SEMINAR: Entering The Red Book
Jacqueline West, PhD and Monika Wikman, PhD
February 1 and March 1
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (lunch included)
Location: 1536 Bishops Lodge Rd Santa Fe, NM 87574
Fee: $200 CEU's 12
Reading selected segments of The Red Book, by C. G. Jung, we will
consider what psychological processes are being portrayed from both
alchemical and clinical perspectives. As we examine Jung's capacity to
allow himself to be anchored in agony and embraced by love, we'll
explore what it takes to meet and forge a relationship between the
opposing forces that threaten to tear us apart - individually,
interpersonally, and culturally. We'll discuss the various components of
narcissistic dynamics, how the unimpeded emergence of flexible and
humble consciousness supports the individual's capacity to first form,
and then meet and transform, essential narcissistic dynamics. In these
discussions, we'll trace the alchemical operations that are at work in
For information and registration please call
Jacqueline West, 505-984-0102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Refining the Inner Bullshit Detector: Humor, Hermes and the Human Shadow
March 7 and 8; Calgary Jung Institute of Canada
Alchemical work starts with the prima materia, the shit we find ourselves in. We need to grow an inner compass (a bulllshit detector, if you will) to guide us when we step into the unconscious, or when we are somehow “full of it”. This sobering work can be so heavy, the other side appears through humor. The god of alchemical work is Hermes, the god of humor and insight who helps us to consciousness through laughter at our foibles, changing how we think and live in relation to others and the greater psyche. We will look at the mythic patterns of Hermes, hubris and humor that reveal various ways we humans can get along with the god of insight, whose light shines along our paths of individuation. Mythic material revealing Hermes will be resourced from various traditions including Coyote stories from the Southwest Native tribes.
Return to the Waters and to the Wild: A Journey of Renewal and Creativity for Women
April 5 to 11; Donegal, Ireland
Presented by New York Center for Jungian Studies
Led by Diana Rubin and Monika Wikman with Noirin N Riain and Jeanne Bresciani
This women's retreat on the wild coast of Donegal is not to be missed. Intimate old irish hotel setting with lovely ancient trees, horse drawn carriages, holy wells right out our hotel doors--- along with the playful deep work with psyche, song and movement we will have time to tend dreams, walk among the standing stones, find the way to the pen with fresh spirit and....
Monika will add alchemy, active imagination, poetry, writing and the subtle body to the mix. The women collaborators for this retreat are an enormous joy this year. She hopes you can join us and partake in the shared field of inner work, Ireland and creative life.
Poem, Dream, Memoir: Writing for the Soul
May 2nd and 3rd
Tesuque, New Mexico along the Tesuque Creek
Santa Fe Center for Alchemical Studies invites you to
a writing seminar with:
Robin van Loben Sels and Monika Wikman
"You were engaged as a writer should be, in transforming yourself.
There's nothing that counts really, except this transforming action
of the soul."
Saul Bellow in a letter to John Cheever
location: 1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque
Friday 5 to 8 pm; Saturday 9:30 to 4:30
Fee: $400.00 enrollment limited
Contact Susan for information: email@example.com 505-469-0430
Alchemy, Creativity and the Divine Feminine
An annual women's dream, healing and creativity Retreat
Sunday, August 31 - Saturday, Sept. 6th.
With Monika Wikman and Diane Haug
Ocamora - Ocate, NM
see ocamora.org for more details
Jung and the Red Book (with reflections on the work of Sabina Spielrein)
September 20 to 28
Rostov-on-Don (Southern Russia) The Home of Sabina Spielrein
With Diane Haug and Monika Wikman
and the Grof Transpersonal Training Staff
for details and enrollment
Contact: GTT office - ph 415-383-8779/fax 415-383-0965 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar: Alchemical and Clinical Explorations of Jung's Later Work
October, 2014 - May, 2015
JACQUELINE WEST, Ph.D. and MONIKA WIKMAN, Ph.D.
We will read and reflect upon selected segments of Mysterium Coniunctionis, by C. G. Jung, from both alchemical and clinical perspectives. Reviewing Jung's early work as it appears in The Red Book will provide an entry into his capacity to allow himself to be anchored in agony and embraced by love. The experiences Jung endured in these investigations lead him into the fruition of his later ideas, as presented in Mysterium Coniunctionis, where he delves into the tension between the opposites and the processes involved in their conjunction.
These readings will lead us into explorations of what it takes to meet and forge a relationship between the forces that have the potential to tear us apart - individually, interpersonally, and culturally - while they also have the potential to engender wholeness. We'll discuss how the unimpeded emergence of flexible and humble consciousness supports the individual's capacity to first form, and then meet and transform, essential defensive dynamics. In these discussions, we'll trace the alchemical operations that are at work in these processes.
Dates: Thursday evenings: Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Jan. 15, Feb 12, Mar 19, April 16, May 7
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: 1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Santa Fe
Contact Person: Susan Steffy:
Fee: $525.00 for series
Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has served in both teaching and administrative capacities in the C. G. Jung Institute of New Mexico as well as in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and she is currently President of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts. She is co-author of The Matrix and Meaning of Character: An Archetypal and Developmental Perspective - Searching for the Wellsprings of Spirit and is currently working on manuscripts exploring the archetypal and interpersonal nature of narcissistic dynamics at play in the character structure of America.
Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has contributed articles and poems to numerous journals. Internationally, she leads retreats for inner renewal through the activation of the subtle body realms and lectures on mythology, dreams, wellness, alchemy, and creativity. A graduate of the Jung-von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich, she has taught in the graduate counseling program at California State University, Los Angeles and currently has a private practice in Tesuque, NM.
Seminar: At the Doorway between Worlds with C.G. Jung, W.B. Yeats and S.T. Coleridge
October 31, November 1,2, 2014 and May 1-3, 2015
MONIKA WIKMAN, Ph.D. and THOMAS ELSNER, J.D., M.A.
Two alchemical weekend workshops (inspired by the work of Jung, Yeats, and Coleridge) courting the subtle body through contemplation of Celtic myths, active imagination, dream work, and writing.
Oct. 31st, Nov. 1st & 2nd 2014 (part 1)
May 1st-3rd, 2015 (part 2 - develops themes and deepens experiences of part 1)
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch included; optional
potluck dinner 6:30 to 8:30pm), Sunday 9:30am-1pm.
Location: 1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, NM
Fee: $450 each part
15 CEU's each part
Suggested reading will be emailed to participants.
Healthy snacks provided throughout the workshop.
For information and registration email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness:
Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has contributed articles and poems to numerous
journals. Internationally, she leads retreats for inner renewal through the activation of the subtle
body realms and lectures on mythology, dreams, wellness, alchemy, and creativity.
Thomas Elsner, J.D., M.A., is a certified Jungian Analyst, core faculty at Pacifica Graduate
Institute, and a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.