Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences Newsletter
Fall Schedule and Upcoming Events
Dear Friends of the Jungian Center,
Somehow the Summer of 2009 has slipped by and here it is, nearly September-- time to gear up our Fall lineup of classes and workshops. Below you'll find the specifics on what our teachers plan to offer. Be sure also to catch the message at the end of this email about the formation of our new Psychology Club and its activities. We'd appreciate any thoughts you have for what the club might sponsor.
Be sure not to miss our very special presentations by teachers from afar. The first will be by Dr. Sean McGrath, from The Memorial University in St John, Newfoundland, who will be giving a workshop on Spiritual Alchemy Sept. 24-26th. The second will be by Dr. Hyun Kim, from South Korea, who will give a one-day workshop on October 10th on Taoist alchemy and its parallels to Jungian thought. Both of these are sure to be memorable events and we are very fortunate indeed to have these scholars willing to come to our Center!
Be sure to watch your email for other developments, additional club activities and possible new courses, as posted in our monthly Newsletter. We hope you will participate in one or more of our activities in the months ahead. I look forward to seeing you and wish you a wonderful Fall.
P.S. And a special thanks to Sara Waskuch, the editor of this Newsletter, for all her efforts, both technological and editorial.
Sept 9, 16, 23, 30; 7 to 9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Discover the "hidden wisdom in the Holy Gospel" in this workshop that uses exercises and hands-on experience to reveal the deeper layers of meaning in both the Old and New Testament. $60 Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. Info call Sue 802-244-7909
THE ART OF LIVING WELL & DYING WELL
Sept. 11, Oct 9, Nov 20, Dec 10, Jan 15, Feb 12, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 11; 6:30 to 9PM;
55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Get insights into what it means to live well and die well as you gain a deeper sense of your own philosophy around appreciating life and facing death; multiple hands-on exercises, practical tips and documents for end-of-life planning. Led by Kathy Rude, teacher and writer, and Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. $100 Info call Sue (802) 244-7909 or Kathy (802) 879-3379
INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY
Sept 12, 19, 26; 9AM to Noon; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
A basic course for the novice. Study the ancient symbol system of the stars and learn how it relates to your inner and outer life. Led by Patrick Ross, professional engineer and astrology teacher. $75. Info, call Patrick (802) 479-5017 or Sue (802) 244-7909.
INTRODUCTION TO FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS: ACCESSING AND CLAIMING YOUR SOUL PURPOSE
Sept 14, 21, 28; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Learn to decipher your prints, define your life purpose and identify what might be keeping you from living your higher purpose. Led by Janet Savage, master hand analyst. $75 (includes personal fingerprint decoding and consultation); Info call Janet (802) 279-8554 or email@example.com
TAROT AND THE PERSONAL PATH
Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Learn the Tarot through exploration of your own temperament using the cards as a lens for learning in this workshop that is appropriate for both beginners and experienced Tarot students. Led by Kevin Quigley, Tarot reader and Feng Shui practitioner. $100. Info call Kevin 802-436-2969 or Sue 802- 244-7909.
INTRODUCTION TO JUNG
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
A basic overview of Jung, the man, his thought, and his legacy to psychology and our world, providing a primer of key Jungian concepts. Highly recom-mended for all who plan to take more advanced courses in the Center's Via Investi-gativa, e.g. alchemy, arche-typal psychology, arche-typal astrology, and Mys-terium Coninunctionis. Led by Sue Mehrtens. $60 Info call Sue (802) 244-7909
CULTIVATING A CREATIVE LIFE
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; 7-9:00 p.m. 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Do you think you are creatively deprived, have creative blocks or just not "gifted" enough? This "playshop" will help you discover that everyone is creative and can live life more fully through their passion. No talent necessary to experience these proven methods to help you integrate your creative spirit in all you do. You'll be inspired to begin a daily practice, tap into your creative instincts and develop your imagination. Led by Sara Waskuch, designer, writer and teacher. $45 Info/register call 888-3802.
2012: WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
We hear more and more about dire predictions for the future, amid current economic meltdowns, global political and social turmoil and TV shows about apocalypse and Armageddon. Learn about the many visions and scenarios for our collective future and how you can seize all the opportunities of this time to thrive in the years ahead. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. $60 Info call Sue 802-244-7909
INTRO TO ENERGY WORK
Oct 24, 10AM to 2PM (light lunch included) and Nov 7, 10AM to Noon;
Learn healing techniques using a "hands-on" approach that introduces the chakra system and techniques for assessing energy and healing, in a fun, interactive format. $40 includes supplies. Led by Reenie Sargent, Reiki master, teacher and healer. Info and directions call Reenie (802) 793-3350 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNG ON DREAMS
Oct 29, Nov 5,12,19; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Explore Jung's concept of the dream as you learn multiple techniques for working with your own dreams in this course combining theory and practice, with readings from Jung and later Jungian authors. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. $60 Info Call Sue 802-244-7909
MAPPING YOUR INTERIOR LANDSCAPE
Nov 18 and 23; 6:30 to 9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury
Safari through your inner islands, mountains, bogs and deserts. Images, metaphors, myths and symbols will be used to illuminate your journey through life. $40 Led by Kathy Rude, teacher and writer. Info call Kathy (802) 879-3379.
INTRODUCTION TO SUFI MEDITATION
Ongoing class: Offered once a month on the second Sunday of the month, 4-7PM. Montpelier Shambhala Center. Sufi Meditation using music, movement and metaphor.
$10 per class. For more information, call Radha at (802) 658-2447.
SPECIAL JUNGIAN CENTER EVENTS
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY
Sept 24 and 25, 7 to 9PM; Sept 26, 9 to 5; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury.
Learn how to transform your inner "lead" (unconsciousness) into spiritual "gold" in this 12-hour workshop of lectures, guided meditations and discussions that integrate Jungian psychology and Western esotericism. Led by Dr. Sean McGrath, professor of philosophy, Memorial University, St John, Newfoundland.
$75 (includes lunch); Info call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Saturday, Oct. 3; 9AM to 5PM; $25 (includes snacks and lunch).
Explore the feminine ways of being, thinking and living via a series of exercises and group activities in a beautiful retreat setting. Limited to 12 participants.
Info and directions, call Sue (802) 244-7909, or Sara (802) 888-3802.
TAOIST ALCHEMY OF BREATH: A PATH TO THE JUNGIAN INDIVIDUATION PROCESS
Saturday, Oct 10; 2-4PM; free; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury.
Irregular breathing patterns acquired from stress, trauma or negative thinking can cause Qi (vital) energy to become weakened or completely blocked. The practice of Taoist Alchemy with deep breathing meditation balances Qi energy, allowing an individual to experience harmony and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. In his discussion, "Taoist Alchemy of Breath," Master Hyunmoon Kim explains how the simple act of controlling the breathe can bring about profound personal transformation similar to the Jungian Individuation Process. Since 1979 Master Kim has been teaching SunDo in the US, Canada and Europe. He is one of a handful of master teachers trained by Taoist hermits from the mountains of Korea. A professor at Hansea University in South Korea and a Ph.D. graduate in Philosophy of Human Science, Master Kim combines contemporary Western psychology with ancient eastern wisdom to teach the principles of Taoism. Info, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
RETURNING TO OUR SENSES
Nov 9th; 7-9PM; $10; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury.
A workshop exploring how simple, inviting, non-threatening experiments inattending to our sensations can lead to intuitive insights not available via thought or feeling. Find a new connection with your own natural intelligence and vitality in this evening of gentle exploration. Led by Dr. Michael Atkinson, teacher and speaker. Info call Sue Mehrtens 802-244-7909.
Join Us November 7!
In the Spring of 2009 several students floated the idea of creating a Psychology Club, along the lines of what Jung's students developed in Zurich in the 1930's: a gathering place for informal talks, lectures, meals, movies and fun times. Our first activity of the Club will be a potluck supper on November 7th, 5 to 8PM, after which Dr. Michael Atkinson (great speaker and authority on Jung!) will regale us with slides and stories about creativity and myths. Seating limited so sign up today!
INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
DEVELOPING YOUR INTUITION
INTRODUCTION TO THE CABALA
LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD
THE ART OF COOKERY
WORKING WITH THE MANTIC ARTS
THE I CHING
FINDING YOUR MISSION IN LIFE
NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRTIUALITY
THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN
Watch for news of a joint workshop with the Sun Do group in Montpelier;
details forthcoming in a future newsletter.
Note: The JCSS is not a school; it does not offer courses for credit and it is not accredited. The Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences is committed to equal opportunity/affirmative action. In its admission and hiring policies it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, disability, creed, age or veteran status.