Here are the talks and workshops that happened at the Monterey Friends of CG Jung.

Jung Legacy Series, Eric Neumann’s The Great Mother—with Saundra Salyer

Tonight we continue our reading of the essay “Woman as Mana Figure” and begin “Woman’s Experience of Herself and the Eleusinian Mysteries.” These ritual initiations into the underworld at Eleusis were stableover three millennia lasting into Roman times. How do we come to know this fundamental unconscious wisdom today, “a wisdom that is infinitely superior to the wisdom of man’s waking consciousness and that, as source of vision and symbol, of ritual and law, poetryand vision, intervenes, summoned or unsummoned, to save man and give direction to his life.”…

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Complexes Workshop—with Lisa Maroski

Based on her recent presentation, Lisa will walk participants through steps of identifying the dynamics of her or his own complex of choice. Lisa is not a therapist, and this workshop will not be therapy. Participants must have attended Lisa’s presentation or listened to it online. Please RSVP lisa.maroski@mindspring.com to enroll.

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Dream Sculpting—with Lisa Maroski

Lisa leads us in theatrical dream interpretation. In this popular series, we will dramatize dreams that participants bring to the session. Come with a dream or dream segment you wish to be acted out.

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Erich Neumann’s The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype Session 22: Spiritual Transformation, pages 281-305

Tonight we’ll read and discuss the introduction and the first essay, “Woman as Mana Figure” in the final chapter of The Great Mother. Though Jung has written extensively on the Mana Personality Neumann’s essay is a work of outstanding originality in the examination of Woman as Mana Figure mythically, historically and psychologically represented as the “original seeress,” the center of magic and magical song, dancer, priestess, oracle, medicine women, shaman, warrior queen, witch, muse, Sophia and ... anima. In the…

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The Mystic Fool on The Tree of Life—with Eva Rider, MA, LMFT

he Tree of Life offers us a map and mandala for the soul's journey to consciousness, meaning, and purpose in our polarized, changing world. The Archetypal Images of the Tarot's Major Arcana serve as a guide through the alchemical changes that initiate us to reclaiming the Self. The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life serves as a scaffolding and ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding and ascending Serpent Path. The Initiatory pathways of the twenty-two…

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