May 18, 2018
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Ken James
This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by five seasoned Jungian analysts. This seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Jung’s concepts, and is suitable for both new and returning participants, clinicians and non-clinicians. The final topic in this series is Divination and Synchronicity presented by Ken James.
Synchronicity is the term that Jung used in reference to significant coincidences that facilitate psychological wholeness. In theory and practice, Analytical Psychology values the role of synchronicity in the process of individuation. As one of the ways that the unconscious discloses itself, synchronicities will arise spontaneously within the stream of life events. It is also possible to evoke synchronicities through the deliberate use of divination techniques such as Tarot cards, the I Ching, astrology, stichomancy, and tasseography. In this class, participants will review Jungian literature on synchronicity and divination, and be introduced to several different divination tools and explore the ways Analytical Psychology understands their efficacy and value. The psychological value of divination techniques and their relationship to synchronicity and other disclosures of the unconscious will also be considered. Ways to include divination techniques into the therapeutic milieu will be presented, and indications and contraindications of these practices will be examined.
The 2017/2018 Jungian Concepts Seminar Lineup:
October 27: The Hero Archetype, Judy Shaw, LCSW
November 17: Self: The energy that drives individuation, Robert Moretti, PhD
January 26: Shadow, Laura McGrew, LCPC
March 23: Wonder Woman: the archetype, Judy Shaw, LCSW
April 27: Anima/Animus, Lorna Crowl, LCSW
May 18: Divination and Synchronicity, Ken James, PhD