Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA & Barbara Friedman, PhD. 2 hours 33 minutes. Video & Audio Download.
Topics: Active Imagination, CG Jung, Religion & Spirituality, Self and Self-Psychology.
Reading the Images in Jung’s Red Book
Through Jung’s process of making his visual images, the realm of energy organizing fields, which he later called archetypes, took phenomenal form. For Jung, these images became the mediators between the archetypal and the material worlds.
In the Red Book, Jung describes how he discovered the necessity of giving form to these energies in order to separate from them as well as to interact with them. Thus the ego or will becomes a player and the individual no longer falls victim to the control of these powerful forces. The process of giving our moods visual form brings them here where we can grapple with them, making the struggle conscious and allowing choice to become possible.
In this seminar, participants will explore the method and purpose of Jung’ image making process as a way to deepen their own understanding of his use of image in the formation of his psychological theory and the individuation process.
PowerPoint: Slides are edited into the video.
Audio: This download includes an audio MP3 of the lecture that can be played on smartphones and tablets.
Part of the series Jung’s Red Book.
This lecture is intended to help you:
1) To gain an understanding of how an image can function to mediate archetypal energies.
2) To gain a greater understanding of the archetypal dimension of individuation.
3) To learn ways to incorporate archetypal understandings into clinical practice.
Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is the current President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and former Director of Training. She is a contributing editor to the Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice and the Journal of Analytical Psychology and has numerous articles published on analytical psychology. She lectures on the clinical uses of film as active imagination, and the impact of Jung’s thought upon creative development and artistic production.
Barbara Friedman, PhD is a Jungian analyst and a licensed psychologist as well as a certified addictions counselor and a certified Yoga Instructor. She has devoted many years to the study of spiritual wisdom traditions. She is the author of “Partners in Healing: Redistributing the power in the Counselor Client Relationship” and has published many articles on Analytical Psychology. She is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Educational Center of Cleveland, and has a private practice in Chicago, Illinois and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. barbarafriedmanphd.com
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