The Reality of Fragmentation and the Yearning for Healing, David Brower Center, Thursday, 15. October 2020

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
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 Papic (Slovenia): Towards collective psychosis -why new technologies are making the world a worse placeDenise Ramos (Brazil): Corruption and individuation: Is it possible?Polly Young-Eisendrath (US): The future of politics: Activism beyond self-righteousnessModerator: Lynn Alicia Franco (US/Colombia).Panel 2  OTHERNESS: POLITICAL AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC REFLECTIONSCarolyn Bates (US): Violence and metamorphosis in the chrysalis of nationalism:Transformation’s necessary unmakingSam Kimbles (US): Phantomatic forces in our political and institutional livesEssosinam Ward (US/Togo): Unpacking post-colonial trauma and healing in West AfricaModerator: John Beebe (US). Panel 3  ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS Jeffrey Kiehl (US): No place to hide: Engaging ecocideJoerg Rasche (Germany): Nebuchadnezzar’s psychosis:Man-made ecological disaster and its possible cultural healingQiRe 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 HolocaustModerator 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 thisUrsula Wirtz (Switzerland): The divided sky: War and wisdomEmma Ting Wong (Hong Kong): Archetypal meaning of the symbols in the 2019 social movementin Hong KongModerator tbc:  Panel 5  LEADERS AND LED, POPULISM, THE MEDIA; NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES Betty Sue Flowers (US): Cultural stories and media storytellingNami Lee (South Korea): Hope and dread in the two Koreas:Understanding North Korea as a shadow of free capitalistic societiesSusan Rowland (US/UK): The narcissistic and demonic power of the media in Shakespeare's MacbethPanel moderated and day introduced by Tom Singer (US).Panel 6   SOME 2020 ELECTION ISSUESFanny Brewster (US): The 7th Circle:  Racism, illusion and political violenceMichael 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. COLLECTIVERenee Cunningham (US): The march from Selma to Montgomery and the nonviolent movement in analysisNick Literski (US): Declining divisions: Non-binary gender identities and American cultural consciousnessAlan Vaughan, (US): Phenomenology of the Trickster archetype in American electoral Politics:The U.S. Voting Rights Act (1965) and voter suppression todayModerator tbc:Panel 8  HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF POLITICS: CLINIC, PSYCHE. POLIS, ACTIVISMAna 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 crisisElisabetta Iberni (Italy/Netherlands): Democracy and authoritarianism in the age of cyber-powerModerator tbc:    Panel 9   MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION, HOPE AND DREADMoshe 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 prevailIvana Radovanovi? Novakovi? (Serbia):The Serbian cultural complex: Living in the castle, neither in Heaven nor on the Earth –searching for the TemenosModerator tbc:IN ADDITION:Movement Workshop: Tina Stromsted (US) and Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi (UK/Palestine)Social Dreaming Matrix: Barbara Holifield (US) and Margaret Skinner (US)Native American Poetry Reading: Kathryn LaFevers Evans/Three Eagles (US)Film: ‘Life After Genocide: A Yazidi Community in Germany’. Directed by Andrea Deaglio (Italy, 2020).Introduced by Eva Pattis (Italy).
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
Saturday Evening Gala Dinner (optional) $100

Thursday, 15. October 2020, David Brower Center, The Reality of Fragmentation and the Yearning for Healing

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