Jungian series offered at Rockland church

Dec 14, 2012

Rockland — The C.G. Jung Center in Brunswick has partnered with the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, to bring the general public three one-day workshops this winter.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, there will be a presentation on Myth and Ritual by Sarah Halford. Saturday, Feb. 9, Paul Huss will discuss Psychological Use of Gospels and on Saturday, March 12, there will be a presentation by Elizabeth Rodenz on typology.

The lecture series is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call or email the church at 594-8750 or mail@uurockland.org to register and for costs. The public can send payment in full to the First Universalist Church with the words Jung lecture and the month attending, in the memo area.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

In her workshop Halford, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Yarmouth, will offer participants an opportunity bring questions about Jungian views of myth and ritual and their relevance in the 21st century. Participants will travel to the British Isles to explore the archetypal image of the Lady on a White Horse. The vehicle will be stories, myths and rituals of the Celtic tradition, and images of the physical landscape in which they arose. The figures of Rhiannon, Queen Maeve, and the Goddess Epona, together with the rituals of Beltane and Samhain will guide participants into the wild landscapes of the psyche. Here the familiar suffering of passion, loss, addiction and other problems of life’s transitions find an environment of transformation. Participants will also explore how these images can inform one's approach to the crises of the time.

Huss' Psychological Use of the Gospels discusses the first gospels that appeared in writing more than 30 years after the death of Jesus of Nazareth. When the group reads the gospel narratives, they will go back in time through layer upon layer of interpretation and 2,000 of Christian orthodoxy. The course will be a humble attempt to get behind the layers to what Jesus, as an enlightened human being, was addressing to the issues involved in being a human being. During the course participants will examine five passages in an effort to throw light upon his wisdom in its archetypal nature prior to the time when the young rabbi's insights became incorporated into orthodox Christian teaching and dogma. The first hour will be an introduction to the methodology of psychological study and the remaining five sections will focus on the chosen texts.

The course is limited to 12 participants in order to foster active participation of each class member.

Huss is a pastoral counselor and Jungian analyst with a private practice in Brunswick. He was one of the founders of the Brunswick Jung Center and first president of its board of directors.

In March, Rodenz will discuss Moving Beyond A Basic Understanding of Psychological Types. Ever felt like an odd duck, out of the mainstream, while everyone else had one-and-the same mind, like the birds of a feather that flock together? Ever experienced an immediate connection with some people — an attraction that could not be explained? Ever felt uneasy, even tense with some people right from the minute they entered the room? Ever wondered why one is different from their parents, siblings, or friends?

Now there is nothing wrong with being different. Feeling like an odd duck often occurs because one is indeed different, with their own unique preferences that make up one's personality. During this session the group will discuss the eight preferences that make up one's personality. Using exercises, the group will begin to identify those preferences in others and learn ways to respond to the differences.

Since 1981, Rodenz has used psychological type as an educator, executive, management consultant, executive and life coach, and in thousands of workshops and sessions, focusing on leading learning, managing and working with people with different personalities, conflict resolution, effective communication, and presentation skills.

 

 

 

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