Thursday, June 3, 2010

Notes From The Editor

Dear Friends of The C.G. Jung Society of Vermont,

The summer season is starting out as a busy one in the Jungian World with the upcoming International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) conference taking place in Montreal in a couple of months and, here in Vermont this month, with presentations by Erica Lorentz this weekend at The Jungian Center and program offerings by Michael Conforti of the Assisi Institute. Both Ms. Lorentz and Dr. Conforti are prominent Jungian Analysts and each will present on different aspects of psyche and the imaginal world - Erica via her specialty in working with the somatic psyche or embodied psyche through movement, and Michael with a teleseminar series on Jung's Red Book. For more information on these presentations go to News From... The Jungian Center (Lorentz) and News From... The Assisi Institute (Conforti).

Speaking of presentations, Chessie Stevenson, a Jungian Analyst practicing out of Waitsfield and, I am delighted to say, a board member of the society, presented on Jung's Red Book this past April at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Ms. Stevenson's lecture, accompanied by a slide show of many of Jung's Red Book illuminations, was a sheer delight. Witty and informative, she swept her audience along as she journeyed us through the history leading up to Jung's many year creation of what is commonly referred to as The Red Book due to its red cover. The time constraint of the library's approaching closing hour made for a too-brief discussion period, but those of us who lingered for refreshments afterward continued the conversation Chessie had begun. Much will be mined over the coming years from this important document-Jung's intimate testament of faith in the reality of psyche-and I suspect that Chessie's lecture has helped many of us crack the cover on this amazing and deep work. A special thanks to Rachel Senechal, Program Coordinator at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, who helped to make this a great evening.

Our feature article in this edition of Jung in Vermont is Sue Mehrten's essay accessed in the the Essays section entitled Jung and Buridan's Ass: A Jungian Approach to Choosing. Thoughts, comments about it? Let us know by clicking the commentary box following the essay.

The society is giving a garden party at Chessie Stevenson's home at the end of June and you are invited. Those of you who currently receive our email notices have received your invitation by now. If you haven't received an email invitation and would like to join us at this garden social, sign onto our mailing list and we'll email you an invitation. Go to and click on the Join our email list link. It only takes a few minutes and, once you're on the society email list, you'll receive notices of Jungian events in Vermont (and beyond). P.S. you can always unsubscribe.

Before closing out this June issue of the e-journal, I want to note that there was no May issue, my apologies - the student hat that I wear took precedence over my editor's hat.

Best regards,
Stephanie Buck, ed., Jung in Vermont

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