The Transforming Snake in Jung's Red Book by Ami Ronnberg- Tuesday Lunch Lecture, November 2016



Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism


Samadhi Arts


Celebration of the Trickster


Friday, April 1st, 2016, 7:00 pm


ARAS at the C.G. Jung Center, 28 E. 39th Street, NYC

General Admission $15, Students $10

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Join ARAS and the C.G. Jung Center this April 1st, for Celebration of Trickster, a multidisciplinary event spanning neolithic shamanism, ancient myth, tarot, gravitational waves, and the transhuman future.

Lectures, music, performance, and video, created by Samadhi Arts and FOLD performance ensemble, explore the legacy of the trickster in world art and folklore as messenger, spirit-guide, and bearer of transformation.

In contemporary global culture, the trickster figures of shaman and androgyne have risen as symbols of indeterminacy, fluidity, and the power to create a new society. 

Celebration of the Trickster is part of Cosmogony, a performance cycle by FOLD, the resident performance ensemble for Samadhi Arts, with installments this March at Pioneer Works, De-construkt Projekt in Red Hook, and H.O.M.E in Bushwick.


Friends of ARAS 2015 Event - Friday, October 9, 7 PM

Martha’s Mandala

presented by Martha Oliver-Smith


ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism) and Art and Psyche Conferences invite you to a celebration to thank the Friends of ARAS who have so generously contributed to our organization. 

This lecture will present the mandalas, paintings and drawings of Martha Stringham Bacon, a little known artist in the early 20th century. As the introverted wife of Leonard Bacon, a successful literary figure and poet, Martha (Patty) Bacon struggled to express herself as an artist. When she suffered a severe mental breakdown in 1923, she discovered a path to healing through creating mandalas. The Bacons’ meeting with Jung led Martha to a deeper understanding of the terrifying experience she referred to as her “tidal wave.” The background of Leonard and Martha Bacon’s association and friendship with Jung will also be explored. 

Martha Oliver-Smith was born to a family of writers, artists and scholars. She spent most of her childhood moving between her grandmother Martha Stringham Bacon’s place in Peace Dale and living with her mother in New York. Martha’s Mandala is a memoir about her grandmother. She is working on a second memoir.

Reception to follow.  Please join us for this enlivening event!

ARAS at the C.G. Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, New York


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Friends of ARAS free.

Join Friends of ARAS $30.00

Suggested donation for non-members  $20.00