Centerpoint I

Centerpoint I examines the ego, shadow, persona, anima and animus, dreams, mythology and the process of individuation from several perspectives. Persona, for instance, is defined in excerpts from “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung” and amplified in the reflections of four noted Jungian authors, the tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the mystery of “Abu Kasem’s Slippers.” You will discover your typological blueprint with the Gray-Wheelwright test and are encouraged to journal and record your dreams.

In this type of process, things will often not seem to be ratio­nally,  or logically per­fectly clear. Wag­ner once wrote of his operas, “I believe it was sound instinct which set me on my guard against an undue enthu­si­asm for making things clear, for I have come to the firm con­clu­sion to make my intention too obvi­ous would get in the way of a gen­uine under­stand­ing. In drama and art, gen­er­ally the way to make an effect is not by argu­ing an opin­ion but by putting for­ward some­thing instinc­tive.” And, we would add, as in drama and art, so in life.

Cen­ter­point I pro­vides an expan­sive foun­da­tion of Jun­gian or Ana­lyt­i­cal Psy­chol­ogy in 18 ses­sions. The course explores Jung’s pri­mary concepts—individuation, ego, persona, shadow, anima and ani­mus, psy­cho­log­i­cal types, dreams and mythology—in con­sid­er­able depth. For exam­ple, “per­sona” is defined in excerpts from The Col­lected Works of C. G. Jung and ampli­fied in the reflec­tions of four noted Jun­gian authors, the tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and the mys­tery of “Abu Kasem’s Slippers.”

See Below for Summary of Contents


Centerpoint I Workbook
Authors: Chandler Brown and Elsom Eldridge Sessions: 18 Suggested Time: 2 hours per session Spiral Bound
Price: $65.00
Centerpoint I CDs
For those who wish to listen to the course content and follow along with the workbook, this 9 CD set can be added for $55. Authors: Chandler Brown and Elsom Eldridge Narrators: Chandler Brown and Kenneth Brown Sessions: 18
Price: $55.00

Summary of Contents

Glossary of Jungian terms

Diagram and Description of the Psyche

•  Session 1
Start of recorded course content:
Individuation and Symbol of Wholeness
Centerpoint format and ground rules
Description of Journal Keeping
Structure of the Psyche
Jung on Persona
“The Emperor’s New Clothes”

•  Session 2
Interview with David Hart
“Abu Kasem’s Slippers”
Summation of Persona

•  Session 3
Gray-Wheelwright Test and Answer Sheet
Scoring Information
Description of Psychological Types
Principles of Interpretation
Description of Function
Excerpts from Notable Journals

•  Session 4
“The Dinner Party” by M. Van Leight Frank
Analysis based on theory of types
Solo work regarding each type

•  Session 5
Myth and Fairy Tales (Joseph Campbell)
The Navaho Emergence Myth, Part I

•  Session 6
Four Functions of Myth
The Navaho Emergence Myth, Part II
The Navaho Emergence Myth, Part III
Definitions of myth, folk, tale, fable, legend

•  Session 7
The Old Ethic
Myth of Arachne
Specific techniques for interpretation of myths

•  Session 8
The New Ethic, Part II & III
Good and Evil (C. G. Jung)

•  Session 9
Projection (E. Harding, G. Adler)
“The Doppelganger” by Dory Previn
Becoming Conscious of Projections
Projection and Affect

•  Session 10
The Many Worlds of Time

• Session 11
The Many Worlds of Time (continued)

•  Session 12
The Many Worlds of Time (continued)

•  Session 13
God-attributes Identified with the Ego
Myth of Pegasus and Bellerophon

•  Session 14
The Dragon and the Hero (E. Harding)

•  Session 15
Persona and Shadow (J Singer)
Quotes from C. G. Jung

•  Session 16
Christ as Paradigm of the Individuating Ego –  (E. Edinger)

•  Session 17
Christ as Paradigm of the Individuating Ego – (E. Edinger)

•  Session 18
Being an Individual (E. Edinger)

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