Jung and Navigating the Collective Times

                                                                   Presented by

                                                  Carolyn Bates, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst

Dates & Times:  Friday Lecture, August 24, 2018

                                           7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

                                      Saturday Workshop, August 25, 2018

                                           9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registrations:     Door registrations begins 1/2 hour before events;  pre-register for events on our website 

                                       at www.cgjunglafayettela.org >Upcoming Events >CarolynBates, Ph.D.

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

Friday Lecture - Jung and the Collective:  Conscious Grounding in Uncertain Times

"It is, unfortunately, only too clear that if the individual is not truly regenerated in spirit, society cannot be either, for society is the sum total of individuals in need of redemption.  - C.G. Jung -

None of us is immune to the currents of cultural and societal change happening around us, in particular when they feel so seismic in nature.  In addressing the cultural anxiety and uncertainty not only in our current political climate but in the swirling changes of world events, Jung’s understanding of the collective and his ideas of the ego’s relationship to “the other” may guide us in how to better ground ourselves.  This lecture will explore the eruptions of cultural shame that contribute to the current schisms in our country and how the archetypal imagery found in the ancient myth of Poseidon and Medusa may help us understand the forces at play.

Saturday Workshop - When the Center Will Not Hold: The Dangers of Collective Shadow Projection

"Where force rules, there is no love, and where love reigns force does not count."  - C.G. Jung -

Is it possible that we can find the tension of these opposites – power and eros – wrestling at the core of most shadowed conflict: intrapsychic, interpersonal, familial, socio-political and cultural?  Jung clarifies that hidden within conflict lays an invitation to meet Shadow – both individual and collective – at key moments in the process of psychological growth.

We will explore how the things that threaten us – that feel ominous and frightening to us – present us with valuable opportunities for individuation.  Using the myth of Psyche and Eros, workshop participants will be invited to explore how both myth and fairy tale can help us recognize shadow, its projection and its recall.  This workshop will include a power point, discussion, the sharing of dreams, and writing.

Prior to this workshop, participants are encouraged to view two films: Bill Condon’s 2017 version of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast and Anthony Harvey’s 1968 film The Lion in Winter.

Carolyn Bates, Ph.D.  is a psychologist and diplomate Jungian  analyst  in Austin, Texas.   In addition to her analytic practice, she currently serves as President of the Texas Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society Society  of Jungian Analysts’ training institute.   She  offers  lectures,  workshops,  and  classes on dream interpretation,  the symbolism of pilgrimage,  the feminine archetype in dreams and fairy tales, ethics andand  the depth psychotherapy process, and the phenomenon of synchronicity and trauma in the collective.

   COSTS:  Friday & Saturday $50.00;  Friday (only) $15.00;  Saturday (only) $35.00
  CEU'S:  Friday & Saturday $30.00;  Friday (only) $10.00;  Saturday (only) $20.00



                 Upcoming Events Calendar

     Fall 2018

     8/24/18     Jung and the Collective:  Conscious Grounding in Uncertain Times

                      (lecture), Carolyn Bates, Jungian Analyst, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

     8/25/18     When the Center Will Not Hold:  The Dangers of Shadow Projection
                      (workshop), Carolyn Bates, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

                                             (See Description Inside) 

    11/09/18    Lumen Naturae:  Let There Be Light!  (lecture)

                      John Todd, Jungian Analyst, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.


    11/10/18    Lumen Naturae:  Let There Be Light! - cont'd  (workshop)

                      John Todd, Jungian Analyst, 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M>

       TBA       Science of the Soul,  film narrated by Edward Edinger,

                      Jungian Analyst.




                                                      THE 'LANGUAGE' OF THE DREAM               


"There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion."

                                                                                                                        - Jung, CW 9i, par. 179 -

As soon as we begin to wonder about a dream's meaning, we come face-to-face with a dilemma.  The language of the unconscious and its dreams is not the language we use in everyday life.

Modern neurology informs us that the source of the rational, linear language we use daily (prefrontal cortex) is offline when we sleep and dream.  Instead, it is the brain's older, pre-rational, emotional and imaging centers that busily create dreams each night.  These centers express dreams sensuously and concretely as metaphor, analogy, symbol, image, feeling, and emotion.

Our training to use rational, linear language starts very early in life.  When it comes to grasping the dream's language, this language is not in synch with that of the dream.  How might we develop and "ear" for the dream's language?  This language may also speak to us in music, and art form that can elicit all manner of responses from the depths of the psyche.  So, too, can an actor's nuanced interpretation of a screenwriter's or playwright's work.  In form of creative expression, whether it be poetry, painting, sculpture, etc.

Art forms that stir us call us to attune to our responses, to the feelings, emotions, memories, images, and bodily  reactions they elicit . . . and so do dreams.  What if we were to resist the urge to take the lead by trying to analyze a dream?  What if, instead, we first let ourselves be led by our responses, rather like a dog following a scent?  In this way we might begin to fathom the dream, making discoveries of which the rational mind had no knowledge.  If we later take time in quiet moments to revisit these discoveries, they are likely to flesh out and more discoveries may emerge.                                                                                                

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                                                               Fall 2018 Upcoming Events

Probably                                                                   used to the rain

and hardly not                                                       at least one of us

a door could open                                                will open that dusty gate

but you and I have to step aside                     and a new light is standing there  

to allow that deeper space                        

to ascent the way the deeper                            where it has been shining

always knows to ascend                                     for a thousand years

but you and I have to                                           only our shadow was blocking it.

let go

as we step aside to allow                                    Consumed by the light we open

what is next.                                                            to what was always there,

                                                                                      what was strong enough to wait.

All that was always there

will step forth,                                                        Sidney Creaghan

all we have to do                                                    January 8, 2018

is step aside

to allow the passage

the freedom to flow.

One night or some morning


Beginning in Fishes Eyes,                                   The Comfort missed                                         And Bliss, like Afterbirth

In Refracted Rays of Divine                               And NOT carried                                                Follows the New Born King

     Majesty,                                                                Betraying and Obstructing

Appearing in Pinpoints of light                        Consciousness                                                     Louis A. Deshotels

That pierce the Darkness--                                 Within                                                                    June 29, 2018 

Unwanted, Unexpected,                                      From pinpoints of Light

     Incomprehensible                                             A Gathering Image of Abundance

To the Darkness that would Grasp                  And its Expression

The Light, to Own and Use                                 Gathering in the East in the Night

Like a Ring of Power                                             Light of the Coming Sun

While Deserts of Poverty                                     Overwhelming in its Brightness

Bring no Bliss                                                           The Mistress of the Ring

But realizations of Neglect                                  And the Mistress of Light

That project into Things                                      Gives Birth

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 "I hope  you  will  find  time to commit your plant counterparts to the earth and tend their growth, for the

 earth always wants children - houses, trees, flowers - to grow out of her and celebrate the magic of the human

 psyche with the Great Mother, the best counter-magic against rootless extraversion."

 (Jung, Letters Vol. II, p. 320)

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      Across the Wide Waters by Sidney Creaghan                                     p.2

      The 'Language' of the Dream by Deedy Young                                  p.3

      Poems byLouis Deshotels                                                                    p.3
      Upcoming Events:  Jung and Navigating the Collective Times

                                       by Carolyn Bates                                                 p.4
      Upcoming Events:  Lumen Naturae:  Let There Be Light!             

                                       by John Todd                                                       p.5

      Film Series                                                                                            p.6

      Letter from Lynne Radomsky                                                            p.6

      Another Reflection from the Red Book                                             p.7

     In Memoriam of Charlotte Mathes                                                    p.7

      Registering for Lectures and Workshops                                          p.7

      Board of Directors                                                                               p.8

      Upcoming Events Calendar                                                       p.8


                                                      Fall 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.

"The Life of the imagination seems to be a

hieroglyphic language, a reportare, a true report

and it creates a transfiguration of the real."

- John Keats -

                                                                    ACROSS THE WIDE WATERS
                                                                                        By: Sidney Creaghan

I  was  given  a  small,  quiet  book  of  poetry,  Bell of the Hours  by  Brother  Paul  Quenon.   Judith  Valente,  a correspondent, Religious & Ethics News Weekly, PBS-TV and author describes Brother Paul's work as bridging the life of contemplation with the world of poetry.  The bells that sound the hours in his monastery remind us through his poetry that there is sacredness in every moment and call us back to the beauty and light that is in the world if we simply slow down enough to see, hear it and feel it.  Even though many of us would not say its simple to slow down in this ever spinning world we have created.  His poems, housed among his own zen like black and white photographs fold together like friends to illuminate the nature, the natural world and the austerity of the

monastic life.  As these qualities join together on paper we get a glimpse of the depth and value of a life devoted to the spirit and the present moment rather than to the material.

Brother Paul's book starts with a quote from Tomas Merton's Thoughts in Solitude, "The bells say: business does not matter.  Rest in God and rejoice, for this world is only the figure and the promise of a world to come, and only those who are detached from transient things can possess the substance of an eternal promise."  It feels to me that this way of looking at things reflects well of a life lived through the psyche and the gift of our dreams and by listening to the call of The Self.



                                           Registering for Lectures and Workshops

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

            1. Go online to our website at http://www.cgjunglafayettela.org and register using 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 workshops.

                                             LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

     With the  "Dog days of summer" coming to an end, I am anticipating a relief from the intense heat we have been

     experiencing!  Summer not being my favorite season, I spent much of it inside reading and watching the news...

     probably  too  much!   The  chaos  in  our  world  is  producing more and more anxiety and fear and I for one feel 

     "infected" by it all.

     I have to remind myself on a daily basis to stay connected  to  my inner life and heed the wisdom of Carl Jung, a

     man who was in touch with both his inner life and the events of the world and history.

     To begin our 2018-19  season, we are very excited to present Carolyn Bates, Jungian analyst from Austin, Texas,

     who  will  address some of these conflicts in our world and what Jung has to say about it.   I  invite you to attend

     the  programs  we  offer  and  become a member of the C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette so  that we can continue to

     bring quality speakers who can assist us on our journeys.  I look forward to seeing you.

                                                                                                                                                          - Susan O'Neal -


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

      Charles Zeltzer, Ph.D.

     Editorial Board
      Charlene Henry, Editor

      Sue Billet

      Sidney Creaghan
      Louis Deshotels

      Newsletter Layout
      Simone McCrocklin

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


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                                                               Lumen Naturae:  Let There Be Light!
                                                                             Presented by
                                                     John Todd, Ph.D.,  Jungian Analyst

   Dates & Times:  Friday Lecture, November 9, 2018
                                             7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                         Saturday Workshop, November 10, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   Registrations:    Door registrations begins 1/2 hour before events;  pre-register for events on our website  at

                                          www.cgjunglafayettela.org >Upcoming Events >John Todd, Ph.D.
   Place:                   Ramsey Hall, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana

                                                      Friday Lecture - The Shadow of the Bat

   The evening lecture will be an exploration of the image of the bat and what it holds for the modern Westerner. 

   Most     early human cultures revered the bat. Not only was the bat held sacred for the essential role they play in our 

   cosystem as pollinators, seed dispersers, and natural insect control, they were also appreciated for their

   uniqueness.   Bats are the only mammals that possess the ability for sustained flight, they nurse their young, and

   even share brainwave patterns common with the those of primates. And yet, they mostly live underground in caves,

   sleep upside down, have the ability to see in the dark, and are nocturnal.  Despite their clear benefit to humans and

   our ecology in general, Western culture has demonized the bat and therefore one is forced to wonder why so much

   negative shadow material has been projected on the bat. What does the image of the bat hold for the Western

   psyche? What aspects of ourselves have been deemed demonic that are essential to our own inner ecosystems? A

   deeper exploration of the image of the bat as not only holding negative shadow material, but also holding that of the 

   light bringer or psychopomp reveals a great deal about the human condition in the modern Western world.

                                                      Saturday Workshop - Let There Be Light!

   The workshop will be a deeper exploration of the role of the Lumen Naturae (The Light of Nature) and the light

   bringer/psychopomp within our psyches with a particular emphasis on those that present themselves to us in the

   form of an animal. Film clips, clinical material and personal reflection will be used to further deepen and explore

   this vital concept as it manifests in our daily lives and practices as mental health professionals.

   John Todd is a diplomate Jungian analyst based in Evergreen, Colorado.  A native of Florida, John began his career

   spending over a decade as a children and family counselor for Hospice of Florida Suncoast before starting private

   practice.  In 2006 he relocated to Evergreen with his wife and two children.  In his free time he enjoys hiking, skiing,

   film, music, and reading.

       COSTS:  Friday & Saturday (both days) $50.00;  Friday (only) $15.00;  Saturday (only) $35.00

       CEU'S:  Friday & Saturday (both days) $30.00;  Friday (only) $10.00;  Saturday (only) $20.00


                           ANOTHER REFLECTION FROM THE RED BOOK

In the last part of  "Liber Primus" in Jung's Red Book called "Resolution" there is a footnote (#221) which

became part of the preface to what we now know as Volume VII of the Collected Works,  Two Essays in

Analytical Psychology.  Jung wrote this in December 1916, right in the middle of WWI.

                    I feel like what he wrote is relevant for our time and, probably, for all time.

The psychological processes, which accompany the present war, above all the incredible brutalization of public opinion, the mutual slanderings, the unprecedented fury of destruction, the monstrous flood of lies, and man's incapacity to call a halt to the bloody demon - are suited like nothing else to powerfully push in front of the eyes of thinking men the problem of the restlessly slumbering chaotic unconscious under the ordered world of consciousness.  This war has pitilessly revealed to civilized man that he is still a barbarian  . . . 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.  Only the change in the attitude of the individual is the beginning of the change in the psychology of the nation.

How many times do we need to be reminded that . . . the essential thing is the life of the individual and The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate?  Jung repeats this same theme over and over throughout his work!  For me, it so easily slips away when I am bombarded daily with the messages that provoke my hate and anger and fear, all of my baser instincts, the stuff of my own Shadow.

If that is not enough, how about, "Why do you observe the splinter in your brother's eye and never notice the great log in your own?"  (Mathew 7: 3-4)

What a great task we are being given today.  All we can do is the best we can.

                                                                                                       - Charlene Henry -

                                                        FILM SERIES

In the winter of 2018, we showed a 4-part series of films called  The Way of the Dream.  In this series Marie-Louise von Franz provided commentary on various themes related to the psyche and its different aspects and how these appear in our dreams.  Each film was followed by a very lively group discussion.

This fall we will be having a showing of a series of short films called  Science of the Soul  by the Jungian analyst Edward Edinger.  Here is how they are described on the video jacket:

        Are we living in a mythless age?  Is orthodox religion bankrupt?  Using religious texts, mythology,

       modern dreams and the concepts of depth psychology, Jungian analyst Dr. Edward Edinger presents

       a series of "video essays" about a new myth, a new "world view," that he sees emerging from the work

       of C.G. Jung - a creative collaboration between the scientific pursuit of knowledge and the religious

       search for meaning.

There are three 40-minute films in the series that will be shown on one day.  Part I - The Collective Unconscious;

Part II - The Structure of the Psyche; Part III - Social Implications.  Between each film, we will have a short

discussion led by a panel of local therapists.

       TBA;  COST:  $5.00

    C. G. Jung Society

    of Lafayette, LA

    157 Oakview Blvd.

    Lafayette, LA 70503

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                                                                                        In Memoriam

Charlotte Mathes, Jungian analyst from New Orleans died on May 29, 2018.  We had the great pleasure in the spring of 2007 of having her speak to our group on "Archetypal Aspects of Mourning."  Her presentation was based on her own experience in grieving the loss of a son which she wrote about in her book, And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Hear:  Moving from Despair to Meaning after the Death of a Child.  Charlotte was a soft-spoken,

kind and gentle person whose pain found a creative outlet.  Her writing is a gift that she could share with the world.  Rest in Peace.


Letter to the board and members

C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette


                                           If the works succeeds, it often works like a miracle . . .   

                                      Deo concedente as the alchemists inserted into their recipes.

                                                                                    --C. G. Jung, "The Psychology of the Transference"             

I am writing to express my heartfelt thank you and appreciation for the generous sponsorship, support

and interest that your society has shown in my work, and specifically for my book on Africian Healing

which hasbeen accepted for publishing by a renowned US publisher.  This would not be possible without

your assistance.  My experiences with the society, both as a presenter as well as personally, have always

been uplifting, encouraging and confirming.  It is gratifying to know that the ethos of your society honors

the objective psyche and contributes to the work of C. G. Jung.

I look forward to on-going sharing and association.

Lynne Radomsky, Ph.D.

Jungian analyst/Clinical psychologist

South Africa

Anticipated date of book is 2019.  As soon as we know that it is out in print, we will let you know.