Welcome! This site offers a variety of resources about Jungian Analytical Psychology. The Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Jungian Discussion Group monthly schedule is posted below (see schedule in right column). For questions or comments, please contact Ann Blake via AUS e-mail or stop by Ann's AUS campus office. You can also bring questions and comments to the AUS Jungian Discussion Group (see schedule in right column below).
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer 2013 Pilgrimage

As part of my annual quarter away from teaching at Antioch University Seattle, I am taking a 9-week trip to a variety of European countries. In support of discerning the focus and direction for the last third of my life, I will begin my summer travels by walking El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Sacred Way of St. James) in northern Spain with my Swedish brylling (cousin) Karin. We will walk for 35 days between early July and early August, 2013, planning to complete the 450 mile/790 km from St. Jean Pied-de-Port in southwestern France (near Biarritz) to Santiago in northwestern Spain (about 50 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean). Karin and I have been talking about walking a pilgrimage since first meeting each other in 2007. Our trip begins by crossing the Pyrenees Mountains—nothing like leaping headfirst into the deep end of the pool!
The impetus for the timing of this trip is my attending The International Jungian Congress in Copenhagen (Köpenhamn) in mid-August. http://cg-jung.dk/en/welcome-to-the-iaap-congress-in-copenhagen/
After the Congress, I will meet a friend in London. We will first complete a 5-day trek in Wales: The Pembrokeshire Coast Path. http://nt.pcnpa.org.uk/website/sitefiles/nt_page.asp?PageID=2
After our hike, we will return to London see the jolly old sights.  http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/jubilee-walkway-walking-route
I will write now and then as I walk the Camino. I will access the internet occasionally when I am able to keep my eyes open after a long day of hiking. Blog address: abbelcamino.blogspot.blog
¡Buen Camino! Ruega por nosotros, por favor.
Bra Camino resa! Be för oss, tack.
Good Camino! Please pray for us.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SPRING JOURNAL BOOKS: Love: Traversing its Peaks and Valleys

Spring Journal Books
(the book publishing imprint of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, the oldest Jungian psychology journal in the world)
Traversing Its Peaks and Valleys
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. V
Featuring articles by James Hollis, Ann Ulanov, Mark Hederman, John Hill, and others
Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, and John Hill, Series Editors
ISBN: 978-1-935528-46-3
228 pp.
Price: $24.95

This volume of essays arises from the 7th Jungian Odyssey retreat, sponsored by ISAPZURICH and held in the summer of 2012 in Flüeli-Ranft, an idyllic agricultural village in the central Swiss Alps. A renowned place of pilgrimage in the 15th century, it was the home of Swiss monk and mystic Brother Klaus whose unorthodox biography and religious visions have been studied by many scholars, including C.G. Jung.

The Playful Psyche: Entering Chaos, Coincidence, Creation
The spirit of this place subtly permeates the articles in this collection, which illuminate love in its many forms and observe its joys, risks, and ravages. The authors, invited guests and ISAPZURICH analysts, contribute insight from the analytic consulting room, and draw as well on theology, folk song, legend, myth, theater, and the visual arts. Picking up a thread that runs throughout, Ann Ulanov writes, “To love a particular someone, a definite idea, a distinct place, a principal symbol, or notion of the psyche, opens us to loss with all its searing pain.” Readers of this volume will find encouragement, but no easy answers. In the end, the authors might be said to concur with Jung’s frank confession, “… I have again and again been faced with the mystery of love and have never been able to explain what it is.”

International Jungian Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark

Every third year, the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) sponsors an international conference, namely, the International Jungian Congress. In 2013, the International Jungian Congress is scheduled for August 18-23. Please see the links below for descriptive information.
I am excited to attend this meeting this summer. I will post information when I return to the US.


Below are past Congress locations from the official IAAP site: http://iaap.org/

New York Center for Jungian Studies

CUBA! Myth, Music and Spirit. January 4-11, 2014

Zurich Lecture Series

Toshio Kawai, Ph.D., presents: Haruki Murakami and Japanese Medieval Stories: Between Pre-Modern and Post-Modern Worlds


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jungian Psychotherapists Association 20th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Jungian Psychotherapists Association (JPA), JPA offers two public seminars in 2013: Ann Belford Ulanov, April 20, 2013 (already presented) and John Bebee, October 19, 2013: Approaching a Patient’s Complexes in Contemporary Culture. After Dr. Beebe’s presentation, we will host a reception to celebrate 20 years of collegial community.
Nineteen years ago, at David Hufford’s behest, eight people gathered to craft a unique Jungian organization, envisioning a cooperative professional training organization for mental health practitioners interested in Analytical Psychology. The resulting Jungian Psychotherapists Association (JPA) nestles midway between the analyst’s guild, North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology/NPIAP, and the community salon, C. G Jung Society, Seattle. The JPA steering group inaugurated the organization with a 1983 public presentation by John Beebe: What I’ve Learned from Jung about Doing Psychotherapy. Many event participants enthusiastically joined JPA to become charter members. At its inception, JPA members met quarterly for business meetings combined with invited short clinical presentations by local analysts, sometimes followed by a facilitated discussion several weeks later. During the ensuing almost 20 years, JPA has offered a variety of workshops designs, most currently in the form of a public seminar, two clinical workshops, and an ethics workshop each year; many workshops are followed by a case consultation led by the workshop leader. Members may invite licensed practitioners to JPA clinical workshops.
For many years, Steering Committee members and charter members rotated through elected offices. Many Steering Committee members and charter members have redirected their attention to other interests; others have become Jungian analysts or Psychoanalytic analysts; and none of the original Steering Committee members currently serve on the Council. A new generation of members now holds elected offices and will ably guide the organization into the future.
The JPA mission, as listed on the website (www.jpaseattle.org), states the following: “The JPA is a mutually supportive organization of psychotherapists actively engaged in the study and application of Analytical Psychology. The central purpose of the JPA is to further the professional growth, development, and education of its members. To support this aim, the JPA provides professional educational opportunities with a clinical focus, including seminars, courses, consultations, and, study groups.” JPA offers a free annual ethics workshop for members as well as an annual public seminar, open to the public, at which well-known Jungian speakers present cutting-edge Jungian perspectives.
JPA is a fluid organization, adjusting to contemporary needs and directions; for example, JPA recently changed the membership requirements to eliminate required task group participation and Jungian analysis. Current membership guidelines are as follows: interest and foundational background in Jungian Analytical Psychology; and licensed clinician (or in the process of becoming licensed). Benefits of membership include professional community; professional development opportunities; member rate for all training events; professional listserve; JPA blog; and website listing.
We invite you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us. And we invite you to join our professional community which offers a rich variety of learning opportunities.
From the C. G. Jung Society of Seattle newsletter.
Summer Series 2013: Jung's Red Book
Begin to create your own Red Book with Walter A. McGerry, MA
Sonu Shamdasani tells the story of an associate of Jung's who asked Jung to
comment on some of his Red Book mandalas and paintings. Jung declined
saying that his friend would be better served by creating her own red
book. This summer we will have the opportunity to create our own
red books during a 6-week course that will meet during June, July,
and August.
Course participants will meet with a presenter for two hours
every other week. During these meetings we will discuss Jung's experinces,
which lead to his experiences, which became The Red Book. During seceding
sessions we will learn about active imagination techniques, dream
interpretation, journaling and mandala creation. Participants will have an
opportuinity to use these techniques between sessions and bring their
creations to the group for discussion and sharing.
The course will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.
Session One (June 12): Introduction of Jung's experiences with the Red
Book material and the development of active imagination methods. Overview
of active imagination, dream analysis, synchronicity and mandala creation.
Session Two (June 26): Instruction in active imagination. Between
sessions particiaptns will work with active imagination methods and will
give expression to the inspiration that emerges through drawing,
writing and sculpting.
Session Three (July 10): Particpants will share expresions of their
active imagination work. Instruction in dream work/analysis together with
Jung's views. Between sesions participants will work with dreams and
keep a jounal.
Session Four (July 24): Participatns will share their experiences with
dream work. Instructions in Jung's views of synchronicity. Between sessions
participants will keep a journal of synchronistic occurrences.
Session Five (Aug 14): Participants will share their journal of synchronous
experiences. Instruction in mandala as transcendent unifying principle.
Between sessions participants will create mandala.
Session Five (Aug 21): Refelction and integration of material through sharing
of personal mandalas.
Walter A. McGerry, BA, University of WAshington; MA, Antioch University
Seattle; adjunct faculty, psychology. Practicing since 1980, McGerry's
oreintation for therapy, consutation and supervision combines humanistic,
transpersonal and Jungian theory. He sees cleints, consultees and supervisees
in private practice and maintians studies and practices in: alchemy as a
symbolic practice of transformation, creative processes, psychotherapy's
roles and meanings in socio-political contexts and conscious connection to
transpersonal experince. As a member of the Northwest Alliance for
Psychoanalytic Studies, he consults, pro bono, with therapists seeing
clients at their clinic. He is actively involved in and past president of the
Jungian Psychotherapists Association, and is also a member of the
Association for Humanistic Psychology, Washington Mental Health
Counselor's Association, and Pschotherapists and Counselors for
Social Responsibility.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Psychology in Seattle Podcast Interviews


Kirk Honda, MA, Psychology in Seattle podcast.
Kirk graduated from the Couple and Family Specialization at Antioch University Seattle; Kirk currently teaches in the Couple and Family Specialization at Antioch University Seattle; Kirk is also a PsyD student in the PsyD Program at Antioch University Seattle.

Kirk Honda and I talk on the radio about several of my interests within C. G. Jung's Analytical Psychology.
C. G. Jung's Analytical Psychology: January 11, 2013
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): March 1, 2013
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: interpretation of two test results: March 8, 2013

Kirk Honda's Psychology in Seattle podcast (both video and audio options) highlights many fascinating topics psychology. Some of the interviewees are members of the Jungian Psychotherapists Association, Seattle; some other interviewees are (or have been) associated with Antioch University Seattle.