Jan
4
9:30 AM09:30

The Multiplicity of the Feminine

Feminist & Feminist-Jungian Takes on The Feminine Within Patriarchy, and Beyond

January 4th-February 22nd

Friday mornings, 9:30-11am

with Satya Doyle Byock

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 Marion Woodman; Audre Lorde; Ann Ulanov; June Singer; Erich Neumann; Claire Douglas; bell hooks; Helen Luke; Christine Downing.

Marion Woodman; Audre Lorde; Ann Ulanov; June Singer; Erich Neumann; Claire Douglas; bell hooks; Helen Luke; Christine Downing.

In this seminar, we’ll explore various takes on the Feminine and the Anima within Jungian psychology, and within psychologically-oriented feminist literature. We’ll seek to define these ideas as they relate to men and women, and to life within Patriarchy, as opposed to within Nature.

Purchase of books is not required as selections will be emailed in advance to all participants. Authors of selections will include mythologist Christine Downing; feminist poet and essayist Audre Lorde; the pioneering essays of Erich Neumann; Jung, and many more.

Some film and podcast selections may be incorporated as optional outside resources, or for group gatherings.

It is time now to go in search of HER
— Christine Downing
The different nature of the female and feminine psyche must be discovered anew if women are to understand themselves, but also if the patriarchally masculine world that has fallen ill thanks to its extreme one-sidedness is again to return to health.
— Erich Neumann
The white fathers told us: I think, therefore I am. The Black mother within each of us – the poet – whispers in our dreams: I feel, therefore I can be free.
— Audre Lorde
...the devaluation of the real woman was compensated by daemonic traits. She no longer appeared as an object of love, but as a persecutor or witch. The consequence of increasing [worship of Mary] was the witch hunt, the indelible blot on the later Middle Ages.
— C.G. Jung
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Seminar details:

  • Dates: Jan 4th-Feb 22nd -- Friday mornings, 9:30-11am

  • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants

  • Cost: $225 for eight-week seminar

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Fanny Brewster on the Racial Complex

Fanny Brewster on the Racial Complex 

Friday morning workshop

November 9th, 9am-noon

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We're so glad to have Jungian analyst, writer, and professor Dr. Fanny Brewster back with us to explore topics too rarely discussed within Jungian Psychology: race, the history of racism, and the “racial complex.”

In this lecture/workshop we will dive into the topic of complexes -- an idea core to Jung's entire psychology, which he originally named  "Complex Psychology." Through Dr. Brewster’s scholarship, we will focus on understanding the racial complex.

When Jung first spoke about African Americans in his 1930’s writings, particularly in The Complications of American Psychology, he referred to “a white complex” and “a Negro complex.” Dr. Brewster inquires: What exactly is our racial complex? What is the relationship between this particular complex and dissociation—the disconnection between the ego and the Self? 

In this workshop, we’ll explore these questions from an intellectual lens as well as a personal one. We’ll dive into the history of classical Jungian psychology, as well as the concepts that apply directly to our own lives. What are our racial complexes? How do they live within us? How do they exist within the societies we inhabit?

  • Date: November 9th, 2018, Friday morning, 9am-noon

  • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants

  • Cost: $65 for intimate three hour workshop*

    • (Small discount provided to participants in current Neumann/Jung workshop).

Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and author of poetry and nonfiction. Her book Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (2018) was recently published by Routledge, joining her book African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (Routledge, 2017). Her poems from Journey: The Middle Passage have appeared in the Psychological Perspectives Journal (2016) in which she was Featured Poet. Dr. Brewster is a Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Dreamwork, Culture and Creative Writing.

*Sold Out - Thank you*

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Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Jung and Neumann: Truth & Ethics in Times of Collective Division

Jung and Neumann: 

Truth & Ethics in Times of Collective Division

October 5th-November 16th

Friday mornings, 9:30-11am

with Satya Doyle Byock

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Reality is in question. Truth is being weighed against “alternative facts.” And everyone seems certain that they are “good” and their opponents are “evil.”

Whether it be from the White House, the Kremlin, various media sources, or the internet, there are various, active efforts to undermine our capacity to see and know reality.

What do we do about it?

Our understanding of “good” and “evil” needs to get a lot more psychological. Our understanding of ethics needs to get a lot more personal.

There are two books from the Jungian canon that should be required reading these days: Erich Neumann’s Depth Psychology and A New Ethic (1948)and Jung’s long essay The Undiscovered Self  (1956). We'll read both books and discuss their history and implication in this seminar.

“We have all seen how not a finger is lifted on behalf of ’the Good’, unless that finger happens to belong to a body whose own existence is directly threatened.” -Erich Neumann

Both books are deeply contemplative responses to WWII and the shift of reality that any “ism” can bring. They provide solutions to the burning question so many of us have these days: "what do I do?" They present an evolving notion of ethics, born from the deepest reaches of Analytical Psychology. They help to answer the plaguing moral questions of our times.

This from Sonu Shamdasani’s introduction to the re-issue of The Undiscovered Self

“In the aftermath of World War II, with the advent of the Cold War, the erection of the Berlin Wall, and the explosion of the hydrogen bomb, Jung found himself once again confronted with 'An apocalyptic age filled with images of universal destruction,' as he had been when he composed Liber Novus during World War I. Articulating there a direct linkage between what took place in the individual and in society at large, he argued that the only solution to the seemingly catastrophic developments in the world lay in the individual turning within and resolving the individual aspects of the collective conflict…."

“...he argued that only self-knowledge and religious experience could provide resistance to the totalitarian mass society. In this regard, the individual had been failed by modern science on one side, and by organized religion on the other…"

Join us in this critical discussion!

Seminar details:

  • Dates: Oct 5th-November 16th -- Friday mornings, 9:30-11am

  • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants

  • Cost: $170 for six-week seminar

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Using the I Ching for Individual & Collective Guidance

Using the I Ching for Individual & Collective Guidance

A Fundraiser for Emily's List

Friday, September 7th - 9-11am

with Satya Doyle Byock

hosted at The Nightwood Society

The world is changing, and we are changing with it. We are not just improving bits and pieces of our lifestyles to catch-up with (or counteract) the changes in culture and politics. No. This is a revolution. Psychologically. Culturally. Globally. Locally. Something is happening.

How do you stay clear on your particular, individual response? How do you orient to these extraordinary times? How do you find your own path through?

Whether you are tackling white supremacy, gun violence, xenophobic nationalism, global warming, environmental destruction, rampant sexual abuse... you are also tackling patriarchy: "a social system in which males hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property." Patriarchy is also the fundamental elevation of yang values, over yin values, of action and consumption over pleasure, being, and being with.

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In this gathering, we will attend to the re-elevation and respect of the Yin through consultation with the I Ching, an ancient Chinese and Taoist text that does not distinguish in value between the yin and yang. The goal is wholeness and balance at all times, advising on ways to engage -- or not -- with social and personal changes.

Together, we will also attend to the result of diminished respect for the yin, through the humans upon whom the de-valued yin is primarily projected: women. We'll do this by helping to disrupt patriarchy's systematic exclusion of women from leadership and power through our donations to Emily's Listan effective national organization devoted to supporting the political campaigns of Democratic, pro-choice women at all levels of government. They need our support this year more than ever.

Bring your journal and your copy of the I Ching (if you have one). There will be short introduction on how to use the I Ching and then space to engage in personal consultations with the oracle, and group discussion and personal feedback.

  • Date/Time: Friday, September 7th, 9-11am
  • Recommended text: The I Ching R.L. Wing translation preferred for beginners.
  • Cost: Donation based - Suggested: $20-$200 -- all amounts accepted!
  • Location: The Nightwood Society - 2218 NE BROADWAY ST, PORTLAND, OR 97232
  • Bring:
    • Copy of I Ching (if you have one)
    • Journal and pen
    • Three pennies
    • Donation for Emily's List
    • A friend or two

We have moved locations for this event in order to acomodate the level of interest! Please RSVP below -- all people on the prior waitlist have been notified of space.

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Fanny Brewster on Dreams and the Creative Self

Fanny Brewster on Dreams & the Creative Self 

Friday morning workshop

June 29th, 9am-noon

*Workshop is sold out. Thank you.*

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This intimate workshop with Jungian analyst, writer, and professor Dr. Fanny Brewster on dreams, active imagination, and the creative self will begin with a short lecture. The lecture will focus on the Creative Self, drawing on the work of feminist poet Audre Lorde and others. Our continued meeting in the form of a workshop will allow us to spend time engaged in an Active Imagination process. Participants are encouraged to bring dreams, and something to write with/on.

We will cover a wide range of classical Jungian themes, with Fanny's updated race and gender critiques. With a devotion to both intellect and eros, this will be a special gathering you won't want to miss. We welcome your participation.

No previous experience in dreamwork or writing is necessary.

  • Date: June 29th, Friday morning, 9am-noon
  • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants
  • Cost: $55 for intimate three hour workshop

Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and author of poetry and nonfiction. Her book African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows has recently been published by Routledge (2017). A forthcoming book, Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss is forthcoming. Her poems from Journey: The Middle Passage have appeared in the Psychological Perspectives Journal (2016) in which she was Featured Poet. Dr. Brewster is a Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Dreamwork, Culture and Creative Writing.

Workshop is full. Thank you.

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

After The Red Book: Jung’s Insights + Alchemy

After The Red Book: Jung’s Insights + Alchemy

*Eight Sessions*

April 27th - June 22nd

with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

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Jung’s entire psychology is built from the foundation of his dive into the unconscious, as captured in the Red Book. In 1925, following this descent, and as he was constructing the final text and calligraphic script, Jung delivered a series of lectures discussing the content of the Red Book journeys.

We will start by reading Jung’s 1925 Seminar for the first 4 weeks of this seminar. This is where Red Book editor, Sonu Shamdasani, believes all readers should go following the Red Book, as it's where Jung begins to thoroughly lay-out his system of psychology. This lecture is also more deeply understood if you’ve just taken that journey with Jung (though it’s not at all necessary to have read the Red Book to understand the lecture). Some themes include Jung's typological system, the collective unconsciousarchetypes, his notion of the anima and animus and some on alchemy.

For the second half of our seminar, we’ll dive into alchemy, through a wonderfully structured book on the various alchemical stages in Edward Edinger’s Anatomy of Psyche. The alchemical writings provided a clear correlate to Jung's journey through the unconscious, and provided a comforting container in which to understand what he had experienced. (I consider this book by Edinger to be one of the greatest of the post-Jung writings.)

Throughout it all, we'll bring a critical and modern lens to how the feminine shows up (or doesn't), and how this system might be a bit different when applied to women's lives. This work can be a significant antidote to the dominance of patriarchy, and the psychological + political lens can bring healing, regardless of gender identification.

  • Dates: Friday mornings, 9:30-11am - April 27 & May 4, 11, 18 & June 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants
  • Cost: $225 + cost of books

      *Sold out* -- thank you

       

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    Mar
    30
    9:30 AM09:30

    Marie-Louise von Franz on the Inferior Function

    Marie-Louise von Franz on the Inferior Function

    March 30th & April 6th

    9:30-11:30am

    with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

     Marie-Louise von Franz (artist unknown)

    Marie-Louise von Franz (artist unknown)

    "The inferior function is the door through which all the figures of the unconscious come into consciousness." - Marie-Louise von Franz, Jung's Typology

    Prior to this seminar, registrants will take two different typological tests, one of which is free (MBTI), the other costs $25 -- provided to you through my certification with the Singer-Loomis organization (SLTDI).

    This will be a very personal course, allowing space for deep self-reflection and creative learning. We'll just have two sessions, so we'll scratch the surface on Jung's typology, the development of which followed his dive into the unconscious captured in The Red Book. We'll do so through the work of his closest colleague, Marie-Louise von Franz. We'll focus on the notion of the “inferior function." Getting familiar with our most inferior function can help to understand what aspects of the world can be hard for us, and what we project onto others; it can also help us see our most potent areas of creative and insightful growth. 

    We also will have recommended reading, as we'll be drawing from the work of Marie-Louise von Franz, and a variety of different books in which she discusses the inferior function. Books shared with those who register / or hand-outs will be provided.

    • Dates: Friday mornings, 9:30-11:30am - March 30th & April 6th
    • Cost: $50 + $25 for typology test.
    • Location: Inner NE Portland, address provided to registrants
    • Materials: I will share links for the typology tests once we get official sign-ups, and links to recommended reading.

    *Sold Out* Thank you!

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    Jan
    19
    9:30 AM09:30

    "The Red Book" Seminar

    8 Sessions - January to March, 2018*

    with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

    “Since men do not know that the conflict occurs inside themselves, they go mad, and one lays the blame on the other. If one-half of mankind is at fault, then every man is half at fault.”

    C.G. Jung, Red Book, p. 200

    *Sold-out -- thank you*

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    C.G. Jung created Liber Novus, "The Red Book," from the journals he kept after the start of WWI. These journals chronicled the deep dive Jung took into his unconscious, finally recognizing -- with the outbreak of the war -- that his nightmarish visions were not delusions or the harbingers of psychosis, but something more.

    The Red Book, and the subsequent decades of Jung's psychological inquiry, was always intimately tied to social and global conflict. Today, this book can provide a much need tonic for all of us: soulful insight into what to do now. The writing and paintings he created alongside the work can teach us a great deal about the times we are currently in, as well as the foundation of Analytical Psychology.

    This 8 week seminar will provide ample space for exploration of this text, chapter by chapter. We will gather weekly, with one week off in between. (Missed sessions are expected and it's okay to miss as needed, as long as you're able to attend the majority of sessions.)

    Dates: Friday mornings, 9:30-11am - Jan 19th-Feb 9th & Feb 23rd- March 16th

    Cost: $225 for all 8 sessions (can be paid in two parts)

    Location: Inner NE

    Required Text: The Red Book reader's edition

     Detail from  The Red Book -  Salome & Elijah

    Detail from The Red Book - Salome & Elijah

    “I thought and spoke much of the soul. I knew many learned words for her, I had judged her and turned her into a scientific object. I did not consider that my soul cannot be the object of my judgement and knowledge; much more are my judgement and knowledge the objects of my soul. Therefore the spirit of the depths forced me to speak to my soul, to call upon her as a living and self-existing being. I had to become aware that I had lost my soul." 

    -Jung

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    Dec
    31
    11:00 AM11:00

    2018 Invocation and I Ching Consultation

    2018 Invocation and I Ching Consultation

      Sunday, December 31st, 11am-1pm*

      with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

      *Note changed time from original posting

       Three translations of the I Ching -- don't forget to bring your three pennies!

      Three translations of the I Ching -- don't forget to bring your three pennies!

      It's been a year. It's. Been. A. Year. 

      How do we orient to these extraordinary times? How do we orient personally and collectively? How do we find our own path through?

      In this gathering, we'll connect about our lives through 2017 and spend time in quiet consultation with the I Ching for how best to walk through 2018. Most of our time will be spent in ritual reflections on the dialogue with the I Ching. 

      Guidance on how to use the I Ching provided to those without experience.

      Bring your journal and your copy of the IChing (if you have one).  Looking forward to seeing you and starting this new year off together.

      • Date/Time: Sunday, December 31st, 11am-1pm
      • Recommended text: The I Ching Wilhelm or R.L. Wing translations preferred.
      • Cost: Free - but space is limited. Please RSVP.
      • Location: 707 Northeast Broadway St. Suite #206 Portland, OR 97232 - Near East Yoga Studio
      • Bring:
        • Journal and pen.
        • Socks for yoga floor. / Cozy clothes.
        • Three pennies.
        • Copy of I Ching.
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      Jun
      23
      6:30 PM18:30

      Lilith: Midrash, Mythology, and Astrology

      Friday, June 23rd, 6:30pm

      with Carol Ferris, MA

      Seminar is sold out - thank you!

      The woman before Eve who refused to be second.

      Back by popular demand!

      This is the second installment on Lilith with Carol Ferris, MA, following a sold-out seminar in the spring.

      Who is Lilith? Is she only the dark mythological demonic figure of Babylon? Why did early rabbis borrow this mythology of their captivity to solve the scriptural inconsistencies of Genesis 1 and 2 of the Old Testament? How did the dark feminine get coopted in this early midrash, the attempt to unravel two stories of the creation of male and female? How can Lilith's refusal to be second – enunciated in the Talmud and the Alphabet of Ben Sira – be understood in the context of modern gender relations? And what can astrology say about how any individual wrestles with being placed Second, or Other?

      When: Friday, June 23rd 2017, 6:30-8pm

      Where: The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

      Cost: $15-25 suggested donation - please pay what you're able.

      Seminar is sold out - thank you!

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      Jun
      10
      2:00 PM14:00

      The I Ching: An Introduction to its Use and Value in Daily Life

      Saturday, June 10th, 2-4pm

      with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

      *Sold Out* Thank you!

       sculpture by Walter De Maria, 64 Hexagrams of the  IChing,  on view now at Dia:Beacon - (photo by Bill Jacobson)

      sculpture by Walter De Maria, 64 Hexagrams of the IChing, on view now at Dia:Beacon - (photo by Bill Jacobson)

      The I Ching was a close companion of many leaders and sages in times of social conflict, and to Jung in the middle of two world wars. 

      Please join us for an intimate two-hour gathering to learn about the ancient Taoist oracle The I Ching, and how to use its support in daily life, decision making, and in wrestling with your own way to respond to the current times.

      Through an integrated understanding of the natural rhythm of yin and yang, we can use The I Ching to navigate the descent of darkness in the world and work appropriately towards the return of the light.

      We'll learn how to use this method of divination and experience its immediate response and value. There will be plenty of time for questions and engagement and self-exploration. 

      When: Saturday, June 10th, 2-4pm
      Where: a home in inner NE
      Guide: Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC
      Cost: $35 - suggested donation, all amounts accepted

      Please Bring: A journal and something to write with; a copy of the IChing, preferably the R.L. Wing translation and workbook. (Typically available at Powell's).

      If you cannot get a copy ahead of time, I will have a few extra available for use during class.

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      Call and Response:  Divination and Synchronicity for Navigating These Turbulent Times
      May
      21
      4:30 PM16:30

      Call and Response: Divination and Synchronicity for Navigating These Turbulent Times

      Sunday, May 21st, 2017 4:30-6:30pm

      with Anita Doyle, MA

      *sold out*

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      How do we discern the nature and meaning of a particular time, in our personal lives and in our collective life, and skillfully meet it? It’s a question we humans have grappled with since the notion of Time and its accompanying anxieties first arose in consciousness. Oracular traditions were birthed not long afterward.

      What is the impulse in us toward divination about? What does it serve?

      In this salon-style conversation, archetypal astrologist and educator Anita Doyle will guide an exploration of these questions, evoking a strong felt-sense of the differences between surface/linear time and deep/non-linear time. We will recognize the predictable, sometimes funny, sometimes disastrous consequences of failing to grasp that surface time and deep time are inextricably linked, and the transformational creativity that can unfold in our lives when we act with the clear awareness that deep time and surface time are two sides of one coin.

      Our conversation will draw particularly from Jung's notion of synchronicity, and the oracular traditions that have inspired and informed Anita for a lifetime: the I Ching, dreamwork, and astrology, along with four decades of insight meditation practice.

      When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

      Where: Irvington, NE Portland (address shared with registrants)

      Cost: $35 suggested donation -- pay what works for you.

      Registration is closed -- event is sold out.

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      May
      20
      9:00 AM09:00

      Re-visioning Masculinity: An Archetypal Approach to Healing Toxic Masculinity in the Modern Age

      May 20th & May 27th, 9-11am

      *Two Saturday Mornings*

      with David Habib Martin, MA, LPC

       Robert Ingpen Illustration for  Encyclopaedia Of The Things That Never Were  (1985)

      Robert Ingpen
      Illustration for Encyclopaedia Of The Things That Never Were (1985)

      During these two morning sessions, we will explore the archetypes of masculinity from childhood and adulthood though a lens that clarifies the difference between toxic and healthy masculinity.

      There is no pre-session preparation needed.

      Through a mixture of lecture and discussion, members will gain an understanding of these archetypes and how they work for and against them in adult life as well as expanding on previous limiting definitions of “masculinity” as a gender category.

      These mornings are intended for anyone who wishes to explore and connect with their own inner masculinity or discover the possibilities beyond the current cultural gender confines. 

      This coursework is open to all persons regardless of gender identity.

      When: *Two Saturday Mornings*
      May 20th & May 27th, 9-11am

      Where: Inner SE Portland

      Cost: $50 - two sessions

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      Apr
      29
      5:00 PM17:00

      Lilith: Midrash, Mythology, and Astrology

      She is the woman who preceded Eve and refused to be second.

      But who is Lilith? Is she only the dark mythological demonic figure of Babylon? Why did early rabbis borrow this mythology of their captivity to solve the scriptural inconsistencies of Genesis 1 and 2 of the Old Testament?

      How did the dark feminine get coopted in this early midrash, the attempt to unravel two stories of the creation of male and female? How can Lilith's refusal to be second – enunciated in the Talmud and the Alphabet of Ben Sira – be understood in the context of modern gender relations?

      And what can astrology say about how any individual wrestles with being placed Second, or Other?

      WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 5pm-6:30pm
      WHERE: 3517 SW Santa Monica Court, Portland 97221
      COST: $25 suggested donation

      *Sold Out*

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      Apr
      1
      5:30 PM17:30

      The Alchemy of Beyoncé's Lemonade

      Film viewing of Lemonade + Short Lecture, Discussion

      with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

      Beyoncé's remarkable album Lemonade chronicles a woman's journey in relationship from love to betrayal and rage, then back to forgiveness and love. It is -- explicitly -- a full alchemical journey of psychological transformation within oneself, and within relationship.

      The album, listened to in order or watched in the full-length video, depicts the journey to higher consciousness from the lower coniunctio to the higher coniunctio on the path of individuation. It is a journey well-known in the Jungian study of alchemy in the Rosarium Philosophorumand in the mythical separation and reunion told in Psyche and Eros.

      Lemonade is a significant contribution to the modern conversation around feminism, love, masculinity, and consciousness.

      During this evening presentation, we'll watch the full film of Lemonade (1 hour), along with a short presentation on alchemy and its relevance to the album.

      WHEN: Saturday, April 1st, 5:30pm
      WHERE: Literary Arts - 925 SW Washington, Portland, 97205
      COST: Free! Come join us.

      Grandmother, the alchemist. You spun gold out of this hard life. Conjured beauty from the things left behind. Found healing where it did not live. Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen. Broke the curse with your own two hands. You passed the instructions down to your own daughter. Then she passed it down to her daughter.
      — from "Lemonade"
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      Jan
      15
      9:00 AM09:00

      "A New Ethic": Morality and Consciousness in Modern Times

      *Two Sundays* - January 15th & January 22nd, 10am-12:30pm  

      with Satya Doyle Byock, MA, LPC

      The problem of evil is one of the most central problems of modern man. No appeal to old values and ideals can shield us from the recognition that we live in a world in which evil in man is emerging from the depths on a gigantic scale and confronting us all, without exception, with the question: ‘How are we to deal with this evil.’
      — Erich Neumann, "Depth Psychology and a New Ethic"

      Following WWII, the Jewish Jungian Analyst Erich Neumann wrote a critical meditation on morality and ethics and what is psychologically required of people in this new era. In his book "Depth Psychology and a New Ethic", he explores the questions that millions are still asking today: how can I truly contribute to the world? How can I balance my personal goals with those of an equitable planet? 

      His contemplations deserve widespread attention. In this seminar, we'll explore this work together, alongside Carl Jung's reflections on the topic that influenced Neumann. 

      Date: Sundays, Jan 15th & 22nd, 10am-12:30pm
      Cost: $40 suggested donation
      Location: TBA, close-in PDX
      Materials: Your own copy of the book (purchase soon!) and something to write on.

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      Jan
      1
      5:00 PM17:00

      2017 New Year Invocation: Ritual and I Ching Consultation

      We could all use a little boost of love and intention to kick-off this coming year. Gather with others who are searching for the clear path forward.

      Bring your journal and your copy of the I Ching (if you have one). We'll provide the rest. Looking forward to seeing you and starting this new year off together.

      • Date/Time: Sunday, January 1st, 5pm-7pm
      • Recommended text: The I Ching - Wilhelm or R.L. Wing translations preferred; journal and something to write with.
      • Cost: free - but space is limited. Please reserve.
      • Location: Close-in PDX
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      Dec
      2
      6:30 PM18:30

      The IChing: Use and Value in Daily Life

      Please join a wonderful gathering of people this Friday evening to learn about the ancient Taoist oracle The IChing, and how to engage its support for daily life and decision making. Carl Jung used the tool in similar ways to his use of dreamwork, helping to connect the irrational with the rational for more holistic understanding of the Self. It's a remarkably accurate and supportive guide when used correctly.

      In this seminar, we'll learn how to use this method of divination and experience its immediate response and value. There will be plenty of time for questions and engagement and self-exploration.

      As with all Salome Institute Seminars, we will be applying the academic and personal exploration to the world at large. The IChing was a close companion of many leaders and sages in times of social conflict. It supports an integrated understanding of darkness in the world, and how to work appropriately towards the return of the light. 

      Location: Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, 97205

      Time: Friday, December 2nd -- 6:30pm-9pm

      Cost: $25 suggested donation

      Please Bring: A journal and something to write with; a copy of the IChing, preferably the R.L. Wing translation. (Typically available at Powell's). If you cannot get a copy ahead of time, I will have a few extra available for use during class.

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      Oct
      19
      10:00 AM10:00

      Jung and Taoism - "Secret of the Golden Flower" and "The I Ching"

      In this seminar, we'll explore Jung's interest in the ancient Chinese text, The Secret of the Golden Flower, and how it connects to the Red Book and his work on alchemy and mandalas. We'll also explore the equally esoteric but fabulous I Ching, an ancient Chinese oracle used by Confucius. Exploration of the I Ching will include learning how to use it, and some practice in group.

      When: 4 Wednesday mornings, October 19-November 9th*, 10am-11:30am

      Cost: $120 per person (+ cost of texts)

      Please purchase the following texts for this seminar:

      • Secret of the Golden Flower, edited by Richard Wilhelm, with commentary by C.G. Jung
      • The I Ching (book of changes), translated by Richard Wilhelm, with introduction by C.G. Jung (gray cover)

      Optional texts:

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