Love: Traversing Its Peaks and Valleys
Jungian Odyssey Series 2012, Vol. V
Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, and John Hill - Eds.
228 pages, ISBN 978-1-935528-46-3
This volume of essays arises from the 7th Jungian Odyssey retreat, sponsored by ISAPZURICH and held in the summer of 2012 in Flüeli-Ranft, an idyllic agricultural village in the central Swiss Alps. A renowned place of pilgrimage in the 15th century, it was the home of Swiss monk and mystic Brother Klaus whose unorthodox biography and religious visions have been studied by many scholars, including C.G. Jung.
The spirit of this place subtly permeates the articles in this collection, which illuminate love in its many forms and observe its joys, risks, and ravages. The authors, invited guests and ISAPZURICH analysts, contribute insight from the analytic consulting room, and draw as well on theology, folk song, legend, myth, theater, and the visual arts. Picking up a thread that runs throughout, Ann Ulanov writes, “To love a particular someone, a definite idea, a distinct place, a principal symbol, or notion of the psyche, opens us to loss with all its searing pain.” Readers of this volume will find encouragement, but no easy answers. In the end, the authors might be said to concur with Jung’s frank confession, “… I have again and again been faced with the mystery of love and have never been able to explain what it is.”
Stacy Wirth, MA, graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich (2003) after earning her MA in the psychology of Art from Antioch University (1997). Her bachelor's studies in dance and anthropology were completed at Mills College (1977). As a choreographer and the co-founder of the Zürich foundation, Seefeld-Tanzprojekt, she shared the Zürich Mayor's Counsel Prize for dance in 1991. She is a former vice-president and secretary of ISAPZURICH, where she is a training analyst and co-chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee. Since 2004 she has served on the AGAP Executive Committee, and became co-president in 2010. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Spring Journal, and together with Isabelle Meier she co-edited Unwrapping Swiss Culture, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 86, 2011.
Isabelle Meier, Dr. phil., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and maintains a private practice in Zürich. She further trained as a Guided Affective Imagery (GAI) therapist. As a faculty member of ISAPZURICH, she serves as a training analyst, supervisor, and co-chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee. She co-edited Seele und Forschung [Soul and Research] (Bern: Karger Verlag, 2006) and is the Swiss editor for the German edition of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Her special area of interest is the links between imagination, complexes, and archetypes.
John Hill, MA, received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973, and is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH. He has published articles on the Association Experiment, Celtic myth, James Joyce, dreams, and Christian mysticism, and is the author of the book, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging (Spring Journal Books, 2010).
Nancy Cater, JD, PhD, is the editor (since 2003) of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, the oldest Jungian psychology journal in the world, and the author of the book Electra: Tracing a Feminine Myth through the Western Imagination. She is the publisher of Spring Journal Books, which specializes in books by leading scholars in depth psychology, the humanities, and cultural studies. She is an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a former appellate court attorney.
Brigitte Egger, Dr. sc. nat. ETH, is a Jungian training analyst at ISAPZURICH with a private practice in Zürich. As both an ecologist and analyst, she concentrates her research on the psychic and symbolic dimensions of collective issues and works at introducing this dimension into practical environmental protection, especially in areas concerning energy and water, animals, landscape, and market globalization, thus building up the field of psychecology. She is interested in creative ways to communicate depth psychological insights.
Mark Hederman, PhD, is a philosopher, monk, and the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey. He studied in Paris under Emmanuel Levinas and has lectured worldwide, including Flüeli- Ranft at the first Jungian Odyssey in 2006 and at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. He is a founding editor of the cultural journal, The Crane Bag, and has written ten books, including the best-seller Kissing the Dark, as well as Manikin Eros, The Haunted Inkwell, Tarot: Talisman or Taboo, Walkabout, Symbolism, Underground Cathedrals, and Dancing with Dinosaurs.
John Hill, MA, received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, and has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973. He is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH, where he also served as Academic Chair of the Jungian Odyssey from its inception in 2005 until 2012, when he stepped down to concentrate on other projects. His publications have focused on the Association Experiment, Celtic myth, James Joyce, dreams, the significance of home, and Christian mysticism. His book, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging, was published by Spring Journal Books in 2010.
James Hollis, PhD, graduated thirty years ago from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and is an analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. In addition, he is Director Emeritus of the Houston Jung Center, Vice President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, and the author of fourteen books, most recently, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life and Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives.
Doris Lier, lic. phil., studied history at the University of Zürich and subsequently received her training in Analytical Psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. Since her graduation in 1988 she has maintained her own therapy practice in Zürich. In addition she works as a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH. Her publications are in the areas of analytical psychology, the history of symbols, and epistemology.
Lucienne Marguerat, lic. phil., was born in 1943 in Lausanne. She received her degree in sociology from the University of Geneva. Having worked for over ten years as a computer specialist in Zürich, she finally returned to her interest in the human condition and started her training at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht. She has a private practice in Zürich, and is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH and chair of the Promotions Committee. She has lectured and held workshops at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, ISAPZURICH, the Jungian Odyssey, and at the Antenne Romande in Lausanne. Her areas of interest include time, the archetypal feminine, the cultural complex in relation to Swiss history, and Art Brut.
Isabelle Meier, Dr. phil., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, and has been Co-President of ISAPZURICH since March 2012. She was co-chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee through June 2012, when she stepped down after six years of service to this project. She is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH, and maintains a private practice in Zürich. She has further trained as a Guided Affective Imagery therapist (GAI). She co-edited Seele und Forschung (Karger Verlag, 2006), and is on the editorial staff for the German edition of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Her special area of interest lies in the links of imagination, complexes, and archetypes.
Dariane Pictet received her degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht and a training analyst at ISAPZURICH, the Guild of Analytical Psychology, and the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in London. Since 2004 she has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists (AGAP). She delights in poetry and practices Yoga.
Bernard Sartorious, lic. theol., received his degree in theology from Geneva University in 1965 and worked for several years as a protestant minister, first in a parish and then in youth work. He graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich in 1974, maintaining his private analytical practice first in Geneva, and since 1997 in Lucerne and Zürich. He is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH. His publications include a book on the Orthodox Church, and many papers (in Vouivre, Lausanne) on symbolical subjects, such as, "A Pilgrimage to Mecca."
Regine Schweizer-Vüllers, Dr. phil., is a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Zürich. She was one of the founders and a board member of The Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz for many years. She is also a training analyst and regular lecturer at ISAPZURICH. In addition, she has published psychological interpretations of legends, fairy tales, and historical works. Her book, Die Heilige am Kreuz [TheFeminine on the Cross] explores the feminine aspects of the Christian God image during the Middle Ages and the following centuries.
Ann Ulanov, PhD, LHD, is a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association and has a private practice in New York City. Besides serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, she is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. She is also the author of many books and articles, among which are, with her late husband Barry Ulanov: Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying and The Healing Imagination; she herself authored Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work and The Unshuttered Heart: Opening to Aliveness and Deadness in the Self. She is recipient of the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her book, Finding Space: Winnicott, God, and Psychic Reality.
Love: Traversing Its Peaks and Valleys - Jungian Odyssey Series 2012, Vol. V
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