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Jung Forum

Jung Forum
2009 - 2010 Season
Theme: Making the Unconscious Conscious

Download a PDF of 2009/10 events

The Way of the Dream: Conversations on Jungian Dream Interpretation with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Fall reception and film evening

Viewing of an excerpt from the film by Fraser Boa, The Way of the Dream. Facilitated by John Hoedl, MA Jungian Analyst & Claude Ouimet, counselor and educator.

Fraser Boa was a Canadian Jungian analyst, writer, and filmmaker. In the early 1980s, Boa filmed people willing to recount their dreams on camera. Then, he took these accounts to renowned Jungian analyst and author, Marie-Louise von Franz, and filmed her as she offered her interpretations. The result is an extraordinary 10-hour series of conversations that demonstrates the "art and science" of dream analysis for the general public. Join us this evening for a viewing of the first two half-hour segments of this film. Afterwards, John and Claude will lead a discussion.

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Admission:
We ask for a donation of $5.00 to help defray costs.
Location: The Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. Click here for location details
Tickets available at the door.

Special Event

Is a Fairytale Living You?

Lecture and Workshop with
Gertrud Mueller Nelson

Lecture: 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2009
Workshop: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fairytales and myths have risen out of the collective unconscious of all cultures and ages. They represent the languge of the "collective dream", and were never meant to be stories just for children, but told by gifted storytellers to adult listeners. Unfortunately, when we adopted the truths of the scientific world, we threw away the wisdom of fairytales and consigned them to the nursery. Until we find the fairytale that belongs to us, and make it conscious, the mythic power of that story will control us in ways we do not realize.

In her lecture, Gertrud Mueller Nelson will tell the stories of "Briar Rose" and "The Handless Maiden", and discuss the wisdom that can be found there. Then, in the workshop, participants will further unknot the threads of understandings in the two fairytales to help discover insight and strength for their own lives.

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Admission:
Lecture:
$20 (members) & $30 (non-members)
Location: The Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. Click here for location details
Tickets available at the door.

Workshop:
$120 (members) & $150.00 (non-members)
Location: St. Stephen's College, University of Alberta Campus, 8810-112 Street, Edmonton. Click here for map
Advance tickets at Greenwood's Bookshoppe or at the door while availability lasts.

Special Event

The Jung - White Letters
Theatrical Production & Global Video Seminar (Live from Zurich)

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009
A joint sponsorship by the Jung Forum Association of Edmonton and the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta

In 1945, shaken by the terrible revelations of the War that was ending, two men became caught up in a shared mission to transform the spiritual and psychological life of the western world. Driven by his enormous vision, C.G. Jung and Father Victor White, each a master in his field, agreed to work together on the borderlands of psychology and religion. In time, it became clear that, in their irresolvable debate about the problem of evil, they faced a major stumbling block. This argument revealed the true depth of the chasm between their thought-worlds. Taken as a whole, their story is a tragedy. But like all classical tragedies, it has vital interludes of laughter and healthy glimpes of eros - both profane and sacred.

This presentation will include a live and interactive discussion with Dr. Murray Stein will be followed by a 90-minute play. It is based on the book The Jung-White Letters, edited by Ann Lammers and Adrian Cunningham, charts the 15 years of correspondence between Jung and White while the play dramatizes significant excerpts from these 100 or so letters.

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Admission:
Online registration required - Limit 40 people
To register click here: http://ashevillejungcenter.org/default.aspx and follow the links to SITE 18: Edmonton. Present receipt at door on Nov. 7.
Presentation location: Room 3-119 Education Building (North), University of Alberta Campus. Click here for map

How can "Inner Disarmament" Create Peace? Making the Unconscious Conscious
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Presented by Kelly Polanski, Clinical Counselor & Jungian Analyst Candidate

Why is it that, while we enjoy the highest standard of living in the world, many of us feel as though we are living in a contemporary drought. By unconscious participation in our fast-paced, financially-driven society, we unwittingly partake in its shadow side as well -- an escalating fragmentation and displacement that constellates a kind of explosive charge in the collective unconscious that has the power to destroy us when acted out in violence and war.

The Dali Lama was recently asked "how to end war on earth". His response was that "inner disarmament of the individual is the only way to address violence and create lasting peace". The insights of Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung, into the nature of the unconsious and shadow can help us do exactly this -- bring forth what is within us so it does not destroy us.

We will address this "split" in contemporary consciousness by exploring how to get in touch with, and integrate, our own shadow. Individual inner disarmament heals personal discord and contributes to collective peace throughout the world.

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Admission:
$15.00 (members), $20.00 (non-members) & $10.00 (students/seniors)
Location: The Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. Click here for location details
Tickets available at the door.

The Way of the Dream: Continuing Conversations on Jungian Dream Interpretation with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Way of the Dream, by Fraser Boa, segments three and four. Discussants: John Hoedl, MA Jungian Analyst, Claude Ouimet, counselor and educator, and Alexandra Fidyk, PhD, Jungian Psychotherapist

Fraser Boa was a Canadian Jungian analyst, writer, and filmmaker. In the early 1980s, Boa filmed people willing to recount their dreams on camera. Then, he took these accounts to renowned Jungian analyst and author, Marie-Louise von Franz, and filmed her as she offered her interpretations. The result is an extraordinary 10-hour series of conversations that demonstrates the "art and science" of dream analysis for the general public. Join us this evening for a viewing of the third and fourth (each is a half-hour) segments of this film. Afterwards, John and Claude will lead a discussion.

Note: If you missed the initial two segments, don't worry. Each of von Franz's discussions works nicely on its own.

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Admission:
$5 (members) & $10 (non-members)
NEW Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Click here for map.

The Judas Complex: Kiss of the Shadow
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010
by John Hoedl, M.A., Jungian Analyst

This lecture will, in part, be a psychological exegesis of Judas as a biblical figure, as a symbol, and as an embodiment of personal and cultural shadow. With the help of the recently recovered Gnostic text, The Gospel of Judas, John Hoedl will look at the complexities inherent in the notion of "betrayal", and its dialectical relationship to wholeness.

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Admission:
$15.00 (members), $20.00 (non-members) & $10.00 (students/seniors)
NEW Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Click here for map
Tickets available at the door.

Annual General Meeting
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010

All members are invited to attend the Annual General meeting of the Jung Forum Association of Edmonton.

Note: Two of Susan Rowland's recent articles will be available for purchase at the AGM (see April 7 lecture for more details).

Click here for flyer with further information.

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Click here for map

Special Lecture

Jung, Myth and Mystery Fiction
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010
by Susan Rowland, Professor in English and Jungian Studies, University of Greenwich, UK

Susan Rowland is the author of four books on Jung, gender, and literary theory. Her most recent book, Jung and the Humanities, will be published in 2010.

Two of Susan's recent articles will be available for purchase at this event.

Click here for flyer with further information.

Admission:
$20.00 (members), $30.00 (non-members)
NEW Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Click here for map
Tickets available at the door

"Gypsy Fate": A Narrative of the Scapegoat Complex
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010
by Alexandra Fidyk, PhD, Jungian Psychotherapist

Narratives, both individual and collective, are a primary embodiment of our understanding of the world, others, and ultimately ourselves. Here a Romani narrative, a collective identity constructed through negative inflation, exile, and splitting, is read through the lens of a "scapegoat" complex.

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Admission:
$15.00 (members), $20.00 (non-members) & $10.00 (students/seniors)
NEW Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Click here for map
Tickets available at the door.

Jung's Red Book Revealed
Fall 2010
by Dr. Murray Stein, ISAP, Zurich
(DVD film presentation offered by Asheville Jung Centre, North Carolina)

Registration:
See AshevilleJungCentre.org for details.