Friday, January 13, 2017

Cycle of Life in Czech




The Cycle of Life has now been published in Czech. 
It will soon be released in Polish as well.
You can watch a video on The Cycle of Life prepared by Karol Domanski and Adam Kosciuk, with a narrative from an interview by David van Nuys with Erel Shalit 
on Shrink Rap Radio.

Cyklus života zkoumá vzorce, které se promítají do našeho života s tím, jak si hledáme své místo ve světě, snažíme se žít autenticky a budovat si domov – to místo uvnitř nás, které v rychlém tempu dnešního světa tak snadno opomíjíme či přehlížíme. V první polovině života jako mladí cestovatelé domov opouštíme za dobrodružným hledáním vlastní cesty. V druhé polovině se obvykle vydáváme na velmi dlouhou cestu utváření vlastního domova. V každé životní fázi je v nás přítomna archetypová podstata – božské dítě, puer a puella, dospělý, senex. Porozumět jí můžeme prostřednictvím příběhů, v nichž se odvíjejí témata typická pro každý věk – slast, strach z opuštění, stud, sebeláska, nezávislost a iniciativa, osud, stažení se z života. Archetypová cesta životem se pak odvíjí v neustálém procesu individuace a hledání smyslu a životních hodnot. 

Erel Shalit je izraelský jungiánský analytik a autor. Kromě terapeutické praxe přednáší na univerzitách, jungiánských sympoziích a kulturních fórech v Izraeli, Evropě a USA.



The Cycle of Life is published in English by Fisher King Press, and available at Amazon.

A magnificent book for all interested in the journey of life
by Lori Goldrich, Jungian Analyst

It is with great pleasure that I review Erel Shalit’s marvelous book. To begin, I feel so moved by the synchronous events that led to his finding of the book’s cover, or “face.” Benjamin Shiff’s painting “Life” and the meaning he gives for this marriage of book and painting are quite exquisite. “The candle’s soft light of life is poised against the painful inevitability of burning out. Yet, as long as they burn, there are shades and colors; there are the distinct faces of transient existence, and there are those of obscurity, hidden in distant nature; there is a lyrical melancholy, as well as a tense harmony…Only an unlit candle will never burn out. A fully lived life extracts the awareness of its finality.” These words are like pearls for the journey he takes us on in The Cycle of Life.
  
Erel Shalit truly succeeds in describing the different stages of life in a way that keeps the reader interested and engaged. The weaving of psychological and theoretical perspectives from Freud to Klein to Winnicott to Neumann to Jung, and others, along with the wisdom from various disciplines including philosophy, literature, religion, and myth, is presented in such a way that both clinician and layperson can deepen in experience and knowledge. I especially appreciate his discussion of how the focus on archetypal images and experience can release the energy that lives in the deeper stratas of the psyche to assist in the transformation of psyche, body and spirit.

I also want to share a personal delight while reading Erel’s book. I always enjoy exploring the precise meaning of Hebrew words, and I so enjoyed his inclusion of this for select words and names. It “makes the connection between word and image comparatively close.” It is also reflective of the depth of attention he brings to his writing.

Erel Shalit has written a truly magnificent piece of work. It is a book for all those interested in the Journey. At the beginning of his book, he offers us the image of the “river” and writes from Plato, “While the river preserves its identity, it is incessantly moving and changing, simultaneously being and becoming.” As I read his book, I can truly experience the being and becoming on the journey of life.

Paintings by Benjamin Schiff



Saturday, January 7, 2017

ERICH NEUMANN – HIS LIFE AND WORK AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH C.G. JUNG



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A Five-Part Webinar Series beginning January 26th, 2017

The 90 minute introductory webinar is Free!

Click Here to Register for the Series or Sign-Up for the free First Webinar

$127: 5 Full Seminars; 1.5 Hours each
$227: 15.0 CEU Package (3.0 CE per seminar)

The Asheville Jung Center is very pleased to announce  our Winter webinar series on  The Life and Works of Erich Neumann and His Relationship with C.G. Jung hosted by Murray Stein and Erel Shalit. Dr. Stein has already taken part in 4 recent webinar series including Jung and AlchemyThe Psychology of Fairy tales, Jung and the World Religionsand Jung and Evil.  This course will consist of 5 webinars, the first of which is free to everyone, discussing the great works of Erich Neumann as well as the relationship he shared with Jung. Participants may register for the full series of lectures for one price of $127. Participants joining anytime after the course begins can still register and catch up by watching the recorded version of prior lectures. Visit the registration page to sign up for the free first webinar or to register for the full series.
Erich Neumann has been widely considered to be Jung’s most brilliant student and heir to the mantle of leadership among analytical psychologists until his untimely death in 1960 at the age of fifty-five. Many of his works are considered classics in the field to the present day – The Origins and History of Consciousness and The Great Mother, to name just the best known among many others. Now with the publication of the correspondence between Neumann and Jung (Analytical Psychology in Exile, Princeton University Press, 2015) and of the substantial papers presented at the conference held at Kibbutz Shefayim in Israel honoring the publication of the correspondence (Troubled Times, Creative Minds, Chiron 2016), a great deal of new interest is developing in the life and works of Neumann. This five-part webinar Series will be devoted to exploring the important relationship between Neumann and Jung and discussing Neumann’s works in many areas, clinical and cultural, from the perspective of analytical psychology. The aim of this Series is to contribute to the momentum of growing interest in the full range of Neumann’s writings.
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SEMINAR SERIES:

Session #1: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEUMANN – No cost!

1/26/2017; 11AM ET (Free to Everyone, Sign Up on the registration page)

An introduction to Neumann’s life and work and to his relationship with C.G. Jung. This session will include presentations by Erel Shalit and Murray Stein and a reading of several of Neumann’s letters to Jung by John Hill. The purpose of this session will be to introduce participants to the wide range of Neumann’s interests and writings, to biographical features of Neumann’s early life in Germany and his mature years spent in Mandatory Palestine/Israel, and to the intricacies and importance of his relationship to Jung.

Session #2: NEUMANN & JUNG AS PAINTERS

2/23/2017 11AM ET

 Nancy Swift Furlotti will show and compare paintings by Neumann that have recently been discovered with some of Jung’s paintings in The Red Book. For both men, painting represented an engagement with the unconscious and a central feature of their individuation processes. There will also be references to Neumann’s writings on art and artists with the assistance of Erel Shalit and Murray Stein.

Session #3: NEUMANN, RELIGION & THE NUMINOUS

3/23/2017 11AM ET

Neumann’s writings on religion and numinous (mystical) experience. Israeli Jungian psychoanalyst Tamar Kron and Jungian scholar Ann Lammers will discuss some of the background of Neumann’s understanding of religious experience as expressed in some of his early and previously unpublished writings on Hasidism and Kabbalah as well as in his later writings on this topic in works such as Depth Psychology and the New Ethic and his first lecture at the Eranos Conference in 1948, “Mystical Man.”

Session #4: NEUMANN ON THE FEMININE

4/27/2017; 11AM ET

As theoretician of feminine development and the archetypal ground of the feminine in individuals and culture, Neumann had considerable influence on Jungian thinkers that followed him. Israeli Jungian psychoanalysts Dvora Kutzinski and Rina Porat are intimately familiar with this aspect of Neumann’s oeuvre and will summarize his views and offer their reflections on Neumann’s importance for their own thinking and practices.

Session #5: NEUMANN AT ERANOS

5/18/2017; 11AM ET

Between 1948 and 1960, Neumann lectured annually at the Eranos Conferences. The papers he delivered at Eranos are among his most brilliant works. Scientific Secretary of the Eranos Foundation, Riccardo Bernadini, will offer an overview of these works and include many photographs taken at the Eranos Conferences during Neumann’s time.

HOSTS:

Murray Stein PictureMurray Stein, Ph.D., is a supervising training analyst and former president of The International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich). He is the author of Jung’s Treatment of Christianity as well as many other books and articles in the field of Jungian Psychoanalysis.  Dr. Stein was also editor of Jung’s Challenge to Contemporary Religion. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He has lectured internationally and presently makes his home in Switzerland.
erel-shalitErel Shalit, Ph.D. is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a training and supervising analyst, and past president of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology (ISAP). He is the author of several publications, including The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel and The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego.

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$127: 5 Seminars; 1.5 Hours each
$227: 15.0 CEU Package (3.0 CE per seminar)

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Target Audience: MFTs, LCSWs, LPC’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and others wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Jungian Psychology
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Obama spits Netanyahu in the face - and Netanyahu carries much of the blame





Before leaving office, Obama decided to spit Netanyahu in the face. The recent UN resolution is a harsh blow to Israel. It does not differentiate between all the scattered settler outposts and for instance the Western Wall and the ancient Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem.


Image result for obama netanyahuHowever, the ultimate blame lies with Netanyahu. HE does not differentiate, but has cast them all in the same bag. With the policies of his extreme right-wing government, he has turned not only Obama, but the entire world against Israel. By devoting his government resources, time and money, to protect illegal settlements such as Armona, rather than to resolving devastating poverty and disengagement from occupied territory, he and his government has thrown the country into darkness and isolation.
While the US abstained and did not veto the resolution, all other Security Council members voted in favor of it, against the destructive process of Netanyahu and his government (in which he himself holds several additional portfolios).



All this does not amount to seeing Palestinian maneuvering in a positive light. At the beginning of his first term as President, Obama asked Netanyahu to make a gesture to the Palestinians, to encourage them to return to the negotiating table. Netanyahu agreed and froze all building in the settlements for ten months, which sadly did not move the Palestinians. With increasing international support, they are not likely to return to negotiations, but proceed on the international arena, gaining increasing recognition, while Israel becomes increasingly isolated, much due to its current policies.
Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert offered the Palestinians complete return of territory (with exchanges from within Israel proper), but these possibilities for peaceful resolution were rejected by the Palestinian leadership.

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At this point, Israel should in my view (and of course Netanyahu is not going in that direction) follow a two-track policy:
1. Be open to both direct and regional negotiations, whether toward a comprehensive solution (less likely) or a step-by-step process, in which small pieces of additional territory is handed over to the Palestinians, each step accompanied by an agreed-upon step by the Palestinians (such as stopping incitement), and
2. Unilateral disengagement from civilian occupation: As a first step, freezing all construction in settlements beyond the security fence, followed by withdrawal from these settlements, which initially should be handed over to the military. Following agreements with the Palestinians, these settlements should eventually be handed over to the Palestinian National Authority. (When Israel withdrew from Gaza, the evacuated settlements were handed over, but sadly destroyed by the Palestinians. In this case, that part of the process should be internationally overseen to prevent a repeat.)

In the hope that in spite of apprehensions, 2017 will turn out to be a constructive year towards peace and reconciliation.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey on You Tube

“The art of life is the most distinguished and rarest of all the arts.” - C.G. Jung, CW 8, par. 789


Painting by Susan Bostrom-Wong
see more at http://www.susanbostromwong.com/ 

 In the first half of life, the task of the young traveler is to depart from home, to step out into the world in search for his or her adventure, to find his or her own individual path. However, in the second half, we find ourselves on what often amounts to a very long journey in search of Home. In many a tale, the hero, for instance Gilgamesh, sets off on his road to find life’s elixir, while other stories, such as the Odyssey, revolve around the hero’s long and arduous journey home. This archetypal journey of life is constantly repeated along the never-ending process of individuation. 

We find ourselves returning to this venture repeatedly, every night, as we set out on our nightly voyage into the landscape of our unconscious. Many dreams begin by being on the way, for instance, “I am on my way to …,” I am driving on a road that leads into the desert …,” I am walking through one room after the other in a long corridor-like building …,” “I am walking towards my office, but it looks different than in reality,” “I walk on the pavement and on the opposite side of the street someone seems to follow me …,” “I go down into an underground parking…,” “I am in my car, but someone I don’t know is driving,” or, “I have to go to the place from where I came ...” 

Painting by Benjamin Schiff
see more at http://www.shiffstudio.com/


Karol Domanski and Adam Kosciuk have prepared a beautiful video of The Cycle of Life, with a narrative from an interview by David van Nuys with Erel Shalit on Shrink Rap Radio.


Watch video on You Tube here (or by clicking on image above).
Listen to interview on Shrink Rap Radio.

Topics explored in The Cycle of Life include: 

 I. The Journey 
Stages and Seasons 
 Jung’s Stages of Life 
 All the World’s a Stage, and a Stage of Life 
 Being on the Way—A Way of Being 
Hermes and the Journey: Being on the Way 
The Crossroads 
II. The Child 
The Child in the Mirror 
 Psychotherapy and Childhood 
 The Divine Child 
 From Divine to Human 
 Eros, Psyche and Pleasure 
III. The Puer and the Puella 
 Between Shame and Fear 
 Wine, Spirit and Fire 
 Prometheus—the Thoughtful Thief 
IV. The Adult 
 King on Earth 
 Boundaries of Reality 
 Celestial Jerusalem—Terrestrial Jerusalem 
 The King who Refuses to Die 
 The Dried-up Earth 
 The Limping Ego 
 The Empty Shell 
V. i. The Senex 
V. ii. Homage to Sophocles 
V. iii. The Last Chapter: Self and Meaning 
 Ancestral Roots 
 An Oak and an Acorn 
 We Are All Beggars, Are We Not? 




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene





6-Week Symposium & Fundraiser for Depth Psychology Alliance
 
 Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections
in the Age of the Anthropocene
Live Online Discussion Group Wednesdays, Starting January 19
  

Over time, humans in western cultures have undergone a profound restructuring of the psyche resulting in a traumatic sense of separation. In modern day, we face a growing set of challenges on ecological and social fronts. The era of what is now informally called the Anthropocene--a term referring to the significant impact of human activity on the planet- has arrived.

This 6-week symposium offers a multi-layered opportunity to engage the topic with peers from a depth psychological perspective, allowing deep reflection and thoughtful response, as well as real connection and interaction within the community. 

* 12 video depth dialogues
 * 2 of the 12 video depth dialogues released each week for viewing
 * 1 live online peer video discussion session each week
 * Online repository for sharing art, poetry, dreams or writing 

Video Presenters include
-Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. Founder, Depth Psychology Alliance 
-Steven Aizenstat, Ph.D. Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute 
-Susannah Benson, Ph.D. Academic, Researcher, Educator, and Counsellor 
-Jerome Bernstein, Jungian Analyst 
-Michael Conforti, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst 
-Nancy Swift FurlottiPh.D. Jungian Analyst 
-Sally Gillespie, Ph.D. Jungian Psychotherapist 
-Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D. Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute 
-Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D Jungian Analyst and Senior Climate Scientist 
-Jonathan Marshall, Ph.D Anthropologist / Senior Research Associate at University of Technology Sydney 
-Robert RomanyshynPh.D. Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute 
-Susan Rowland, Ph.D. Chair of MA Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute 
-Erel Shalit, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst 

This symposium is a fundraiser to support Depth Psychology Alliance, which is a privately funded initiative that relies on the community to carry out our mission to make depth psychology more accessible in the world. Participation in this symposium is a suggested donation based on a sliding scale. Some full scholarships available for those who really want to participate, but need financial aid.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wild fires and sacred trees





After months of drought, with extreme weather and dry winds, fires have been raging across Israel, beginning November 22, 2016.
More than ten thousand dunam have been burned in 200 fires, with severe damage to forests, animals, villages and towns. A quarter of the population in Haifa, the country’s third largest city, had to be evacuated, and two thousand apartments and houses have been damaged or destroyed.
Human negligence lies behind the first fires, with the extreme weather causing wide damage. Then, Palestinian arsonists, as it seems, may have caused half of the fires, joined on social media by triumphant encouragement, such as the imam of Kuwait's Grand Mosque, Sheikh Mishary Alfasy Rashid, who tweeted “All the best to the fire.”


The tree is sacred, perhaps particularly so in a barren country like Israel, where almost all trees have been planted. Since the beginning of the nineteen hundreds, hundreds of millions of trees have turned the country from swamplands into a land of parks and forests.
Those radical Palestinian arsonists (far from all Palestinians) are committing crimes against humanity and against Nature, just like those fanatic Israeli settlers (far from all settlers), who uproot Palestinian olive trees.


The fires are now being extinguished. Many are the local heroes – fire fighters, voluntary guards at night, police and security forces, people in kibbutzim and in towns, including many Arabs, who have offered their homes for the many who have had to evacuate their own homes.
But an additional phenomenon during these times needs to be mentioned, possibly opening a window to reconciliation, if the political leaders will wisely choose that path:
Israel, recognized by the World Health Organization as the world leader in emergency field hospital, sent to disaster areas around the world, has this time had to ask for help.


The first to respond was – the Palestinian National Authority, sending firefighters to help combatting the wildfires. And Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, United States, France, Great Britain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, and Russia are among the countries that have sent planes, equipment and firefighters.
Israel has not been alone in this crisis. When it is over, the Israeli political leadership will have an opportunity to change its policies, to open a window to reconciliation, to invite the Palestinians (who have been equally reluctant) and other neighboring countries, to begin a new chapter, based on mutual recognition, mutual acceptance of responsibility, and willingness to give to each other, rather than take.



As a small gesture, 50% of royalties between November 27 and December 31, 2016, from the two books of mine that pertain to psychological perspectives on Israeli society (regardless of where you purchase them), will be donated to one or more organizations devoted to promote peace and reconciliation, such as joint projects between Israel and Palestine.


The Hero and His Shadow
“This is a fascinating book. … On the one hand, we see the hero, the warrior, the pioneer, the fearless man of doing.    On the other hand, we see the shadow, the dark side, … You see this dichotomy between the internal feeling of strength and forcefulness, and on the other hand a terrible fear.
   In order to properly understand Israeli society and the sometimes strange responses in certain political circumstances, we need to understand this terrible fear that is hidden within us.”
Prof. Yoram Yovell, author and psychoanalyst.

Requiem
"… Requiem is also a story of the alienation of the Western intellectual Jew from their Jewish religious heritage and the potential for finding a way back to a renewed Judaism and humanism through a new understanding of self and other.  … it is a fight against denial, a battle for consciousness, and the courage to take a stand against evil that define the integrity one can maintain even in a situation that is seemingly hopeless in so many ways.  …"
Dr. Steve Zemmelman, Jungian Psychoanalyst

All my books are available at Amazon.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kafka’s (Never Sent) Letter to Father


An excerpt from the beginning of the chapter 'Kafka's (never sent) letter to father,' in The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego:

"A more vivid description of a negative father-complex than Kafka’s (Never sent) Letter to Father can hardly be conceived of. Mairowitz refers to it as an “uncanny level of self-revelation.” Kafka had intended to actually hand over the letter to father by means of his mother, hoping to clear up their relationship. Max Brod , however, makes it unmistakably clear that

    in reality the opposite would probably have happened. The explanation of himself to his father that the letter aimed at would never have been achieved. And Franz’s mother did not pass on the letter but gave it back to him, probably with a few comforting words.
   Kafka primarily identified with his maternal ancestors, the Löwys, whom he saw as representing sensitivity and intelligence. However, he also found in himself 

    a certain Kafka foundation [shrewd and aggressive in business] that, however, just isn’t set in motion by the Kafka will to life, business and conquest, but by a Löwy spur that operates more secretively, more timidly, and in a different direction, and which often fails to work at all. (Italics mine)
That is, his father identification was not activated, due to his lack of extraverted (business) and aggressive (conquest) energy (will to life). While Franz Kafka was extremely sensitive and introverted, his father, on the other hand, was extraverted, depicted by Franz as

    a true Kafka in strength, health, appetite, loudness of voice, eloquence, self-satisfaction, worldly superiority, stamina, presence of mind, knowledge of human nature, a certain generosity.
Lest we be tempted to believe Franz idealized his father, he quickly corrects this erroneous impression, adding that father also possesses “all the failings and weaknesses that go with these advantages, into which your temperament and sometimes your violent temper drive you.”
Max Brod and others have pointed out and criticized Kafka’s description of his father for being exaggerated. He says,

    Here and there I feel the perspective is distorted, unsupported assumptions are occasionally dragged in and made to fit the facts; on what appear to be negligible, immediate reactions, a whole edifice is built up, the ramifications of which it is impossible to grasp as a whole, which in fact in the end definitely turns on its own axis and contradicts itself, and yet manages to stand erect on its own foundation.
Of course Kafka’s description is exaggerated, self-contradictory and yet “stands erect on its own foundation!” This merely reflects that we are dealing not with a scientific description of the object, as if there were such a thing, but with Kafka’s imago of his father, and seemingly unbeknownst to himself Brod here draws the very contours of an autonomous complex.

Kafka’s father is perceived through the tinted lens of his complex, and as complex and object interact in the psyche, perceptions will be drawn into the complex and cluster around its core. This does not necessarily mean that Kafka’s view of his father is entirely wrong or distorted. Portraying his father, Kafka himself says, “I am speaking only of the image through which you influenced the child.”
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Contents:
I. Complexes - The Historical Link                               
Introduction                                                                                                           
The Complex in the History of Psychoanalysis                                                  
A Plenitude of Complexes                                                                                      
Jung’s Personal Complexes                                                                                     
Complex Psychology                                                                                              
The Complex as Path and Vessel of Transformation                                              
The Complex – Cluster, Core and Tone                                                                  
Archetype and Ego                                                                                                 
II. Oedipus – The Archetypal Complex                           
Freud, Jung and Oedipus                                                                                         
Oedipus - The Myth                                                                                                  
Hero and Complex                                                                                                   
Mars and Eros – the Drive of the Complex                                                          
Mother Self – Father Ego                                                                                        
The Primal Scene                                                                                                    
The Sword and the Shield                                                                                       
The Complex Path – From Archetype to Ego                                                       
The Wounding of Oedipus – Ego Defences and the Autonomous Complex           
Oedipus’ Journey                                                                                                    
From Delphi to Thebes - From Archetype to Ego                                                    
Patricide at the Cleft Way Crossroad                                                                       
The Riddle                                                                                                              
The Cancerous Complex                                                                                         
III. The Complex in the Shadow                                   
The Autonomous Complex                                                                                     
The Complex and the Call                                                                                      
The World Parents                                                                                                 
The Archetypal Core of the World Parents                                                             
The Abandoned Child                                                                                             
A Mother Complex                                                                                                  
Kafka’s (Never Sent) Letter to Father                                                                 
The Tower of Babel                                                                                                 
Inflation                                                                                                                  
Hubris                                                                                                                     
The Tower of Babel                                                                                                
The Inflated Ego - The Emptied Self                                                                       
Integration of the Complex                                                                                   
Castration at the Gateway to Individuation                                                      
References                                                                                                        

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