The North American Conference of Jungian Analysts & Candidates
Love and Power: Use, Misuse, and Paradox
October 1-4, 2009
The Marriott at Metro Center
A professional conference open to all Jungian analysts,
candidates in analytic training programs,
and other mental health professionals
The Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA)
The Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA)
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Janice Quinn, Chair
Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts
Claire Allphin President
Dunbar Carpenter, President Elect
Pamela Power, Secretary
Susan McKenzie, Treasurer
For Conference Information & Registration:
1015 Orilla del Mar #7
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA
Love and Power : Use, Misuse, and Paradox
The archetypes of love and power exist at the core of human behavior. The dance between them is eternal and the energies lie at the bedrock of all culture. Revealed in literature, music, and art and seen in myths, fairytales, and historical events, these psychic energies are soul-making, inform our lives, and shape great civilizations.
As individuals who take the journey of developing consciousness, we continuously encounter the uses, misuses, and paradoxes of love and power. Where love and power converge, there are inevitable collisions with personal, collective, and cultural history, with belief systems, and with a panoply of psychological as well as physical repercussions.
This conference will explore the dynamics and interactions of these powerful archetypal forces. What is Love? What is Power? How do we as analysts observe aspects of this pair of opposites? Are they mutually exclusive? How do we work with various aspects of love and power? Where are they revealed at the collective level? How do they play out? What are constructive ways of working with these energies?
We invite you to join us in exploring the interplay of personal and archetypal aspects of love and power. Topics range from clinical issues to historical examples of our forefathers and their struggles with the mantle of political power, to personal reflections on experience in the contemporary political arena, and to revelations on the world stage and archetypal representations in film and other media of the arts.
These presentations will lead us into deeper reflection and insight to highlight—and perhaps move towards—transformation through the effects and influence of Love and Power in our lives. We hope that you will join us in these rich explorations in a major seat of power, Washington, D.C., at one of the loveliest times of year!
The conference is open to all Jungian Analysts, Candidates-in-Training, and all other licensed mental health professionals.