Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sea Glass Reading and Book Signing

Sunday, November 02, 2014
3:00PM - 05:00PM

Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles,
Lecture Room

No fee. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by Gilda Frantz, M.A.

For the occasion of the publication of her book Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst’s Exploration of Suffering and Individuation, we are honored to welcome Gilda Frantz for a reading and book signing. Sea Glass explores experiences many of us encounter in the course of a lifetime, including those of early childhood. As we mature we can begin to become aware that suffering, when made conscious, can lead us on a path toward higher consciousness, toward the experience of wholeness or individuation. The examples related in this book are told as a storyteller might and include the all-too-human experiences of loneliness, loss, shame, abandonment, aging, disenfranchisement, working with dreams, dealing with the opposites, striving to find one’s creativity, and relationship issues.

Gilda Frantz, M.A., is a Jungian analyst who practices in Santa Monica. She is an Emerita Board Member of the Philemon Foundation. Past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she has lectured internationally, served on many Jung Institute Boards, and is Founding Editor and co-editor in Chief of the journal Psychological Perspectives. Her main areas of interest have been the creative process and active imagination. She is the author of Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst's Exploration of Suffering and Individuation. She is in her late 80's and this is her first book although she has been writing all of her life.

Note: Please call (310) 556-1193 ext. 221 or send email to for more information about registering for this event.

by Gilda Frantz
ISBN: 978-1771690201
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Feathered Ladder—Poetry Reading

WHAT:    A reading from my new book Feathered Ladder, a collection with Dennis Patrick Slattery
WHEN:    Sunday, October 5th, 3 pm until 5 pm
WHERE:  The Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo, 1531 Monterey Street, across from Frank's
WITH:      Laura Moll, environmental sculptor
                David Stroup, large format photographs
                Craig Kincaid, acoustic music

I have been writing poetry for the last 40 years, or rather, it writes itself through me.  The primary themes of my work are relationship, archaic wisdom…the essentials of being an enlightened human, myth, legend, magic, intimacy, and suchness.  I've been told at different times that "Your work  is sublime", or alternatively, "Your work is perverse", the problem for me is, I don't know which is which!

Regarding the alchemical mixing of photography and poetry: odd, isn’t it, that although we do not perceive a black and white world, black and white photography is thought to be more “real” than color photography.  Perhaps it better intuits a profound truth, that of duality:  black/white, light/dark, boiling/freezing, love/hate, life/death.

Poetry is real in the same sense.  Poets do not look directly at the face of God, but we describe what is ultimately real, the underlayment of duality which is harmony and balance.  We point to mystery, to the irrational experience which yields the comfort of understanding.

Poetry is a perfumed wasp, an obsidian kimono, a feathered ladder.

Product Details:
Feathered Ladder: Selected Poems 
Authors: Dennis Patrick Slattery and Brian Landis
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: il piccolo editions; 1st edition (March 21, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN 10: 1771690127
ISBN 13: 9781771690126