Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm
STRANGE ATTRACTORS: THE ALCHEMY OF
DRAWING THE EGO AND THE SELF TOGETHER
IN-PERSON PRESENTATION AT ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL, 4600 ST. CHARLES, NOLA
Presenter: Joseph Lee, Jungian Analyst and
Co-Creator of This Jungian Life Podcast
“…it is needful that I instruct you concerning the magnet of the wise, which has the power of attracting the little fish called Echeneis or Remora from out the centre and depth of the sea…when properly prepared by the cunning secret of the wise, has the power of dissolving all solid bodies and making them volatile, and of purifying all bodies that are poisoned.” CG Jung, CW Vol 9ii, para 218
Through his alchemical studies, Jung recognized images and themes that amplified his understanding of significant psychological change. In one mysterious section, he explored the symbol of a small fish with the power to hold a ship motionless. Jung sensed that the relationship of the swift sailing ego to the mysterious sea creature in the unconscious held a key to individuation. Unsatisfied with happenstance numinous encounters, the alchemists discovered a way to court the connection and offered their symbolic formula to those who could decipher its meaning. Jung clarified that the “magnet of the wise” could be taught or created through arcane knowledge of the self. In this presentation, we will explore Jung’s insights into attracting the self through understanding specific hermetic and alchemical principles and grounding them in accessible contemporary idioms and personal experiences —in other words, our goal is to bring these arcane concepts to life.
Joseph Lee is a Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in Virginia Beach, VA. He is co-creator of
This Jungian Life podcast and the online educational program Dream School. He is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.
He has lectured widely on aspects of Hermetic Kabbalah, Tarot symbolism, and the western mystery school tradition.
Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
A link to the program will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.
1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10
If you are a member, you do not need to register and will automatically receive a link
the morning of the program.
Most programs are approved for Social Work contact hours through Tulane School of Social Work and for LPC clock hours through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The C. G. Jung Sciety of New Orleans has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.