Fall-Winter 2010-2011

Newsletter, Fall-Winter, 2010-2011—Volume 24, Issue 1

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No prior registration is required for our October, November, and December events.

Lionel Corbett, M.D. & Jungian Analyst

Lecture: Friday, September 17, 2010    7-9 PM
A Depth Psychology Approach to the Sacred:
Spirituality without a Formal Religious Tradition

In his latest book Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality beyond Religion, Lionel Corbett helps modern people discover the numinous presence of the divine within themselves as they live a busy life filled with secular activities. Dr. Corbett will talk about ways to find spiritually meaningful life without the need to embrace any particular theology. This approach also serves to deepen the spirituality of those who are committed to a religious tradition.

Workshop: Saturday, September 18, 2010    9 AM-12 PM & 1:30-4:30 PM
Understanding Suffering and Evil:
A Depth Psychological Approach
Jung in Dialogue with the Soul:
Is Jungian Psychology a New Spiritual Form?

In the morning, Lionel Corbett will lead a workshop exploring how suffering and evil can be understood through a psychological lens using the stories of Job and Medea, relating to them as contemporary individuals seeking relief from their own suffering or destructive impulses. Dr. Corbett will explore the relationship between Job’s character structure and his experience of the numinous. In the afternoon, Dr. Corbett will explore the admonition that Jung received from an inner figure (as recorded in his journal, the Red Book) to herald a new spirituality. He will also address the concept of the Self as a “Spiritus Rector” (spiritual guide). (Lunch on your own.)

Lionel Corbett is a Jungian analyst and doctor of medicine and psychiatry. His primary interests are the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice and the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology. Dr. Corbett is a core faculty member and teaches depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. He has developed a powerful approach to spirituality that is based on personal experience of the sacred, avoiding all forms of doctrine and dogma. He is the author of five books and many training films and professional articles. Full bio (and electronic versions of the registration and membership forms) at www.csjung.org.


Lumen Natura, the Light in Nature:
The Life & Work of Canadian Painter & Author, Emily Carr

Lecture by Monika Wikman, PhD,
Jungian Analyst, & Astrologer
Friday, October 8, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

Out of the Canadian West Coast culture of the late 1800s sprang a woman artist whose individuation brought forth in literature and painting the intimate luminous presence of psyche in nature, the lumen natura present in the Canadian forests, seascapes, indigenous villages, peoples, and totems. This PowerPoint presentation brings to life through image, music, and word, the intimate relationship Emily Carr shared with the primeval forests of Canada and her forays for decades into the remote indigenous villages of Canada and Alaska.

Emily Carr lived among the Native Americans to research her subjects. Her direct dialog with nature for each of her creative works involved active imagination experiences. In these dialogs, she called forth the spirit of nature into subtle relationship with her, which she would then translate into paintings and writings. Her life and work were infused by continual attraction and devotion to the spirit in nature. The PowerPoint images track her development as an artist, her struggles as a woman, her core identity as a woman of the Canadian forests, and her alchemical discoveries of the light in nature.

Monika Wikman works as an astrologer and Jungian analyst along the Tesuque Creek in New Mexico, the land of paradox—of the invention of the atom bomb, the still vibrant Pueblo cultures, deep poverty, and birthplace of innovation in the healing arts. She graduated from the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology according to Carl Jung and M. L. von Franz in Zurich, Switzerland; taught graduate students in counseling for 7 years at California State University, Los Angeles; and conducted a several-year research study on dreams of the dying at the University of California, San Diego, Medical Center.


Jung’s Red Book:
Developing a Personal Mythology

Lecture by John Atkinson, MBA
Friday, November 19, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

At the age of 38, already internationally famous and at the height of his profession, Carl Jung entered a true mid-life crisis. His response to this challenge was to engage in a dialogue with the internal dynamics of his psyche. This led him on an immensely creative journey that he recorded in the Red Book. Over a period of 16 years, he wrote down his internal dialogue, created a number of dynamic paintings depicting his emotional state, and finally he analyzed and commented on this process. All of this plus a large number of scholarly footnotes by a well-known historian make up the Red Book recently published. John will present a summary of the Red Book and its dialogue and art and will summarize the current commentary of several prominent Jungian analysts and scholars, as a prelude to a personal experience in active imagination on Saturday, November 20 (described below).

John Atkinson, M.B.A., is a long-time member of the Colorado Springs Jung Society. He has undergone extensive personal analysis and study of Jungian concepts over the past two decades, including seminars in California, Denver, New York, and Zurich. He has participated in previous presentations to the Society. He is currently the Vice President of the Colorado Springs Jung Society.


Active Imagination

Workshop by Puddi Kullberg, MA, LPC
Saturday, November 20, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Entry: $13-members, $18-non-members

This workshop expands upon the Red Book presentation above. It offers a practical application of what one sees Jung doing there. In his wondrous and amazing Red Book, Jung chronicles his groundbreaking encounter with the unconscious. The method he developed, dialoging with the unconscious, has come to be known in Jungian circles as active imagination. Jung was eager to have his pupils and analysands have their own engagement with the unconscious, and he encouraged them to take his lead. He liked this method as it, importantly, is a meeting or coming to terms with your own unique, individual consciousness and the unconscious as it presents itself to you. This workshop will provide a brief historical and theoretical background of this method. We will then practice active imagination. You will have the option to share your process with other participants or to keep your process a private matter between you and your unconscious.

Puddi Kullberg has been interested in active imagination since she began her dance with Jung and Jungian psychology 20 years ago. She is currently in practice as a psychotherapist, working with individuals and groups in Colorado Springs and Denver. She is in the Control Stage of training to become a Jungian analyst through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Puddi has been a regular contributor to the Colorado Springs Jung Society, having served on the Board and given various lectures and presentations.


Jungian Odyssey

Lectures by two friends of Jung
Friday, December 10, 7 pm
Entry: Free to all

Each December, some friends describe how Jung’s ideas have affected their lives. We refer to this as our annual Jungian Odyssey, and we follow the presentations with socializing and celebration of the season.



All events occur at Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904, about 1 mile west of Interstate 25 and mid-way between the I-25 exits of Uintah Street (Exit 143) and Fillmore Street (Exit 145). See a map here.



You can find our events on the web at www.csjung.org or contact us at (719) 527-0622 orinfo@csjung.org.



Feb 11: “Grief & Alchemy,” lecture by Anne Marie Fidel-Rice, PhD
Mar 11: “The Dangerous Parent—Narcissism in Marriages,” lecture by Eleanor Alden, LCSW, BCD
Apr 15: “Art, Creativity, & Jung,” lecture by Sherry Fairchild, MA, MS, & Nard Claar, BFA, MA
May 20: “Meeting Psyche in the Sand,” lecture by Janice Howard, NCC, MEd, LPC, RPT


Sep 2, 6:30-8:30 pm: Virtual Red Book exhibition & fundraiser for the Philemon Foundation, which is preparing the complete works of Jung for publication
Sep 3, 7-9 pm: Lecture on Jung’s Red Book
Sep 4 10:30 am-5:30 pm: Workshop on Jung’s Red Book
Questions about Denver events? Check http://www.jungsocietyofcolorado.org, 303-575-1055, orhttp://redbookindenver.info/.


(Fall thru Spring)

Membership is still only $10—what it was in 1987 when we started the Society! Please join or renew your membership. Membership entitles you to:
1. A member newsletter describing each event for our fall through spring season.
2. A reduced entry fee at each of our seven or eight events per season.
3. Stimulating events, making the ideas of Carl G. Jung more accessible.
4. The opportunity to discuss Jung’s ideas with others similarly interested.


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for Lionel Corbett
Lecture & Workshop
September 17-18, 2010

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