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Topics: Archetypes, Family and Intimate Relationships, Life Cycle, Mind and Body.
Awakening Archetypal Awareness in Dreams and Daily Life
“The archetypes are, as it were, the hidden foundations of the conscious mind. Archetypes are systems of readiness for action, and at the same time images and emotions… They represent, on the one hand, a very strong instinctive conservatism, while on the other hand they are the most effective means conceivable of instinctive adaptation.” -C.G. Jung, CW 10, “Mind and Earth” (1927), para. 53
“…The most potent symbols are archetypal, functioning like integration networks and theories of mind, mediating emotions and thoughts not just within ourselves, but between us. They are public. In the same way that a ‘big dream’ often informs the life of a community, the archetypal symbols springing from our collective imagination provide intersubjective space through which we communicate with one another in powerful ways… Just as a dream conveys what is meaningful to us and what is not, archetypal symbols deliver a critique of social norms, allowing us to forge surprising connections.” -Sherry Salman, PhD
In our increasingly public world where the boundary between fact and fiction is being dissolved in the information stream, we are also continually subject to faux symbols, to manufactured images and media spectacles. We recognize the authenticity of our dreams and of the facts and fantasies of waking life when they express an archetypal awareness that also contains the integrity of the present moment. When they don’t, we think we can recognize the illusion. But is it so easy to tell the difference anymore, and how do we?
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NOTE: Sherry Salman could not speak at the conference in person due to illness. Her lecture was pre-recorded and shown at the conference. That is the video available as part of this set.
The conference Awakening Archetypal Awareness in Dreams and Daily Life includes the following lectures (click on individual lectures for samples and descriptions):
- Sharing Essentials: Archetypes and Intersubjective Space – Sherry Salman, PhD
- Lessons from the Consulting Room: Thirdness – Archetype of Intimacy – August Cwik, PsyD
- The Body: Our Container for the Archetypal Experience – Jane Kelley, LCSW
- Clobbered by an Archetype: How the Good Shepherd Knocked Me Over and Carried Me Home – Stephen Martz, DMin
- Panel Discussion with August Cwik, Jane Kelley, and Stephen Martz moderated by Barbara Friedman, PhD (not available separately)
These videos will help you:
1) Observe and describe archetypal symbols in dreams, waking life, and contemporary culture.
2) Recognize the difference between genuine symbols and manufactured images.
3) Discuss why being aware of what is archetypal in dreams, waking life, and culture is important as we try to be responsible to ourselves and one another in a global world.
Sherry Salman, PhD, a psychoanalyst and teacher, and is an internationally recognized author and speaker. Her area of expertise is symbolism and the creative imagination in postmodern culture and psychological life. She recently appeared with musician David Byrne and artist Pat Steir in The Red Book Dialogues at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. She received her B.A. from Vassar College and a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the City University of New York, then did research in psychosomatic medicine, and completed training as a Jungian analyst in 1985. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and in the popular press. Currently, she is based in the Hudson Valley of New York, where she lives with her family.
August J. Cwik, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Park Ridge. He is a member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, and is a faculty member at the Chicago Institute and the Florida and Minnesota Interregional Seminars. Dr. Cwik serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and has published articles on the structure of analysis, alchemy, supervision, dreams, active imagination, and numerous reviews.
Jane A. Kelley, LCSW is the founder and director of the Kelley Clinic, LLC. She has been practicing in the Milwaukee area since the mid-1980’s. She received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1988. Jane’s analytic approach is grounded in the body/mind, soma/psyche connection. Through her many years of using experiential, body-centered therapies, she has helped clients listen to the innate wisdom of their body’s messages for wholeness. She carries specialties in the areas of addiction; grief and loss; depression/anxiety; infertility and childbirth concerns, and sexual orientation issues.
Stephen Martz, DMin is a senior analyst in private practice and president-elect of the Jung Institute. His clinical interests include spirituality, sexuality, illness, dying, sand tray, and mentoring clinicians and clergy. He is a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee, a past director of its Jungian Psychotherapy/Studies Program, and teaches in all of its programs. Steve is also an Episcopal priest who spent 20 years in parish ministry.
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℗ 2015 CG Jung Institute of Chicago