The Newssheet will be produced and made available as a digital document here (Download Files > Newssheet) 2 or 3 times per year. Hopefully the Newssheet will keep more analysts in closer touch with international Jungian news and reports.
The Publications and Communications Sub-Committee hopes that this first digital online issue of the Newssheet will show whether it would be a good idea to replace the electronic Newsletter by two (or maybe three) yearly electronic Newssheets, as a way of bringing the IAAP members together more frequently. The hard copy of the Newsletter will continue to be produced once per administration.
As you will see, we mostly kept the format of the Newsletter with some new features: instead of Societies and Developing Groups reports, in each Newssheet we will have Societies and Developing Groups profiles. In the section:”Some thoughts on…” we invite a colleague for a brief interview to let us hear their thoughts on a given theme either in a conversation or in writing. Our guest in this issue is Toshio Kawai (AJAJ), member of the IAAP Executive Committee and Co-chair of the Academic Sub-Committee. Ann Casement (BAP) will keep us up to date on Jungian journals world-wide. Gottfried Heuer (AJA) will bring smiles to our faces with cartoons.
Newssheet II is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the passing away of C.G. Jung, on the 6th of June 1961. In the Special Feature you can read contributions by IAAP President, Joe Cambray, Murray Stein, Past IAAP President, and a poem by Gottfried Heuer, written especially for this occasion. More articles about Jung’s legacy from prominent IAAP members around the world can be found on our website.
Another addition in this issue is the profile of the IAAP routers in Tunisia, which we have included with the Developing Groups section. Bearing witness to the recent turbulent socio-political events in the Middle East which started in Tunisia, along with introducing their members and activities, our Tunisian colleagues describe their life under the winds of change that continue to sweep across the region.
Shortly after our first issue, on the 11th of March this year, the catastrophic earthquake followed by the Tsunami in Japan shocked the world. This terrifying event has left a devastating trail of destruction and suffering.
The production of this Newssheet was linked with the work on our new website, causing some delay in its completion . As this is the only issue this year, we wanted to make sure that it includes a photo report from one of the most important events in running the IAAP: the Council of Societies meeting, which takes place in February every three years, i. e. once per each IAAP administration. Once the urgent tasks on the new website were tackled, the photographs from the Council of Societies meeting, taken by our webmaster, Don Williams, could be processed and we are pleased to be able to share them with you in the “Around the World” section. Thank you, Don, for the great photos!
Along with the construction of the new website, the production of the printed Newsletter and Members’ List is now in its final stages: the books are now with the printers and should reach you by post in due course.
While we aim to bring the intercontinental palette of the IAAP into the contents of each Newssheet, it so happened that the great majority of contributions we received for this issue came from Europe. We have decided to follow the sprit, and allow this to be a distinctly European issue: the Society profile is from SFPA, France; the Developing Group Profile is from Bulgaria and our interviewee in the “Some Thoughts on…” section is Dr. Francois Martin-Vallas, from SFPA. The events that feature in the ”Around the World” section are also from Europe.
We warmly welcome all contributions for the Society and Developing Group profiles, art work and news for the next Newssheet. Issue No. 6 is due in February 2014 and the deadline for contributions is November 2013.
Following our emerging tradition, once again, we bring you a truly international spread of news and contributions. You will meet two Societies from Scandinavia, a developing Group from South America, an artist colleague from Britain and, in the “Around the World” Section you will see photographs from the very successful conferences in Brazil, China and Russia.
In the message from the Executive Committee, Robert Wimmer, Chair of the Congress Program Committee, gives us a taste of the process which brought forth the theme for the 2013 IAAP Congress in Copenhagen.
The Executive Committee has just finished a hectic schedule of meetings in Copenhagen, the host-city of the next IAAP Congress, in August 2013. Misser Berg, Chair of the Congress Organization Committee, will give you an update on how the plans for the Congress are progressing.
As always, we wanted to bring together Jungian Societies and Developing Groups from different parts of the world and in this issue you will have the opportunity to meet the Societies from Brazil and the United Kingdom, and the Developing Groups from Poland and Kazakhstan.