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Rich Ryan

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February 2020

Lecture: From Gregorian Chant to Rap: Music is always the Bridge

February 14, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Center for Spritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM United States
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Pamela Power, Ph.D. Jung wrote that visionary art provides a compensatory function to the time in which it is produced.  If we can recognize what art expresses, we can be more deeply aware of the culture in which we live. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the evolution of Western music and describe the spirit that has propelled it since the early church.  We then turn to the ‘music’ of Rap culture that today plays a powerful, and…

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April 2020

Lecture: Violence in Fairy Tales: a Symbolic Key to Violence in our Culture and its Possible Transformation

April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020
Center for Spritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM United States
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$10.

Donald Kalsched, Ph.D. When Bruno Bettelheim published The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales in 1989, controversies erupted about how all the violence in the Grimm’s tales might traumatize our children or provoke them to violent behavior. Bettelheim said this was nonsense—that violence was part of life and that children were actually helped by having imagery for violence that placed it in the context of the human imagination and surrounded it with meaningful stories. Today, the…

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