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

A Tale of Two Cultures: American Cultural Complexes and Climate Change —with Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD

Of all the major developed countries in the world, the United States has resisted unified action on climate change for decades. In fact, it is the only country where the scientific facts of climate science are still not accepted by a significant number of citizens, including a major political party. Social science studies indicate strong polarization around the issue of climate change within the US. In this presentation, Jeffrey will summarize the current state of polarization around American’s perceptions of…

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Exploring the Liminal on Earth: Art and the ​Unconscious—with Robin Robinson

We will follow Robin’s experience of making art from the unconscious and how it can inform the artist’s comprehension of the subject. Join in as she takes us on a journey of synchronicities and art-making from the depths of the psyche and the Sea of Cortez, to brushes with Sri Aurobindo and the ashrams of India. She will share her resulting alternative photographic series that inspired a look into human origins, an exploration of consciousness, and a new view of our liminal place on Earth in uncertain times.     Robin is a Carmel artist who recently exhibited this work at the Monterey Museum of Art.

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Book Report Night

Three of our members, John, Pablo, and Saundra, will report on books that each of them has recently read and wishes to share. The books are—Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben; Jean Baudrillard’s Fragments; and Michael Pollan’s best-selling How to Change Your Mind: What the new Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence. We will enjoy a general discussion after each presentation. We look forward to a lively literary evening for all.

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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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