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

Jung Legacy Series: James Hillman’s Revisioning Psychology —with Rev G.F. Kohn, PhD

In his seminal work Revisioning Psychology, James Hillman presents his Archetypal Psychology in the direction of “soul making.” Hillman is a major influence at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara where his archives are located. The Legacy Series is a seminar study. Open discussion is encouraged as we work our way through the book. All are welcome to join our ongoing discussions of Hillman’s approach to depth psychology.

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The Profound Social Community Influence of Cannery Row’s Caretaker Edward F. Ricketts—with Wes Stillwagon

In the novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck describes ...a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky-tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. The book offers a heart-warming story of a well-planned, lovingly tended social…

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Atom and Archetype, the Pauli Jung Letters —with David Alexander

Jung and Pauli discussed the nature of dreams and their relation to reality, finding surprising common ground between depth psychology and quantum physics and profoundly influencing each other’s work. This portrait of an incredible friendship will fascinate readers interested in psychology, science, creativity and genius. All are welcome to join our ongoing discussions.

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Wildlife, Wild Soul, and Dream Animals —with Andrea Wells

Just because you have a dream animal doesn’t mean you can forget about the real animal. — James Hillman Andrea Wells’ life-long love of animals in addition to her decades long relationship with Dream animals carries her to Africa every year for two months in the bush asa wildlife conservation boots-on- ground volunteer. She has beenexploring and writing about the threat to our own inner wildness as directly related to the threat of wild animals and the ecological grief that…

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Art as a Vehicle for Cultural Transformation in the 21st Century —with Brad Burkhart

The clay-relief sculptures I create begin with intuitive sketching. At first, this process and the ensuing sculptures felt solely personal. However, as I exhibited and viewers reacted, my objective understanding of this subjective process and the wider meaning perceived by a community of viewers grew. Viewers knew things about these pieces that I did not. From my process and through their understanding, the potential for a much wider social impact emerged. In addition, my initial understanding of the archetypes as…

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