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The Psychology of the Trickster Personality Selections for discussion will be from Mercury Rising: Women, Evil and the Trickster God by Deldon Anne McNeely, an American Jungian analyst and author. Other readings are from Persephone Returns by Tanya Wilkinson, Professor of Psychology and Core Faculty Member at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Both texts will show us the path of the Trickster from the family of origin to the possible development of psychopathological traits such as narcissism, antisocial behaviour and borderline personality Maria-Rosario Lopez Larroy, ex-professor of Psychodiagnostics in the UCA of La Plata, Argentina. Currently she is the general coordinator of Quebec Christian Meditation.
The C. G. Jung Society of Montreal sites.google.com/site/cgjungmontreal Art, Imagination and the Light of Nature: The Flames of Things A lecture by Tom Cheetham of Maine Many of us have lost contact with the primal immersion in reality where all things are marvellous and strange, both familiar and unexpected. That world is saturated with an incandescent fire, as in the first morning of creation. There are many ways to recover the beginner's mind that reveals the flame of things. If we imagine the fiery heart to be the organ of both Imagination and sensation, as certain traditions have held, we can know the nature of our task. Fire is magical and dangerous. It is spirit and life, conflagration and despair. It is hearth and hellfire both. Our challenge is to master the pyrotechniques of art and of alchemy, of knowledge and of love. Then we might enact new forms of life that reveal the wonder and mystery in all things. In this lecture I will try to help us take a few small steps towards that end.
Eros & the Precision of Imagination: Learning the Flowers A Seminar with Tom Cheetham Creative imagination lies at the heart of the arts and the sciences. Effective mastery of true imagination requires a discipline of attention. The word derives from the Latin for "stretching out toward" something. In attending to things we let them educate us, to educe us, to "lead us out" from ourselves. In this workshop we will be concerned with attending. To attend to things is to be in sympathy with them as they show themselves. We will start by stopping. As the Buddhists put it: Rest in the openness of mind, in beginner's mind. We aim for a profound receptivity to what there is, a radical empiricism that releases the ego and discovers the world. Zen master Dōgen Zenji put it this way: "To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening." Tom Cheetham is the author of five books on the imagination in religion, psychology, the arts and sciences, and one book of poems. He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London, and was Adjunct Professor of Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic, and Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Wilson College. He teaches and lectures in the US and Europe. He and his wife live on a homestead in rural Maine. They have two grown children.