Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Dream and its Amplification on YouTube

The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams.

We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean. Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.

cover image A Giant Dream from an original painting by Howard Fox




Contents

I.                      The Amplified World of Dreams: Erel Shalit & Nancy Swift Furlotti

II.                    Pane e’ Vino: Learning to discern the objective, archetypal nature of dreams:  Michael Conforti

III.                   Amplification:  A Personal Narrative:  Tom Singer

IV.                   Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul: Nancy Qualls-Corbet

V.                    Wild Cats and Crowned Snakes: Archetypal Agents of Feminine Initiation: Nancy Swift Furlotti

VI.                   A Dream in Arcadia:  Christian Gaillard

VII.                  Muse of the Moon: Poetry from the Dreamtime: Naomy Lowinsky

VIII.                Dreaming the ‘Face of the Earth’: Ken Kimmel

IX.                   Coal or Gold?: The Symbolic Understanding of a few Alpine Legends: Gotthilf Isler

X.                    Sophia’s Dreaming Body: The Alchemical Mirror of the Night Sky:    Monika Wikman

XI.                   “The Dream Always Follows the Mouth”: Jewish Approaches to Dreaming: Henry Abramovitch

XII.                  Bi-Polarity, Compensation, and The Transcendent Function in Dreams and Visionary Experience: A Jungian Examination of Boehme’s Mandala - Kathryn Madden

XIII.                 The Dream As Gnostic Myth: Ronald Schenk

XIV.                Four Hands in the Crossroads: Dreams in Times of Upheaval -  Erel Shalit

XV.                  Dreams and Sudden Death: Gilda Frantz

"The Dreams and Its Amplification is a wonderful book for anyone interested in their inner life, their dream life and how the unconscious gives us a map to our lives. 14 different authors, all Jungians, give us a peek into the everyday workings of an analytic practice and dream amplification. Each voice is unique, no two analyst work in exactly the same way, but a common thread runs through the chapters. They all tell us that dreams are important, we need to pay attention, we need to honor this gift from our psyches. If we pay attention and honor our dreams we will be rewarded with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of who we really are beyond our egos.

This book is for both professionals in the field of psychology and the general public. It is accessible, moving and informative. We are given new ways to think about our dreams. If you wake up and ask yourself, "What the heck was that dream about?" this is a book for you. If you have wondered what goes on in those 50 minutes behind closed doors, this a book for you. If you have a curious mind and an open heart, this is a book for you."
Susan BW

Friday, January 20, 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.

To purchase the Cycle of Life in Czech, click here.




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.

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

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

The AsheNBCC Certifiedville Jung Center is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible of all aspects of the program. (Provider # 6594)
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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