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LIVESTREAM-The Reality of Fragmentation and the Yearning for Healing

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Analysis and Activism/Presidency Conference

The Reality of Fragmentation and the Yearning for Healing:

Jungian Perspectives on Democracy, Power, and Illusion in Contemporary Politics

Thursday evening October 15-Sunday October 18, 2020

David Brower Center,

2150 Allston Way,

Berkeley, California

NOTE: BY REGISTERING HERE, YOU ARE REGISTERING TO RECEIVE A LINK BY EMAIL FOR OUR LIVESTREAM VIDEO OF THIS PROGRAM, ALONG WITH ANY PRINTED HANDOUT MATERIALS FOR THE CONFERENCE, AS WELL AS A VIDEO RECORDING FOR VIEWING AT A LATER DATE.

Are geopolitics worse in our time than in previous times? It certainly feels to many that this is the case and that things are getting more fragmented, partisan, elitist and founded on illusion than before. The relationship between power and its inequities and the hope of democracy is fraught with difficulties and anxieties. This conference brings together two important strands of the evolving relationship between Jungian ideas and political and social issues. First, the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco has presented conferences on the Presidency every four years since 2000 at the time of national elections. The 2020 conference will be held just a few weeks before the election. The second project is the groundbreaking series of Analysis and Activism conferences organized with the support of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. This conference will be the fourth of its kind, following previous events in London, Rome, and Prague.


PROGRAM (subject to revision)

Panel 1 THE FUTURE OF POLITICS

Tine Papić (Slovenia): Towards collective psychosis -
why new technologies are making the world a worse place
Denise Ramos (Brazil): Corruption and individuation: Is it possible?
Polly Young-Eisendrath (US): The future of politics: Activism beyond self-righteousness
Moderator: Lynn Alicia Franco (US/Colombia).

Panel 2 OTHERNESS: POLITICAL AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC REFLECTIONS

Carolyn Bates (US): Violence and metamorphosis in the chrysalis of nationalism:
Transformation’s necessary unmaking
Sam Kimbles (US): Phantomatic forces in our political and institutional lives
Essosinam Ward (US/Togo): Unpacking post-colonial trauma and healing in West Africa
Moderator: John Beebe (US).

Panel 3 ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS

Jeffrey Kiehl (US): No place to hide: Engaging ecocide
Joerg Rasche (Germany): Nebuchadnezzar’s psychosis:
Man-made ecological disaster and its possible cultural healing
QiRe Ching/Michael Bala/Raymond Buscemi/Jeffrey Moulton Benevedes/
Scott Carollo/Claire Costello/Paul Fishman (US):
Collective AIDS trauma mirrored in the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco (CGJISF):
Integrating a worldwide Holocaust
Moderator tbc:

Panel 4 INEQUALITIES: PAST AND PRESENT, COLLECTIVE AND PERSONAL

Kathy Murphy (UK/New Zealand): Yes - there are slave owners in the family:
a narrative exploration of the implications of this
Ursula Wirtz (Switzerland): The divided sky: War and wisdom
Emma Ting Wong (Hong Kong): Archetypal meaning of the symbols in the 2019 social movement
in Hong Kong
Moderator tbc:

Panel 5 LEADERS AND LED, POPULISM, THE MEDIA; NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Betty Sue Flowers (US): Cultural stories and media storytelling
Nami Lee (South Korea): Hope and dread in the two Koreas:
Understanding North Korea as a shadow of free capitalistic societies
Susan Rowland (US/UK): The narcissistic and demonic power of the media in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Panel moderated and day introduced by Tom Singer (US).

Panel 6 SOME 2020 ELECTION ISSUES

Fanny Brewster (US): The 7th Circle: Racism, illusion and political violence
Michael O’Loughlin (US): Western democracy and the necessity of the ‘illegal traveller’
Khenu Singh (US): Hermeneutic Ideals, Traumatic Realities – Can We Cross the Divide to Meet One Another?
Moderator: Steve Zemmelman (US).

Panel 7 PATTERNS OF DISCRIMINATION IN THE U.S. COLLECTIVE

Renee Cunningham (US): The march from Selma to Montgomery and the nonviolent movement in analysis
Nick Literski (US): Declining divisions: Non-binary gender identities and American cultural consciousness
Alan Vaughan, (US): Phenomenology of the Trickster archetype in American electoral Politics:
The U.S. Voting Rights Act (1965) and voter suppression today
Moderator tbc:

Panel 8 HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF POLITICS: CLINIC, PSYCHE. POLIS, ACTIVISM

Ana Deligiannis (Argentina)/Eva Pattis (Italy)/Monia Pinilla Piñeda (Colombia):
Expressive Sandwork with children in areas of conflict:
‘Oh … in silence… when there’s silence outside, we can hear the voices that speak inside.’
Hannah Hennebert (Brazil): Amazonia, burning self: A Jungian approach to our ecological crisis
Elisabetta Iberni (Italy/Netherlands): Democracy and authoritarianism in the age of cyber-power
Moderator tbc:

Panel 9 MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION, HOPE AND DREAD

Moshe Alon (Israel): The danger of splitting - the importance of integration
Luciano da Silva Alencastro/Giany Bortolozo/André L.R de Castro/Guilherme Lemos/
Patricia Flores de Medeiros/ Marluce Marlucí Renz/ Leticia Schereirer/
Cristina Maranzana da Silva (Brazil): The activism of the heart:
Jungian practice when violence, racism and ancestral wounds prevail
Ivana Radovanović Novaković (Serbia):
The Serbian cultural complex: Living in the castle, neither in Heaven nor on the Earth –
searching for the Temenos
Moderator tbc:


Program Committee: Stefano Carta (Italy), Lynn Alicia Franco (US), Emilija Kiehl (UK),
Andrew Samuels (UK), Tom Singer (US).


Early Bird Pricing: (add 10% after June 30, 2020)

US General Admission/Analysts - $395 US Candidates - $198

Analysts from Canada/Western Europe/Asia/Australia/New Zealand/Israel - $300 Candidates from these areas - $150

Analysts from Eastern Europe/Latin America - $250 Candidates from these areas - $125


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