New Directions 2017

New Directions Workshops 2017

Maria Taveras: Jungian Analyst 

Sculpting the Psyche: Dream Art and the Archetype of Creativity                                                                                                                

 

Saturday April 01, 2017

10 am to 12 pm

C.G. Jung Center 28 East 39th St. New York, NY 10016

Contact: (212) 557-1502 or contact@jungclubnyc.org

Fees: non members: $30 for attending one session, $45 for both Maria T. and DeAnn D. sessions,

members and seniors: $20 and $35, students: $10 and $15

 

 

Jungian analyst Maria Taveras has been “sculpting the psyche” for the past quarter of a century.  She became a sculptor after Jung appeared to her in a dream 25 years ago and said to her: “These images must be sculpted.”  Maria Taveras has been honored with two Gradiva Awards by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, and her “Dream Art” has been exhibited in New York, London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco.  She was invited to be a keynote speaker on her “Dream Art” at the 2015 conference of the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology.  In this talk for the APC, she will discuss what Jung calls the “creative process” as it applies to sculpting images that emerge from the unconscious in dreams.  Taveras believes that the most important archetype of all is the archetype of creativity.  She will describe and discuss how she accesses the unconscious sources of creativity in the unconscious and engages dream images by the technique that Jung calls “active imagination” and the method that she calls “interactive morphing” (Morpheus is the Greek god of dreams).  This morphing is an interaction not only with images but also with matter, which in this case is clay, the medium in which Taveras sculpts.  When she sculpts the psyche, the experience is verbal, visual, tactile, and viscerally emotional.  In the creative process, internal, subjective images are externalized and objectified and ultimately materialized as sculptures.     

Maria Taveras is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  She is a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Foundation and a board member of the C.G. Jung Institute.  To view examples of her “Dream Art,” visit her Website at www.jungiantherapy.com

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Poetry, C.G.Jung, and My Life

DeAnn Louise Daigle: Poet

 

Saturday April 01, 2017

1pm to 3 pm

C.G. Jung Center 28 East 39th St. New York, NY 10016

Contact: (212) 557-1502 or contact@jungclubnyc.org

Fees: non members: $30 for attending one session, $45 for both Maria T. and DeAnn D. sessions,

members and seniors: $20 and $35, students: $10 and $15

 

Poetry is a commitment to the truth of my experience and its choreography; allowing the moment to choose the words for the poem; poetry is a remembering of things past as if they are happening in this very moment.  Poetry is promise that life can go on because poetry provides it the permission to do so.  Words have saved my life many times; they were inspiration that gave me the reason to go on living when the pain of living seemed too much.

 

Very often, a poem screams at me until I pay attention and write it down.  I’m lazy, I don’t want to use too many words; I don’t know that many words for exacting my experience on paper.  Robert Frost gave me the right excuse, and I agreed with him immediately when I read his words about using ordinary language that ordinary people can understand if you have something really important to say. 

 

The art of writing takes its own turn and makes its own turn of events, in any case; the words choose themselves and sometimes I really do wonder where they come from; why that word?  Why that particular combination of words?  They make sense, and sometimes it’s a stretch to have them make sense. But I do like what happens.  The process is what makes the adventure and gives virility to concepts, which make an image migrate or stand still or even dance.

 

In my presentation, I would like to demonstrate the Jungian connection to my writing as I’ve attempted to explain above by reading pieces from my book, Soldier Pond: A Memoir In Poetry published in 2011, and if time allows, I’ll read a few pieces from my more recent writings.

“The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose within him.” (Carl Gustav Jung)

 

DeAnn Louise Daigle taught High School English for four years and had a practice in Spiritual Direction for fifteen years.  She was a Sister of Mercy in Portland, Maine and New York City for eighteen years.  She holds memberships at The C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology and the C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club in New York City.  Currently, happily, she is a receptionist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Midtown Manhattan and belongs to the Authentic Writing Workshops, where she writes with other writers from New York City and from all over the United States.