Jungian Concepts Seminar III: Cultural Complexities and the Middle East

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  •  March 27, 2015
     7:00 pm CDT - 9:30 pm CDT

CEUs: 2

Instructor: Jane Kamerling

This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by eight seasoned Jungian analysts.   This seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Jung’s concepts, and is suitable for both new and returning participants, as topics vary from year to year.  Questions and discussion will be welcome at each session.

Friday March 27: Cultural Complexities and the Middle East

This lecture will begin by exploring the idea of individual complexes and expanding those concepts from individual to the whole culture of people.  The focus will be on the culture of Islam versus the culture of the West, United States in particular. We will examine the archetypal patterns of both cultures and a possible mythology that could unite those cultures in a dialogue, drawing from Jane Kamerling’s book, Lifting the Veil, co-authored  with Fred Gustafson . Active participation is welcomed and reading Cultural Complexes by Tom Singer and Samuel Kimbles is recommended.

About the Instructor

Originally from New York, Jane Kamerling moved to the Chicago area in 1971.  Prior to moving, Jane worked in Psychiatric hospital, Norristown State Hospital in Philadelphia, and as a Probation Officer in Prince George Maryland.   She graduated with a masters degree in social work in 1977 and worked for Lake County Special Education and then Elgin School District U-46 as a school social worker.  Jane began private practice in 1983 specializing in teenagers.  In 1987 she enrolled in the Analytic Training Program and graduated in 1993.  Her practice focuses on Individual therapy, adults and teenagers and also has training in couples and family therapy.  Jane is a faculty member of the Analytic Training Program and Co-director of the Clinical Training Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago.

The 2015 Concepts Seminar Lineup Includes:

Friday January 23 (Lorna Crowl): Life Through A Purposive Lens

Friday February 20 (Bob Moretti): Ego, Death, and the Self

Friday March 27 (Jane Kamerling): Cultural Complexities and the Middle East

Friday April 24  (Cate Rondenet): Creation of Consciousness as a Spiritual Path

Friday May 15 (Ken James): Bringing it All Together: Jung’s Psychology in Perspective

Recommended Reading

Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Carl Jung); The Development of Personality (Carl Jung)

Power in the Helping Profession (Adolf Guggenbuhl)


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States