Monday, September 15, 2014

Thomas B. Kirsch in A Jungian Life

From conception until the present, C.G. Jung, his ideas, and analytical psychology itself have been a central thread of Thomas B. Kirsch’s life. His parents, James and Hilde Kirsch, were in analysis with C.G, Jung when he was born, and he was imaged to be the product of a successful analysis. At an early age, Dr. Kirsch was introduced to many of the first-generation analysts who surrounded C.G. Jung, and over time became acquainted with them. Later, in his roles with the IAAP, he gained a broad knowledge of the developments in analytical psychology, and through both his early family history and in his later professional life, Dr. Kirsch worked closely with many analysts who were integral in forming the foundations of analytical psychology.

Dr. Kirsch graduated from Yale Medical School in 1961, did his residency in psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and then spent two years with the National Institute of Mental Health in San Francisco. He completed his Jungian training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 1968. In 1976 Dr. Kirsch became president of the Jung institute in San Francisco, and in 1977 he was elected second vice president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, or IAAP, the professional organization of Jungian analysts around the world. As vice president and then president of the IAAP for eighteen years, he traveled the world and was able to meet Jungian analysts from many different countries. This position allowed him to serve a missionary function of sorts in new areas like China, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, and other former Soviet Eastern Bloc countries. In A Jungian Life, Thomas B. Kirsch reflects upon his entire existence which has been intimately involved with C.G. Jung and analytical psychology.

Chapter 1 - Early Beginnings
Chapter 2 - Growing Up in Los Angeles
Chapter 3 - Crossing the Great Water
Chapter 4 - Medical School and Internship: No Man’s Land
Chapter 5 - Psychiatric Residency and National Institute of Mental Health
Chapter 6 - Jungian Training
Chapter 7 - Beginning Private Practice
Chapter 8 - Early Relationship to the IAAP
Chapter 9 - IAAP Presidency, 1989 – 1992
Chapter 10 - IAAP Presidency, Second Term 1992 – 1995
Chapter 11 - Post-IAAP Presidency, 1995 – 2003
Chapter 12 - The Jungians
Chapter 13 - History Conferences
Chapter 14 - New Directions
Chapter 15 - The Red Book
Chapter 16 - Relationship to my Parents during my Adult Years
Chapter 17 - Conclusion
Appendix A - Joseph L. Henderson
Appendix B - James Hillman
Appendix C - Adolf Guggenb├╝hl-Craig
Appendix D - Joseph B. Wheelwright
Appendix E - C.A. Meier
Appendix F - John Weir Perry

About the Author
Thomas B. Kirsch is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Palo Alto, California. He was president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco from 1976 – 1978, served on the executive committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology from 1977 – 1995, and was IAAP president from 1989 – 1995. Dr. Kirsch was the co-editor of the Jungian Section of the International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, and Neurology, 1977, as well as editor of the Jungian section of the three volume International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis edited by Alain de Mijolla, 2005. He is the author of The Jungians: A Comparative and Historical Perspective, Consulting Editor to the Correspondence between his father, James Kirsch and C.G. Jung, 2011, as well as many published chapters in books, articles in scientific journals, and book reviews. In 2013 he co-edited with George Hogenson a book of papers on Jung’s Red Book. For more information on Dr. Kirsch, see his website at

Product Details
Title: A Jungian Life
Author: Thomas B. Kirsch
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2014
Paperback: 224 pages (Large Page Format 9.25" x 7.5")
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Fisher King Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1771690240
ISBN-13: 978-1771690249

Monday, September 8, 2014

Earth Angel and the Tohu Bohu

Jungian Analyst Naomi Ruth Lowinsky to Present Lecture & Workshop this September

“At times I feel as if I am spread out all over the landscape…and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons.”
    ~ C.G. Jung


Naomi Ruth Lowinksy
Earth Angel and the Tohu Bohu
Date: 9/19/2014
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members
CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)
Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)
Lecture Description:
Earth is our Home, our Mother, our Rock of Ages, our Tree of Life, our Beloved – the source of all of our blessings. But in our restless quest for new worlds and treasure we exploit and abuse our Earth. We forget She is alive, forget She has a soul. How do we reckon our human nature with Nature? How do we suffer our grief, guilt and fear about what we have wrought without becoming paralyzed? Naomi Ruth Lowinsky will speak – in stories and poems – of her own struggle to respond to Earth Angel and the Rising Tides.


Writing the Spirit of Place
Date: 9/20/2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
CEUs: 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday’s Workshop (an additional $25)
Event Location: The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
(21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)
Workshop Description:
We’ve turned our Beloved Earth into a fury. Weather is Her language. She bellows at us in hurricanes, tsunamis, warming oceans, melting glaciers, tornados and fires. How do we rebuild our erotic relationship with Earth, our reverence, our awe? In this daylong workshop, we will write our way back to our primordial love of Earth, back to the places that have shaped us as dwellers and as pilgrims – our own earthly inheritance. Ideal for those who write and those who want to write. Bring a notebook and pen.

About Lowinsky:
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky is an analyst member of the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute, a frequent contributor to and poetry editor of Psychological Perspectives, and a widely published poet. She is the co-editor, with Patricia Damery, of the essay collection: Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way. Her memoir about the creative process is called The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way. Lowinsky’s latest poetry collection, The Faust Woman Poems, includes many poems about our endangered ecology. She is one of several poets whose environmental poetry is featured in the anthology, The Book of Now: Poetry for the Rising Tide

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Lively Discussion with Nancy Furlotti, Kathryn Madden and Erel Shalit

First Tuesday Lunch Forums

Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch — coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.

C. G. Jung Center
28 East 39th Street
New York City
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
For more information, call 212-697-6430, or email

Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 pm

A lively discussion with Nancy Furlotti, Kathryn Madden and Erel Shalit. Join us in celebrating the publication of this important book.

The Dream and its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams. We all dream at least 4–6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean.

Through amplification, C.G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.

Erel Shalit, Ph.D.,is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology. He is Founding Director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University, and past Director of the Shamai Davidson Clinic, at the Shalvata Psychiatric Centre in Israel. His books include The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey; Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return; and Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path. Entries, chapters and articles of his appear in several books and journals. He wrote the chapter on Jerusalem in Tom Singer (ed.), Psyche and the City, and "Silence is the Center of Feeling" appeared in Rob and Janet Henderson, Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts. For more information about Dr. Shalit's work and publications, see and

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D.,is a Jungian Analyst in California and Colorado. She is a past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Philemon Foundation. As an active member of the IRSJA and the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, Nancy is also Chair of the Film Archive Committee that oversees the Remembering Jung Video Series and the films, A Matter of Heart and The World Within. She is a longstanding board member of ARAS. Her publications include "The Archetypal Drama in Puccini’s Opera Madam Butterfly", "Tracing a Red Thread: Synchronicity and Jung's Red Book" (Psychological Perspectives), "Angels and Idols: Los Angeles, A City of Contrasts," in Tom Singer (ed.) Psyche and the City. Her psychological amplification of the Maya Popol Vuh creation myth is forthcoming in 2014. Her interests include Mesoamerican mythology, initiation rites, and our relationship to nature.

Kathryn Madden, Ph.D.,is a Licensed Psychoanalyst of Jungian and psychodynamic focus in private practice in NYC. For ten years, she has served as the Editor in Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation. Kathryn is on the Adjunct Faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Lecturer at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. In addition to her contribution to The Dream and its Amplification, her publications include Dark Light of the Soul, the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, which she co-edited with Stanton Marlan and David Leeming and numerous articles. She guest lectures and offers speaking engagements in the US and abroad.