Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.-- Carl Jung


13th Conference of Research in Jung and Analytical Psychology

Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies

On Nature & the Feminine: Psychological & Cultural Reflections


Thursday, June 11,2015

8 am: Day Registration

9 – 10.30 am

Alexandra Fidyk

JSSS President & Conference Committee Welcome

Keynote: On Wild(er)ness and Becoming Wild

10:30 – 10.45 Morning Break

10:45 - 12.00: Moderator: Susan Wyatt

Lisa Pounders

What Art is: Contemplating: the Relational and Ecological Nature of Art through a Jungian Lens

Carolyn Bray

Primordial Images of the Dynamic Feminine in Hawaiian Mythology: Hawaiian Goddesses Reflected in Nature

Sukey Fontelieu

The Nymphs Relationships with the Greek God Pan: Nursemaids to the Hypermasculine

12.00 -1.00 Lunch

1.00 – 2.30 pm:

Susan Wyatt

Personifications, Research, and Validity

Peggy Voth

Earthrise – An Initiation of the Collective into the Feminine

Karen Harper

The Wild Feminine: A Writing Workshop

2:45 – 3.45 pm:

Chantel Thurman

Splinter Psyches’ in a Splintered World: Ecological Restoration of the Human Soul

Aaron Mason

Transgressing Feminine-Masculine Binaries: A Navajo Creation Myth and Jung’s Quarternal Mandala

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 – 5.00 pm: Round table Session

Gail Sajo

Teacher as Trickster

Gabrielle Milanich

Look but Don’t Touch: Eco-porn and the Disenchanted Image

Michael Lukie

An analysis of the projective dynamics involved in the conflict between creationism and a pre-service physics teacher

Alison Andrea Gaspar

The Gift of Eve: Re-examining the Menstruation Myth

6 – 7.15 pm Excursion: High Street Bridge

Friday, June 12, 2015

8 am Day Registration

9 – 10.30 am

Matthew Fike:

Gregory Nazianzen Rose and the Maternal Anima in Olive Schreiner’s ”The Story of an African Farm"

Inez Martinez

Isak Dinesen's "The Blue Stones": A Parable of Matter and Psyche

Christina Stojanova

The Super-Woman, the Puer Aeternus and the Posttotalitarian Society: Cinematic Reflections

10:30 – 10.45 Morning Break

10:45 - 12.00:

Evangeline Rand

The Archetypal Prostitute with Quantum Reflections

Yvonne Nelson-Reid

On Nature and the Feminine: Psychological and Cultural Reflections on Adolescent Suicide

Peter W Demuth

The Pied Piper

12.00 -1.00 Lunch

1.00 – 2.30 pm Workshops

Alison Brooks-Starks


Karen Jacobsen

Tara: Feminine nature archetypes in Vajrayana Buddhist and western contemplative practices

Marta Koonz

A Walk in the Woods: Enhancing Jung's Active Imagination through Partnership with Nature

2:45 – 3.45 pm:

Deborah Fausch

Knowledge of the Body

Mary Ann Bencivengo

The Archetypal Image of the Lake in Nature and Culture as a Pool of the Feminine Psyche

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 – 5.00 pm: Round table Session

Petra Otero

Reviving the Feminine in Latino Pedagogy

Robin Barre

Following Ariadne’s Thread: Research as Engagement with the Feminine

Elisabeth Pizoni

Our inside Shadows

Regan Holt

Hope: Locating the Sacred Feminine Principle in a Critical Ontological Response

7 – 9 pm

Introduction: Alexandra Fidyk

Mary-Jayne Rust: Public Talk & Reception, Book Signing & Sales

EdN 2-115 & foyer (Door charge for non-conference attendees)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

8 am Day Registration

9 – 10.30 am: Keynotes:

Luke Hockley

Out of This World: The sexuality of Scarlett Johansson in Her (2013), Lucy (2014) and Under the Skin (2013)

Susan Rowland

The Feminine driven Wild: Jungian Controversies for nature and gender in Thelma and Louise

10:30 – 10.45 Morning Break

10:45 - 12.00

Hessen Zoeller, Mandy Krahn, Silvia Eleftheriou, Alexandra Fidyk

Physical and psychological hardship: Cultivating renewal in darkened spaces

12.00 -1.00 Lunch

1.00 – 2.30 pm:

Marilyn DeMario

The Artist is Present: Marina Abramovic and the Search for the Feminine Self

Karen Williams

Psychological Reflections on the Feminine: A Becoming

John Loghry

The Ladies Death: An Emerging Theme in the Graphic Arts

2:45 – 3.45 pm:

Heather Taylor-Zimmerman

Aphrodite’s Image: Feminine Nature Embodied in Art as Tacit Knowledge

Linda Marshall

Ophelia’s Descent: An Archetypal Journey towards Healing through a Connection with the Feminine and Nature

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 – 5.00 pm

Community Discussion & Reflection

6 pm Cocktails

7 pm Banquet

Sunday, June 14, 201

8-9:30 am

Guided River Walk: Bell (appropriate footwear/attire)

10:00 am – 12.00 pm

JSSS Board Meeting & JJSS Meeting – Open to Membership

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