Jan
13
2:30 PM14:30

Imaginal: Dying and Rising in Story and Song

Imaginal: Dying and Rising in Story and Song 

Sheri D. Kling, PhD

From the stories of Jonah in the belly of the whale or Persephone in the Underworld to Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, the journey to individuation and wholeness always includes a stop in wilderness places we'd rather not visit. But sometimes we don’t have a choice. And whether it's divorce, illness, or any of life's darkest challenges, sometimes the events in our lives place us firmly on that path through the dark woods.

But what if that path is one we might welcome? Once we walk it, we learn that it's like the journey of the chrysalis as it makes its way from caterpillar to butterfly, which, surprisingly involves something called “imaginal” cells. As it nears its time for rebirth, the caterpillar first eats everything it can, until immobilized by its weight, and then it attaches itself to a tree branch. There, in complete stillness, its interior cells turn to a kind of “soup” made up of once-dormant cells called “imaginal cells.” These cells – like the seeds of our own new ideas – are first attacked by the caterpillar’s immune system, but then as their numbers increase, they begin to gather together and form the frequencies of the future butterfly.

This music-driven presentation uses the ancient Sumerian wisdom story of the Descent of Inanna as the backdrop for a personal journey through the wilderness. Drawing on Jungian wisdom woven with uplifting music and personal experience, Kling shows us that the story never ends in the darkness. And just like the caterpillar, if we are willing to see the process through the murky “soup” of those “imaginal cells,” we will emerge as a beautiful butterfly, reborn into new life.

In addition to being Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Executive Director of the Beecken Center of the University of the South, Sheri D. Kling is a theologian who works in the interdisciplinary space where worldviews, beliefs, and practices can create either dis-ease and suffering or psycho-spiritual wholeness and common flourishing. Drawing from process philosophy/theology, Jungian psychology, and mystical spirituality, Sheri focuses on communicating theological ideas and practices that positively impact humans’ relationships with God, self, and world, especially the use of dream work as a spiritual practice for divine encounter, personal integration, and widening our relationship to creation. She holds a PhD from Claremont School of Theology and earned a master of theological studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is a faculty member of the Haden Institute, a visiting lecturer with Palacky University (Czech Republic) in Social and Spiritual Determinants of Health, and a singer, songwriter, guitarist and essayist.  Her website is www.sherikling.com.

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Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

“The Complexity of Complexes”

“The Complexity of Complexes”

Jung said complexes are the royal road to the unconscious. In this discussion, the nature and origins of complexes, their benefits to Self-growth, types of individual and cultural complexes, and ways to work with them, will be discussed.– led by Karen Harper

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Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Book discussion: Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction, by Dr. Murray Stein

Book discussion:  Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction, by Dr. Murray Stein, led by Dan Tyler.  This book, for beginners as well as those familiar with Jung, helps introduce and explain some of Jung’s most important theories.

Book description from amazon.com: “More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung's analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights…Probably the best one-volume English language summary of Jung's thought.”

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Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Dr. James Hollis, Workshop

Dr. James Hollis returns for a Saturday workshop, "Living the Examined Life: Tasks for the Second Half of Life."

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This program/workshop will focus on twenty-one steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

Jame Hollis, Ph.D.,is a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst with a practice in Washington, D.C., where he is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.   He is also author of fifteen books, including  the February 1st, 2018 release Living an Examined Life

For tickets, either use the form below to purchase directly from us. Or, if you'd prefer, you may send a check with your contact info (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount Enclosed) to the address below. Those who chose to pay by check will not have to pay the handling fee.

Nashville Jung Circle
110 30th Ave North
Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37203

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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Dr James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Dr. James Hollis returns for a lecture, "Living More Fully in the Presence of Mortality" on Friday night. 

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” That fact is not in dispute; what matters then, is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation bring us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

For tickets, either use the form below to purchase directly from us. Or, if you'd prefer, you may send a check with your contact info (Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Amount Enclosed) to the address below. Those who chose to pay by check will not have to pay the handling fee.

Nashville Jung Circle
110 30th Ave North
Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37203

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Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Jung's Psychological Types and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Many people are familiar with the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) without knowing Jung's theories that this famous personality indicator is based on. 

Certified MBTI consultant Adele Tyler will discuss Jung's 1923 book Psychological Types, the MBTI,  and how these theories might be put to use in one’s personal and professional life.

Free and open to the public.

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Sep
3
4:30 PM16:30

Owning Your Own Shadow Book Discussion

As a follow-up to the May James Hollis workshop on the shadow, there will be a discussion of Owning Your Own Shadow, by noted Jungian writer Robert Johnson.  This book, a classic in Jungian psychology, is a quick and easy read but full of wisdom on recognizing and working with the personal shadow. 

In addition, there will be Hollis' questions for reflection.  Led by Gretchen Watts and Michael Whitney. 

Free and open to the public.
 

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Dr. James Hollis, Workshop
May
13
8:00 AM08:00

Dr. James Hollis, Workshop

  • 900 Broadway Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)
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Dr. James Hollis Workshop

“Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding our Darker Selves”
Workshop 8 am – Noon

Through lecture, experiential exercises, and discussion Dr. Hollis will help us understand Jung’s concept of the shadow. Topics include how projection of unconscious shadow material causes injury to self and others, on a personal as well as societal level, and how we might work to make conscious and integrate our shadow aspects.

Price:  $35 members, $40 non-members
Seating is limited, so advance registration is required.  

Please register by mailing the registration form and a check to:

Nashville Jung Circle c/o Adele Tyler
P.O. Box 121227 Nashville, TN 37212

Reservations will be taken in the order received and confirmed after receiving your check. If there are no spaces left, your name will be added to the waiting list.  

Please email us at info@nashvillejungcircle.org if you have questions.    

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Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Dr. James Hollis, Lecture and Discussion

Location
Christ Church Cathedral
900 Broadway
Nashville, TN

“Hauntings:  Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives”
Lecture and discussion 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Understanding how the voices of parents, ancestors, and the culture shaped our personalities and continue to “haunt” our present lives, in order to gain more consciousness and personal freedom.  Based on Hollis’ book Hauntings.  

6:30 reception, 7 p.m. lecture

Price: $15 members, $20 non-members
Pay at the door – no advance registration

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Working with The Images of Women Healers, Workshop

  • 6300 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)
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Working with the Images of Women Healers - 9 a.m. - noon

6300 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN    37209
Price: $35/members, $45 for non members

Working With the Images of Women Healers from Commanche, Cajun and Phemba (Congo) Cultures with Jutta VonBuccholtz, PhD, LPC Jungian Analyst


juttavonbuccholtz.com

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