2/27/09-RESCHEDULED!!!-Dead of Winter Party at Burlington Place 6PM?— This celebration will be for the members of the
OFOJ, their families and friends. Food and drinks will be provided along with live music presented by Kevin Swisher. Kevin
writes, sings and accompanies himself on guitar to his original material, his brother, Tim Swisher will accompany him on
percussion. We will also have a silent auction to raise money for the OFOJ so we can keep offering quality presentations
throughout the coming year. We will gather on the first floor of the Burlington for the festivities. The Burlington at night has a
warm ambience and a unique feel to it and should be able to help us dispel the "Dead of Winter Blues". The cost is $10.00 per
person to help cover some of the overhead. We would be thrilled to see you there. Please RSVP by 2/6/09 to Flossie Shelso
at email@example.com The presentation on Individuation will be scheduled for a later date.
3/13/09-What would the world be like if we were all individuated? Rod O'Connor, John Campbell and Tim Swisher will lead a
discussion imagining what the world, the country, the state, the town, family and individual would be like in an individuated
state. We will go with Alice down the rabbit hole. Please plan on going with us.
3/27/09-Maureen O'Donnell, MS, LMHP, will discuss clinical cases based on Jungian Analyst Donald Kalsched's work on inner
trauma. Participants are encouraged to share cases during this discussion.
4/10/09- Video presentation with Joseph Henderson, MD, Jungian Analyst, describing the plates of the Splendor Solis:
Introduction to the Symbolic Alchemy of 1582 Illuminated Manuscript part 2. On 10/17/08 we watched the first half of this video
that describes how the early alchemist visually portrayed their search for the Philosophers Stone (the Self in Jung's
terminology). A discussion will follow.
4/24/09-Myths about Descent-Jane Stumm, MS. Jane will discuss some of the common myths used in analytic
psychotherapy, such as the story of Persephone, to illustrate how archetypal patterns work in our psyches and have over
course of timeless time.
5/8/09-Part 3 of the video Slender Threads with Robert Johnson, Jungian Analyst. We will also read an excerpt from his most
recent book, "Inner Gold". Facilitated by Tim Swisher, MHR, LMHP, LADC, Certified Analytic Psychotherapist.
5/22/09-A video journey with Andrew Samuels, PhD, Jungian Analyst from England. Andrew produces his own video "rants",
as he calls them. We will watch several short videos and discuss them. Readings will be sent.
6/5/09-Video with Donald Kalsched, PhD, Jungian Analyst discussing his new book, "Wholeness and the Lost and Recovered Soul" Donald has continued his work on the inner life of people who have experienced trauma. This talk was given at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago in November 2008. Readings will be sent. Facilitated by Tim Swisher, MHR, LMHP, LADC, Certified Analytic (Jungian) Psychotherapist.
6/19/09-Dr. Warren Sibilla, Jungian Analyst will present on How Circles Become Squares: The Sacred Geometry of the Gothic Cathedral and Jung’s Hypothesis of Archetype. In this course he will trace the early philosophy behinds Jung’s notion of archetype (Pythagoras, Plato, and Neo-Platonists) and especially its expression in the Gothic Cathedral-the high point of medieval culture. It is Dr. Sibilla's experience that too often individuals studying Jung’s model are poorly trained with regard to the ancient philosophy that undergirds his whole psychology. To register please contact Tim Swisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-390-6044. Cost: members-$30.00 and non-members $50.00. 2 CEU for LMHP. Readings will be sent to those who register.
7/10/09-Tim Swisher, MHR, LMHP, LADC, Analytic (Jungian) Psychotherapist will present a power point presentation showing the history, mythology and symbolization surrounding the breath and the heart. Through images we will be able to see the body-mind connection that stretches back through time and illustrates the continuing consciousness of the holistic aspect of our human beings.
7/24/09-Bob Kraft, PhD, will present on his experience of observing a mother and her infant as part of the psychoanalytic practice of infant observation. Bob is a graduate of the International Psychotherapy Institute, past president of the Executive Committee for the Center For Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and he is in private practice at Kairos Psychological P.C.
8/7/09-Active Imagination: THE USE OF IMAGERY IN JUNGIAN ANALYSIS-In the classic form of Jungian psychoanalysis, active imagination plays
a key role as a method for engaging the unconscious and for instituting the more advanced stages of the individuation process. An important
tool in the practice of active imagination was and remains “making pictures.” Using pencil, pen, paint, clay and other means of expression,
the practitioner gives concrete reality and embodiment to the images generated in active imagination.This seminar will focus on how the method came into being, how it was and is used, and how it has evolved during the past several decades into its contemporary forms. Murray Stein will introduce and explain the method of active imagination and its history, and Paul Brutsche will show how the making of pictures in particular plays a role and how the pictures created are worked with and interpreted within the context of long-term Jungian psychotherapy. To register by email contact www.mahec.net or call 828-257-4475.
8/21/09-Lorrie Kennel, MS, will present on Soul Collage. Soul Collage is a process through which you contact your intuition and create cards out of pictures from magazines. This becomes an intuitive process that brings the unconscious into view.
9/11/09-We will read and discuss an article by Askok Bedi, MD, Jungian Analyst called "The Archetypal Dimension of the New York Terrorist Tragedies of 9-11". We will then discuss how the group feels 9/11 has effected the collective unconscious. Facilitated by Tim Swisher, MHR, LMHP, LADC, Certified Analytic (Jungian) Psychotherapist.
9/25/09-Catharine J. Jones, LCSW, MDiv., Diplomate Analytical Psychoanalyst will present a videoconference- In the Outback: looking at the primary affects of our transference and counter-transference. She will utilize some understanding of Attachment Theory with Jungian Analysis.
She recommends Attachment Across the Life Cycle, edited by Parkes, Stevenson-Hinde and Marris. 1991. NY: Routledge. Especially articles by Ainsworth and Main among others. The articles by Ainsworth and Main will be sent when participants register. Videoconferencing is interactive and "live". The cost is $50.00 for non-members and $30.00 for members. To register contact tim Swisher at email@example.com or 402-390-6044.
10/9/09-Jim Poppert, MS, LMHP, LADC, will discuss the topic of Death. More detailed information to follow.
10/23/09-John Campbell, LCSW, will present on Robert Moore, PhD, Jungian Analyst's FACING THE DRAGON – Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity. An overview of Robert L. Moore's exploration of the “deep structures” of the psyche. Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity book description:Structured around a series of lectures presented at the Jung Institute of Chicago in a program entitled
"Jungian Psychology and Human Spirituality: Liberation from Tribalism in Religious Life," this book length essay attacks the related problems of human evil, spiritual narcissism, secularism and ritual, and grandiosity.Moore dares to insist that we need to stop ignoring these issues and provides clear sighted guidance for where to start and what to expect. Along the way he pulls together many important threads form recent
findings in theology, spirituality, and psychology and brings us to a point where we can conceive of embarking on a corrective course.
11/6/09- Penny McCord, MS, will present on the Tarot. "Symbolism and The Thoth Tarot"
During the presentation I will be providing background on Aleister Crowley and Lady Freida Harris' development of the Thoth deck, assist attendees in identifying their personality and soul cards, and then explore the different tarot suits and the symbolism found in the each of the major arcana.
Through discussions we will look at Crowley's universal principles (similar if not the same as Jung's archetypes) and allow participant's to draw upon their inner wisdom in interpreting messages found in each of the major arcana. If time permits we will look at a spread to provide a more in depth reading (in private - a friend has volunteered to give readings in the outer office area; or as a group with the help of a volunteer).
The objective will be to:
1. Recognize how the symbolism in tarot cards can assist in understanding
the influences of the archetypes.
2. Recognize how a spread can provide more information related to immediate
challenges, past influences, and strategies for reaching a desired outcome.
3. Appreciate the complexity of the Thoth Tarot and how different aspects
of the cards (i.e. colors, symbols, suits, Hebrew and astrological
correspondences, and numerology) enhance synchronistic messages.
Carl Jung was the first psychologist to attach importance to tarot symbolism. He may have regarded the tarot cards as representing archetypes: fundamental types of persons or situations embedded in the subconscious of all human beings.The theory of archetypes gives rise to several psychological uses. Since the cards represent these different archetypes within each individual, ideas of the subject's self-perception can be gained by asking them to select a card that they 'identify with'. Equally, the subject can try and clarify the situation by imagining it in terms of the archetypal ideas associated with each card.
11/7/09 MAHEC, will present: THE JUNG-WHITE LETTERS-A THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE FROM ZURICH. This will be a global seminar hosted simultaneously around the world and include a live discussion with one of the world’s leading analyst, Dr. Murray Stein. Dr. Stein, along
with a handful of other Zurich analysts, have taken the extensive writings between Jung and White and distilled them into a powerful 90 minute theatrical play. The play explores the stormy relationship between Carl Jung and the Dominican theologian Victor White. These iconic men battled over spiritual complexities such as whether God has a shadow and the nature of good versus evil and tragically ended their lives
embittered with one another. The play was performed in London & Zurich to rave reviews. On November 7th we will be broadcasting this theatrical piece followed by a live & interactive discussion with Murray Stein out of Zurich. The seminar can be watched from any individual computer. Group showings with more interaction are being arranged at: New York City, Chicago, Melbourne ( Australia), Mexico City, Asheville, Omaha, South Bend, Charlotte, Calgary, Cleveland & Sarasota. Other group locations that may open soon for registration include: Dallas, Flat Rock (NC), Ireland, Santa Fe,Wilmington (NC), Birmingham and more. The OFOJ will host a site for this international performance and seating is limited. The Omaha Friends of Jung will receive 20% of the registration fees for hosting this event. To register: Jung - White Letters Theatrical Performance and Live Discussion - Event Registration by Acteva
11/20/09-To celebrate the end of one season and the beginning of another the OFOJ invite you to an informal get together entitled "The Grateful Jungian's," a pre Thanksgiving gathering. We will enter the circle and pass the talking stick and allow everyone present to express their vision of 2010 and beyond and reflect on the past few years of the OFOJ. There will be plenty of food, drink and communion with friends and colleagues. Please plan on attending this event and help us plan and dream about the future.
12/4/09-Carol Craven, MS, LMHP, Certified Analytic (Jungian) Psychotherapist and Maureen Toberer will present on the Black Madonna. This aspect of the feminine is often overlooked in the West but has a long history in other parts of the world. Carol is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program in Jungian Analytic Psychology through the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Maureen is currently employed at Community Alliance.
12/18/09-Yeshim Oz, MA, MS, PLMHP will present on Tasawwuf or Sufism. In the West, Sufism is widely known among New Age followers. The general tendency, however, is to de-emphasize Islamic practices and identity. The purpose of the presentation is to help audience understand Sufism in the context of Islam and identify the historical and current challenges. The presenter will also attempt to explore the connections between the Sufi path and the psychological growth, especially with respect to the Jungian concept of “individuation”. The Sufi origins of mundus imaginalis, a distinctive subject in Jungian communities, will be touched as well.
Yeshim is a full-time school counselor and a part-time child and family therapist at Kids-Inc., Omaha.