Main Conference (University Center, Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara):
Pre-Conference and Conference Add-Ons (Please scroll down for pre-Conference schedule):
“Illuminating Your Own Creative Imagination” – Pre-Conference Workshop with Mary Dougherty (9:30am-12:30pm; lunch included). $35.00.
Lecture on Joseph Campbell’s Letters with Evans Lansing Smith (4:00-5:00pm). $15.00.
Evening Reception, Exhibit, and Lecture on the C.G. Jung House with Andreas Jung (6:00-9:00pm). $25.00.
Saturday Evening Ticketed Dinner at UCSB’s University Center. $35.00.
Continuing Education Credits (CEC). $25.00.
Transportation Ticket (Shuttle running for hotel guests only, from hotels listed to UCSB; running twice daily, morning and evening, Thursday-Sunday; Wednesday shuttle to Pacifica for Pre-Conference events will be provided at no additional cost). Attendees may also drive to UCSB and use their paid parking lots, or use local taxis. $40.00.
$350.00 Pacifica Student Rate
$395.00 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate
$450.00 General Rate
Housing: Discounted housing rates are available at select hotels in close proximity to UCSB’s campus. Please contact the hotel directly to secure your rooms. Reduced rate accommodations are limited at each hotel, please register early.
Best Western Plus – South Coast Inn: $145-165/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 4, 2019 for discounted rate. 805.967.3200 Courtyard Marriott – Santa Barbara-Goleta: $219/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 6, 2019 for discounted rate. 800.228.9290 Hampton Inn – Goleta: $169/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 4, 2019 for discounted rate. 805.681.9800 Kimpton Goodland: $199/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 5, 2019 for special rate. 805.964.6241 Pacifica Suites (not affiliated with Pacifica Graduate Institute): $179/night. Please call 805.683.6722 for reservations. Must book by March 9, 2019 to receive special rate.
Please note: Conference meals are not included in the registrations fee. There is a campus food court adjacent to the conference space where meals can be purchased in addition to the rich dining life of local college town, Isla Vista, a short walking distance from UCSB campus.
The Art and Psyche Conference is designed to engage the imaginative processes of psychotherapists of all kinds alongside members of the art community in order to creatively expand one’s understanding of depth psychology. Bringing together professionals from various fields creates an environment of cross-fertilization and the opportunity to experience psychology through painting, music, poetry, and literature as well as through psychological theories and clinical practices. The work of C. G. Jung, particularly through his vividly illustrated The Red Book, will offer a historical backdrop that continues to inspire artists and psychotherapists individually and collectively.
Conference presentations revolve around the theme of “The Illuminated Imagination” which refers to The Red Book that many liken to a medieval manuscript. Through The Red Book, it is possible to see the unfolding of one person’s psychological journey with relevance for the process of individuation today and into our shared future. In The Red Book artists have discovered inspiration in developing creative productions and psychotherapists have found a depth of meaning and guidance in the day-to-day practice of clinical work. The conference itself will function as an emergent community through the interaction of the participants in large group plenaries and small group break-outs and workshops. It is our experience from three previous conferences that such interactions have a synergistic and enlivening effect on all who attend.
As a result of attending this program, participants will:
Be able to articulate an understanding of depth psychology in dialogue with the arts and artistic imagination.
Understand ways in which depth psychological methods, particularly arts-based methods, assist in the practice of psychotherapy.
Consider how the use of C.G. Jung’s method of “active imagination” may be used in psychotherapy, in personal growth, and in artistic practice.
Learn the value of the reflective function within large and small group processes as it unfolds throughout the course of the conference.
Deepen an understanding of the meaning and value of dreams in psychotherapy and in creating art.
Consider the importance of individual dreams and the significance of dreams within groups through daily Social Dreaming Matrices.
Consider the many ways of knowing one’s self through body, mind, emotion, brain and various art forms along with the natural world.
Sonu Shamdasani Keynote Presentation by The Red Book editor, professor, scholar and historian of psychology
Jung’s Visual Turn The years from 1915 onwards could be characterized as Jung’s ‘visual turn,’ in which he articulated his fantasies into a symbolic, visual iconography, while also attempting to develop a hermeneutic by which this could be understood. His understanding of the psychological significance of his own images in turn formed the key through which he came to read and interpret cross-cultural symbolism. This talk looks at the co-constitution of the exoteric science of complex psychology and Jung’s hidden visual iconography.
Jung, the Illuminated Imagination, and Visionary Experience with Craig Stephenson, Ann Taves, and Elliot Wolfson
Panel discussion featuring noted scholars in dialogue, including audience Q&A:
Guiding Presences and the Emergence of Analytic Psychology as a New Psycho-Spiritual Path Ann Taves
Jung reading Gérard de Nerval’s Aurélia Craig Stephenson
The French Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval explored the irrational with lucidity and exquisite craft, and C. G. Jung regarded those explorations as a work of “extraordinary magnitude”. During the years of his greatest creativity, Nerval suffered from madness, for which he was institutionalized eight times. Eventually, at the request of his physician, he wrote his visionary memoir Aurélia in an ambivalent attempt to emerge from these psychotic episodes. In Aurélia, Nerval acknowledges the value of his medical treatment and, at the same time, asserts that his doctor’s psychiatric strategies and scientific vocabulary relegate his visionary convictions and his inner voice to a mental illness from which he may be released only through atonement. He published the first part of Aurélia in La Revue de Paris in January 1855. The second part and then the entire book were published posthumously in that same year. Almost a century later, in 1945, Jung delivered a lecture on Aurélia at the Psychological Club in Zürich. In his lecture, Jung pondered why Nerval was not able to make use of his visionary experiences in his own life. At the same time, Jung emphasized the validity of Nerval’s visions, attempting to differentiate a psychology of a work of art separate from the psychology of the artist.
PANEL & BOOK LAUNCH: The Art of C.G. Jung
Featuring author presentations followed by audience Q&A
Unearthing Jung’s Visual Work: An Inside Report from 20 years of Research Ulrich Hoerni
C.G. Jung’s life was deeply entrenched in visual work and thinking. However, he only published very few image of his visual work during his own lifetime. Accordingly his creative output remained scantily documented in the edition of his Collected Works. His memoir (Memories, Dreams, Reflections) mentions a number of objects but without reproductions. In consequence, Jung’s artistic oeuvre and its significance for his lifework fell into oblivion for a considerable time. Ulrich Hoerni in 1993 began to pick up the pieces of this lost treasure, tracing the whereabouts and the history of Jung’s rich creative legacy. The project of inventorying and re-constructing the remaining corpus of Jung’s visual works in many aspects resembled the assembly of an unknown jigsaw puzzle of a lot of small pieces of text and visual sources. Based on concrete examples this presentation will demonstrate what questions, problems and surprises the quest for the identification and classification of the objects brought, and what principles were applied when presenting this material in the publication of The Art of C.G. Jung.
New Discoveries on Jung and the Arts Thomas Fischer and Bettina Kaufmann
With the exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2013, Jung’s Red Book has gained wide recognition in the world of art. Its facsimile edition and subsequent publications by a host of Jungians had already made transparent the psychological wealth of the experiment that was at the source of this centerpiece of Jung’s lifework. At the same time it still remained largely unknown to what extent the man who never wanted to be considered an artist drew on an in-depth knowledge and engagement with the history and contemporary context of the arts. Research for The Art of C.G. Jung has shown that Jung in fact was an ardent collector of prints and cut-outs from art magazines, and had studied literature on the history of art to a much broader extent than previously known. While mostly remembered for his critical stance towards the abstract and object-dissolving styles in modern arts, Jung actually drew on the very same sources and stylistic influences from world art as those he so strongly criticized. In light of these new findings the image of Jung as simply rejecting modern art in general needs correction, and his own visual oeuvre can be placed alongside some of the very avant-garde of his time.
More than Art: Discovering Jung’s Mediums, Techniques and Creative Process Jill Mellick
A world-renowned, founding figure in analytical psychology, and one of the twentieth century’s most vibrant thinkers, C.G. Jung imbued as much inspiration, passion, and precision in what he made as in what he wrote. Though it spanned his entire lifetime and included painting, drawing, and sculpture, Jung’s practice of visual art was a talent that Jung himself consistently downplayed out of a stated desire never to claim the title “artist.” But the long-awaited and landmark publication, in 2009, of C.G. Jung’s The Red Book revealed an astonishing visual facet of a man so influential in the realm of thought and words, as it integrated stunning symbolic images with an exploration of “thinking in images” in therapeutic work and the development of the method of Active Imagination. The remarkable depictions that burst forth from the pages of that calligraphic volume remained largely unrecognized and unexplored until publication.
The release of The Red Book generated enormous interest in Jung’s visual works and allowed scholars to engage with the legacy of Jung’s creativity. The essays collected here present previously unpublished artistic work and address a remarkably broad spectrum of artistic accomplishment, both independently and within the context of The Red Book, itself widely represented. Tracing the evolution of Jung’s visual efforts from early childhood to adult life while illuminating the close relation of Jung’s lived experience to his scientific and creative endeavors, The Art of C.G. Jung offers a diverse exhibition of Jung’s engagement with visual art as maker, collector, and analyst.
A reception with author ‘meet and greet’ and book signing will immediately follow on the outdoor patio of the University Center overlooking the UCSB estuary.
PRE-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Illuminating Your Own Creative Imagination: An Experiential Workshop with Mary Dougherty
9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Includes lunch. Hosted at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
Informed by Jung’s theory of active imagination and his practice of the image, this experiential workshop will enable participants to deepen their own active imaginal attitude in relationship to unconscious content, as it emerges within their own creative practice – analytic, academic or artistic. Using journal writing and image making exercises, participants will evoke an imaginal play space within which they can access and make use of their own emotional states and bodily sensations to connect to and release emerging psychic conditions into expressive forms. Within this created space, participants will further explore the function of their creative practice within their own lives as well as the ways their creative practice functions to enrich the life of their community. Participants will be invited to carry forward their active imaginal attitude into the Art and Psyche Conference IV in order to receive and embody ideas and intuitions sparked by their experiences of “The Illuminated Imagination.”
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm OPUS Archives and Research Center Tours and Gallery Hours at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, with tours of the Joseph Campbell Library at Pacifica’s Lambert Road Campus.
Guided Tours of Pacifica’s Lambert Campus with Dr. Michael Sipiora, Clinical Psychology Core Faculty Member. (Two tours are offered, 1:30-2:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm. Guided Tours are limited to 15 people. Please arrive early to the Ladera Campus to secure your spot; shuttles will be provided to the Lambert Campus).
Please arrive at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. Shuttles to the Campbell Library and Guided Tours will be provided.No cost for attendance.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Letters of Joseph Campbell: An Epistolary Portrait of a Generation Lecture with Evans Lansing Smith at Pacifica’s Ladera Campus
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reception, on-campus exhibits, and lecture on the architecture of the C.G. Jung House with Andreas Jung. Pacifica’s Ladera Campus
MUSEUM EXHIBIT: ILLUMINATED IMAGINATION: THE ART OF C.G. JUNG
On Display at UCSB’s ADA Museum beginning January 2019 through Art & Psyche Conference IV
Exhibit Overview This exhibition contains the majority of Jung’s artistic oeuvre, as well as many of his manuscripts and art books with annotations by Jung himself. It presents, for the first time, Jung’s original Red Book and his own drawings and sculptures within the context of his theories and the world of art they drew from.
Exhibit Description Carl Jung is best known for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of the human psyche. Throughout his experiences and discoveries the role of the visual arts was critical. While never calling himself an artist, he integrated painting, sculpting and even building as part of his long life. His most astonishing creation was The Red Book, a book he illustrated and hand-wrote in the manner of a medieval manuscript. This fascination with the Middle Ages began with his earliest childhood drawings of castles and continued to the tower of Bollingen, the retreat he designed and built on the shores of Lake Zurich. Early on, he painted landscapes filled with a transcendental longing that would imbue his mature analytical work. Jung was also well-versed in the conventional tastes of his day; but his vision quickly grew to include art from around the world and throughout time: ancient Assyrian reliefs, African sculpture, Native American Zuni dolls, Tibetan mandalas. Jung additionally knew many of the Dada artists who made their home in Zurich, but for Jung symbolic content was always of paramount importance.
The Art and Psyche Working Group; Pacifica Graduate Institute; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (Zurich); The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS); The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP); Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA)
Sonu Shamdasani, PhD, is a London-based author, editor, and Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College. Shamdasani’s writings focus on Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), and cover the history of psychiatry and psychology from the mid-nineteenth century to current times. He edited for its initial publication a major work of Jung: The Red Book. Although well known by its title, until 2009 its contents had remained hidden from the public and from practicing psychotherapists. In 2003 Shamdasani founded, along with Stephen Martin, the Philemon Foundation, which sought to publish all of Jung’s works. Although Jung’s Collected Works had been published in twenty volumes, there were manuscripts and other works by Jung that remained unpublished.
Ulrich Hoerni was the first president and director of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, established in 2007, and is a former manager of the Executive Committee of the Community of Heirs of C.G. Jung. He earned a degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). He is a co-editor of The Art of C.G. Jung and a grandson of C.G. and Emma Jung.
Bettina Kaufmann, PhD, studied art history, journalism, constitutional and international law at the Universities of Fribourg, Siena, Madrid, Boston and Oslo. She works as a freelance writer and provenance researcher in Zurich and has been a collaborator of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung since 2013. She is a co-editor of The Art of C.G. Jung.
Thomas Fischer, PhD, studied history, political sciences, public and international in Zurich and Brussels. He has been a university lecturer and researcher at academic institutes in Zurich, Beirut, Vienna, Helsinki and Geneva, before becoming director of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zurich, in 2013. He is a co-editor of The Art of C.G. Jung and a great-grandson of C.G. and Emma Jung.
Craig E Stephenson, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institut Zürich, the Institut für Psychodrama auf der Grundlage der Jungschen Psychologie, Zumikon, and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (2009/2016), Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (2011), and Jung and Moreno: Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature (2013). For the Philemon Foundation, he edited On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung’s Lecture on Gérard de Nerval’s Aurélia (2015). He serves as Director of Training for the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York City.
Ann Taves, Ph.D., is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she teaches courses on religious experience, new religious movements, and comparative worldviews and supervises the interdisciplinary Religion, Experience, and Mind Lab Group. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Fits, Trances, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James (Princeton, 1999), Religious Experience Reconsidered (Princeton, 2009), and Revelatory Events, a study of the emergence of three new spiritual paths: Mormonism, Alcoholics Anonymous, and A Course in Miracles. She is currently working with collaborators to develop and test a cross-cultural Inventory of Non-Ordinary Experiences.
Elliot Wolfson Ph.D., received bachelor and master of Arts degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, where he pursued the study of philosophy, focusing especially on phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He received master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Brandeis University, where he specialized in the study of the Kabbalistic texts and traditions that have remained central to his scholarly work. He was the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he taught between 1987 and early 2014. Elliot is currently the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Distinguished Professor of Religion at University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include the award-winning Through a Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Princeton University Press), Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination (Fordham University Press), A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination (Zone Books), and most recently, his forthcoming The Duplicity of Philosophy’s Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other(Columbia University Press).
Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is the former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and former Director of Training. She teaches in the Analyst Training Program in Chicago and elsewhere and has numerous articles published on analytical psychology. She lectures on the clinical uses of image making an active imagination and the impact of Jung’s thought upon the creative development and artistic production. As a former printmaker and performance artist, Mary exhibited nationally and internationally, with venues including The George Eastman House, NY; Franklin Furnace, NYC; University of Chicago; Museo Contemporaneo, Sao Paolo. In 2001, she was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement in the Arts” award by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
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