October 26, 2007


You are invited to attend the presentation by Dr. Lisa Aronson Fontes, "From Cultural Competence to Social Justice", on Tuesday, November 6th, 9:00 am to 12 noon. It is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare in the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As you can see from the attached flyer, we expect Dr. Fontes to challenge us to consider how we can improve systems and services for all of the many diverse families and children in Minnesota. Your participation in our audience at the Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Institute on November 6th would enhance our understanding of this important topic.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.
It is free and open to the public. Three CEHs from the Board of Social Work are available to participants. Please copy and distribute this flyer to colleagues and others. If you have questions, please contact me at the email and number below, or call the Center at 612-624-4231.
We hope to see you on November 6th.
Brochure to download: Download file
Heidi Wagner
Associate Administrator
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
205 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Fax: 612-624-3744


Announcing the next Minnesota Jung Assocaition Salon:
"Exploring the Muse Relationship & Jung's Concept of the Anima - from Dante to James Blunt"
Presented by Jim Klein
Friday, October 26, 2007, 7:15-9:30 PM
Stub Hall Lounge, Lutheran Seminary, Hendon & Fulham, St. Paul (2 blocks east of Hwy 280)
Admission $5.00 (first-time guests admitted free)

Why are so many moved by the story of Dante and Beatrice, the woman to whom he dedicated his life's creative work, though he barely knew her? Why did James Blunt's simple little pop song "You're Beautiful" strike such a chord in 2005-6 that some radio stations were playing it as frequently as once each hour? In the Pat Conroy novel (and movie) “The Prince of Tides?, why does Tom Wingo's closing soliloquy seem so... well... perfect? My belief is that Dante, Blunt, and Wingo each experienced a Muse Relationship, and that Muse is not so much a relationship between a man and a woman as it is a relationship between a man and his own anima - his unconscious feminine aspect. We’ll clarify what the Muse Relationship is – and what it is not. We'll explore what author Francine Prose (“The Lives of the Muses?) has to say about men who have had Muse Relationships and women who have served as Muse. We’ll sample what such Jungian writers as Robert A. Johnson, James Hillman, James Hollis, Emma Jung, and Marie-Louise von Franz have said about the anima and its projection. We’ll examine the life of Dante’s Victorian-era namesake Dante Gabriel Rossetti as an example of how to get the Muse Relationship “all wrong?. Along the way, for the benefit of those who have never been involved in a Muse Relationship (or aren’t aware that they have), I may share a few stories from personal experience.

Jim Klein is a self-taught Jungian, a mid-life development for which he has many people to thank, not least his own Muse Relationship. He holds a B.S. from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, both in Chemical Engineering. He has worked at 3M Center in St. Paul for 23 years, 13 as a research and development scientist and the last 10 as a patent law professional. An Inventor with 8 US Patents, he is a Registered Patent Agent with the US Patent & Trademark Office. A 7-year member of MJA, he has served on its Board of Directors, and has presented twice previously in the MJA Salon series. He readily admits to being a serial anima-projector/Muse-Relater, and is proud of his happy 30-year marriage to current MJA Treasurer Annearle Morris Klein. He invites the curious and/or dubious to attend the Salon to learn how and why there is no contradiction or conflict inherent in that!

Posted by lind0449 at October 26, 2007 1:48 PM