LECTURES, COURSES, WORKSHOP

Public Programme 2016-2017

 

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2016

Seminar/Discussion Group in Hamilton, Ontario

Seminar in Hamilton

Jane Smith-Eivemark
Fairy Tales
Tuesdays:
Sep. 27, Oct.25, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23
6:30-9pm

Fairy tales have captivated the imaginations of human beings around the world for generations. They are symbolic stories that contain universal themes which offer healing insight about dynamics of the psyche. Fairy tales convey essential wisdom about psychic realities such as recovering from loss, learning to start anew, as well as helping us to see some of our human frailty and strengths. Using nine fairy tales as a springboard for discussion, the group will explore what they tell us about navigating the psychological journey toward a more authentic sense of self. The first session will be structured to understand more of the Jungian approach towards a fairy tale.

Minimum number of participants: 3. Maximum number of participants: 8

$225 IN ADVANCE for the series. must register for series
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EVENTS IN TORONTO


Seminar

Donna Morrison-Reed
Basic Principles of Jungian Psychology
Sat., Oct. 1, 29
10am-12:30pm

Session One will deal with the concepts of ego, shadow, persona, and Self; Session Two with the contra-sexual (anima and animus) as well as the central concept of individuation.

$50 IN ADVANCE for the series; $30 PER SESSION AT THE DOOR
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Film Seminar CANCELLED

Andrew Sherwood
Hello, My Name is Doris
Sat., Oct. 15
10am-12pm;
12:30-2:30pm

CANCELLED
Hello, My Name is Doris,
is a film that follows the events of a sixty-something year old woman who has lived with her mother until her mother’s death. While the film is replete with comedic elements and touching moments, it lends itself to a Jungian analysis. Considering the film through a Jungian lens provides opportunity to reflect on such concepts as: the parental complexes; how psyche’s demands differ between the first and second halves of life; persona and shadow; animus; friendship and experience; and the path of individuation. Jung himself frequently commented that insight alone was insufficient to bring about significant development / change. What is also required is that the individual act upon the newly acquired awareness. The film is noteworthy, in part, because Doris not only gains insight (albeit through painful steps through the development of consciousness) but because she brings her newly found insight into lived experience.
The film will be shown in the morning; the afternoon’s discussion will follow a half hour break
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Lecture at 14 Elm

Boshira Toomey
A Brief Summary of Contra-sexual Psychology
Fri., Oct. 21
7:30-9:30pm

This lecture incorporates ways of understanding from Classical Greek antiquity (Pindar, Hesiod, Aristotle, etc.) and European literature. Sappho’s ‘double female consciousness’ will assist in demythologizing sex/gender cultural ideals, including LGBT identity and its Greek myth antecedents. Jung’s Salome/Elijah motif is considered as well as Shakespeare’s gender specificity and androgynous role-playing via Portia, Rosalind and Viola. Underlying this brief summary is Jung’s premise that psyche is a ‘stronghold of ancestral conservatism,’ yet also ‘a creative factor’… ‘a bold innovator.’

MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR
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Discussion

Margaret Meredith
Conversations on the Journey
Wed., Oct. 26, Nov. 23,
Mar. 22, Mar. 29
7:30-9:30pm

Our conversations will consider the individual and collective implications of Jung’s insights as outlined in The Undiscovered Self (1957), New York: Signet Books.

$60 IN ADVANCE for the November and March sessions


Seminar

Graham Jackson
Working with Dreams
Sat., Nov. 5, 12, Dec. 3
10am-12:30pm

We will consider Jung’s theories of dream interpretation as we look at actual dreams. The compensatory nature of dreams, their symbolic content, common dream images, and questions from participants will be considered.

$75 IN ADVANCE for the series; $30 PER SESSION AT THE DOOR
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2017


Lecture at 14 Elm

Roger LaRade
Angkor: Architecture of the ArchetypesPOSTPONED
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UNESCO describes Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Rep, thus: “…one of the most important architectural sites of Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 400 square kilometres and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures … as well as communication routes…. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance.” This talk will draw on the presenter’s recent voyage to Southeast Asia.

POSTPONED
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Seminar

Elisabeth Pomès
Symbol Exploration: Snow, Cold and Ice in “The Snow Queen” (H.C. Andersen’s Fairy Tale) and “Frozen” (W.Disney Animated Movie) POSTPONED
Sun., Feb. 12
2-5pm

Ice and Snow represent the change induced in water by the cold and they stand in sharp contrast to the fluidity of water. How does the frozen state relate to the Process of Individuation?

Attention will be given to such questions: How does frozenness manifest in our life? Is it sometimes a necessary stage? Can “being frozen” or imposing an icy state ever yield positive results? What is the antidote to frozenness?

We will explore the symbols of ice and snow in both the fairy tale and the animated movie as well as the theme of sacrifice, false bridegroom (movie) and the sibling relationship.

Recommended reading: “The Snow Queen”, particularly the first, second and seventh story.

http://pinkmonkey.com/dl/library1/tale096.pdf

Recommended  viewing: Walt Disney’s animated movie: “Frozen”. POSTPONED


Film Seminar at 14 Elm

Robert Gardner
Enemy and The Spider’s Web POSTPONED
Sat., Feb. 25
10am-12:30pm

Set in Toronto and directed by Denis Villeneuve, Enemy revolves around the motif of the double or doppelgänger. Adam Bell becomes intrigued when he watches a movie and sees a character identical in appearance to himself. He then sets out to discover who this actor is.

The film shows that, despite their striking resemblance, the men relate very differently to the women in their lives. Also, how is the motif of the spider relevant to this drama? And does the film comment on the soul of our city.

Format: a 30-minute presentation followed by a discussion. Participants are asked to view the film beforehand: Enemy, dir. by Denis Villeneuve, 2013 POSTPONED

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Seminar

Mary Tomlinson
Jung’s Model of Typology
Sat., Mar. 4
10am-12:30pm

We are all by now at least superficially familiar with Jung’s attitudes - extraversion and introversion - and types - thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. This seminar will examine these concepts in greater detail, with reference to the various tests used to determine a person’s ‘type.’

$25 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE DOOR
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Lecture at 14 Elm

Boshira Toomey
The Dark Other in the Cult of Childhood
Fri., Mar. 24
7:30-9:30pm

We will examine a compliant child’s temperament and potential resistance to dependency, vulnerability, and human weakness through findings in trauma literature, Greek mythopoetic themes, European literary narrative, Kalsched’s ‘self-care system’ and Ferenczi’s ‘identification with the aggressor’. Jung’s view of a problematic child and ‘one-sided extravagances of consciousness’ are also considered.

MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
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Seminar

Dorothy Gardner
From Grimm to Reality: David Hockney Envisions Fairy Tales
Sat., Apr. 1, 8
10am-12:30pm

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David Hockney was completely captivated by the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, and went on to illustrate six of them. Imaginative and unconventional, his interpretations reinforce the view that fairy tales have much to say to adults, especially when viewed psychologically.

Come and explore how these tales can enrich our understanding of typical dilemmas we find ourselves entangled in, and how these dilemmas can connect us with surprisingly helpful sources within us.

$50 IN ADVANCE for the series; each seminar $30 AT THE DOOR
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Seminar

Mary Tomlinson
The Symbolism of Evil
Sat., May 13
10am-12:30pm

Jung defines the word ‘symbol’ as the best possible means of conveying that which cannot be conveyed. How are evil, malice, and all means of malicious darkness represented symbolically in religion, myths, fairy tales, film, literature and dreams? How are Shadow and projection manifested as evil in the world? And does the symbol provide us with a means of integration?

$25 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE DOOR
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Locations and Maps

Arts and Letters Club 14 Elm Street, Toronto, OntarioArts and Letters Club:

Board Room, Studio, Lamps Room, 14 Elm St.:

  • Enter north side of Elm Street
  • Nearest subway stop: Dundas station at Yonge
  • Limited parking on both sides of Elm Street.
  • Greeters will direct you to the correct event space

Board Room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.:

  • Enter church, north side of Bloor Street, between Huron and Madison
  • Nearest subway stop: Spadina, on the Yonge-University-Spadina line
  • Parking on Madison, Huron and Bloor

3 Blackthorne Ave., Hamilton, Ontario:

  • accessible via QEW, 403 and Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy

 

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