Monday, October 11, 2010

Notes From The Editor

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

As we move into the final days of autumn, the signs of seasonal change - shorter days and longer nights, fall leaf color and fallen leaves, crisp days and frosty nights - announce the on-going natural rhythm of life, of nature's movement to incubation in preparation for the long days of winter ahead.

We, too, incubate, turn inward as we adjust to the circadean rhythm announced by changes in the natural world. Perhaps you notice this in so many small ways, for example, a need for more sleep, a change in eating habits and food choices, a desire for cozy evenings in front of the home fire and intimate connection with family and friends, and a greater need for quiet and reflection time? If so, you are noticing the instinctual urge to slow down, change pace, and follow the energy inward. A Koan entitled 10,000 by the 13th century poet Wu-Men captures the essence of autumn and nature's prompting to inward turning:

Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.

If your mind isn't clouded
by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

In keeping with the fall theme of this autumn season, Sue Mehrtens shares with us her thoughts on the analytic process in her essay, Why Go Into Analysis?, accessed under Essays.

Next we have posted the upcoming Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies (VAPS) Fall 2010 Scientific Conference being held on November 6th from 9:00 to 5:30 at the Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. This year's invited speaker is Dr. Michael Parsons, a London-based psychoanalyst in private practice, who is presenting on On Being Alive as an Analyst and as a Person. For more informaton, go to the section News From VAPs. To access the complete Cconference Information and Registration Form, go to the VAPS link, or phone Stella Marrie at 802-223-2999.

Also remember to mark on your calendar the next C.G. Jung Society of Vermont event: the film screening of The World Within: C.G. Jung in His Own Words. The date is November 21st at 2:00 p.m., Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT.

Before we bring this October newsletter to a close, we'd like to welcome Jungian Analyst Erica Lorentz to her new home in Brattleboro, VT. Ms. Lorentz is accepting new patients and her practice information will be posted shortly on the Resources Page of The C.G. Jung Society of Vermont's website accessed at:

With best regards,

Stephanie Buck, Editor

e-Journal Jung in Vermont

The C.G. Jung Society of Vermont or 802-860-4921

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