Body as Shadow: Re-membering the Body

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2021-2022 Public Lecture Series

Body as Shadow: Re-membering the Body
Erica Lorentz, M.Ed, LPC

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST
An online Zoom event

This lecture will share how and why our embodied experience was sent into exile and what Jung had to say about this. We cannot have a soulful life without connection to our body and to the feminine- they are inextricably linked. There is no separation between body/mind/soul/spirit. This was part of Jung’s quest and legacy to us. We will discuss how this has affected our modern culture and the deepest way we can retrieve our vitality and soul.

The Heroine’s Journey in Men & Women

What is the heroine’s journey? How is it different from the well-known masculine hero’s journey? What does the feminine offer in insight and experience that is so valuable to our lives?

No matter whether we identify as male, female, or any other gender, there is feminine energy and wisdom in all of us. This ancient wisdom can initiate us into a way of being in the world helping us claim our deepest power and wisdom. Come and enjoy the highly-rated teacher Erica Lorentz’s The Heroine’s Journey in Men & Women on the heroine’s journey.

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The Power of the Feminine Erotic Soul

Online Course with Jungian analyst Erica Lorentz

The Feminine Erotic Soul is present in all of us – it opens a path to creativity, desire, connection, intimacy, and the sacred while offering an embodiment of the sensual Self. When this sensual soul is missing – regardless of our age, gender identity or sexual orientation – our experience of life feels flat, ungrounded, disconnected, and driven. This course helps you to recover, re-connect with and embrace your feminine erotic soul in your personal life. It explores how the erotic soul of the Feminine can offer us balance and healing for our personal lives, for humanity and for the world.

In a new 4-class course, Jungian analyst Erica Lorentz takes us on an intimate journey to recover, re-connect with and embrace The Power of the Feminine Erotic Soul. She will also share how this sensual aspect in all of us can offer balance and healing for our personal lives, for humanity and for the world. 

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The Heroine’s Journey – Beyond Patriarchy

Presented by The Jung Association of Western Massacusetts

Friday, January 8, 2021

7:00 – 9:00 pm EST (6:30 pm for settling and tech questions)

Joseph Campbell brought the hero’s journey into mainstream culture. But what about the heroine’s journey in all of us? What about the whole history of nonviolent resistance all over the world that fought for positive transformation against a violent patriarchy? In this program, we will take a look at the qualities of the heroine’s journey of initiation, psychological, and spiritual growth through fairytale, myth, history, story, and film. It’s a growing movement and the only way to create real change.

(Image above: Vasilisa the Beautiful by Ivan Bilbin)

Individuation Summit

Individuation Summit “Using Carl Jung’s process of psychological growth you can embark on a journey of discovering your unique essence or deepen your individuation processes and practices. The Summit gives you interviews from 12 of the world’s most remarkable experts on individuation.”

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Introduction to Alchemical Symbols of Transformation

Jung Association of Western Massachusetts presents:
Erica Lorentz: Introduction to Alchemical Symbols of Transformation

Friday, March 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Seelye Hall, Room 201, Smith College

We will explore some processes and symbols in alchemy. This ancient discipline sought to transform our inner chaos/prima materia into the gold of psychological and spiritual insight. At the end of the Red Book, Jung discovered that the rich symbolic system of the alchemists described his own experiential method of active imagination and his personal and professional experience of individuation. Alchemical prints and film clips will illustrate the relevance of these symbols today.