Jung Association of Western Massachusetts Erica Lorentz, M.Ed, LPC Friday, December 2, 2022, 7-9 pm EST (6:30 pm for settling and tech questions) Where: On Zoom – It’s easy to download and use.
When Jung was a child, he was already experiencing non-ordinary states and was deeply engaged in the archetypal world. It was his destiny to follow this phenomenon, study it, and bring it into the world of psychology. He borrowed the Sufi term subtle body to talk about non-ordinary states. This lecture will explore Jung’s experiences and ideas about this phenomenon. The Black Books were his original journals and from there, he transcribed his stories into the Red Book and painted many powerful symbolic paintings. Sonu Shamdasani, who published them both said that this journey was the Rosetta Stone that set the stage for his research and theories for the rest of his life.
Jung on Non-ordinary States and the Subtle Body – 12/2/22
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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
Details: 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.
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)
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.
On February 10. 2020, Chris Fournier interviewed Erica Lorentz M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) as part of his weekly, local radio program, Unscripted: Conversations with Artists, Educators, Entrepreneurs, and Change Makers in the Valley at theValley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3FM, 140 Pine Street, Florence, Mass. Chris Fournier, Host/Programmer hosts this weekly program, aired on Mondays from 8:00PM-9:00PM.