LECTURES, COURSES, WORKSHOPS
Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 Public Programme
… and to our new home at 14 Elm Street. Introducing new perks for members!
Greetings and welcome to the Jung Foundation’s 2013- 2014 Public Programme. It gives me pleasure to introduce the new season of the C. G. Jung Foundation’s Public Programme, as well as our “new beginning” with the relocation of our office and library to the Arts and Letters Club at 14 Elm Street in downtown Toronto.
We are very excited about our new office space, which has superb central access, bountiful amenities, as well as a great new affiliation with one of Toronto’s most established cultural institutions which has been home to Canadian writers, musicians, architects, academics and supporters of the arts since 1908. Many new opportunities lie ahead.
In the enclosed brochure, you will find the year’s diverse and enticing program—from lectures on detective stories and opera, to poetry, dance and sandplay, from explorations of old age, fairy tales and colour symbolism to—yes!—crop circles and zombies!
We also continue in 2013-2014 with the innovations to membership implemented in the last two years, our new event pricing structure and the convenient online payment facility.
SUPPORTING THE WORK OF C.G. JUNG WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP
It is important to remind you that your membership is a vital contribution for the Foundation’s promotion of the work and ideas of C G Jung. All local analysts’ time in giving lectures and seminars is donated. Your membership contribution helps defray costs associated with holding the events. As last year, your member fees will also be acknowledged as contributions and as such, if you wish, you will receive charitable tax receipts.
NEW MEMBER PERKS
Foundation members will continue to receive benefits such as charitable donation receipts for fees and access to our library (now in our office in the Arts and Letters Club). However, for this season we are also introducing two new items. If you are a member, you now will be able to purchase an eight-lecture package for just $110 (no longer available), giving you substantial savings. As well for members, if you pay for lectures at the event venue, you will still receive the early discount, which otherwise is only offered for on-line booking.
We hope you will find the new programme stimulating for your own interests and a valuable contribution in supporting the work of C. G. Jung. See you in the Fall.
Thank you for your support,
Featured public events
Martha Graham, the great pioneer of American modern dance (1894-1990), underwent Jungian analysis for many years with Frances Wickes in New York City. Perhaps as a response to her work with the unconscious, she was frequently drawn to mythical, archetypal themes in her dance works. In the morning we will look at and discuss one of her most famous pieces, Appalachian Spring, and in the afternoon explore her intense treatment of the Oedipus myth in Night Journey.
Although Jung had little use for existentialist philosophy and its insistence that existence precedes essence, there are certain existential concepts that are not entirely foreign to Jungian psychology. One of these concepts, la mauvaise foi, or bad faith, a term coined by Jean-Paul Sartre to characterize “dishonest and blameworthy instances of self-deception”, has direct application to the unfolding of the personality and particularly to the role choice plays in that process.
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR
We engage our authentic creative potential in an atmosphere that is relaxed, supportive and well-structured. A warm-up activity and visioning exercises activate the imagination in preparation for a two-fold cycle through the creative process. Participants express emergent images and feelings in drawings, poems and stories. Sharing our artwork in the group fosters empathy and mutual insight. The program results in meaningful and often transformative experiences, whether or not participants have a background in art. Art materials are supplied.
Limited to 15 participants