The Asheville Jung Center is very pleased to announce our Winter webinar series on The Life and Works of Erich Neumann and His Relationship with C.G. Jung hosted by Murray Stein. Dr. Stein has already taken part in 4 recent webinar series including Jung and Alchemy, The Psychology of Fairy tales, Jung and the World Religions, and Jung and Evil. This course will consist of 5 webinars, the first of which is free to everyone, discussing the great works of Erich Neumann as well as the relationship he shared with Jung. Participants may register for the full series of lectures for one price of $127. Participants joining anytime after the course begins can still register and catch up by watching the recorded version of prior lectures. Visit the registration page to sign up for the free first webinar or to register for the full series.
Erich Neumann has been widely considered to be Jung’s most brilliant student and heir to the mantle of leadership among analytical psychologists until his untimely death in 1960 at the age of fifty-five. Many of his works are considered classics in the field to the present day – The Origins and History of Consciousness and The Great Mother, to name just the best known among many others. Now with the publication of the correspondence between Neumann and Jung (Analytical Psychology in Exile, Princeton University Press, 2015) and of the substantial papers presented at the conference held at Kibbutz Shefayim in Israel honoring the publication of the correspondence (Troubled Times, Creative Minds, Chiron 2016), a great deal of new interest is developing in the life and works of Neumann. This five-part webinar Series will be devoted to exploring the important relationship between Neumann and Jung and discussing Neumann’s works in many areas, clinical and cultural, from the perspective of analytical psychology. The aim of this Series is to contribute to the momentum of growing interest in the full range of Neumann’s writings.
Session #1: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEUMANN – No cost, watch Now!
An introduction to Neumann’s life and work and to his relationship with C.G. Jung. This session will include a presentation by Murray Stein and a reading of several of Neumann’s letters to Jung by John Hill. The purpose of this session will be to introduce participants to the wide range of Neumann’s interests and writings, to biographical features of Neumann’s early life in Germany and his mature years spent in Mandatory Palestine/Israel, and to the intricacies and importance of his relationship to Jung.
Session #2: NEUMANN & JUNG AS PAINTERS
2/23/2017 11AM ET
Nancy Swift Furlotti will show and compare paintings by Neumann that have recently been discovered with some of Jung’s paintings in The Red Book. For both men, painting represented an engagement with the unconscious and a central feature of their individuation processes. There will also be references to Neumann’s writings on art and artists with the assistance of Murray Stein.
Session #3: NEUMANN, RELIGION & THE NUMINOUS
3/23/2017 11AM ET
Neumann’s writings on religion and numinous (mystical) experience. Israeli Jungian psychoanalyst Tamar Kron and Jungian scholar Ann Lammers will discuss some of the background of Neumann’s understanding of religious experience as expressed in some of his early and previously unpublished writings on Hasidism and Kabbalah as well as in his later writings on this topic in works such as Depth Psychology and the New Ethic and his first lecture at the Eranos Conference in 1948, “Mystical Man.”
Session #4: NEUMANN ON THE FEMININE
4/27/2017; 11AM ET
As theoretician of feminine development and the archetypal ground of the feminine in individuals and culture, Neumann had considerable influence on Jungian thinkers that followed him. Lance Owens will present as well as Israeli Jungian psychoanalyst Rina Porat. who is intimately familiar with this aspect of Neumann’s oeuvre and will summarize his views and offer her reflections on Neumann’s importance for their own thinking and practices.
Session #5: NEUMANN AT ERANOS
6/22/2017; 11AM ET
Between 1948 and 1960, Neumann lectured annually at the Eranos Conferences. The papers he delivered at Eranos are among his most brilliant works. Scientific Secretary of the Eranos Foundation, Riccardo Bernardini, will offer an overview of these works and include many photographs taken at the Eranos Conferences during Neumann’s time.
Erich Neumann, Depth Psychology and the New Ethic
Murray Stein (ed.), Jung on Evil
Marie-Louise von Franz, The Shadow and Evil in Fairytales
Murray Stein, Ph.D.,
is a supervising training analyst and former president of The International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich). He is the author of Jung’s Treatment of Christianity
as well as many other books and articles in the field of Jungian Psychoanalysis. Dr. Stein was also editor of Jung’s Challenge to Contemporary Religion
. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He has lectured internationally and presently makes his home in Switzerland.
Erel Shalit Ph.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Ra’anana, Israel. He is a training and supervising analyst, and past president of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology (ISAP). He is the author of several publications, including The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel and The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego. Articles of his have have appeared in Quadrant, The Jung Journal, Spring Journal, Political Psychology, Clinical Supervisor, Round Table Review, Jung Page, Midstream, and he has entries in The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Dr. Shalit lectures at professional institutes, universities and cultural forums in Israel, Europe and the United States.
John Hill, M.A. received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973, and is a Training Analyst at ISAP, Zürich. He is IAAP Liaison to Tbilisi, Georgia. His publications include: The Association Experiment, Celtic Myth, James Joyce, Dreams and Christian Mysticism. He has recently published his first book: At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging.
Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, co-chair of the C.G. Jung Professorial Endowment in Analytical Psychology, UCLA, and board member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a past president of the Los Angeles Jung Institute, and past co-president of the Philemon Foundation. Her longstanding interests include Mesoamerican mythology, the nature of evil, dreams, and the environment. She has written numerous articles, and co-edited The Dream and its Amplification with Erel Shalit. Through her publishing imprint, Recollections, she brings into print works by first generation Jungians, such as Erich Neumann.
Tamar Kron Ph.D. is clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. She is head of the clinical psychology graduate program, the academic college of Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel, and has a private practice in Jerusalem. Her main research interests are: Dreams, the therapeutic relationship, postpartum depression and the couple relationship. Dr. Kron published articles and books on the above subjects, and 3 novels. In her recent book “The archetypal couple” she explores the life cycle of the couple weaving together Greek mythology, Old Testament stories and her experience as couple therapist.
Ann Lammers Ph.D. has studied the relationship between psychology and theology for 30 years, exploring how these two ways of seeing human suffering and transcendence can work together to enable healing. This interest carried her through her Master of Divinity degree at The General Theological Seminary, and then through my doctorate at Yale’s Religious Studies Department, where she combined theology, psychology, and ethics. Her 1987 dissertation was published as a book: In God’s Shadow: The Collaboration of Victor White and C.G. Jung (Paulist Press, The Jung and Spirituality Series, 1994). Later she edited a related volume, The Jung-White Letters (Routledge, 2007). More recently she researched and edited Jung’s correspondence with James Kirsch, a German-Jewish psychiatrist who fled Berlin in 1933. This volume, covering more than three decades of Jungian history, was published in 2011.
Dr. Lance S. Owens is a physician in clinical practice. Dr. Owens completed his undergraduate studies in History at Georgetown University and Utah State University. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1978, and then completed post-doctoral training at UCLA. For the last thirty-five years he has been in clinical practice as a specialist in Emergency and Trauma Medicine. He is an attending physician on the clinical faculty of the University of Utah. Dr. Owens began his study of C. G. Jung with Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller in the 1980’s. In 1994 he was ordained a Gnostic priest and has served as a parish priest of the Ecclesia Gnostica. In 1995 he established The Gnosis Archive, gnosis.org and continues as the editor of this major Internet archive of classical Gnostic writings. For several years Dr. Owens taught a semester-long course on “The Life and Work of C. G. Jung” at the University of Utah. He continues to lecture frequently on C. G. Jung, Jungian psychology, and Gnostic tradition. Since release of the Red Book in 2009, Dr. Owens has published five major historical studies focused on Jung, the Red Book, and Jung’s Gnostic vision. In 2013, he presented a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich on “Jung and Gnostic Tradition.” His article on “C.G. Jung and the Red Book” appears in the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (Springer Reference, 2014). Many of his published writings and audio lectures are available online.
Rina Porat M.A. is a Jungian Analyst and an Educational and Clinical Psychologist (MA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and co-founder and chairperson of the Israeli Sandplay Therapists Association. She has served as a Director of the Educational Psychological Services Clinic in Ashkelon. She is a Senior Jungian Analyst. She teaches, supervises, and she has served as the chairperson of the Jungian Training and Candidate Committee. Currently she works in private practice and gives teaching and training programs, seminars, and workshops from her clinic in Nir-Ysrael, and once a week in her office in French Hill, Jerusalem.
Riccardo Bernardini, Ph.D., Psy.D., serves as the scientific secretary of the Eranos Foundation in Ascona (Switzerland). He is the founding president of the Institute of Analytical Psychology and Psychodrama (IPAP) Postgraduate Institute of Psychotherapy at the “Olivetti” University Center of Ivrea (Italy). He currently teaches Dynamic Psychology at the Turin University School of Medicine. As adjunct professor, he previously taught Analytical Psychology and Educational Psychology at the Turin University Faculty of Psychology (Italy). He is a member of the Associazione per la Ricerca in Psicologia Analitica (ARPA) in Turin. His writings include Carl Gustav Jung a Eranos 1933-1952 (edited with G. P. Quaglino and A. Romano, 2007) and Jung a Eranos. Il progetto della psicologia complessa (Jung at Eranos. The Complex Psychology Project, 2011). He edited C. G. Jung’s The Solar Myths and Opicinus de Canistris. Notes of the Seminar Given at Eranos in 1943 (with G. P. Quaglino and A. Romano, 2014), the celebrative issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture entitled, Eranos—Its Magical Past and Alluring Future: The Spirit of a Wondrous Place (2015), and Jung e Ivrea (2017). For the Eranos Foundation, he is now editing Emma von Pelet’s Analytic Diaries, among other works. He serves as Co-Editor (with Fabio Merlini) of the Eranos Yearbooks series.