The Intellectual and Healing Legacy of Roger Woolger, 1946-2011
Joseph Campbell Round Table, Center for Symbolic Studies
Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 5:30-8:30
This is a special presentation of the Joseph Campbell Round Table to honor the legacy of Roger Woolger, Ph.D. who passed to another life on November 18, 2011. He was, we believe, one of the foremost Jungian Analysts of our time, but one who followed Jung’s dictum of being more than just a “Jungian”.
In effect, Roger achieved a synthesis of Jungian and “regression” therapy with truly “transpersonal” dimensions. While Jungian therapy has always been criticized for being too “intellectual” Roger’s approach to therapy is direct and experiential, not to mention highly catharctic.
This year the Joseph Campbell Round table is celebrating Jungian thinkers, with James Hillman (also recently passed) in November, Clarissa Estes in December, and while Roger’s spirit and work is so strong in our minds and hearts, Roger Woolger in January. On this occasion we will assemble his friends and professional colleagues, read from his writing, both published and unpublished, and create an audio tape, and possibly a transcript of the whole proceedings. We hope this will pave the way for a “festschrift” conference in the not-too distant future in which distinguished presenters from all over the world will talk about Roger’s influence on their own scholarship, and approaches to healing.
Our Joseph Campbell Mythological RoundTable meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday, in the FireplaceRoom at the Center for Symbolic Studies (see Directions). We are located at the crossing of River Road and Springtown Road, about 5 miles north of New Paltz. Bring your curiosity, a story or two if you have them, and either a $20 donation or snack to share with the group if that’s more convenient. Contact us if you have a question or request.