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Jungian Odyssey 2023
The Cauldron of Relationships—Do or Die?

Join us for our 16th Jungian Odyssey Conference & Retreat!

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The Cauldron of Relationships: Do or Die?

The genius loci remains to be our customary guide as we set out for Davos and the famed “Magic Mountain,” home to the historical Hotel Schatzalp. It was this erst-while Belle Époque sanatorium, opened in 1900, that set the scene for Thomas Mann’s renowned novel, The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg). In his iconic auto-biographical work, Mann envisions a cauldron of relationships inhering in painful conflicts of bourgeois morality and persona versus the captivating allure of forbidden erotic desire, the quest for true love and eros, and acute consciousness of ever-looming death. At this Odyssey we want to delve into such individual and collective relationships that drive us to “do or die.”

What are we willing to live or die for—love, dignity, politics, justice, freedom, equality? Can we discern if (or when) the struggle is fueled by ego-inflation, delusion, grandiosity, shadow, evil, etc.—or by a genuine individuation impulse arising from the Self? Do the perils and havens of relationship suggest a koan—a puzzle that can’t be solved with the rational mind?

Is a conventional Jungian approach sufficient to guide us today? Are we prepared, for instance, to deal with contemporary challenges to our binary notions of the archetypal masculine and feminine, anima/animus, heroism, man/woman, gender, and sexuality? Might the current era demand a sacrifice of our rather entrenched essentialist, dualistic views? Might a reappraisal offer fresh insights into relationships as they are evoked in fairy tale, myth, dream, religion, the arts, and in the analytic consulting room?

Among the special features of this Odyssey will be your choice of a full-day immersion course, and two panel discussions with our guest speakers and analysts of ISAPZURICH.

Download the program brochure for details on the entire week.

Date & Venue

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3–10 June, 2023

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Retreat Setting: Hotel Schatzalp, Davos Switzerland

Resting on a sunny plateau above the village of Davos, the 3-star superior hotel is located on a “Kraftort”—a place that emanates healing energies from deep within the earth. Over the years, light renovations have retained the soul and imprint of the original sanatorium, earning the hotel the epithet, “an old diamond with a new grinding.” Mountain tops in the near distance, the grounds are surrounded by alpine gardens, majestic forests, hiking trails, and ample footpaths for leisurely walks. As this is a car-free zone, the hotel’s own funicular—first opened in 1899—links the venue with the village below. The staff and cuisine are widely praised. Most bedrooms have balconies, and all are equipped with shower or bath, telephone, and free wireless LAN. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited and the Odyssey typically books out. Also, early birds receive a price advantage!

Guest Speakers

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Phil Goss, PhD

Phil Goss, PhD is a Jungian Analyst (Association of Jungian Analysts, London and IAAP) and Director of Counseling and Psychotherapy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Jung: A Complete Introduction (Hodder & Stoughton 2015) and Men, Women and Relationships: A Post Jungian Approach (Routledge 2010). He co-edited (with Professors Ann Casement and Dany Nobus) Thresholds and Pathways Between Jung and Lacan: On the Blazing Sublime (Routledge 2021) and has published on a range of topics from a Jungian perspective, including education and learning difficulties, gender and psychotherapy, holism and spirituality. Phil has a clinical practice in the West Midlands area of the UK.

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Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson, PhD

Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson, PhD, faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute since 2003, teaches courses in research design, methodology, and scholarly writing, as well as Jungian and Archetypal psychology, technology, literature, and cultural studies. Her own research interests address issues of gender, shadow, and power as they manifest in private and public life. Dr. Nelson has published several papers in scholarly journals as well as contributing chapters to books on subjects including feminism, film, dream, and research and regularly presents at academic conferences around the world. She is a member of the IAJS and was General Editor of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies. Dr. Nelson’s books include Psyche’s Knife (Chiron, 2012) and The Art of Inquiry (Spring, 2017), coauthored with Joseph Coppin. She is a professional editor, coaching aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles through her consultancy Wingedfeat.

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George Taxidis, MSc

George Taxidis, MSc, is a Jungian analyst (British Jungian Analytic Association) working in private practice in East London, UK. He is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he teaches on the MA Psychodynamic Counseling and Psychotherapy and BA Psychosocial Studies. He co-founded the Queer Social Dream- ing Matrix, which playfully engages with dreams in the LGBTQIA+ community, and the International Queer Jungian Initiative. He is currently writing a book on queering Jungian psychology, which will be part of the Jung, Culture and Politics series by Routledge.

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Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi, MA, DEA (GAP, UKCP, IAAP) is a Senior Jungian Analytical Psychologist, training analyst and supervisor, with a private practice in London. She is Leadership trained in BodySoul Rhythms® at the Marion Woodman Foundation and founder of The Central London Authentic Movement Practice. Heba integrates philosophy, body-psychotherapy, Embodied Active Imagination and the creative arts into her clinical work. She consults on psychosocial projects in the Middle East, also working with victims of war. She is a speaker at international conferences and a published contributor to academic journals. Her alma mater is the Sorbonne, where she wrote her doctoral philosophy thesis.

With Faculty of ISAPZURICH

Cost & Registration

Odyssey Packages Include

• Group bus travel Zürich/Davos/Zürich
• 3-star-superior hotel
• Room & full board (excluding two dinners), incl. fresh well-water & coffee at all meals
• Morning meditation
• Mid-morning coffee breaks
• 2 wine receptions
• 7-day academic program with one afternoon excursion
• Complimentary Davos Guest Card
• Exception Package #3: The academic program is excluded for the non-attendee partner (apart from the Saturday lectures and the special events, which they are welcome to attend).
• Exception: Package #4 is a limited “taster” program for residents of the Davos area (group bus travel, hotel overnights, and hotel amenities are not included).

Limited Enrollment • Unparalleled Value
Register soon to ensure your place and save on your Odyssey package!

Final Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023

ISAP students are subject to other Terms & Conditions, including other costs and deadlines, provided by the FO.

Registration by February 15 • Prices in CHF

Package #1
1 Attendee 3500.00

Package #2
2 Attendees, 1 double room, per person 3350.00

Package #3
1 Attendee & 1 Non-Attendee, double room Total 5050.00

Package #4
Odyssey Taster, per person: 250.00

Registration after February 15 • Prices in CHF

Package #1
1 Attendee 3800.00

Package #2
2 Attendees, 1 double room, per person 3600.00

Package #3
1 Attendee & 1 Non-Attendee, double room Total 5450.00

Package #4
Odyssey Taster, per person: 280.00

Special Events • Odyssey Packages #1, #2, #3

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Sunday • Thomas Mann: His Life and Work
Documentary Film Directed by Volker Zielke (1992)

After dinner on Sunday, we invite you to view this documentary film. Directed by Volker Zielke, it “examines the life and work of German literary icon Thomas Mann, beginning with Mann’s nomination for the 1949 Goethe Prize. His symbolic representation of Germany in exile after the war, and his status as a representative of the liberal, humanist tradition, are juxtaposed against Mann’s private life. The film discusses how his works, such as Death in Venice, explore the disparity between the life of bourgeois convention and desire, a disparity present in Mann’s own life. From the suicide of his eldest son, to his own homosexuality, the film explores the dual identity of Mann as representative of post-war Germany and also as private citizen.” (Film produced by NDR International)

Wednesday • Excursion Choices

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1. Journey Through Time on a Vintage Train
The round-trip train fare is covered by your Davos Guest Card.

This historical train, nick-named the “Crocodile,” celebrated its 100th birthday in 2021. The trip from the station at Davos Platz to the village of Filisur and back is a breath-taking journey through the ruggedly romantic Zügen Gorge and over the famous Wiesen Viaduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider combining this trip with an easy hike through
the Zügen Gorge (ca. 1 1⁄2 hours), accompanied by a member of our team.

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2. Davos Kirchner Museum | Guided Tour | CHF 26.00
About 10 minutes’ walk from the funicular station below Hotel Schatzalp

The German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) lived in Davos from 1918 until his death in 1938. Davos and its surroundings inspired him to a large number of important works. The Nazis classified Kirchner’s art as “degenerate,” confiscating and destroying large swathes of it. Physically and mentally scarred by the war, he sought refuge in various sanatoriums, ending up in Davos in 1917. His grave is located in the village Forest Cemetery (Waldfriedhof). At this modern light-drenched museum opened in 1992, you will have the remarkable experience of viewing Kirchner’s art in the place
it was created.

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Wednesday Evening • “Eranos:” A Play

Back at Hotel Schatzalp, five ISAP analysts will premiere a new play authored by Murray Stein and Henry Abramovitch. The scene is set in 1947 at the lake-side estate and home to the historical Eranos-Ascona Conference cycles, launched in 1933 and envisioned as “a ‘dance’ of creative minds.” The actors will dramatize a “Table Ronde,” a conversation between the conference founder and hostess Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn (Dariane Pictet), C.G. Jung (Paul Brutsche), Erich Neumann (John Hill), Aniela Jaffé (Kathrin Schaeppi), and Rabbi Leo Baeck (Gary Hayes). Accompanied by AGAP member and Jungian analyst Barbara Miller on the cello. A discussion with the cast will follow.

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Friday • Gala Closing

After the wrap-up with reflections on the week, join the hike to Strela Pass, or rest and get ready for our traditional gala closing. A wine reception will get us started, and we will proceed to an exquisite 4-course dinner.

Event Schedule

Saturday, June 3

9:00

Check-in at the Zürich Bus Station, locally known as “Carpark Shilquai;” near the main train station

  • Car/Taxi Entry: Ausstellungsstrasse 15, 8005 Zürich
  • Pedestrian Entry: Opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla on Limmatstrasse 5
  • Look for a white bus marked “Kopf”

9:30

Bus Departs

12:00

Arrival at Hotel Schatzalp via Funicular Wine Reception & Buffet Lunch

14:00–16:00

Hotel Check-in

Opening Program

16:00–16:30

Welcome & Introduction to the Jungian Odyssey
Ursula Wirtz, Dr. phil.
Academic Chair, Jungian Odyssey Committee

16:30–17:15

Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson, PhD
Vows, Shadows, and the Cauldron of Relationship (Lecture)

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Metaphorical marriage is a leitmotif in Jung’s Collected Works. The goal of the alchemical opus and the individuation process is sacred marriage, the greater coniunctio. Fundamentally, we know ourselves in and through profound, committed and loving relationships, relationships that seem ever more fragile in a world of hate-filled public discourse, anxiety and despair. The partners enter a cauldron in which personal complexes and cultural scripts expose who they have promised to be—the vows they voiced aloud—as well as their unconscious, unvoiced, and potent shadow vows. This presentation discusses vows, shadow vows, and the challenges of co-creating a sturdy, life-enhancing cauldron in which partners can stand apart while growing toward wholeness.

17:30–18:15

George Taxidis, MSc
In and Out of the Cauldron?
Queer Relating and Analytical Psychology (Lecture)

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Is non-monogamy a case of avoiding the difficulties of intimate relating and jumping from one cauldron to another? Is long-term heteronormative monogamy what Adam Philips describes as “a cure for the terrors of aliveness” – in other words, an attempt to completely forget what the madness of eros feels like? How do queer, non-binary, and trans realities challenge assumptions about the place of gender in human relationships? Although Jung wrote that “you can hardly say of your soul what sex it is” it is clear from The Red Book that his soul–his anima–appeared to him in a ‘feminine’ form. Which elements of his remarkable journey described in The Red Book, and theorized in his Collected Works and other writings, are still of use in the 21st century, and which might we need to let go of? My lecture will attempt a queer revisioning of classical Jungian thinking, whilst honoring the queer potential in Jung’s writing, with an emphasis on The Red Book.

18:30–19:45

Dinner

20:00–21:30

Who's Who?
An informal gathering for getting acquainted

“Since sex is a formidable thing on account of its consequences, it is useful to have it in a safe place. But when it is less of a danger it also becomes less relevant and then the question of relationship moves into the foreground.”
• C.G. Jung, “Woman in Europe” (1927), CW10, §255.

Confidentiality is to be strictly observed for all experiential workshops, for our temenos and for seminars that deal with personal and/or case material.

Experiential workshops entail self-exploration and sharing aspects of one’s personal life. Therefore, for the protection of personal boundaries, attendance is excluded for analysts of ISAPZURICH and any others who might anticipate encountering or do encounter analysands, patients, and/or supervisees at these events.

Sunday, June 4

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Allan Guggenbühl, Dr. phil.
Great Loves and Lonely Hearts (Lecture)

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Love can invigorate us, fill us with joy and passion. Love makes life meaningful. At the same time, love holds the inherent danger to make fools of us, the risk to evoke our irrational decisions and provocations of disaster. Love and passion will be discussed as containing deeper meaning, which leads to seclusion.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Panel Discussion
Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson & George Taxidis with Allan Guggenbühl

12:00–13:00

Buffet Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

14:00–16:00

Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson, PhD
Vows, Shadows, and the Cauldron of Relationship (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

George Taxidis, MSc
In and Out of the Cauldron?
Queer Relating and Analytical Psychology (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

Allan Guggenbühl, Dr. phil
Great Loves and Lonely Hearts (Seminar on Lecture)

18:30–19:45

Dinner

20:00–21:00

Thomas Mann: His Life and Work (1992) Documentary Film Directed by Volker Zielke

“The only important thing is to follow nature. A tiger should be a good tiger; a tree, a good tree. So people should be people. But to know what people are, one must follow nature and go alone, admitting the importance of the unexpected. Still, nothing is possible without love. . . . For love puts one in a mood to risk everything,and not to withhold important elements.”
• Jung, in Miguel Serrano, “May 5, 1959; Second Interview,” C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse: A Record of Two Friendships, Transl. Frank MacShane, Rev.Ed. (Daimon Verlag, Einsiedeln, 1997, p. 78).

Monday, June 5

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–16:00

A Day of Intense Immersion
Advance Sign-up Required
Morning coffee break at the discretion of each group
Buffet Lunch 12:00-13:00

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

9:00–16:00

Kathrin Schaeppi, MFA, MS, MLA
Your Body, Your Cauldron (Experiential Workshop)

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In this workshop we will attune to the body as the cauldron that contains and mediates our inner and outer relationships every day and over a lifetime. Active imagination and bodymapping will help us tap into our relationships with our bodies and the somatic unconscious. We will consider tensions, boundaries, psychosomatics, and emotions—a journey within, essential for a soulful existence (do or die). We will also imagine the body as an ecosystem that seeks balance and connection with inner and outer, the center and the periphery, the Self. Please come in comfortable clothing. (Maximum 10 participants)

9:00–16:00

Katharina Casanova, lic.phil. & Ilsabe von Uslar, lic.phil.
Where Am I Going? Life Transitions (Experiential Workshop)

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With guided imaginings along our lifelines, we will look for important stations and transitions, chances taken, and chances missed. Past, present, and future turning points—some of which we will bring to life in painting or clay or in other creative media.

9:00–16:00

Douglas Whitcher, PhD
The Cauldron of Dreams (Experiential Workshop)

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A sanatorium, like an Aesclepian temple, is a good place to incubate dreams, especially if it is a Zauberberg. In this workshop we will share our dreams, some of which will be freshly incubated at Schatzalp, and others that you will spontaneously choose to share when you want to add it to the pot. I will guide the group to become a “cauldron of relationships,” that is, a vessel in which we feel embraced, giving us the warmth we need to cook the food our souls crave for.

9:00–16:00

Yuriko Sato, MD
Which Fairy Tale Speaks to You? (Experiential Workshop)

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You may have a favorite childhood fairy tale or remember a particular one that filled you with dread or disgust. Or there may a fairy tale that you mysteriously encounter in your life again and again. Liked or disliked, sometimes even feared, such fairytales can seem to speak to you personally. In this workshop we will share one another’s tales and use a Jungian approach to explore their personal meanings. Kindly send me a copy of your tale by May 1st; at the workshop, all participants will receive copies: [email protected] (Maximum 8 participants)

17:00–18:00

Temenos

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For the early Greeks a temenos was an area set apart from everyday life, a holy precinct or sacred ground. Following C.G. Jung’s metaphorical use of the image, for all who wish to join our temenos offers a protected space for the sharing of personal experience, insights, and questions related to this Jungian Odyssey. Facilitated by Ursula Wirtz and contained in mutual respect and confidentiality, this is an open exchange that can deepen our spirit of community. Offered also on Thursday.

18:30–19:45

Dinner

“Without the soul the body is dead, and without the body the soul is unreal. The union of the two [...] would mean the animation of the body and the materialization of the soul.”
• Jung, “The Philosophical Tree” (1945/1954), CW13, §316

Tuesday, June 6

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi, MA, DEA
Colonialism as Cannibalism:
Reflections on Death and (Not) Dying (Lecture)

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Colonialism has wrought on our planet violent pain and shaped it with cruel injustices. The politics of greed renders colonialism an insatiable monster. Colonialism gobbles as it consumes in uroboric defensive narcissism, devouring for fear of being devoured. To sustain its dominating power, colonialism inferiorizes others, invisibilizing them into disappearance. Exterminate the brutes is its motto. Colonized lives don’t matter. It consumes the living and, in some cases, even the dead. The politics of cannibalizing the dead uproots any futurity for life. Death is part of life’s cycle, but when death is morbidly strategized it produces nothing but a dead end.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Phil Goss, PhD
Blinded by the Gods?
Contra-Sexual Tensions and Relational Shadow (Lecture)

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The shadowy differences between men and women and their destructive potential are reflected in the way relationships can become stagnant or even dangerously malignant. Here anima-animus, understood in a more contemporary way—though drawing on Jung's initial model—can be seen as a dynamic unconscious dyad which may take us into difficult, even dangerous, territory. These dynamics may get played out in ways which impact on collective experiences of relationship, family, and society—even where more gender-fluid or consciously collaborative versions of female-male dynamics are in play. However, the insights gained from working with shadow relational dynamics provide a valuable lens into archetypal and interpersonal influences which can help us finally see one another properly.

12:00–13:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00–15:15

Panel Discussion
Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi & Phil Goss with John Hill

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

15:30–16:30

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi, MA, DEA
Colonialism as Cannibalism:
Reflections on Death and (Not) Dying (Seminar on Lecture)

15:30–16:30

Phil Goss, MSc
Blinded by the Gods?
Contra-Sexual Tensions and Relational Shadow (Seminar on Lecture)

15:30–16:30

John Hill, MA
Tristan and Iseult: Blessings and Perils of Romantic Love (Lecture)

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This talk is inspired by the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseult. I will attempt to outline the significance of this legend in both its historical setting and present-day circumstances. Today romantic love is often dismissed as projection, illusion, a flight from reality. On the contrary it can also be understood as a compensation to all those ideas and ideals that have become too rigid and one-sided. It is the flame that can enlighten or extinguish our capacity to relate.

Dinner on Your Own (self-paid)
Ask the concierge about restaurants in Davos, or reserve a table at the hotel.

21:00 & 22:00 • Last funicular returns from Davos

“Where love stops, power begins, and violence, and terror.”
• Jung, ”The Undiscovered Self” (1956/1958), CW10, §580

Wednesday, June 7

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Bernard Sartorius, lic. theol.
The Archetypal Prophet (Lecture)

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Psychic radicality seems to inhere in prophetic utterances and actions, particularly when they challenge well-established and widely honored convictions. In this lecture we will look into prophetic words and deeds that appear historically, for instance in the Old Testament—and that manifest as well in contemporary life, such as in the tragedy of 9/11. Special attention will be given to the biblical distinction between “true” and “false” prophets.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Maria Grazia Calzà, Dr. phil.
The Furnace of the Fire of Love: Do and Die (Lecture)

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In Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain the cauldron of relationships is a vessel that has lost its sacrificial purpose: It no longer serves as a ritual offering to God since, as Nietzsche had previously recognized and proclaimed, “God is dead.” Through the novel’s character Dr. Krokowski, who advocates the psychoanalytic point of view, Mann is asserting that love, if repressed, leads to disease and death. That is, do express your love, or die. In counterpoint to this modern “Do-or-Die” motif, I would like to propose the “Do-and-Die” adagio of medieval women’s mysticism. In the “furnace of the fire of love,” the death of the ego is a necessary prelude to the theo- phany, to the birth of awareness and the Self. In this manner, consciousness is trans- formed as it serves the transcendent Self (or God) and its powerful energy, i.e. love.

12:00–13:00

Buffet Lunch

AFTERNOON EXCURSIONS

Advance sign-up required Times to be announced...

Journey Through Time on a Vintage Train
(with or without hiking)

The Davos Kirchner Museum | Guided Tour

Dinner on Your Own (self-paid)
Ask the concierge about restaurants in Davos, or reserve a table at the hotel.

20:00 • Funicular returns from Davos

20:30–22:00

“Eranos” A New Play by Murray Stein & Henry Abramovitch

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The performance will take place at Hotel Schatzalp, followed by discussion with the cast. Directed by Murray Stein. Cello by Barbara Miller. Cast:

  • Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn – Dariane Pictet
  • C.G. Jung – Paul Brutsche
  • Erich Neumann – John Hill
  • Aniela Jaffé – Kathrin Schaeppi
  • Rabbi Leo Baeck – Gary Hayes

22:00 • Last funicular returns from Davos

“The love problem is part of mankind’s heavy toll of suffering, and nobody should be ashamed to have to pay his tribute.”
• Jung, “Analytical Psychology and Education” (1946), CW 17, §219

Thursday, June 8

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Lisa M. Holland, MS
Guilt, Shame, and Shamelessness within the Couple (Lecture)

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What happens within ourselves when we hurt someone we love? How do we find our way back to ourselves and to each other? What are the conditions that cause irrevocable harm, versus those that have the potential to deepen intimacy and even nourish transformation? We will explore these themes through myth, fairy tale, and clinical material.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

John A. Desteian, JD, DPsy
The Black and White of Relationships (Lecture)

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My lecture centers on the dynamics of dissolution (the blackening) and resolution (the whitening) that is the essential process by which relationships (and individuation) grow and develop, and without which they atrophy. The analogous process can be seen in alchemy, which becomes a handy metaphor for individual and relational development.

12:00–13:00

Buffet Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

14:00–16:00

Lisa M. Holland, MS
Guilt, Shame, and Shamelessness within the Couple (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

John A. Desteian, JD, DPsy
The Black and White of Relationships (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

Scott William Hyder, MA
Scylla & Charybdis Today:
Reflections on Archetypal Threats to the Human Odyssey (Lecture & Seminar)

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For 3,000 years, Homer's ominous images of Scylla and Charybdis have represented a polarity of dangers to safe navigation, triggering fear and inspiring the imagination ofhumankind. Various historical appropriations and amplifications have been made of the twinned symbols of a six-headed monster ashore, plucking sailors from the ship at one extreme, contrasted with an abysmal whirlpool ready to suck down the entirety of crew and vessel into the maw of annihilation at the other. How do these archetypes of destruction threaten individuals and species alike even now, as mirrored in voracious materialism and devouring meaninglessness in our contemporary world container? Does safe passage between certain death of some or extinction of all even exist in our current relational straits of environmental and existential crises, political and social chaos?

17:00–18:00

Temenos with Ursula Wirtz

18:30–19:45

Dinner

“Eros is a questionable fellow and will always remain so, whatever the legislation of the future may have to say about it. He belongs on one side to man’s primordial nature which will endure as long as man has an animal body. On the other side he is related to the highest forms of the spirit. But he thrives only when the spirit and instinct are in right harmony. If one or the other aspect is lacking to him, the result is an injury or at least a lopsidedness that may easily veer into the pathological. Too much of the animal distorts the civilized man, too much culture makes sick animals.”
• Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” (1917/1926/1943), CW7, §32

Friday, June 9

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Judith A. Savage, MSW
Projection and Abreaction in the Wounded Couple (Lecture)

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This lecture is based upon Jung’s prescient 1921 article, “The Therapeutic Value of Abreaction” (CW16), now updated and adapted with more current concepts such as implicit memory, affect regulation, attachment styles, and defenses against trauma. While wounded couples are typically viewed as “difficult cases,” with little likelihood of marital success, their struggles are better understood as generated by the necessity of individuation.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Peter Ammann, Dr. phil.
“Mantis Creates the Elan Antelope and the Moon:”
From the Instinct of Hunger to the Instinct of Reflection (Lecture)

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With videos and slides: This myth is one of the San Bushmen’s most beautiful and profound stories. It tells how their main deity Mantis created the Eland antelope—for the San the most important source to satisfy the basic hunger instinct. Yet Mantis is cruelly cast out from the comfortable vessel of relationship by his own family and community, causing him to go through utmost disappointment, anger, despair, and even suicidal melancholy. Finally a crucial “do or die” moment forces him out of his utter solitude toward what Jung would call an image of individuation: He creates the Moon—eternal symbol of death and rebirth—bringing light into the darkness of the night, consciousness into unconsciousness, his reflected light becoming an expression of what Jung calls “the instinct of reflection,” “the cultural instinct par excellence.”

12:00–13:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00–15:00

Ursula Wirtz, Dr. phil.
Wrap-Up & Reflections on the Week

15:15–18:15

Special Offer Weather Permitting Hike to Strela Pass

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You are invited to join Susanna Bucher, a resident of Davos, to hike from the hotel through beautiful flowering meadows up to Strela Pass, where there is a spectacular view of the surrounding mountain scenery. Snacks available at the top. This excursion is for experienced hikers in good physical condition (steep trail, strenuous for the knees). Hiking boots are strongly recommended (no sandals, street shoes, sneakers, etc.)

Distance each way: 4 kilometers (2.5 miles)
Strela Pass altitude: 2350 meters (7710 ft)
Altitude difference: 500 meters (1640 ft)
Ascent hike: ca. 90 minutes
Descent hike: ca. 45 minutes
Sign-up at the Odyssey
For questions about this hike, contact Susanna: [email protected]

18:30–19:00

Wine Reception

19:00–24:00

Gala Closing Dinner

Saturday, June 10

7:30–8:45

Breakfast & Hotel Check-Out

8:45

Board the funicular

9:30

Bus Departs for Zürich

12:00

Approximate Drop-Off at Zürich Airport

12:30

Approximate Arrival at the Zürich Bus Station

“Love is a force of destiny whose power reaches from heaven to hell.”
• Jung, “The Love Problem of a Student” (1928), CW10, §198.

Travel Information

Your Stay in Zürich

For your connecting overnights in Zurich you can find hotels and helpful travel info using the button below. We recommend Hotel Walhalla and Hotel Montana, both of which are in walking distance of the main train station and bus station, and both of which offer breakfast and free WIFI.

Group Travel Information
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Saturday, June 3 • Bus • Zürich to Davos

The Zürich Bus Station (CarPark Ausstellungsstrasse)
• Car/Taxi Entry: Ausstellungsstrasse 15, 8005 Zürich
• Pedestrian Entry: Opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla on Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich
• Gather at 9:00 for 9:30 departure. Look for a white bus marked “Kopf.”

The photo shows the pedestrian entry opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla. It is but a short walk from the Zürich Main Station and Hotel Montana. The same entry can also be reached on tram #4, #6, or #13. Get out at Sihlquai/HB; walk ca. 3 minutes.

Our gathering on this day at 9:00 am allows us to ensure that you are checked-in for the trip, that your bags are marked with our special tags, and that we board the bus on time for departure promptly at 9:30. If you find yourself delayed beyond 9:00, call or send a text message to (+41)-(0)79-338-9840.

Prelude May 30 – June 2

Consider coming early to Zürich, to attend the ISAP Prelude on your way to the Odyssey! This is a chance to experience our on-campus life and historically protected home, the erstwhile post office built in 1911, with an Art Nouveau design. At this occasion you are welcome to:

• Attend the 3-day academic program with a package discount for lectures & seminars
• Join our spring semester excursion to the C.G. Jung Museum in Gommiswald; at cost for round-trip transportation
• Celebrate with us! Semester closing with music, wine, and generous appetizers (Apéro riche)—no cost
• Attend analysis or supervision
 - Costs and payment methods vary according to the analyst.
 - To arrange appointments, consult our List of Analysts. Or write to: [email protected]
 - Kindly make appointments with the Counseling Service and individual analysts well ahead of your arrival.

Attendance of the Prelude requires separate registration and payment directly with ISAP.
For program details & registration, please use the button below or write to: [email protected]

Jungian Odyssey Committee

Past Jungian Odysseys Photo Albums

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