Seminar on Psyche, Symbol and Place
Charles T. Zeltzer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, certified in 1992. He maintains an analytic practice in Ventura, California. Charles was the Director of Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He was a long-time member of the editorial board of the Jungian journal, Psychological Perspectives, and has been the guest editor for special issues on Jung and the East, and fairy tales. Charles lectures throughout the United States and Europe. He emphasizes the archetypal and religious dimensions of psychological experience and the practical Implications of these dimensions in our everyday lives. His topics include alchemy, Kundalini Yoga and the development of consciousness, the Roman Catholic Mass as an alchemical process, the role of the alchemical god Mercurius in our everyday lives, the body in relation to the inner journey of facing trauma, and working with the experience of encountering death. Charles has specialized in leading seminars on Jung’s alchemical works, including a 13 year, line-by-line discussion of Jung’s magnum opus, Mysterium Coniunctionis.
Lara Newton is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver, Colorado. She is Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and has been president of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado for 25 years. Lara has been deeply involved in Jungian psychology since the early 1970’s, when she was a student of English Literature. Her passions for literary interpretation and work with the unconscious have, since those early years, been merged into a symbolic approach to life and the world. Lara has published one book, Brothers and Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship, and has written several essays, some of which have been published as well, on various aspects of symbolic literature and experience. Her current interests are fairy tale interpretation, alchemical studies, especially the life and work of Maria Prophetissa, the relationship between matter and spirit, Celtic mythology, and all manifestations of the life of the imagination.
Giancarlo Magno graduated in Psychology in 1979, and is a Psicologo Analista, Member of CIPA and IAAP, since 1981. He has worked with Jung’s Word Association test, and studied extensively Western and Eastern mysticism, meditation techniques, religious phenomenology and prayer. He is a supervisor and faculty member with CIPA, teacher of Psychology of Religion, Folklore and Myth with the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR), and taught Organizational Management and General Psychology at the University of Bari. He has served in numerous institutional positions and is currently the Director of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders within the City of Taranto’s Mental Health Center.
Grazia Di Giorgio Born in Bari, Italy, Grazia has been dividing her life and professional practice between Italy and the United States since 1993. Currently a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado as well as the Italian C.I.P.A. Meridionale, she is a Jungian Analyst and clinical psychologist with a background in somatic and contemplative psychotherapy and a particular interest in alchemy and South-Italian myth and folklore. She is thrilled to be able to serve as coordinator and cultural facilitator for this unique seminar.