Winter-Spring 2010

Newsletter, Winter-Spring 2010 — Volume 23, Issue 2


The second half of our 2009-2010 season brings you two films, two lectures, and two workshops.
**Please reserve your space for the April and May workshops by the dates indicated below.**


The Way of the Dream:
A Sample by Marie-Louise von Franz

Film Review & Discussion
Led by Jung Society Program Committee

Friday, February 12, 2010, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members


The Way of the Dream is a film of a series of interviews with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz, a student and later colleague of Carl Jung. The series, first published in 1985, is now on DVD with introductions by Marion Woodman, internationally known Jungian analyst. At this Jung Society lecture, two portions of the film will be shown, “Charting the Unconscious” and “The Structure of Dreams.” Following the film, Society members will facilitate small-group discussion, providing time to digest the rich material given and reflect on it in relation to our own dream life.


The interview, produced by Fraser Boa, is interspersed with questions to people on the street about their dreams and their thoughts on dreaming. Marie-Louise von Franz, now deceased, wrote many books, lectured, gardened, and has given a great deal of wisdom and insight on Jungian psychology and life to the world.



Claiming a Life: Lyn Cowan, Desire, and the Courageous Heart

Film by Stephen Witty,
Ph.D. and Jungian Analyst
Friday, March 19, 2010, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

Claiming a Life: Lyn Cowan, Desire, and the Courageous Heart is a 50-minute documentary produced and directed by Colorado Springs Jungian analyst Stephen Witty. The subject of the film, Dr. Lyn Cowan, is a Jungian analyst, writer, and lecturer based in Eagen, Minnesota. The film explores her life story, including her love of horses, as an example of what Carl Jung called the “process of individuation”–coming to know ourselves at the depth of one’s archetypal core, and learning to live one’s life courageously in relation to the Self. Lyn is also the former President of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Stephen Witty, Ph.D., the film’s producer and director, additionally directed the film Where We Are: Jungian Analysts in the 21st Century, which was presented to the Colorado Springs Jung Society several years ago. He has practices in Jungian analysis in Colorado Springs and also at his ranch in Nathrop, Colorado. Dr. Witty received a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University, an M.F.A. in filmmaking from New York University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.



The War of the Gods in Addiction:  The Psychodynamics of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery

Lecture by David Schoen,
LCSW, MSSW & Jungian Analyst
Friday, April 9, 2010, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members


David will present an overview of the psychodynamics of addiction, treatment, and recovery through the dual lens of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Jungian psychology. This will be based on the famous correspondence between Bill W. (cofounder of AA) and C. G. Jung. He will describe the development of a typical addiction, its true nature, and the importance of archetypal shadow/archetypal evil in the addiction process. He will address his perspective on the effectiveness of the principles of the 12 steps of AA as a treatment approach. This lecture will be relevant for individuals interested in Jungian psychology, alcoholism and addiction dynamics, recovery, and the existence of archetypal shadow/archetypal evil in our world, as well as the general public.

David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Jungian Analyst practicing in Covington, Louisiana, near New Orleans. He has a background as an alcoholism chemical dependency counselor. He is a senior analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, cofounder and coordinator  of  the   New  Orleans   Jungian



Archetypal Evil of Addiction in Fairy Tale, Myth, and Religion

Workshop by David Schoen,
LCSW, MSSW & Jungian Analyst
Saturday, April 10, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Entry: $45-members, $55-non-members
Bring a sack lunch or go out for lunch
**Reserve a space by April 9 at (719) 527-0622 (non-binding)

David will present an in-depth exploration of the psychodynamics of addiction, treatment, and recovery, including the creation of addictions–shadow–complex. David will address what is involved in the healing process of the 12 steps from this perspective. He will amplify the concept of archetypal evil and shadow in myth, fairy tale, and religion in both ancient and modern times. He will touch on how “Using” dreams of alcoholic and addicted individuals (when someone dreams of participating in his or her own additive behavior) can be significant in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. The workshop will be of value for analysts, counselors, 12-step members and their families, as well as anyone interested in learning more about addictive behavior.

Training Seminar, and advisor to the C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. David lectures and teaches nationally. He has published internationally and is a Louisiana poet. His books include Divine Tempest: The Hurricane as a Psychic Phenomenon (1998) and The War of the Gods in Addiction:  C. G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil (2009).



Speaker: Linda Schierse Leonard,
Ph.D. & Jungian Analyst


The Call to Create

Friday Lecture, May 21, 2010, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

The first sentence of The Call to Create sets the tone: “I believe that creativity is an adventure of the soul in its quest for meaning in this earthly life and that all of us are called to create in different ways.” Dr. Leonard will be presenting on the cycles and stages of creativity and who are those inner figures of ours who help us and hinder us in our individual creative adventures.


The Art of Aging

Saturday Workshop, May 22, 9:30 am-4 pm
Entry: $45-members, $55-non-members Bring a sack lunch or go out for lunch
**Reserve a space by May 14 at (719) 527-0622 (non-binding; we just need to arrange for enough space)**


Where do we look for inspiration as we age in a culture bound to youth and materialism? What are the limitations of aging and the possibilities opened up? Dr. Leonard will have us look at various themes including finitude, time, death, remembering, despair, hope, and the creative challenges of aging. Participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, feelings, experiences, and dreams as they go through the aging process. In the workshop we will also do some exercises that relate to the aging process.

Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., is a philosopher who trained as a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has been in private practice for more than 30 years. She is the author of The Wounded WomanOn the Way to the WeddingWitness to the FireMeeting the MadwomanThe Call to Create, and Following the Reindeer Woman. Her books have been translated into 15 languages. She provides private consultations in person and by phone, and gives lectures and workshops internationally.





All events occur at Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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). Click this link for a map.

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C. G. Jung Society
of Colorado Springs
Planned Fall-Winter, 2010, Event

September 17-18, 2010: We are pleased to announce that Lionel Corbett, M.D. and Jungian analyst, has agreed to speak to our Jung Society this coming fall. These dates are subject to change, as is the topic for this Friday evening lecture followed by a Saturday workshop, tentatively titled “Psyche and the Sacred: Psychology as Spiritual Practice.”




($10 for fall thru spring, $5 for winter-spring alone)

The $5 half-season membership continues for this spring! This half-season membership expires in May, 2010. Please join our non-profit organization or renew your membership. Even if you join half-way through the season, you will save more than this membership cost in the reduced entry fees for the remaining events of the season. We structure our membership cost and event entry fees to encourage membership and event attendance, working to foster broad access to Jung’s ideas and future financial viability of your Jung Society. We do not always offer this half-season membership, so please use it while it is available.

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.

You may join by mail or at any scheduled event. We look forward to seeing you this coming winter-spring season.


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