Winter-Spring 2012

Newsletter, Winter/Sping 2012—Volume 25, Issue 2

LOCATION OF EVENTS: All events occur at Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Religion, Spirituality, and Jungian Psychology

Lecture by Kathryn Kuisle, Jungian Analyst
Friday, February 10, 2012 – 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

Many, perhaps most, people throughout the world are searching for something more.  Some people pursue this quest through material accumulation.  Many others search for meaning, for something deeper, something that enriches their inner lives.  Carl Jung described this longing as springing from the “religious instinct” in every human psyche.  His expansive study of religions of the world is an aspect of his deep interest in the underlying spirituality of all humans.

This lecture will address this innate longing of the human person by exploring how religion, spirituality and Jungian psychology interweave and support the soul’s quest for wholeness.

Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst  with a private practice in Colorado Springs.  She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and holds a Ph.D. in analytical psychology from Union Institute and the University of Cincinnati.   Dr. Kuisle offers on-going groups on dreams and fairy tales.  She teaches at the C.G Jung Institute of Colorado in Denver and is on the staff of the Jung Conference on Spirituality and Psychology in Einseidein, Switzerland.  She is also an adjunct faculty member for Regis University, teaching in the Masters in Counseling Program.  You can contact Dr. Kuisle at her website, www.kkuisle.com.

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Dreams of Nature:  Voices of Earth Speaking

Lecture by Pat Sablatura, Ph.D.
Friday, March 16, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Entry:  $8-members, $12-non-members

 

Dreams of nature have the potential to help us connect not only with ourselves but also with the greater web of life.  Historically, native peoples have valued dreaming as a way of knowing the forces and powers alive in the community, in nature, and in the world.  Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work acknowledges that our way into an ecological rather than technological era is to listen to our dreams and visions.  This presentation will include several dreams of nature and how they brought their dreamers into a heightened connection with nature and the world.  Also included will be some ways we can listen to the voices of nature in everyday life.

Patricia Sablatura, Ph.D., has been connected with Jungian dream work for some 30 years.  In recent years, she has been interested in how nature beings and images draw people into relationship with nature and the world, especially through dreams.  Pat serves as Associate Professor in the graduate counseling program at Regis University. At Regis she helped develop a 6-course certificate program in Transformative Counseling, which is based on the work of Carl Jung.  Pat holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She wrote her dissertation on experiences of the numinous in dream tending communities. 

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Engaging with Dream Images

Workshop by Patricia Sablatura, Ph.D. & Kathryn Kuisle, Jungian Analyst
Saturday:  March 17, 2012, 9:30-1 p.m.
Cost:  $13-members, $18-non-members

 

Join Pat and Kathryn for a morning of engaging with your dream images in a variety of ways.  Active imagination, dialogue with images, drawing, creating in clay are ways you will be encouraged to work and/or play with those amazing images that come in dream life.  Bring a dream journal, art journal, or reflection journal for working with your own personal reflections.  Please see the biographies above for both Patricia Sablatura & Kathryn Kuisle.

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The Realm of the Shadow:
A Musical Journey Through the Collective Unconscious

Lecture by Chris Mohr, Ph.D., with slides, music and dance
Friday, April 13, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Entry:  $8-members, $12-non-members

 

After barely rescuing a girl from an impending gang-rape and almost being overwhelmed by an erupting and potentially destructive contents of violence from the unconscious, 19 year old Chris Mohr decided to use his ability to compose music as a vehicle to deal with his own “shadow.” He had just learned about Jung in a psychology class and knew only enough to feel a deep resonance with archetypes as both living forces in the psyche and the shadow as a vast uncharted realm. His musical and psychological exploration of both led to a life-transforming discovery.
Mohr’s music echoes a wide range of classical and world music styles and has been performed by the National Symphony Choir and Orchestra of Ukraine, and folk, electronic, and ethnic instruments create the experience that the full range of human experience is being embraced. Emphasis will be on the Jungian elements of this music drama, bringing to life the archetypes and shadow elements in this long musical journey with musical examples, a slide show, and a live performance of the final scene by Eva Cernik.

Chris Mohr is a nondenominational minister, owner of Foothills Wedding Chapel, and a prison volunteer working closely with violent criminals. He is the former editor/publisher of On The Air Magazine, an opera host on KGNU Radio, and a composer. From The Realm Of The Shadow was recorded in the Ukraine for Naxos Records and has received rave reviews from Stanislav Grof, Jacquelyn Small, Wendy Carlos (of Switched On Bach) and many more.

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Mystic Poetics:  Writing the Alchemical Self

Lecture by Jennifer Phelps
Friday,  May 11, 2012, 7 pm
Entry: $8-members, $12-non-members

 

where everything is both… 
the part that wasn’t ready 
stayed inside a little longer 
and the part that was ready to be something 
came forth –                 Brenda Hillman

How can poetry be viewed through a Jungian lens?  Brenda Hillman, a contemporary poet, is continually in the process of creating a self on the page.  This Bay Area poet’s continued striving for new and undefined ways of composition is an example of the process of individuation. Hillman enters worlds of bafflement and disbelief by juxtaposing ordinary events in her poems with the imaginative and mysterious, which interact on the page in a swerving dance.

Brenda Hillman’s interest in Gnostic beliefs and alchemy aligns her poetry with Jung’s psychology.  The connection between these two minds intersects in this ancient practice and in the element of the unknown that can never be explained or proven by a rational mind.  After a brief explanative arc of the lyric and how Hillman’s poetry has evolved over time, the talk will illustrate how Jung’s theory of the self enters into the alchemical process taking place on the page.

Jennifer Phelps is a poet and writer from Broomfield.  She studied at the Colorado Jung Institute for three years and has done dream-work for the past twenty years.   Jennifer is a freelance editor and facilitates writing and dream workshops.  Recent publications include an essay in Fearless Nest: Our Children as our Greatest Teachers and poems in various literary journals. She serves on the Board of the Boulder Friends of Jung and curates a First Friday reading series at Pomegranate Place in Denver. 

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