In-Between Times:

Something Gone, Something 

Not Yet Born


A Lecture by James Hollis of Washington D.C.*


Friday, September 21

7:30-10:00 p.m.

Anglican Diocese of Montreal

Fulford Hall

1444 Union (Metro McGill)

General Admission: $25

*+ $20 for 2 OPQ Credits

 


 

                          

Wandering between two worlds, one dead, 

                                             The other powerless to be born …                       Matthew Arnold, 1885

 

As individuals, we often find ourselves in in-between times, between a world we knew, and a world that has not yet emerged. These times are hours of crisis, disorientation, loss, and enormous anxiety. Similarly cultures, eras, civilizations go through in-between times. Ours is such a moment in history. How can we recover our bearings, sustain dignity and integrity when things fall apart? What abides amid such discontinuity?  Together we will reflect on what we may do to recover a sense of personal autonomy when our roadmap whirls from our grasp and leaves us confounded.

   


What Is Depth Psychology and 

Why Does It Matter?

A Half-day (Training) Seminar with Dr. James Hollis*


Saturday, September 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fulford Hall

1444 Union (Metro McGill)

Members $30; Non-Members $35

Students/Senior Members $20

*+$30 for 3 OPQ credits

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James Hollis’s mythopoetic depth psychology approach offers an intriguing entry into the personal, clinical and social patterns of experience which surround the therapeutic encounter and offers theoretical perspectives that can extend, invigorate and enrich our professional and personal understanding of therapeutic  functioning.

    This half-day workshop will explore how depth psychology differs from other modalities and consider how its premises and methods are of use to all of us, whether psycho-dynamically oriented or not. This seminar will explore the mythopoetic or “myth-creating” aspect of the psyche, through the lenses of the following three interpretive principles:

“It’s not about what it’s about.”

“What you see is a compensation for what you don’t see.”

It’s all metaphor.”

James Hollis is a licensed psychologist and Jungian analyst who maintains a private practice in Washington, D.C.; he is currently the director of the Jung Society of Washington.

      He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and he continues to teach as a Professor of Jungian Studies for the graduate program of Saybrook University. Dr. Hollis is the author of fifteen books that have been translated into sixteen languages. His latest book is entitled Living the Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey. (Sounds True; 2018)


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The Writings of James Hollis


A four-part reading seminar

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Thursdays: October  4, 11, 18, 25                          

7:00–9:00 p.m.

The Argyle Institute

4150 rue Ste.-Catherine W.

$40 for the complete series

$12 per evening

Readings will be available at the Sept. 21 event.

 

 

 

   

October 4


The Afternoon Knows What the Morning Never Imagined


Why do some of us reach our middle years and find ourselves in crisis–of relationship, of career, of faith–or perhaps of individuation? 

Is Jungian psychology particularly well adapted to questions of the second half of life? James Hollis asks us to consider what attitudes 

and choices support individuation and help us move from misery to meaning. 

Susan Meindl, MA, is a psychologist in private practice. She is a graduate of the McGill Counseling Psychology program and the 

Argyle Institute of Human Relation’s Individual Psychoanalytically-oriented Psychotherapy program. She is a long-time member of the 

Steering Committee of the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal.

 

October 11

Tracking the Gods:

The Place of Myth in Modern Life

James Hollis follows in the tradition of C. G. Jung in reminding his readers that the gods are ever present.

     In Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life, he writes: “This review of the place of myth in modern life is intended to articulate our challenge, which is to live consciously in a world without clear and sustaining mythic images.

Murray Shugar is the editor of the Montreal Jung Society newsletter and website.


October 18 

Where we do not go willingly, sooner or later we will be dragged


Despite the primacy of soul, the ego–frightened and bewildered–ignores, represses, denies, or flees the swamplands. Yet much of our lives is lived in such regions, and much of the prison of neurosis is a denial of this realm. To experience some healing within ourselves and to contribute to the healing of the world, we are summoned to wade through the muck from time to time. 

   Kathryn Archibald is actively engaged in her local Verdun community but occasionally leaves her riverside haunts to delve into the waters of the unconscious with the Montreal Jung Society and likes it!


         October 25

What To Do With the Ghosts From the Past?

Are you haunted? By others (ancestors, parents, former friends or lovers), by outer pressures (customs, expectations), or inner feelings (helplessness, powerlessness)? How do we exorcize our ghosts? James Hollis offers us some clues and, as always, invites us to show up and grow up in order to live a more meaningful life.

     Tonight’s readings will include selections from Hollis’s two latest books: Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts That Run Our Lives and Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey.

Mary Harsany is the co-president of the Montreal Jung Society and a licensed psychologist in private practice.


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LE SENTIMENT D’ÊTRE UN ÉTRANGER*

 Conférence offerte par Marcel Gaumond Ph. D., psychanalyste jungien



vendredi, le 2 novembre 

John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Métro Guy/Concordia) 

                  Salle: a confirmer

19:30-22:00

Membres: $15

Non-Membres: $20

Etudiants/Membres Ainés: $10  

*Accréditation OPQ

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Moïse, Œdipe et Jésus, tous les trois menacés de mort dès leur naissance et de parents inconnus (de père inconnu dans le cas de Jésus), entreprendront une quête afin de trouver la Terre de leurs ancêtres, la Terre promise, le Royaume des vrais parents, le Royaume des cieux, bref l’Espace symbolique. Respectivement rejetés par le Pharaon, par Laïos et par Hérode, ils vécurent cet inquiétant sentiment d’être des étrangers parmi les leurs, sentiment qui fut également éprouvé par Jung et que je mettrai en rapport avec le sentiment d’inquiétante étrangeté dont Freud a abondamment parlé dans son essai (Das Unheimliche, 1919) ainsi que dans sa correspondance.  
    Dans le chapitre de son autobiographie consacré à ses années de collège, Jung rapporte "le sentiment désagréable" qu’il éprouvait à l’époque,
"voire l’inquiétude de posséder inconsciemment d’odieuses qualités qui éloignaient de moi maîtres et camarades.  [...]  Les autres individus semblaient tous assurément vivre ailleurs. Je me sentais absolument seul avec mes certitudes. Je m’en serais volontiers ouvert à quelqu’un, mais nulle part je ne trouvais un point de contact–au contraire je sentais chez l’autre un étonnement, une méfiance, une crainte de venir vers moi qui me sidérait."

    Dans mon exposé, j’émettrai l’hypothèse que l’expérience du "sentiment d’être un étranger" peut être considérée comme étant à l’origine de ce qui incite l’être humain à porter attention à l’autre et à se mobiliser dans le registre d’une action caractérisée par la solidarité, la compassion et la reconnaissance. Dans une démarche d’individuation, le sentiment d’être un étranger s’avère le révélateur de ce singulier et parfois ténébreux inconnu qui nous habite et qu’il devient possible de connaître à condition de lui accorder une place au soleil.



LE SENTIMENT D’ÊTRE UN ÉTRANGER*
Atelier offert par Marcel Gaumond, Ph. D.,
psychanalyste jungien


samedi, le 3 novembre 
John Molson School of Business
1450 rue Guy (Métro Guy/Concordia)
Salle: 
a confirmer
10:00-16:30
Membres: $60
Non-Membres: $70
Etudiants/Membres Ainés: $40

*Accréditation OPQ

RE02727-18 (7 heures: 2+5))  

L’atelier sera introduit par un bref résumé du contenu de la conférence de la veille et il offrira ensuite à chacun des participants l’opportunité d’explorer ce "sentiment d’être un étranger? à partir de ses propres expériences personnelles.

Marcel Gaumond, Ph.D., est psychanalyste diplômé de l’Institut Jung de Zürich (1977), en pratique privée à Québec. Cofondateur avec Guy Corneau, Jan Bauer et Tom Kelly de l’Association des psychanalystes jungiens du Québec (APJQ), il fut président de celle-ci de 1989 à 1999. Il fut également fondateur avec Ursula Stuber de l’École québécoise d’Eutonie Gerda Alexander et membre formateur au sein de l’Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts of North America (IRSJA). Ayant acquis un supplément de formation à San Francisco dans une approche, cette fois, néo-freudienne, Marcel Gaumond s’intéresse à tout ce qui a trait aux règles de base du processus psychothérapeutique. Ses travaux actuels portent sur ce qui serait de nature à réconcilier les paradigmes freudien et jungien. Il encadre depuis 1995 « Les Rencontres du Ciné-Psy » qui font suite aux textes de sa chronique qui paraît cinq fois l’an dans le magazine du cinéma Le Clap (Québec) et dans celui des cinémas Beaubien et du Parc (Montréal). Il a écrit et participé à plusieurs livres et articles sur la psychanalyse et le cinéma, ainsi que sur l’eutonie. Depuis janvier 2017, il seconde François Martin-Vallas comme co-éditeur en chef de la Revue de Psychologie Analytique.

Contact : marcel.gaumond@gmail.com


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The Meeting and the Dance of Opposites in Zorba the Greek

A Film and Lecture by Angela Pessinis of Montreal


Friday, November 23

7:30-10:00 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia) MB 3.210

Members: $15; Non-Members: $20

Students/Senior Members: $10

 

The film Zorba the Greek is a 1964 Academy Award-winning film in which the role of Zorba was immortalized by Anthony Quinn. The film is based on Nikos Kazantzakis’s partly autobiographical eponymous book; and the music by Mikis Theodorakis has become world-famous.

    There will be a brief introduction of the writer and his work followed by a screening of the film. We will reflect on whether the writer, in meeting with Zorba, manages to befriend the opposites: Apollonian and Dionysian; Logos and Eros; body and psyche–what Kazantzakis called the two eternal enemies.

“My  greatest benefactors in life have been travels and dreams; amongst people, living and dead, very few helped in my struggle. However, if I wanted to single out  specifically those who have left their deep footprints in my psyche, perhaps I would point to Homer, Buddha, Nietzsche, Bergson and Zorba ... Zorba taught me how to love life and not be afraid of death.”

                                                                  Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco 

 

Learning to Dance with the Shadow and Live the Mysteries of Life   

A Conference with Angela Pessinis  

Saturday, November 24

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia) Room TBA

Members: $60; Non-Members: $70

Students/Senior Members: $40

 

In this seminar we will revisit vignettes of the film Zorba the Greek and explore what Zorba represents in the psyche of the writer and vice versa. Themes such as typology, shadow, anima, relationships and the individuation process will be examined.

      We will reflect on whether there is an integration of the Dionysian spirit in the writer, and whether he learns how to live the mysteries of life instead of only writing about them.

Angela Pessinis was born in Greece and immigrated to Toronto right after high school. Her first two degrees were in English Literature and Humanities and Comparative Literature at York University in Toronto.

      It was in a Literature course that she came across Jung’s Man and his Symbols and she was deeply impressed by the depth and spherical approach to the human psyche. 

      Subsequently she managed to get to the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich and attended two semesters there. She completed her formal training in analytical psychology at the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA).

     Her interests include healing and transformation, creative energy, the manifestation of the psyche in all its expressions: interpretation of dreams, fairy tales, film, literature and art in general.