Friday Evening Lecture:

Living in a Clock-Bound World

Date:

November 9, 2018, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 7:00 p.m.

Presenter:

Marilyn Hammond, Ph.D.

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird

$20.00 non-members (includes a complimentary reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine)

 

This practical (not theoretical) talk deals with the everyday stress of being on a schedule, needing to get things done, multi-tasking, never forgetting that "time is money." Jung had his own concerns with time. In 1916 at the age of 41, writing as someone named Basilides, Jung composed The Seven Sermons to the Dead, which shows his earlier interest in time and timelessness that later was enriched by his relationship with Wolfang Pauli, a pioneer of quantum mechanics. Background for the information about Jung is the 2014 book, Time and Timelessness: Temporality in the theory of Carl Jung, by Angeliki Yiassemides, Ph.D., a Jungian scholar living in Nicosia, Cyprus. Fundamentally, we will look at dreams, symbols, metaphors, and the search for meaning as connected to time-timelessness, and how understanding this can help lighten daily living; feeling less crushed by the demands of time.

"...we must face the fact that our world, with its time, space and causality, relates to another order of things lying behind or beneath it, in which neither "here and there" nor "earlier and later" are of importance. I have been convinced that at least a part of our psychic existence is characterized by a relativity of space and time. This relativity seems to increase, in proportion to the distance from consciousness, to an absolute condition of timelessness and spacelessness."
                        -- C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, p.305

Saturday Workshop

Unpacking Romance with Jung's Psychology

Date:

November 10, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

Presenter:

Marilyn Hammond, Ph.D.

Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird
$40.00 non-members (includes a complimentary continental breakfast)

 

We will do some discreet circumambulating on paper about "being-in-love" in the past, in our present circumstances, and in our desires for the future. Please bring a pen. Paper will be provided. Overall, we will deal with the Jungian concepts of wholeness and shadow, and the parts they play in "being-in-love." For contrast, we'll look at the 1980s writings of Jungian analysts John Sanford and Robert Johnson on romantic love, which Sanford said at its core is projection and Johnson explained as displaced spirituality. Then, we'll see how, whether, or in what ways their ideas mesh with research by Australian Jungian analyst Susan Pollard PhD, a nun, in her book, Celibacy and Soul (2015), in which she gathers personal information from 27 religious-vowed celibates. And finally, "being-in-love" will be tied to Friday night's topic of time and timelessness

Marilyn Hammond, Ph.D., is retired after teaching psychology courses for many years at Brookhaven College in Dallas, and, during summers in St. Louis, at St. Louis University. For her classes she put together a concise handbook on dreams. She recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Jay. Marilyn is an Ex Officio member of the Board of Directors of the C.G. Jung Society of North Texas.