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The field of depth psychology emerged in Vienna at the very same time that Gustav Klimt was transitioning from a sentimental portrait style to a radical exploration of sex and death in his painting. In this rich multimedia presentation, we will explore the parallels between Sigmund Freud’s theory of the unconscious drives and the Interpretation of Dreams with the Secessionist work that made Klimt famous, and then turn to how in his later years, Klimt’s work forged a new style…
By bringing attention to Medea as the Death Mother archetype,
we may transmute aspects of the shadow for women and mothers.
Using active imagination to bring together ancient archetypes of justice,
law integrated with spirit and matter, in order to reveal new potentials
for democracy in the U.S.
The creative process remains hidden and mysterious, even for the artist. All we can do is dance around its source, look at it from different angles, nurture its growth and appreciate its expressive flowering. It is equally mysterious to ask how an artist finds her specific inspiration. Why be drawn to this? For painter Johanna Baruch, it’s almost as if the inspiration chose her. In this image-rich presentation, Johanna will explore the many facets of the creative process through her…
Can the presence of our ancestors both speak as well as act
to help us come to grips with our collective histories of racial,
ethnic, gender identities and biases?
When we engage with the creative instinct through making our own
images we invite the unconscious to express its own spontaneous
energy and wisdom.
By unifying and synthesizing Neumann’s writings, his archetypal
developmental relational theory emerges, differing the masculine and
the feminine, and further, male and female.
“ One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” — C. G. Jung In these challenging, polarizing times we are called to draw from creative, healing energies from deeper parts of the Self. Dreams, imagination, and embodied knowing offer profound resources — personally, culturally, and from the timeless collective unconscious that connects us to one another, to all of life, and to the creative intelligence that informs us all. Transformation is an…
An evolutionary path through our current planetary crisis is explored
through the myth of Oedipus, ancient Orphic origin stories, and
C. G. Jung’s The Red Book.