Symposium at Pacifica

Creative Minds in Dialogue

June 24-26, 2016

Pictures from the Symposium "Creative Minds in Dialogue"

The symposium was held June 24-26, 2016 at Pacifica Institute in Santa Barbara, featuring internationally acclaimed speakers, including Riccardo Bernardini, Lionel Corbett, Nancy Furlotti, Ann Lammers, Lance Owens, Rina Porat, Susan Rowland, Erel Shalit, Evan Lansing Smith, Murray Stein and Steve Zemmelman.

Here are some photo-memories. Photos by Amy Katz, courtesy of Pacifica Graduate Institute.


                                                                                                                              Speakers at the symposium

The symposium celebrated the unique contributions of Jung and Neumann, with original presentations on topics ranging from creativity, art, Jung/Neumann and their impact on culture and the post-modern world, to anima and the great mother, and God, good and evil.

Erel Shalit




                                           Ann Lammers                                                                Joe Cambray

Lance Owens and Rina Porat
Evans Lans Smith
Lionel Corbett
Nancy Furlotti
Neumann Paintings
Riccardo Bernardini
Steve Aizenstadt
Erel Shalit
Heidi Townshend

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Creative Minds in Dialogue - Program

  Friday, June 24, 2016


9:00am – 10:00am

Pre-Symposium Workshop

10:00am – Noon                     Freeing the Feminine: Exploring Creativity and Gender in the Shadow of the Great Mother with Neumann and Jung

  • Susan Rowland, Ph.D.

Noon – 1:30pm                       Luncheon

1:30pm – 4:00pm                    Gynetypes and the Goddess: Archetypal Images of the Divine Feminine

  • Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.

4:00pm – 5:00pm                    Break/Refreshments in Bookstore

5:00pm – 6:00pm                    Dinner


6:00pm – 6:30pm                  


  • Steve Aizenstat, Ph.D.
  • Joe Cambray, Ph.D.
  • Erel Shalit, Ph.D.

6:30pm – 7:10pm      

Soulful Companions: A Profound and Honest Friendship

  • Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D.

7:10 – 7:25PM                        Discussion with participants

7:25pm – 7:40pm                    Break

7:40 – 8:30pm                       

Jung and Neumann at Eranos: Psychologies, Myths, and Utopias of a Spiritual Earth

  • Riccardo Bernardini, Ph.D.

8:30pm – 8:45pm                   Discussion with participants

8:45 – 8:55pm                         Break

8:55 – 9:30pm

‘Eranos 1951’ – screening of film

  • Riccardo Bernardini, Ph.D.

9:30pm – 9:50pm                   Discussion with participants

9:50pm – 10:00pm                  Closing Remarks


Saturday, June 25, 2016

8:00am – 9:00am                    Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am    

Jung and Neumann on Judaism and Religion – part I

  • Erel Shalit, Ph.D. – Jacob and Esau – from Jung’s discussion to Neumann’s book
  • Steve Zemmelman, Ph.D. - Inching Towards Wholeness: C.G. Jung and his Relationship to Judaism

10:15am – 10:30am   Discussion with participants

10:30am – 11:00am    Break

11:00am – 11:50am

Jung and Neumann on Judaism and Religion – part II

  • Ann Conrad Lammers, Div, Ph.D., LMFT – The risks of a direct encounter with God: A central Jungian problematic in Neumann’s The Roots of Jewish Consciousness.

11:50am – 12:15pm   Discussion with participants

12:15pm – 1:45pm                  Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm

The Feminine in Jung and Neumann

  • Rina Porat – The Psychology of the Feminine Archetype in C. G. Jung and E. Neumann
  • Lance Owens, M.D. – The Feminine in Jung and Neumann: Sophia and the Shekinah

3:30pm – 4:00pm                   Discussion with participants

4:00pm – 4:30pm                    Break

4:30pm – 5:45pm                   Book signing and reception

6:00pm – 7:10pm                    Dinner

7:15pm – 8:15pm                  

Jung and Neumann – Paintings from the Psyche

  • Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D.

8:15pm – 8:50pm                   Discussion with participants

8:50pm – 9:00pm                   Concluding Remarks


Sunday, June 26, 2015

8:00am – 9:00am                    Breakfast

9:00am – 9:45am      

Erich Neumann on Psyche’s Creativity

  • Murray Stein, Ph.D. (By Skype)
  • Respondent: Joe Cambray, Ph.D.

9:45am – 10:00am                 Discussion with participants

10:00am – 10:15am                Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM

The cultural psyche – from the ancestors to the post-modern world

  • Erel Shalit, Ph.D.

11:00am – 11:15am   Discussion with participants

11:15AM – 12:00PM

God, Good and Evil - From a New Ethic to Answer to Job

  • Lionel Corbett, Ph.D.

12:00pm – 12:30pm   Discussion with participants

12:30pm – 2:00pm                  Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Late, last and forgotten thoughts – discussion with presenters and audience
    • Orienting remarks by Joe Cambray, Ph.D.

3:30pm – 4:00pm                   Concluding remarks

  • Chair Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.

5:30pm – 6:30pm                    Dinner