Jungian Therapy, Jungian Analysis, New York

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parts 1 & 2, Fall 2016

Note: no class October 13th
New York city jungian therapist/analyst carl jung therapy

Each part is five Thursdays, 6.30–8.10 pm
Part 1 begins September 29 2016.
Part 2 begins November 10th 2016.

Note well:
Classes are at 255 West 88th Street (cr 88 & Bway), Suite 9E
(elevator is on the right when you enter the building)

We will explore together the elements of Jungian psychology, including: archetype, collective unconscious, persona, shadow, anima and animus, creativity, self, consciousness, symbol, spirit, mother complex, father complex, typology, individuation, and inner marriage.

We will also explore Jung's method of interpreting dreams, myths and fairy tales.

There will be fairy tales assigned for each class. There will be lively discussion with plenty of time for questions and each class is likely to be fun.

These two semesters will be accessible for people who do not have a background in Jungian theory. The readings and the discussion should also make the class interesting for students who have already taken other courses. If you wish to take part 2 without taking part 1 first, please email the instructor at maxmcdowell@jungny.com.

To register for these classes: return to Foundation page and scroll down.



Part 1

September 29: Consciousness, individuation, personal unconscious, collective unconscious, archetypes (archetypes= gods).

Reading: The Adventures of Sinuhe ( Now easier to read: a summary of story with interpretations )

October 6th: Persona and shadow (also evil and narcissistic injury)

Reading: Excerpt from Mrs Dalloway: Sir William Bradshaw

(Read the excerpt by Virginia Wolf; the rest of the article is optional. For our purposes, this excerpt illustrates persona, shadow, evil and narcissistic injury)

October 20th: Anima.

Reading: Excerpts from An indescribable beauty and the devil's daughter.

(Read the sections titled Old woman and maiden through Conventional relating, and continue through till the end of The devil's daughter. You don't need to read the rest of the article.)

October 27th: Animus.

Reading: Pretty maid Ibronka and the Devil (This version now has a full interpretation added to it - some of what we covered in class is more fully explained ).

November 3rd: Dreams.

Bring a dream (with permission) from a friend or family member. If possible, get the dreamer to give you his/her associations to the main images, and bring them too. We will not work with class members' own dreams because there is not a container here for therapy and dreams are serious!

Association means whatever comes first into the dreamer's mind when you name the image (not what the dreamer thinks the image means). Please write down the associations as you hear them.

The association should be linked to affect (I like that, I hate that, that makes me sad). If the first association is objective, without affect, then ask for dreamer's association to the first association, until you get to an association connected to affect.

Reading: The man who bought a dream.

(Read the whole tale and the interpretation.)

Part 2

November 10th: Mother complex.

Reading: Rona long-teeth

(Read the whole tale.)

November 17th: Father complex.

Reading: Three fathers and the eagle son

(Read the whole tale.)

December 1st: A woman's individuation journey.

Reading: Hinauri finds her second husband

(Read the whole legend)

December 6th: Creativity.

Reading: The island of the serpent

(Read the whole legend)

December 15th: Dreams.

Bring a dream (with permission) from a friend or family member. If possible, get the dreamer to give you his/her associations to the main images, and bring them too. We will not work with class members' own dreams because we do not have a container here for therapy and dreams are serious!

Reading: Jungian therapy, biology, and dreams.

(Read the whole piece.)