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01 02 Lecture

Nancy Krieger, PhD
Tuesday
6 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Introduction to the Theory of Archetypes

The concept of the archetypes of the collective unconscious is the most central of Jung’s theories. To understand Jung you must understand his theory of the archetypes. I will present the basic theory as it developed over time and how it was interpreted by some of his principal followers.


01 03 Lecture

Ursula Wirtz, Dr. phil.
Tuesday
6 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
English
Open to the Public
The Archetype of Wisdom

We will explore archetypal images of wisdom in various cultures and the difference between becoming more knowledgeable and becoming wise.


01 04 Lecture

Christiana Ludwig, MA
Wednesday
7 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Further Developments of Jung’s Concept of the Archetype by J. Knox, C. Roesler and W. Colman

The lecture presents three recent approaches to the topic of archetypes, which were presented and discussed in the context of the ISAP Research Circle in Autumn 2021.


01 05 Lecture

Ursula Ulmer, MA
Wednesday
7 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
English
Open to the Public
An Example of an Archetype in a Cultural Complex: Jung and Freud

The relationship between Jung and Freud was intense and ended in rupture. What happened?


01 07 Lecture

Brigitte Egger, Dr. sc. nat. ETH
Thursday
8 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Shadow: Dirt or Fertilizer?

Everything substantial casts a shadow. The psychological shadow is what the ego (or a culture) denigrates. The less conscious we are, the darker the shadow becomes, the more it opens a door to evil. Consciously facing the shadow increases our awareness, thus transforming dirt into fertilizer.


11 08 Lecture

Ann Chia-Yi Li, MA
Thursday
8 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
English
Open to the Public
“Alchemical Water Region”: An Archetype of Transformation Encountered in Dreams

Some archetypes express themselves through typical situations and places as archetypes of transformation. We will explore the “alchemical water region” from the perspective of Daoist alchemy and examine how this phenomenon can reveal itself in dreams in the course of the individuation process.


01 09 Lecture

Deborah Egger-Biniores, MSW
Friday
9 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Anima and Animus: Archetypes or Antiques?

In today’s world of gender fluidity, can analytical psychology’s concept of the anima and animus archetypes provide a meaningful contribution? We will be considering this question primarily in relation to individuation and adult relationships.


01 10 Lecture

Allan Guggenbühl, Dr. phil.
Friday
9 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
English
Open to the Public
Archetypes in Analysis: Trickster/Healer/Mother?

Psychotherapy can be seen as an archetypical drama in which deeper motifs influence the process, sometimes helping us, sometimes leading us astray. In this lecture we will discuss how the archetypes may be directing our work without our full awareness.


09 12 Open Seminar

John Desteian, J.D.DPsy
Tuesday & Wednesday
13 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
14 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Why Jung and not Freud? Why Freud and not Jung?

Historically, for the most part, people studying analytical psychology have eschewed psychoanalysis, and vice versa. Freudian psychoanalysts not only have rejected studying Jung, but have held biased beliefs born out of a propaganda campaign that began immediately upon the split between the two men.

05 13 Lecture

Peter Ammann, Dr. phil.
Nomfundo Mlisa, PhD
Tuesday
13 September 2022 | 17:00–20:45
English
Open to the Public
South African Jungians and Traditional Healers in Dialogue: Presentation (with videos) and Discussion of a Pioneer Project.

Three conferences in 2016, 2018, and 2022 brought a small group from each of these schools together to build an ongoing collegial relationship. The goal: closer cooperation, mutual respect and cross referrals between these two healing modalities.


08 18 Lecture

John Desteian, J.D.DPsy
Tuesday
20 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Gender: Given or Constructed?

How do we come to understand gender? Recent evidence suggests that it is not a given of biological determinism - unless, that is, we want to continue to pathologize an entire subset of the human population. And, if we do pathologize, do we absolve culture of its role?


06 20 Open Seminar

Annika Jaakkola, BSN
Wednesday
21 September 2022 | 15:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Shamanic and Modern Initiation - Die Before You Die

What do shamanic initiation and the individuation process of the analyst (as a modern shaman) have in common? Through an examination of Siberian shamanism, I invite you to explore how both shamanic and modern initiation require one to die in order to grow spiritually and to reach greater consciousness.


11 21 Lecture

Tina Stromsted, PhD
Friday
23 September 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Soul’s Body: Art, Alchemy, & the Somatic Unconscious

We will reflect on conscious embodiment and the alchemical process as illustrated in a contemporary painter’s individuation journey. We travel from life’s earliest beginnings through the stages of growth, death, dismemberment, despair and new life as these steps are reshaped by transformative elements.


10 22 Lecture

Kenneth Larsen, Clinical Psychologist
Friday
23 September 2022 | 13:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Reprocessing Traumatic Memories - Neuroscience and Clinical Methods

The trauma brain suffers from memories. We will explore limbic oriented approaches and the neurology of flashbacks, how intergenerational trauma is passed on through DNA, and how to rewire and reintegrate the brain following trauma. Case examples will illustrate the use of the “Trauma Theater.”


03 24 Lecture

Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD
Tuesday
27 September 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Our Promethean Debt

The story of Prometheus provides a rich mythic narrative that has captured our imagination for over two millennia. Using this Greek myth, I explore the Promethean complex and the origins of our Promethean debt. I conclude with an exploration of how this complex affects our relationship with the natural world.
I will provide a collection of sources of the Promethean myth, including works from Hesiod, Plato, Ovid and Aeschylus.


11 26 Lecture

Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD
Wednesday & Thursday
28 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
29 September 2022 | 13:00–14:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Mandala as a Pathway to Healing Our Split with the Sacred World

The mandala is the foremost archetypal image of wholeness. In this course I explore the manifold forms of the mandala and how they may help us heal our split with both our inner and outer worlds. I also explore how emergent mandalas, rooted in the ‘new’ sciences, facilitate the creation of a more meaningful life.
Reading Material: “Intimations of the Self: Jung’s Mandala Sketches for the Red Book”, The Art of C.G. Jung, ed. The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung
“A Study in the Process of Individuation”, C.G. Jung, in CW 9i The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious “Concerning Mandala Symbolism”, C.G. Jung, in CW 9i The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

06 27 Lecture

Jakob Lusensky, M.Sc
Friday
30 September 2022 | 10:00–14:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Jung’s Reformation of Christianity

Analytical psychology can be understood as a result of Jung’s “working through” his own Christian faith and tradition. This lecture examines Jung’s wrestling with Christianity, his rendering of imitatio Christi and asks if Jung’s psychology is an attempt to reform or transcend Christianity.


** COURSE CHANGE **

11 67 Lecture

Murray Stein, PhD
Friday
7 October 2022 | 10:00–11:45
English
Open to the Public

** The originally scheduled course by Galina Angelova has been cancelled and replaced with this one. **

Acts of Imagination: The Creation of the (Inner) World

In 2022, what is our Spirit of the Times? We live in a world of incredible inter-connectedness, yet without a spiritual center or a meaningful collective narrative that offers people guidance for their lives. Our time has been designated by the Polish philosopher Zygmund Bauman, “liquid modernity.” Everything is fluid, nothing quite stable. This induces anxiety and emotional regression to paranoid splitting. Witness the hot debates about gender designation among people today as an example. People have had to learn to swim in this fluidity, but mostly they are swimming in tight circles and without a sense of coherence of the whole. The guidance of a transcendent North Star is invisible to the naked eye. Where is our Virgil? Who or what will be our guide? Soul, where are you?

Our existential crisis is not only about the individual. It is also much more general. It is an issue for the entire human world. “Anima mundi, where are you?” would be our cry. Worldwide pandemic, genocidal wars, increasingly dire effects of climate change, economic insecurity, hunger, migration – these conditions affect everyone on the planet today. Is there a Spirit of the Depths around that can guide us through this Inferno, perhaps to the emergence of a meaningful narrative that can stabilize the global community and provide a sense of meaning? This is a question that will occupy us in this presentation as we reflect together on searching for Soul in the 21st Century.


01 29 Lecture

Susanna Bucher Alther, Dr. sc. nat. ETH
Friday
7 October 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Nature and Mysticism: The “Divine Thou” and our Relationship to Inner and Outer Nature

The ecological transition, which is so urgently needed, calls for a fundamental shift in our worldview as well as in our identity. The realization that we are one with, not separate from, nature can be a mystical experience. How can mysticism itself inspire a new relationship with our inner and outer nature?


11 30 Open Seminar

Murray Stein, PhD
Friday
7 October 2022 | 15:00–17:00
English
Open to the Public
Panel: “Fate and Destiny: A Jungian Perspective”; Murray Stein, Moderator. Ann Li, Brigitte Egger, Ursula Wirtz, Bernard Sartorius as Panelists

A panel of analysts will discuss the themes of the ZLS speaker’s presentation on the relation of fate and destiny to individuation.


03 33 Open Seminar

Julia Ovchinnikova, PhD
Thursday
13 October 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Archetype of the Wounded Healer in Multicultural Analysis

Encounters between an analyst and a patient from different cultures bring up the whole history of cultural complexes. The unconscious impact finds expression in specific dynamics in the transference and in the activation of the Wounded Healer archetype.


12 35 Lecture

Irene Berkenbusch-Erbe, Dr. phil.
Friday
21 October 2022 | 13:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Shadow Within Us and Our Narcissism: A Connection?

What does our narcissism have to do with the shadow within us? The shadow contains the uncomfortable, unaccepted sides in us; confronting the shadow is a difficult process when working with patients. To compensate for the shadow we may develop negative narcissism.


11 36 Lecture

John Hill, MA
Tuesday
25 October 2022 | 10:00–11:45
1 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
English
Open to the Public
Chaos and Containment: Anchoring Soul in a World of Uncertainties.

We live in a world full of opportunities, but also full of uncertainties. How can we live here without repeating the failures of previous generations? Jung suggested that a radical acceptance of limitations can enhance the freedom to choose between good and evil.

11 37 Lecture

Penelope Yungblut, MA
Tuesday & Thursday
25 October 2022 | 13:00–14:45
27 October 2022 | 13:00–14:45
1 November 2022 | 13:00–14:45
3 November 2022 | 13:00–14:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Journey to a Self of One’s Own: Exploring the Individuation Process

How do we find the courage to discover our own shadow, to integrate and heal hidden, wounded and dissociated parts of self? What helps us to grow emotionally, find our own path, display compassion for ourselves and others, and live an authentic life?

01 39 Lecture

Susan Schwartz, PhD
Thursday
27 October 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Presence of the Absent Father

Jung wrote only one essay on the father, reflecting on his absence. The effects of this absence on the psyche will be examined through clinical examples, taking into consideration the negative complex, dreams, transference and countertransference as well as the French psychoanalyst André Green’s theory on absence.


01 40 Open Seminar

Susan Schwartz, PhD
Friday
28 October 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Puer Shadow through a Fairy Tale

Fairy tales portray the puer archetype prevalent in Western cultures. It is connected to the senex archetype, and both are aspects of the psychological development for leaving the family and accessing the self. This applies to all people. Jung said: “The archetype persists throughout the ages and requires interpreting anew”. CW 9i


04 46 Lecture

Lucienne Marguerat, lic. phil.
Tuesday
8 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
15 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
22 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
They Once Called It The Art of The Insane.

We will look at the art works of some Art Brut/Outsider artists, discussing their lives and personalities. We will examine how their art expresses their suffering and the existential meaning it had in their psychological process.

** CANCELLED **

05 47 Lecture

Katarzyna Wach, Mgr. Psych., Soc. Psych.
Tuesday
8 November 2022 | 13:00–14:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public

** This course has been cancelled. **

Cultural Complexes and Body Politics of Gender.

Through looking at the Greek Myth of mutilated Philomela and her transformation this lecture explores connecting with the dark feminine and using one’s own voice in the redemption of trauma.

01 49 Lecture

Brigitte Egger, Dr. sc. nat. ETH
Thursday & Friday
10 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
11 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Transformative Node: In Search of Creativity, Simplicity and Relationship

One simple brush stroke by a Zen painter can open up to a whole unknown universe and thus act as a “transforming node”. We amplify the node with mandalas - from nature (heart, tree, etc.) or geometry (double spiral, double cone); the node and its amplifications reconnect us to a vivifying wholeness and deeper knowledge.

04 50 Lecture

Kathrin Schaeppi, MS, MFA
Thursday
10 November 2022 | 13:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Bodily Experience and Images of the Body

What bodily experiences and feelings may these pictorial images be pointing towards?


11 55 Lecture

Christa Robinson, MA
Thursday
24 November 2022 | 13:00–14:45
English
Open to the Public
Individuation in West and East: Why They Cannot be the Same

Reflections on how evolutionary theories influence the concept of Individuation in the East and West.


03 56 Lecture

Hansueli Etter, PD Dr. phil. II
Thursday
24 November 2022 | 15:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Introduction to the Interpretation of Legends

Legends comment on a cultural development from the point of view of the collective unconscious. Therefore, I contend that legends are closer to reality than fairy tales and help us understand the meaning of outer events.


04 58 Lecture

Ursula Wirtz, Dr. phil.
Tuesday
29 November 2022 | 10:00–11:45
English
Open to the Public
Images of the Soul: Love, Sex and Violence

We explore the dialectics of desire in the artist’s imagination.


03 59 Lecture

Paul Wassmann, Prof. Dr.
Tuesday & Wednesday
29 November 2022 | 13:00–16:45
30 November 2022 | 13:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Germanic Mythology and Modernity: How Neglected and Repressed Archetypical Representations of Original Germanic Culture Shape the Modern World

The lectures offer an overview of the hidden pathways of Germanic Mythology, within the context of Indo-European culture. I will be focusing on the Germanic Worldview and its cosmology. This repressed mythology has shaped essential elements of modernity.

11 60 Lecture

Kathrin Asper, Dr. phil.
Thursday/Donnerstag
1 Dec/Dez 2022 | 10:00–11:45
English
Deutsch
Open to the Public
On Feminine Individuation

In this course I shall reflect on Jung’s classical concept of individuation, speaking of my own process and concentrating on a vision of Hildegard von Bingen.

Zur Weiblichen Individuation

In diesem Vortrag reflektiere ich weibliche Individuation. Ich beziehe Aspekte meines persönlichen Prozesses mit ein, reflektiere Jungs klassisches Individuationskonzept und konzentriere mich auf eine Vision von Hildegard von Bingen.


06 61 Lecture

David Lorimer, MA
Friday
2 December 2022 | 10:00–11:45
2 December 2022 | 13:00–14:45 << ADDITIONAL SESSION
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
Gnosis in a Future Science of Consciousness

This talk suggests that non-dual gnosis can give us insight into deeper structures of consciousness in which head and heart come together, pointing to an overall participatory approach beyond the dichotomy of subject and object.

01 64 Lecture

Nancy Krieger, PhD
Thursday
8 December 2022 | 13:00–16:45
On-site only at ISAP
English
Open to the Public
The Collective Unconscious: The History of the Concept and Its Manifestations

After a review of the history of the concept and the role played by the transcendent function, we will look at the cultural or collective complex, specifically around mobbing, also soldiers’ experience in war. The Quaker Meeting for Worship and synchronicity will be looked at as collective phenomena.


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