MYTH, MUSIC, AND MYSTICISM
A STUDY TOUR TO THE CUBA LESS TRAVELED
JANUARY 5 – 11, 2020
Offered by the New York Center for Jungian Studies
information & registration 845-256-0191
The heritage of Cuba is rich and multilayered; it is an amalgam of African, Caribbean, Spanish, and American culture. Strongly influenced by these diverse cultures, the archetypal aspects of Cuba—from its unique form of spiritual practices to its rich musical traditions and exotic setting—make this country a wonderful place to explore our theme and enjoy what promises to be a very special program.
The New York Center for Jungian Studies is pleased to present a unique educational program to be held in Cuba with the aim of understanding more about Cuba’s creative and resilient culture and fostering dialogue and interaction with local artists, musicians, and professionals.
We invite you to join us and experience the wonderfully diverse music, spirit, and culture of Cuba! Travel with a prominent expert, an experienced guide, and a Jungian analyst to Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo, the coastline, and beyond.
Our study/tour will be traveling to Cuba under the auspices of an approved Treasury Department license so that participants will feel comfortable that our itinerary is being planned accordingly: it is a professional, educational, and cultural program that meets the criteria for Americans traveling to Cuba. Nevertheless, to enjoy this trip, it is important that participants not only have a sense of adventure and interest but also be flexible and open to the possibility of changes in the itinerary as we go along.
Some highlights of our program:
Evry Mann, MA is a percussionist, composer and writer who holds masters degrees in religious studies and in music composition. Founder of the Center for Creative Education -— a non-profit cultural center in Stone Ridge, New York — he was an artist in residence with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico for six years, performing throughout the country. Ev has led over 50 trips to Cuba to study music, dance, and visual art, and authored the section on Music and Nightlife in Havana for the “Time Out” Guidebook. He has also studied traditional African music in Mali and Senegal and worked extensively with the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba of Santiago de Cuba.
Monika Wikman, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has contributed chapters to books, and articles, and poems to numerous publications. A graduate of the Jung–von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich, Dr. Wikman was the principal investigator of dream research at UCSD Medical Center on “Dreams of the Dying.” She has a private practice in Tesuque, New Mexico, and in Gaviota, California. Along with her partner, Tom Elsner, she hosts a nonprofit project under Earthways.com, the Center for Alchemical Studies.