International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

Special Events

Sat, ca. 12 noon | Welcome with Wine Reception

Included in Your Odyssey Package
After your trip, enjoy a relaxing glass of wine with us, and hear a history of the Eden Palace au Lac told by a member of the hotel staff. Lunch will follow. After lunch we can check into our rooms, and rest a bit before the formal welcome and the keynote talk, beginning at 16:00.

Mon, 20:00 – 21:30 | Limelight (1952) • Charlie Chaplin

Still from Chaplin’s Limelight (1952), Promotional Image, Chaplin Studios

Included in Your Odyssey Package
Showing of the awarded film by the renowned London-born “tramp” and film pioneer Charlie Chaplin. Before he was ten years old, his father died and his mother fell direly ill, forcing the young Charlie and his brother Sydney to survive on their own resources. This biography undoubtedly influenced Chaplin’s fine attunement to life’s tragedies, social injustices, and his continuous artistic embodiment of the Other. Indeed, during the McCarthy era in the USA Chaplin’s Limelight made him an object of the witch-hunt for communist sympathizers. As a result, in 1953 he decided to live in exile with his wife and children in Canton Vaud, in the town of Vevey. Tip: Take time on to visit the new Chaplin museum in Vevey. Your Montreux Riviera Card is valid for the train trip.

Tues, 14:00 – 17:00 | Opt-in • Chillon Castle

Castle Chillon at Lake Geneva Switzerland, by Benjamin Gimmel (2005), Free PiP

Advance Registration with Prepayment of CHF 25.00 Required
With the Montreux Riviera Card, participants opting into this 3-hour excursion receive discount entry fees to the castle (included in the pre-payment price). We arrange a special group tour with an English-speaking guide and wine tasting. An easy 45-minute stroll along the lake brings us to this historic monument with its great halls, courtyards, crypt, dungeon, bedrooms, and medieval murals. At first a Roman outpost (dating at least to 1005), Chillon was expanded and used throughout the centuries for many different purposes. It inspired Lord Byron’s poem, The Prisoner of Chillon (1816). Henry James incorporated the setting in his novella Daisy Miller (1878)—and he carved his name into the dungeon wall! Among other illustrious persons inspired by the castle are Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, and Jean Désiré Gustave Corbet.

Thurs, 15:30 – 21:30 | Opt-in • Vineyard Domaine Bovy

St. Saphorin (Lavaux), by JoachimKohlerBremen (2013), Creative Attribution-Share Alike Lic. 4.0 International

Advance Registration with Prepayment of CHF 70.00 Required
With the Montreux Riviera Card, participants opting into this tour have free round-trip transportation between Montreux and Vevey, where we switch to the train bound for the village of Chexbres (additional round-trip fare for Chexbres is included in the excursion price). From the train station it is an easy walk to Domaine Bovy, the spectacular vineyard blessed by the “‘three suns’—the real one, the one reflected by the lake and that stored by the stone walls. Here are to be found Switzerland’s finest wines.” An English-speaking guide will tell us about the intricacies of the winemaking here, which has continued since 1925 in the same family. We will visit the cellar that dates to the 16th century, taste the wine, and enjoy a tapas supper composed of fresh local foods.

Fri, 18:30 – 23:00 | Closing Gala Reception and Dinner

Belle Epoque Banquet Room, Hotel Eden au Lac (

Included in Your Odyssey Package
Our Gala Odyssey Closing begins with a wine reception and the gift of a magic performance by the old hand at it, John Granrose. John, known for his magic while training at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and beyond, will have lectured at this Odyssey on the archetype of the magician, introducing us to a numinous realm of Otherness. Our dinner banquet features a seated four-course gourmet meal (beverages excluded). We will be especially privileged to dance to the music of the well-known DJ Eve, one of the rare women in the field, and a tri-lingual performer who tailors her repertory to her audience’s tastes and wishes. In her “other” life, Eve is the Geneva-based entrepreneur Sabine Baerlocher. She has been a passionately engaged leader furthering the causes of human rights, gender equality, global mobility, and specifically fostering cultural intelligence.

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