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Spring 2022


Andean Shamanism and Jungian Psychology

Presented by Deborah Bryon, PhD, Jungian Analyst

Saturday, February 12, 2022

9:30am to 12:30pm (via Zoom)

Fee: $40 (members); $50 (non-members)

Please see registration notes below*

NOTE: 3 CEUs in Multicultural Competency ($20 fee) are available to AZ licensed professionals via Cottonwood Tucson

We will begin with an opening group meditation in the Peruvian shamanic Q’ero tradition. I will provide an overview of Andean Shamanism, describing Andean cosmology and the shamanic initiatory process, tying it to Jungian psychology. Integrating shamanic states of ecstasy like assimilating numinous experience, involves shifting from nonverbal energetic somatic states, into the formation of symbolic imagery arising from the unconscious, pulling from the objective psyche surrounding us in the nature world. During the integration process after shamanic initiation, this numinous energetic experience becomes metabolized into explicit understanding that can later be reflected upon. We will work with the concept of building a “misa,” a sacred medicine bundle of quiyas (sacred stones in the Q’ero tradition) and conclude with group discussion and a final closing meditation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a greater appreciation of cultural differences in indigenous cultures such as the Q’ero.
  2. Establish a cultural framework for numinous experience and identify differences in the way these experiences are understood among other indigenous groups.
  3. Understand how this theory and technique can be applied within a therapeutic context.
  4. Cultivate a strong foundation and knowledge base of developmental, object relations, and Jungian analytic theories.
Deborah Bryon is a graduate of UCLA and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver before becoming a diplomate Jungian analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Her journey on the Andean medicine path started over a decade ago when she began having dreams that led her to Peru to work with the Andean paqos. She is the author of several articles on Andean medicine, the mesa, and Andean teachings in magazines and Jungian publications, and is a frequent lecturer in the analytic community. As a Paqo Yachacheq, her vision is to bring the wisdom and practice of the Andean medicine people into the psychoanalytic community as a way of healing the “whole person” with a focus on conscious integration, creativity, and spirituality. In addition to writing, teaching, and seeing clients in private practice, Deborah is a painter and member of Spark Gallery. She uses painting as visual language to describe her experience of spiritual connection with the Apus and Andean Cosmos.

*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 11. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by Eventbrite 12 hours before the event begins. Please check your spam folder, just in case.

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The Labyrinth:  An Archetypal Journey to the Self

Presented by Charles Gillispie, LISAC, MFA, CSD

Saturday, March 19, 2022

9:30am to 12:30pm

St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church

4440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

Fee: $40 (members); $50 (non-members)

Please see registration notes below*

NOTE: 3 CEUs in Multicultural Competency ($20 fee) are available to AZ licensed professionals via Cottonwood Tucson

For thousands of years, the labyrinth symbol has been an archetype that appears in many different forms and in many different cultures. The use of the labyrinth symbol has evolved significantly over time. This presentation will explore the origin of labyrinth designs, their incorporation into religious practices, and their current use by modern people in hospitals, schools, prisons, spas, city parks, and mental health facilities. This discussion of labyrinth history and practice will focus on Jungian concepts such as differentiation, psychological complexes, the Self, the shadow, and the transcendent function.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the cultural history and mythology of four major labyrinth designs
  2. Participants will learn modern uses of these designs
  3. Participants will learn to install a Cretan labyrinth design from masking tape
  4. Participants will walk the labyrinth together and process their experiences
Charles Gillispie, LISAC, MFA, CSD is a licensed independent substance abuse counselor with a Masters degree in Fine Arts. He is a certified spiritual director through the Tacheria School of Spiritual Direction. He specializes in the use of labyrinth designs in counseling and has published articles describing his work in Labyrinth Pathways. Charles has been commissioned to install community labyrinths by the Easter Seals Foundation, Casa de Palmas, Cottonwood Tucson, Juniper Wells, and St. Philip’s Church. Charles also maintains the C. G. Jung Library for Southern Arizona Friends of Jung. 

*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 18. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by Eventbrite 12 hours before the event begins. Please check your spam folder, just in case.

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The Kore Archetype

Presented by Safron Rossi, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

9:30am to 12:30pm (via Zoom)

Fee: $40 (members); $50 (non-members)

Please see registration notes below*

NOTE: 3 CEUs in Multicultural Competency ($20 fee) are available to AZ licensed professionals via Cottonwood Tucson

The Kore, Greek for Virgin, is a mysterious figure. Youthful and elusive, the Kore personifies an archetypal state wherein a person becomes one-in-herself. In C.G. Jung’s essay “The Psychological Aspects of the Kore” (1951), he makes the astonishing statement that the Kore is a Self-figure for women and has a power that is equivalent to that of the Mother. These two rarely discussed ideas have significance for women’s psychology and have direct bearing upon the development of feminine consciousness in both women and men. Who is this figure that is accorded such psychological power and significance? Drawing from the presenter’s book The Kore Goddess: A Mythology and Psychology (2021), in this seminar we will explore the pattern of the Kore through archaic Greek statues and myth in order to discern how and where the Kore appears in life and plays a critical role in individuation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the significance of the Kore in Jung’s psychology of archetypes
  2. Identify the qualities of the Kore archetype through ancient sculpture and Greek myth
  3. Locate and reflect upon how the Kore archetype appears in life
Safron Rossi, Ph.D., has spent her life steeped in literature and mythology, fields in which she holds her degrees. Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, Safron teaches courses on Greek mythology, archetypal cosmology & astrology, and scholarly praxis. Formerly she was Curator of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman archives. Safron is author of “The Kore Goddess: A Mythology & Psychology” (2021), co-editor of “Jung on Astrology” (2017) and editor of “Joseph Campbell’s Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine” (2013). Safron has published articles in Jungian, Archetypal, and astrological journals and lectures across the US and internationally in Europe, South America and Australia. Safron is also a consulting astrologer at www.thearchetypaleye.com.

*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, April 22. There are no exceptions.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to participants by Eventbrite 12 hours before the event begins. Please check your spam folder, just in case.

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