Presented by J. Gary Sparks, M.A., M.Div. on January 26, 2019.
Continuing our investigation of the archetypal basis of experience, this workshop will describe the role of Jung’s final conception of the archetype, and its relationship to the analytic process. Using case material, we will examine the role of the psychoid aspect of the unconscious in the healing process of a patient with anorexia nervosa. Utilizing the patient’s dreams, including their alchemical symbolism, as well as the erotic aspects of the transference, we will look at the interplay of the mind-body connection in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
J. Gary Sparks is a 1982 Diploma graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich and maintains an analytic practice in Indianapolis. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament, Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie-Louise von Franz, and Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work. In his spare time, Gary likes bicycling, cooking with garlic, and anything Mediterranean.