- The Red Book, The Imagination—Why Bother?(Event)(2 days)
The Capital City Chapter—Association for Psychological Type (CCC-APT) is a local affiliate of the Association for Psychological Type International, located in Sacramento, California. We share an interest in psychological type, with some interested primarily in research and others in the practical application of type theory in everyday life. Among the topics commonly discussed are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and David Keirsey’s work on temperament. CCC-APT members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, with positions in business and industry, organizational development, religion, education, and counseling.
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Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings held between September and April at various locations: the Sierra 2 Center, the Sutter Square Galleria, or the Sutter Cancer Center, all centrally located in Sacramento. The visitor fee is $35 for a half-day workshop, $45 for a full-day workshop (half price for students with ID regardless of workshop length); cash or check only, please (paying at the door is OK). For more information, check out our declaration of values and directions to our meetings. Maps showing our meeting locations are available here for the Sutter Square Galleria and the Sutter Cancer Center. We hope to see you soon!
- Why would a room full of students, users, and advocates of psychological type be interested in the long delayed publication of Carl Jung’s fabled Red Book?
- How does the imagination relate to psychological typologies?
- If you’re a career coach, a couples counselor, or conflict resolution specialist, do you use your imagination in your work?
The Red Book records Carl Jung’s waking fantasies during a tumultuous time in his personal life. The years during which Jung recorded his visionary experiences, induced by a practice he called active imagination, coincided with his formulation of psychological types, which was his contribution to the pioneering work of the Scientific Revolution.
On April 27 we will:
- Consider the artistic representations in The Red Book as well as the comparable cross-cultural representations of Pablo Amaringo and the mandalas that participants bring to this meeting
- Explore the tension of opposites, noting that Jung’s theory of psychological types is an instance of this principle, as seen in the opposition of differing attitudes and functions
- Ask ourselves if our own experiences of altered states of consciousness lead us to new insights and to conscious integration of unconscious material
Participants are invited to bring their own artistic expressions representing dream states or accounts of recent dreams. You will also share an experience of free association listening to music during the workshop.
There will be an introductory lecture, application through creative activities, and discussion in large and small groups. In addition to a copy of The Red Book, Rachel will use visual images, music, and YouTube clips.
Rachel Fitzgerald, PhD (INFP) is a psychotherapist practicing in Sacramento and for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together with Mary McCaulley (co-founder with Isabel Briggs Myers of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type [CAPT] in Gainesville, Florida), Rachel gave one of the first MBTI Qualifying Workshops in California at the University of San Francisco in the mid ‘80s. Also at Dr. McCaulley’s invitation, Rachel created the first CAPT training on Type and Spirituality.
Rachel’s academic credits include co-designing Q-Sorts to measure the forms suggested by Jung’s associate, Toni Wolff, which add a feminine dimension to his classic type model. In addition to her dissertation on Wolff’s work, Rachel has authored an article in the Journal of Psychological Type, “Relational and Functional Typologies Revisited” (1999) and her own book, Toni Wolff’s Forms: She Moves in Circles, Vital Links to the Archaic Mind (2012). Learn more at her website, www.evolvingdeepforms.com.
Rachel has been a frequent presenter at conferences of the Association for Psychological Type International (APTi) and is a co-founder of both the Bay Area and Sacramento chapters of APTi.