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Landau: (workshop) The Queen of Sheba and Her Hairy Legs
Good Shepard Center
Seattle, WA
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Landau: (workshop) The Queen of Sheba and Her Hairy Legs
Workshop: May 15, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
Workshop Fee: $50 members, $70 nonmembers, $50 seniors, $50 Students (w/ID)

Saturday workshop: The Queen of Sheba and Her Hairy Legs: The Reparation and Integration of the Exiled Feminine In Western Monotheism and Jungian Analytic Practice

Jung writes in Volume 9i that the loss of an archetype, “gives rise to that frightening discontent in our culture”. (par. 141) In this seminar we will take up the topic of the erotic feminine as an aspect of the Archetypal Feminine through the image of the Queen of Sheba and her encounter with King Solomon. Sheba is an excellent portal in which to view and discuss what has become rejected, repressed, and dissociated in our own nature as men and woman. An aspect of the lore of the Queen of Sheba presents her as a powerful and beautiful ruler but with hairy legs. We will take up the image of her hairiness as shadow, that which has been split off, and the possibility of making what has been unconscious,
conscious, what has been forgotten, remembered.

Clinical material, dreams, poetry and music will amplify an engagement with this rich symbolic material. While the emphasis of this seminar will be on a personal engagement, it seems essential that we keep an eye towards its spiritual necessity in the world today.

Learning Objectives

1. To review CG Jung’s model of the psyche (ego, shadow, anima, animus, persona, Self) and their application and implications for Jung’s process of individuation.

2. To define Jung’s concepts of Archetypes and the Objective Psyche as an expression of the “mythological unconscious”.

3. To explore Jung’s concept of the archetypal image, in particular, the Queen of Sheba in order to better understand the impact of archetypal energies on the process of healing and transformation.

4. To briefly define Jung’s theory of complexes and their relationship to dissociation in the personality. How might the condition of “hairy legs” be viewed as complex or as shadow.

5. To consider the psychological impact both subjectively and collectively of the dissociated aspect of the erotic feminine. The image of the Queen of Sheba will be the center point for clinical case material including dreams and poetry.

Ronnie Landau MA, is a licensed psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, PA. She is a full time faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and is currently serving as President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia. She is on the Executive Committee as Secretary of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and is a member of the International Association of Jungian Analysts. Her interest in the mythic and symbolic nature of the Queen of Sheba began during a trip to Israel in 2000 and resulted in her thesis, “The Queen of Sheba and Her Hairy Legs: The Reparation and Integration of the Exiled Feminine in Western Monotheism and Jungian Analytic Practice”. She has lectured on this topic throughout various cities.

This program has been approved for 5.5 CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 5.5 units for lecture and workshop $15; 2.0 units for the Friday lecture $10; 3.5 units for the Saturday workshop $10. CEUs registration and payment are at the door.



Good Shepard Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Room 202
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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