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Don’t forget that we have Rick Childs speaking tonight at the Roeland Park Community Center. The title of his talk is “Papal Infallibility: the problem of irreconcilable religious certainties.” All the details along with a map showing the location are here.
Hope to see you tonight!
This Friday is our 2014/15 program year kick-off. We are very pleased to have Greg Rieke, FOJ president emeritus, sharing with us about his trip to Jung’s home in Kusnacht. You can read all the details here.
Please note that this event is at the Roeland Park Community Center. Here is a map to the location. There is plenty of off-street parking next to the building.
Also, there will be a social and fellowship time after Greg’s presentation. I hope you’ll stay and join us as we rekindle old friendships and start making new ones.
As I look forward to Greg Rieke’s Sept. 19 presentation about his visit to C.G. Jung’s home, I wonder: What would it be like to actually visit with Jung now, if he came back in holographic form — like Jodie Foster’s father in in the movie “Contact”?
If I could ask him just one question, what would I ask? That’s an easy question for me, since my feature documentary film, “What Is Synchronicity?” is almost complete. I would ask for his feedback about my film. Based on responses I’ve received from previewers of the film, I hope for a favorable review. Nonetheless, I also hear my father complex saying something like, “(Jung) had better like it. I worked my butt off for years making it.” He might chuckle, and maybe he would say that I left a lot of material on the cutting room floor. I would say, “OK, I know. I’m on it. That’s material for the sequel!”
Further, I wonder what Jung would want from his visit here. Would he long to be here now to more completely explore certain issues? Would he be better equipped to explain certain things to us? The cultural times limited his ability to approach the controversial subject of synchronicity when he was alive. He would probably love the discussion and interest generated by the subject since then. Of course, what we do with Jung’s ideas is up to us; and what his ideas want with us has a life of its own, too.
What question would you pose to Jung if you could? Or what do you think he would ask you?
Please share your questions below, and come see what Greg discovered during his visit to Jung’s home.
Board member David Strabala, LCSW
Dr. Keiron Le Grice, one of Pacifica’s newest core faculty members, is an expert on the subject of archetypal astrology. In his teaching, Dr. Le Grice situates archetypal astrology in the work of C. G. Jung and James Hillman. He teaches in the new Jungian and Archetypal Studies Doctoral program, including many courses on archetypes, vocation, synchronicity, and alchemy. Dr. Le Grice is the author of The Archetypal Cosmos: Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology and his newest publication The Rebirth of the Hero: Mythology as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation.
You may remember that, in March, I traveled to Phoenix to give a presentation to the Phoenix Friends of CG Jung. I had a wonderful time with some wonderful Jungians. The podcast of my Friday night lecture is now available here. It’s an updated and improved (in my opinion) version of the talk I gave here in KC last March. If you are interested in a copy of the slides that accompanied the talk, just shoot me an email and I’ll send them along. Enjoy!
So, you all know we’re producing the stage play “Gates In and Out” on May 2 and 3. Well, the deal just got sweeter!
Treat yourself to dinner at Collection before the play and receive 10% off your total bill. For those who have been sleeping next to Rumpelstiltskin for the last 20 years, Collection is the second concept by award-winning, TV-appearing chef Celina Tio. The food and drink are fantastic and will be the perfect amuse–bouche for the fantastic play to follow.
Simply present your play ticket or give the password “EverySoul, aka Ken Buch, sent me” and you’ll receive the 10% discount.
Just don’t let the food tempt you too much and forget to walk up to the 2nd floor for the play.
Come see our stage play!
You’ll not want to miss the stage play “Gates In and Out” which will be performed in 3 weeks — May 2 & 3. The play is based on the Hero’s/Heroine’s Journey made famous by mythologist Joseph Campbell. The “Journey” is a recurring mythological motif which can be seen in myths from around the world as well as in plays, movies, and stories of all kinds.
The play is written by Lola Wilcox and directed by Chuck Wilcox who will be coming to KC from Denver. The lead role, EverySoul, will be played by Ken Buch. Supporting roles will be played by Diana Midyett (a past FOJ board member), Penny Themis (from VALA Gallery), Judy Wright, Lola Wilcox, and Chuck Wilcox.
See here for all the details. And, please pass on the word about this play. Post to your Facebook account and tweet to your friends. It is a very important aspect of our humanity and yet is neglected by many cultures.
For those wanting to go even deeper into the journey and it’s personal aspects, join us on Saturday for a workshop hosted by the playwright and director Lola and Chuck.