C. G. Jung Society

    of Lafayette, LA

    157 Oakview Blvd.

    Lafayette, LA 70503

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     Board of Directors
      Susan O’Neal, President
      Louis Deshotels, Treasurer
      Sue Billet
      Monica Daigle
      Toni Daigre
      Charlene Henry
      Pat Landeche
      Steve Staires


     Patron
      Charles Zeltzer, Ph.D.


     Editorial Board
      Charlene Henry

      Sue Billet
      Louis Deshotels
      Barbara Bergeron


      Newsletter Layout
      Simone McCrocklin

    
      Logo Design
      Cheryl Taylor-Bowie,
      Right Angle, Inc.


    



   Spring 2018     Email:CGJungSocietyLafayetteLa@cox.net     Website:www.CGJungLafayetteLA.org    Vol. l, No. 22

                                                                   

NEWSLETTER

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                 Upcoming Events Calendar


     Spring 2018


     1/20/18     The Way of The Dream - Documentary film.

                       Part I,   9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

                   
     1/27/18     The Way of The Dream - Documentary film.
                       Part II,   9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


      2/24/18    The Way of The Dream - Documentary film.
                       Part III,   9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

    

       3/24/18   The Way of The Dream - Documentary film.

                       Part IV,   9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


       5/05/18   Lecture:  Dreams, Desire, and the Longing for a Creative Life

                       9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

                      Workshop:   But I Can't Draw! - Bringing Dreams to Life
                       12:00 P.M. (noon) to 3:00 P.M. (Workshop limited to 15 people)
                       Presenter:  Georgia Trist, LCSW                
             
                 

    


    



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Courage


We know what trembles on the scales,
and what we must steel ourselves to face.

The bravest hour strikes on our clocks:

may courage not abandon us!

Let bullets kill us...we are not afraid,

nor are we bitter, though our housetops fall.

We will preserve you, Russian speech,

from servitude in foreign chains,

keep you alive, great Russian word,

fit for songs of our children's children,

pure on the tongues, and free.


                                       Akhamatova, 1923






The Death of Sophocles


That night an eagle swooped down from the skies

         onto Sophocles' house.

And the garden suddenly rocked with a cry of cicadas.

Already the genius strode toward his immortality,

skirting the enemy camp at the walls of his native city.

Then it was that the king had a strange dream:

Great Dionysus ordered him to lift the siege,

so as not to dishonor the service for the dead

and so grant the Athenians the solace of his fame.


                                       Akhamatova, 1961



        We Don't Know How to Say Goodbye..."

          
          We don't know how to say goodbye:

          we wonder on, shoulder to shoulder.

          Already the sun is going down;

          you're moody, I am your shadow.


         Let's step inside a church and watch

         baptisms, marriages, masses for the dead.

         Why are we different from the rest?

         Outdoors again, each of us turns his head.


        Or else let's sit in a graveyard

        on the trampled snow, signing to each other.

        That stick in your hand is tracing mansions

        in which we shall always be together.


                                                        Akhamatova, 1917



        Why Is This Age Worse....?

       

        Why is this age worse than earlier ages?

        in a stupor of grief and dread

        have we not fingered the foulest wounds

        and left them unhealed by our hands?


        In the west falling light still glows,

        and the clustered house tops glitter in the sun

        but here death is already chalking the doors with crosses,

        and calling the ravens, and the ravens are flying in.


                                                         Akhamatova, 1919

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"If only a worldwide consciousness could arise that all division and all fission are due to the splitting of opposites inthe psyche (and transpersonal psyche), then we would know where to begin."

(C. G. Jung, CW 10, Para. 575)

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                                                           Spring 2018 Upcoming Events

                  MISSION STATEMENT
    The C. G. Jung Society of Lafayette, Louisiana is a    

     private nonprofit organization established to present

     educational, interdisciplinary programs inspired by the

     analytical psychology of Carl Jung. The purpose of our

     Society is to serve the individuation process and to

     foster a depth relationship with the objective psyche.

     Jung’s psychology offers recognition of the innate

     instinct to find meaning even in the face of suffering.

     His psychology offers insight into how to be the one

     human being one is.


 

                                    Dreams, Desire and the Longing for a Creative Life

                                 But I Can't Draw! - Bringing Dreams to Life

                                                                    Presented by
                                                                 
Georgia Trist, LCSW


Dates:   Saturday, May 5, 2018

Times:  Registration -

                         8:30 to 9:00 AM

                  Morning Lecture -

                         9:00 to 11:00 AM

                  Afternoon Workshop - (limited to 15 people)

                         12:00 (Noon) to 3:00 PM

Place:    Ramsey Hall, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
                  400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana


Lecture:  "Dreams, Desire, and the Longing for a Creative Life" ....

         In this lecture Georgia Trist will take us deep into her personal individuation journey with all its desire, disappointment, and discovery, by sharing her experience of painting and dialoguing with the images that have come to her in her dreams.  Her personal story provides us with a living example of Jung's process

of Active Imagination.


Workshop: "But I Can't Draw! - Bringing Dream to Life ....

         We all have ability to explore our dreams through the exploration of line and color.  Georgia Tris has designed this workshop to facilitate the opening of new paths to dream amplification by pleasurably engaging

with materials and methods in a supportive environment.  When we help give our dream images forms of

visible expression, we get closer to their potential meaning and live-giving energies.


Bio:  Georgia Trist, LCSW:

       Georgia Trist, LCSW,began her adult interest in art in the world of quilting as the owner of The Quilt Cottage in New Orleans for nearly 20 years.  During that time she designed, created, and taught quilting.  At

mid-life she returned to graduate school and earned a master's degree in social work at Tulane University. 

For the next 20 years she had a private practice as a licensed clinical social worker, using art with her clients

as a mean of psychological inquiry and healing.

        Georgia has beenstudying with the New Orleans Jungian Seminar for the past 10 years, learning how

deeply important art and all forms of creativity are to the human spirit.  For the past 5 years she has been

studying oil painting at Abbey Artworks at St. Joseph's Abbey, combining her interest in the psychological,

spiritual, and artistic realms.


Costs:  Morning Lecture Only:  $20.00

               Morning Lecture/Afternoon Workshop (includes art supplies):  $65.00

              CEUs will be available to attendees of Lecture/Worshop:  $20.00


Note:    Please note that the afternoon workshop is limited to 15 people only.

               The morning lecture can be attended alone, but to attend the afternoon

               workshop you must attend the morning lecture as a prerequisite.
                   

Please visit www.cgjunglafayettela.org >Upcoming Events >Georgia Trist, LCSW for more information and to pre-register for this event.



                                                                   The Way of the Dream


The Way of the Dream is the famous 1985 documentary film of interviews with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz,

eminent analytical psychologist who was a close collaborator with Carl G. Jung, in conversation with her

student Fraser Boa.  This documentary film will be shown in four parts followed by a panel discussion.


                                                                                            
DATES:   Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018     Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018     Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018     Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018

                   PART I                                        PART II                                             PART III                                           PART IV
                   Descent into Dreamland            Our Shadow Knows                     Hell Hath No Mirrors                 Liberation of the Heart
                     Charting the Unconscious          The Devouring Mother               The Hanged Man                          Liberation of Relationships
                    
The Structure of Dreams            Slaying the Dragon                    The Tyrant                                 Dreams of a Lifetime

                     The Living Symbol                         Looking Through the Moon     Flying Through Roofs                 The Maker of Dreams
                     The Ladder to Heaven                  The Inner Bride                            The Inner Guide                            Q & A Panel Discussions
                     The Forgotten Language              Q & A Panel Discussions           Q & A Panel Discussions           
                     Q & A Panel Discussions


PLACE:  Ramsey Hall                                                    TIMES:  Registrations:    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

                 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church                                      Film showings:   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

                 400 Camellia Blvd.

                 Lafayette, Louisiana                                        NOTE:   Q & A Panel Discussions after each showing.



The Way of the Dream is based on an extraordinary series of films made by Fraser Boa, who collected first-

person accounts of dreams in street interviews with ordinary men and women in various parts of the world.

He then asked Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz to interpret these dreams on film, just as she would in a private

analytical session.  The resulting test is a primer explaining and demonstrating the art and science of dream

analysis for the general public.  The material covered includes dreams of men, dreams of women, and dreams

tell us about ourselves and our relationships, the historical significance of dreams, and dreams about death

and dying.  Then she provides a wealth of information and insight regarding frequently recurring symbolic

dream themes and characters (or personifications), such as the shadow, animus, anima, and the Center

(higher Self).  Included are film clips of people on the street talking about their dreams.  Dr. von Franz

concludes that one of the healthiest things people can do is to pay attention to their dreams:  "Dreams show

us how to find meaning in our lives, how to fulfill our own destiny, how to realize the greater potential of life

with us.


                            FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & PRE-REGISTER VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:

                                     www.cgjunglafayettela.org >Upcoming Events >The Way of the Dream


                                                                 _______________________________


Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz (b. 4 Jan 1915 - d. 17 Feb 1998) was a Jungian psychologist and scholar.  Dr. von

Franz worked with Carl G. Jung whom she met in Zurich, Switzerland in 1933 at the age of 18, and collaborat

with him until his death in1961.  She also wrote on alchemy, discussed from the Jungian psychological

perspective, and active imagination, which could be described as conscious dreaming.


Fraser Boa (b. 1932 - d. 1992) was a Jungian analyst, a Canadian filmmaker, and a student of Dr. Marie-Louise

von Franz.  In 1985, he recorded the famous documentary series of films titled "The Way of the Dream" in

conversation with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz.  He was the brother of Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman and

the late Canadian Actor Bruce Boa.


COST PER SHOWING:  $5.00

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE:  Will be available for Social Workers

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                                        CONTENTS

   Across the Wide Waters, by Sidney Creaghan                                  p.2

   Poems by Akhamatova                                                                      p.2

   Carring My Cross:  Remedy for the Times  

                  by Louis Deshotels                                                              p.3
   Upcoming Event:  The Way of the Dream                                        p.4
   Upcoming Event:  Dreams, Desire and the Longing for
                   a Creative Life by Georgia Trist, LCSW                         p.5

  Consciousness and the Unconscious, an Eternal Struggle

                    by Deedy Young                                                                p.6

   More Red Book Reflections...                                                           p.7

   Registering for Lectures and Workshops                                        p.7

   Board of Directors                                                                             p.7

  

Spring 2018 Upcoming Events.

Reflections

                                                              More Red Book Reflections...


"He whose desire turns away from outer things, reaches the place of the soul....He could find his

soul in desire itself, but not in the objects of desire.  If he possessed his desire, and his desire did

not possess him, he would lay a hand on his soul,  since his desire is the image and expression of

his soul."  (p. 129, Red Book, Readers Edition.)


"Wherever the creative power of desire is, there springs the soul's own seed.  But do not forget

to wait."  (p. 142, Red Book, Reader's Edition.)


"We should grow like a tree that likewise does not know its law.  We tie ourselves up with intentions,

not mindful of the fact that intention is limitation, yes, the exclusion of life.  We believe that we can illuminate the darkness with an intention, and in that way aim pas the light.  How can we presume to want to know in advance, from where the light will come to us?"

(p. 177, Red Book, Reader's Edition.)


"And yet yearning is the way of life.  If you do not acknowledge your yearning, then you do not

follow yourself, but go on foreign ways that others have indicated to you.  So you do not live your

life but and alien one.  But who should live your life if you do not live it?  It is not only stupid to

exchange your own life for an alien one,  but also a hypocritical game, because you can never

really live the life of others, you can only pretend to do it.  (p. 188, Red Book, Reader's Edition.)


"....But the psychology of the individual corresponds to the psychology of the nation.  What the

nation does is done also by each individual, and so long as the individual does it, the nation also

does it.  Only the change in the attitude of the individual is the beginning of the change in the

psychology of the nation."  (p. 199, Red Book, Reader's Edition.)


                                        Consciousness and the Unconscious, and Eternal Struggle

                                                                               By:  Deedy Young


          Once consciousness develops, the psyche's original wholeness is divided into two forces that

    oppose each other,  the ego's conscious perspective and repressed unconscious urges.  When

    represented urges are stirred, we tend to automatically repress them again in order to defend the

    ego's outlook.  And yet, these urges will resurface inwardly and outwardly.  How are we to under-

    stand the ongoing struggle between consciousness and the unconscious?

          The biblical story of twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, sheds light.  Jacob's securing the birthright

    of his first-born brother, Esau, through trickery symbolizes the replacing of an older psychological 

    level, than of Esau's instinctual psychology, with a more developed awareness, Jacob's mental and

    spiritual aspects.  Two generations later, a biblical story cycle tells of ongoing conflict between the

    Israelites and the Amalekites whose leader, Armalek, is the grandson of the instinctual Esau.  When

    the Amalekites attack the Israelites, Yahweh orders the monotheistic "good" Israelites to wipe out

    the polytheistic "bad" Amalekites.  the Israelites are successful, but the Amalekites return again and

    again.  What psychological reality does this suggest?  As we explore this, keep in mind that conflicts

    between the developed  Israelites and primitive Amalekites mirror the ongoing struggle of  

    consciousness and the unconscious in ourpsyches.

            The Israelites attain a more developed consciousness by repressing the instinctual realm. 

    Gubitz expresses this psychological situation in poetic language, "reaching avidly for the brightness 

    of transcendent spirituality, one becomes guilty of slighting the earthy ground which gives birth and

    nourishment to all of life."  Yahweh's response reveals the nature of this "slight" to be contempt for

    the Amalekites whose very existence threatens to stir the Israelites' repressed instinctual nature.

          However, the psyche's natural urge is to return to a state of wholeness.  This built-in dynamic    

    creates an unconscious desire for the repressed to return to consciousness.  Symbolically, each

    assault by the Amalekites may be seen as such an attempt.  Their repeated attacks also portray the

    likelihood we will be confronted by outward forces that mirror what we have repressed.

           The Israelites' response is yet more animosity.  Their loathing of the primitive Amalekites

    suggests when we encounter in another what we have repressed in ourselves, we are likely to

    respond with disdain and aggression.  Repeated often enough, hostility can become entrenched,

    in some instances, going so far as to justify destruction of the "evilother."  An individual can persist

    in this only by turning a blind eye to their own aggression.  Moral responsibility is thus dodged by

    projecting into the "other."

          How to bridge the gap?  It is important to first acknowledge the power of the ego's fixeddesire

    to remain untouched.  Nevertheless, by withdrawing projections and strugglingto recognize and

    integrate what we have repressed, including its hitherto unrecognized value, we may break through

    this impasse.  What is called for is an honest "inner ear" and "inner eye" attuned to catch our subtle

    and not so subtle aggressive or contemptuousreactions.  The life of the soul is not to be found in

    repressing the instinctual and identifying with the spiritual, but an allowing each its own viability

    as we live, creatively, inthe tension between them.


     Gubitz, M. (1977), Amalek, the Eternal Adversary, Psychological Perspectives, 53(1), pp. 34-35.



"No foreign sky protected me,

no stranger's wing shielded my face. 

I stand as witness to the common lot,

survivor of that time, that place."

     From "Requiem"

                                                                            ACROSS THE WIDE WATERS
                                                                                       By: Sidney Creaghan


For this issue I am honoring the extraordinary Russian poet, Anna Akhamatova and a remarkable book, POEMS OF AKHAMATOVA, selected, translated, and introduced by Stanley Kunitz with Max Hayward.  They have this to say about her:


"Anna Akhamatova was a reticent woman, and even if she had not lived in the extraordinary isolation to which the circumstances of her time condemned her, we would doubtless still know little of her life...except that (which) she chose to say in her verse, and in the brief autobiographical note published in Moscow not long before her death.
  Reticence was part of her style.  It was reflected (in) her poetry as extreme economy, not to say brusqueness:  an imperious take-it-or-leave-it which at once drew attention to her when her work was first published, marking her off from the fashionable poetesses of the day ("poetess" was a word she loathed).  Reticence went naturally with her regal manner.


Akhamatove, 1889-1966, witnessed the chaos in Russia and abroad in the first half of the twentieth century.  She chronicled her country's troubled times in poems of sharp beauty and intensity.  Akhamatova was a star of St. Petersburg's pre-revolutionary literature set, which included Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandlstam, andAlexander Blok.  Her genius is now universally acknowledged.  This book, landmark collection, features the Russian original and the English translation on facing pages."




                                                LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT


While ushering in a new year, we have much to be grateful for and much to look forward to.  But before we march ahead to the future, I want to acknowledge the past year's success in bringing programs to the community that  foster growth and development in those individuals who attend them.  The purpose of the C. G. Jung Society is to serve the individuation process and is open to all who might have an interest in the works and teachings of

Carl Jung.


Thanks to all of you who stay involved and support our group by attending our events!


Looking ahead into the New Year, we will be presenting the classic documentary, The Way of the Dream, a video

series with interviews and conversations with Marie-Louise von Franz on dreams and the psyche.  Later in the

year we will have a guest speaker who will address the importance of creativity and the Individuation process.


Take a look inside our Newsletter and find out what else is happening this spring.  I look forward to seeing every-

one and wish each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

                                                                                                                                 - Susan O'Neal -

                                              Carrying My Cross:  Remedy for the Times

                                                                        By:  Louis Deshotels


    "The discerning person knows and feels that his psyche is disquieted by the loss of something [the eternal

    images] that was the life-blood of his ancestors. ... The undiscerning missnothing, and only discover  

    afterwards, in the papers (much too late) the alarming symptoms that have now become "real" in the outside 

    world because they were not perceived before inside, just as the presence of the eternal images was not 

    noticed. ... Once the symptoms are really outside in some form of sociopalitical insanity, it is impossible to

    convince anybody that the conflict is in the psyche of every individual, since he is now quite sure where his

    enemy is.  Then, the conflict which remains an intrapsychic phenomenon in the mind of the discerning person,

    takes place on the plane of projection in the form of political tension and murderous violence."

    (Jung, CW 14, para. 510)


     So here in Jung's statements from the mid 1950's we may find orientation that could prove helpful today!

     The conflict is "in the psyche," but only "in the mind of the discerning person."  The "tension" and "violence"

     rivets in a distracting way,  keeping it as everyone else's problem!  And "THEY" should take care of "THEIR"

     problem.  The distraction of "News" and "Fake News" on TV and on the phone keep focus on "The Problem"

     and it is always out there, in someone!  But if the issue begins in the pysche, then in the psyche is where it must

     return.  An orientation toward the inner conflict, while difficult and lonely, possibly has a different effect.  

     Turning toward the inner conflict, we might find the incorrigible one within:  the Shadow!  If, then, the irate

     instigator can be seen within, the experience of the discrepancy between what we would like to be and its

     opposite, may make itself felt TO US!  Then the tension held within may produce and unexpected outcome.

     But if we avoid or meddle, the hell of it all may increase.  The experience of conflict, when felt and not acted

     out, may produce unexpected inner unity and a clear direction that carries weight and conviction and not mere

     impulsive emotion.  "Is this perhaps the meaning of Christ's teaching, that each must bear his own cross?"

     (Jung, CW 14, para. 512)

    

      -Louis A. Deshotels-


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                                                                Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins

                                                               That may buy you just a moment of pleasure


                                                                But then drag you for days

                                                                Like a broken man

                                                                Behind a farting camel.

                                                                                          

                                                                                                 Hafiz,   Sufi poet



                                      

                                           Registering for Lectures and Workshops


           You have several options for registering for the lecture/workshops offered this spring.


            1. Go online to our website at http://www.cgjunglafayettela.org and register with credit card/debit card.

                Please register at least one day ahead of event.


            2. Send check with your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and name of lecture

                and/or workshop that you plan on attending to C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette, LA, P.O. Box 683,

                Abbeville, LA 70511.   Please mail at least a week ahead so registration is received before event.


            3. Register at door before event:  30 minutes before Friday night lectures and 15 minutes before Saturday 

                seminar/workshops.