This winter we continue to offer you the opportunity to invite leading Jungian practitioners, authors, and thinkers into your homes with two events:
- January 10-15, 2021: Transformation and the Power of the Imagination, a weeklong seminar with Jean Shinoda Bolen, Ashok Bedi, Donald Kalshed, Michael Meade, Connie Zweig, and Sylvia Perera
- January 29-30, 2021: A Special Program on Alchemy, a weekend with Monika Wikman and Tom Eisner.
We invite you to join us for one or both programs. Both offer continuing education credits. If you have questions feel free to email us anytime or call the office between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday: 845-256-0191.
About the Weeklong Seminar
In some cultures, imagination is seen as a creative act parallel to the creation of the universe. Poets, artists, composers, writers, thinkers, and others share their vision—inviting us to enter the world of the imaginal, expand our consciousness, and find our own inspiration. The imagination can show us the way, give us inspiration and hope, and open us to the possibilities that abound. Transforming the imaginal into reality is an alchemical process that can be a catalyst for creativity and individuation.
This past year has tested all of us in ways we weren’t prepared for. The Coronavirus has given rise to fear of illness or death, mental health challenges, economic hardship, racial unrest, political divisiveness and a great disruption of our personal and professional lives. We have endured being separated from loved ones and community—but most of all, we have been in a constant state of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Many of the world’s greatest philosophers, creative artists, writers, and thinkers turned out their most important works during times of social and economic disruption, turmoil and stress. The psychiatrist Gerald Epstein writes that it is necessary to endure stressful and fearful situations as they are part of the Individuation process—not unlike rites of initiation. But how do we persevere when everything feels chaotic in this state of liminality? How do we keep heart, psyche, and soul alive?
Jung’s psychology and ideas supply no easy answers, but they can help us reframe our questions and change our perspective. Wisdom is never outdated, and Jung’s contributions and insights are more important than ever. From a Jungian perspective, dropping into an imaginal space through reflection, meditation, active imagination, creative expression, dreams, music, and more can help us cope and show us the way. Out of this seemingly dark time, we can move forward on our path toward individuation and create a more meaningful future for ourselves and the planet. Through the imagination, we can encourage something new as a result of holding the tension of our times. We can find the wisdom and energy to move forward and guide us toward transformation and a new narrative filled with hope and potential.
With presentations by an outstanding, internationally recognized faculty of analysts and authors, these challenges will be the focus of the New York Center for Jungian Studies Winter Seminar. We invite you to join us for our weeklong seminar, or a special weekend presentation on Alchemy… or both.
Those who have attended our programs know how carefully we prepare the daily schedules and itineraries to provide a valuable and enriching experience. This year our live online format, via Zoom, will provide the opportunity to hear from a notable and outstanding faculty. We are confident that participants will find the material meaningful and personally enriching.
Details on presentations and the presenters coming soon.