July 18: Jennifer Fadel Connla and the Fairy Maiden The Oldest "Fairy" Tale from the Book of the Dun Cow
This ancient Celtic tale is the oldest recorded legend of a fairy. Blurring the lines between fairy tale and myth, this story is based on real historic figures in Irish legend. The story captures a time in Irish lore where tribal kings were vigilantly protecting Ireland from sea raiders and also protecting their interior borders from neighboring tribes, but the most feared opponent to the Irish were the mythic Fairy Folk, or Hill People; even the magic of the Druids could barely offer protection. This fairy tale speaks of the ways the old king and the old conscious attitudes protect against the emergence of new life and a new approach to psyche. Here we learn much about the traumatic consequences of the repression of new life and the sadness accompanying those contents that have been exiled into the deep unconscious
Jennifer Fadel, BFA, BA, with a background in fiber arts, she has also created costumes for film and theatre, including The Metropolitan Opera in NYC. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and holds aBFA and a BA in Business Administration. Having studied under Dr. Michael Conforti, she is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst and a certified Master Dream Patterning Analyst. Jennifer has enjoyed studying fairy tales, myths and dreams from a very young age and currently serves on the board of The Charlotte Friends of Jung, bringing Jungian based speakers to the Charlotte area. Besides enjoying her friends and family, writing and reading are favorite pastimes.
July 25: Ekaterina Sazonova and Lilia Kulikova, MD (Russia) At the Pike's Behest
This delightful classic Russian fairy tale is deep and whimsical; a story of how the simpleton gets the crown by befriending a fish and traveling to court on an oven. This presentation provides an interpretation of the fairy tale and how the inferior function finds integration with the Ego based on the material and approach taken from the works of Maria-Louise von Franz. Please join Ekatarina Saznova and Lilia Kulikova in their presentation of this Russian folk tale.
Ekaterina Sazonovais a graduate of the 2-year program in Jungian Psychotherapy from the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology and also has a background in technology. She currently lives in Moscow, where she works as an analyst under supervision. Ekaterina is creative in her psycho-educational projects using a Jungian approach. She regularly engages in analytic conferences and educational programs. Classic Russian fairy tales are a special interest where she finds the rich symbols and motifs to be a map of the psyche through the lens of the Russian culture.
Lilia Kulikovaova'sgreat passion is dreams which utilizes in psychotherapy sessions, both for counseling and long-term treatment. She approaches dreams as sacred messengers to an enigmatic world of objective psyche. Analysis of archetypal patterns profoundly helps her in this work; artistic and scientific at the same time. Lilia’s background is varied in the medical and psychological healthcare fields. Her degrees include; Stockholm School of Economics Russia, MBA, HSE Russia, Institute for Practical Psychology, Moscow Institute for Psychoanalysis - 2-year Program on Jungian Psychotherapy, The C. G. Jung Institute Zurich , Assisi Institute - APA and Master Dream Patterning Analyst.
Special Guest Faculty August 1: Carol Pearson, USA Will the Real Persephone Please Stand Up? A Layered Archetypal Analysis of the Myth of “Demeter and Persephone” The myth of “Demeter and Persephone” has come down to us in its public form written by prominent male figures in Greece and then Rome. The major characters and the narrative have an uncanny relevance to our public life today, especially as it has been utilized in Jungian analysis and reinterpreted by feminist scholars. A secret version was taught in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which was the most honored initiation rite in ancient Greece, its truths divulged only to the initiates. What is now known about it has been pieced together from artifacts and documents by classical scholars This presentation will begin with the public story and then move to the secret one. Recent scholarship about ancient spiritual beliefs and practices has also assisted in revealing the Persephone story, this time as a death and resurrection narrative, connected with the fertility cycle. Discoveries about the ancient practice of incubation include an awareness of Persephone as a mystical dark goddess with great power, quite different than the image of an innocent Kore abducted against her will in the public myth. In this deeper layer, psychospiritual truths are revealed, which can assist with the inner challenges we face today.
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min., is an author of the Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (winner of a Nautilus Award Gold Medal), as well as The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw (on archetypal branding, with Margaret Mark), The Transforming Leader (ed.), and the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator™ (with Hugh Marr), www.storywell.com. Her most recent professional roles have included being Provost and then President of Pacifica Graduate Institute and, before that, the Director of the Burns Academy of Leadership in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She is an author/educator in private practice and a regular blogger for Psychology Today. Website: www.carolspearson.com.t."
August 8: Patricia Llosa Ekeko and Indigenous Gods The continuation of a Folkloric Circumambulation. In our last presentation on The Ekeko, an Andean god of good fortune and abundance we introduced this stalwart of Andean folklore in the context of the image of the dwarf from a Jungian perspective and the generativity he represents in the Alasitas Festival. In this next circumambulatory round we will peel away the colonial layer of his folklore and learn more about Tunupa his pre-columbian predecessor and his relationship to the pachamama, mother earth.
Patricia Llosa, MFA, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice based in New York City. A native of Peru, she earned her undergraduate degree in archaeology and art history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and did graduate work at The School of Visual Arts. For more than 20 years she worked as an administrator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She did her analytic training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York where she now teaches. A graduate of Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program she has served on the Foundation board and as faculty has taught workshops in Japan, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
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