Heide M Kolb, Certified Jungian Analyst

Swirling stars and particles in space


Friday, July 21 2017
10:00am – 12:30 pm, & 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Falling Apart and Coming Together: Living consciously through times of upheaval and uncertainty

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Tower of Babel(Vienna)


"In the threatening situation of the world today, when people are beginning to see that everything is at stake, the projection-creating fantasy soars beyond the realm of earthly organizations and powers into the heavens, into interstellar space, where the rulers of human fate, the gods, once had their abode in the planets. Our earthly world is split into two halves, and nobody knows where a helpful solution is to come from." C.G. Jung Vol.10, para 610
In this seminar, we will try to understand the challenges and terrors of our current times through a Jungian lens. Jung's understanding of the nature and evolution of both the collective and the personal psyche will guide us in our explorations, including Jung's unique appreciation of the role of projection in relation to consciousness. We will focus on the clinical manifestations and individual symptoms, such as anxiety, stress, and the wide range of disorders on the bi-polar spectrum associated with our current political, cultural and economic divisions. We will place particular emphasis on helpful strategies and attitudes to navigate the rough waters of these difficult mood states which plague so many in our culture. Selected images from the Tarot will assist us in approximating the battlefield of this archetypal drama played out in the collective psyche.