Sunday, October 13
A morning shuttle will take us to Eranos, where our program will include presentations, conversations, and excursions. There will be mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, and a two-hour lunch break with a lavish buffet. A late afternoon shuttle will return us to Ascona.
Eranos: A Vision and its Realization
with Robert Hinshaw
How did the Eranos Conferences come to be? Who was Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn, and what led her to found the entity that became known as Eranos? What significant events took place here, and who were the key players? What was Jung’s role and how was he stimulated by his experiences there? What role have the Eranos Conferences played in the world of Jungian Psychology? What have its guiding principles been? This presentation will address such questions, and help us orient ourselves in this beautiful and historic space.
Robert Hinshaw, Ph.D., has lived and worked in Switzerland since the early 1970s. He began training at the old C.G. Jung Institute of Zürich (located in the Psychology Club building) and helped to run Spring Publications in its early years. The first generation Jungians were his teachers, and later his authors and friends. Today he is a training analyst/supervisor and faculty member at the Zürich Jung Institute, and publisher of Jungian and related literature at Daimon Verlag. He attended his first Eranos Conference in 1972, became a student member of the staff, and has maintained an active relationship with Eranos throughout the years.
James Hillman and Reflections on the Senex and Puer
with Safron Rossi
The Senex and Puer are central archetypal figures in James Hillman’s psychology. This lecture will explore their presence in a number of valences. This includes deepening our sense of the Senex and Puer styles of consciousness through mythic figures, reflecting on the presence of these figures in his writing, and finally how this pair is present and archetypally necessary to an archive, and Hillman’s in particular. Safron Rossi spent three years working with James Hillman on his collection, and will share her essay “From Attic to Basement and In-between” which records her experiences with him.
Safron Rossi, Ph.D., is Curator of Collections at Opus Archives & Research Center, home of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman manuscript and archival collections. She is also Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaching courses on mythology and depth psychology. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies.