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Fall 2022

9 x Apocalypse and a Jungian Discussion

Community Event

Saturday, December 10 , 2022, 9:30am MST (via Zoom)

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At this Zoom event, we will be showing clips from the Carport Theater’s show 9 x Apocalypse, with a discussion of Carl Jung’s thoughts on the archetype of the Apocalypse. We will also be sharing on the process of creating a community event based on a Jungian theme. The Zoom event will be facilitated by Kathy Keler, director of the Carport Theater. The video clips will be a sampling from 9 short performances  responding to the theme of Apocalypse. Participants in the show include Christine Clawley, Melinda Dorling, John Drinkwater, Charles Gillispie, Sarah MacMillan, Lauren Raine, Nanette Robinson, Sarah Pleydell, Marnie Sharp, Tony Woellner and Jungin Yee.
some performers from 9 X Apocalypse, L to R: Marnie Sharp, John Drinkwater, Melinda Dorling,Christine Clawley, Tony Woellner and Nanette Robinson
The Carport Theater, a community performance venue in the North Dodge neighborhood of Tucson, has been presenting multi-media community events for over ten years. Recently, the focus has been on Jungian themes, and last year they presented Anima/Animus 2.0 at the Sea of Glass in downtown Tucson, funded by a grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. The current show got its initial inspiration from Edward Edinger’s book Archetype of the Apocalypse.
Our live showing of 9 x Apocalypse was shared with a small audience on December 3, and recorded for the presentation on Zoom the week after.
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Spring 2023


Forgiveness — A Jungian Approach

Presented by Renee Cunningham

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm (via Zoom)

Fee: $35 (members); $45 (non-members); $20 (FT Students)

3 Multicultural CEUs are available ($20 additional fee)*

Please see registration notes below*

 “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness cannot happen without the other (intrapsychic and/or interpersonal), and by its very nature and expression is an intimate phenomenon created by the forgiver and forgiven. However, forgiveness is also an illusive, alchemical, archetypal experience, testing one’s capacity to love, have empathy and compassion, and have humility in the relationship. Therefore, the emotional acuity to forgive is a developmental process that unfolds over one’s life. This talk will explore the following: Is forgiveness possible, and if so, to what extent? Is forgiveness itself a developmental process of the soul? With soul being central to one’s capacity to forgive, what is soul?

This presentation will begin with a summary of different psychological, spiritual, and philosophical theories on forgiveness, emphasizing the Jungian approach. Utilizing alchemy, fairytales, and myth, the presenter, will circumambulate the phenomenon of forgiveness and the role of soul, spirit, and shadow. Accordingly, the presenter will explore psychodynamic approaches to different aspects of the forgiveness process, such as the early development of compassion and empathy through the works of Bion, Klein, Winnicott, Sidoli, and Fordham as well as the archetypal phenomenon of forgiveness through the works of Jung and Hillman.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the definition of forgiveness from Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Christian traditions.
  2. Learn the definition of forgiveness from a Jungian (phenomenological) point of view.
  3. Understand the definition of soul and the soul’s role in the process of forgiveness.  
Renee Cunningham is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living and working in Scottsdale, Arizona. Renee has been a therapist for thirty years and is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst trained through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), Texas Chapter. Renee is an international speaker and a training and supervising analyst in the IRSJA. She is the author of Archetypal Nonviolence, Jung, King and Culture Through the Eyes of Selma, Routledge Publications, 2020.

*Registration Notes:

  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Friday, February 3. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants with their receipt from Eventbrite. Please save this in a safe place.
  • CEUs are provided from Cottonwood de Tucson for AZ Licensed Professionals only

Jung and the LGBTQA Family (with a little help from Jungian Arts-Based Research)

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Presented by Susan Rowland:

Saturday, March 4, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm (via Zoom

Fee: $35 (members); $45 (non-members); $20 (FT Students)

3 CEUs ($20 additional fee) are available to AZ licensed professionals*

Please see registration notes below*

 The psychology of C. G. Jung includes ideas such as the anima as the feminine of every man and the animus as the masculine of every woman. While remaining valuable contributions to understanding the human condition, these notions are given contexts in normative and outdated assumptions. In fact, some of Jung’s own language around these generic concepts is biased and rooted in a society that no longer exists. On the other hand, Jung was a conservative with revolutionary ideas. Within his work can be found a vision of gender and sexuality that is fluid, not bound by historic conventions, and in touch with the transformative numinous. As well as re-examining how we read Jung, and how Jung liberates his own work from his own social limitations, we will also look at the new practice of Jungian Arts-Based Research as a way of seeing further into the intimate and essential creation of gender and relationships. JABR will be shown to be a practice of psychological, social, and transformational therapy for the collective culture. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn to critically evaluate Jungian ideas in several key contexts including the psychology itself, and Jung’s own understanding of history.
  2. Participants will be able to connect different ideas about gender and sexuality (from those portrayed by Jung) to his psychology in various new and exciting ways. 
  3. Participants will gain an understanding of how creativity works inside Jung’s writing as well as is theorized by it.
  4. Participants will understand enough about Jungian Arts-Based Research to be able to have a go at it themselves, especially in using Jungian methods such as active imagination in creative practice. 
Susan Rowland (PhD) is Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, where she teaches creativity and the psyche. She has published extensively on Jung, the feminine, ecocriticism and the arts. Books include Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002) and Jungian Arts-Based Research and the Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico (2021). These days she is writing a series of mystery novels as part of Jungian research practice. The Sacred Well Murders was published by Chiron in 2022 with The Alchemy Fire Murder due out in 2023.

*Registration Notes:
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Friday, March 3. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants with their receipt from Eventbrite. Please save this in a safe place.
  • CEUs are provided from Cottonwood de Tucson for AZ Licensed Professionals only

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Using the Tarot as a Tool for Individuation 

Presented by Ken James

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

1:00pm to 4:00pm (via Zoom)

Fee: $35 (members); $45 (non-members); $20 (FT Students)

3 CEUs ($20 additional fee) are available to AZ licensed professionals*

Please see registration notes below*

 In this class, participants will be introduced to the Tarot, a divination tool that also serves as a facilitator of the process of Individuation as defined by C.G. Jung. The structure of the Tarot will be viewed as a depiction of aspects of the psyche, including the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, and the relationships between those levels of the unconscious and the Ego complex. Basic Jungian ideas will be reviewed in the context of the cards, and the relationship between the Tarot and synchronicity will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a set of the Rider Tarot deck with them to participate in some exercises with the cards. The recommended deck (the Rider Tarot, a.k.a. the Rider-Waite Tarot or the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot) is available on a number of online web sites, and the easiest and quickest one to use is probably Amazon. Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the relationship between the Tarot deck and the structure of the psyche as explored by C.G. Jung.
  2. Discuss the role that synchronicity plays when using tools of divination such as the Tarot.
  3. Explain the typological functions of thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition using the Minor Arcana Tarot cards.
  4. Compare the sequence of the Major Arcana of the Tarot to the individuation process. 
Kenneth James, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He is the founder and director of The Soulwork Center, dedicated to facilitating the process of individuation according to C.G. Jung. Dr. James received a Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University, and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Along the way, he studied vocal music at the American Conservatory of Music and learned a modality of music therapy known as The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music at the Institute for Consciousness and Music in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed four years of post-doctoral study in theology and scripture at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Dr. James holds the rank of professor emeritus after a 33-year career as a university professor. He has served on the faculty at Roosevelt University, Northeastern Illinois University, and Northwestern University. He worked for many years as the Director of Student Services at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools where he coordinated services for students with learning, emotional and behavioral needs, and he now devotes his professional time exclusively to the practice of Jungian analysis and the training of new analysts. Dr. James has led workshops around the world on the relationship between divination and synchronicity, and on the use of the Tarot to explore the unconscious. The relationship between Jungian thought, clinical practice, and esoterica has been a strong motif of his work throughout his career.

*Registration Notes:
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your registration fee. When directed to PayPal by Eventbrite, simply ignore the button to log in and proceed to pay as a guest.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted after 6:00 pm on Friday, May 5. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants with their receipt from Eventbrite. Please save this in a safe place.
  • CEUs are provided from Cottonwood de Tucson for AZ Licensed Professionals only

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