Saturday, May 20, 2017

Neumann at Eranos

Erich Neumann lecturing at Eranos

Erich Neumann at Eranos
a presentation by Riccardo Bernardini

The fifth and last session of the Asheville Jung Center Webinar based on the volume 
Turbulent Times, Creative Minds: Erich Neumann and C.G. Jung in Relationship 
will be broadcast on June 22, 2017, at 11 am 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 Bernardini, will offer an overview of these works and include many photographs taken at the Eranos Conferences during Neumann’s time.

Eranos was created by Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn in Ascona (Switzerland) in the early ‘30s as a interdisciplinary cultural platform. It served as the only international convention center active in Europe during the war. The Eranos Conferences wound up becoming the most important meeting point between C. G. Jung’s complex psychology and other disciplines. Eranos also represented a meeting point for Jung and his pupil, Erich Neumann. This presentation will retrace the steps of Neumann’s involvement with the Eranos project from four viewpoints: (1) Neumann’s encounter with Eranos and his intellectual contribution to the Conferences, from 1948 to 1960; (2) The impact of Eranos on Neumann’s work and the significance of his work for Eranos; (3) Neumann’s encounter and collaboration with the Eranos Archive for Research in Symbolism; (4) Neumann’s relationship with Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn. Several photographs of Jung and Neumann taken by Eranos photographer Margarethe Fellerer, belonging to the Eranos Archive, will also be shown.

Riccardo Bernardini, Ph.D., Psy.D., serves as the Scientific Secretary of the Eranos Foundation. He is also the Founding President of the postgraduate Institute of Analytical Psychology and Psychodrama (IPAP) in the “Olivetti” University District of Ivrea and a Fellow of the Association for Research in Analytical Psychology (ARPA) in Turin, Italy. His works include Jung a Eranos. Il progetto della psicologia complessa [Jung at Eranos. The Complex Psychology Project] (2011), the critical edition of C. G. Jung’s The Solar Myths and Opicinus de Canistris. Notes of the Seminar Given at Eranos in 1943 (with G. P. Quaglino and A. Romano, 2015), and the special issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture dedicated to Eranos (2015).

Watch the excerpts from all the previous seminars now!
Our most recent seminar was Neumann and the Feminine. 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. Lance Owens will present as well as Israeli Jungian psychoanalyst Rina Porat. who is intimately familiar with this aspect of Neumann’s oeuvre and will summarize his views and offer her reflections on Neumann’s importance for their own thinking and practices.  Erel Shalit and Murray Stein joined as hosts in this fourth installment of the series.

The full course of this series consist of 5 webinars discussing the 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 view 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 relationship between Jung and Neumann (Troubled Times, Creative Minds, Chiron 2016), a great deal of new interest is developing in the life and works of Neumann. The five-part webinar Series is devoted to exploring the important relationship between them and discussing Neumann's works in many areas, clinical and cultural, from the perspective of analytical psychology. 

This volume of essays by well-known Jungian analysts and scholars provides the most comprehensive comparison to date between the works of C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann. Among the many specific subjects discussed are Jung and Neumann on art and religion, their views on the problem of evil, and clinical aspects of Neumann’s work. Also included are personal memories of both Jung and Neumann family members.
The book includes exclusive photos from Eranos, and several illustrations in color.


Introduction (Erel Shalit and Murray Stein) ix

I. The Correspondence (1933–1960)
Uncertain Friends in Particular Matters: The Relationship between C. G. Jung and
Erich Neumann (Martin Liebscher) 25
Companions on the Way: Consciousness in Conflict (Nancy Swift Furlotti) 45
Neumann and Kirsch in Tel Aviv: A Case of Sibling Rivalry? (Ann Lammers) 71

II. Cultural Backgrounds
German Kultur and the Discovery of the Unconscious: The Promise and Discontents of the German-Jewish Experience (Paul Mendes-Flohr) 83
Basel, Jung’s Cultural Background and the Proto-Zionism of Samuel Preiswerk (Ulrich Hoerni) 95
The Cultural Psyche: From Ancestral Roots to Postmodern Routes (Erel Shalit) 111

III. Troubled Times
Carl Jung and Hans Fierz in Palestine and Egypt: Journey from March 13th to
April 6th, 1933 (Andreas Jung) 131
1933—The Year of Jung’s Journey to Palestine/Israel and Several Beginnings (Thomas Fischer) 135
Jungians in Berlin 1931–1945: Between Therapy, Emigration and Resistance (Jörg Rasche) 151

IV. The Problem of Evil
The Search for a New Ethic: Professional and Clinical Dilemmas (Henry Abramovitch) 167
Erich Neumann and C. G. Jung on “The Problem of Evil” (Murray Stein) 185

V. Neumann and Eranos (1948–1960)
Neumann at Eranos (Riccardo Bernardini) 199
“Dear, dear Olga!” - A Letter to Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn (Julie Neumann) 237

VI. On the Arts
The Great Mother in Israeli Art (Gideon Ofrat) 245
Jung, Neumann and Art (Christian Gaillard) 261
The Magic Flute (Tom Kelly) 299
A Brief Comment on Neumann and His Essay “On Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’” (Debora Kutzinski) 309

VII. Clinical Contributions
Erich Neumann’s Concept of the Distress-ego (Rina Porat) 315
Can You Hear My Voice? (Batya Brosh Palmoni) 333
Neve Tzeelim—A Field of Creation and Development (Rivka Lahav) 347

VIII. On Religion
Erich Neumann and Hasidism (Tamar Kron) 367
Theological Positions in the Correspondence between Jung and Neumann (Angelica Löwe) 385

IX. On Synchronicity
Toward Psychoid Aspects of Evolutionary Theory (Joseph Cambray) 401

X. “Memories from My (Grand)Father’s House”
Introduction 411
Some Memories of My Grandparents (Andreas Jung) 413
Memories (Ulrich Hoerni) 415
Memories (Micha Neumann) 417
Memories (Ralli Loewenthal-Neumann) 421
Memories (Debora Kutzinski) 425
A Response (Thomas B. Kirsch) 429
Remembering the Mamas and Papas (Nomi Kluger Nash) 433
Memories of Max Zeller (1904–1978) (Jacqueline Zeller) 437

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