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Jungian Odyssey 2022
Searching for Soul in Times of Anxiety

Join us for our 15th Jungian Odyssey Conference & Retreat!

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Rescheduled to 2022

In 2020 and 2021, the world-wide spread of COVID-19 forced us to cancel the Jungian Odyssey in Zermatt. For 2022, we are delighted to be at Grandhotel Giessbach, a stunningly beautiful locus situated amidst forests, meadows, and gardens, with living space for humans and animals alike. Since 2006 our annual conference and retreat has opened ISAPZURICH’s post-graduate program to all with interest in C.G. Jung and Analytical Psychology. “The earth has a spirit of her own,” Jung mused, and elsewhere he called it the genius loci, the spirit of the place. It is this, the particular genius loci, that infuses each Odyssey as it leads us to a different place in Switzerland each year and inspires each Odyssey’s topic. So, too, this spirit imbues our presenters’ analytic views on contemporary research in a variety of fields, and as well, their handling of traditional areas of Jungian interest—fairytale, dream, myth, art, religion, personal and collective experience, clinical practice.

Searching for Soul in Times of Anxiety

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This historical and beloved locus re-inspires our reflections on the realms of soul. In today’s life—riddled with so many kinds of anxiety—we seem to experience an acute splitting of two archetypally coupled realities: the outer objective world and the interior world of soul. We seem to suffer collectively from alienation of soul and even soul murder. With soul in exile, do we risk losing touch with an inner immortal part of ourselves? Might a re-summoning of soul provide an antidote to anxiety?

Our search for this “untethered” part needs to begin with our (re-)attunement to soul’s secret dwelling places, i.e. places that resonate with poetry, beauty, remoteness, ambiguity, brokenness, pain, paradox, mystery. Some apt starting points can be found in nature and in the imagery of fairy tale, myth, dream, literature, dance, music, and other arts. What can we learn from alchemy and metaphysics about the soul’s autonomy? What other stones might we turn?

A unique feature of the Odyssey 2022 is our offer of one day of full-day courses that afford intense and creative immersion in your choice of work with the body, dreams, fairy tales, calligraphy, or hiking (weather permitting).

Date & Venue

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May 28 – June 4, 2022

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Retreat Setting: Grandhotel Giessbach above Lake Brienz

Located near the village of Brienz in Canton Bern, the 4-star Grandhotel opened its doors in 1875. Towering Alpine peaks in the near distance, the grounds nestle in a secluded park above Lake Brienz and are connected to the lake by the hotel’s own funicular (Europe’s oldest—141 years old!). The Giessbach Waterfall tumbles right past the hotel in 14 tiers, plunging 400 meters into the depths in thunderous cascades of white. Lush gardens, on-site bee-keeping, use of on-site well water, and the outdoor natural, non-chlorinated swimming pool are only small signs of Giessbach’s historical commitment to nature and environmental protection. The staff and superb cuisine are widely praised. The comfortable bedrooms reflect a touch of the Belle Époque charm that characterizes the entire place. All rooms are equipped with shower, telephone, and free wireless LAN. Early registration is recommended, as our space is limited and the Odyssey typically books out. Also, early birds receive a price advantage!

Speakers

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Keynote Speaker
Prof. Fanny Brewster, PhD

I first came to Jungian Psychology through a wish to study dreams and the dreaming life. My dreams had been influential from an early age. When I decided to change my profession from that of a Speech Pathologist to one of Psychologist, I wanted the focus to be about dreamwork as an essential aspect of soul, consciousness, and creating change in my life and that of others. I arrived at Pacifica Graduate Institute to study dreams, which I did, and left with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. My engagement with dreams was equal to my interest in writing. An underpinning of my interest in dreams has been spirituality and seeking to find ways to deepen my understanding for not only human behavior but also the more important unconscious dynamics of being. The path for this was ever-changing, grew larger at times, and in some instances seemed to just disappear. Those periods of darkness were lit by my dreams. They guided me. On the journey I have studied writing, obtaining an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, studied the Enneagram with Helen Palmer and worked in public schools as an Educational Psychologist. My inner work has led to Zen Buddhist practice as well as the Church of Religious Science. Each of these experiences and more have deepened me as a Jungian analyst. My most recent writings, including The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, have provided me with a psychological lens that hopes to better understand our consciousness regarding race, racism and the deconstruction of ideas that support us in embracing the fullness of ourselves as both human and divine. I’m intrigued by how we do this as individuals, and how we can invoke this through our passionate engagement with each other in our collective.

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Special Guest
Prof. Monica Luci, PhD

Prof. Monica Luci, PhD, clinical psychologist, Jungian and relational psychoanalyst, works in private practice in Rome. She completed her Jungian training at AIPA (Italian Association for Analytical Psychology) and her doctoral studies in Refugee Care at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (now Dept of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies) of University of Essex (UK). She collaborates with NGOs and national and international institutions in the fields of research and psychotherapy with vulnerable migrants, especially survivors of torture, trafficked women and unaccompanied minors, lecturing at professional and academic levels. She is author, translator, and editor of publications on the themes of trauma, torture, displacement, dissociation and collective violence, among which the monographs Torture, Psychoanalysis & Human Rights (Routledge, 2017) and Torture Survivors in Analytic Therapy (provisional title, in press, Routledge, 2022).

With Faculty of ISAPZURICH

Cost & Registration

Odyssey Packages Include

• Group bus travel Zürich/Brienz/Zürich
• 4-star hotel
• Room & full board (excluding two dinners), incl. fresh well-water & coffee at all meals
• Morning meditation
• Mid-morning coffee breaks
• 2 wine receptions
• 7-day academic program with one opt-in excursion day (extra cost)
• Exception Package #3: The academic program is excluded for the non-attendee partner (apart from the Saturday keynote address and the Thursday excursion, which she/he is welcome to attend).
• Exception: Package #4 is a limited “taster” program for residents of the Brienz area (group bus travel, hotel overnights, and hotel amenities are not included).

Limited Enrollment • Unparalleled Value
Register soon to ensure your place and save on your Odyssey package!

Final Registration Deadline: March 15, 2021

Registration by February 1 • Prices in CHF

Package #1
1 Attendee 3500.00

Package #2
2 Attendees, 1 double room, per person 3290.00

Package #3
1 Attendee & 1 Non-Attendee, double room Total 4790.00

Package #4
Odyssey Taster, per person: 250.00

Registration after February 1 • Prices in CHF

Package #1
1 Attendee 3800.00

Package #2
2 Attendees, 1 double room, per person 3590.00

Package #3
1 Attendee & 1 Non-Attendee, double room Total 5270.00

Package #4
Odyssey Taster, per person: 280.00

Special Events • Odyssey Packages #1, #2, #3

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Mon: Hexenkinder (Witch Children) | Film | No Extra Cost
In Swiss-German with English subtitles.

After dinner on Monday, we invite you to view this 2020 film by the awarded Swiss director Edwin Beeler, whom some of you might remember from the Odyssey 2015. Hexenkinder is a documentary centered on interviews with victims and witnesses of child abuse perpetrated in the name of religion by Swiss churches and their orphanages during the 20th Century. The traumatic fate of these individuals—most of them still living—resonates to this day, conjuring up a medieval history in which the young victims of such abuse were tortured and sometimes executed in the belief that this treatment alone would redeem their souls from their alleged evil doings. Edwin Beeler will be with us to answer questions after the film showing.

Thurs: Excursion Choices

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Ballenberg Open-Air Museum | Cost: CHF 73.00
Includes transport, 2-hour guided tour, and lunchbox.

At this spectacular open-air museum—opened in 1978 in Hofstetten near Brienz—you can visit over 100 restored historical structures from all over Switzerland. Magnificent farmhouses, humble workers’ quarters, alpine huts and stalls, barns, storehouses, washhouses, and drying ovens provide architectural as well as socio-historical testimony to the everyday life and rural culture of the past. See traditional craftsmen at work, watch how cheese is made, visit the beekeeper, and explore the world of livestock and other animals at home here. Relax in the gardens, fields, and meadows or in one of several restaurants on the grounds. Explore Ballenberg

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The Village of Brienz | Guided Tour | Cost: CHF 40.00
Includes transport, guided tour, and lunchbox.

Join our private guided tour of the village and stroll around on your own through romantic cobblestone alleys and along the lake promenade. Directly across from Giessbach, Brienz snuggles idyllically on the lakeshore at the foot of the Brienzer Rothorn. Brienz goes by the well-earned epithet, “the woodcarving village:” Historically, their own carvers and others from the Bernese Oberland were the first in the Swiss Alpine region to make a living from the craft. Thus they lifted the community from abject poverty to the start of a more prosperous life. The history echoes in abundant wood sculptures along the streets and in lovingly decorated chalets. Moreover, Brienz boasts Switzerland’s only wood-carving school (founded 1884), a violin- making school, and a woodcarving museum that displays antique and modern sculptures, carvings, and music boxes. There are many restaurants, some with outdoor seating. Menus range from simple café fare and pizza to high-rated European cuisine. Explore Brienz

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Fri: Gala Closing | Wine Reception, Music & Banquet
No extra cost.

After your full-day immersion course, rest and get ready for our traditional gala closing! A wine reception with Robert Ingram on the piano will get us started. We will progress to an exquisite dinner prepared in the hotel’s custom of cooking in harmony with the seasons, often using produce from their own gardens. In the course of the evening Robert will cook up for us his unique mélange of blues and gospel, country and R&B, classical and ragtime, soul and jazz. Returning to us from earlier Odysseys (2018/2019), Robert has performed his improvisational music in a variety of other settings as well, from churches to bars, in concert halls and prisons, festivals and private parties, in the spotlight and in background shadows. Simply described as a piano man, Robert is a natural!

Event Schedule

Saturday, May 28

10:00

Check-in at the Zürich Bus Station, locally known as “Carpark Shilquai;” near the main train station

  • Car/Taxi Entry: Ausstellungsstrasse 15, 8005 Zürich
  • Pedestrian Entry: Opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla on Limmatstrasse 5
  • Look for a white bus marked “Kopf”

10:30

Bus Departs

12:00

Arrival at the Grandhotel Giessbach, Wine Reception, Lunch

14:00–16:00

Hotel Check-in

Opening Program

16:30–17:00

Welcome to the Jungian Odyssey
Ursula Wirtz, Dr. phil.
Academic Chair, Jungian Odyssey Committee

17:00–18:15

Keynote Address
Prof. Fanny Brewster, PhD
Agonies of the Soul: Race, Racism, and Cultural Complexes (Lecture)

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As we encounter increasingly higher levels of conflictual racial tensions based on cultural complexes, it appears valuable to consider C.G. Jung's original idea of a “color complex.” How can we develop a deeper understanding of psychological and sociological elements that influence how we are with one another in our collective? Ethnic and cultural differences can be evident. Recognition of unconscious racial complexes is not as obvious, and yet requires much of us, aimed at psychological healing.

18:30–19:45

Dinner

20:00–21:30

Who's Who?
An informal gathering for getting acquainted

Confidentiality is to be strictly observed for all experiential workshops, for our temenos and for seminars that deal with personal and/or case material.

Experiential workshops entail self-exploration and sharing aspects of one’s personal life. Therefore, for the protection of personal boundaries, attendance is excluded for analysts of ISAPZURICH and any others who might anticipate encountering or do encounter analysands, patients, and/or supervisees at these events.

Sunday, May 29

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Fanny Brewster, PhD
The Healing Work of Shadow Integration (Lecture)

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Reflections on the racial complex, its features and the potential for “be-friending” our complexes. If the center of this complex is Shadow, then the anticipated psychological work might suggest engagement on an archetypal as well as an ego level.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Peter Ammann, Dr. phil.
In Search of the Re-Enchanted World (Lecture)

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My presentation expands on Jung’s recognition of synchronicity, a divinatory technique used in the I Ching. I see Jung’s work as a critical step toward a “re-enchantment of the world,” a rehabilitation of a Weltanschauung in which the ancient concept of anima mundi can re-find its place. Divinatory techniques have always played an important role in indigenous, traditional healing systems, in particular on the entire African continent. They represent a unique corpus of empirical material supporting Jung's understanding of synchronicity and a crucial contribution to the re-enchantment of our world and the rehabilitation of the ancient concept of anima mundi or the “World Soul.” With documentary films by Peter Ammann.

12:00–14:00

Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

14:00–16:00

Fanny Brewster, PhD
The Healing Work of Shadow Integration (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

Peter Ammann, Dr. phil.
In Search of the Re-Enchanted World (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

John Hill, MA
Inconvenient Twins: Balancing Anxiety and Aggression (Lecture & Seminar)

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Aristotle was the first to describe this balancing act, which he formulated as the Golden Mean. If there is too much anxiety there is too little aggression; if there is too much aggression there is too little anxiety. Fear can paralyze you and prevent an authentic unfolding of life, but fear enables you to recognize dangers, read expressions in people’s faces and plays a huge role in social behaviour. Aggression can destroy what you most cherish in life, but with a healthy aggression you make yourself known and gain presence in the world. Examples from dreams and active imagination show how the balance can be restored.

17:00–18:00

Temenos

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For the early Greeks a temenos was an area set apart from everyday life, a holy precinct or sacred ground. Following C.G. Jung’s metaphorical use of the image for all who wish to join, our temenos offers a protected space for the sharing of personal experience, insights, and questions related to the conference. Facilitated by Ursula Wirtz and contained in mutual respect and confidentiality, this is an open exchange that can deepen our spirit of community. Offered also on Tuesday and Wednesday.

18:30–19:45

Dinner

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
• Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, 1969/2009)

Monday, May 30

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Deborah Egger, MSW
Anxiety as a Pathway to Soul (Lecture)

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In this lecture I explore anxiety’s role in normal development, in dealing with trauma, in boundary formation/separation, and in intimacy and “being seen.” Viewing such dynamics through the lens of individuation, I touch as well on the idea that the suffering of anxiety may be necessary for re-connecting to soul. Poetry and vignettes will help to illustrate.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Kristina Schellinski, MA
Death Anxiety—A Summons for the Soul (Lecture)

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Fear of annihilation, or death anxiety, is prevalent both in individuals and in our collective. Clinical case material illustrates how death anxiety can initiate a self-search and processes of change, which lead toward new connections with soul and individuation. At the same time, I ask if, within the collective, we might find ourselves in near-revolutionary process of change. Is it the beginning of a new era, as Jung posits in Aïon? If so, the outer and the inner worlds can feel especially polarized and anxiety-provoking. In such circumstances gentle summonings of soul may not suffice. Rather, soul-seekers may be called to submit to initiation rites, to a rebirthing of soul, such as Jung describes in his vision of sacrificial murder in The Red Book.

12:00–13:30

Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

13:30–15:30

Deborah Egger, MSW (Seminar on Lecture)

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In this seminar I will refer to clinical case material to deepen the exploration of personal work on anxiety in intimate relationships.

13:30–15:30

Kristina Schellinski, MA (Seminar on Lecture)

13:30–15:30

Gary Hayes, lic. phil.
Maybe There is Another Version of You (Seminar)

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In this seminar we will explore what anxiety and panic attacks are trying to communicate to us— messages which, otherwise, we most likely would never heed.

Free Evening
Dinner on Your Own (Out-of-Pocket)

For dining at one of the restaurants at Hotel Giessbach and elsewhere, be sure to make advance reservations. Consult the hotel concierge for recommendations and transportation tips.

“The problem still remains: how to overcome or escape our anxiety, bad conscience, guilt, compulsion, unconsciousness, and instinctuality. If we cannot do this from the bright, idealistic side, then perhaps we shall have better luck by approaching the problem from the dark, biological side.” • Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Ed. Aniela Jaffé, Trans. Richard & Clara Wilson, Reissue Edition (Vintage: 1989), p.152.

Tuesday, May 31

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

Prof. Monica Luci, PhD
The Search for Soul: Can Analytical Psychology Contribute to Heal Human Rights Violations? (Lecture)

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Humanity, affected or not by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to experience serious violations of human rights. Indeed, the current pandemic seems to have intensified the occurrence of violations like gender-based violence, torture, enforced disappearances, and human trafficking, all taking place in secrecy and with the suffering and helplessness of the victims. Can analytical psychology make a significant contribution to the prevention, treatment, and remedying such violations, from the individual level to the most macro level of socio-political systems? I will support the thesis that the Jungian concept of soul has a special role in such an endeavor. The challenges are to understand the processes that pose obstacles to soul-making in societies that sustain so many forms of social violence, and how to reverse the course.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Bernard Sartorius, lic. theol.
Dead Souls (Lecture)

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From the ancient Egyptians’ concerns about the afterlife to Gogol’s novel Dead Souls, soul and death were in many ways deeply connected. Our core reflections will circle around the question, is this still the case today? If so, in what ways?

12:00–14:00

Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

14:00–16:00

Monica Luci, PhD
Refugees: Re-Finding Soul After Severe Trauma (Seminar on Lecture)

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What does it mean for refugees to find their souls after having lived sometimes dehumanizing experiences? Clinical cases of severely traumatized refugees will be presented but the perspective will be not just clinical but psycho-social, as it will analyze all the aspects involved in rehabilitation, the purpose of which is exactly to find a person's soul in its uniqueness. Which processes described by Jung can be traced in these paths? This seminar is meant to be interactive and to benefit from the dialogue with participants.

14:00–16:00

Galina Angelova, M.Theol.
Finding the Precious Pearl: Religious Experience and the Soul (Seminar)

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Jung stressed the importance of religious or spiritual experience for one’s inner development, individuation, and connection with the soul and anima mundi. In this seminar we will explore some of Jung’s ideas on authentic spiritual experience and ways to foster the connection with the transcendent. We will also address the relationship between institutionalized religion/culture and religious experience as such. Readings from religious texts, mysticism, and poetry will support our exploration.

14:00–16:00

Katarina Casanova, lic. phil. & Ilsabe von Uslar, lic. phil.
An Encounter with Soul—Part 1 (Experiential Workshop)

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Attendance of Part 1 is prerequisite to attendance of Part 2 (Wednesday). Our experiential workshop begins with a question: How do we define soul, in theory? With which words, concepts, ideas? After a short discussion, we will “feel” our way toward answers with our own hands: Working with clay or other modelling materials, we will open the way for images of soul to emerge— a certain figure, perhaps, or an abstract shape, or a mask…?

17:00–18:00

Temenos

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Our temenos offers for all who wish to join a protected space for the sharing of personal experience, insights, and questions related to the conference.

18:30–20:00

Dinner

20:00–22:00

Film
Hexenkinder (Witch Children)
Q&A with Edwin Beeler, Director

Wednesday, June 1

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:00–10:15

John A. Desteian, JD, DPsy
Meaning in the Age of Anxiety (Lecture)

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Anxiety is not fear, eagerness, or worry. Anxiety does not know its object, and so, cannot know its meaning. We live in The Age of Anxiety, personal, cultural, and existential. The current epoch follows on the Age of Definition, and now runs concurrently with the Age of Anxiety. This is where depth psychology comes in, and to which we can be grateful for disclosing the meaning of anxiety. My lecture will examine the interplay between personal, cultural, and existential anxiety, from both archetypal and psychological perspectives.

10:15–10:45

Coffee Break | Book Sales

10:45–12:00

Judith A. Savage, MSW
Resolving the Deepest Split: Jung and Active Imagination (Lecture)

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Anxiety signals too great a split between the inner and outer realms. As psychosomatic symptom, anxiety exposes the vulnerability of an overvalued ego state defensively twisting its own interiority into a rejected and irrational shadow. Following his break with Freud, Jung suffered from just such anxiety that initiated a decade long search for his “lost soul.” As unconscious symbols spontaneously expressed themselves in his fantasy, play, and images, he eventually realized the healing method of “active imagination.” My lecture will explore how active imagination may help resolve psychic splits and foster individuation as told through the creative lens of Jung’s Red Book, the building of his tower at Bollingen, and as illustrated by the drawings of some of his earliest analysands.

12:00–14:00

Lunch

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

14:00–16:00

Judith A. Savage, MSW (Seminar on Lecture)

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In this seminar we will draw on many images to deepen our discussion of the lecture topic.

14:00–16:00

John A. Desteian, JD, DPsy (Seminar on Lecture)

14:00–16:00

Katarina Casanova, lic. phil. & Ilsabe von Uslar, lic. phil.
An Encounter with Soul—Part 2 (Experiential Workshop)

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Attendance of Part 1 is prerequisite to attendance of Part 2! Part 2 begins with the soul images that emerged on the previous day. We will share our reflections on their personal meanings, and how the meanings might relate to others— be they in our closer or wider circles, in our families, or in our social groups and cultures. This dialogue will be followed by a relaxing meditation that guides each of us toward a vision of our soul image located within a certain place, a house, or some other context. Time and materials will be provided to draw these new images or to “picture” them in writing.

17:00–18:00

Temenos

18:30–19:45

Dinner

“I am indeed convinced that creative imagination is the only primordial phenomenon accessible to us, the real Ground of the psyche, the only immediate reality. Therefore I speak of esse in anima, the only form of being we can experience directly.” • Jung, “To Kurt Plachte, January 10, 1929” in C.G. Jung Letters Vol. 1: 1906–1950 (Routledge: 1973/1992), p.60.

Thursday, June 2

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

Excursion Day

Lunch

Lunchbox for All
Lunchbox on this day is for everyone, with or without excursion.
If you prefer full dining at the hotel or a local restaurant (out-of-pocket), be sure to make advance reservations.

Excursion
Choice

Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
Departure & Return | Times to be announced

Brienz Village Tour
Departure & Return | Times to be announced

On your
own?

Prefer to go your own way?
See our suggestions below and ask the hotel concierge about the many other local excursions—e.g., hikes, a boat cruise to Interlaken or around the lake, or a trip to the summit of the famous Jungfraujoch (3,454 meters/11,322 feet).
Even for easy walks and hikes, wear solid walking shoes and watch for slippery trails, especially around the waterfalls.

Dinner

Free Evening • Dinner on Your Own (Out-of-Pocket)
Whether you dine at one of the restaurants at Hotel Giessbach or in the village of Brienz or elsewhere, be sure to make advance reservations. Consult the hotel concierge for recommendations and transportation tips.

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Giessbach Waterfall
Set out on foot from the hotel on your own or arrange with the concierge for a guide. Bring a poncho or other rain gear to shield off the water spray. Depending on how far you want to go, the trails vary in length and steepness, and can range from rather easy to rather challenging. Along the way, stretches of stone and dirt stairways help the ascent. The hike to the top of the falls is advised only for the sure-footed. The perhaps most popular one takes ca. 40 minutes and leads to a bridge behind the falls, where water gushes down toward the hotel, and Lake Brienz and the Brienz Ridge come into view. A very short trail (ca. 20 minute walk) ascends to a vantage point overlooking the lake at ca. 200 meters/656 feet. Looking out from the nearly vertical rock face here, the village of Brienz appears across the lake.

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The Village of Iseltwald, first mentioned by this name in 1146, is a designated Swiss Heritage Site on a peninsula near Giessbach. The village can be reached by boat from the hotel or by walking along an easy footpath hugging the lakeshore (ca. 6 kilometers/3.7 miles; ca. 90 minute walk). The small picturesque Iseltwald, with 435 inhabitants (2010), is said to be a hidden gem treasured especially by seekers of serenity. There is only one shop—a tiny grocery store with limited opening hours. Stroll around to take in the lake and mountain views, the chalets and lush gardens; relax at a lakeside park or restaurant or in the village square; have a look at Schloss Seeburg, a small castle built in 1907 at the tip of the peninsula. After several changes of purpose over decades, the castle today is privately owned but can be admired from the outside. At the castle’s shore lies tiny Snail Island (Schnäggeninseli), famed in medieval times as a prefect snail-breeding ground. Public restrooms are located in the parking lot at the village entrance. There are no ATMs, so bring cash if you think you might need it.

Friday, June 3

7:15–7:45

Meditation

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

9:30–15:00

A Day of Intense Immersion • Advance Sign-up Required

• Coffee break at the discretion of each group, 10:15–10:45
• Lunch as usual, 12:00–14:00 (Exception: Lecture & Hike w/Andrew Fellows—Lunchbox)
• Final book sales

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING

10:30–17:30

Andrew Fellows, PhD
Reconnecting with the World Soul: Necessity and Experience
Lecture & Hike with Box Lunch

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We need to reconnect with the world soul to accept willingly the material frugality without which imminent ecological and social breakdown are now inevitable. This assertion will be explained in my lecture, with emphasis on Jung's theories, plus the new sciences. The lecture will be complemented by an optional hike and dialogue with each other and with nature. Maximum number of hikers: 7; roundtrip transport cost: CHF 16.00 per person. Suitable clothing and footwear, and a reasonable degree of fitness are required. Hikers are responsible for their own water, extra snacks and other provisions, accident insurance, and safety. Should the hike be cancelled due to bad weather, we will conduct our dialogue in a seminar setting at Hotel Giessbach. If you have questions about the hike, don’t hesitate to contact me. I will supply further information as soon as it is available: [email protected]

9:00–16:00

Ann Chia-Yi Li, MA
The Dance of the Reed: Cultivating Quietude in Times of Anxiety
Lecture & Workshop

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Can harmony with Tao contribute to our gaining of strength in times of anxiety? My lecture includes readings from The Secret of the Golden Flower, considering them from the perspectives of Daoist alchemy and analytical psychology. We will limit our focus to the role of the ego, studying examples from the practice room and everyday life. In the workshop, we will put our understandings from the lecture into practice, by experimenting with Chinese calligraphy. Materials will be supplied, and discussion will follow our practice with calligraphy.

9:00–16:00

Diane Cousineau Brutsche, PhD
Listening to the Voice of the Soul: Unearthing Buried Treasures in Our Dreams
Experiential Workshop

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Dreams often leave us bewildered. To welcome these messages from the soul is to leave aside our habitual ways of thinking and enter the symbolic, imaginal realm. For those unfamiliar with it, I will provide an introduction to the basic Jungian approach to dreams. Then, with the help of relaxation and guided imagery, we will explore this other reality. For this purpose, I will supply some dreams. But participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their own dreams. Send your contributions by email attachment, marked “confidential,” no later than May 14: [email protected]

9:00–16:00

Lisa Holland, MS
Skin: Barrier and Bridge in the Intersubjective Field
Lecture & Experiential Workshop

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Our skin constitutes a liminal space where “I and Thou,” inner and outer, unconscious and consciousness meet in the cells and tissues of our beings. In this lecture and experiential workshop, we will explore the symbols and practicalities of skin and touch, referring to fairy tales, clinical material, and personal experience. Who “gets under our skin”? Who or what causes “goose bumps” to rise on our arms?

19:00

Gala Closing Reception, Banquet, Music & Dancing
Solo Piano and Song by Robert Ingram

Saturday, June 4

7:30–8:45

Breakfast

8:45

Load Baggage for Bus Transport

9:00

Bus Departs for Zürich

11:15

Approximate Drop-Off at Zürich Airport

11:45

Approximate Arrival at the Zürich Bus Station

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Your Stay in Zürich

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Saturday, May 28 • Bus • Zürich to Brienz

The Zürich Bus Station (CarPark Ausstellungsstrasse)
• Car/Taxi Entry: Ausstellungsstrasse 15, 8005 Zürich
• Pedestrian Entry: Opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla on Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich
• Gather at 10:00 for 10:30 departure. Look for a white bus marked “Kopf.”

The photo shows the pedestrian entry opposite Starbucks and Hotel Walhalla. It is but a short walk from the Zürich Main Station and Hotel Montana. The same entry can also be reached on tram #4, #6, or #13. Get out at Sihlquai/HB; walk ca. 3 minutes.

Our gathering on this day at 10:00 am allows us to ensure that you are checked-in for the trip, that your bags are marked with our special tags, and that we board the bus on time for departure promptly at 10:30. If you find yourself delayed beyond 10:20, call or send a text message to (+41)-(0)79-338-9840.

Prelude • May 25–27, 2022

Consider coming early to Zürich, to attend the ISAP Prelude on your way to the Odyssey! This is a chance to experience our on-campus life and historically protect- ed home, the erstwhile post office built in 1911, with an Art Nouveau design. At this occasion you are welcome to:

• Attend the 3-day academic program with a package discount for lectures & seminars
• Join our spring semester excursion to the Marie Louise von Franz Tower in Bollingen; at cost for round-trip transportation
• Celebrate with us! Semester closing with music, wine, and generous appetizers (Apéro riche)—no cost
• Attend analysis or supervision
 - Costs and payment methods vary according to the analyst.
 - To arrange appointments, consult our List of Analysts. Or write to: counsel[email protected]
 - Kindly make appointments with the Counseling Service and individual analysts well ahead of your arrival.

Attendance of the Prelude requires separate registration and payment directly with ISAP.
For program details & registration, write to: [email protected]

Jungian Odyssey 2019 Photo Album

Rupture and Repair: Minding Crippling Emotions
Hotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau, Switzerland
Photos by ISAP Student Enid Madaras ©2019

Recommended Reading

Peter Amman
Lecture/Seminar

Peter Ammann, “The Musical Theory and Philosophy of Robert Fludd,” in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 30:2198-227 (1967).

C.G. Jung, “Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle,” in CW8.

Wolfgang Pauli, “The Influence of Archetypal Ideas on the Scientific Theories of Kepler,” Trans., Priscilla Silz, in Jung and Pauli, The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche (Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1955).

Philip M. Peek, Ed., African Divination SystemsWays of Knowing (Indiana University Press, 1991).

Galina Angelova
Seminar

Jung, “The Undiscovered Self: Present and Future,” in CW10.

Jung, “The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man,” in CW10.

Andrew Fellows
Lecture & Hike

Andrew Fellows, Gaia, Psyche, and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2019).

M. Sabini, Ed., The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung (North Atlantic Books, 2002).

Steve Taylor, Spiritual Science: Why Science Needs Spirituality to Make Sense of the World (Watkins, 2019).

Ann Chia-Yi Li
Lecture & Workshop

Richard Wilhelm, Trans., The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life, with Jung, “Commentary,” Trans., Cary F. Baynes (Harcourt Brace & Co., 1969).

Monica Luci
Lecture

Monica Luci, Torture, Psychoanalysis and Human Rights (Routledge, 2017).

Ibid., “Understanding the Socio-Political Phenomenon of Torture: A View from Analytical Psychology,” in The Analyst in the Polis, Vol. II, Eds. S. Carta, A. Adorisio, R. Mercurio (Ebook, 2017).

Ibid., “Inner and Outer Travels: Analytical Psychology and the Treatment of Refugees,” in Quadrant, Vol. XLVI:2, Fall (2016).

Monica Luci
Seminar

Ibid., Torture Survivors in Analytic Therapy (provisional title, in press, Routledge, 2022).
Ibid. & M. Kahn, “Analytic Psychotherapy with Refugees: Between Silence and Embodied Narratives,” in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 41:2, 2021, DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/07351690.2021.1865766

Luci, “Displacement as Trauma and Trauma as Displacement in the Experience of Refugees,” in Journal of Analytical Psychology, April 2020, 65(2), DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5922.12590

Ibid., “The Mark of Torture and the Therapeutic Relationship,” in International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Education, Vol. X, n1, 2018.

Ibid., “Disintegration of the Self and Regeneration of the Psychic Skin in the Treatment of Traumatized Refugees,” Journal of Analytical Psychology, 62(2)(April 2018), DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5922.12304

Judith A. Savage
Lecture & Seminar

Jung, Jung on Active Imagination, Ed., Joan Chodorow (Princeton University Press, 1997).

Other Reading Suggestions from the Jungian Odyssey Committee

Fanny Brewster, The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race (Routledge, 2019).
Ibid., Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018).
Ibid., African Americans and Jungian Psychology (Routledge, 2017).

Elizabeth Brodersen and Pilar Amezaga, Eds., Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders (Routledge, 2021).

C. Michael Smith, Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue: Retrieving the Soul/Retrieving the Sacred (Paulist Press, 1998).

Murray Stein, Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction, 5th Ed. (Open Court, 2003).

Murray Stein, Thomas Arzt, Eds., Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Post-Modern Conditions, 2 Volumes (Chiron, 2017 and 2018).

Craig E. Stephenson, Ages of Anxiety: Jung’s Types as Inspiration for Poetry, Music and Dance, The Zurich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology (Spring Journal Books, 2016).
Ibid., Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche, Rev.Ed. (Routledge, 2016).
Ibid., Ed., Jung and Moreno: Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature (Routledge, 2013).

Peter Tyler, The Pursuit of Soul: Psychoanalysis, Soul-making, and the Christian Tradition (Bloomsbury, T&T Clark, 2016).

Ursula Wirtz, Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation, The Zürich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology 2012 (Spring Journal and Books, 2014; Routledge, 2020).

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