We are very pleased to present
J. Gary Sparks
Our Nation In Distress
Jung’s Red Book As
A Guide To A Sane Future
Carl Jung faced a disintegrating world in 1913. His Red Book, written and painted then but only published in 2009, records his dreams and fantasies from that time. How did Jung’s unconscious imagery respond to and portray the impending catastrophe of World War I? The workshop will explore two main images from the record Jung left us in the Red Book–and their relevance to his understanding the historical, social, and moral collapse of the first decades of the twentieth century. These two images are of Abraxas and the goddess figures that played a large role within his inner experience as the world fell apart. Likewise we will explore the presence of these important images in contemporary art today to see how they may continue to speak to us and our attempts to comprehend a nation in distress.
J. Gary Sparks is a Jungian analyst. J. Gary Sparks holds a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich . He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament (Inner City, 2010) and Valley of Diamonds : Adventures in Number and Time with Marie – Louise von Franz (Inner City, 2007 ). Since 1983 he has maintained an analytical practice in Indianapolis. He also lectures widely throughout the US and Canada . For more information about him see www.jgsparks.net.
Save the Date for our upcoming programs–we look forward to the return of:
—Richard J. Sweeney in Fall of 2018, date TBA.
—Jerry R. Wright, D.Min on January 19, 2019. His book Reimagining God and Religion: Essays for the Psychologically Minded was released February 2018. Please consider ordering this book from your locally-owned bookstore.
We are pleased to share links to other C.G. Jung programs in the area;
Central Indiana Friends of Jung
The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio
Greater Cincinnati Friends of Jung