Jun 17

Mining The Unconscious: Exhibit I – Opening Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibit closes August 26, 2011

A juried exhibition of art by 32 New Mexico artists working in all media and referencing Jungian themes explored in C. G. Jung’s groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated Red Book, published posthumously in 2009.


City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Jun 18

Poetry Workshop

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Joan Logghe, Santa Fe Poet Laureate

Jane Lipman, 2009 & 2010 NM Book Award finalist in poetry

RSVP  Jane Lipman, 505-982-0999

How does the outer world fuel the inner?  In this workshop we’ll explore how the outer world serves as muse as much as the inner.  We’ll invite participants to write from their own image-rich lives, dreams, and loves, as well as from the gallery art and from how what is “out there” triggers our own deep responses.


City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Jun 18

The Art of Self-Compassion and the Craft of Compassion (Workshop)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Michael Ortiz Hill, referred to as a “magician healer”, is a registered nurse, a Buddhist practitioner, AND an initiated medicine man with tribal people of Zimbabwe.

RSVP to:  Deanne Jameson, 982-7580

The core of Michael Ortiz Hill’s spiritual practice has been the refinement and activity of compassion.  Ortiz Hill pulls from many different religions, practices, and concepts creating a unique blend of both Western and Native approaches to learning which allows participants to embrace his ideas without becoming too didactic.  He personalizes the craft of compassion by sharing his own journey.  “Each participant will find through shared stories a wisdom that sings to their own experience and fuels empathy for others.”  As Ortiz Hill reminds, “Empathy is where two stories run parallel to each other and then meet.”  Participants will do a writing exercise eliciting self-compassion.  Writing will be shared and questions fielded on the way of compassionate activity.  Participants need to bring pen and paper to the workshop.


NOTE:  Seating Limited to 15 participants!   First come, first served.

Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room
Jun 18

Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead (Lecture)

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Robin van Löben Sels, PhD,
Jungian Analyst

In the Red Book when Jung left the “spirit of the times” to enter the “spirit of the depths”, he met both ancestors and spirits of the dead and resumed a dialogue with his soul.  I suggest that here and now we can find an “Intersection of the Spirit” which we can experience in our “times” wherein collective consciousness is transformed by a necessary enlargement of Being that includes our ancestors, spirits of the dead, ourselves, and the world we now have.


NOTE:  Seating Limited to 75 people!  First come, first served.  Check this site and page for updates.

Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room
Jun 21

Introduction to the Red Book (Lecture)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Jacqueline West, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst
Monika Wikman
,  Ph.D., Jungian Analyst

Jungian analysts, Monika Wikman and Jacqueline West, will introduce the Red Book.  Stories and images of Jung that set the stage for his creation of this book will supplement various reflections about the nature of the work itself, including its psychological, spiritual, political, and artistic explorations.


NOTE:  Seating limited to 50 people!  First come, first served.


City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Jun 21

The Box and the Labyrinth (Workshop)

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Connie Doughman, Artist
Colleen Kelley, Artist
Jeff Strong,

Introduction to the ceremony, myth, and structure of the labyrinth utilizing The Box, Remembering the Gift.

For thousands of years labyrinths have echoed through the human unconscious as an archetypal image of wholeness.  Walking the path provides an authentic experience and a metaphorical journey where, held within the circle, one can engage the unconscious.

The Box is a change agent: an interactive, self-guiding journey of initiation, awakening, and renewal.  It is a tapestry of powerful imagery, quotes, symbols, poetry, and prose with food for thought and tales of other travelers.  It is for people searching for their gift, purpose, or mission.  For those who have seen their vision and are ready for change, it offers direction, guidance, and support.  For those already on their path it is a resource, a visionary tool for building community, and a source of renewal.


Frenchy’s Field City Park
Jun 22

Poetry Reading

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Joan Logghe, Santa Fe Poet Laureate
Jane Lipman, 2009 & 2010 NM Book Award finalist in poetry

Reading of poems created in Mining the Unconscious’ Poetry Workshop on June 18th.  The participants who created poems will be invited to read.


NOTE:  Seating limited to 75 people!  First come, first served.

Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room
Jun 25

Speaking to the Daimons in Search of Soul (Workshop)

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ann Yeomans, Archetypal Therapist
RSVP to Ann Yeomans, 983-6070

Jung’s Red Book is a shamanic journey where he longingly called for his lost soul.  He invited daemonic inner characters or “divine influxes” of the psyche to present themselves, like Odysseus in his voyage to the underworld, which Jung named his Confrontation with the Unconscious.  In his quest he made the move from the literal to the imaginal summoning up his courage and approaching them as though they were real people while listening intently to what they told him.  By the way of active imagination and fantasy he reached uncharted areas of the soul and deepened what he learned by recording his experiences and later working on concentrated paintings to manifest more intensely what he couldn’t explain.  In this workshop we will trace the dialogues with strange figures and bizarre experiences to create our own work of soul.  We will use illustrations from dream work and alchemy to further enact the use of active imagination.


NOTE:  Limited to 25 participants!

City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Jun 30

"Thoroughly Modern Mabel: The New Art, the New Psychology and the New Woman at the New York Salon of Mabel Dodge" (Lecture and Fundraiser Luncheon)

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lois Rudnick, Presenter
Lois is a retired professor of American Studies who taught for 36 years at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has published numerous books and essays on New Mexico modern artists and writers, including “Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture”

Lois Rudnick will focus on the famous/infamous salon of Mabel Dodge (before she moved to Taos and became Mabel Dodge Lujan). Dodge’s salon had its heyday between 1913 and 1915 at 23 Fifth Avenue, on the cutting edge of Greenwich Village. Here radical politics, art, feminism and psychoanalysis met, clashed and inspired dreams of a New America.


Tickets available from The Lensic beginning June 13th: walk in, buy tickets on line, or phone the box office on 505-988-1234.

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