• Echoes of Silence: Listening to Soul, Self, Other - Jungian Odyssey Series 2013, Vol. VI

Echoes of Silence: Listening to Soul, Self, Other

Jungian Odyssey Series 2013, Vol. VI

Ursula Wirtz, Stacy Wirth, Deborah Egger, and Katy Remark - Eds.

228 pages, ISBN 978-1-935528-64-7

This volume ensues from the 8th Jungian Odyssey retreat, now inspired by Kartause Ittingen, a former monastery founded in 1150, and lying some thirty miles from C.G. Jung's birthplace, Kesswil. As training analysts and scholarly guests of the International School of Analytical Psychology, the authors address students, clinicians, and all others with interest in Jung.

Nestled in the Thurgau lowlands amongst its own lush gardens, farmlands, vineyards, and orchards, Kartause Ittingen still echoes its past as the tranquil refuge of a community of Carthusian monks. Invoking the genius loci, Lionel Corbett wryly recalls Lao Tzu's wisdom, "Those who know don't talk; those who talk, don't know." Corbett thus humbly submits, "Silence is not just an absence of sound," but a "non-conceptual mode of knowing," with "amazing qualities and textures."

And so the authors listen for the textures of silence emanating from sources as varied as the analytic consulting room, dream, fairy tale, the music of John Cage, the activities of wandering and rowing. Can we attune our hearts to the silence that traps the oppressed and exploited? When is silence healing? When does it divide and crush us? When is the time to speak out about what truly matters? Indeed one author begs, "make more noise!" Thus readers of this volume are invited to "…watch patiently the silent happenings of the soul," realizing that, "the most and best happens when it is not regulated from outside and above." —C.G. Jung

Meditation Jo Ann Hansen Rasch
Introduction Ursula Wirtz and
Stacy Wirth
Silence, Presence, and Witness in Psychotherapy Lionel Corbett
An Exploration of Silence in Christian Mysticism: With the Desert Fathers, the Gospel of Thomas, and Meister Eckhart Dariane Pictet
The Silence of "God" Bernard Sartorius
Silence is Unbearable: Make More Noise! Allan Guggenbühl
The Legend of the Wandering Jew: Pilgrimage and Embodied Spirituality Waltraud Körner
John Cage: Sound, Silence, Synchronicity Craig E. Stephenson
Shameful Hush: Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence Lucienne Marguerat
Synopsis: Rowing for Tranquility in Times of Burnout Ingela Romare
Synopsis: Listening to the Unconscious—Listening to the Ancestors, About the Archetypal Roots of Jungian Psychology Peter Ammann
Series Editors:

Ursula Wirtz, PhD, Academic Chair of the Jungian Odyssey, is a training analyst and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich (1982), maintaining her private analytical practice in Zürich. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Munich and her degree in clinical and anthropological psychology from the University of Zürich. She has taught at a number of European universities, and authored numerous publications on trauma, ethics, and spirituality, translated into Russian and Czech. She has lectured worldwide and taught at various European universities. Her forthcoming book, Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation, will be published in the Zürich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology by Spring Journal Books, 2014. She is a faculty member of ISAPZURICH, and a trainer with developing Jungian groups in Eastern Europe.

Stacy Wirth, MA, born in North Carolina (1954), has lived in Switzerland since 1979, when she joined the man who would become her Swiss husband. At the time she carried on her previous work as a dancer and choreographer, and went on to raise two daughters. In the interim she received her MA in the psychology of art from Antioch University (1997), and completed her training at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich (2003). From 2004-2010 she served on the AGAP Executive Committee. She is a co-founder and training analyst of ISAPZURICH, a member of the Advisory Board of Spring Journal, and a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Zürich.

Deborah Egger, MSW., is a training, supervising and founding analyst of ISAPZURICH with private practice in Stäfa. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, she moved to Zürich in 1986 to train at the C.G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, and remained in Switzerland having met her husband here.

Katy Remark, PhD, received her diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute in 2003 and is now a member of ISAPZURICH. Besides working as an analyst, she is also a Certified EMDR Therapist, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and has studied and trained in body-centered psychotherapy. Her professional interests include the use of visualization and the somatic pathway in working with assertiveness, anger, aggression, and panic. She maintains a private practice in Zürich.

Consulting Editor:

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 Electra: Tracing a Feminine Myth through the Western Imagination. She is the publisher of Spring Journal Books, which specializes in publications by leading scholars in depth psychology, the humanities, and cultural studies. She is an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, a former appellate court attorney, and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Peter Ammann, Dr. phil., studied music (cello) and graduated from the University of Zürich in musicology, ethnology, and history of religion. Encouraged by Jung himself, as well as by his own personal analysts Jolande Jacobi and Marie-Louise von Franz, Peter later trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. He is now a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH, maintaining private practices in Zürich and Geneva. He is equally an awarded filmmaker who, after completing an apprenticeship as assistant to Frederico Fellini on Satyricon, focused on documentary work and the integration of a Jungian perspective in his own films. His 1984 encounter with Laurence van der Post ignited his enduring interest in South Africa, the Bushpeople and their rock paintings, and African Traditional Healing. Among his many documentaries are, Hlonipa: Journey into Wilderness; Sandplay with Dora Kalff; Spirits of the Rocks; and most recently, Mabi's Feast—Sangomas Celebrating San. Peter's lecture tours take him regularly to Switzerland, the UK, the US, and South Africa.

Lionel Corbett, MD, trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a core faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches depth psychology. He is the author of numerous professional papers and three books: Psyche and the Sacred; The Religious Function of the Psyche; and The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice.

Allan Guggenbühl, Prof. Dr. phil., received his degrees in education and psychology from the University of Zürich, and in 1994 earned a diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. He is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH, and editor of the German-language Jungian journal Gorgo. He is also the founder and director of the Institute for Conflict Management in Bern, which has disseminated his methods of mythodrama and crisis intervention in Swiss schools, among other places. His publications in English include the book, Men, Power and Myths: The Quest for Male Identity, trans. Gary Hartman (Continuum, 1997); and the essays, "Love: Our Most Cherished Anarchist—or Path to Failure?" (2009), and "Self-Betrayal: A Psychological Necessity?" (2011), published in the Jungian Odyssey Series, respectively Vols. I and III (Spring Journal Books).

Waltraut Körner, lic. theol., received her degree in theology from the University of Zürich. She is a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht, and maintains a private practice in Zürich. The topic addressed in her unpublished thesis, "Die Rolle des Animus bei der Befreiung der Frau" ("The Animus and His Role in Women's Liberation"), still engages her. The depth psychological background of anti-Semitism is also among her longstanding and current interests. She has held several public lectures on this theme and published the article, "The Wandering Jew," in Eranos Yearbook 1997: Gateways to Identity, Vol. 66, eds. James G. Donat, Jay Livernois (New Haven, CT: Spring Publications, 1999); published in German as, "Ahasver—der ewige Wanderer: Eine Archetypische Schattenfigur," in Analytische Psychologie, Band 29, No. 1, 1998, Hrsg. H. Diekmann (Basel: Karger, 1998). Over the years she has translated Jungian literature from English to German, especially works by Marie-Louise von Franz, and also C.G. Jung's Die Psychologie des Kundalini-Yoga: Nach Aufzeichnungen des Seminars 1932, Hrsg. Sonu Shamdasani (Olten, Switzerland: Walter Verlag, 1998).

Lucienne Marguerat, lic. phil., was born in 1943 in Lausanne, Switzerland. She graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Geneva. She moved to Zürich and worked as an IT specialist for twenty years, before completing the training in analytical psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. She has a private practice in Zürich and is actively involved as a trainer at the International School for Analytical Psychology (ISAPZURICH). She has been lecturing and writing on various topics including picture interpretation, Art Brut or Outsider Art, the creative process, time, and the impact of collective projections on the individual psyche.

Dariane Pictet, AdvDipExPsych, received her degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University. A graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht, she serves as a Training Analyst with ISAPZURICH and also with the London groups, the Guild of Analytical Psychology (GAP), and the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP). Her previous lectures on comparative mysticism have been published in the Jungian Odyssey Series, Vols. I, II, and V. She delights in poetry and practices yoga.

Jo Ann Hansen Rasch is a New Zealand-born and American educated writer living in Switzerland. Her previous poetic contribution to the Jungian Odyssey Series, "To Nietzsche," appeared in Vol. II, Destruction and Creation: Facing the Ambiguities of Power. Her poems, short stories, and non-fiction have been published in Europe, New Zealand, and the United States. In 2011 she published Transition, a collection of poems (Les Éditions Madrier). Blowing Feathers, a memoir in her mother's voice, came out in 2008 (Lakeview Press). She has served on the editorial committee of the literary journal Ecrire and the steering committee of the Geneva Writers' Group (of which she is a founding member). In 2009 she was the editor of Offshoots, the biennial anthology of the Geneva Writers' Group.

Ingela Romare, MA, graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Küsnacht, Zürich in 1997 and since then has maintained a private practice in Malmö, Sweden. She is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH—and also a film director, educated at the Swedish Film Institute from 1965-1968. She has made some fifty documentary films that focus on political, social, and existential topics. One of them, On the Dignity of the Human Soul, is about inner imagination helping a person to survive torture and imprisonment. Her film trilogy, Faith, Hope and Love was produced in 2004 for Swedish television.

Bernard Sartorius, lic. theol., received his degree in theology from Geneva University in 1965 and afterward worked for several years as a protestant minister. He graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich in 1974 and maintained his private analytical private first in Geneva, and since 1997 in Lucerne and Zürich. He has been a training analyst at ISAPZURICH since its founding in 2004. Among his many publications are the essays, "Eros and Psyche Revisited" (in Love: Traversing Its Peaks and Valleys, Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. V (New Orleans: Spring Journal and Books, 2013); "La Mecque ou/ou on meurt" (in Vouivre, Cahiers de psychologie analytique, Pèlerinages, Numéro 11, 2011); and his book, L'Eglise Orthodox, Vol. 10 of Grandes religions du monde (Geneva: Edito-Service, 1982).

Craig E. Stephenson, PhD, is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, the Institute for Psychodrama (Zumikon, Switzerland), and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge, 2009) and a translation of Luigi Aurigemma's book of essays, Jungian Perspectives, from French into English (University of Scranton Press, 2007). He has contributed essays to The Jung Journal, Cahiers jungiens de psychanalyse, The International Journal for Jungian Studies, and Psyche and the City (Spring Journal Books, 2010). His new book, Anteros: A Forgotten Myth, was published by Routledge in 2011. He is a Jungian analyst in private practice in France.

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