21 episodes

Two artists—Béa Gonzalez, a novelist, and Jay Redelsperger, a singer-songwriter, sit down to talk about a subject they are both passionate about—depth psychology and how it applies to the artistic process. The two work through some of the ideas CG Jung and his followers proposed, and explore how they see them playing out in the world and in their own lives. New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Gatherings Bea Gonzalez & Jay Redelsperger

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

Two artists—Béa Gonzalez, a novelist, and Jay Redelsperger, a singer-songwriter, sit down to talk about a subject they are both passionate about—depth psychology and how it applies to the artistic process. The two work through some of the ideas CG Jung and his followers proposed, and explore how they see them playing out in the world and in their own lives. New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

    Episode 21 | Venus, Inanna and Modern Perspectives

    Episode 21 | Venus, Inanna and Modern Perspectives

    Uncover the Journey of the Feminine Archetype through Time
    In this episode, Jay and Béa discuss the myth of Inanna, the two Venuses, and the evolution of the feminine archetype across various cultures and eras. They initiate the conversation with an in-depth exploration of Inanna's myth, drawing parallels with the movie Barbie while emphasizing the continual relevance and transformative power of this ancient archetype. They also explore how Venus, a symbol of beauty and love, has transformed from an androgynous warrior to an emblem of love and connection. Finally, they discuss the need to shift from the binary perception of such themes towards viewing them as ongoing, transformative stories that are accessible to all individuals, regardless of gender.
    Book Discussed: Descent to the Goddess, Sylvia Brinton Perera
     

    • 45 min
    Episode 20 | The Healing Journey

    Episode 20 | The Healing Journey

    In this episode, Jay and Béa explore the many dimensions healing can take. There seems to be a lot of attention placed on the notion of healing in the public sphere but what does this look like? Is it possible to ever fully heal? And if so, what modalities can help us on this journey?  Authors and books mentioned: Dr. Gabor Maté [The Myth of Normal]; Marion Woodman "Addiction to Perfection". Books we recommend: "Waking the Tiger", Peter Levine: "The Body Keeps the Score", Bessel van der Kolk. 
     
    Song: "The Gathering" Jay Redelsperger
     

    • 52 min
    Episode 19 | Ways of Seeing | Conversation with Geneviève Caron

    Episode 19 | Ways of Seeing | Conversation with Geneviève Caron

    In this episode, Béa has a conversation with a member of the Sophia Collective---Geneviève Caron, photographer, documentary film maker, artist and spectacular human! Geneviève has just released an exquisite 8-minute documentary where she invites the viewer to journey with the artist Ljubodrag Andric, as he travels through Jaipur, India. We talk about her background, her involvement with the Sophia Collective, shadow work and much more.
    Here is the link to her website: Geneviève Caron Photography (genevievecaron.com)
    The documentary: Geneviève Caron Photography | Motion | 2 (genevievecaron.com)
    Jay is busy at work on his new album, but we still get to listen to some of his gorgeous music! The song used in this episode is "In the Summertime" from his album, Harvesting James. Jay's music can be found all major streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify, Google and more.
     
     

    • 47 min
    Episode 18 | Is Doing Inner Work enough to Change Things?

    Episode 18 | Is Doing Inner Work enough to Change Things?

    Béa and Jay wrestle with the question of whether doing inner work is enough to change things in the external world as well. Does doing shadow work and wrestling with our inner demons rid the world sufficiently of the burdens we place on others---or do we have a duty to address the social problems of the day as well? If so, how does doing inner work help us in that regard? Books explored include those written by Keiron Le Grice, Richard Rohr, Dale Mathers, Herbert Barks, Robert A. Johnson and more. Musical artist Jay is listening to is Patti Smith.
    The song used in this episode is Jay's "Lead me to Gardens" recorded this year.
     
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 17 | The Limits of Rational Thought

    Episode 17 | The Limits of Rational Thought

    In this episode, we discuss Jeffrey Kripal's book, “The Flip” which is an exploration of what happens to people who have an experience that is life transforming but which cannot be explained in rational terms. Other thinkers mentioned include Bernardo Kastrup [More than Allegory] and Rupert Sheldrake [Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home]. Jay also talks about the song, Rain and Gold, from his album "Harvesting James".

    • 59 min
    Episode 16 | Landscape and Typology, Jung in Love

    Episode 16 | Landscape and Typology, Jung in Love

    In this episode we explore how landscape might map onto Jung's typological system. What do the landscapes that attract us say about our typological orientation? We also discuss Lance Owen's book, "Jung in Love" and the Jeff Buckley biography, "Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" by David Browne.  The song in this episode is from Jay's album, Harvesting James, "In the Summertime."

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

dawkiedoo ,

Lovely

Bea Gonzalez is brilliant. I’ll dive into anything she pours herself into! Also, the songwriter seems to bring a different perspective that I appreciate. As a huge music lover, he correctly called out two groups that really invite you to be more connected to the unknown: Sigur Ros & Radiohead. I’m so interested in how the worlds collide, with music and mysticism, so that was a very cool thing to hear. Bea’s Astrology podcast is great, too!

Jibber_Jabber ,

Great for beginners

Great for beginners getting into Jungian thought but it’s an echo chamber of others work. The comment is made, at the end of episode 4, that they solved romantic love, I assume that was a joke because they didn’t say anything that Robert Johnson didn’t already say in his book “We”. Great for beginners but plagiarism at its best and no originality.

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