Guest post by Marty Dybicz

Together

May we all stay deeply centered and be kind and creative in these challenging times.

Deeply centered. Aware, in the very center of our being. Feeling and flowing from there. The all-inclusive Self. The place of oneness, wholeness, life, love, peace, now.

Staying deeply centered. Abiding in Self. Resting there. Trusting. Returning to that Spacious Heart each time we notice the contracting, the small self rising, fearing, thinking, attempting to control this unspeakably vast, wild, mysterious process.

Returning to breath, to whole bodily feeling, to our senses. Opening again, beyond ego. Letting separateness dissolve. Leaving thoughts and fearful fantasies behind.

Kind. Open-hearted. Compassionate. Toward others, toward self. Soft and caring and strong. Showing this. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, together.

Creative. New. Never before. Letting Self lead the way. Letting images turn into action. Integrating. Innovating. Letting the energy flow freely, express itself naturally, now.

Challenging times. In need of light and love and courage, now. Calling forth Self, our depth, wholeness, truth, best.

May we all stay deeply centered and be kind and creative in these challenging times.

We can do this, together.


Marty Dybicz is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a long-standing participant in the Friends of Jung.

April program has been cancelled

Due to the current CoVid-19/Coronavirus situation in Kansas City, our April program has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. We will make an announcement about our May programs in a few weeks as we see how the situation develops.

Stay safe and well.

A special offer from the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, an internationally recognized quarterly publication of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is offering friends of our organization a 25% discount on new subscriptions. The offer ends March 31, 2020.

Jung Journal explores the intersection of Jungian psychology with contemporary culture, politics, and arts. To learn about the journal and about this offer, click http://sfjung.org/jungjournal

Brenda Murrow: A Jungian Discussion on Suicide

From antiquity, humans have faced the phenomena of suicide. Throughout history, all the way back to the Romans and Greeks, through the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and up to current age, social beliefs have varied on suicide.  This phenomena then, by definition, must have archetypal roots. 

In this discussion, Jung’s work on death and suicide will be explored. Passive thoughts about death are actually a normal part of adolescence.  Yet, all rates of suicide are on the rise nationally.  The ways in which Jung’s thoughts might apply to these trying times will also be considered.
Friday, November 15, 2019
7:00pm
Roeland Park Community Center

Brenda Murrow, PhD, is a licensed psychologist practicing at her office in Waterville, KS, and also at the Hope and Healing Academy in Topeka, KS, which provides equine-assisted therapy.

Her clinical training experiences span an array of environments, and include a focus on children’s treatment with play therapy and psychodynamic interventions for emotional disturbances.  Brenda is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. Her dissertation was a research study that explored the relationships between a therapy dog and child survivors of domestic violence, physical, and sexual abuse.

Welcome to the 2019/2020 Season!

We are putting together the full line-up for this season and have our first program scheduled: a book launch event with local author Bob Sandford. The program will be next month, October 11, at the Roeland Park Community Center. Click here for all the details.

Gary V. Hartman Memorial Lecture

 

Gary V Hartman
January 5, 1947 – May 23, 2017

 

A long time I have lived with you
And now we must be going
Separately to be together.
Perhaps I shall be the wind
To blur your smooth waters
So that you do not see your face too much.
Perhaps I shall be the star
To guide your uncertain wings
So that you have direction in the night.
Perhaps I shall be the fire
To separate your thoughts
So that you do not give up.
Perhaps I shall be the rain
To open up the earth
So that your seed may fall.
Perhaps I shall be the snow
To let your blossoms sleep
So that you may bloom in spring.
Perhaps I shall be the stream
To play a song on the rock
So that you are not alone.
Perhaps I shall be a new mountain
So that you always have a home.

Wood, Nancy.  Many Winters: Prose and Poetry of the Pueblos. Santa Fe: William Gannon. 1984.  p.71.

 

In 1979, Gary V. Hartman presented a lecture on fairy tales to a group of people in Kansas City.  This group would continue on to become the Kansas City Fiends of Jung and Gary would continue his close association with them as a teacher, on many levels, until his passing. In tribute to the tremendous devotion he showed to the Kansas City Friends of Jung and to the Jungian community at large there will be an annual Gary V. Hartman Memorial Lecture beginning with the 2017-18 program year.  Gary’s support through the years will be greatly missed and we are pleased to have the opportunity to honor his legacy.  If you would like to give to this annual memorial lecture in honor of Gary, you may either mail a check to the Kansas City Friends of Jung at PO Box 32795, Kansas City, Missouri, 64171 or use the link to PayPal below.

 

Gary V. Hartman, 1947 – 2017

In Memory Of

Gary V. Hartman

1947 – 2017

Gary was born on January 5, 1947, in Wichita, Kansas, the eldest child of Gerald Vincent Hartman, a medical missionary doctor, and Gertie Magdalene Hartman.  He grew up on the mission field in the Philippines and India.  Gary graduated from Woodstock School in Uttarakhand, India, in 1964.  He received a BA degree from Kansas State University in 1969, an MA degree in Modern Language Arts from KSU in 1971, and graduated as a diplomate from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1978.  Gary began his analytic practice at the Educational Center in St. Louis in 1979.  He was the analyst founder in 1987 for the Kansas City Friends of Jung which remains a resource for Jungian and post-Jungian studies in the Kansas City community.  His articles and translations have appeared in numerous analytical journals including Spring, Quadrant, and on the C.G. Jung Homepage.  At the time of his death, he was counseling analysands and providing Jungian study groups in Fayetteville, Arkansas, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, and DeSoto and Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to his professional pursuits, he was an award-winning Master Gardener and volunteer for the water lily gardens at both the St. Louis, Missouri, Botanical Gardens and Powell Gardens.  Gary is survived by his two children, Emily Green of Columbia, Missouri, and Adrian Hartman of St. Louis, Missouri, his three grandchildren, Lily and Laurel Green and Adelaide Hartman, his brother Greg Hartman of Olathe, Kansas, and his sister Glenda Poliner of San Diego, California.  Gary’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service at the Powell Gardens Chapel on Sunday, June 4th at 1:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kansas City Friends of Jung, Powell Gardens, or the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

 

Dreams: Approaching the Unconscious

Dr. Lois E Wilkins, PhD, APRN, Vice President of the Kansas City Friends of Jung and owner of The Eagle’s Nest Holistic Mental Health, Inc., is offering a series of classes exploring Depth Psychology beginning in April 2017. For those needing CE, Certificates of Attendance will be provided after each session for 90 minutes of contact.

Depth Psychology is a holistic mind/body/spirit branch of analytical psychology. It is exquisitely tailored for the holistic practitioner and unique for those individuals seeking meaning. This series of twelve sessions will introduce the dynamics integral to understanding depth psychology. Session topics include:

April 6, 20: Dreams
May 4, 18: Modern-Day Applications of Ancient Myths
June 1, 15: Growing Down, as Contrasted to Growing Up
July 6, 20: Symbolism in the Media
September 7, 21: Individual Symbols
October 5, 19: Neuroscience and Memory

Dreams: Approaching the Unconscious
April 6 and 20, 2017, 9:30-11:00 AM

$35.00/session

Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room C

Just as the physical body has self-regulating mechanisms to sustain stability, Psyche maintains balance through the use of imagery, the type of symbols often found in dreams. By the end of this first program, you will understand the significance of dreams to wellness/wholeness.

Download an electronic flyer in PDF

Call 785-766-9441 by March 30 to register. Future meeting venues may change, depending upon the number of registrants. Further information about the content of other classes in the series will be provided via email by request at this same telephone number, and they will be updated on the this website. With enough expressed interest, an evening session may be added.


Dr. Lois E. Wilkins, PhD, APRN is a Theorist, Depth Psychotherapist, Researcher and Consultant, and she has published numerous articles and poetry.

KC Library Talk | Carl Jung, the Unconscious Mind and Modern Art

What do Carl Jung and Jackson Pollock have in common? Join curator Jan Schall in Gallery L2, then continue to the museum’s Spencer Art Reference Library to explore Jung’s dream imagery, as recorded in his Red Book.

November 12, 11am – 12pm

The event is free but required tickets to be reserved.

Click here for details.

Welcome to a new year of programs!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The programs have been planned, the brochures are being printed and mailed, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again.

Download a PDF version of the brochure here.

Our first program is Friday, September 30, and the details can be found here.