner on your own

Thursday, April 2

9:30 a.m. Veronica Goodchild, Inner Genie: Where to Find Inspiration in Nature and Mother Earth
11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones
11:30 a.m. Workshops IV
Ashok Bedi, An Objective Path to the Soul: The Inner Path
Lyn Mather and Mathew Mather, Dreams, Images, and the Transcendent Function
Sylvia Perera, Working with Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 15 participants)
Dennis Slattery, Pathways into Our Unlived Life: A Retrieval of Something Left Along the Road
Afternoon: Free to relax, enjoy the hotel’s amenities, and/or explore Killarney on your own.
Evening: Michael Gibbons, The Sacred Mountains and Islands of the Peninsulas in the South-West of Ireland

Friday, April 3

Free day to rest and enjoy the hotel’s spa and surroundings. For those who have reserved their place in advance there will be an optional full-day outing to Explore the Dingle Peninsula.
Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s leading archaeologists, will guide us on on a day long field trip to the Dingle Peninsula, a veritable outdoor museum packed with European and Irish archaeology. During the day, we will explore monastic landscapes packed with beehive huts and early churches in addition to seeing cliff-edge forts and the Blasket Islands, famed for their unique literary heritage.

Saturday, April 4

9:30 a.m. Margaret Klenck, Celtic Tales of Desire, Awakening, and Discovery
11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones
11:30 a.m. Workshops V
Veronica Goodchild, Finding Our Inner Guide to Authenticity Between Our Personal Psyche
and World
Aryeh Maidenbaum, Gazing Behind the Curtain: A Workshop for Men
Lyn Mather and Mathew Mather, Synchronicity and the Undiscovered Self
Sylvia Perera, Working with Dreams: An Experiential Workshop (limited to 15 participants)
1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch
2:30 p.m. Workshops VI
Ashok Bedi, A Subjective Path to the Soul: The Inner Path
Erik Goodwyn, Channeling Our Complexes and Conflicts as Part of Our Growth
Margaret Klenck, Finding Your Three Questions for the Wish Granter
Diana Rubin, Finding Our Inner Voice: A Workshop for Women (limited to 18 participants)

Sunday, April 5

9:30 a.m. Dennis Slattery, A Brush with the Soul: Coloring the Genie Within
11:00 a.m. Break for coffee, tea, and scones
11:30 a.m. Faculty and participant discussion; seminar closure
Afternoon: Free to relax and enjoy wandering about Killarney and visiting sites of interest on your own
7:30 p.m. Festive closing dinner and music (included) celebrating 20 years of Jung in Ireland

Monday, April 6

Departures for Dublin airport and Radisson Dublin Airport hotel. Time of departure and sign-up sheet will be posted.


*Please note: Daily schedule subject to change.

Meals included: Full breakfast daily; all breaks for coffee and tea; lunches (March 31 and April 1); welcoming and farewell dinners (March 30 and April 5)

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Muckross House, located in the Killarney National Park, is a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. The gardens at Muckross House are renowned worldwide for their beauty.



Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian psychoanalyst and board-certified psychiatrist, is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in psychological medicine and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Training analyst and faculty member of the Jung Institute in Chicago and in private practice in Milwaukee, Dr. Bedi is the author of many publications, including Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes; Retire Your Family Karma: Decode Your Family Pattern and Find Your Soul Path; and Path to the Soul.


Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s most respected archaeologists, is highly acclaimed for his ongoing fieldwork in Connemara. A popular presenter, he has lectured worldwide, including at Oxford, Cambridge, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian. Author of Connemara: Visions of Iar Chonnacht, as well as numerous articles and reports, he is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, the Croagh Patrick archaeological research team, and the Heritage Council of Ireland.


Veronica Goodchild, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she was a core faculty member for over sixteen years. Among the courses she taught were Jungian Psychology, Alchemy, and Depth Psychology and the Sacred. An affiliate member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Goodchild has trained at the Jung-Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology and has been a practicing Jungian psychotherapist for more than thrity-five years. Her publications include Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries; Dark Shadows of Love; and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century.


Erik Goodwyn, MD, holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics, a master’s in anatomy and neurobiology, and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Currently on the faculty of the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Goodwyn is the author of The Neurobiology of the Gods. An officer in the US Air Force for seven years, he has researched and written on the dreams of soldiers in combat zones as well as authored articles combining archetype theory with cognitive anthropology.


Margaret Klenck, MDiv, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary, she is president of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where she teaches and supervises trainees. Ms. Klenck has lectured and taught nationally and internationally. Her most recent publications are two books in which she is a featured interviewee: Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious, by Christopher Hauke; and There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak, by Jonathan Cott. Before becoming an analyst, Ms. Klenck had a 20-year acting career, appearing on stage, television, and film.


Lyn Mather, MA, is an artist and a Jungian-oriented art therapist whose practice emphasizes active imagination, dream interpretation and eco-arts. She regularly facilitates workshops themed on the imaginal, the mythopoetic, and the symbolic. With her husband Mathew, she co-pioneered a certificate course on Jungian psychology with art therapy. A current project is “Art and Psyche Ireland,” a networking platform that focuses on the role of the emergent unconscious, the creative imagination, and process work.


Mathew Mather, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Essex, a lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design, and course director of the Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy. Dr. Mather regularly presents at international conferences, is a guest lecturer at ISAP-Zurich, and is interested in dream interpretation, synchronicity, art, alchemy, and astrology. He is the author of The Alchemical Mercurius: Esoteric Symbol of Jung’s Life and Works.


Aryeh Maidenbaum, PhD, Director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. Among his publications are the articles “The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology,” “Sounds of Silence,” and “Psychological Types, Job Change, and Personal Growth,” and the collection of essays Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism. Moderator of an important conference on aging at the Library of Congress, Dr. Maidenbaum was also a faculty member at NYU for 18 years where he taught courses in Jungian psychology, and was a contributing author of Current Theories of Psychoanalysis.


Sylvia Brinton Perera, MA, an internationally known Jungian analyst, lives, practices, writes, and teaches in New York and Vermont. Faculty and board member of the Jung Institute of New York, she lectures and leads workshops internationally. Her publications include Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women; The Scapegoat Complex: Toward a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt; Dreams, A Portal to the Source; Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective; and The Irish Bull God: Image of Multiform and Integral Masculinity.


Diana Rubin, LCSW, in private practice in New York City and the Hudson Valley, specializes in working with creative and performing artists. For many years a staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Institute for the Performing Artist, she has organized and led Jungian seminars and study tours for more than 20 years, and lectures and leads workshops on a variety of topics related to Jung, creativity, and the arts.


Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, has been teaching for 44 years, including the last 20 in the Mythological Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California where he holds the rank of distinguished professor. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor, of 22 books, including five volumes of poetry and one novel. He has also authored over 200 articles and book reviews. His most recent book is Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology and he has recently completed editing the forthcoming Our Daily Breach: Exploring One’s Personal Myth Through Melville’s Moby-Dick.