An Archetypal Approach to Fairytales
From her more than 50 years of studying fairytales from around the world, ML vonFranz came to understand that the ways of the Self and Psyche are contained within the fairytale, and that the archetypes of the collective Unconscious are; Natures Constants." She writes that:
Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes...its meaning is contained in the totality of its motifs connected by the thread of the story..
Then adds that in the fairytale:
"the unconscious is, metaphorically speaking..."
(ML vonFranz, Interpretation of Fairy Tales, 1970)
In each of these sessions, our distinguished faculty of Jungian Analysts, and scholars, will present fairytales from around the world to discuss how these images capture a profound and living reality within the Psyche.
Saturdays from 12pm-1pm EDT
Session 1: Dr. Michael Conforti
The Boy and the Crucifix
Session 2: Dr. Gonzalo Himiob
The Dark Gods and Goddess: Santeria and the Archetypal African American Images of its Gods
Session 3: Patricia Llosa
The Image of the dwarf and the "Ekeko" in Myths and Fairy Tales
Session 4: Betty Smith
The Myth of Io
Session 5: Rozan Christian
$105. for all 5 sessions including all recordings or $30. per session. All purchases include recordings.
Archetypal Patterns in Dreams
A Four Week Series with Michael Conforti
For Jung and the pioneers of Jungian Psychology, it was the presence of the "Objective Psyche" that spoke the language of Self, the numinous, and the "antique soul." For more than 60 years, Jung investigated this language of the Self, seeking to understand how the life of the soul is captured in the symbolic language of dreams. In studying the symbols presented in fairytales, in our sacred texts, in alchemy, and in dreams, he discovered that the individual psyche is rooted within the universal, archetypal unconscious and that the original meaning of an image continues to influence and shape our life--even when we have little if any understanding of its meaning. While Jung valued an individuals personal relationship and understanding of an image, he made a vital distinction between the personal and archetypal meaning of an image, and always sought to understand the archetypal roots of a symbol. So too he saw that our personal and often complexed reaction to an image could all too easily eclipse the archetypal meaning.
In this seminar we will look at the presence and influence of archetypal images and ways to integrate the dreams message into our life.
Thursday May 28 8-9 pm ET
Thursday June 4, 8-9 pm ET
Thursday June 11, 8-9 pm ET
Thursday June 18, 8-9 pm ET