Thursday, January 15, 2015

Steve Zemmelman and Patricia Llosa lecturing at Bar Ilan

Steve Zemmelman and Patricia Llosa will deliver lectures, 
Monday April 27, 1-5pm, at Bar Ilan University, 
program for Jungian Psychotherapy.

Steve Zemmelman will present

The Initiatory Journey: Spirit of the Bear and the Soul of Man

The arc of human life progresses through a series of initiatory processes, creating and dissolving meaning as we move from birth and infantile dependence to maturity and death. These processes are highly charged moments when the individual is somewhere between what he or she once was and what he or she is becoming. This “betweenness” is the instant of transformation, whether in analysis or in life outside the consulting room. In such liminal experience, powerful and undefined energies reveal a portal into dimensions of subjectivity and encounters with figures in the unconscious that have the potential to change a life forever.

The Swiss psychiatrist, C.G. Jung, realized the central importance of initiation in the psychology of individuation, the cornerstone of his thinking. Through studies of the analytic process, as well as of development across the spans of geography and time, he was able to link the psychology of initiation to the objective psyche, social and cultural rites, and rituals. D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst, also informed our understanding of the psychology of initiation through his elaboration of the concepts of potential space, transitional objects, and their role in infant development and the creation of culture. Further explorations of the initiation process are found in other fields, most notably anthropology.

This program will focus on the meaning and process of initiatory experience through a talk and slide show based on a trip through the Arctic wilderness, an exploration of the archetypes of initiation and the natural life and mythology of the bear.

Steve Zemmelman, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Dr. Zemmelman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and was a lecturer for many years in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He has a private practice of analysis and psychotherapy in Berkeley and San Francisco, and is the author of a number of papers addressing the issue of initiation.

The Dream Voyage of Lilli Gettinger

New York Jungian analyst Patricia Llosa will present and discuss for the first time her discovery of a remarkable art work by a hitherto unknown artist. The Dream Voyage of Lilli Gettinger consists of 233 chronological dream images in pastel, with texts, drawn and written in the 1970s.

Gettinger, like Erich Neumann, was a native of Berlin who fled Europe to escape the threat of Nazi persecution. Her dream voyage engages the refugee experience, survivor guilt, and issues of identity. It extends the creative process into the realm of the therapeutic, addressing her family trauma and the collective trauma of Jews in Germany in the 1930s. Gettinger’s dazzling archetypal Dream Voyage engages the redemptive power of the feminine in healing trauma—which makes it especially resonant with Erich Neumann’s own explorations of the subject.

Patricia Llosa is an analyst in private practice, based in New York City. A native of Peru, she earned her undergraduate degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and did graduate work at The School of Visual Arts and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York. She is a member of Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program and serves on the Marion Woodman Foundation Board. She worked as an administrator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the last 21 years, and is a member of NAAP’s Gradiva Awards Committee.

Don’t miss this historical event!

Analytical Psychology in Exile: 
The Correspondence of C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann,
edited and with an introduction by Martin Liebscher,
will be published in the Philemon Series by Princeton University Press.

Conference attendees will be the very first to purchase and receive copies of the Correspondence,
at a special, large discount by Princeton University Press.

The Jung Neumann Letters Conference
International Advisory Board

Erel Shalit • Murray Stein • Batya Brosh • John Beebe • Riccardo Bernardini
Jerome Bernstein • Ann Casement • Angela Connolly • Tom Kirsch • Patricia Michan
Joerg Rasche • Nancy Swift Furlotti • Luigi Zoja • Liliana Wahba

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